Saturday, May 20, 2006
Why do we watch Eurovision?
Any ideas why many of us sit through three hours of the Eurovision Song contest, including the best part of an hour of voting from 37 countries? Beats me. It was obvious early on that Finland would win. "Roy Wood and the boys", as Terry Wogan called them. The French singer was flat and some justice was served by France only getting a few points (rather like the UK's nul points when we sang out of key a few years back). I was amused by the statement from the Ukraine announcer: "We couldn't help but give 12 points to Russia". To which the reply is: "Of course you couldn't - they'd turn your gas off if you didn't."