Tonight is my favourite night of the year: Eurovision! The continental competition which everybody loves to laugh at. If you are a Eurovish newbie then here are my handiest facts to help you get through the four hours of pure madness!
1) You don't have to be in Europe to compete- Although Euro is in the title, pretty much anyone is allowed in. Israel has been competing since 1973 and Australia joined the pyrotechnic wonderland two years ago for it’s 60th birthday.
2) Nobody else can hear Graham Norton- It's his sarcastic comments which make the program. I honestly couldn't imagine anyone else doing the voice over (though my dad assures me that Terry Wogan was hilarious). The contestants are usually entertaining but Norton's costume insults just add to the hilarity.
3) Everybody votes for their friends- Just think of it like a vote at school: basically a popularity contest. The song could be fantastic but unless your country is near to a big group there is a 1 in 100 chance of you winning! Unfortunately for us, being an island means we have no neighbours but don't worry...
4) The United Kingdom is usually somewhere near the bottom-Let's hope that this year is different! Joe and Jake have actually done a great song this year. The tune is pretty catchy and it was voted for by the public so we know it can grab people's attention. We even have the coveted penultimate slot! I for one don't think we'll be receiving nul points!
I really hope you enjoyed this post. Tell me in the comment’s what you’re plans for tonight are and if you will be watching. Don’t forget to add me to your circles on Google + if you want to read more!
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