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Georgia’s 2016 Eurovision Entry

May 10, 2016


At last  – hooray for something proper barking.  A guy dressed as Jarvis Cocker dressed as a mad scientist.  A guy sprayed silver wielding a plasticine guitar.  A skeleton.  A motorbike with no room to function.  Blessed, blessed nonsense that isn’t joined up or explained in any way shape or form.

Finally, from Georgia, we get the joker in the pack.



Some Eurovision songs try to be very European, seeking to embody some kind of overarching sentiment that can transcend every cultural and linguistic barrier between Iceland and Azerbaijan.  Other Eurovision songs try to be very nationalistic, attempting to distill the very essence of a people’s cultural distinctiveness into three minutes or less.

Midnight Gold offers neither.  It’s not trying to be anything.  Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz simply don’t care whether you love them or not.  This, of course, makes them unbelievably cool and perversely loveable.

I sort of love the Georgians who decided that this should be their entry too.  They know they’re not going to win with this – which is even more eccentric than Finnish Lorde in many ways – since their troll monsters at least conceded to convention to the point of performing a hummable tune.  There is a sort of story being enacted here – but it’s a disturbing and rather smelly story – a story we can learn nothing either concrete or abstract from.

This is just about a couple of guys determined to do what they want to do and somehow, bizarrely, being allowed to do it.

The mike drop at the end is exquisitely timed.  I could watch it over and over again.

Let the recording angel therefore note, that the nation that gave the world Joseph Stalin did at least also give us this.

If you want something very mainstream – go Norway…

Or, if you favour a keening wail of historical pain and suffering – here’s Ukraine…

Most people will want something a bit more optimistic.  Like Denmark’s effort – see below…

Bulgaria could learn a lot about positive thinking from Søren.

If you’re keen on Balkan Country and Western Music, then you’ll like Slovenia’s entry…

Australia, bizarrely, are back…

If, in the meantime,  you want to watch an implausible love story involving a sex worker from Vilnius – try Lithuania’s entry…

Here, by the way – is Macedonia’s offering…

Meanwhile, Ireland’s entry – Nicky Byrne out of Westlife – is sort of all growed up.

Here’s Serbia, in case you were wondering…

Then again there’s Ivan from Belarus, who may or may not be dancing naked with wolves…

In the meantime, here is Israel:

You might prefer this GameofThronesy offering from Switzerland

Here, on the other hand, is Poland.

And here’s cheery Latvia,

Someone else who doesn’t look cross at all is Malta’s representative  –

Meanwhile, I found Bosnia and Herzegovina somewhat intriguing this year – see below…

More interesting than Montenegro, anyhow

Far, far more conventional is Azerbaijan

More chillingly, here is Estonia

But here, by way of some (but not much) relief is Cyprus

On a lighter note, see the Czech Republic’s offering…

And Russia…

San Marino – folks…

Meanwhile, here’s the Netherlands…

And Croatia

And Hungary

And Moldova

And Greece

Greece’s 2016 Eurovision Entry

And Finland

Finland’s 2016 Eurovision Entry

Here’s Austria by the way…

Austria’s 2016 Eurovision Entry

Here’s Armenia

Armenia’s 2016 Eurovision Entry


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