Saturday, May 12, 2007

Eurovision 2007

Today Helsinki will held the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), in which participating countries each submit a song to be performed on live television. The event, that started in 1956, is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. Artists as important as ABBA or Celine Dion first made their appearance in the international world in a Eurovision Contest. This year the contest takes place in Helsinki because last year's winners were the members of Lordi, Finnish hard rock band.

This year's favorite are Sweden and Ukraine, which will be represented by Verka Serduchka whose stage personality is a rather extravagant and flamboyant woman. Spain will be represented by D'Nash, a boyband that made their debut in 2006 with Capaz de Todo. On February 24, 2007 NASH were the winners of a Spanish TV program Misión Eurovisión 2007 and so became Spain's representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest. Due to problems with a rap singer called NACH, they had to change their name to D'Nash. Maybe it is a little too late for a boyband in Eurovision, a type of manufactured pop that was very successful 10 years ago (Take That, Back Street Boys...) Besides that, I wish the best for them tonight.

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