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A Velvet Curtain Has Fallen Across Eurovision

by | 26th, May 2008

velvet-curtain.pngTHE Eurovision votes are in and we can confirm that the toe-tapping hit (insert name here) by (ditto) came bottom.

Says Terry Wogan in the Sun: “You have to say that this is no longer a music contest. Western European participants have to decide whether they want to take part from here on in, because their prospects are poor.”

Wogan rightly poo-poos the notion that Russians can sing better, than, the syncopated Irish (“Drag acts and bad acts and Terry Wogan’s wig
Mad acts and sad acts, it was Johnny Logan’s gig”)
or the Maltese (“Vodka that’s the secret word/ VODKA and they want it so bad / VODKA I’ve deciphered the code / Got a rush in the head VODKA / A transparent word.”)

Compare them to Russia’s winning entry, as sung by Dima Bilan, who seems to have taken the “BELIEVE” message held aloft by Manchester United fans in Moscow for the Champions League final and run with it:

As long as I’m breathing
There is not a limit to what I can dream
Cause I’ve got something to believe in
Mission to keep climbing
Nothing else can stop me if just believe
And I believe me

On the message boards, a “fan” writes: “Pull the plug on it. Now we have the Eastern Bloc competing and voting only for their near neighbours, it’s time for Western Europe to give it a miss.”

A velvet curtain, with bits of silver tassels and a see-through bit by the hem, is falling across Europe.

If we can get a safety curtain behind it, there is every reason to hope that we in the West can spend the next decades feeling superior about our music.

Take it away, Sir Cliff…

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