The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off tomorrow night, but viewers wishing to do some homework on the contestants ahead of the live final will be disappointed as the official website has been titsup for more than 10 hours. Helpfully Auntie has its very own dedicated Eurovision webpage, which should assist Eurovision junkies who …
mr. god, calling mr. god
"We at Vulture Central are putting our money on Latvian hopeful Aisha, who will be performing What For? (Only Mr. God Knows Why)."
Just don't bet too much money, as she was dismissed in the first semifinal!
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Yes, we know dear
Re: mr. god, calling mr. god
Surely it should be Lord God, if my Anglican education has anything to say on the matter, and if the deity in question is travelling with British Airways and has to fill out the appropriate honorific prefix.
Kicks off tomorrow night
Brilliant, I'm off away for the weekend to the wife's village where there isn't a TV signal so I won't even be able to see it by accident.
We'll record it for you.
Don't worry, you'll be able to watch it on the iPlayer.
Unless you have an iPad, that is.
Hmm, sounds like a good reason to buy one...
No escape there
You can watch iPlayer in Safari at:
Oh dear what a dated piece of crock this contest is.
It's no longer a contest about music (ha!) - the voting is purely political based. Its the same story every year, x country will always vote for y country, every year, without fail.
I ask, what's the point?
Beer, I won't be watching it - I'll be getting pissed because there are better ways to waste a few hours of your life.
Is it a heap of political voting? Most likely.
Is it cheesy? Very.
Is it the latest incarnation of a Simon Cowell pop-idol promoted wonder? No. And there's value in that. I'm heartily sick of the garbage passing as music these days, so for once in a year I'd like to enjoy something different, even if it is a Dutch girl singing in Latvian about the size of her milking bucket...
Of course, if you really think the song contest should be taken off of British screens, I will happily agree, in return for no more programme cancellations or disturbances due to football and those "the most important week of your life" [*] matches. Deal? No? Mmm, wonder why...
* - like the last "most importat week of your life"? Like the next one? Silly sods, I'd have thought the most important week(s) would contain stuff like marriage, death of a parent, birth of a child, winning the lottery - not football...
"It's no longer a contest about music"
Are you new to this continent?
makes me laugh...
I love how you write something about the little eurovision site being down - but nothing was said by anyone when the whole BBC went down for nearly an hour in the afternoon this week. You obvioulsy wern't watching twitter chat then...
Changes this year...
They've gone back to panel judging but still let the audience feel like they are part of the experience by allowing them to text vote (can't kill a good revenue stream).
Anyway- bring back Sir Terry. He was the only good thing about the contest.
Certainly won't be watching then
I'd have used to maybe pop it on when the results were coming up to smile at how badly we do & how politicised it is, but with Norton presenting I'd rather wallow in a pool of my own vomit than watch it.
not that political
if it's all political, how come a different country wins almost every year?
i;d suggest our lack of success is more down to the other countries sending their big stars and us sending 19 year old talent show winners...
We brits just dont' get Eurovision - there are two ways to win, 1 be very serious send someone of superior quality with a brilliant song and an amazing stage show that will create a real splash.
Or send someone who is completely outrageous. with a bonkers songs and a stage act so bizaree it gains merit for being so odd.
We just send an average person with a blah song and a poor stage show. A bit like a test run for the olympics.
It's not political
It's just that there are 2 rules to Eurovision:
1) Make sure you don't win and end up footing the bill for the next one.
2) Humiliate those British bastards as much as possible.
Humiliate those British bastards?
Why bother? We do a pretty good job of humiliating ourselves - FFS we send acts like "Scooch" and *actually* think it'll win.
Upsets handful of fans...
What? Both of them? That's sad...