8 Craziest Eurovision Song Contest Entries of All Time

Last week, we gave you a basic rundown on the biggest annual non-sporting television event in the world, the Eurovision Song Contest, which is about to start up again, this time in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In our previous post, we put together a list of the ten best contest winners over its 56-year history. But over that same period -- and particularly in recent years -- some countries have sent some pretty outrageous acts to the competition. In this post, we'll look at some of the craziest, starting with #8, above, Estonia's 2008 entry, "Leto Svet" by Kreisiraadio.

This song asks that eternal question, what do you do if your camping hut runs out of gas? The obvious answer? Hump the piano.


7. Scooch, "Flying the Flag," 2007, UK

Someone actually thought it would be fun to turn one of the most annoying things in life -- going through security at the airport -- into a pop song. Oh my.


6. Zdob si Zdub, "Bunica bate doba," 2005, Moldova

Grandma on the drum: adorable.


5. Les Fatals Picards, "L'amour a la francaise," 2007, France

Is that a cat on his shoulder?

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DMSTCC
DMSTCC

All 8 are now added to my YT favorites (under a new id of course)

Jonathan Brooks
Jonathan Brooks

I just noticed that most of the crazy songs happen to be from 2007-2008 competition. I wonder what they were smoking back then. 

mila_minderbinder
mila_minderbinder

I think Jean Paul Gaultier should be made the honorary member of this competition. Half the crazy outfits were made by him. What was he thinking with this shoulder cat [yes cat, not pad]. 

Redone5623
Redone5623

Why Tony, WHY? Why would you do this to people? "Beans and potato this is summer and these are summer lights"? I guess some things are more crazy that Scientology?

TonyOrtega
TonyOrtega

I am told that they are singing in Bosnian -- even though they are from Estonia -- because the contest was held in Bosnia. So they are considerate piano-humpers, as well.

GarryS
GarryS

 Tsk. Tsk, Tony. Should have checked Wikipedia first. Leto Svet performed in Serbian, German and Finnish. I'm just happy you didn't reference Ceca Raznatovic's entry in the 2012 contest.. you'd would have started a war with the Bosnians.

Myriam_Breitman
Myriam_Breitman

Tony, you're about to begin a third Balkan war. I bet ever not since the battle of Kosovo of 1389 the Serbs were that offended. The competition was held in Serbia, not Bosnia and the Estonian band is singing in Serbian. However, you're right about one thing - Bosnian and Serbian languages are the same language, just with very mild differences in pronunciation.

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