May 12 2008
It’s tough to admit, it’s a dark disturbing and, some would say, sickening secret – I’m a Eurovision fan.
Some of my fondest memories of being a child include being gathered around in front of the TV excitedly watching the results of the Eurovision each year. We would shout at the screen, place bets (I won over three pounds one year!!), and laugh at the awfulness of most of the songs.
As I’ve gotten older, my interest wained and I missed the show entirely for a year or two, but in 2006 I got hooked again. It’s criminal that LT United’s We Are the Winners didn’t win, and wonderful that Ireland was the only country who got the humour enough to give it 12 points.
This year, however, humour, irony and social commentary are nowhere near good enough reasons for putting that awful piece of shite, Irelande Douze Pointe, into the competition. I, for one, will be hoping we don’t even make it to the final.
It won’t stop me watching the show though!!!