Another one of those days when I have zero energy and will resort to just posting an old ESC entry. My excuse, if I'd needed one, is that I have a head cold and feel like shit ... achy head, a lot of allergy-like symptoms which we don't need to go into, and what feels like a slight fever. So ... energy level low. Creativity down. Saved by the ESC!
This is the German entry from 2007. This year they sent a piece of shit, but in Helsinki they absolutely kicked ass. Of course they did badly - placed 19th in the finals, and even that was probably only due to their status as one of the Big Four, because unfortunately I don't think this song would have gotten through from the semi. I loved it, I think this is a fantastic song (in ESC terms ;-) and I listen to it a lot. Seriously, I do. :-) But it's not the type of song to do well in the contest. Unfortunately. It's the genre, it's the performance, it's the fact that it was in German (which I think is fantastic) ... it's just generally the whole thing. But it's a wonderful song and IMO it was great to see an entry like this. More proof that the contest is indeed branching out and embracing more and more types of music. :-)
This is Frauen regier'n die Welt by Matthias Hass and Frank Ramond, performed by Roger Cicero competing for Germany.
The title means ' women rule the world'. :-) Lyrics with translation here.
4 days ago