Saturday evening the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was held in Athen, Greece.

The whole Swedish people (almost *lol*) was watching, to see how the Swedish contribution the song Invincible by Carola was performed. Though we had no doubt that she would be outstanding.

As always, she gave 100% when she was on stage and did a killer performance. She really is impressive in all ways. What an amazing voice she has.

Well done Carola, to end up on 5th place!

And Congratulations to our neighbours Finland who won for the very the first time and with such a strange contribution as a song called “Hard Rock Halleluja” performed by a group dressed in monster costumes…!!!

Though I must admit, it did make me feel very old and antiquated… How on earth can a song like that win the song contest? With a hoarse hardrock voice? My only guess is that it’s mostly youngsters that is voting.

There were a lot of real quality songs participating that should have had better places than they ended up with, Finland took many high points away from them. The competition was tough as always.

Whatever the results may be, it’s always interesting to see the different countrys contributions.

It’s a real show night - really wonderful European music entertainment.

Watch Carolas video here
Carolas official web home
Our earlier post about the Swedish contribution
Eurovision Song Contest website with Finlands monsters

NOTE: They say that they may sell in the idea to the rest of the world too, so in the end we can have a World Song Contest - wouldn’t that be something?

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4 Comments on “Eurovision Song Contest Carola”

    Deb AUSTRALIA said:

    Sweden has produced some top quality bands and singers for quite a while now.

    I’ll have to look out for her music.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I know, we’re obviously good at it ;-) and her voice is really worth to listen to!

    mopsy UNITED STATES said:

    I have the feeling I will learn a lot from your blog. I have never heard of Carola or a song contest like that.

    Lifecruiser: That’s nice to hear :-) It has going on since 1956, but I guess it’s not spread so much to people outside Europe. Maybe that will change now when they’re offering other parts in the world to have their contest and then after that to have a World contest.

    Kasia POLAND said:

    I am back…
    To be honest I hate Eurovision. It’s getting worse and worse in my opinion. The songs sound like typical pop candy pieces and it’s definitely not my type of enertainment. :)

    Lifecruiser: I can somehow understand that Kasia. I often get the feeling that the results in the contest shows the wrong image of what kind of music people really like. It’s a bit like statistics, which also often gives a false image of facts because it depends on who is answering :-)

    I love almost all kind of music and I’m always listening trying to find something in the music. This contest was from the beginning about the melody in the songs participating, not just any songs, but in this genre. That criterias may have slipped away a bit nowadays.

    I guess I look at it a little bit more openminded, trying not to condemn.

    It would be nice though to have a similar contest but with different kinds of music categories!

    percy GERMANY said:

    :shock:Please not a world one, it was sad enough to wath this
    the winners where the worst for years and ugly.
    a clowns parade next year might be better.:lol:

    Lifecruiser: haha… Maybe you’ve got something there *lol* I take it lighthearted and see it as fun music entertainment and have no problem to watch, even if I do some swearing in misbelief sometimes over how certain songs can end up so well placed…. It’s an old competition tradition and it’s all about a certain genre of songs, which may not be the most advanced musically, but that’s it. It’s nice that so many countries meet and work together too :-) I try to see things positive. *lol*

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