Sunday, May 15, 2016
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.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Although not entirely dead, Brotherhood of Man would be spinning in their graves if they had witnessed last nights results debacle.
Now it's true that Bonnie Tyler deserved to come 19th when she represented us in 2013, but even screeching Bonnie managed to get 23 points.
Poor Electro Velvet, the UK entry for 2015 scored just 5 points finishing 24th of 27. The song, whilst perhaps not the strongest entry, certainly merited more than it got. We was robbed.
Even so, The Eurovision Song Contest is a great spectacle every year, and is the ultimate in camp tv.
Worth every penny of the £310,000 that BBC pumps into it from licence fees. If you think that is extortionate, then bear in mind, that during that four hour show, it cost the UK another £9.1 million of the £55 million we plough in each and every day, just to be in this select European Union, which clearly worships the water we walk on.
In London City the revellers supported the acts they thought were the best, not those who were likely to drop a bomb on us if they lost. Although disappointed at our result, the crowd cheered as Sweden scooped the main prize, thus preventing the Russians from winning :)
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The stage is set and it's a green light for Eurovision 2015 today at 12pm SL time (8pm UK).
We have full coverage of the show on video and audio streams.
At the intermission Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler will take to the stage to thrill the audience.
We'll be playing a selection of the historic winning songs, British winners and some of the unforgettable disasters.
Win 250L for being the Best in Your Country's Colours.
To get the most from the show we recommend you watch the in-world stream with the sound turned down, but with the Audio stream turned up. That way you can see the show and also hear it, but be able to break away to listen to the tribute acts during some of the enormous history lessons they always give us, when we're too lathered up to possibly care!
Join us for Eurovision today at 12pm SL here:
Monday, May 12, 2014
Congratulations to Austria this year for winning the Eurovision Song Contest with their artiste Conchita, the bearded lady.
British entry Molly was Smitten-Downes with a sore throat just one day ahead of the contest and there was a worry that at one point she would use the rhythm method and pull out just ahead of the contest, but on the night, like the true star she isn't, she sang her heart out and sailed into obscurity securing just 40 points landing us in 17th position.
We last won Eurovision 17 years ago in 1997 with Love Shine a Light by Katrina and the Waves.
This is the longest gap ever for us since last winning. We've even tried rolling out the big guns in recent years with class acts such as Queen Victoria's favourite, the 79 year old Engelbert Humpadink and ever tuneful Bonnie Tyler. Some of us fear that until we wheel out Cilla Black on a gurney, we shall not win again.
Enjoy the video.
Friday, May 09, 2014
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, then listen to this year's hopefuls as they each croon their way into the inevitable oblivion that awaits them.
Our half time show this year features, The Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler!
Enjoy the show here in London City http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/120/115/24
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Oh yes, it's time for the Eurovision Song Contest again! The show that is so bad, its good.
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.
On stage we have the UK winners of the 1976 contest, The Brotherhood of Man and the 'bound to win' this years celeb back from the dead, Bonnie Tyler.
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 500L for Best in Your Countries Colours.
Don't miss it!
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Monday, May 28, 2012
What a busy packed weekend ... firstly on Friday madame Lala sprang into action like a Thompson's Gazelle ...well, more like an old trout thirsty for gin ... Never the less she made an appearance in her club ...MADAME LALA'S REVUE. There was a tribute to Robin Gibb of the Bee Gee's, who unfortunately passed away last week. Madame Lala played an evening of his music on her gramophone for all to enjoy … There was also a BEST IN YELLOW event , people eagerly turned up in their best yellow outfit hoping to win some Lindens ... As you see Lala turned up in red....I say no more !
On Saturday, Regents park was transformed into another open air concert for all to enjoy... It was Eurovision, and technology being a wonderful thing, there was a simulcast straight into the park on a huge screen, so we could watch the whole event LIVE. It was nail biting to say the least, and our own Engleburt Humperdink was up first to sing and the London city crowd roared for him as well as wearing red, white and blue to show support :) . Later in the intermission, Brotherhood of Man entertained the crowds with a few of their songs we know and love, followed by the voting, where unfortunately the rest of the world were not quite so keen on our englebert ...
Then it was time to hot-foot it over to Lezbo, Lezbo is one of the newest clubs in Victoria London City, it is open to everyone who wants to dance and have fun :). Each night Lezbo club is transformed into a different theme. This week we saw the likes of a Vampire night, the club was transformed into a dark Gothic castle and the dance floor was a river of blood...nice ! lol..Then we were whisked away to the Serengeti plains as we went on safari, the next night we saw Burlesque, the crowds turned out in their feathers glitter and lurex...and that was just the guys :P, We were then transformed into the Mafia, and the club took on a dark grungy warehouse theme, then the week was finished off with a trip into nursery rhymes... Which looked a bit like tellytubbies on acid, and "Egg-leburt Humpty-dink" even showed his face .
see you next time, after another fantastic week in London City .
roving reporter Ruby xxx
Sunday, May 27, 2012
It was an oh so familiar ending to the Eurovision last night, as Britain again won the coveted title of most loathed country in Europe and came second from last in the contest.
He was never my cup of tea and I must admit to seeing him as a bit of a poor mans Tom Jones, but there is no denying that Engelbert Humpadink has enjoyed huge fame and fortune in his lifetime.
|Brotherhood of Man perform at Eurovision Night|
So was it bad advice, desperation for another shot at fame, conceit or just a terribly misjudged self confidence and feeling of patriotism that made the once international heart throb, Engelbert, set himself up for this tragic fall?
Will people see beyond this and realise that even if the 76 year old old chap had come on with a diamond encrusted zimmer frame and sung like Johnny Mathis and moved like Sammy Davis, that nothing could save him? He was hobbled before he began, because of the country he represented.
|Eurovision Party at London City|
London City was full to capacity last night as we danced, listened to the entries and had a great intermission with a performance by Brotherhood of Man. Everyone was laughing and joking as the results poured in.
Such high spirits despite such a defeat? We have good reason to smile. We still have our Sterling.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Eurovision Party this coming Saturday in Soho, Regent's Park.
We have three Euro DJ's playing the Best of the Losing entries, Best of British Songs and Winning Entries. Plus a very special Guest Appearance by Winners of the 1976 contest, Brotherhood of Man.
The Competition this week is Best in Red White & Blue.
Party in The Park, Eurovision Special starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK)