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  • Author Edward Craig
  • Published May 9, 2014

Three things you must watch this weekend

It’ll be a weekend of tears and drama – both in the world of sport and high-heeled singing. Dave Stevenson points you in the direction of your TV…


It’ll be a weekend of tears and drama – both in the world of sport and high-heeled singing. Dave Stevenson points you in the direction of your TV…


Singing songs Europe style
A quick game of word association: sequins. Haircuts circa 1992. Loud noises. That’s right, it’s Eurovision! The calendar’s campest night is upon us already, and while it’s tempting to steer clear on the reasonable grounds of taste, it makes more sense to settle in, invite a few mates round, print off a few official scorecards and crack open a few drinks.


This year, you can download the official app, whose advert manages to get across in just 60 seconds the core tennets of Eurovision: dodgy music, ropey performances and an inexplicably large crowd. Promisingly, the app doesn’t just allow you to vote; it allows you to see song lyrics as well, giving you the chance to belt out the words. Our money’s on Armenia, for what it’s worth.


Premier League finale
It may not be as camp but it’s set-up for drama. It’s the final game of the Premier League season on Sunday, with 10 games slated to kick off at 3pm. Manchester City are reasonably comfortable favourites, needing only a point at home to West Ham to pick up their second league title in three years. The public’s favourite Liverpool remain in the hunt, though: if City slip up and the Reds beat Newcastle, the title could yet go the other way. Two to watch, and a potentially tantalising afternoon of football for the neutral (which is most of us).


Spanish Grand Prix
Formula 1 – finally – hits Europe. No more setting the alarm for inhumane hours to catch the dying minutes of qualifying. The circus draws into Barcelona this weekend with Lewis Hamilton all-but uncatchable at the top of the table, albeit under intense scrutiny by team-mate Nico Rosberg.


The Spanish Grand Prix will also see upgrades rolled out by several teams, so this could be the point in the season where Red Bull start to make inroads into Mercedes’ points haul. British fans will also be hoping for a change in the fortunes of McLaren, currently languishing in fifth in the manufacturer’s table.


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