Wednesday 28 June 2017

Gene Kerrigan: Twins did their best to bankrupt the country, bless 'em

The Grimes brothers lost out to some Moldovans in funny hats -- but that's really not such a bad thing, writes Gene Kerrigan

THE nagging fear takes away from the enjoyment. Watching the Eurovision Song Contest, we knew that the cost of winning the damn thing and staging it next year would push us even more quickly over the edge into national bankruptcy.

We longed for good songs, to ensure someone else would be stuck with the bill.

The first song, however, was from a smiling Finnish chap with a guitar, and lyrics he found in a Christmas cracker. "Da-da-dum, da-da-dumda," he sang, in the best Eurovision tradition.

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