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Just like every year, I do my very own review of the Eurovision Songcontest, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, this year.

Also, I did something very special this year. I went to a public viewing of the show. I had some friends visiting from Finland and we all went to that Eurovision party together which was hosted by a lovely and pretty funny drag queen. I took notes during the show and as I just found them again, I decided to finally share my (belated) opinions of the performances(click on the name of country to open the songs on YouTube).

Let’s get the party/euphoria started 😉

01. England: Last year, Blue represented England. This year they sent their grandfather. It was kinda like Tom Jones meets Johnny Cash. In a bad way.

02. Hungary: The song was called “Sound of Our Hearts”. My heart burped during this performance.

03. Albania: Kinda reminded me of MirandaSings and the evil Queen of Snow White 😉 Thank God there were no fancy glasses on our table. She would have shattered them with her voice!

04. Lithuania: I surprisingly liked the song after he took off his bling-bling scarf.

05. Bosnia Herzogovina: I was desperately waiting for a “Lady Gaga moment” to happen. I am still waiting.

06. Russia: Awesomeness! Those grandmas were sooo cute! I was hoping they all took their medications! One of my faves of the night!

07. Iceland: Nightwish gone Iceland and blonde.

08. Cyprus: ♫♪♫ Lalalalala ♫♪♫ That’s also a good to work out to.

09. France: 10 points for the topless dancer. 3 points for the singer.

10. Italy: This is what Amy WInehouse would have looked like when she used a comb and Posh Spice was her best friend.

11. Estonia: Reminded me of the last song they always play to get rid of the last people in the club.

12. Norway: Adam Lambert meets Abercrombie & Fitch model.

13. Azerbaijan: Very nice voice and I loved the dress and all of the effects.

14. Romania: The moonwalking bagpipe player is awesome!

15. Denmark: Avril Lavigne meets Sheryl Crow. This is a good song to listen to when you are road-tripping.

16. Greece: Apparently, this wannabe Shakira was in a hurry and forgot to put on a skirt, huh?

17. Sweden: Another one of my faves! I expected some awesome dance moves but they only sent a ninja up on stage.

18. Turkey: Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. The dancers in the background looked like bats trying to fly.

19. Spain: She can sing but that does not change the fact that I yawned like 7 times during this song. True story.

20. Germany: I loved it! We were literally dancing on the tables and cheering! Besides, I think the guy is cute(ish)

21. Malta: This song puts me in a good mood. We were still dancing on tables from the song before.

22. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Well…That is all. The only thing that excited me was the electric violin in the back.

23. Ireland: Jedward, here we go again. I think last year’s drugs were still working 😉 Last year’s song was better as well.

24. Serbia: ZzzzZzzz…This is when I ordered more wine.

25. Ukraine: The outfit of the dancers distracted me from the actual song. Not in a good way.

26. Moldova: This song makes me wanna dance….a very stupid dance though.

I am glad that one of my top three won this year’s contest: Sweden!! I really like the song and I am happy that next year’s Eurovision will be in Stockholm, Sweden! Let’s see, maybe I’ll even report live from the arena next time 😉

Taaa!

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It was time again for the long awaited Eurovision Song Contest 2011.Since Germany won last year (wohoo!!), the competition was held in Düsseldorf, Germany this year. And what did Germany do? They sent the same girl to perform for Germany again this year.Totally against my liking.Totally ridiculous.Totally stupid. Just like last year, click on the names of the countries to listen to the songs and see the performances.

However, here is my review from last nights Eurovision.

01. Finland: Happy Finland got to perform this year. The guy was a chubby version of James Blunt on sleeping pills and trying to flirt with the camera guy.

02. Bosnia Herzogovina: Since when are pensioners allowed to perform at the Eurovision?Don’t know what was funnier….watching the old guy die onstage or watching his background dancers doing the chicken dance.

