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The Great Eurovision 2015 Drinking Game

It’s time.

SO WE DIDN’T GET into the Eurovision final. So what! We can get gay married and drown our Eurovision sorrows with a good old drinking game.

All you’ll need is a telly, some pals (or Twitter pals) and a beverage of your choice – wine, beer, tea, whatever suits.

Take one sip of your drink every time each of the following happens…

1. The backing dancers upstage the singers

wheel-8 Source: DailyEdge.ie

Every time a dancer conspicuously crawls across the floor, or twirls around uselessly, take a drink. (This happens more often than you’d expect.)

2. A contestant wears a cape

Didn’t you hear? Capes are big news at Eurovision this year.

Brit Awards 2015 - Show - London Madonna. Poor pet. Source: PA WIRE

Drink every time you see one, and pray someone doesn’t do a Madonna (or pray someone does, if you’re into that sort of thing).

3. You hear a strange, nonsensical lyric

Austria Eurovision Song Competition Source: Ronald Zak/PA Wire

Like this one, from Belgium (above): “We’re gonnara-ba-bab, ra-ba-bab/ We’re gonnara-ba-bab tonight”. You can have that one for free.

4. The hosts try to joke around, but fail miserably

Austria Eurovision Song Competition Source: Kerstin Joensson/PA Wire

Inevitable. DRINK!

5. Graham Norton makes a sassy comment

rude-4 Source: DailyEdge.ie

Norton loves his zingers. Enough to get you stinking drunk? We’ll see.

6. Marty Whelan seems bemused by the whole thing

RTE Radio Schedules Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Drink every time he says something sort of vague, like this:

7. Someone snarks about Australia being in the competition

This is the Eurovision. Snarking is not allowed (much). DRINK.

8. The Irish representative appears on screen

hellodub Source: DailyEdge.ie

Look! IT’S US! IT’S US! Waaaheeyy!

9. Someone does something truly weird


It’s looking rare at this year’s competition, but if it happens, it MUST be commemorated.

10. Someone says ‘douze pointe’

pointes Source: YouTube

You might as well go for broke at this stage. DOUZE POINTE FOR ALL!

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