This Week’s TV Highlights: The Eurovision Song Contest, The BAFTA TV Awards, Modern Family, Revenge, The Apprentice: The Final Five
A couple of US TV shows as well as some live extravaganzas headline this week’s big TV preview.
The Eurovision Song Contest (BBC1, Sat, 8pm)
After two nights of watching increasingly barmy semi-final acts, which saw us say goodbye to some of the wackiest songs, it’s time for Saturday’s main event namely. If, like me, you’re having a Eurovision shindig then you’ll want to pace yourself as there are plenty of boring Balkan ballads littered among the headline-grabbing acts which will drag your evening down. In terms of UK viewers the evening may peak early on as Englebert Humperdink, or #TheHump as idiots are now calling him, is performing his gentle love song ‘Love Will Set You Free’ in the first position. Will that count against him in the final voting? Only time will tell however it’s quite clear that our country will probably never win this thing again. Along the way we also have the Turkish man-boat, the Russian Grannies, the Ukrainian Samantha Mumba, the Swedish girl getting pelted by snow and of course the unstoppable force that is Jedward. Though Eurovision isn’t always great its camp value shines through and if you don’t take it too seriously you’re always guaranteed to have a good time.