Sunday, March 08, 2015

Eurovision 2015: The UK chooses this year's gallant losers

Here, then, is the track picked for the UK's Eurovision entry - Still In Love With You, by Electro Velvet:

Remember the name. It'll come in handy if you ever find yourself on Pointless in 2017.

It's not a terrible thing. Well, not totally terrible. If Jive Bunny was still alive, it'd possibly even feel a bit contemporary.

Actually, yes. It is terrible, isn't it? It doesn't only sound dated, but the nostalgia it's striving for is, itself, dated. "Hey, Europe, remember 25 years ago when there was a lot of people remembering this sort of thing?"

Yes, it's come to this. We're entering something that could have just failed to make the cut for Bugsy Malone.

Instead, let's praise the wisdom of Andreas Kummert - selected to represent the German nation in the finals, he suddenly remembered that he didn't want to do that.


Anonymous said...

I was willing to go with it until the guy started to do some half-arsed scatting at 1:50. It will probably win now

Unknown said...

Simon, you're being disingenuous. 25 years? It's only 21 short years since Doop by Doop graced the charts...

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

Justin, you're right. To my shame, I had forgotten Doop.

I say "to my shame"; I mean "after sixteen years of weekly bursts of therapy".

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