It’s that time again..

A cultural interlude.. YES.. Culture. The 2006 Eurovision Song Contest is currently underway.. Quiet at the back! and it has probably the most diverse selection of musical styles ever [the term is loosely applied – Ed], from Finnish Death Metal-lite [very lite – Ed] to German Country and Western, sung in English *ahem* [actually the highlight imho – Ed].. the rest is the usual mix of pseudo-rap and euro-pap. Terry Wogan is the BBC’s voice of reason in the maelstrom.. and Ireland’s hopes rest on Bryan Kennedy.. don’t expect miracles.. The Guardian’s Culture Vulture, Cheryl Anna Pickard is live-blogging from her flat.. Update Finland wins! *shakes head*

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