Sunday, 17 May 2009
Inga and Anush: Armenia in Eurovision finale – faves, performance, make up, Jonathan Ross...
My favourites were France, Sweden, Moldova and Estonia. I am pretty OK with Norway's win, which was predictable.
To be honest, for me Iceland's entry was unremarkable and a bit boring. I think the most overrated entries this year were Iceland and Azerbaijan.
Interestingly, an acquaintance of mine, a UK music industry expert, who was always extremely critical re Armenia Eurovision entries in past, SMS-ed me saying she was impressed with Inga & Anush...
Anyway, ending in top ten was not that bad considering the choice of music, although potentially, with such a talent, they could have done so much better...
Jonathan Ross loves Armenia entry
#eurovision Armenia were my faves, but I hope Jade wins !
#eurovision I am going to move to Armenia.
#eurovision Love Armenia already. I'll have 2 falafel and extra hoummus to go.
Either you hate it or love it. There was no middle ground in online discussions re Inga and Anush look and make up. I am among those who think they deserve compliment re their look. Yes, I do think they looked different and sexy.
Here is an opinion expressed on Twitter which I loved:
If all the women in Armenia are a sexy as the one on #eurovision then I am emigrating there tomorrow. ;o)
Inga and Anush toned down their make up
According to this tweet which refers to Armenian conservatism, after criticism in Armenia of their extensive make up following the 1st semi-final, Inga and Anush toned it down a bit.
they changed the make-up a little bit =) armyanskiy konservatizm@ spanec :) #eurovision
There was a different kind of ‘contest’ going on between Armenia and Azerbaijan during the Eurovision song contest. A propaganda and pretty childish ‘war’ which was apparent only to those 2 countries and may have some consequences. For details:
Ethnic rivalry wins over kitsch in the Caucasus
Karabakh conflict a.k.a. Eurovision contest