Scooch: the UK’s pick in 2007

Choreography is key to any Eurovision performance. Sometimes the moves are spot-on, as with D’NASH and Mei Finegold. In other instances it’s less fierce and more adorable. Cue Tina Karol—the Ukrainian cowgirl from 2006—with her jump rope, sequined boots and yee-haw air kisses.

Werk it, gurl.

Naturally not everyone knows how to werk the stage. Sometimes attempts to bust a move result in motions that can only be described as cheesy, awkward, or just plain wrong. Prepare to call the dance police. These are five acts that need to head back to the studio.

Eurovision GIFs: Dance edition

Patricia Kaas (France 2009)

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Her song and vocals were as graceful as a swan, but her dancing? Duck out of water. Or should we say, “Drunk Matador”?

 Jedward (Ireland 2011 & 2012)

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They tried to shake the awful, robotic dance moves out of their heads. Sadly, they looked like they had water stuck in their ears.

 Kreisiraadio (Estonia 2008)

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At least they knew they had no swag. Coming to theaters soon: How Kreisiraadio Got Their Groove Back

Scooch (United Kingdom 2007)

I don’t know where you think this plane is headed, ‘cuz it certainly isn’t taking off. SECURITY!

Buranovskiye Babushki (Russia 2012)

Uncoordinated at best. And is she seriously waving hello to her mum?

What other acts lacked magic with their moves? Who offended you and who blew it out of the water? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Gilho Ahn
Gilho Ahn
6 years ago

Teo with the sidestep walking while singing and unbuttoning his coat this year.
The 360 degrees rotation of Loboda in 2009.
The hat kicking of Rybak’s dancers in 2009.
The backward jump and butt-slapping of Sakis while shaking it in 2004.
The take-your-coat-off move by Athena in 2004.
Not to mention the biggest dance showing in recent ESC history, Verka.

Kristín
Kristín
6 years ago

Hihiihihihihihihihiihiihihi….I almost forgot about Kreisiraadio 🙂

Namda
Namda
6 years ago

Missing a big one here: the “wash your va-jay-jay” from the Belgium Dancers back in 2013.

Lolly
Lolly
6 years ago

Where is Belgium’s awesome back dancers?

gaudi121
gaudi121
6 years ago

Most of these are just humour dance mooves…they are supposed to look silly.And Patricia Kaas is very elegant,Should not be here.

prewitt8
prewitt8
6 years ago

you left out one of the most awkward eurovision dance moments-no angels in 2008. check out their move at 2:43. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igl9Bc8Qpds that would make an awesome GIF.

Timbardur62
Timbardur62
6 years ago

The Jedward twins are like Chip ‘n’ Dale gone drunk of too much sugar 😀
But I still think they are a nice episode of the Eurovision history.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I suppose Nikolaj and Pilou’s dancing when Redrama was rapping was pretty embarrassing.

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
6 years ago

Tijana from this year was so painful to watch…even though she wasn’t doing anything. Love the song, hate the performance.

Jonathan
Jonathan
6 years ago

Nothing can beat Paula & Ovi’s awkard hug….

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Hahah when I seen that picture of Scooch (United Kingdom 2007) I instantly remembered the guy asking if I wanted “something to suck on”

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

Greece’s Watch My Dance was unwatchable. Cheesy dancing to a terrible song.

Ali Nella Houd
Ali Nella Houd
6 years ago

Patricia’s ‘dance’ was just part of an extremely elaborate bow, which was warranted after such an intoxicating bull-breaker of a song.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

@davve Oh my god, they’re totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Being fun and being good or having a good song do not mean the same thing ,,,

davve
davve
6 years ago

I loved Scooch. I wanted them to end up in the top10. They were fun.