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The alternative guide to Switzerland


The News Review:

– The alternative guide to Switzerland
– The alternative guide to Sweden
– The alternative guide to Germany
– The alternative guide to France
– Queen is closet Abba fan source says

The alternative guide to Switzerland
BBC News – May 24, 2004
And here’s another pub quiz question:Q: Which famous female singer helped Switzerland to Eurovision victory in 1988 with the song Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi?A: It was none other than French-Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion. Dion took up residency in Switzerland in order to enter the competition and then hopped off back across the Atlantic to record songs such as Think Twice Falling Into You and My Heart Will Go On – which tugged at the heartstrings of millions made her millions and made millions of others sick. National dress:Switzerland is full of rich people who wear rich people’s clothes – Gucci Armani Versace etc. There are also still a few people up in the Swiss Alps who live in “Heidi” world… And here’s another pub quiz question:Q: Which famous female singer helped Switzerland to Eurovision victory in 1988 with the song Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi?A: It was none other than French-Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion. Dion took up residency in Switzerland in order to enter the competition and then hopped off back across the Atlantic to record songs such as Think Twice Falling Into You and My Heart Will Go On – which tugged at the heartstrings of millions made her millions and made millions of others sick. National dress:Switzerland is full of rich people who wear rich people’s clothes – Gucci Armani Versace etc. There are also still a few people up in the Swiss Alps who live in “Heidi” world. Not necessarily because they want to but because it keeps the tourists’ francs streaming in.

The alternative guide to Sweden
BBC News – May 24, 2004
But there is one Swede who has managed to garner the heartfelt respect of people throughout the world – the chef from The Muppets. Although most thought his antics in the kitchen were hilarious especially when it involved him chasing the chicken a minority thought The Muppets team were taking the mickey out of the Swedish accent. But with lines like “Poot zee cheeckee in zee oofee” (Put the chicken in the oven) who could not fail not to see ze funny side?Eurovision pedigree:Fact: The most successful Eurovision winner came from Sweden. That’s right more successful then Bucks Fizz Dana International and even Johnny Logan. ABBA (a palindrome word fans!) sung a song about a 19th century battle involving Napoleon and his French troops and duly won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. Bjorn Benny Agnetha and Frida made up the quartet that would go on to score nine UK number one singles and 10 number one albums. ABBA were the first winners from Sweden but they must have turned green with envy when the Herreys won the 1984 contest with the following stunning lyrics:When I’m walking in my golden shoes.

The alternative guide to Germany
BBC News – May 24, 2004
The ginger teenager took everyone by surprise when he lifted the Wimbledon title as a 17-year-old in 1985. His broom cupboard exploits have ensured his profile has since moved from the back to front pages. Eurovision pedigree:Germany win hands down when it comes to the most ridiculous Eurovision band name – ever. In 1976 they entered a beat combo called The Les Humphries Singers – we kid you not. Their entry Sing Sang Song not surprisingly flopped finishing 15th. National dress:If you were to stereotype a German he may well be sat in a tavern in Bavaria drinking from a huge tankard served by a buxom waitress. The gentleman in question might be wearing lederhosen – without a hint of irony.

The alternative guide to France
BBC News – May 24, 2004
His music is French rock ‘n’ roll which is very much in the Bill Haley and the Comets mould. Altogether now: “Une deux trois heures quatre heures rock”. Eurovision pedigree:Although the French are not necessarily renowned for their Eurovision prowess it was a countryman by the name of Marcel Baison who people can thank (or not) for inventing the whole Boom Shang A Lang. France have won the competition five times. Their last victory was back in the spring of 1977 when Marie Myriam sang L’Oiseau et l’Enfant (the Bird and the Child) a song about a bird and a child which apparently did have some sort of deep-rooted meaning.

Queen is closet Abba fan source says
United Press International – May 24, 2004
The source said the queen not only listens to Abba but occasionally dances as well. “She moves to the music” the source said. Abba found fame 30 years ago when songwriters.

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