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Zappa replica heads to the USA
12/6/09 – 13:30 | No Comment
Zappa replica heads to the USA

In an odd quirk of history, the only place a statue existed to the musician Frank Zappa was not in his home town of Baltimore, USA, but in Vilnius, Lithuania; a place never visited by the man or in any way connected to the town.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – FINAL
16/5/09 – 23:13 | One Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – FINAL

A very expensive show in Moscow has entertained many in Europe. The Russians were promising one of the best shows for a long while and they did not disappoint. The stadium was huge and packed …

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Germany
12/5/09 – 18:58 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Germany

Without doubt one of the strongest songs in the contest this year and going down well around the continent. Germany’s best attempt for quite a while.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Russia
12/5/09 – 18:50 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Russia

Without taking anything away from Dima Bilan’s 2008 win, for he is very popular in the former Soviet countries, there is no doubt that Russia’s win was the result of political voting. This voting problem is the reason for the change in 2009, to a split televoting/jury system which hopes to readdress the issue and balance the votes.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – United Kingdom
12/5/09 – 18:38 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – United Kingdom

It’s been a while since the UK won and the chances of it doing again is slim. The UK doesn’t have the disapora of people some of the countries in the east have. It doesn’t benefit from political voting.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Spain
12/5/09 – 18:29 | No Comment
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – Spain

There’s no denying the enthusiam in this one from Spain. It’s well polished and a very good attempt at a Eurovision song.