Sunday, October 02, 2011

Another crack at Eurovision

Lys Assia has a firm place in history - if you stretch 'history' enough to include 'pub quiz questions'. She won the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, although as she picked up the prize Terry Wogan insisted her win was just the result of block-voting by German-speaking nations. Probably.

Anyway, now she's back: She's entered a track in the public-selection process to pick the song to represent Switzerland in 2012. Still a very long way from making the finals, it is possible that if she qualifies and wins Eurovision next year recorded time will fold over onto itself using her two victories as fixed points either side of the collapse. Don't say you weren't warned.