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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Monsters are real!

They are everywhere. In your imagination, under your bed, the odd Terry Pratchett novel or even in the Eurovision song contest!
Yes, Finnland took it home yesterday evening. Those adorable and conventional little teddy-bears got the most votes in a singing-competition all over Europe, where good music is not necessarily a given.
Iceland gave them twelve points(the highest amount). For many reasons probably: the song was actually quite good; Finnland is one of the 5 Nordic countries and we know those Finns can hold their liquor, a quality we greatly admire. Apparently other nations were along similar lines of reasoning.
But I let you be the judge: Hardrock Halleluja!



p.s I think they won based on looks, I really do!

Posted by Minka :: 3:19 pm :: 30 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!

30 Comments:

At 16:48, Anonymous Joel said...

Just watched a short bit of their performance on CNN...kind of like the song and you gotta love the costumes and theatrics, right? How did the Icelandic song do??

Joel

p.s. I think I'm first.

 
At 17:41, Blogger Minka said...

Joel, I think you just might be and we didnæt make it to teh final competition! Our Silvia Night was a little to bitchy for the rest of Europe;)

 
At 20:03, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

Thanks, we really enjoy getting the news about Europe from you.

 
At 21:46, Blogger ariel said...

I cannot listen to the video, it's downloading for a long time and nothing happens. but I saw pictures of them! BUH! (frightening monster voice)

 
At 23:20, Blogger Minka said...

Icy, woof!

Ariel, it depends on teh browser. When I use Opera, it takes ages to load. But i fyou try internet explorer, it is no problem. At least on my computer...

 
At 00:02, Blogger Mo'a said...

I think Silvia Nott had the "Big fish in a little pond syndrum" that just does not fly with the rest of Europe.
The Finns are rather fun.....they were realy into it.

 
At 01:24, Blogger karma said...

honey i went and had another look at my teddy - besides the holes, he also has an eye missing. which means he's permanently winking ;))

 
At 02:44, Anonymous shayna said...

eeeekkk scary stuff... now I will have to have hubby look under the bed and check the closet before I fall asleep... Thanks! :)~

 
At 03:32, Blogger Doug said...

Huh. I wonder if I'm part Finnish. Looks like a family reunion.

 
At 05:18, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Cool song! With those voices, I think there's hope for me yet even with my voice disorder. :)
They look like characters from Star Trek episodes.

 
At 05:34, Anonymous logo™ said...

Congrats to the Finns, poor Sylvia.
I thought she was so funny, oh well.
Good fun, thanks for keeping us all up-to-date, Minka!

 
At 11:39, Blogger Minka said...

Móa, in Iceland we like to believe that the rest of the world just doesnæt get our humour. Although I think she went a little far when she insulted other contestants and threw interviewers out of the room becuase they looked her into the eyes. We still think she is great though!

Karma, when I was little there used to be something like a doll´s doctor.
I wonder if they have those for teddies. Eternally winking? I bet he has a life-long headache!

Shayna, it is a good trick to get them into the bedroom;)

Doug, how many beers can you drink before you feel invincible? Which coincidently was also one of the songs presented at the competition!

Jamie Dawn, Star Trek just keeps popping up in my life lately...I guess I have to check it out. Klingons? Where are they from?
Love your new avatar by the way!

Logo, I think Silvia will be fine, after she lost she still was in character and kept on insulting teh world! Feel a little like BBC Minka today! Bringing Europe right to your computer screen. Technology, you gotta love it!

 
At 14:23, Blogger Mo'a said...

I agree with you Monika I think Sylvia Nott is fun. I think that Icelanders are sometimes act as if they are the greatest in the world...sometimes that is embarassing......humility goes a long way.

 
At 15:44, Blogger Cowgirl said...

Don't think we'll be seeing that video on MTV anytime soon.

 
At 15:47, Blogger The Village Idiot said...

its like Kiss meets hellraiser meets michael jacksons thriller!

oh and Minka...shhh. The car is made in stuttgart by some guy named porsche. I mean, is there anything else?

;)

 
At 15:54, Blogger Minka said...

Móa...we are so few...you literally cna be anything if you put your mind to it here. There are so few to chose from that you actually have a shot. With opportunity comes "Groessenwahnsinn". And I totally agree with you...we do believe we are teh best in teh world. How we got that idea is lost in history forever!

cowgirl, didnæt like it? It is a really good song, underneath! You soemtimes juts have to peel the layers away:)

VI, well...I donæt think there is another! Very good choice...my knees are literally shaking!

 
At 17:16, Blogger ariel said...

finally I've seen it! Opera doesn't really like blogger. cannot those guys come and help when my boss is being stupid?

 
At 18:38, Blogger Minka said...

ariel, I am sure tehy´d be very convincing:) I heard rumours that tehya r egoing to start a tour or something. Maybe they come close to a stage near you?!

 
At 19:34, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, I rarely drink so after 1 beer I'm already pretty vinced.

 
At 22:14, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, how very un-Finnish and un-Icelandic of you! I´ve always liked you, my friend!

 
At 22:47, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, Hätte ich länger in Deutschland gebleibt, würde ich besser trinken und Deutsch gelernt. Ehrlich, Ich habe trinken ungelernt seit mein besuch.

 
At 22:48, Blogger Doug said...

Auch Deutsch.

 
At 23:08, Blogger Mo'a said...

Monika my "A" meme post has been published....hope you like it.

 
At 23:40, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, I juts love it when you talk German to me;) And you are pretty understandable and I gve you an A+ for effort!

 
At 23:41, Blogger Minka said...

Móa...I´ll be right over! tea ready?

 
At 00:03, Blogger Doug said...

Haha, Minka. I was pretty sure the effort was better than the performance.

 
At 00:07, Blogger Mo'a said...

Yes!! the kettle is always on :)

 
At 02:35, Blogger Jenna Howard said...

A friend of mine was rooting for Finland and he did a little dance when they won. That was some job done on the make-up though.

 
At 12:00, Blogger Minka said...

Móa, thank you for the tea. the lemon was superb and the buiscuits a delight :)

Jenna, was rooting fo rthem too. Just becuase the brought a new air to Eurovision. One gets tired of Sweden´s Abba songs, and blonde girls with very long legs. The make-up...I think those are just masks, but I am not sure!

 
At 19:03, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I'm glad Eurovision is over. Its just way too upsetting. As I visit my various UK and European friends, I hear a lot of angst. Its kind of funny actually.

I'll always remember Iceland's entry as the 'girl with the eyelashes from hell'

 

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