Should the UK pull of out of Euro (vision song contest)?
It’s the debate that is splitting the nation with the Euro skeptics fast gaining the upper ground.
Should the UK pull out of the Euro (vision song contest)? Should we leave those damn foreigners with their cheesy songs to it? They donât understand our pop genius so should we pull out of the Euro?
Accusations of bribery, corruption, bankruptcy and the end of the Eurovision zone and other excuses have been flying around. Euro-vision just does not work and the fact that we always come last have begun to really rattle the proud British. It was a competition that we once dominated with giants like Cliff Richard and Margaret Thatcher bringing back the ultimate prize in pop and the bragging rights for the country.
In the sixties Britannia ruled the airwaves- this was mainly down to its dominance in a competition that the whole world was watching. The greatest leaps and bounds in pop culture were due to the Eurovision and many of the songs that were played out in its tense competition have become pop staples.
In the last few years all has changed with East European countries that Terry Wogan has never heard of dominating the competition. Wogan claims itâs a fix as countries that are virtually at war with eachother come together to rig the vote and make sure they win it year in and year out- their droning ballads sung in East European accents have dominated for years and some of the great pop that we have sent has been shunned and ignored.
Who could forget the leftovers from X Factor that we send with a tuneless ballad coming last? Or that fantastic song with some group dressed as airhostesses dancing about like wannabe failed Pontins red coats or the out of tune singing from some karaoke couple? The Europeans certainly seemed to forget them very quickly.
It’s fair to say that these entries are an accurate reflection of UK pop in the new century and they are the best of our talent in the post Simon Cowell world of music- an X Factor world that we gave to the rest of the planet- yet another innovation!
Every year we spend a fortune of Eurovision and send all this leftover stuff that would have once failed a Butlins audition and then we get pissed off that we come last! every year we get Graham Norton and Terry Wogan moaning about it being a fix and every year we laugh at it for ten minutes before going out…
Is it time to just leave the Euro (vision) and let those pesky foreigners get on with it without us! They certainly donât seem to appreciate our genius!