Eurovision 2010: Justin Lee Collins hopes to participate in Irish Eurovision final
This is now the second attempt at writing this blog post. The first was published last night. I read it a couple of hours later and wasn’t happy with it. I balked. I hesitated. I wimped out.
Justin Lee-Collins appears to be still at large. He talks to this ITN reporter about his intention / desire / hope to sing for the Irish Eurovision final and go on to represent the country in Oslo later in the year.
There’s something in JLC’s responses to the reporter which don’t add up. He says he’s a fan but he can’t remember the name of last year’s winning song. Then when he does he states it incorrectly. I wasn’t terribly keen on the song myself, but I can at least remember the proper song title. I’d kind of hope he would too given he backs up his Eurovision bid with a claim he’s a big fan of the contest.
I said last night I probably wouldn’t vote for Ireland if they made it to the final with Mr Lee Collins. Perhaps that was a comment full of bravado and one which might be read by some as a bit reckless.
Maybe it is. But at the very least it is a viewpoint which underlines my weird love of this strange entertainment programme. Comedy acts, daring acts of challenge acts usually leave me feeling even more dirty than I normally feel when we’ve performed badly in the voting. It always feels like a challenge act like JLC’s is cocking a snoop at those for whom the programme derives a great deal of pleasure. It’s as though someone has lumbered into the party, told a few crap jokes and run out again.
Yeah I know. I should get out more. I should take myself and the Eurovision less seriously. JLC’s announcement and my reaction to it says more about me than it does about him. I just figured I’d say.