Sorry, you guys probably never even heard of it before, even though I saw it mentioned today on CNN, I believe, but it's a huge song contest in Europe, even Russia and the whole former East block are participating, all Scandinavian lands, all the way up to Iceland (the land with the vulcano, yes) down to Israel, Turkey and Greece, Spain, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, - just everybody!
Each nation has pre-elections and votes its best singer or group, and then they all compete in the land of the former winner.
Each nation has its distinct own culture and music, although most sing in English now.
We didn't win since...1982?
It's been a-ges!
18 year old Lena sang" Satellite".
I'm sure you can find it on YouTube.
Just thought I must share it since I'm from Germany.
But the good thing about the contest was, that there was no bad song at all, they all performed great, it was a super contest with great artists!
It's cult. Think of it...in a way it's like the Olympic games back in the old Greek days, only that now musicians are coming together for a huge contest.
We should only deal with each other in such peaceful competitions and parties and never ever go to war again.
I'm happy for Lena and really feel like congratulating all the others too for their excellent performances.
The best song contest of all times.
PS: Even in my heavy metal days I never missed it....lol...
I guess that's all very "unbuddhist" but gee, it's the lounge.