03. Denmark: I absolutely ♥ that song! Just makes me happy 🙂 Sounded pretty familiar though.

04. Lithuania: What was wrong with that dress??Holy Moly!You should never wear such a dress and sing a song that could be featured by Walt Disney.And if you do sign language, do NOT do it while you are singing. First of all, that looks totally ridiculous and second of all, that is just plain rude.Boo!

05. Hungary: The first thing one of my friends asked: “Is that a girl or a boy?” Well, it was a girl.Awful dress but catchy song.(and I loved the ring she was wearing!)

06. Ireland: Where do I start? Those twins just looked like they stole Lady Gaga’s costumes (and drugs).And then they sing about “Lipstick” while giving an aerobics class. Awful, but very catchy…”She’s got her lipstick on, here I come da da dum” ♫♪♫. Dammit!

07. Sweden: So Swedish.So gay.So hot….the song would have been way better if the guys just would have gotten naked.

08. Estonia: I have liked the song since the semi-finals. Mary Poppins meets Eliza Doolittle….”1273 down the Rockefeller Street”♫♪♫

09. Greece: WTF?? The dance?No words. Listening to that song made me feel like eating souvlaki and tzatziki.

10. Russia: The guy looked way too hot to be Russian.But not hot enough to be hot.You know what I’m trying to say here?

11. France: I would like to quote one of my friends again: “oh, look at the background! It looks so nice!!” And she was right.The background was actually pretty nice. But it was not nice enough to distract from that terrible opera song.

12. Italy: where were the jazz hands??

13. Switzerland: I loved the bling on her dress. The song was ok too.

14. England: I’ve always loved Blue. But I still cannot forgive them for wearing those outifts.

15. Moldova: How could I describe them? How about: Garden gnomes on LSD?! They also had a lovely fairy-gnomette on a bicycle…I know!! I told you…LSD!!!

16. Germany: Lena just made me wanna drink my wine even faster. Her background dancers looked like Irish dancers wearing latex suits. Thank God we had lotsa Fisu(disgusting Finnish shots) during that performance.Made it more bearable

17. Romania: Nobody was really listening to that performace…The Fisu was still lasting.But still….jazz hands would have made the performance way more interesting 😉

18. Austria: Nice Ballad.I went to the bathroom and had more Fisu though.The girl reminded me of Whitney Houston in glitter.

19. Azerbaijan: Song was ok…I kinda liked the glitter/firework rain in the end.

20. Slovenia: Hooker alert!The outfit did not go with the song AT ALL. And there was too much yelling going on there!

21. Iceland: Sounded pretty good.But then i actually looked at them and suddenly i did not like the song that much anymore.

22. Spain: What a funny, happy and colorful song. I liked the pink outfit of the singer…and her shoes!

23. Ukraine: sandpainting…really?? And her dress looked like she sat down on a dead bird.

24. Serbia: Welcome to the 60’s…scooby dooby dooo!

25. Georgia: the Wicked Witch of the West meets Prodigy/System of a Down/Nightwish. (Thank you for the inspiration Tomi!)

Soo, who did win? Of course none of my favorites (Denmark, Estonia or UK) but…*lame drumroll* Azerbaijan! So it seems like next year’s Eurovision is gonna be in Baku, Azerbaijan.

I’m not gonna post the winning song again but rather the opening of the show cuz I actually liked it. They kinda remixed last years winning song and added a jazz band.(seriously what’s with the jazz this year?). I actually would have LOVED the opening performance if Lena (and about 42 look-alikes) would not have appeared on stage. Well, can’t have everything.

