Robbed! Sébastien Tellier at Eurovision
I’ve never cared about Eurovision before but this is ridiculous. The British are still moaning about ‘political’ voting, even though the song was rubbish. And all this guff about neighbours voting for each other seems a tiny bit simplistic – someone should tell Terry Wogan that there are good reasons that we use the word ‘Balkanisation’ to describe fractious fragmentation. Anyway the winner was the usual nonsense.
But the French nominated a proper pop star with a proper song and no one votes for that either. Sébastien Tellier comes on stage in a golf buggy and gives a cracking performance of ‘Divine’, backed by a chorus of lookalikes (including bearded women). It’s a lovely summery electronic pop song with great vocals – reminding me a little of Jarvis, or maybe that’s the loucheness. I then buy the album, the first and probably last time I will ever do that after watching Eurovision. And it’s great. Anyway, the performance is worth a look if you missed it, and the song is below.
‘Divine‘ – Sébastien Tellier – Sexuality