Saturday, 24 May 2008


Right now in Belgrade a frantic BBC runner is trying to source enough Irish whiskey to keep Wogan going for the evening, for tis Eurovision night!

I know, I know - it's all rigged and what chance do we stand with a bin man as our national hope up against the Balkan Block? - 150/1 since you ask.

In fact, if you fancied a flutter you could do a lot worse than the Icelandic entry "Euroband". They've studied the form and have conscientiously ticked all boxes: Thumping europop track? Check. Bonkers goth punk body popping backing dancers? Check. Terrible, terrible lyrics? Check. Permatan and sparkly eurotrash smile? Check.
At 12/1 they're not the favourites, but could pay back a pretty penny - especially if The Viking Empire votes go their way.

Anyway, you don't want to take my word for it - to make a truly informed decision you need an expert, cue the improbably named Euro academic: Dr Derek Gatherer. Read his study and you'll never wonder about the collusive voting significant ever again -no wonder Wogan needs the odd tot.


Old Reprobate said...

Advice for Dr Gatherer..... get a life! X

Soph said...

Have you heard that ol' Tezza is considering resigning his post as Eurovison's commentator extraordinaire after yet another year of bias voting? To be honest, I don't know what he's complaining about - he's clearly got the best gig on TV, being paid to make outrageous remarks whilst getting pickled on Irish whiskey. And rather than suggest that Britain simply pulls out from the increasingly unfair competition, I think Terry should back the advice of one writer in the Guardian who suggested that "We quickly cede independence to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle Of Man, the Isle Of Wight, Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney, thereby making them eligible for Eurovision. And then, let the back-scratching commence". Genius!

Lalalaura said...

Soph, this is not a joking matter. Terry Wogan is a television legend - who else can claim to have hosted the chat show on which David Icke announced to a nation that he was the Son of God? I blame that Winkelman woman, everything was just fine until she came along - what are the BBC thinking?