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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Josh Dubovie: That Didn't Sound Good To Eurovision—But Lena Sure Did

Be thankful you're not 19-year-old Brit Josh Dubovie. The poor lad, chosen to rep the UK in Oslo at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, finished last place (out of 25 competitors) Saturday night.

It probably didn't help Josh's chances that Pete Waterman, who co-penned/produced Dubovie's tune "That Sounds Good To Me" with Mike Stock and Steve Crosby, underscored the writing that had already been clearly written on the wall to Metro yesterday:
"We'll have a good time. We'll all come out of it learning something. And there is always an outside chance that something bizarre might happen and we might win Eurovision. Highly unlikely, but there you go. It might happen."
Alas, it didn't happen. Here's Lena from Germany, who did win with "Satellite":

Guess the one consolation Josh Dubovie can take is that "That Sounds Good To Me" finally managed to dent the Top 200 songs on iTunes. It's climbed to...#188.

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  • At 8:01 PM, Anonymous JT said…

    Germany's clearly a winner. the track has the current feel (a bit like Katy Perry meet Lily Allen), simple yet catchy. UK's entry stick to the classic pop of the 80s which is not doing Josh any good. Add to a lame performance (not dancing) and the screeching towards the end...even Simon Cowell would've utter 'HORRIBLE!'

  • At 6:30 AM, Blogger Kit said…

    The UK gave 4 points to Germany, and our full 12 points to Greece. We like Greece a lot - we've given them 12 points often over the past few years (remember Kalomeira and Secret Combination from 2008?) My own top points would have gone to Belgium (also liked Turkey too) and the UK didn't give any points to Belgium. Nice to know that not only is the UK out of touch with the rest of Europe, but also out of touch with me! Long live Eurovision, and roll on Berlin in 2011... and not surprised Josh came last - I don't know anyone who liked the song - it was thin, insipid and unmemorable. Sixth month's time (or less) it will be Josh who?

  • At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think that Josh did a great job. He is only 19 and he conducted himself well throughout - his comments today show what a nice young lad he is. He should be very proud of himself performing to that huge audience.

    It is a SONG CONTEST - if the song wasnt up to it, that is not Josh's fault.. I think he is a talented singer - in the Michael Buble mould and we should be supporting him. Its just unfortunate that the UK have absolutely no allies in Eurovision, unlike all the eastern european countries. Even Ireland let us down! The only reason we were last is because one of the old soviet countries gave Belarus 12 points - pretty clear bias!
    The winner was poor as indeed were most of the other entries...

    Dont forget that the UK voted for Josh to represent us. That is a great success in itself. I think we should all buy the single and make it a British No 1 and put a smile back on Josh's face!

  • At 10:51 AM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    I have to say I appreciated pretty much all of the songs which ended up in the final 5. Germany entered a song which is very up-to-date and wouldn't sound out of place on a Pixie Lott album, whereas we sent a song which would have been hard pressed to find an audience twenty years ago. Kudos to Josh, as he's a great performer and has plenty of charisma, it was indeed the song which let the UK down, not the performer.

  • At 1:58 PM, Blogger Todd said…

    Poor Josh. He was game from the beginning. He actually has a nice middle range. He should avoid big notes at the end. And he performed a horrible song about as well as he could.

    I love the total shitstorm that is Eurovision!


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