I’ve never been a huge Eurovision Song contest fan.
I know people love the show and rave about it all the time but I have never been able to get excited about it.
The songs are usually cheesy, tacky or downright awful and this year was no exception.
Just out of curiosity I had a quick flick through the finalists on Youtube to see what abominations were on offer again this year and found myself quite surprised by one particular song.
In fact, I absolutely love it and it has made it to one of my Spotify lists!
Fallen Angel by Tix is a beautiful song and in my opinion it is far superior to the winning entry by Italy which was completely tuneless!
The final performance was simple and effective as Tix, who has Tourette Syndrome, battled with his demons live on stage.
So sad that it didn’t manage to do any better with the scores on the night, or even win to be honest.
Anyway, I tuned in to watch the final few votes of the final.
You couldn’t pay me enough to sit through the whole show!!
When Marjorie came in from work she sat and watched it with me and asked me when the UK last won the contest and apart from Bucks Fizz who won when I was just 11 years old and was a mega hit at the time, I couldn’t remember a single UK winner.
However, when I did a bit of research, I found that the UK has actually won the competition 5 times and I knew every single song!
All of them cheesy, and apart from Save Your Kisses for Me which I loved as a 6 year old, I hated every one of them!!
1967 – Puppet on a String by Sandie Shaw
1969 – Boom Bang-a-bang by Lulu
1976 – Save Your Kisses for Me by Brotherhood of Man
1981 – Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz
1997 – Love Shine a Light by Katrina and the Waves
So! Whatever possessed the UK to enter Embers by James Newman?
I can see where they were going with the song and if it had been preformed by someone else it may have done better.
James Newman was a BAD choice.
Listening to some of his , dare I say ‘autotuned’ work on Spotify, this song was totally out of character for him and it showed as he could barely get through the first verse in tune!
Anyway, thankfully it’s all over for another year and hopefully the UK will choose a little more wisely next year, if they even enter the contest at all after getting 0 points this year!!
Nice one Tix!!