Eurovision glory for United Kingdom

Yes, we finished bottom, just 236 points behind the winner from Germany!  Germany’s win was almost assured, given that is about the only country in Europe with the financial resources to hold next year’s event.  Despite all the effort put into producing a song and choosing an entry, our neighbours on the continent have blown us a resounding raspberry.  The UK entry, Josh Dubovie, could have gone on stage and sung the winning German entry and still not got more than the 10 points awarded to him.  Maybe we take this joke of a competition just a tad too seriously. Stock and Waterman must be wondering why they bothered.  Still, you’ve got to laugh, even if Terry Wogan is no longer on hand to treat Eurovision in his entertainingly dismissive fashion.

3 Responses to “Eurovision glory for United Kingdom”

  1. 1 JohnRS 30/05/2010 at 8:42 am

    This pointless competition is long, long past its sell-by date. We all know why the UK gets “null points” now, that’s not likely to change in the forseeable future. Why not save the several million it costs us to take part and let the rest of Europe go its own way?

  2. 2 robert 30/05/2010 at 9:01 am

    Norton was terrible, bring back Wogan.

    It is of course unfair that so many countries sing in English. They should all be made to sing in their own language (even the Irish).

    During the results session I think only two of the representatives used French to give the results, France of course and Portugal.It is time English was made the harmonised language of the EU which would cut out a lot of the cost and duplication of translation.The Lisbon treaty would have been more transparent had it been framed in English to start with.

    We could then leave the EU having done our bit for European unity.

  3. 3 Michele 30/05/2010 at 9:44 am

    Did you really expect anything different? Why on earth we bother with this nonsense amazes me. Most pop songs played in Europe have their roots in the UK, which means that in the real world no one takes it seriously.

    Why not pull out, stop financing the bid, – In face why not refuse to pay another penny to the EU until they actually get the audit signed off, (it’s bad business to throw good money after bad) and grant the extremities that pinch the pennies out of English taxpayers pockets the independence they are so desperately trying to avoid.

    We’d be rolling in it and the North East would be able to get some real funding for a change instead of it being syphoned off to ‘other parts’

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