Eurovision 2010 Superlatives

2010 was not a good year for the Lemur household, but at least the Eurovision Song Contest was really fun. I mean, except for the part when the United Kingdom performed.

  • Best 100-yard dash in three-inch heels while singing: Azerbaijan
  • Most professional reaction to a gate-crasher: Spain
  • Best song cut from Titanic: Norway
  • Best meme: Moldova
  • Second best singer-songwriter entry: Cyprus
  • Best Google-translated lyrics: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Best singer-songwriter entry: Belgium
  • Best homage to This Is Spinal Tap: Serbia
  • Least impressive “Featuring” credit: Belarus
  • Best periodic reminder of how tough it is to win a second Eurovision title: Ireland
  • Act most likely to smell of barbecued lamb: Greece
  • The “At least it wasn’t nul point” award: United Kingdom
  • The “Just let poor Sofia Nizharadze sing already” award: Georgia
  • Best Eurovision Song Contest entry that manufactured sparks: Turkey
  • Best back-up singers: Albania
  • Best bounce: Iceland
  • Best angel of death: Ukraine
  • Annual award for most successful theft of France’s thunder: the former Soviet Union countries, none of whom gave France any points
  • Best musical representation of the premise for the TV show The Avengers: Romania
  • Best send-up of the Russian soul: Russia
  • Least magnificent apricot tree: Armenia
  • Best approximation of an English accent: Germany
  • Song most likely to be served with lobster Thermidor and a Pink Lady: Portugal
  • Most palindromic song title: Israel
  • Nico & Vlad award for singers who don’t appear to actually get along with each other: Denmark
  • Greatest Eurogasm: Denmark
  • Worst consequence of Jimmy Jump’s cameo appearance earlier in the show: Spain’s second chance
  • Most likely to get there, popular: Germany

Originally published 2 October 2015