My Lovely Andorran Horse disqualified from Eurovision.
Sometimes life imitates art to such a degree that we have to really bend our “Best of British News” remit to get it in, but this is too good to miss.
Andorran Broadcaster RTVA (like the BBC here in Blighty) is currently getting ready to broadcast their national final to select a song to represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately the song Estrelles D’Or by Marc Durandeau bears a haunting similarity to the song that he performed in the Spanish National Final for the 2008 contest. Which came second.
Now where have we heard that before?
It’s the plot of “Father Ted!” Specifically the episode My Lovely Horse, where Ted takes the lyrics of a song that came fifth in “A Song for Norway” and enters it into the Irish National Final, only to discover everyone has alread heard it and knows the song.
I wonder if we can expect Andrew Lloyd Webber to write something that sounds a bit like Starlight Express for the 2009 UK entry?
(Hat tip to Eurovision.tv).
And here’s Bono and The Edge (U2) Covering Father Ted’s version