Malta offer the Eurovision staple – a fan dance

Olivia Lewis at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest for Malta

Olivia is now resplendent in a what I can only describe as a bright yellow Chinese tablecloth. It’s in trouble before the song even gets started, as the people of Europe look at their screens and exclaim in unison “Ooooh! A fan dance! That’s original!

It’s not actually remotely like Portugal and Norway beyond having its fans, but it seems like a confusing and busy stage show which might stop people from getting swept along with the actual song.

A journalist who interviewed me yesterday has a lot of money on this winning … I fear he may be flying home economy class!