My Six Favourite Eurovision Entries 2018!

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The Eurovision is in full swing with the two semi-finals completed and I have now compiled for you all my five favourites for glory this Saturday …

 

Ireland

Of course I’m ever so slightly bias here but in truth I do love the song and have utterly fallen in love with the story of the two dancers in the the song. This is a gorgeously crafted song, Ryan’s vocal is stunningly on point and Alan and Kevin do an incredible and oh-so-romantic job of the dancing. The staging of this song is like a mini play. Love it and am very proud of our entry this year. And of course I’m very much hoping it wins! Good luck Ireland! 🙂

Austria

I think Cesar’s voice is incredible. This track is wonderful with a great soul and gospel vibe. The staging is also great.

Finland

This song is so catchy and Saara’s vocal is as usual splendid. The staging is also great with the whole theme of gender fluidity and the way she falls back into two of the performers arms at the end.

Czech Republic

Again very catchy and very well performed by Mikolas Josef and the two other dancers. Very fun and I love the nerdy vibe Mikolas has going on.

Hungary

I love this as I do love a bit of rock and it’s done well. It won’t be to everyone’s tastes but I think AWS are doing a great job. It’s three fun minutes of head-banging.

United Kingdom

I know our neighbours’ song hasn’t been to everyone’s tastes but I find it quite catchy and I think Surie is a wonderful singer and performer.

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Courtney Act/Shane Jenek Wins Celebrity Big Brother!

 

I recently wrote some blog posts on CBBUK here and I didn’t get around to writing this one until today. But as most people are probably aware by now Courtney Act/Shane Jenek won Celebrity Big Brother on Friday night. It was probably the most nervous I have ever been watching a reality TV result. It came down to been predictably between Courtney and Ann and it felt so much more than a reality TV final. It felt like going back in times versus progression and thankfully with Courtney winning progression came out on top.

Leaving first on the night as previously said was ballet dancer Wayne Sleep followed by Ex on the Beach’s Jess Impiazzi and our very own Boyzone’s Shane Lynch came out in third. And then there was a half an hour to wait before the final big result where conservative MP Ann Widdecombe finished second to drag queen and Rupaul’s Drag Race runner-up Courtney Act/Shane Jenek. So happy!

Following the win, Courtney said to host Emma Willis in her interview,

“My inspiration coming into the house was that teenage boy who didn’t quite know where he belonged or how he fitted in and feeling inspired by the Spice Girls – and not knowing what that meant but knowing if it was ok for them to be different then it was ok for me to be different. I guess it’s validation that it’s ok to be different.”

Speaking about her friendship with fellow contestant, The Apprentice’s Andrew Brady, she said,

“He’s just so comfortable with everybody and everything. If more straight guys were more like him, the world would be a better place.”

Well done once again Shane/Courtney. Very proud of you! 🙂 And well done to the rest of the finalists too. 🙂

Check out Courtney’s amazing win here:

For more go to:

https://www.out.com/popnography/2018/2/03/courtney-act-crowned-winner-celebrity-big-brother

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/boozy-cbb-after-party-sees-11965308

 

 

Why Shane Jenek/Courtney Act Is My CBB Winner!

The final has just started so I better type quick! 🙂

 

 

Shane Jenek/ Courtney Act is my winner because he has being so passionate about LGBTQI rights, feminism and veganism and he hasn’t being scared to stand up for what he believes in. He is the only one who has spoke out about Ann’s views. He has such a kind heart, a heart of gold really. His values and his morals are simply beautiful. He has educated so many people on so much things that are usually swept under the carpet in mainstream media which can only make things easier for many of us out here.

 

He also has a great sense of humour and had a wonderful friendship with Andrew and also with Danny, Johnny and Malika.

 

Shane Jenek/Courtney has been a wonderful representative for pansexual, gender fluid, polyamorous people as well as vegans, feminists, atheists, Australians and drag queens. Oh yeah and blondes too. 🙂 He’s so wonderful and warm, the warmth oozes through the screen. On a personal level, he has done pansexual people, feminists and atheists proud. The pride in my heart at the fact pansexuality was mentioned on Big Brother UK was huge as I don’t think that’s happened before.

 

A win for Shane Jenek/Courtney Act is a win for equality also. Good luck Shane Jenek/Courtney Act! I love you! 🙂

 

Update: Wayne’s just been voted out. Loving all the Courtney chants! Whatever happens this cool, wonderful person is my winner! 🙂

My Opinion Of The CBB Finalists!

 

 

So the CBBUK final is almost upon us. And what a couple of weeks it has been! The final seems to have come down to equality versus oppression which I don’t think any of us could predict when it began. We are down to our final five who are going head to head well very soon so what is my opinion of our remaining finalists …

 

Ann Widdecombe

 

I think Ann is prejudiced. I think there’s been so many excuses for Ann’s opinions and decisions made in her career that it gets old very fast. In my mind, there is no excuse for prejudice. Age and being a Catholic are not excuses. I think it’s very insulting to older people and Catholics who haven’t a prejudiced bone in their body. I’m in favour of people who try to make people’s lives easier, not harder and in Ann’s career she has made peoples’ lives harder. I also find her quite boring and she never likes to have a laugh. I think she has stopped a lot o people in there from being themselves. I don’t blame her for that because they should have being themselves regardless of Ann been there.

