TAIVAS ON SININEN JA VALKOINEN! Hurrah! May 21, 2006Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
Well I’m absolutely chuffed to bollocks that the Finns won. There were so many queens that wanted to watch the whole shebang at the club we aimed to go to that we actually couldn’t get in and only got into a bar across the road because, I’m guessing, one of the friends I was with is actually the most beautiful man in the world. And if you can’t use your beauty to get to watch the Eurovision, then what can you use it for, eh?
We were collectively gutted that the Australo-Krauts didn’t do better, of course, especially as the song was actually pretty good. A big, tractor-driving lesbian in the same establishment confided in me that it was, frankly, a scandal that Germany hadn’t won. My Australian companion was understandably distraught. But go Suomi! I instantly texted my friend in Turku – the second most beautiful man in the world actually. I can’t grumble, knowing the world’s two most beautiful men – and he replied, “It’s too good to be true.” Which was perhaps overdoing the fervour. But the Finns have never won it before, and I’m more thrilled than if I’d won the lottery two weeks running that all that voting for your neighbours still didn’t manage to make Russia or Bosnia win. But that might be because I’m not very nice.
And poor old Daz with his family rap.
Anyway, it was, as ever, the highlight of my year. I’m already looking forward to next year. Because of all the prattling queens (and the odd tractor-driving lesbian), I couldn’t hear a word of the commentary. But I hope that, next year, the Finns will say at least a few words in the native tongue. Then yet more folk will know that not only do the Finns sing beautifully (sorta like kinda), but that they also have the world’s most beautiful language. Suomi, minä rakastan sinua!