Saturday, December 13, 2008
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (Over Whether To Watch X Factor or Aherm, Football)...
I really really hope Alexandra wins X Factor tonight. She'll be duetting with Beyonce so she is bound to do well, but I fear lots of people from Derry are going to vote for Eoghan bloody Quigg. Today's Evening Herald has also "backed" the "plucky" teenager.
"It's shit, but at least it's Irish shit." How that mentality pervades our culture... :-(
Sandwiched in between the main show and the results show tonight is a Girls aloud TV special. It's said to feature "special guests". I'm hoping for Pet Shop Boys (who've co-written their new single "The Loving Kind"), Johnny Marr (who plays on what should be their next single "Rolling Back The Rivers In Time"), and Annie (whose track "My Love Is Better" featured backing vocals from Girls Aloud until they were removed, boo!). One of these is likely to happen, the other two are very unlikely.
But from Harry Hill's TV Burp at 6.40 onwards ITV tonight is something approaching TV heaven.