…but he talks like a gentlemen. Well, sings like a woman.
Imagine my surprise when I sat down to watch the Eurovision last night, only to be confronted with what I thought was an episode of Lady Boys of Bangkok. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Or my ears. Whatever happened to the days of Cliff Richard, Sandy Shaw and Terry Wogan?
Oh Lordy! Sorry – no offence meant.
The favourite in our house – and with the UK voting public, apparently – was the Polish entry. Just really liked the lyrics and the sentiment behind them, plus the beautiful skirts that the dancers wore, ahem! In case you haven’t seen the original video, have a quick look and see what I’m talking about…
All joking apart, it was a runaway victory for Austria, and exactly the kind of result the bookies hate – a popular choice with the casual punters. They’ll have been settling so many £5 bets, their tills will be steaming.
And it’s becoming fairly common now for the Eurovision winner to be pretty short odds.
It may not rank with the Grand National, but the Eurovision gives you a great opportunity to lump on a short odds favourite – or wind up your local bookies with a 50p each way!