2008 - Ani Lorak - Shady Lady (Ukraine)
Let’s continue with my countdown of my top favourites for Eurovision from the past 10 years. Now is time to talk about 2008.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to have the first woman in the list in 2008 given that all my favourites from this year are from female performers, hah!
Yes, there are the very famous ones, like Kalomira from Greece and Sirusho from Armenia… but there is also another one who, despite the respectable 6th placing it got, I don’t see many people talking about, and that’s Jelena Tomašević competing in home turf. All of them great!
And then we have Ani Lorak, and I sum myself to the crowd who thinks Ukraine deserved to win instead of Russia, I mean, Shady Lady was by faaaar better and more memorable than Dima Bilan’s dull ballad (one of my least favourite winners of the latest years) and besides, am I the only one who thinks having Plushenko skating awkardly in cirles around him was just plain ridiculous? Ani: you’re the true winner for me.