I have had to refrain from reviewing Cheesecake owing to a terrible mishap. So, who do you call on when there's Cheesecake to review? There can be but one group of people.
This made me giggle. Inspired by the title of this year's Swedish entry, it comes from Twitter user @euro_pete
Tee-hee! Thanks to Pete for letting BBaB reproduce it here.
It lacks Linda Martin calling someone "an odious little man" but otherwise, here's the review of Ireland's song for this year. Includes my first experiences of being a Eurovision fan - those three consecutive years of crushing disappointment.
Vroom-vroom! (feathers) Vroom-vroom! (feathers). It's Softengine for Finland.
Farid Mammadov was organising a dead posh dinner party. He loves dinner parties, he thinks they're great. This dead posh dinner party had a Eurovision theme. Farid invited the presenter of the 1982 Contest in Harrogate, Lulu, Vicky Leandros and The Herreys. He also asked his elderly aunt if she would welcome the guests while he was in the kitchen making Dairylea sandwiches and unwrapping the Party Rings.
Farid also had a very strict seating plan and his aunt, whom he loved dearly, despite the fact she could not pronounce her 'h's, was instructed to make sure nobody was sitting where and when they weren't supposed to. The presenter of the 1982 Contest had to sit down first, then Lulu, then Vicky Leandros, then the Herreys. Farid would brook no breach of his order and his aunt knew this. Anyway, everything was going according to plan. The presenter of the 1982 Contest was all sat down nicely when one of the Herreys thought it would be socially opportune to strike up a conversation with Farid's aunt.
"Forgive me," said the Herrey. "I haven't been following the Contest too closely of late. Farid, our host? He's a singer from Portugal, isn't he?" And as the Herrey said this, he foolishly decided to sit down next to the presenter of the 1982 Contest.
Farid's aunt was purple with rage. "No!" she yelled, pointing at Lulu, "'E 'as 'er by Jan!"
It's time for Lithuania. What is that man doing beneath that tutu?
NOTE: This was recorded before the running order was decided. Otherwise, hello, hope you're you well. Here's what Boom Bang a Blog thinks of Conchita Wurst's song for Austria. I'm channeling Alan Carr in the opening moments of this.
We're renaming ourselves Boob Bang a Blog for 24 hours. It's the Polish entry.
I had Georgia on my mind, so I did this. Please be aware, it takes longer to watch this than it does to get to Earth.
The things we do to tell you about Eurovision songs. Boom Bang a Blog went out on location* in the middle of a storm** to offer some thoughts*** on Norway's entry.
**Not really either
***We really did do this