14 November 2005

Sometimes things are just so horrific you have to back away from the very thought. I mean, we all know that the Eurovision is car-crash tv. We all know the songs are rubbish. Nobody watches to be entertained by how good the performances are. The worse they are the better. But RTE have gone too far this time.

After the performance of the Irish brother and sister[1] last year, where they failed to qualify, RTE made the wise choice of not using “You’re a Star” to choose this year’s entrance. Trouble is, they’ve gone and picked Brian Kennedy!

I mean, come on!

To the many readers[2] who haven’t heard of Brian Kennedy – I congratulate you. Supposedly one of Ireland’s most popular artists[3] do you really think he’d agree to enter the Eurovision Song Contest if he was any good?

Every year that episode of Father Ted looks more and more realistic. Is it a mere coincidence that the fella quoted in the Irish Times today is Linehan? hmmmm

And while I’m mentioning Irish comedy did you know that all three videos by D’Unbelievables are now out on the one dvd.


  1. I’ve heard she was hospitalised after an attack outside a pub recently, and has come out as gay in the papers. Isn’t gossip a wonderful waste of time
  2. Hopefully all of you
  3. bleurch

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10 Responses

  1. Sinéad says:

    Ah come on, this is surely a joke? Is it to amend for our crappy progress over the last few years? Surely it'll be more embarassing if a well-known act like him fails to win?

  2. Fence says:

    Sinéad I'm telling you, RTE have gone insane. Only explanation :)

  3. Carl V. says:

    Haven't heard to the musician or the show but the DVD you mentioned sounds very interesting…will have to add that to the list of things to check out.

  4. Fence says:

    Thank God, the Brian Kennedy virus hasn't spread beyond Ireland ;)

    D'unbelievables are great. Or at least, their early stuff is. D'Video is fantastic, D'Telly is good, but I haven't sat through all of D'Mother yet.

  5. anne says:

    Why does the name ring a bell? I've had a look at his site. Yeah, whatever, right?

  6. anne says:

    That last picture is amazing.

  7. Fence says:

    Hmm, possibility he has infected areas of mainland europe?

  8. Fence says:

    I like to think of it as inspired by the flares of Serenity & Firefly :)

  9. NineMoons says:

    Hang on a sec, I know another version of that legend… the kids are saved by Ballygowan. And they ain't all old and wrinkly neither. Better version! Go Ballygowan! No other water….

  10. Fence says:

    Shush! Perverting legends with advertising tripe.