Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Ireland's Titanic Eurovision song

Yes, next Saturday we'll all be watching it but denying that we've done so - it's the annual Eurovision song fest, this year from Helsinki.

Ireland's Eurovision song is a throwback to the 60s or 70s, an era that John Waters has never quite managed to leave. Even down to the long (thinning) hair and Clint Eastwood style wardrobe.

Whoever in RTE chose Dervish, who are an excellent traditional group, as performers of this supposedly modern song should be asked to publish the logic behind the choice.

You can back Ireland @ 50/1 with William Hill, 33/1 with Ladbrokes and 25/1 with Paddy Power. I suspect that 100/1 would be more appropriate odds for this Titanic effort.

I think it's embarrassing rubbish that will sink without trace.

Footnote: I hate to say "I told you so", but Ireland finished last of the 24 entries in the Eurovision. Only one country cast any vote for Ireland - 5 points from Albania.

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