Eurovision Song Contest – the entertaining joke
Eurovision is a competition that serves to entertain but not on the “talent” served up.
Looking at Eurovision what you see is wannabes who will never make the professional circuits coupled with cliche’d special effects and political messages. So it makes me wonder why Australia thinks sending a talented performer like Jessica Mauboy to the competition is a good idea?
Firstly let me say Australia it is called EUROvision. Last time I looked on a map we were NOT in Europe. Secondly Jessica Mauboy is a talented performer who should not be sent to take what Australia strangely seems to think is to “win the big trophy”.
Eurovision is NOT the world cup Australia. Australia will NEVER win because it is EUROvision and they do not want the competition to leave the northern hemisphere, and rightly so.
Why is Australia in Eurovision?
Surprisingly I have found out that Eurovision isn’t strictly a geographic competition. The contest is organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which is made up of various broadcasters from countries across Europe and beyond. The BBC is a member of the EBU, as is RTE in Ireland, Rai in Italy, SVT in Sweden and so on. There are 73 member stations from more than 56 countries, and they’re entitled to send acts to Eurovision if they wish. *
Well I guess that answers that.
So what is the joke?
For ever the Eurovision Song Contest has been a comedic goldmine. It seems Australians first and foremost don’t get it and it seems the contests by and large don’t either.
Crazy costumes and costume changes, oversized props, inflatables, crazy lyrics that make no sense, crazy contestants who want to use the contest to make a personal statement.
Comedians love it, the public love it. For no other reason is it is fun, glitzy, silly and full of mediocre performances.
Eurovision Song Contest will never be taken seriously as a means for entertainers to find their fame but it always will be a source of entertainment for the world. (Yes I know some have found fame but they never won Eurovision and the list is pretty small… for example ABBA, Celine Dion, Juolio Iglesis, Cliff Richard, Bonnie Tyler).