 

Jess Impiazzi

 

 

I think Jess is a nice girl. The little girl voice does get on my nerves though. My only fault really with Jess is that I thought both her and Wayne were terrible in the task where they put Shane J/Courtney as the least in almost everything positive. She did go a little bit with the defending of Ann and I don’t think that was right.

 

Shane Jenek/Courtney Act

 

I love Shane J/Courtney. I hadn’t heard of him before the show and now I am such a huge fan. The passion he has for LGBTQI rights, feminism and veganism is so wonderful. He was the only one with the guts to actually challenge Ann’s views. He is such a gorgeously kind person with a wonderful sense of humour. And his friendship with Andrew was lovely too.

 

Shane Lynch

 

Shane’s Irish so I’m happy he made the final. He hasn’t done enough to win but he’s a nice man. But again he nominated Shane J/Courtney in the defence of Ann and I was a little bit embarrassed by that.

 

Wayne Sleep

I do like Wayne. He’s a nice man who is very funny especially when he’s drunk and his dancing is great fun. But on the other hand he was defending Ann too which was strange for him to do as a gay man.

Why Chad Johnson Is My Celebrity Big Brother Winner!

 

Chad is my winner of CBB this year. It was a close run thing with Sarah for picking my winner but I like Chad a bit more than Sarah but I like her too. Their relationship has been beautiful to watch. It feels very genuine and they seem to be so at ease with each other. They are like chalk and cheese and yet have so much in common at the same time. A very sweet couple.

Chad has always been there for Sarah when she was facing so much shit in the house. That’s been very sweet to watch. He’s a lovely guy and very loyal. Also his one-liners have been classic. We as viewers have really got to know Chad’s real personality throughout the show. He has went from been thought of by viewers as the ‘player’ to us all seeing that he is a warm-hearted, gentle, nice and down-to-earth lad. I also love how easy-going his manner is and he had Sandi spot-on. I don’t think I could have took the control she had about the kitchen either.

He has did great no matter what happens. He’s the last American among 5 English people and that is a great achievement especially considering that he has been up for eviction every week.

Good luck Chad! 🙂

 

My Opinion of The BB Finalists!

Well it’s been an awesome few weeks of a show with Celebrity Big Brother. We’ve had ups, downs and romance. But now we are down to the final 6!

Here is my opinion of the remaining finalists in with the chance of been crowned champion tonight …

 

Amelia Lily

Amelia has come across very well and very down-to-earth. She does like Sam and I feel he has used her and that’s not been easy to watch. Didn’t believe that she was been selfless in the task by choosing to let Sarah see her friend instead of seeing her mum but otherwise I like her.

Chad Johnson

Chad is my winner. He is a really lovely guy and his relationship with Sarah has been great to watch. I think it’s very genuine between them and I really hope it works out after for them both. They have been each other’s rock in there. The following is not a reason why I’m for him but I did find out his real first name was Brian and that was my late father’s name so that’s a great added bonus.

Derek Acorah

Derek is a nice man and he has been great in the show. I hope he gets higher than the betting suggests.

Jemma Lucy

I know many people don’t like Jemma but I think she’s a nice girl. I don’t agree with some things she did in the show but I think she is a nice girl and I hope she does well in the final placings. She was also very real in the task when she chose to see her sister instead of letting Derek get a letter from his wife.

Sam Thompson

I’m not Sam’s biggest fan. I think the way he’s treated Amelia hasn’t been very nice. It does feel like he has been using her for airtime and his storyline in the show. That’s how it comes across in any case. Also I didn’t believe he was been selfless in the task letting Helen see her husband instead of seeing his sister.

Sarah Harding

I love Sarah. She has been through the mill in there and has come through with strength. She’s a lovely girl and her relationship with Chad has been lovely to watch. Their relationship has been the highlight of a great season. She’s my runner-up.

Big Brother: 7 Talking Points From the Series!

 

 

And so we have come to my last BB blog post. 7 talking points from the series. There has been many more talking points from the series but that would take all day …

 

Lotan’s Removal

At the beginning Lotan was alright but gradually he seemed to change. By the time he got removed it wasn’t a surprise. Fight night 2 was a major talking point of the series and Lotan was removed the next day after throwing his drink hitting Isabelle, Hannah and Deborah with his drink when Isabelle said he wasn’t a role model for his son. After that all hell broke loose with practically everyone involved:

 

Ellie & Sam

While I think their relationship sent most of us to sleep, their relationship was definitely a talking point from the series:

 

Kieran & Deborah

Kieran and Deborah’s friendship/will-they-won’t-they relationship kept us all gripped including a date, fake proposal, fake wedding and fake divorce:

Raph & Andrew

Raph and Andrew’s unrequited love was a talking point of the series including that awkward moment when Andrew tried to kiss Raph:

 

Raph’s Twerking

It was a very entertaining, funny moment from the show. He smashed it! 🙂

Andrew’s Wax Session

Another talking point. Super cringy but he was very brave. Good on him!

Arthur Just Been Arthur

He may have been only just over a week or so in the house but he made the most of it and became a really memorable housemate:

Thanks for a great series everyone! Roll on CBB! 🙂