Pictures gaze at me from the walls


I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the Slovenians, if for no other reason than because whilst we thought we were being all “ironic” with that Scooch abomination, they’d done it better in 2002. Would you like something to suck on for landing, sir?

There is another reason. It’s an amazing country. Its people are friendly, its restaurants are cheap, its caves are dramatic, its climate is lovely and it’s the safest I’ve felt at night in any European country ever. We went there on holiday the other year and we loved it. Sure, it’s a Poundland Italy, but stop being such a snob about Poundland. I saw you, scoffing that box of Pergale chocolates.

They’re also pretty funny. For example, the other year their National Final interval act spent three brave minutes ripping the piss out of one Vladimir Putin, with lyrics like “when I play chess be quiet or eat my pussy riot”, and “If you are a prick – suck my Moby Dick”.

I’d love them to win one day, but 2022 won’t be that year. Their entry LPS (Last Pizza Slice) is a teenage pop band composed of Filip (vocal), Gašper (drums), Mark (electric guitar), Zala (bass guitar, tenor and alto saxophone), and Žiga (electric keyboards).

The group have been together since 2018, when they met in the music room of their school. The press release says they remember it like it was yesterday, and it may as well have been for the musical mastery on display here.


“Some might assume that the title of their entry implies a carefree tale of losing oneself in uplifting disco music, but the lyrics tell the sad (and true) story of the band’s vocalist Filip, who was dumped by his girlfriend… at a disco”.

The whole thing has the air of the Dadi Fryer video from Think About Things, insofar as it’s like a group of kids have been invited to perform for the family on Boxing Day. Unlike Think About Things however, the song is badly performed, insufferably shit and at least 2.5 minutes too long.

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Jim Dickinson

@Wonkhe SUs. Trustee @WinchesterSU. HE policy. Pop. Pro EU(rovision). Windmills not walls. FRSA. Dreams of visiting Moldova. A brunch. Dressing up. A feeling.

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