August 14, 2022

Absolutely classic Eurovision

It’s a competition famous for its mayhem and craziness and the Latvia Eurovision entry this year will surely go down as a classic.

Latvian six-piece band Citi Zeni were competing in the first of the Eurovision semi finals took place on Tuesday night, and their opening lyric left those watching at home stunned.

Their song was the innocently-titled Eat Your Salad. But this isn’t one you should sing to kids at the dinner table to encourage them to eat their greens.

The amazing moment was broadcast live on the BBC as part of the broadcaster’s live coverage of the semi final, with Scott Mills and Rylan Clark on presenting duties.

But because the performance took place before the watershed, Rylan had to give a warning to viewers at home.

As Citi Zeni took to the stage, he explained to viewers at home: “I do need to warn you many of the acts tonight include flashing lights, including this next one, who has been controversial.

“The song has an environmental message, it sounds wholesome enough, but concert organisers have made them change some of the more risque lyrics in the track.”

But fans were left even more shocked when, despite the memorable opening line, Latvia failed to make it to Saturday night’s final.

Yes, unfortunately Citi Zeni failed to grab one of the 10 qualification spots for the final, leaving many disappointed that they won’t be gracing the stage on Saturday.

The second semi final will take place on Thursday evening, and you can be sure it will feature some similarly weird and wonderful moments like this.

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As one of the ‘Big Five’, the UK automatically qualifies for the final every year along with France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

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