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Reader riposte: Eurotrash


Sam Roggeveen


30 May 2008 13:42

Susan responds to Rory's post about geopolitical influence in Eurovision song contest voting:

You could not be more wrong. You made, I think, the mistake of paying attention to Terry Wogan. Dima is a superstar across Eastern Europe and even beyond. He was joined on stage by two superstars in their own right and the single was produced by yet another superstar (Timbaland). There has been a backlash against Wogan's comments, as there really ought to be. His comments were out of place, out of time and the rantings of a sore loser (he chose the UK song ,his reputation was on the line). Lets not go down that bitter and twisted Wogan path. You keep cheering for Finland and I will keep cheering for Malta.

I personally couldn't give a fig about Eurovision. Everyone agrees the music is dire, but it seems we are supposed to enjoy it in an ironic, 'so bad it's good' kind of way. For me, the only time it reached any heights was with ABBA's 'Waterloo', which is as perfect a distillation of the craft of pop music as you will find. Just listen to that mad piano hook. It's Jerry Lee Lewis on Lake Malaren