Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Anthony Lane has a knowing psudeo-celebarton of the Eurovision song contest in the current New Yorker, which is not available in full on line. See the excerpt here.

Reading it, I was amused at Lane's gentle mockery of this event, disturbed by his extreme Euro-pop b'kius, and concerned he might not mention Israel's own moments of glory at the competition. Four or five pages in, he finally got to "A-Ba-Ni-Bi".   Phew. Nothing about "Hallelujah" though, and only the briefest of mentions of Dana International about whom the less said the better.

Something else:  Israel's 2010 entry, Haral, did ok, I guess. Or so this press release would like us to believe.

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