…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.