Staying In Tomorrow?


Linda Martin, winner of the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest

On The Late Late Show

Gareth Naughton writes:

The Late Late Show will be celebrating all kinds of everything Eurovision with Irish winners Paul Harrington, Charlie McGettigan and Linda Martin as they perform some of the contest’s biggest hits. And they’ll be taking part in a game of ‘Eurovision Spin and Sing’ alongside Jake Carter, Ronan Johnston and Rory Cowan.

The Happy Pear twins Dave and Steve Flynn will be in studio to chat about their ever expanding vegan food empire and how to convince younger eaters that veggies are not only good for them but tasty too.

Professor John Crown and health editor Susan Mitchell will discuss the continuing fallout from the Cervical Check controversy.

Howth fisherman ‘Big’ John Hayes, who travelled to Mozambique to live and work alongside a local fisherman for The Hardest Harvest, will chat about what it was like to find himself fishing with just a line and some bait on a tiny boat far out into the Indian Ocean.

*sings ‘Why Me?’*

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm

Pic: EBU

42 thoughts on “Staying In Tomorrow?

  1. Brother Barnabas

    when i first became aware of linda martin (which may have been around the 1992 eurovision), i had some fiercely-intense ‘young boy’ feelings about her. i’m pretty much over her now.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        “pretty much”, i said. we shared some very special moments*
        only a heartless man could completely move on

        [*unlikely she was aware of them unless she sensed the cosmic energy]

        1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

          I was going to grow up and marry Mr. T
          I’m still not over it

      1. bertie blenkinsop

        Nanette Newman on the Fairy Liquid adverts –
        I fell down the stairs and broke my pyjamas in 1983.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          belinda carlisle

          i think i probably dehydrated myself on her account

          (or that might have been susanna hoffs)

          1. Brother Barnabas

            99 red balloons one? i remember my brother having a thing for her. i was only really interested in charlie nicholas at that stage

          2. Pat

            Tell us some other women off the television you used think about when you pulled your plums. Great banter altogether

          3. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            Ah here
            if you can’t appreciate a good looking woman ( if that’s your cuppa tea ) it’s a sad day

          4. Pat

            Ding dong – hahaha! More a hazy blur than a ding dong for these boys I’d say !

    1. Starina

      Alan Rickman was my funny feelings man when i was a lil girlo. I actually cried when he passed. Sigh.

      Angelina jolie was my tummy flutters lady then once i was about 14. I still blame Girl Interrupted for my flippyfloppy sexuality!

    2. paddy apathy

      In 1986 I worked as a lounge boy in a rural hotel venue where Ms Martin performed one Sunday night. Instead of collecting empties, that night I was assigned to mind Linda’s pet dogs in her dressing room while she was on stage. Wowwee, 3 hours of my life I look back on fondly as she had 3 or 4 costume changes, aided eagerly on 1 occasion by my 15 year old self, zipper malfunction. Those puppies were small little things but by-jiminy they left a large impression.

  2. Shayna

    Don’t forget there was the Israeli (It seems Israel in Eurovision terms is in Europe?) Dana International who won in ’98.

  3. Frilly Keane

    is it any wonder that Eurovision is just taking the Friss out’ve us now

    FFS, Linda Martin was a showband singer ffs
    Harrington and McGettigan, again old hasbeings
    neither of these sang their own songs anyway
    Rory Cowen, I dunno who or wha he is, but he seems to be everywhere
    sort this out ffs

    1. Ironballs McGinty

      Rory Cowan will be opening up about the time he was on the Ray D’Arcy Show opening up about the time he was on the Late Late Show opening up about the time he was…

    2. SOQ

      Yup she sang in a showband called Chips and was driven around by one L Walsh.

      Strictly covers ! The woman hasn’t an original bone in her body.

      1. Shayna

        She did make Johnny Logan the most successful Eurovision winner ever, however. Twice as a singer and one as Lynda’s song-writer. I do recall how well he wore his leather trousers in 1980, interestingly, he’s actually an Aussie.

        1. Shayna

          I’d be 100% not wearing one those RTÉ studio distributed to the audience head-bands. How to make cheese more cheesey.
          Also, I do tend to wear a hat.

  4. king Adolf von bonkwurst

    I was a fan of judy spiers on pebble mill at one and fern britton.

    1. Papi

      I had a fierce gra for the blonde presenter on Bosco. She couldn’t sing for toffee, but she wore those white dungarees FAR too tight for childrens viewing.

  5. Pat-the-barker

    My first sexual experience was with Lynda, she wasn’t there at the time, but I remember it fondly.

  6. Otis Blue

    Dee Forbes says RTÉ is facing ‘urgent, substantial’ money problems

    So much like the HSE, RTE thinks we should just keep giving it more cash?

    Dross like the LLS, Darcy, Miriam et al is the cause of their woes not the symptom.

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