Well, we've made it to day 2. So at least no one has asked for the blog to be taken down and if the stats are correct we had a whole 3 visitors yesterday. Thank you. If ever this blog becomes world famous at least they can say they were the first people to visit. However the odds of this becoming world famous are slim, so anyhow.
As this is an Irish Eurovision blog I felt the first story I should do should be something to do with Eurovision in Ireland. As a result a piece appeared on RTÉ yesterday that Crystal Swing may try enter the Eurovision for Ireland next year. For those who may not have heard of Crystal Swing: They are a group comprising of a mother; her son and daughter. They have become [slighty] famous in Ireland over the last year since their appearance on the Ellen DeGenres show in the US [paid for by the Irish Taxpaper]
Now look, the Americans love their kind of Toora Loora Irish music but really they would be a bigger joke for Eurovision than Dustin and he was the joke to top all jokes. They don't sing songs that have any sort of shock factor to them. They would find it difficult to get any sort of real vote for them to qualify. On top of all this the juries would fall asleep watching them. This would not be the best we could send.
Now I have no problem with them being included in the line up of the National Final but really in the Eurovision for Ireland is a bit of a push. But these people are 2/1 with Paddy Power to be our entry. Until a real competitor comes along I will simply say that I don't support anyone for this years contest.
Anyway I will try not to be so negative in the future.
Over the coming weeks and months I'm going to try to give a little time each day to adjusting the blog in terms of design. If you have any suggestions please let me know by living a comment.