Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Other Elections

All this talk about general elections means that the really important issues sometimes get forgotten. But voting took place in another election last weekend, and now we know who will represent Spain in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision rules prohibit any political content, so the references to Rajoy, Zapatero and Hugo Chavez are going to have to be removed for the main contest. By the time the contest happens people may have forgotten who Rajoy is anyway.





Personally, I'm not convinced that Rodolfo Chikilicuatre has got what it takes to beat Dustin the Turkey in what promises to be the most bizarre Eurovision of all times.


5 comments:

Katie said...

i love spain's entry, personally, though most spaniards i talk to are upset by it (can't they just have a laugh?). if the turkey's the competition, even better! i'm a newbie to this eurovision nonsense, but i think people take themselves too seriously sometimes.

Elena said...

Not all of us do. In fact, I think this year it'll be watched by so many people it'll break all the records. And do you really think people take the Eurovision contest seriously?

Graeme said...

We only have to go back a few years to find a time when Spain took Eurovision very seriously indeed, anybody remember Operación Triunfo? Since then, and with more public voting on who represents each country, it just gets more surreal every year.

StarHound said...

The most amusing thing is how badly the the Spanish have their recent hammerings at Eurovision despite the fact that most of their entries have been utter pants. Un Bloody Mary, anyone?

This chikichiki nonsense is also only about a minute and a half long. Maybe stretching it out will help the joke travel....

Come on Dustin!
Dustin Abú!

Graeme said...

You're right, it's a bit short - maybe he can do a solo with that plastic guitar he's wielding?