So what’s the verdict on last night’s Eurovision win by Norway? For me, (as a hater of this contest who got sucked into watching half way through, despite my better judgement) I think it stood out as honest, simple, sufficiently different and with that important component in a highly visual world - a cute(ish) looking singer (sort of). I was singing it as I stripped for bed - I suspect the tune will be driving me spare by the end of this morning. …Like all good Eurovision songs then.
Well done Norway. I’m pleased for them. As a nation they’re a nice lot and, to be honest, I’m relieved that the UK doesn’t also have to stump up for a big show next year. We’re already on the skids whilst having to prepare for the 2012 Olympics. Anything else and we’d have to sell the family silver …(oh yeah, we already did that).
(P.S. Poor old Germany eh? Even the lovely Dita von Teese couldn’t save the day. Hang on… What was she doing there anyway? So, er…Can we please have George Clooney shimmying around our singer in his boxers next year? I really think that might secure us a win).
(For 2010′s winner ~ Lena ~ click here)