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It's murder on the dancefloor. Well, not quite, but Boom Bang a Blog must share with its readers the grave(ish) news that the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Dance Contest has been cancelled.
With the UK staging the event's first two editions, but not doing especially well on the scoreboard in either of them, the keenest new member of the Euro family - Azerbaijan - was set to welcome everyone to Baku in September for the third edition of the competition.
There's just one problem. The Dance Contest just hasn't caught on in the way the EBU bosses hoped, so the organisers weren't able to get enough participant countries signing up to justify the show going ahead.
Word is the Azeris will still host the show, albeit next year, with a major shake-up of how the dancing edition of the Contest is executed worked on in the interim.
But don't be surprised if the idea gets executed altogether.
Aw, well done Poland. They've just scooped their first ever Eurovision title, 14 years after their impressive debut at the Song Contest (they took silver in 1994) by sort-of-moonwalking their way to the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest trophy.
The United Kingdom finished ninth (not a double-digit position - let joy rain down upon us all) out of, umm, 14 competing nations, but let's not be churlish. Instead, we shall concentrate on the winners.
Right, there may not be much in the way of blanket promotion across the airwaves for the competition, but the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest begins at 8pm BST tomorrow (Saturday) at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.
We know who's taking part, but when exactly are they playing? And do we know what moves each couple will be showing off to a watching continent?
Of course we do. We're Boom Bang a Blog.
Taking on the burdenous mantle this year is actress (note: 'actress'. Not 'professional dancer'. Oh yes, we know how to play by the rules...) Louisa Lytton, who is taking a break from chasing naughty teenagers down alleyways full of really big bins in The Bill to give a potential hometown victory in the Eurovision Dance Contest a shot. Well, look how well the Chinese athletes did in their own back yard at the Olympics.
If you've read the entry for the Russian couple, you'll be aware that there are actually two couples hailing from Ukraine (goodness knows why, it's not as though Russia has a population of Monaco-esque proportions), which will probably make for some interesting votes on the night.
It's usually the case that former Pop Idol contestants go for a second nibble at fame's cherry via the Song Contest, not the Dance one. But Sweden's Danny Saucedo is relying on his toes and not his vocal chords in an attempt to scoop a trophy for his homeland.
He is joined by professional dancer Jeanette Carlsson (not Krankie, despite the Contest taking place in Scotland) in an attempt to light up the scoreboard for Sweden on Saturday night.
Now, although Dima Bilan's barefoot-performed ballad was by no means a worthy winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, the inclusion of Russia in the Dance Contest line-up means TV Moscow could wind up with the very first Song/Dance Contest double.
Imagine the excitement. It won't be long before Manchester United start entering both Contests as well.
And they're hoping to pull it off with the obligatory professional dancer and a former Olympic ice dancing champion.
Boom Bang a Blog is assured their performance on Saturday will not involve sitting in the corner of a Glaswegian pub with their thumbs aloft, as the above image suggests (Pher-yewee, that wouldn't have gone down well with the judges).
Shall we have a nosegay at their biogs? Oh, go on then...
Glasgow resident and fan of all things Eurovision, Danny has only gone and bagged himself a shiny new press pass for the goings on at the SECC, so he can report on-the-spot (especially for Boom Bang a Blog) about all the backstage gossip/rehearsals/snapped shoe straps.
Keep an eye out for his first report in the next few days.