Showing posts with label Eurovision. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eurovision. Show all posts

Sunday, May 13, 2018

We Was Robbed!




British entry SuRie, sang like a German band in a performance that was exciting for all the wrong reasons.  In the last minute of her song, what police describe as "a European citizen but not British", ran on to the stage snatching the singers microphone and appeared to shout, "Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom."

Apparently, this as yet unnamed scumbag, also invaded the stage in three similar incidents during the National Television awards, The Stephen Noland show and the final of last year's, The Voice.

Someone really should get his name and stop inviting him to these functions.

Although our entry was probably not the winning number of the night, it deserved to do a little better than it did, ending in 24th place, beating just Finland and Portugal.  To put this into perspective when  Bonnie Tyler represented us we came 19th, and with Engelbert we came 25th of 26.

Eurovision ceased to be anything about music a very long time ago. In fact a dreadful entry from Israel featuring an overweight Chinese lady at a Takeaway, scooped top prize by winning  the so-called popular vote, having been in an obscure place on the leader board only moments before.

We are used to losing this contest, and in recent years the BBC has twice played canned cheering when our contestants take to the stage to drown out the booing in the auditorium.  So although we never expect to win due to political reasons (ie the rest of EU not liking us for Brexit), we always have fun at this event and the indignation we suffer each year, is actually just part of the cabaret that is Eurovision.

We had a terrific evening in London City, enjoying old Eurovision acts Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler during the intermission as we collectively watched the Live show, whilst sucking our teeth.  Hope you enjoyed it too!









Saturday, May 12, 2018

Eurovision Song Contest, Live from London City




World's End Pub is on the road tonight, broadcasting Live from the Eurovision Concert area in London City from 11am SL Time (7pm UK) then from 12pm SL time, we start the Eurovision show!

We'll play you a brief summary of the songs coming up tonight, a choice of best previous Euro entries, then the live show itself.

Throughout the show don't forget to vote Yes or No for each song and CoffeeQueen will tabulate how London City has voted.  Our winners will be announced during the Half-Time Show, and the London City Players will perform as Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler.

Then its back to the live show for the winners.  Plus your chance to win 300L for best in your countries colours!

This year the live show can be seen worldwide on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eurovision

We hope you can join us.  It all starts at 11am SL time.
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Saturday: Eurovision Song Contest - Live in London City




It is time for the Eurovision Song Contest again!  The show that is so bad, it is great.

This is the second Eurovision since Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Last year they gave us a few points more than usual, to show there is no hard feelings.  This year, we're still leaving, so how will they react?

You can enjoy the grizzly spectacle of the campest show on earth, The Eurovision Song Contest, in London City on Saturday.

From  12pm SL (8pm UK) get your space on the dance floor as we celebrate by-gone British entries, historic winners and then listen live to this year's hopefuls as they each croon their way into the inevitable oblivion that awaits them.

The half time show features previous Euro winners Brotherhood of Man and previous disaster, Bonnie Tyler!

Come and experience Eurovision, here in  London City, with all the entrants singing their fabulous songs and the good ole UK getting its usual 1 or 2 points.

The campest show on earth is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City3/136/123/23 starting at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with a prize of 300L for Best in Your Countries Colours.

Don't miss it!

A Eurovision flutter




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It's the Eurovision weekend!

This year spare a thought for our dearly departed Katie Boyle, who died last month.  Katie hosted the Worldwide show in 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974 and the UK portion throughout all of the the 1970's.


If you are a bit of a two-dollar-bettor you might like to have a flutter on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Today would be a good day to head on down to the bookies and place your bets.

The thing to remember about betting on Eurovision, is that it's not all about who has the best song.  It's also about who has the best political ties.  I've put a couple of quid on Australia because I think they have a great song, but the long odds show that the bookies think they're not in a political pole position chance of winning!

Join in on the live stream here in London City from 12pm SL time on Saturday!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eurovision: For Once, We Weren't Robbed





Congratulations to Portugal who led throughout the voting and won the contest.

What a highly entertaining Eurovision it was and thank you to everyone who packed out London City last night. You came to party and bear witness the UK's expected decimation in perhaps our last Eurovision before we exit the European Union.

To everyones surprise, the UK did better than it has in many many years, with our entry by Lucy Jordan.

Brotherhood of Man performing during half time at London City

Voting is always a bit strange in this contest, with each country awarding points in the traditional manner used for centuries.  But then, the somewhat suspicious pile-on telephone votes at the end, that suddenly award a few hundred points here and there and can catapult a country from last place, to first place.

When the countries had finished voting, UK was in 8th place, our highest ranking this millennium. It was surprising to see that bottom of the board was Spain with nil points (keep your hands off Gibraltar) and Germany who received no votes until the last moment when they picked up 3 points from Ireland (who are pissed off with England about this border business post-Brexit).



Although the telephone voting skewed the end results for many of the countries, Germany and Spain remained the resounding losers of the night.

And UK, although not winning, did far better than in decades, either picking up some sympathy votes at the cost of the Germans, or a bit of admiration for our intended future.

All in all, one of the most enjoyable Eurovision's in a long time.  Thank you for being part of it.