The Most WTF Eurovision Moments Ever (Which Is Really All Of Them, Isn't It)
And no, we didn’t just put ‘all of them’.
This weekend is already quite amazing thanks to it being a bank holiday, but now it’s going to be the best weekend EVER thanks to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
Despite the controversy of Australia somehow landing themselves a place on the contestant list, and the fact that Ireland are out of the race (well that’s the UK’s 5 points out the window), Saturday’s (May 23) big competition is set to be pretty amazing.
So what better way to celebrate than with the most WTF performances in Eurovision history?
And let’s be honest, we could have picked literally any of them, but we’ve tried our best to remember the true greats.
Ireland 2008 – Dustin The Turkey
That happened, and Ireland let it happen. Maybe we should be glad they’re not competing in the final this year.
Germany 1979 – Dschinghis Khan
THIS CAME FOURTH, JUST FYI. At least we know that the costumes were just as important for Eurovision in the 1970s as they are now.
Romania 2013 – Cezar
There is so much going on here that we barely realised that this guy was singing in an octave that probably made dogs everywhere cower in terror.
Ukraine 2007 – Verka Serduchka
Points for the costumes made of tin foil. Very DIY.
Moldova 2010 – Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira
A criminally underrated entry (they only came 22nd), simply for the jazzy sax man.
Finland 2006 – Lordi
How was this nine years ago?! We still remember the words to ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ like it was yesterday.
Belgium 1980 – Telex
In case you ever wondered what hipsters in the 1980s looked like, it’s this. Sadly the punny ‘Euro-vision’ came last, which we’re sure they loved since those hipsters are like, so ironic.
Latvia 2008 – Pirates of the Sea
So the group was called Pirates of the Sea, but the song was called Wolves of the Sea? That’s not confusing at all.
Russia 2012 – Buranovskiye Babushki
A crowd favourite, this group of old ladies telling everyone to party is everything Eurovision should be and more.
Spain 2008 – Rodolfo Chikilicuatre
Yes, the singer in a dodgy Elvis wig plays Old MacDonald Had A Farm at the beginning on a children’s toy. Also, one of the dancers falls over, so look out for that.
Austria 2014 – Conchita Wurst
Finishing on a high here, it’s only bloody Conchita Wurst. At first people were confused by the dress and beard combo, but now Conchita’s an international treasure. AS SHE SHOULD BE.
Don’t forget to take our handy Eurovision quiz before the big event to find out which country you’d represent.