Azerbaijan. Well well well. Who would have thought it?? Birthplace of Rostopovic and Gary Kasparov and now the epicentre of world popular music!! An ancient culture reignited. An historic acknowledgement of the supreme artistry at the root of this effervescent, re-emerging society.
Or there again – where exactly is Azerbaijan?? Doesn’t Harry Potter live near there?? Is that East or West? Does Starbucks or MacDonalds have outlets there? What is the shoe shopping like?????
And – what of Blue and Jedward?
Ohhh – we had such high hopes of them this time!!
Watching the high-jinks of John and Edward some weeks beforehand – one of them (you will know that they are indistinguishable) careering around willy-nilly despite his bad leg. Both of them giving such high octane (if utterly tuneless) performances. Made you will them on to win, such was their enthusiasm, innocence and charisma!
And Blue. Another group beaten before they start by their name.
But now they all have an example to follow. The template has been drawn for them.
We can expect a local victory next year, I would imagine. They have Azerbaijan to follow, to learn from, to seek tutorials, to fall at the feet of!!
Roll on next year’s Eurovision.