THERE'S USUALLY AT least one song in the Eurovision Song Contest that turns me on.
Last year, it was No Angel's Disappear, which, like every Eurovision song I support, polled badly in the votes.
It's probably 'cos they is German, innit. As Europop goes, Disappear is top of the pops, a soaring slice of melodrama, a paean to pain, loss and regret - and we love a bit of that, don't we kids? (I sure as hell do, especially when I'm knocking back the sauce).
The video is a joy too, and you might even get a cold shiver around 2:52 (well, I do, anyway). More enjoyable still is the Eurovision performance, where they look like knackered drag queens. There's lots of fireworks, vogueing and head rolling. And the redhead looks like she was released from the mental hospital especially for the show. But, kids, this week's Discographic has a sting in it. One of the girls in No Angels, Nadja Benaissa, is HIV-positive, and she's allegedly been having unprotected sex without informing her partners of the fact. The BBC reported today that she was arrested in Frankfurt prior to a concert and could face charges of grievous bodily harm: "The prosecutor's office in the western town of Darmstadt said Ms Benaissa had been detained because of the 'urgent suspicion' that she slept with three people between 2004 and 2006, without telling them she was HIV-positive." Last week, I wrote about my own experience of someone attempting "grievous bodily harm" via unprotected sex, which provoked some strong views. Your thoughts on the tune, and the breaking news, are sought.