United Kingdom: Gogglebox cast watches Eurovision with focus on Romania’s Ilinca and Alex Florea

14

They’ve covered previous editions of Eurovision, honing in on Conchita Wurst in Copenhagen and Sergey Lazarev in Stockholm.

And on Friday, during the ninth series of Channel 4’s Gogglebox, the couples, friends and families turned to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv.

“I’ve heard all of the songs”, Christopher from Brighton said, noting that he had watched both semi-finals. We know that goes for all y’all as well.

The main focus was Romania’s Ilinca and Alex Florea with “Yodel It”.

Ilinca’s yodelling talent got everyone talking.

The coverage started with the UK’s Eurovision grand final commentator Graham Norton introducing the act to UK viewers.

“It’s very fun, it’s very silly, but a real crowd-pleaser of a floor-filler,” he said. “It’s very different and might do very well. It’s called ‘Yodel It’. Enjoy!”

Stephen from Brighton

Just before the performance started…

As Ilinca yodels…

Mary and Marina from Bristol

Giles and Mary from Wiltshire

Alex recently picked up unwanted attention in the euro-sphere. And the hard times continued during tonight’s episode, which saw the cast mates spearing his infamous (and very sloppy) kiss.

“That was too rough,” says Mary.

“That was a bit of an aggressive kiss,” says the Siddiqui family from Derby. “Move over there, completely mis-judged the tone.”

“There’s nothing metrosexual about Romanian men. They know what they want and they go out and get it,” says Giles.