I think it is time to finally spill the beans on what has really happened at the Royal Wedding  in London last Friday. Only a few of you know that the whole broadcast on TV was just a plain Hoax. The real wedding actually took place on Saturday where no TV cameras were allowed. Luckily, I was invited and filmed the romantic and slightly different “walk down the aisle” with my cell phone…

Impressive huh? Who would have thought that the Queen could be so off-beat? After the ceremony there was a fancy reception and dinner at Chipotle‘s in London. Delicious. The After-party was epic and the big highlight of the entire wedding. Sorry guys, I can’t post any photos from the party as nobody is supposed to know Prince Charles and Victoria Beckham hit it off during the “Macarena” and that the Queen impressed everyone with her pole dancing acrobatics. I can only reveal a picture of Prince Harry and his future bride hanging out on the balcony… 😉

Note: This is just fiction. None of it has ever happened.

Berlin. It was a regular Saturday except that I was in town and on a serious mission: shopping! I was so excited!!! I actually found quite a lot of good things. Except for the new purse which I’ve already had completely designed and made up in my mind a few weeks ago. Turns out no store actually knew what I want (read: need!!!) and my hunt for the perfect purse ended quite unsuccessfully.

In one of the shopping malls there was a stage built up with lotsa (weird) people waiting, singing, pushing, fighting (…) in front of it. At first I was a bit curious if the stage was put there for me (I mean…duuhh!!! lol) or for somebody else.

It turned out the (apparently very famous) German singer Helene Fischer was promoting her new DVD and gave autographs. To be honest, I have never heard of her before and when they started playing her music (way too loud) I knew why. Not my cup of tea.At all.

We were wondering why the city and stores were so crowded that day until we actually noticed that the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) was going on and that it made too many (ugly) people crawl out of their holes.

Later that night we decided to stroll around Potsdamer Platz which is one of my favorite areas in Berlin. We noticed the huge amount of nice and shiny BMW’s lining up in front of a building (edit: the back doors of a very nice hotel) and stopped for a second. There were lotsa fancy dressed people (which I did not know) getting into the cars. I got bored pretty fast and wanted to leave but a friend convinced me to stay just a little longer. Then I saw a woman in a beautiful dress (at first I thought it was a wedding dress)…the woman looked familiar (and so damn pretty!)but I could not really place her until my friend helped me out: “Diane Kruger“. She stepped into one of the cars and was taken to the Berlinale Award Show which was held in the theater right next doors. Oh well, hello carbon footprint!!! Whatever…at least she (and some other celebrities) looked beautiful while polluting the air unnecessarily. That’s all what counts these days 😉

There were so many people at the theater. People of all kinds. Young people, old people, ugly and unimportant people, beautiful and important people and ugly and important people and last but not least: awesome people like us 😉

haha my picture with Diane Kruger lol

We walked over to the theater and waited at the red carpet for a while. It was funny to see what kinda dresses people actually wear at a red carpet event…and then our friend Diane came along. She was giving interviews and was probably freezing her ass off in that outfit. I guess she was relieved when she could go inside the warm theater.We tried to get a nice shot of her when she was passing by but she was a bit too fast…

on her way into the warm theater

I don’t know how often I’ve already showered but I still have glitter on my body. Or maybe it is just my awesomeness shining through…who knows. All I know is that I’ve seen him, the King of Glam, the Glamfather: Mr. Adam Lambert. True Story

one very happy Jule

The concert was sold out. The show was supposed to start at 9pm(not knowing that the diva himself would be 15 min late) and doors opened at 6pm. We arrived at 5.30pm and our eyes spied way too many teenagers who had been camping out there for 11 hours and longer(and it was fricking cold that day!!!). As I have German genes and a teensy bit of awesomeness in my blood, we lined up at the front while drinking a bottle of wine. It seemed that nobody really cared that we cut the line but they looked at us like we were aliens because we were drinking alcohol (come on we’re in Finland!). But maybe they were just irritated because I did not have cheesy things like “Adam I love you” written all over my arms and face with a permanent marker…I guess I will never find out.

As soon as we finished our wine bottles, the doors opened.I am so glad we had tickets in the “over 18 section” of the venue: no tormenting teenagers, no pushing and shoving. But a nice bar and great view.

