10 January 2007
We hate it when our friends win Eurovision
It was confirmed yesterday that the BBC was in talks with Morrissey to pen Britain's Eurovision Song Contest entry. Last year he expressed an interest in entering the annual festival of high camp, banal lyrics and trite melodies (Eurovision is a train wreck indeed but - but a most entertaining one)but most people assumed he was joking. In the wake of another lamentable performance from the UK Morrissey said: "I was horrified but not surprised to see the UK fail again in the Eurovision Song Contest. And there is one question I keep on asking: 'Why didn't they ask me?' That question keeps going round my head."
The BBC, given him the task of finding a British entry that is traditionally chosen via a viewer vote, took him at his word. A BBC spokeswoman said: "Morrissey has expressed an interest and we are in talks with him as well as other people. But nothing has yet been confirmed."
Sheila take an abani bi abani bow?