Feel The Rhythm

Cast:

Tonight, is the night, that Brian Kennedy[1] proves once and for all that Ireland will no longer win at Eurovision. He’ll sing whatever it is he is going to sing[2] and the judges will point and laugh and we will not make it through the semi-finals tonight.

Oh yes, this is the week of European competition. Last night was the Champions League. Sat. sees the rugby. But sport is nothing when compared to the music of The Eurovision Song Contest!

And soon, you Americans might be lucky enough to be able to watch this wonderous show[3] wherein countries send their most gifted talents into battle. Determined to prove once and for all who has mastery of the “european music verse.” Armed only with gaudy costumes and terrible songs we[4] will watch as they fight to the death[5]

The Eurovision is one of those shows that I’m always made aware its on, like The Rose of Tralee but never watch it, I prefer to laugh at it, and it possible should have been retired to pasture a long while ago. But, people enjoy it. They watch and listen and enjoy. Not I. No. Never.[6]

Linknotes:

  1. Do not click this link. Run away! Run Away!
  2. thankfully I have not heard it. Or if I have I have wiped that memory clean
  3. link stolen from The Sheila Variations
  4. not me though. I gave up sometime in the early 90s
  5. – if only, then I’d really hope Brian Kennedy got through
  6. – Oh, okay, maybe some flicking and chortling will occur, but that is it

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10 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Is this the same contest that Fathers Ted & Dougal entered? Please tell me it is.

  2. Fence says:

    It is, one and the same.

    running around with your fetlocks blowing in the wind

    Hang on! I can get this bit

  3. anne says:

    Every year, I think I’ll organize some party or other – how gay of me… And every year, I fail miserably. I’ve watched the Miss France contest more than I’ve seen the Eurovision. But then, France’s song is usually such crap that it hurts just thinking about it… I think I’ll back Romania this year.

  4. Carl V. says:

    I can’t wait…. ;)

  5. NineMoons says:

    Not that f#*king note! The other f#*king note!

  6. weenie says:

    The Swedes take the Eurovision really seriously and apparently the streets are empty when it’s on cos the whole nation will be watching, hoping for another ‘ABBA’.

    I used to enjoy it – Johnny Logan was one of the best! :)

  7. Fence says:

    Well the Eurovision is the most populist camp show in the world, so it fits.

    Carl, I do believe you aren’t serious when you say that. How could you disparage the wonder of the Eurovision!

    NM Muppet Kennedy got through!

    Weenie, I actually saw Sweden’s entry last night. it was very very ABBA-esque

  8. NineMoons says:

    Oh, Johnny Logan! *swoon*

  9. Ann says:

    “Ah Dougal, we want to stay away from the whole area of actually being in love with the horse.”

    Am I the only one who hears the title of the Irish entry and immediately thinks “Every Song is Cry for Help” ?

  10. Fence says:

    You don’t appreciate Paul O’Connell’s something (notice absence of *) but you’ll *swoon* over Mr. Logan. Takes all sorts NM. All sorts :)

    Ann! You are not alone, I always think it’s going to be a call for help. Or maybe that is just my ears begging for some relief :)