The Top 10 Worst Eurovision Entries Ever
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | Admin
It’s almost that time of the year again were we all gather around the TV and have a laugh at all the cringe worthy Eurovision entries. To get you in the Eurovision mood we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 worst Eurovision entries ever and surprisingly enough they aren’t all from the UK!
Scooch - Flying the Flag (UK, 2007)
This catchy but cringe worthy song, sung by Pop band Scooch in the 2007 Eurovision song contest, changed the way we think about flying forever. This cheesy song came in joint 22nd place with a total of 19 points along with France. The song had more commercial success in the UK reaching number 5 in the UK top 40 singles chart. From watching the video above I’m sure you’ll see why this has been included in our top 10 Eurovision entries list!
Jemini - Cry Baby (UK, 2003)
Another disastrous entry from the UK, this time sung by the duo Jemini. This off-key performance was so bad that it is currently the only UK entry to date to earn zero points. It is also the only song sung in English to receive no points in the history of the competition. Due to their epic failure they were dropped immediately by their record label and never ended up releasing their first album. I’m sure you’ll agree with us after watching the video that they deserve to be one of the worst Eurovision entries ever.
Ping Pong – Sameach (Be Happy) (Israel, 2000)
This repetitive yet bizarre song was entered in to the 2000 Eurovision song contest by the band Ping Pong. The title Sameach is Hebrew for Be Happy and received 7 points landing them in 22nd place out of 24. Although the song did have a strong political message, the screeching from the lead ‘singer’ made the song a complete disaster and one of the worst entries in to the competition ever.
Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine, 2007)
This likeable song features a catchy chorus and is definitely a love / hate tune. This polka-like dance song features a likeable melody infused with electro pop sound effects. The lyrics in this song including the title “Lasha Tumbai” do not mean anything in Ukrainian but have been interpreted by other people as sounding like “Russia Goodbye”. The performance also features the main singer and dancers in silver outfits busting out some unbelievably cheesy dance moves. Watch the video above to decide whether you think this should have been included in our worst Eurovision entries ever.
Kreisiraadio – Leto svet (Estonia, 2008)
The Estonian song Leto Svet performed in Serbian by the ‘comedy group’ Kreisiraadio included both German and Finnish flags in their performance as well as tacky dance moves from skimpy dressed women. The song was mainly in Serbian although it did have a major flaw as it didn’t follow any grammar or pronunciation rules of the language. The ‘comedy’ didn’t seem to go down well with the rest of Europe and the song didn’t manage to qualify for the finals which is why we’ve included this on our list of worst Eurovision entries ever.
Michalis Rakintzis – S.A.G.A.P.O. (Greece, 2002)
This futurist style song, featuring spacesuit costumes and robotic dancing, was entered into the 2002 Eurovision. This song was the first entry from Greece that did not feature any Greek lyrics in the song itself apart from the title S.A.G.A.P.O which is a transcription of “I love you” in Greek. The song’s weird and repetitive lyrics focus on cheering up the singer (Michalis Rakintzis) and keeps repeating the phrase “Give me the password”. After watching the video above I’m sure you’ll agree the password is “worst Eurovision entry ever”.
Daz Sampson - Teenage Life (UK, 2006)
Another embarrassing entry from the UK is Daz Sampson and his single “Teenage Life”. This rap style song featured backing singers and dancers dressed as schoolgirls while Daz himself decided on keeping it simple and just casually waving his hands in what looks like a yellow lifejacket. Daz seemed very out of place when performing and this showed in his results as he finished with 25 points in 19th place, compared to the winner Lordi that scored 292 points.
Jedward – Lipstick (Ireland, 2011)
This song from the unforgettable pop duo Jedward who gained fans (and enemies) from their X Factor performance in 2009. If the pure sight of Jedward isn’t enough to put this on our worst Eurovision entries ever then the song and its lyrics will convince you instead. Surprisingly enough the entry managed to reach 8th out of 25 and ended up being Irelands best result in eleven years. We’ve included the video above for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure) which should hopefully explain why we’ve included them in our list.
Buranovskiye Babushki – Party For Everybody (Russia, 2012)
For some strange reason Russia thought it would be a great idea to have a bunch of old grannies singing a song in Russian with a sprinkle of English words thrown in to make it more appealing to non-Russian speakers. The group Buranovskiye Babushki which actually translated to “The Grannies from Buranovo” actually performed well and surprisingly came in second place with 259 points. The performance itself consisted of 6 old women in traditional Russian dress swaying back and forth repeatedly for 3 minutes which although doesn’t sound impressive it somehow managed to win the viewers over.
Dustin The Turkey – Ireland Douze Points (Ireland, 2008)
Despite the title of this song being in French this Irish song was entered in to the 2008 Eurovision song contest and was performed by the puppet “Dustin the Turkey”. This performance was so cringe we’re glad they had a puppet doing the singing. Overall the song finished in 15th place out of 24 which stopped it from qualifying for the finals. This song rightfully deserves a spot on our top 10 worst Eurovision entries due to the fact they chose a puppet over a person for the act and the terrible song melody didn’t do it any favours.
If you’re looking forward to some more terrible Eurovision entries that might be on our list next year then be sure to watch this year’s Eurovision song contest on the 14th May 2016 at 8pm on BBC one. Just remember that the contest runs for around three hours so you’ll probably get sore arms from holding your tablet, which is why we recommend you buy one of our universal and adjustable tablet stands.Watch Eurovision on an iBeani