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Swedes slaughter NRK Eurovision shows. Conventionality and childishness didn’t impress Norway’s neighbours. Gone are the days of the friendly-looking Swedish chef from the Muppet show. Only hours after last night’s final come piquant comments from across the border. “The first semi-final was amongst the worst of its genre I’ve ever seen. The chemistry between the three presenters just wasn’t there. It seemed as though Erik Solbakken thought he was leading a children’s programme,” Swedish Expressen’s commentator Anders Nunstedt tells Aftenposten.

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Swedes slaughter NRK Eurovision shows

Published on Sunday, 30th May, 2010 at 15:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Conventionality and childishness didn’t impress Norway’s neighbours.

NRK Eurovision presenters
L to R: Haddy N'jie, Erik Solbakken, and Nadia HasnaouiNRK Eurovision presenters
Photo: Giel Domen (EBU)


Gone are the days of the friendly-looking Swedish chef from the Muppet show. Only hours after last night’s final come piquant comments from across the border.

“The first semi-final was amongst the worst of its genre I’ve ever seen. The chemistry between the three presenters just wasn’t there. It seemed as though Erik Solbakken thought he was leading a children’s programme,” Swedish Expressen’s commentator Anders Nunstedt tells Aftenposten.

Solbakken has been one of NRK’s children’s programme hosts since 2005, and is famous for his stunts.

Nunstedt says even though he understands NRK deliberately wanted to tone down last year’s Eurovision Song Contest format in Moscow, he didn’t like the scenography.

“It’s too small. You can’t do much more on the stage than change the colour of the lighting.”

Whilst NRK’s overall concept and performance receive praise for its professionalism, charm, and humbleness at home, Svenska Dagbladet’s Dan Backman criticises the lack originality.

“Honestly speaking, I think it was boring. The shows were very conventional,” he says.



Published on Sunday, 30th May, 2010 at 15:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: eurovision, song, contest, nrk, oslo, telenor, arena, norway, haddy, njie, erik, solbakken, nadia, hasnaoui.





  
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