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

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.











Saturday, May 13, 2017

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 12, 2017

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 first Eurovision since Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Will they all give us 12 points, or attempt to give us minus numbers!   Should be the funniest contest so far!

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 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!