Today, the same day that new Covid cases in France reach over 18.000, I am according to the French rules finally in full vaccinated. 14 days after jab 2. So… What will now happen? Knowing me, I most likely will catch Covid cause I am supposed to be as safe as possible. My reaction to the fact is that I am even more aware of the risk and overdo it in the opposite way.
That said, I can’t understand why wearing a mask feels much tougher now than it’s done in more than a year? I never experienced a “Can’t get air” feeling since the masks been introduced, but now I can hardly wear one for more than a few minutes before it feels like I’m drowning. The brain play us for sure.
Today is also the day of step 1 when it comes to the health pass, will be really interesting to see if the QR codes works or when I will be asked for the first time to present the code.
I also need to know when Carrefour will get more Kefir.
By the way, crazy Greta is obviously not popular in Switzerland, cause I think this is a Swiss vehicle.
Keep up the good spirit and give me more days off, I am in need of sleep and new glasses – the project on my next day off.
So now its time to finalize this week of most played blogging, as you know the entries in 2020 Eurovision comes from:
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,The Netherlands, Ukraine and United Kingdom
Not a country usually on my radar so there are not many of their entries making my private playlists.
“Carry me in your dreams” Kejsi Tola
“Its all about you” Juliana Pasha
“The image of you” Anjeza Shahini
Up and down like a roller coaster, and often when they have really good entries they end up on the wrong side of the score board. No one votes even if the song is good. Belgium is a mystery that way.
“1 Life” Xandee
“Love kills” Roberto Bellarosa
Oh, my old love in Eurovision, France. Still going strong and has a stream of lovely songs throughout the years.
“J’ai Cherché” Amir
“L’oiseau et l’enfant” Marie Myriam
“Il faut du temps” Sandrine Francois
Big in Germany, a phrase in the music world that is looked upon a bit like someone look at Mona Lisa, famous but isn’t it more than that. But in Eurovision they have some good times.
“Dschinghis Khan” Dschinghis Khan
“Telegram” Silver Convention
“Frauen regieren die welt” Roger Cicero
Still the Kingdom of Eurovision with their wins in the 90s, kind of they won all of the 90s, but not often on my top 10 in Eurovision.
“Cross your heart” Tina Reynolds
“Why me” Linda Martin
“In your eyes” Niamh Kavanagh
Wow, it is amazing that Italy don’t win every year. Yer after year they present amazing songs climbing the charts outside Italy and many of the artists actually become famous in Europe after the contest.
“No degree of separation” Francesca Michielin
“I Treni de Tozeur” Alice e Battiato
“Grande amore” Il Volo
Sadly forgotten in the Eurovision history, but finally won 2017, and well deserved.
“Amar pelos dois” Salvador Sobral
“Danca comigo” Sabrina
“Um grande, grande amor” Jose Cid
From Portugal to their neighbors Spain, also a country sadly forgotten today. But so many fantastic entries coming from Spain. At their best when they sound 100% Spanish.
“Bandido” Azucar Moreno
“Quien maneja mi barca” Remedios Amaya
“Dile que la quiero” David Civera
Not a favorite country for me in Eurovision, and their 2020 entry will be heavily discussed in tomorrows blog post on the 2020 contest entries. But they have had their good times as well.
“Ne partez pas sand moi” Celine Dion
“Mikado” Simone Drexel
“Era stupendo” Paolo Meneguzzi
It feels like Netherlands and Sweden had a lot of the same vibes in the Eurovision in the 80s and 90s, a kind of Swedish Schlager over many of their entries (or if you are Dutch the opposite). But they did not manage to win until 2019 with one of the more , for me, uninteresting winners in Eurovision, “Arcade”.
“I see a star” Mouth and Macneal
“Ding dinge dong” Teach In
“De eerste keer” Franklin Brown and Maxine
One of the biggest music markets in the world and still not able to score better in Eurovision, UK is a sad story lately and it seems like whatever path they take its a fail. A it unfair really cause they often better then their placing.
“Ooh Aah Just a little bit” Gina G
“Where are you” Imaani
“Cry Baby” Jemini
So, that was the most played songs from each country in the Eurovision Song Contest history, all to try to keep some Eurovision feeling in 2020 when the Eurovision Song Contest been cancelled caused by the Corona Pandemic.
Tomorrow I will discuss my ranking of the 2020 entries and wrap this Eurovision week up on Sunday with my personal points on the development of Eurovision. Whats good and what can EBU change to make it more interesting for me. Not everyone will agree but as said, it’s my own opinions.
The former blog post on the most played can be found:
My plan for this post was to be a bit funny and write about my experience in Geneva yesterday, and to be a bit ironic over “Le trône Patron” (picture) and the fact that not all have a view over Place de la Concorde.
I also planned to joke about the fact that you can’t see the Patron sitting there cause he is “so short” (My boss is kind of above 2 meter something – he also admit to reading my posts here so I hope I still have a job tomorrow), but then reality hit the fan this morning. Another Thursday with no communications what so ever. So, just “take a deep breath, a sip of Champagne and open up your eyes” (from “La cage aux folles” by Le Jeté, 1983) – and WALK!
Really, another strike day? Any demonstrations today so it will take 3 hours to get home? Stupid people…
So the mood to be fun, ironic and sarcastic about stuff kind of vanished on the way from home, step by step “fun” just slowly died.
But to demonstrate what an amazing boy I am: Today is the day when my open space colleagues get’s a piece of chocolate in the shape of a Swiss Army knife. I know, I am adorable!
Spending the day in Geneva today, so I am sorry to not match the visual with the text here. But at the same time I won’t have much to write about at this stage. Hopefully Geneve will continue with this fantastic weather. Actually really nice and NO SNOW, a demand from my side to keep me happy.
Fact: Visited Geneva a lot of times, but only for work and fly in and fly out the same day. And since the HQ located near the airport the view of Geneva up until last weekend been airport, bus, office and a shopping mall. So the talk about the beauty of Geneva kind of lost on me.
So, meeting on a Friday made it possible to stay in Geneva over the passed weekend so I will update you all more on the experience later on.