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.