Eurovision has become a bit of a tradition in our house. We watch it every year. But surprisingly we stumble upon it by accident every time! We don't trawl the papers in the hope that it is on or "google it" to see when it is on...
I just happened to flick over to SBS last night and realised it was on. We missed a few acts but caught most of them for some brilliant entertainment. I really love the competition with all the eccentric entrants from all over Europe. Some are fantastic and some are just plain awful! I will not mention the countries that were really bad - just in case I offend someone out there.
I really liked the entry from Malta (Chiara) but she only received 31 points and ended in 22nd place! And of course the amount of time, money and efffort put into winning is astounding. I guess it means a lot to a country to win because then they get to host the competition next year and it puts them "on the map" so to speak.
England really pulled out all the stops this year including bringing in Andrew Lloyd Webber who wrote part of the song and was on the piano for the performance. Jade didn't do too badly but she did stand too close to one of the violinists at one point and get jabbed...poor girl!
Have a look at this years winner from Norway (Alexander Rybak) and see what you think. When I first heard the song, I thought it was very child like in the way it was written and a bit folky (he wrote it himself) , but after listening to it again, at the end of the show, I realised it was very catchy. I did think there were better entries but you cannot argue with the whole of Europe when most of their votes went to Norway!
If you haven't seen a Eurovision contest before, I think it is one of the things you should do before you die!
Have a look at this years Eurovision website and see why for yourself!!!
It will be three hours well spent!