Eurovision – Wrong Contest?

This weekend saw the passing of yet another European curiosity. Yes, one cannot but applaud the manifestation of sheer enthusiasm, national pride, and musical annihilation that is the accidental entertainment value of the Eurovision song contest. Thankfully our Irish duo did not make it to the final this year; removing any last-minute, outside chance that we would have had to host it next year. The order of the day was drums, drums and more drums intertwined with cheesy dance routines and video snippets from the local tourist board. Now, from the Irish side, we are hearing that we need seasoned professionals to sing the songs for our nation. I’m beginning to think that, not even Terry Wogan can save it now…