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Any Excuse….

Posted by DINRIL on January 8, 2009

…..to drag this old clip out. For those of you who watched Eurovision Your Country Needs You and are excited at the prospect of sending twins to Moscow, we offer this cautionary reminder of what can happen when identical siblings are let loose on a Eurovision stage……

And for the record we are backing Damien. For his obvious talent. And not for any aesthetic qualities whatsoever, you understand…….

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Turkish Delight!

Posted by DINRIL on January 5, 2009

For want of a better headline, the second song to be competing in Moscow has been unveiled – and it’s from Turkey. Singer Hadise premiered the song on New Year’s Eve in a show only marginally shorter than the entire Lord Of The Rings trilogy – and actually we’re kind of liking it, even though a) it is bone-grindingly predictable b) clearly perfectly packaged right down to the running time, in direct contrast to the Albanian effort which we reckon runs for around 48 minutes and will have to be pruned, c) the title, Dum Tek Tek might just give rise to the return of ridiculous song titles at Moscow 2009  and d) Hadise has a far more pert and shapely bottom than we do.

Judge for yourself, anyways. In all seriousness, we’d be surprised to see this one blunder….

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Your Country Needs You! Er, are you sure….?

Posted by DINRIL on January 3, 2009

So, as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s bid to find the UK’s next Eurovision representative kicks off on Saturday in the shape of the BBC1 show Your Country Needs You, we have just one thing to say: anybody who thinks Lloyd Webber might just be the UK’s Eurovision saviour has clearly forgotten that he was the brains behind this, er classic chart-topper. All together now – one, two, three, four….we’re dooooooooooooooooomed……

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One Down, About 4,782 To Go….

Posted by DINRIL on December 27, 2008

OK, so we might still maintain it is too early to declare the Eurovision 2009 season open (it probably should be 2009 for that really…..), but nonetheless Albania have been first off the mark once again with selecting their song for the forthcoming contest. The words ‘everything bar the kitchen sink’  immediately spring to mind…..

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