I know. Eurovision isn’t very “cool” in Britain.
I don’t really understand the snobbery that comes with Eurovision. I get that some of the entries are rubbish and a lot of the lyrics are cheesy.
But there’s one thing that you can count on Eurovision for, and it’s this: music with catchy tunes.
If there’s one thing about (modern) music that I like, it’s a catchy tune. I’m not the world’s most athletic person. By nature, I’m quite lazy. But I like to dance around like a lunatic on occasion, and Euro-pop is an excellent soundtrack for that.
The other thing I like about Eurovision is, to quote this year’s Danish presenter, the “glimmer-glammer”. I like that phrase. It sums up Eurovision quite well, if you take it to mean all the pyrotechnics and flashy lights and sparkly costumes.
Eurovision 2012, Uppsala
So this weekend, I’m heading off to my friend’s, and we’re having a Eurovision party. And it’s going to be so much fun, because there’s nothing serious about Eurovision.
Except a couple of years back when we wanted Sweden to win for when we’d be in Sweden and Azerbaijan won instead. On the flip side, though, being surrounded by Swedes when Loreen won the following year – That was just such a good atmosphere. Euphoric, one might say…