Showing posts with label Brotherhood of Man. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brotherhood of Man. Show all posts

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eurovision: For Once, We Weren't Robbed





Congratulations to Portugal who led throughout the voting and won the contest.

What a highly entertaining Eurovision it was and thank you to everyone who packed out London City last night. You came to party and bear witness the UK's expected decimation in perhaps our last Eurovision before we exit the European Union.

To everyones surprise, the UK did better than it has in many many years, with our entry by Lucy Jordan.

Brotherhood of Man performing during half time at London City

Voting is always a bit strange in this contest, with each country awarding points in the traditional manner used for centuries.  But then, the somewhat suspicious pile-on telephone votes at the end, that suddenly award a few hundred points here and there and can catapult a country from last place, to first place.

When the countries had finished voting, UK was in 8th place, our highest ranking this millennium. It was surprising to see that bottom of the board was Spain with nil points (keep your hands off Gibraltar) and Germany who received no votes until the last moment when they picked up 3 points from Ireland (who are pissed off with England about this border business post-Brexit).



Although the telephone voting skewed the end results for many of the countries, Germany and Spain remained the resounding losers of the night.

And UK, although not winning, did far better than in decades, either picking up some sympathy votes at the cost of the Germans, or a bit of admiration for our intended future.

All in all, one of the most enjoyable Eurovision's in a long time.  Thank you for being part of it.











Friday, May 12, 2017

Eurovision Song Contest Excitement




The annual Eurovision Song Contest is on Saturday and as always, London City will carry the show live, with the London City Players appearing as Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler at half-time.

German Crumpet
This is Britain's first appearance since voting to leave the EU and formally triggering the exit process.  If you enjoy cabaret, then you can watch this for all the wrong reasons.

Even when we have had a semi-reasonable entry in previous years, we get nil points or manage to scrape together a few at the end of the show. This year, our song, which sounds more like an act of contrition and apology for leaving the EU to its misery, just isn't that good.

Macaroni and Cheese
Had Mrs Le Pen won yesterday, we could have been assured of 12 points from France, but that wasn't to be and Mr Macaroni is a staunch supporter of old ladies and will do everything he can to impress hot babe, Angela Merkel, including awarding the accolade of nil points to the UK.

Not that Eurovision has ever been remotely political. But do keep an eye out for points coming from countries such as Greece, who for their own reasons,
might want to indicate keeping on our good side, despite our flimsy song.

Here is the British entry which is bound to win us first place!   See you on Saturday, 12pm SL time.






Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eurovision Party - Saturday in London City



Oh yes, it's time for the Eurovision Song Contest again!  The show that is so bad, its good.

Come and experience Eurovision, here in  London City, with all the entrants singing their fabulous songs and the good ole UK getting its usual 1 or 2 points.

On stage we have the UK winners of the 1976 contest,  The Brotherhood of Man and the 'bound to win' this years celeb back from the dead,  Bonnie Tyler.

The campest show on earth is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City3/136/123/23 starting at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with a prize of 500L for Best in Your Countries Colours.

Don't miss it!

London City - Most popular destination in Second Life

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Eurovision Night, Saturday



Eurovision Party this coming Saturday in Soho, Regent's Park.

We have three Euro DJ's playing the Best of the Losing entries, Best of British Songs and Winning Entries.  Plus a very special Guest Appearance by Winners of the 1976 contest, Brotherhood of Man.

The Competition this week is Best in Red White & Blue.
Party in The Park, Eurovision Special starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK)