Saturday, 12 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-5-2018: Eurovision

12th May, 2018.


Yep: it’s officially Saturday, I’m dog tired … 

And I’m going to be doing a long day.

Frankly?

I’m making just about enough to get by.

So long as I either get help from my family, OR don’t get electricity, OR heating … 

Yep … 

It’s a dilemma, isn’t it … ?

~≈§≈~

Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 12th May, 2018, sees the final of Eurovision, 2018.   Which country is the contest being held in?
Q2) More to the point … ?   What city is it being held in?
Q3) 26 countries will go through to the final.   Name any one of the eight who has pre-qualified for the final.
Q4) There’s two non European countries taking part.   Israel is one.   What’s the other?
Q5) Finally … ?   The UK’s entry, this year, is a singer called SuRie.   She was previously involved with which country’s Eurovision entries?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) The UK announced on 11th May, 1956, the name of the first African nation to gain independence from Britain.   Which country was it?
A1) The Gold Coast: now called Ghana.
Q2) Siam changed its name on 11th May, 1949.   To what … ?
A2) Thailand.
Q3) Eight people died over the course of 11th May, 1996.   Attempting to reach the summit of which mountain?
A3) Everest.
Q4) The Diamond Sutra — the world’s oldest known printed book — was first printed on 11th May, 868.   In which country … ?
A4) China.
Q5) Finally … 11th May, 330 AD, saw Byzantium renamed what: Constantinopolis, Nova Roma or Margate?
A5) Nova Roma.
Here’s a thought …
“In this contest, there is no place for organised attempts to unfairly influence the outcome.”
Jon Ola Sand, the contest’s organiser.
The UK entry … 


Oh, and the Israeli entry … as it’s a lot more upbeat‡ … 


Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.




*        Work was quiet, last night, Olga, it HAS to be said: how it’ll go, today, I’m blowed if I know!   I think I’m with you about the posh parts of town: some of Brentwood’s are incredibly posh … and sound as expensive as the posh bits of Barcelona.   Oh, by the way … what do you think of Spain’s chances, tonight?   I’m thinking Israel’s got it sown up: it’s the clucking noises … (The police have confirmed it, by the way: the body they’d found is the missing singer.   It’s sad … )


†        I have … ?   Glad to hear it, Debbi!   Here’s hoping the script goes well!   Oh, do you remember Katrina and the Waves?   They were the UK’s last Eurovision winners: just in case you needed to know.

‡        I still think Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah — 2006’s surprise winner — was a HELL of a treat!

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Portugal
Q2) Lisbon
Q3) Spain
Q4) Australia
Q5) Belgium
I don't think the Spanish song has a chance, other than if people are very romantic, as they are a couple in real life (it seems). I don't follow Eurovision although when I was looking after my friends' dogs, one of them, Christoph, the writer, is a big fan and he was sharing his opinions. He's in Lisbon at the moment, that's how much of a fan he is (he goes to Eurovision parties and has been to the festival more than once. His latest book takes place in Eurovision. This is it
https://www.amazon.com/Over-Dead-Body-Eurovision-Bollinger-ebook/dp/B07CGNL2HJ/
Here is hoping it's not too busy and the money situation improves. All the best.

Debbi said...

I remember the band. Definitely. I tried out the Max Headroom effect. Interesting! :)

Is there a particular type of background or lighting you use? When I did it, images of my bookcase in the background kept bleeding through.

1. Portugal
2. Lisbon
3. Spain
4. Russia (because it's Eurasian--my best guess)
5. Belgium