Ireland and the Eurovision

Ireland and the Eurovision

David Blake Knox / Dec 16, 2019

Ireland and the Eurovision Dancing grannies Polish milkmaids and the Bearded Lady There s no denying that the Eurovision Song Contest remains one of the most enduring phenomena of popular culture and perhaps also one of the

  • Title: Ireland and the Eurovision
  • Author: David Blake Knox
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dancing grannies, Polish milkmaids and the Bearded Lady There s no denying that the Eurovision Song Contest remains one of the most enduring phenomena of popular culture and, perhaps, also one of the strangest Ireland s love affair with the Eurovision has now lasted over half a century But the relationship has not always been an easy one Ireland has won the contest mDancing grannies, Polish milkmaids and the Bearded Lady There s no denying that the Eurovision Song Contest remains one of the most enduring phenomena of popular culture and, perhaps, also one of the strangest Ireland s love affair with the Eurovision has now lasted over half a century But the relationship has not always been an easy one Ireland has won the contest than any other country, and the Eurovision has been a launching pad for some of Ireland s most successful acts But there have also been some spectacular and costly flops The Eurovision is the biggest TV entertainment show in the world But most of its viewers have only observed the contest from the comfort of their living room sofas In Ireland and the Eurovision, David Blake Knox goes behind the scenes to deliver the inside story of what really happens behind the power ballads, sequinned costumes and glitter cannons The book relives the most iconic moments of the past fifty years the highs, the lows and the downright embarrassing This is a must have for both devoted song contest fans and those for whom the Eurovision remains the ultimate guilty pleasure About the Author David Blake Knox has a longstanding association with the Eurovision Song Contest, and has made several TV documentaries about the event, including 2015 s Ireland and the Eurovision He was Head of Entertainment and Drama in RT from 1990 to 1994 during Ireland s golden era when it won and staged the Eurovision contest three years in a row As well as working for RT in Dublin, he has worked for the BBC in London and HBO in New York He currently runs the independent production company Blueprint Pictures, which specialises in arts and entertainment series He is the author of Suddenly, While Abroad, which tells the story of thirty two Irish merchant seamen who were held in a Nazi slave labour camp David lives in Dublin.

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