Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Musical Wednesday

If you live in Europe, you’re probably familiar with the Eurovision Songcontest. The first edition goes back to 1956 with seven participating countries. Belgium was one of them, but won the contest only once, in 1986, thanks to the performance of the, at that time, 15-year old Sandra Kim. We came in second on one or two other occasions, but over the last decades it was mostly a matter of trying/hoping not to end last! Nothing to boast about ...

Just another pretty picture from this year's Loire Valley vacation.

The most recent and 55th edition took place on May 26th in Oslo with no less than 39 countries entering the competition.

Ever since the introduction of a semi-final system in 2004, Belgium never ever made it to the final round … until this year. It even turned out that our entry was voted best song in its semi-final. “And the result?” you’ll ask … Well, we didn’t win, but came in 6th. However, the song certainly has international hit potential! That's why I want to promote it on my blog. Just click on the following link and judge for yourself! It takes a few seconds before the actual song starts. So please, be patient.

If you were to rate this song on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best score, what would your verdict be? You may have to listen to it twice to appreciate its true value!

Btw, I know the videoclip was filmed on a 'secret' location in the US. Maybe you recognize the spot?



Nadege said...

Shot in LA (and in the desert around Lancaster for the first part of the song). I read the "you tube" comments; even the Germans thought he should have won.
If not first, he should have been second. Hopefully someone famous will pick-up the song and Tom will get very wealthy. He is talented.

ladybird said...

Nadege, I'm impressed with you recognizing the location!! And thank you for the nice comment about Tom's song. I hope, with time, that more people will come to share your opinion.