Denmark’s winning entry Emmelie de Forest brings a touch of folk flavour to a bog standard techno pop ditty, writes Neil McCormick.
Can we expect a boom in sales of penny whistles after Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest won the 58th Eurovision? Employed to add a touch of folk flavour to a bog standard techno pop ditty, it became the focus of a routine in which the cute blonde stared lustily at her young whistle player, while he acted hard to get.
Teenage boys across Europe may be forced to reconsider investing pocket money in an electric guitar. Penny whistles are cheaper and easier to learn.
Bonnie Tyler, meanwhile, continued Britain’s dismal record, coming 19th, only marginally improving on Engelbert Humperdinck’s 2012 humiliation.
That was left to Ireland, who came last, despite apparently staging a gay Riverdance that host Graham Norton was convinced would appeal to the Eurovision’s most loyal following.