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Euro-love shines its kindly light on all - even the UK

Last week's virtual Eurovision was better than the real thing, writes Declan Lynch

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Johnny Logan

Johnny Logan

If I could choose a favourite moment of the whole pandemic - if there is such a thing - it would be a moment during Eurovision - Europe Shine A Light when the singer from Georgia said his few words.

Looking straight at the camera with an expression of almost overpowering intensity, Tornike Kipiani put it like this: "I'd like to use my few seconds to pay my tribute with a moment of silence to those who passed away…"

And there followed a moment of silence, a moment during which the man from Georgia stopped talking, before concluding with the statement: "Thank you very much, we love you, and we wish you all the best."