Now, last year the contest was chock full of piece of shit entries - Latvia, Ireland and Estonia especially, but also Sweden, Germany and the Czech Republic ... and above all Lithuania. I mean, that guy's mother must have been ashamed to see that shit. This year things are better, there are very few of those completely hopeless entries. But of course, there is always one. Enter Ukraine.
Ukraine has been competing since 2003 and they've normally sent pretty good stuff. Of course they won in 2004 (and their entry this year seems to be some kind of subtle ripoff of Wild Dances) and they've generally submitted good songs otherwise too. Well, they had a senior moment in 2007. ;-) But then again, Verka Serduchka is very popular, and they did come second ... so it obviously wasn't that bad a decision. ;-) Anyway. How the mighty have fallen. >:-(
The Ukrainian song this year is a total piece of shit. Utter crapola. An embarrassing performance of a stupid song with idiotic lyrics. The melody, as I mentioned, sounds painfully familiar. The song itself is really, really bad ... and the presentation is incredibly bad. Embarrassing, that's all I can say. Watch for yourselves, but don't say I didn't warn you.
This is Svetana Loboda performing Be My Valentine - her own composition with lyrics by Yevgeny Matyushenko. This depressingly untalented duo will be competing for Ukraine as #17 on May 14th. I obviously will not be voting for them ;-) but I'm glad that they're in our semi, because I think they will be voting for us. :-)
Saturday, May 2, 2009
UKRAINE 2009: Svetlana Loboda - Be My Valentine