Great show this year I thought - cheesy and kitsch and best viewed accompanied by alcohol and chocolates! My first real giggle came with the german entry - gotta love that "choreography"
The UK haven't a hope in hell of doing well these days - it doesn't matter what the song is as nobody else in Europe likes us so we don't get any votes
It's hard to explain the Eurovision Song Contest to those who've never seen it - here in the UK it's a huge joke and so camp and gloriously kitsch that it's great entertainment - so bad it's good kind of thing. Some of the countries take it deadly serious though, eg the Balkan states who are fairly recent participants. There's a lot of political voting goes on with neighbouring countries voting for each other year after year. Then there's Terry Wogan's commentary - it just wouldn't be the same without Terry! Sometimes I watch it with subtitles on - as it's live the subtitles are often a cause of unintentional hilarity.