Euro­vi­sion con­test isn’t on song for lo­cals

Too out­dated and cheesy say read­ers

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Love it or hate it, the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test is back again.

This year’s event will take place in Kiev, after Ukraine tri­umphed in 2016.

For­mer X Fac­tor con­tes­tant Lu­cie Jones will be the UK’s en­try this year with the track Never Give Up On You.

How­ever, is the event still worth a watch or should it be con­signed to the past?

We were out in Ruther­glen and asked lo­cals what they thought.

Peter Het­ford from Burn­side said: “I’ll be work­ing any­way, but I don’t re­ally like it. It’s all to do with pol­i­tics now and it’s past its best.”

Gerry Sweeney from Ruther­glen said: “I can’t stand the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test. It’s out­dated as far as I’m con­cerned. My mum al­ways liked it and she’s 90, so that gives you some in­di­ca­tion as to the gen­er­a­tion that maybe likes it.

“The mu­sic’s aw­ful and it’s con­trived when they try and get a song that rep­re­sents Bri­tain. It’s not for me.”

Deb­bie John­ston from Cam­bus­lang said: “I’ve not watched it in years, not since I was younger. The mu­sic was so cheesy.

“The only thing I can re­ally re­mem­ber was Buck’s Fizz and Mak­ing Your Mind Up. It was a big thing when I was a kid – it was a Satur­day night thing.”

Mar­garet Gal­lagher from Burn­side said: “It’s good fun. It’s a bit of a laugh.

“I tend to flick back and for­ward ev­ery year and see bits of it, see who wins and what the re­sults are.”

I’ve not watched it in years since I was younger - the mu­sic is so cheesy! Deb­bie John­ston

Cheesy Deb­bie John­ston

Out­dated Gerry Sweeney

Pol­i­tics Peter Het­ford

Good Fun Mar­garet Gal­lagher

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