12 May 2007

The highlight of our social calendar

Tonight is the night of the Eurovision Song Contest, the televisual event when Europe shows it can comprehensively and utterly out-schlock the USA... 24 songs from 24 European nations will compete for the most coveted music prize of all...



It is ten years since Katrina and the Waves own for the UK with "Love, shine a light" - a song written by former Soft Boy Kimberley Rew. Will Scooch ensure that Music's coming home with "Flying the Flag?"



Can Finland retain the crown that was won in style by GWAR-a-likes (well sort of...) Lordi?



Can Israel's entry from Teapacks emulate Dana International's 1998 triumph?



Can Luxembourg find a winning combination to match the France Gall/Serge Gainsbourg victory in 1965?



Will Switzerland import another relatively unknown Canadian and help slingshot her to international fame? I bloody hope not!

Needless to say it's a load of utter crap but it's train wreck television and is thus oddly compelling!

I PROMISE THAT THIS WILL BE THE FIRST, LAST AND ONLY TIME CELINE DION WILL APPEAR ON THE POOR MOUTH

6 comments:

Alison said...

Is it wrong that I would rather anyone else one than us??

Bryan said...

On this side of the pond there's American Idol, so you need to suffer through the Eurovision Song contest.

The winners of both should be sent to a small island somewhere with a book of matches and a butter knife and left for a year.

Used to be you win some money and a set of dishes and go home happy.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I like diversity. How many languages can I say 'wretched' and 'Oh, my bleeding ears' in?

jams o donnell said...

Nothing wrong with that at all Alison!

Is that the island where every plant is poisonous and even the sheep are carnivorous???

Ah I'm glad you appreciated it ewbl!

Siani said...

Thank you for your assurance re: Celine Dion. Otherwise, I would have been obliged to abandon The Poor Mouth forever more. That woman's shrill, twangy voice tears through me faster than a dose of salts. Yuck.

jams o donnell said...

It was essential I put that disclaimer on the blog or my readership would plummet!