Sunday 17 May 2009


Last night exponents of good taste and music... switched channels. Yes, it was that time of year again... the Eurovision. Actually that isn't fair, the music was mostly pretty good... and for a change even the UK had a good entry which actually got points and never looked in danger of the dreaded 'null points'.

The show in Moscow certainly was a good spectacle, and the loss of Terry Wogan commentating was covered very ably by Graham Norton - who managed just the right mix of irony and confusion.

The new system this year of half juding panel and half phone in vote seemed to achieve the end to which it had been instigated, that is the end of the geographic 'block voting'. The winners were a happy pop song from Norway... although it was somewhat dissapointing that there was no real 'novelty' act this year.