Our Eurovisionary series continues with a look at Macedonia and Greece.
I have pretty low artistic standards and I tend to like terrible pop music, but I feel like Macedonia’s song fails on some fundamental level. It’s supposed to be a collaboration between a young pop star and a traditional gypsy singer, but it doesn’t gel. The two of them are doing their own things, not coming together to make one catchy song.
Greece should arguably need be in Eurovision at all, considering their national debt is 180% of their GDP. (According to Wikipedia, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation made some sort of deal to get all the expenses paid by private companies.) But they found a way to address their financial woes while still delivering a fun song. It’s Greek ska! Gra? Greka?
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