Eurovision is believed to be one of the brightest music contests in Europe, but let’s be honest – its participants hardly ever become world stars. For most young talents, especially for performers from the former USSR (Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and the others), Eurovision is a site for making a name for themselves, especially in their home countries.
Meanwhile, the performers from the European countries don’t take this contest seriously (putting it lightly) and are not even trying to hide it. Eventually, Eurovision features quite remarkable and extraordinary personalities, whose provocative acting evokes mixed feelings: from total lack of understanding to absolute thrill. Probably, this variety is the strength of this music contest.
We selected the brightest performances of the Eurovision finalists, whose songs may not aspire the title of the best-of-the-best, but the visuals, artistic execution, and freak nature will absolutely strike a chord.
Top-10 of Eurovision performances
Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah
Just admit it – your mom also choked on her tea when the cold Finnish metalheads emerged on the stage, looking as if they’d stepped out from the deep down of Hell.
Dana International – Diva
Today, Dana’s performance looks quite trivial and nothing to talk about, but for 1998, a transgender on the big stage had a bombshell effect.
Silvia Night – Congratulations
Now it’s your dad’s turn to choke on something. There is no such thing as too much pink – proved by Silvia Night, who was obviously teasing the glamorous manners of Eurovision.
Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai
This was when the entire world choked on. This might be the very moment when the would-be contestants realized that it’s not really a bad idea to be a freak on the stage.
Buranovskiye Babushki – Party for Everybody
Here’re a recipe for Eurovision success: one granny, one stove, and pierogi.
Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix
If you are scarce of grannies, and the stove has been at its regular service maintenance for two months in a row, utilize a beard. The beard has never let anyone down yet.
Rodolfo Chikilicuatre – Baila El Chiki Chiki
El Chiki Chiki Macarena. You won our hearts, Rodolfo. You’re too good for Eurovision.
Dustin The Turkey – Irlande Douze Pointe
Irlande Douze Pointe! Dustin the Turkey was chanting this phrase from the stage of Eurovision. Not quite sure if it was begging or threatening.
Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
To revenge for long years of glamor tyranny on the Eurovision stage, the Icelandic singer Hatari decided to make it ultimately clear: life makes no sense, emptiness will gobble us all.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – Aina Mun Pitää
The Finnish punk-band with an unutterable name Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät wasn’t a Eurovision’s sensation. However, the entire world discovered that in Finland, people with Down syndrome could become rock stars, take part in international contests, and, in general, be quite successful and happy.
This is a reminder that you can find the main songs of Eurovision finalists in the EvoClub catalog and perform them on the karaoke systems Studio Evolution. Enjoy your karaoke!