Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Greatest Show on Earth (well, almost)

Yes, it's that time of the year again: The Eurovision Song Contest. Who will win the coveted prize this year? Will it go to Hungary or Belarus for the first time? Will the Finns retain the trophy? Or perhaps Serbia can add the Eurovision crown to their Presidency of the Council of Europe and annoy the Serbo-phobes still further?
Or, (and I know we're entering the realms of fantasy here), will Britain win for the first time since 1997?
Last year in The Guardian, I put forward a five point plan to restore the contest to its 1970s 'Ding a Dong' glory. Sadly, my proposals have not as yet been adopted by the contest's organisers, but I'll post them again here, in case any bigwigs from European television happen to stumble upon this site.......

p.s. what odds that Cyprus doesn't give 12 points to Greece and vice versa? 100-1?

UPDATE: After this news, I wouldn't like to be Marko Attila-Hoare's cat today. Or George Monbiot's either......

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