Eurovision contest isn’t on song for locals
Too outdated and cheesy say readers
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 It’s outdated as far as I’m concerned.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Outdated Gerry Sweeney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