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Ten ESC songs perfect for Halloween

BOOOO…OOOO…OO…o. Ghost noises don’t really work in text format, but the point is that it’s October 31st! All Hallows’ Eve. Hallows’ Evening. Halloween. A day of feasting on expired candy and watching bad specials on TV. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of Eurovision’s more  SPOOOOOOKTACULAR entries. So grab a treat and let’s go down this fright-filled road together.

Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah

Let’s get the obvious out the way first. Just look at these guys. They are practically walking Halloween decorations straight from a horror movie. . When you are Mr. Lordi, it’s Halloween ALL year round, which likely means he’s the only person on October 31st walking around WITHOUT a costume just to change things up a bit.

DJ BoBo – Vampires Are Alive

We all know vampires love staying up late, keeping bats as pets and a steady source of iron in their diet, but there is one more thing they love most of all. And that is euro-dance. Don’t believe us? Just watch the video above. It’s 20% aerobics, 25% Dschinghis Khan cosplay, 45% Mannequin Challenge AND there are even a few notes here that are actually in tune. What more could a vampire want?

Cezar – It’s My Life 

The children of the night. What sweet music they make! No list is complete without the Count himself. Straight from Transylvania, he is here to seduce you with his flowing cape, hypnotizing eyes, siren-like vocals and…dubstep. Yes, dubstep. Who says Dracula isn’t pure evil?

MELOVIN – Under The Ladder

Ladders are not the most frightening things in the world, but there was no way this WASN’T making it on the list. The guy is clearly going for a “BLA, I WANT TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD” look and even even Dracula would be jealous of that king-sized coffin-piano. Besides, the song is incomprehensible enough that we can just pretend he is singing about pumpkin spice in a long-lost foreign tongue.

Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me

We know this is a stretch and the whole monster thing is meant to be symbolic and not ACTUALLY about a monster…but you don’t know that for SURE, do you? Maybe the guy turns into a werewolf each full moon? Things like that can really throw a wrench into a relationship.

Saara Aalto – Monsters

Even monsters deserve to let loose and party every now and then and Saara has invited all the creatures hiding under her bed to join her. And if you don’t think there’s anything that frightening here, just look up the original UMK version and try telling us you did NOT scream in horror at least once.

Dihaj – Skeletons

There is a guy standing on a step-ladder wearing a horse mask. If that isn’t straight out of your nightmares, there’s probably something wrong with you.

Elnur & Samir – Day After Day

A classic tale of good vs evil. Of devil vs angel. Of falsetto and…even higher falsetto. No Halloween party is complete without these two fighting over the microphone. 

Jamie-Lee – Ghost

Dark moody lighting, the full moon and some dead trees shooting lasers into the air. What could be more spooky? Jamie herself might be dressed like a wedding cake ornament, but we are not here to judge costumes, there is a perfectly good award for that.

PingPong – Sameyakh

Just horrifying in every sense of the word.

BONUS VIDEO: Sweet Brains – Dance Like Zombies

As a bonus, here is something spookyliscious from a band that never made it to Eurovision. Heck, despite two attempts, they never even made it past the Belarussian audition rounds. We don’t understand how. The annoyingly catchy beat. The weirdly broken dance moves. The zombie masks “borrowed” and “re-dressed” straight from Plants vs Zombies. Everything about this would have been perfect for the Eurovision stage. Third time’s the charm?

Happy Halloween!

Do you celebrate Halloween? Are there any songs we left out that you would add? Can dressing up as Elsa really be considered a proper Halloween costume?

 Give us your opinion in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA

Rigmo Kannike

When not busy haunting various online chat rooms as his criminal alter ego, PeterP, Rigmo enjoys long walks on the beach and rooting for the absolute worst national final songs.

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