OK, so bear with me on this one. I know many of you might read that headline and think, “Eurovision 2021 is the best show on TV? Yeah right…”
But, there is a pretty solid reason why I believe this to be the case, at least, as far as actual shows on television are concerned.
Now, I’m not talking about series on Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video or any of the myriad other streaming platforms out there.
I’m not even talking about the shows on HBO, because we all know those shows are pretty darn good.
I’m watching a particularly good show on HBO at the moment called Mare Of Easttown…
But I digress. Back to why I believe the Eurovision Song Contest is the best show on TV.
It’s because I believe it celebrates everything that is good about life through the guise of a song contest.
It’s not really about which is the best song. We all know that most of the songs on the Eurovision Song Contest aren’t brilliant.
The Eurovision Song Contest isn’t really about the songs
I mean, some of them are actually pretty good. Case in point, Italy’s entrance in Eurovision 2021 – ZITTE E BUONI by Maneskin – is a terrific little glam rock number.
I’m actually going to be routing for Italy this Saturday – which is when the Eurovision 2021 finale airs.
However, that’s not what Eurovision 2021 is all about. It’s really about celebrating everything that’s great about world music, which is why I love it so much.
It also has everything that you could possibly want from a TV show: music, drama, comedy (so much comedy), incredible costumes, spectacle, insanity, and of course, sexiness.
What else could you ever ask for from a television programme.
2020 was a dark year without Eurovision
That’s why I was so disappointed when it was revealed that the Eurovision Song Contest was going to be cancelled for 2020 because of the pandemic.
Thankfully, we Eurovision Song Contest heads got to watch something to tie us over until 2021.
I’m talking of the Will Ferrell movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, which also starred Rachel McAdams and the brilliant Dan Stevens.
It also starred James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan who was putting on a very suspect Icelandic accent.
That was a real celebration of Eurovision and it’s probably why I enjoyed the movie so much.
I actually think it’s the only Will Ferrell movie I’ve actually laughed at since The Other Guys.
Eurovision is an institution
The Eurovision Song Contest also happens to be one of the world’s longest-running shows ever.
It’s been held annually since 1956 and it’s the show that gave us ABBA.
I mean, fucking ABBA came from Eurovision!
So, I suppose the show is a little bit about the music.
However, in recent years, it’s become more of just one huge party.
It’s a special time when everyone can come together and dance to some interesting music that you would definitely not normally hear on the radio or even on Spotify.
So, make or order in some great food, get your friends together and get ready to watch the best show on TV when Eurovision 2021 airs tomorrow night.
With everything that’s happened in 2020 and 2021, it’s time to celebrate and just have some good and rather cheap (in a good way) fun.
What do you make of this feature?
Do you think I’m mad for liking Eurovision so much?
Please, let me know what you think in the comments below.
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