In my opinion, the Eurovision song contest is turning into a very strange breed of entertainment and the latest success recorded by a bunch of grandmas without voice, the Buranovskiye Babushki (translated as the Grandmas from Buranovo) is really worrying for me. Because personally I want to hear good songs there and not laugh at some poor ladies that seem to have landed on the stage from an alien planet.
The song, Party for Everybody might be catchy in concept and only up to a point. The fact that some loveable grannies sing it is even more prone to turning this song into an internet sensation (which has happened). With the youngest member being 56 and the oldest 76, you have all the reasons to go “Awww” and love the Grandmas from Buranovo aka Buranovskiye Babushki.
But apart from that, everything else is crap. The song itself sounds like a mourning for the dead from ancient times – without anything noble added to it. The voices of the ladies are nowhere close to what I’d like to call a “good voice” and to be honest, they sound just like my grandma singing. Maybe a little worse. Add to that the fact that their “choreography” (if you can call it like that) actually gives you the impression that the grannies are for the first time on the stage together and are holding an ale mug in their hands and they look at each other wondering what to do next. And it’s not a lot of dancing that they’re doing!
And therefore I can only ask myself, perplexed: why the hell is this crap so popular and why is everybody loving Party For Everybody. I am not talking about the Eurovision song contest itself – ever since Lordi (that band of people dressed as monsters) won the contest, I knew that it means nothing. But how come sane people from the entire world are absolutely put under a spell by Buranovskiye Babushki – Party For Everybody. I really don’t know what I’m missing here.
In case you have no idea what I am talking about, here is the
crap song that might eventually start to worry the likes of Lady Gaga. Buranovskiye Babushki – Party For Everybody:
So what do you think about it? Does it really deserve all the hype and fame or it’s all just because of sympathy towards the old ladies who sing it?