Published on May 18, 2019

Every year, around the middle of May, Eurovision comes on. They have this huge build up, including semi-finals, etc but we never pay attention to that.

I was never particularly bothered by any of it, but my house mate loved it, so I joined. Then, when I got with Nay, she loved it too.

We always have a Eurovision party at our place now. Bring your own beer, but we provide soft drinks and quick snacks (buffet style). Usually about 8 people come and a couple stay over, which is also the case tonight too.

I have no idea who any of the acts are, what they do, if they are any good at all. That's the way I like it. It would ruin the show for me to have already seen all the acts. It's unusual that I've not even heard the British entry though - you normally can't avoid it on the radio.

We give everyone a pen and paper (sometimes printing off the BBC rating cards), and get everyone to rate the acts. At the end, while the countries score each other, we compare and have a laugh. Nobody ever likes the same stuff! I suspect tonight will be exactly the same.