What a week it has been for the butchering of the English language in pop music. Sunday night’s Eurovision Song Contest contained enough English as a second (or possibly third or fourth) language singing to make watching an absolute pleasure. While Turkish winner Sertab Erener may have deserved points for rhyming over-ruled with good in Every Way That I Can, Slovenia’s Karmen should take away an honourable mention for the unforgettable lyrics to Nanana: He sang to me nananana/so naturally he set my heart on fire/he truly was my one desire/oh baby how he was/nananana. And host country Latvia should be remembered for the words to their two guy/one girl effort Hello From Mars: Cause this is gonna be/the day that we will meet/when heaven comes so down to Earth/to say hello from Mars. Anyway, the new Ricky Martin single also turned up this week in all of its Spanglish and Spanish glory, demonstrating Ricky is still the master of mixed up languages -“ Hypnotise you by the gypsy moon/if for one night/you will be mine, he sings. But don’t let the lyrics get in the way of enjoying great track Jaleo. It’s up there with the best of his 1999 Ricky Martin album, the hit-fest which gave the world Livin’ La Vida Loca, Shake Your Bon-Bon and The Cup Of Life. Let’s all hope the upcoming album Almas Del Silencio lives up to its first single. Ol?

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