Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eurovision, Why I did not watch it?


Eurovision, Why I did not watch it?

I did not watch Eurovision.

There was more politics in it and the voting systems (can be rigged) worse than T-20 Cricket Contest.

Instead I copied few old song for my son to enjoy.

Current songs and voices are so modified by technology, I bet none of them can sing in public without technology.

Humans have evolutionary hearing difficulty (animals can hear better) that we hear only less than 5% of the analog or digital data.

That is why the technology can reduce (music) them to MP3 and we can still enjoy music.

This technology make us more and more deaf to subtle sound waves.

We may have to have hearing aids plugged at birth to help learning of mother tongue.

I am a technocrat myself and adapted to them very quickly way back in 1980s. but won't have the same feeling of listening to an old LP of Elvis or his contemporaries.

Having said that listening to Johnny Logan in 1980 was a treat by itself.

Terry Vogan with his humor was my favorite Radio Star.

The light radio music that accompanied my routine included Jonny Logan.

I woke up at seven (when all the Britishers were asleep) to his voice and was the first to be in the ward in UK in the eighties.

Mind you I love sleep and used to get up at six when all others were waking up at 5 A.M or before in Ceylon, then.

I added one more hour to my sleep in UK.


 Eurovision

There have been 60 contests, with one winner each year except the tied 1969 contest, which had four. Twenty-six different countries have won the contest. Switzerland won the first contest in 1956. 

The country with the highest number of wins is Ireland, with seven. Portugal is the country with the longest history in the contest without a win; it made its forty-eighth appearance at the 2015 contest. 

The only person to have won more than once as performer is Ireland's Johnny Logan, who performed "What's Another Year" in 1980 and "Hold Me Now" in 1987. Logan is also one of only five songwriters to have written more than one winning entry ("Hold Me Now" 1987 and "Why Me?" 1992, performed by Linda Martin).

This unique distinction makes Logan the only person to have three Eurovision victories to his/her credit, as either singer, songwriter or both. 

The other four songwriters with more than one winning entry to their credit are,
Willy van Hemert (Netherlands, 1957 and 1959),
Yves Dessca (Monaco, 1971 and Luxembourg, 1972),
Rolf Løvland (Norway, 1985 and 1995) and Brendan Graham (Ireland, 1994 and 1996).