The show was awesome but way too short! I wanted to get something from the merchandise stands after the show but those tools only accepted cash…and no debit cards(come on, we’re in Finland!!!!!)…so I could not get a beloved and way overpriced t-shirt. I was feeling grumpy as I did not get the t-shirt and started joking “either Adam shows up at the club later or I will be pissed for the rest of my life”…

Guess who really showed up at the club that night with his glamily?? At first I thought I was seeing a ghost but then the ghost turned out to be a tall and sparkly man with lotsa eye make up aka Mr. Lambert. My eyes almost popped out of my head!!! Awesome feeling, really!

Adam with clubowner Cristal Snow

That night was seriously one of the best in my life and the hangover was definitely worth it. I might even be glambertized for the rest of my life…so watch out friends, I might exchange the wine bottles with permanent markers next time 😉

Sun, Fun, Bling and Glitter…what else do I need on a Saturday???

being a little touristy on our way to pick up the tickets for the show

Brandenburg Gate

being myself


Friedrichstadtpalast…Europe’s biggest and most modern show palace and the biggest theater stage of the world!!!

foyer of the Friedrichstadpalast

on our seats


it was sold out!And we even saw the German designer Wolfgang Joop in the audience!

curtain call


late night impressions of the TV Tower

Had a great time yesterday. Did not really understand the story of the show though…but I didn’t really care because it included naked guys, bling, awesome costumes, breath-taking acrobatics and unbelievable choreographies!!!

Also thanks to Jess for not hurting me during my retarded moments.

Bling-a-ling!


Long overdue but finally available…the summary of my London trip, which almost never happened as I was stuck on the train for over 5 hours thanks to suicide, vandalism and theft of train contact wire on my way to the airport. Thank God my flight was delayed otherwise i would not have made it to the airport in time. The flight had a total delay of 2,5 hours but thankfully Jess decided to entertain me via phone. Was actually nice to catch up again 😉

Susi was so nice to wait for me at the airport in London and we proceeded to our hotel together in the middle of the night. Funnily, the tubes close at a bit after midnight (on a FRIDAY!!!!) so we had to take a nightbus to our hotel which took longer than expected. I think we went to bed around 4 am or something.

Here are some pictures that summarize the quite legendary and very muscial trip.

the 2 princesses in front of Buckingham Palace

Susi and I on the bus

view from the Tate Modern balcony

on Tower Bridge

Thriller Live! An amazing show and homage to the King of Pop.

(At that point I thought this would be the only show we’re gonna see as I always thought Susi was not that into musicals/shows. But boy was I wrong 😉 )

The second after I saw the movie, I wanted to see the West-End production. I was so surprised or maybe even shocked that Susi agreed to go see it with me. There were 2 drag queens with leaflets running around on Leicester Square. Once you got a leaflet you automatically got a discount for the tickets to the show.

not knowing that this lovely “queen” was a member of the Priscilla West End cast

So our leaflet got us 2 premium seats for a third of the original price. I was so happy about that (and the fact that I was finally gonna see the show) that Susi decided to give me the ticket as a late bday gift. I was thrilled!!

happy Jule 🙂

Here’s the Trailer to the show:

Could see it again and again. Love the story, songs, characters, costumes and glitter!!!

Susi had a date with Harry Potter…but we missed the Hogwarts Express 😦

weird dude in the back wanted to be part of the group…

Tower bridge at night

And then the impossible happened….Susi was up to see a third show!!! She choose Wicked. And because awesome people only deserve awesome seats, we lined up for 2 of the 25-30 day seats the theater sells each morning on the day of the show. We were there a little after 8 am (the theater box office opened at 10!) and there were already a few people in front of us.

Never expected the line to be thaaaaaat long. Unfortunately not everybody was as lucky as we were and got front row seats for £25

After the show: jazzhand-high-five!!!

defying gravity…and preparing myself for the trip to Copenhagen

Bling-a-Ling and big thanks to Susi for that thrilling, priscilling and wicked time in London!