At Eurovision 2013, Lithuania’s Andrius Pojavis left us scratching our heads with his difficult-to-decipher lyrics: “Because of the shoes, I’m wearing today/ One is called love, the other is pain.”
But, as we’ve already learned this year, the madness—and misuse of Google Translate—continues. So much so that we’ve decided to launch a new feature: Those Eurovision Lyrics Cray. We’ve selected snippets from this year’s songs and need your help to determine who has the zaniest and most confusing lyrics of them all.
We’re doing this tournament-style, with songs competing in heats. We’ll start off with 32 snippets, and go to 16, 8, 4, and then the final 2. We’ll add a bit of analysis as the numbers narrow. We had to cut 5 songs to make this work, so hasta la vista Denmark, Lithuania, Iceland Greece, and Romania (consider it a compliment you are not linguistically challenged). We took the translated versions of the foreign-language lyrics, so if you don’t like that we’re taking apart an expression in your language….
So grab your dictionaries and let’s get started! Remember: vote for the crazier and most non-sensical lyrics.
San Marino vs. the Netherlands[polldaddy poll=7924947]
Malta vs. the United Kingdom[polldaddy poll=7924948]
Norway vs. Poland[polldaddy poll=7924950]
Azerbaijan vs. Moldova[polldaddy poll=7924955]
Ireland vs. Spain[polldaddy poll=7924958]
Finland vs. Russia[polldaddy poll=7924959]
Albania vs. Switzerland[polldaddy poll=7924961]
Belarus vs. Sweden[polldaddy poll=7929836]
Slovenia vs. Estonia[polldaddy poll=7924965]
Ukraine vs. France[polldaddy poll=7924966]
Austria vs. FYR Macedonia[polldaddy poll=7924969]
Israel vs. Georgia[polldaddy poll=7924973]
Armenia vs. Hungary[polldaddy poll=7924976]
Latvia vs. Belgium[polldaddy poll=7924980]
Germany vs. Montenegro[polldaddy poll=7924983]
Portugal vs. Italy[polldaddy poll=7924985]
Who will be the champion? Who will take home the new Eurovision gold? We’ll let you know who is still standing next week!
As for now, why not check out our post on 10 Eurovision Songs with Crazy Stalker Lyrics.