Gogglebox is a wildly popular TV programme from UK broadcaster Channel 4. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the programme, it involves couples, friends and families from across Britain watching television shows from the past week. Their reactions are priceless, and their commentary is frequently off-the-wall. Last Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest was one of the main topics of the show on Friday evening.The programme starts off during Saturday’s Grand Final. It seems that everyone has either completely forgotten about the two semi-finals, or they just wanted to find out who made it to the final for themselves. The action starts with Poland’s Cleo and Donatan.

“My Slowianie – We Are Slavic” leaves most of the viewers mortified. “What the **** is this?” says German husband Ralph from The Wirral. As soon as the maid prepares to ‘wash’, the song becomes a huge hit with the male viewers, especially the Siddiqui family from Derby and Leon from Liverpool. The churning from the maid also causes quite a stir!

Next, the programme focuses on the eventual winner Conchita Wurst. As soon as the camera zooms in on to the Austrian representative, the couch potatoes freak out. Later during the performance, Stephanie from Sandwich (yes folks, there’s a place in the UK called Sandwich!) wonders whether the beard is real or whether this is actually a woman pretending to be a bloke. Towards the end of the performance, some of the viewers applaud Conchita’s vocals.

The voting results come next. However, the attention isn’t on how Molly fares for the United Kingdom, but rather on Conchita Wurst. Before Scott Mills announces the 12 points from the UK, the Michael family from Brighton knows it’ll be Austria. They cheer when the result is confirmed, apart from husband Andrew who looks miserable throughout the contest.

Leon, who wants Poland to win this year for obvious reasons, doesn’t like the results at all, and gives a loud cheer when Germany awards Poland 10 points. As the voting results continue, viewers realize that Conchita Wurst has consolidated the top spot. After Conchita delivers her winner’s speech, Stephanie replies, “God, what would Terry Wogan have made of that?”.

Surprisingly, there was absolutely no mention of the United Kingdom’s very own Molly. Not a single word on her performance, her overall Eurovision result or her awkward interview with host Lise Rønne.

Anthony Ko contributed this report from the U.K. Follow him on Twitter at @bjorneo. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by liking our Facebook page.

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Franco
Franco
6 years ago

I can’t at the reaction of the clergywoman, who spitted “Pervert!” as soon as she saw the Polish act. So typical and funny reaction! 😀

Nebi
Nebi
6 years ago

@Robin…did you read the article above? Reluctantly admitting that she has good vocals can hardly described as Conchita fever.

Dhani
6 years ago

CLEO DONATAAAAN!!!!

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

*I mean the people behind the Gogglebox tv programme.

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

As if Gogglebox is something powerful as any famous artists or if they make a bigger influence to the Eurovision community. Just because they did not made a cover of Molly, doesn’t mean Molly is really that awful in the grand finals. Lots of people even outside the Uk cherish this song as something special for them even for me. I think continuous support even after the contest would just help Molly have a wonderful music career and it’s not a problem if that’s too gradual.

Ian Charlton
Ian Charlton
6 years ago

I dont know what happened over there – but here in Australia – after the second semi final – Conchita attracted lots of media attention. If this happened overseas then – it would definitely help her to win. Any publicity – attracting attention to the act – would be very good publicity – and would gain some votes – probably enough to make a difference. I am not saying the song or performance were not good – I like the song – I had it in my top 10 and I said it could even win. As for Molly –… Read more »

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

Sam, the first time in recent years a country wins from the first half of the final…and Molly’s final position probably killed it for her 🙁 at least her song is miles better than Josh Dubovie’s and is faring better on the charts.

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

I think Robyn is right. Sadly this is a sign that Molly is going in the same direction as Josh Dubovie.

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

That’s probably another reason why Molly didn’t do so well – by the time Molly performed, everyone already had Conchita fever!