It’s Eurovision Time!

May 12, 2017

I know it’s not cool to like Eurovision, but I don’t care. I love it! I watch it every year and love it for the cheese-fest that it is.

I’ve never had a full-on Eurovision party (although I’m sure it will happen one day!) but for the past few years I’ve had a friend round to watch and we’ve made our own scorecards to make the whole process a bit more exciting. Then at the end we compare to see how our favourites have fared alongside the official scores.

They rarely match up, mainly because the categories we use to score each act probably aren’t the same as the ones the judging panels use.

Anyway, without further ado, I bring you a FREE (unofficial) Eurovision printable. Ladies and gentleman, Pondering Parenthood’s Totally un-politically-correct Eurovision Scorecard!

Free Printable Eurovision Scorecard

You can use it however you like, but here’s how we use it…

There are eight categories, and we score each of them out of ten. We then add the scores across each category, to give a total.

The categories are as follows:

#1 Political Popularity

Terry Wogan (may he rest in peace) banged on about it enough, so we all know that Eurovision is all about politics and that most countries vote for their friends and neighbours. Therefore, I thought it appropriate to have this category first, so that we can mull over how much we like each country while the baffling introductory video is playing. Because let’s be honest, they’re a bit boring, aren’t they?

#2 Costume

This is another category you can get a feel for pretty early on. I’ll just leave this video here as an illustration, as I’m pretty sure they didn’t win for their musical prowess…

#3 Staging

Impressive graphics, interesting instruments? These are the sorts of things that will score well in this category. Sweden’s entry from 2015 is a good example of this:

#4 Dancers/Performers

Man in a hamster wheel, anyone?

#5 General Attractiveness

This category is to give the men a chance as we originally just had category #6 and we realised that this was unfair to men and, well, women wearing clothing. We all know you’ve got to be attractive to be on Eurovision. Oh, unless you’re from Russia. This lot will have scored well in categories 2, 9 and 10 though…

#6 Boobs

Sadly, I can’t remember which act had a full on camera-in-the-cleavage shot, but I remember being shocked by the blatant objectification of the performer, before remembering that I was watching Eurovision. Since then we’ve had Polish milkmaids…

#7 Catchiness

If you can still hum it three songs later, it will score high in this category. I’ve had this stuck in my head since yesterday when my husband started singing it after I mentioned I was making the scorecards for this weekend.

#8 Entertainment Value

This can mean whatever you want it to. I kind of felt we needed a category to acknowledge if someone can actually sing but doesn’t necessarily score highly across the other categories. Or you just like the song.

I’ll leave you with one of my personal Eurovision favourites from recent history and wish you an enjoyable evening in front of the television!

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11 responses to “It’s Eurovision Time!”

  1. Al says:

    Haha I’m not a fan personally but your passion for it is great! Enjoy 🙂

  2. That is such a great idea! We’re having a Eurovision party tonight so I’m so going to steal this idea 🙂 if that’s okay! Ox

  3. This is brilliant. I went to a eurovision girls night a few years back and it was loads of fun! This would have been fab to use!

    • Jules says:

      It’s perfect to make it a bit more fun if you’re just sitting in and watching at home, too! Enjoy!

  4. Mrs H says:

    I LOVE this. Eurovision is my favourite night of the year. I’ve watched it every year since I was little. And there are still songs I know all the words to. Last year was particularly fab because the presenters were so good and the interval entertainment was the best ever. Plus I’m in love with Mans Zelmerlow. Brilliant scorecard. Totally amazing. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • Jules says:

      So pleased you like it! You’re right, last year was fab – hopefully tonight will be just as good! Hope you enjoy using the scorecard xx

  5. Abbie says:

    Omggg LOVE this printable! Massive Eurovision fans in this household! x

  6. Alyssa says:

    Love this. We watched it last night. I’m still loving sax man

  7. Chantele says:

    OMG you gotta love some Lordi!!! Great idea on these score cards! Sadly playing on my own with an 11 month old wouldnt be as fun! boo!! hehe!

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