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Minouche Barelli - "BOUM BADABOUM"

8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1! Minouche goes for the hair-ography.

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Back in the days BFF (before Buck's Fizz) Eurovision contestants kept it pretty simple. A mike was provided on a stand, and most contestants came out and kind of did their stuff. "Boum Badaboum", Monaco's 1967 entry, keeps to the standard of ESC songs from that era, but there are a few surprises thrown in for good measure withouth having to resort to removing items of clothing.

Here are the results of the 12Points jury - did Minouche give us some boum and badaboum?

Song/Lyrics - 10/12
Written by Serge Gainsbourg, it comes in at a compact 2 minutes and 26 seconds, and gets the job done. The most interesting thing about this song to me is the counterpoint - the melody underneath the tune. Here you have lots of strings playing something quite urgent, only to go along with the melody in the chorus. Interesting and subtle.

Performance - 12/12
That kind of French speak-singing always hits me in all my warm places. It's so cool and sexy. Minouche pulls out all the stops singing about life and love, with head turns and rolling eyes. Well done.

Choreography (including Arm-ography and Hair-ography) - 6/12
Nothing really going on here except for one very important hair-ography moment at 1.35. You can see how carefully this was choreographed.

Key Change Effectiveness - 0/12
Nul points. Key changes were hardly the rage in 1967.

Camp Factor - 12/12
I only have 2 words to describe this: turning mirrors.


TOTAL: 40/60.  Minouche seems so calm and collected, shame she went on to work for Paris' racist radio station.

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