Seven of Five wrote:
Looking forward to this, as it's a good excuse for friends over and a few drinks. It's usually good for a laugh. I can see the UK doing poorly again, basically just repeating last year with another old star being wheeled out with a mediocre song. I was a fan of Englebert's song, but compared to the majority of acts last year there was no energy in the performance. I'm not quite sure when we'll learn our lesson. The best year we had in a long time was when Andrew Lloyd Webber had a hand in the selection, and there was a whole series dedicated to picking the winner. The BBC have only gone backwards in their thinking since then, and then wonder why we do horribly. Oh well.
The other song I've heard so far was the Belgian entry. I was all geared up to listen to the whole song list on YouTube, but that was first and it was pretty dull. And then I stopped listening! I'm sure I'll come back to it before the semis though.
On the plus side Bonnie's entry can't help but be more energetic than Engelbert's was! The downside is, yeah it is more of the same.
I really don't know why the BBC don't link Euovision with The Voice. Have the winner of The Voice get their 2 year contract but have the runner up effectively be our Eurovision entrant next year? Any one of the final 4 from last year would probably get more votes than Bonnie will.