Every year, some of Europe’s most talented and often most hilarious musical acts gather in a major European city to compete for the chance to win Eurovision, an actual musical spectacle that remains my favorite event of the year. Sort of like the Eurotrash Olympics, each participating country votes for their representative musical act whom then all compete against one another for the prize. It is, in short, the greatest competition known to man.
And it just got better.
That’s because Russia has chosen a folk band made up of 8 grandmothers called Buranovskiye Babushki to represent them at 2012 Eurovision in Baku, Azerbaijan, with a song called “Party For Everybody.” Not completely dissimilar from Eddie Murphy’s “Party All The Time” in both quality and entertainment value, “Party For Everybody” features these quaint and unbeatable lyrics:
“We sing about lighting the oven, kneading dough, and spreading out a tablecloth while waiting for the children to come home. And we say when our children come home, we will have fun and dance.”
More like QUAINT MISBEHAVIN. But here’s the thing: I’m not being sarcastic when I say the song is good. Really good. It starts off sort of expected, but then turns into a veritable Russian Jason Derulo techno song. You’ll have to see it to believe it, but just remember this BWE.tv post when these Russian women TAKE THE COMPETITION:
Set your Google Calendar reminders: Eurovision will take place on May 26, 2012. See you then!