Schlagerboys: Glitter, glamour, key changes and songs too!

by Stella Floras 289 views

To most of the people the Eurovision Song Contest means a few hours of fun with friends at home waving flags and cheering, a few more hours of moaning (“We were robbed!”) and that is just about it until next May. But not to everyone. For some Eurovision is a year-round event and for some even a daily occupation (“Did you see the runner-up of the sixth Icelandic semi final? What a song!”)and then there is the Schlagerboys…

One of the most popular Eurovision related blogs- the Schlagerblog- is already two years old. The blog's creators , the Schlagerboys, love Schlager (obviously). They want to be Swedish but unfortunately they have to put up with living in Birmingham in the United Kingdom. They love Schlager so much that they have created this blog to tell the world about their adventures in Schlagerland as they admit themselves.

Also the Schlagerboys like to travel, Greece, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Malta, you name it as long as there is Eurovision or anything Eurovisionish involved. They love meeting the artists and waving their flags, T-shirts, umbrellas "on location".

We caught up with the Schlagerboys at the London Schlager Party in November and agreed upon this interview which will give you all: history, the why's and how's, predictions and wishes for the new year! You will find out what the contest means to these two hard-core fans, which artists lived up to their expectations and which disappointed them and why Sweden cannot be trusted any more.

Click here to read the full Schlagerboys interview in our Special's section.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.