Friday, May 23, 2008

Euro-Johnny loses his head

RTE should be embarrassed after what happened at the Eurovision semi-finals on Tuesday night, which is what Johnny Logan should have said. Instead, he kind of lost his head on the radio the other day when he called into talk about it on Newstalk. Obviously Eurovision is more important to Johnny Logan than it is to, well, nearly everyone in Ireland.

Logan was okay at first, criticizing RTE, but the longer the interview went on the more irate he became and the more he lost me. Eurovision might have been (might have been) important once, but it's not any more. Not in Ireland, anyway. Logan needs to maintain perspective. His audience is older, people who remember when Eurovision mattered. He should just count his lucky stars that he came along when he did because he probably wouldn't win today.