[Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore

Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore

Nul Points Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook D as post modern connoisseurs of showbiz meltdown our focus has shifted from the blandly competent winners to the spangled hapless table propping losers those left to wander the lonely windswept summit of Mount Fiasco The gold standard of farcical failure the benchmark of badness to score nul points is to suffer international ignominy and find sympathetic understanding replaced by brutal guffaws Remorseful of his own longstanding contributions to the latter chorus yet darkly fascinated with those lives shadowed by the entertainment world's most grandiose humiliation Tim Moore sets off to track down the th. The very idea behind this book tracking down artists who got zero points years later and the caustic humour with which the encounters were narrated will guarantee Eurovision fans hours of lol s

Read Nul PointsNul Points

Nul Points Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Irteen Eurominstrels who have come and gone without troubling the scorers since Norway's Jahn Teigen twanged his silver braces and leapt splay legged off the Palais des Congres stage in 1978 From Lisbon to Lithuania from the Black Sea to the Baltic Moore travels the continent to hear their extraordinary stories 'poignant ludicrous and heartwarming in almost eual measure' recounting as he does so the no less improbable history of Eurovision itself a towering cathedral of cheese that can nonetheless claim responsibility for keeping Norway out of the EU and catalysing the overthrow of a Portuguese dictatorsh. This is the first book I have read by Tim Moore and it certainly made me want to search out by the author The lure here for me was the author s uniue approach to the history of one of the annals of musical history that has been touched upon in recent years but not in the realm of Eurovision that of failure The stories of the likes of Norway s Jan Tiegel upto Great Britain s very own Jemini and their spectacular failures really chronicle the art of failure and truly celebrate those artists who came so far and then left with literally nothing Laugh and cry along with each chapter and see how failure can no just destroy but inspire you to once again achieve

Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore

Nul Points Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Fifty years after Jetty Paerl took to the Lugano stage and burst into 'The Birds of Holland' the Eurovision Song Contest is still luring 450 million of us to the sofa on that special Saturday night in May But where once we settled down to admire the 'top uality original songwriting' that the contest was inaugurated to showcase throughout the long post ABBA decades Eurovision has come to entertain us for all the wrong reasons we chortle at its magnificent foolishness its stubborn reinforcement of the crudest national stereotypes at a scoreboard shamelessly corrupted by cross border friendship and hatred An. To its aficionados the annual Eurovision Song Contest is a marvellous melange that blends pop and politics fashion faux pas and flag waving To everyone else it s a showcase for shitePolarising it may be but Eurovision has no shortage of performers beating a path to its tinsel decked door And although only ABBA and Celine Dion have achieved post Eurovision mega stardom nearly every entrant sees the contest as a springboard to the stratosphereFor most barely have their feet left that springboard than they find themselves plummeting belly first towards the sea of oblivion As Europe delivers its verdict dreams of greatness are uietly snuffed out But for an unlucky few each set of results painfully and publicly signals that they ll be ending the contest as they began with no points Rejected and dejected they can only limp home to rebuild the wreckage of their career and hope that the worst night of their lives will soon be forgottenFat chance Not with Tim Moore shining his gazillion watt spotlight on their misfortunes In Nul Points Moore sets out to uncover the underachievers who went to Eurovision with the highest of hopes and returned with the lowest of scoresSince 1975 the Eurovision voting system has made it harder to score zero But it didn t take long for Jahn Teigen to make it look easy Representing Norway in 1978 Teigen assaulted an unsuspecting song and strangled it with his vocal cords before dealing the fatal blow from a shocking splay legged leap Europe s response was sadly predictableBut as Moore finds when he visits Teigen in Oslo the reaction in his homeland was rather different Norway put out the red carpet for its zero hero and he went on to enjoy if not public adulation then certainly the affection of a loyal fan base After a rough patch in the eighties Teigen is still performing and still submitting entries for EurovisionBut while Jahn Teigen merrily wears his zero as a halo others see their nil as a noose After Finn Kalvik failed to score for Norway in 1981 his countrymen perhaps thinking the joke had been stretched to its outer limits sent his career into meltdown But worse was to come Targeted by Norwegian satirists Kalvik was subjected to ridicule every week on national television His response part Heather Mills part Howard Hughes only exasperated the situation driving him to the brink of suicide Moore s encounter with Kalvik on a sun kissed beach in Thailand suggests the Norwegian is still running to escape his pastAt this point what Moore might have intended as a jolly jaunt through la la la land becomes something of an exploration of the human psyche Realising that he s confronting human beings with their own failings he abandons the idea of inviting them to reprise their losing songs There s only so much knife turning a wound can takeInitially his subjects adopt an air of carefree insousiance In Helsinki he meets an upbeat Kojo who scored zero for Finland at the 1982 contest These days Kojo manages a successful sports development company But when the subject turns to that fateful night in Harrogate storm clouds gather across Kojo s face You know a sports match that finishes with no goals You know what they call such a match here A Kojo Kojo This is what people say even today twenty some years afterNo doubt Gunvor Guggisberg harbours similar bitterness In a classic tale of poppy cropping Moore charts Guggisberg s path from golden girl to national pariah Even as it celebrated her selection as Switzerland s 1998 Eurovision entrant an unwholesome Swiss tabloid was preparing to dish the dirt on the singer s past as a sex worker A dismal result at Eurovision released a reservoir of revulsion and subseuent attempts to rescue her sinking career have come to nothing Unsurprisingly Guggisberg turns down Moore s invitation to revisit her painful past But even the no shows can t escape his Google powered searchlight and some thorough detective work reveals much about the post zero lives of performers from Austria and Spain There s also the troubling suggestion that a Turkish singer s failure to come to terms with failure may have led to his sudden deathAnd so it continues from Lisbon to Lithuania Moore finds that scoring zero in Eurovision is rarely taken lightly Even in the UK which reserves special derision for Eurovision Jemini s point less performance in 2003 provoked agonised hand wringing Meeting the likeable Liverpudlians Moore learns that false economy coupled with an anti British backlash against the bombing of Ira sowed the seeds of a barren cropIt s not all gloom Some artists such as Iceland s Dan el g st and Tor Endresen from Norway yes again have managed to airbrush Eurovision out of their biographies or to transcend defeatBut for the most part Nul Points is a catalogue of shattered dreams failed relationships boozing bankruptcy and brothels Amidst such a grim landscape it s a relief to find Moore s customary sense of humour shining through harnessed to his astounding way with wordsTowards the end however he does falter inversing the running order of the UK and Icelandic entries in 1997 and incorrectly asserting that Switzerland have failed to ualify for every Eurovision final since 1998 But such lapses are not to be too harshly treated After all the oxygen depleting experience of immersion in 50 years of Eurovision is enough to drain the most agile of brains Full marks for Nul Points


