Friend of Eurovision Ireland, Roy D. Hacksaw, more commonly known as Eurovision Apocalypse within the Eurovision community, has written his second fictional novel – this is following the success of his debut, “Bugger Banksy”.
But what is this particular novel about? The synopsis is as follows:
When some plucky underdogs from Moldova unexpectedly won
the Eurovision Song Contest, the show’s organisers were
instantly worried about how they were going to hold the
following year’s competition in such a small and little-visited
country. But the location was the least of their worries as a
procession of unlikely artists began to be chosen for the show,
and everything from Norwegian black metallers, a Saudi Arabian
prince performing for San Marino, and an Icelandic bloke
dressed as a dog caused a cascade of complications before a
single note had even been sung. Can they keep all the egos in
check, or is the whole thing going to come tumbling down
If you want a look into the kind of nonsense that goes on behind the scenes at the contest, Worst. Eurovision. Ever. will take you on a wild ride around the rehearsals, dressing rooms and showbiz parties with such an informed eye that you’ll never look at the dear old contest the same way again. As a journalist, Roy has been covering the contest in person since the nineties, and over those years he’s seen all sorts of unexpected misbehaviour and excess.
Eurovision Ireland team member James, was lucky enough to review the book and had the following to say:
“Hilarious and heart-warming, this is a must read for anyone who loves Europe’s favourite TV show!”
You can purchase your copy of “Worst. Eurovision. Ever.” HERE.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Earth Island Books