I've never been a fan of Eurovision, but I usually end up watching it for whatever reason (being outvoted by girls, usually). But last year, two things about Eurovision dawned on me. Firstly, the voting is entirely political. Now I'm not being a sore loser here, and in fact, I was positively over the moon when Great Britain got their legendary 'nil points'. But I did realise that our song was by no means the worst. It was all about the events surrounding the war in Iraq. I went on to realise that Eurovision was probably a really good opinion poll for the people of Europe, and should perhaps be used as the basis for making major political decisions. Secondly, the songs written for Eurovision really are a load of dross. Sure, who could fail to get irritated by Taxi - The Moon (Romania, 2000) or Alltid Sommer's 'Lars A Fredriksen' (Norway, 1998) but the songs are worse than mine! Well, almost. And we all know that the Europeans generally produce some pretty naff pop (download Indochine - 'Bob Moran' and you'll see what I mean). But it's a song contest! The whole point is that you write good songs! I'm obviously wrong, but anyway. I'd reiterate that I'm not in any way bitter that Great Britain did poorly again (and Ireland didn't even get in this year!), I just think that it says a lot about relations between European countries. But I want to know if it's just me being GBish and deluded, (the music is actually good and I just don't know it), or whether my fellow Europeans share my views on the Eurovision voting system and general quality of the songs!