Gemma Abbey who represented the United Kingdom as part of group Jemini has been convicted of fraud. The singer who came in last place in 2003 with ‘Cry Baby’ (receiving nul points), has been found guilty of claiming up to £52,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.
This year I was lucky enough to be one of the many Eurovision fans traveling to Vienna for the Eurovision Song Contest. On arrival myself and my companions were intrigued by the activities that the city had put on as part of the Eurovision celebrations. There was live music and live screenings at the Rathaus, quizzes, Conchita lookalike competitions and a number of exhibitions including one at the Vienna’s House of Music which celebrated 60 years of the Austrian entries in video clips and memorabilia. The MuseumQuartier even transformed their seating area in the courtyard to have benches that represented each of the participating countries in the contest (Ireland’s was the only one to have a roof, probably to highlight our pleasant climate!) The exhibition however that intrigued us the most was the ‘Nul Pointer’ exhibition at the Leopold Museum.
The final result for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 is in and some countries will be disappointed that the didn’t do as well as they expected. In fact Austria’s The MakeMakes and Ann Sophie from Germany not only finished in dead last but they will also join the exclusive club of songs to have scored no points at all.
2003 saw the United Kingdom’s worst performance in their long Eurovision history. Jemini failed to achieve a single point and their ‘Cry Baby’ forced them to shed even more tears. Was it really all that bad? Find out for yourself:
The BBC game show ‘Pointless’ returned to our screen on saturday 12th April with an all new celebrities edition. Later in the run they will do a Eurovision special and will feature a number of familiar Eurovision faces from Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan who