If Wiwi’s readers have their way, then the Mad Show Boys will win Eirodziesma 2012—Latvia’s national selection for Eurovision. Their song “Music Thief” has become a fan favorite for its witty lyrics that skewer pop music in general. If you read it, you’ll find references to more than a dozen other songs. It cracks us […]
National selection season is well under way, and you guys have cast hundreds of votes in our various polls to determine who should compete at Eurovision 2012. All of these polls close on the eve of the respective country’s national final, so there’s still time to let us know what you think! Let’s quickly review […]
Latvia’s two semi-finals for Eirodzesma, its national selection contest, are now complete. You can watch all of the finalists below and also vote in our poll. Wiwi gives 12 points to the Mad Show Boys for their witty song “Music Theif.” But what do you think? Is Anmary’s “Beautiful Song” actually beautiful? Can Andris Abelite really change […]
ROTFLMAO!! Latvia has not yet revealed the artists competing at Eirodziesma 2012, but it has revealed the songs. The entry called “Music Thief” had Wiwi, Vebooboo and Ms Kitty in stitches. The artist is clearly taking the piss. Either the Latvian judges have an awesome sense of humor or they don’t understand English. (That’s possible: […]
The race to represent Latvia at Eurovision 2012 is in full swing. On Oct. 20, the Latvian state broadcaster posted 69 entries online. Voters in 74 countries—including Britain, Brazil and India—listened to the songs a total of 317,132 times. Based on the votes those listeners cast, producers of Eirodziesma 2012 have narrowed the field to the […]
Watch the official preview video of Amanda Bashmakova’s “Moondog.” Lyrics (in English) follow the video.
Latvia’s Aisha was a lyrical trainwreck at Eurovision 2010 (“”Why does the wind still blow and blood still leak? So many questions now and no reply. What for do people live and die?”). So Wiwi watched the first semi-final of Lativa’s Eirodziesma contest with more than a bit of skepticism. In the end, five acts […]
Last year Latvia’s Aisha had the worst lyrics at Eurovision. Her turn at existentialism made absolutely no sense. “What for are we dreaming?/ What for are we losing? Only Mr God knows why/ But his phone today is out of range.” WTF!?! She finished last in the semi-finals. She didn’t deserve that placement. She should have […]