Love it or hate it?
For as long as I can remember I've not missed a show; as a child I was a huge fan as this night we'd be allowed to stay up and watch as a family. As a teenager staying up late as the votes from the jury from each country arrived continued to appeal and now as an adult the institution continues. This year we were joined by Grandma and Grandpa whilst Lil'F bounced around for the first few numbers and practiced her new trick of standing unaided. Master E commented like an old hand, announcing that the voting was the best bit whilst Madam enjoyed the flamboyant costumes and dancing.
My mother reminded me of the contest in 1997 as they were away in Hong Kong I obviously felt they should be involved and said I'd phone with the results. Not wanting an expensive phone bill they firmly told me to only phone if we won assuming it would never happen. Oh yes we did!! So at 4am they got an excited phone call from me announcing our triumph.
It wasn't the year I expected to win though, that was 1994 when I loved this song and was convinced it would be our year - I still really like it...