10 thoughts on “[Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore

  1. says: [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore

    Read Nul Points [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore EUROVISION oh how my heart singsupdate I have read about the first two nul pointers so far but have had to pause reading this while

  2. says: [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore

    [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore In this book Tim tries to track down those who had the most ignoble experience at the very kitsch Eurovision Song Contest those that had 'Nul P

  3. says: Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Tim Moore õ 4 Free download

    [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore To its aficionados the annual Eurovision Song Contest is a marvellous melange that blends pop and politics fashion

  4. says: Tim Moore õ 4 Free download Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore

    [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore The very idea behind this book tracking down artists who got zero points years later and the caustic humour with which the encounters were narrated will guarantee Eurovision fans hours of lol's ;

  5. says: Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Tim Moore õ 4 Free download

    Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore This is an odd book for me to be reading In the usual course of events I won't hear a bad word about the ESC as us fans call it but

  6. says: [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Tim Moore õ 4 Free download

    [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore I love Eurovision and I love reading so a book about Eurovision should be great And when I read all these great reviews I knew I was onto a winner A twelve pointer so to say However I was very disappointed I didn't understand the first few par

  7. says: [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore

    Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Tim Moore õ 4 Free download For anyone interested in Eurovision this is a damned good read and it also has some intriguing and entertaining insights into concepts such as failure embarrassment and how people both strive to be better than they perhaps really are and what happens when reality smacks them down This isn't a travel book in the conventional sense b

  8. says: Read Nul Points [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Tim Moore

    [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Tim Moore õ 4 Free download I wanted to like this so much than I did as I enjoy watching Eurovision every year and thought it would be fun to read about some of the past contestants unfortunate as their performances may have been While I see that it could be seen as amusing to focus mainly on the nul pointers at the same time I also think it could be slightly misconstrued as mean spirited That's not to say the author was nasty about any of them because he's not and is

  9. says: [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore Tim Moore õ 4 Free download Read Nul Points

    [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore This is the first book I have read by Tim Moore and it certainly made me want to search out by the author The lure here for me was the author's uniue approach to the history of one of the annals of musical history that has been touched upon in recent years but not in the realm of Eurovision that of failure The stories of the likes of Norway's Jan Tiegel upto Great Britain's very own Jemini and their spectacular failures

  10. says: [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore

    [Nul Points] Read æ Tim Moore another interesting premise for a travel book What's not to like about the Eurovision Song Contest? I remember watching it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Nul Points
  • Tim Moore
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9780224077804