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The new MP3 blog from London's club Contact. The idea is to allow people to hear new music they wouldn't have otherwise found but, if anyone has any copyright issues with a particular song, i'll take the link down. Songs are only available for a limited amount of time.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Drag star

The Eurovision Song Contest always brings out novelty acts, none more so than drag acts. The first drag act in Eurovision was Sestre for Slovenia, in 2002. This year three drag acts have been in the running for Eurovision - only one has made it out of the national finals.

Silvía Night will represent Iceland this year. Silvía is different from what you might expect of drag in that it is a woman playing a woman. Silvía is an invented character who thinks she is the most important, best-est, most beautiful, talented and fabulous person in the world. The lyrics to her song, Congratulations Iceland, are wonderfully tongue-in-cheek and contain the (possibly controversial) line "The vote is in, I'll fucking win".
Apt to her lyrics, Silvía performs in the final spot in the qualifier contest for Eurovision.

Silvía Night - Congratulations Iceland

Another Nordic country - Norway - had Queentastic in their pre-selection. Queentastic are an Oslo duo whose song was written by King of Schlager Thomas G:Son. It's a fabulously camp, disco schlager tune. The performance was, naturally, complete with costume change.

Queentastic - Absolutely Fabulous





In Romania, Toxice entered their pre-selection but were not very successful. Their song is a more definite drag anthem - you can really tell that these are men singing. I love this song, not just because it's catchy, poppy etc. but also the lyrics are almost empowering. Romania is a country in which legislation for gay rights is improving, yet discrimination remains. Songs like this add to a sense of empowerment.

Toxice - Never Give Up

10 Comments:

  • At 5:14 pm, Anonymous Fern said…

    It's Vicky! You know Vicky..

     
  • At 5:15 pm, Anonymous Fern said…

    on the last photo, I mean!

     
  • At 1:41 pm, Blogger Adrian said…

    Vicky?

     
  • At 4:13 am, Blogger bulldoggy said…

    I was eager to listen to Silvia and Toxice, but those two files have never seemed to be functioning, on this end at least...
    -B

     
  • At 10:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The song of Toxice Band can be downloaded at: www.toxice.go.ro
    Enjoy it!

    Lot of love, Luciana Duvall ( Toxice Band)

     
  • At 7:52 am, Blogger bulldoggy said…

    Thanks for the tip! It's didn't work, but you tried ;)
    -B

     
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