Eurovision 2006 Superlatives

We started doing our Superlatives posts in earnest back in 2011 (although, randomly, we did a Semifinals superlatives post in 2009). As we look back at our 10 years of Eurovision blogging, we decided it would be fun to write up Superlatives posts for 2006-2010. Plus it gives us an excuse to watch the Eurovision Finals from 2006-2010 yet again.

  • Least persuasive call to give a little: Switzerland (six4one – “If We All Give a Little”)
  • Best Razr scooter product placement: Moldova (Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko – “Loca”)
  • Least inspirational gospel breakdown: Israel (Eddie Butler – “Together We Are One”)
  • Most tonal shifts… literally: Latvia (Vocal Group Cosmos – “I Hear Your Heart”)
  • Best display of spoils that Vikings looted from Ireland: Norway (Christine Guldbrandsen – “Alvedansen”)
  • Most compelling reason to put mustard on hot dogs: Spain (Las Ketchup – “Un Blodymary”)
  • Most emphatic response to the question “Do you schlager?”: Malta (Fabrizio Faniello – “I Do”)
  • Most in need of a Nudie suit: Germany (Texas Lightning – “No No Never”)
  • Most likely to force Chubby Checker to reevaluate his place in music history: Denmark (Sidsel Ben Semmane – “Twist of Love”)
  • Most practical ballerina storage solution: Russia (Dima Bilan – “Never Let You Go”)
  • Most blatant rip-off of the previous winning entry: Macedonia (Elena Risteska – “Ninanajna” )
  • Best manifestation of Plato’s Theory of Eurovision Song Forms: Romania (Mihai Trăistariu – “Tornerò”)
  • Most unexpected tribute to Norway’s 1976 Eurovision entry: Hari Mata Hari from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Hari Mata Hari – “Lejla”)
  • The LT United Award for most self-aware entry: Lithuania (LT United – “We Are the Winners”)
  • Best hip hop from the streets of Knightsbridge: United Kingdom (Daz Sampson – “Teenage Life”)
  • Most desperate ode to co-dependence: Greece (Anna Vissi – “Everything”)
  • Most… just the most: Finland (Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah”)
  • Best Shakira impression: Ukraine (Tina Karol – “Show Me Your Love”)
  • Worst throwback to when it was just a Song Contest: France (Virginie Pouchain – “Il était temps”)
  • Jauntiest Balkan entry: Croatia (Severina – “Moja štikla”)
  • Song whose premise is most easily disproved: Ireland (Brian Kennedy – “Every Song Is a Cry for Love”)
  • Best mash-up of ABBA and Wicked: Sweden (Carola – “Invincible”)
  • Best throwback to Studio 54: Turkey (Sibel Tüzün – “Süper Star”)
  • Best re-purposing of office furniture: Armenia (André – “Without Your Love”)
  • Most likely to get there, popular: Finland

Originally published 23 September 2015