Monday, May 26, 2008

Germany feels the cold wind of rejection

If Terry Wogan's toy-chuck wasn't over-reactive enough for you, Germany is treating its less-than-stellar performance in Eurovision as a national crisis:

"Why doesn't anyone like us?" asked Bild am Sonntag newspaper after Germany had yet another horrendous showing in the annual contest watched by more than 100 million viewers.

"Are we too stupid to win or is it simply we're not liked?" the Sunday newspaper said. "The fact is Germany's top recording artists have failed spectacularly in this contest. Do our singers simply have no chance abroad?"

Since being too stupid has never been a handicap in winning Eurovision, the Germans can at least take comfort in still being more popular than the United Kingdom.