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American Idol will never be this good.

This year's Eurovision winner is far better than anything that smug, sanctimonious, noxious Simon Cowell ever produced. And it's also better than "My Lovely Horse".

(ganked from several places)


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May. 22nd, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)

I couldn't get through the first ten seconds of it. I guess "far better" is a truly subjective thing. Heavy Metal with cookie monster vocals... meh. And abrasive too.
May. 22nd, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Much better than "My Lovely Horse"...

Also really better than the pabulum that passes for pop music on American I Dull.
May. 22nd, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you were a metalhead.
May. 22nd, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not. That should show you how little I appreciate Idol.
May. 22nd, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
Doh! Shows how thick I am in the old noodle.
May. 22nd, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
No Eurovision winner has achieved global fame the level of Kelly Clarkson so far.

Simon Cowell is not the producer of AI, he's the judge. Simon Fuller is the producer (and manager of the Spice Girls etc)and creator of the show. I'm not sure Cowell has ever actually produced music, but he has assembled and packged it.

Y'know...I first saw GWAR many years ago. :)
May. 22nd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
He claims to be a producer.

Yeah, I saw GWAR a long time ago too :)

Kelly Clarkson has global fame? Couldn't prove it by me, I barely remember that she exists.

William Hung, on the other hand, has achieved a sort of backhanded fame that seems to have gone pretty far.

Here's the list of past Eurovision winners. I think you may be mistaken.

2002-Marie N, or Marija Naumova (Latvia) "I Wanna"

2001-Tanel Padar and Dave Benton (Estonia) "Everybody"

2000-Olsen Brothers (Denmark) "Fly on the wings of love"

1999-Charlotte Nilsson (Sweden) "Take me to your heaven"

1998-Dana International (Israel) "Diva"

1997-Katrina & The Waves (Britain) "Love shine a light"

1996-Eimear Quinn (Ireland) "The voice"

1995-Secret Garden (Norway) "Nocturne"

1994-Paul Harrington/Charlie McGettigan (Ireland) "Rock'n Roll kids"

1993-Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland) "In your eyes"

1992-Linda Martin (Ireland) "Why me"

1991-Carola (Sweden) "Fangad av en stormvind"

1990-Toto Cutugno (Italy) "Insieme 1992 "

1989-Riva (Yugoslavia) "Rock Me, Baby"

1988-Celine Dion (Switzerland) "Ne partez pas sans moi"

1987-Johnny Logan (Ireland) "Hold me now"

1986-Sandra Kim (Belgium) "J'aime la vie"

1985-Bobbysocks (Norway) "La det swinge"

1984-Herrey's (Sweden) "Diggi-loo-diggi-ley"

1983-Corinne Hermes (Luxembourg) "Si la vie est cadeau"

1982-Nicole (Germany) "Ein Bisschen frieden"

1981-Bucks Fizz (Britain) "Making your mind up"

1980-Johnny Logan & Choir (Ireland) "What's another year"

1979-Gali Atari & Milk & Honey (Israel) "Hallelujah"

1978-Izhar Cohen (Israel) "A-ba-ni-bi"

1977-Marie Myriam (France) "L'oiseau et l'enfant"

1976-Brotherhood of Man (Britain) "Save Your Kisses for Me"

1975-Teach-In (The Netherlands) "Ding-a-dong"

1974-Abba (Sweden) "Waterloo"

1973-Anne Marie David (Luxembourg) "Tu te reconnaitras"

1972-Vicky Leandros (Luxembourg) "Apres toi"

1971-Severine (Monaco) "Un banc un arbre une rue"

1970-Dana (Ireland) "All kinds of everything"

1969-Tied for first: Lulu (Britain) "Boom bang a bang," Lennie Kuhr (The
Netherlands) "De troubadour", Frida Boccara (France) "Un jour, un enfant", Salome (Spain) "Vivo cantando."

1968-Massiel (Spain) "La, la, la"

1967-Sandy Shaw (Britain) "Puppet on a string"

1966-Udo Juergens (Austria) "Merci Cherie"

1965-France Gall (Luxembourg) "Poupee de cire, poupee de son"

1964-Gigliola Cinquetti (Italy) "Non ho l'eta"

1963-Grethe and Joergen Ingmann (Denmark) "Dansevise"

1962-Isabelle Aubret (France) "Un premier amour"

1961-Jean-Claude Pascal (Luxembourg) "Nous les amoureux"

1960-Jaqueline Boyer (France) "Tom Pilibi"

1959-Teddy Scholten (The Netherlands) - Een beetje

1958-Andre Claveau (France) - Dors mon amour

1957-Corry Brokken (The Netherlands)-Net als toen

1956-Lys Assia (Switzerland) - Refrain
May. 22nd, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
Cowell is the producer of several non AI tv shows.
I'm not sure of his music producer stats. He's listed as creating the opera boys group that had a number of hits the past year or so, but I don't know if he actualy did the music production.

Kelly Clarkson won several Grammy's this past year. She sells out concerts globaly.

Wasn't actually aware Eurovision went that far back. Strange, you didn't list Ruslana, who was the first winner I was aware of. She might have been 2003 or 4. I'll give you Abba and Celine Dione
May. 22nd, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
I cut and pasted off of the "EuroVision Past Winners" page. I was pretty sure about Abba, and feared Celine Dion, but I was also pretty sure about Lulu, Katrina & the Waves, and Secret Garden.
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