Once upon a time, in the dark recesses of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, I came across a couple of blog posts I wrote on my library science blog (!?) about Eurovision back in 2003. I had completely forgotten about these; I probably did not import the non-library posts when I switched blogging services way back when.
I am republishing the two posts below: one is a track-by-track review and the other is a brief post-Grand Prix recap. It’s funny looking back at these for a few reasons:
- The Song Contest’s official site used to move from host country to host country each year.
- The official site also used to link to free MP3s of all of the songs, which is how we ended up with them all. Those were the days.
- Some of my general ignorance on Eurovision is on full display here. I was young-ish and American; I did not see!
- Did I really believe t.A.T.u. was going to have a long career?
A quick note: the links below go to the Internet Archive‘s archival versions of the posts as they appeared in 2003.