Mr. Morrissey Goes to Eurovision
While the Smiths may hit the spot, Eric, there’s no debating that Morrissey has made some odd career choices as a solo artist. But I’m delighted by the mere notion of this item floating around the BBC: “Morrissey in talks for Eurovision.”
Of course, dedicated Moz fans will recall that one of his idols, ’60s pop siren Sandie Shaw — with whom the Smiths collaborated in the ’80s — won the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest with the UK entry “Puppet on a String” (making Shaw the first-ever UK winner).
Factor in the rumors that the UK entry might be composed by Scissor Sisters or Ace of Base… oh, it’s all too delicious. And very, very gay. Even by Eurovision standards.
For those of you who have no idea what the Eurovision Song Contest is, please check out Elisabeth Vincentelli’s hilarious and passionate article, “Bulgarian Idol,” from the June/July 2006 issue of The Believer.