Wednesday, May 13th 2009

Tingeling

After having watched the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Swedish interval act Tingeling is about ten times funnier than it was the first time I watched it: (Skip to 4.15 for the music part.)

This was done as a parody on Russian culture, and then the Russians themselves go and do exactly the same thing for their real, 100% serious interval act:

But the thing that kills me is that the Russian embassy in Sweden handed in an official complaint to SVT (Swedish television) saying that the parody was humourless and insensitive. (Or something along those lines.)

And while we’re on the subject of interval acts, the best one I can remember was the Stockholm 2000 one:

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