Sunday, May 15, 2016
Eurovision, The usual result
Why do we put ourselves through it?
Our song this year was not bad at all.
Probably not good enough to win, but surely a great deal better than many others. And yet, as usual in recent years, we came twenty-third out of twenty-six. We're beginning to think that some of the other countries don't much care for us.
But spare a thought for poor Australia, the clear winner by hundreds of points, right until the very end, when a bizarre new voting system cut in for the very first time, suddenly awarding over 400 extra points to the Ukraine, catapulting them at the last moment to the winners of the 61st Eurovision song contest.
As long as we can see it for what it is, a political barometer that pays little attention to the talents of its entrants, and laugh it off at the end of the show as we always do, and appreciate it for all its splendor and gaudiness, then long may it reign.
Talking politics, Britain goes to the polls next month to vote In or Out of Europe.
Now is as good a time as any, to resurrect the voting booth, which is just for fun.. and asks you, should the UK stay in Europe or Leave?
Visit the voting booth in London City to have your say.