Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We won the Eurovision Song Contest!

…well technically Jade Ewen came fifth with “It’s My Time” but it amounts to the same thing, especially given the self-imposed handicap of having Andrew Lloyd Webber squatting froggishly at the piano throughout. They seem to have done something to eliminate the Soviet bloc-voting, which is a bit sad. Takes a lot of the fun out of the thing.

Perhaps Eurovision will be Andrew Lloyd Webber’s project for a few years, he seems to have found a way to make money out of it.

Certainly I predict a new West End musical, based on the song “It’s My Time”. He’s got the tune (I seem to recall that Phantom of the Opera is pretty much just one tune repeated over and over for three hours) and the story’s already there in such lyrics as:

It’s my time, it’s my time/ My moment, I’m not gonna let go of it/ My time, it’s my time/ And I’ll stand proud /There’s nothing i’m afraid of/ I’ll show you what I’m made of/ Show you all it’s my time now.

The plot will centre around a young girl. Act I will see her dreaming that one day her Time - or Moment, if you prefer – will come, and in Act II it will be clear that her Time or Moment is coming very soon. After the interval, it will look briefly like her Time may be in danger of not coming at all, but then, triumphantly, it will arrive and her Moment will be now. She will stand proud and insist that she's not gonna let go of it. In the final act, she will remember fondly that that was her Moment, and a rousing finale with full choir and orchestra will offer hope that one day her Time, and possibly also her Moment, will come again.

A surefire smash, I'm sure you'll agree.

6 comments:

malty said...

Last watched the thing when Sandy Shaw sang, decided to watch this one, got as far as the Swede who was a robot from Volvo's paintshop in it's Gothenburg plant.

If that there Jade played her cards right she could have me.

Peter Burnet said...

A la Recherche du Temps Venu?

Gaw said...

Looks like you've got the formula sorted. But why stop there? Why not write the book? You could be the new Tim Rice. You even like cricket.

monix said...

I had no idea you were a closet student of LLoyd Webber musicals. Future Christmas presents sorted.

will said...

I would love to see an act where a rhyme is constructed with the words

fly/ high/ sky

possibly in relation to 'like a dove'

and follow those with the knockout

love/ above

..and I reckon the audience would be eating out of your hands, hanging off every perfectly crafted and bravely juxtaposed word

Brit said...

Yes, you could also work in some clever wordplay incorporating the rhymes: "begging please baby please" and "down on my knees".

You'll note that my plot opens the door for indefinite number of sequels, should a movie adaptation be in the offing.