Euroderision Song Contest
So they cancelled the Eurovision shitfest but it’s on tonight?
Not on, but on?
It brings to mind the statement by one of our Great Politicians, when asked about the legality of imposing identity cards she replied that they were mandatory but not compulsory. Right. That cleared that up then.
Anyhows, it appears that they are determined to run this annual “entertainment” but without the only marginally interesting bit – the scoring.
Ireland is spectacularly bad at this competition. Right from the start they failed to grasp the simple rule. The point of it is to come in in second or third place thereby holding the entrant’s honour. Coming first was a great mistake as that country then had the white elephant of having to host the contest the following year and running the risk of bankruptcy. Ireland won it a few times in succession [to the delight of all the other broadcasters] before discovering the error of their ways. They then went to the other extreme and got eliminated every year which was equally embarrassing.
To my way of thinking, there have only been three winners. Abba and Riverdance both went on to cash in and make careers out of it [and Riverdance wasn’t even an entry]. The other was of course Dustin the Turkey who was so spectacularly cringe-worthy that it brought embarrassment to a whole new level and therefore deserves mention.
I won’t be watching tonight. I haven’t watched it since Terry Wogan stopped his great commentaries. I shall occupy myself with my annual preferred activity –
Poking my eyes out with a rusty needle.
I loved Dustin the Turkey! He should have won just for the hilarity,
He's nothing if not a trier. Don't forget he was also a presidential candidate at one stage!
Dustin the Turkey !? Sounds bloody iffy to me. I hope it's not on U-Tube
Not as bad as Muffin the Mule?
Jesus,Mary and Joseph. I'd not seen that before, but then I've never been a one for the Eurovision. Any chance of a go on that needle when you've finished with it?
It was a close tie for bottom place when you consider a recent winner was a "woman" wearing a long flowing dress and long hair complete with a long beard?
I always felt that the song standard dropped after Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson competed with "Sing Little Birdie". Then I saw the Ireland entry showcased in "Father Ted". Absolutely brilliant!
I thought Bucks Fizz made a decent fist of it , as did Brotherhood of Man, and Sandy Shaw, I’m sure there were others but I can’t remember .You are right though it’s a complete shit show.