Sunday, March 18, 2007

Flying the Flag

"We're flying the flag all over the world, we're flying the flag for you." I wouldn't want you to think, dear reader, that I 've been slacking off during my stay at Castle Rhino in the U.K. Tonight, I have been GLUED to the TV, watching the nail-biting (I use those italics advisedly) sing-off to choose Britain's entry for that red-letter event in every music-lover's calendar, the Eurovision Song Contest. My French readers should be proud to hear that one of their countrywomen, the very pretty and silver-tonsilled Cyndi - who now appears to live in Wales, doubtless for a good reason - made it to the final two, beating off (frankly pretty poor) efforts from former Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon and East17's Brian Harvey (a man who, lest we forget, once managed to run himself over). But once Scooch hit the stage, you knew it was all over. Choreography featuring drinks-trolleys, the emergency-exits routine and a steward asking "Would you like something to suck on landing, sir?" - well, it couldn't get much more camp, could it? Plus, there's a certain desperation about them. The girls have that hard-as-nails, "eyes 'n' teeth" glamour that comes from working on too many cruise ships, the blonde guy has obviously been hitting the biscuit barrel and the other fella would make the MC in Cabaret look butch. This is their last shot and they know it. Glorious, I love them. Watch it here - and roll on May 12 and U.K. victory. Mind you, not everyone agrees. Here's Matt's view of the proceedings :-) P.S. While we're on a showbiz note, guess who I bumped into on the Eurostar? Think tall, think Texan, think Tom and... well, I won't spoil it, send me your answers on a postcard...

5 comments:

Betty said...

Terry Wogan messing up the announcement of the winner though ... poor old Cyndi! Ten seconds of excitement after having been announced as the winner, then realising that it was a mistake made by that bumbling old fool. How much did he get paid for that?

rhino75 said...

It was awful, wasn't it Betty? We did a collective family gasp - poor thing. Tezza is definitely starting to lose it.

frog with a blog said...

Excuse me, but who's Frida Hyvönen? Lordi's sister?

rhino75 said...

she's fab, she's Swedish and she's playing in Paris (at the SCC) April 19 - I'll play you some tomorrow and you can see if you want to come along!

le Meg said...

You're a glorious people.