Overthinking Eurovision 2014: Russia and Ukraine

You thought Russia’s annexation of Crimea was a criminal act? Wait until you hear their Eurovision entry.

Overthinking It is back for another year of Eurovision coverage!

Just like we did last year, we’ll be reviewing all of the entrants into Europe’s finest kitschiest finest singing competition. First up: Feuding rivals Russia and Ukraine take their fight to the stage. Winner controls Europe’s natural gas supply.

If you need a refresher course on what this whole Eurovision thing is about, check out our explainer video from last year. 

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6 Comments on “Overthinking Eurovision 2014: Russia and Ukraine”

  1. Tony #

    It does begin. But will they cover all the entries?


  2. Lemur #

    This is so exciting. Last year’s OTI coverage was a blast.

    I am looking forward to Denmark. I met Basim a couple times a few years ago. The impression I had of him was that he was sullen and tactless, ignored rules and norms when it suited him, and generally fit the stereotype of the annoying teenager. Can’t wait to hear what the Overthinkers think of him. :)


  3. cat #

    I am so happy right now.


    • cat #

      For the Russian entry I hear a little ABBA in their vocals. The song also reminds me of previous Eurovision entries. But it’s too safe. The entry from Ukraine is an improvement but it still leaves a lot to be desired. The lyrics are just a bunch of cliches strung together and the song, while less bland and generic, just recycles melodies and elements from other songs.


      • cat #

        I listened to the “alternate version” of Tick Tock. It’s better.


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