This Vault has been quite difficult to write. Firstly cos it’s an apology, and I never apologise cos it shows weakness and secondly cos Nick *made* me do it!
I’m sorry that on February 19th as you were charming your way through the FDC, I and a cohort of others went to the Café Jubilee in Silema, to drink rum and coke, and failed to see you perform the song.
I’m sorry that I didn’t shout loud enough when the Portuguese public put you in second place over some rubbish.
I’m sorry that on March 5, I didn’t even bother to watch the FDC final … cos Portugal innit.
I’m sorry I didn’t see the song until the evening of March 6th.
Basically, Salvador, I’m sorry that I didn’t see your genius earlier, that I didn’t cry in an apartment in Malta and shout loudly “stop the contest – this wins…”
In penance, however, I did cry through your sister singing the song in a rehearsal cos you were ill, and I cried every time you performed it.
I hope you can forgive me but, for now, I’m putting all of OnEurope and the Portuguese public who voted in that first semi final into The Vault for being fucking stupid.
To make up for this wrong, I’m putting the entire seven OTHER songs that Salvador should have beaten out of sight into the vault too.