Graham Norton has caused a few ripples in the Eurovision Song Contest community with his complaint about this year's inclusion of Australia to the competition, as a one-off to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Speaking at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday evening, Graham - who will be on commentary duties for the BBC on Saturday 23 May - didn't hold back.
“It’s a nonsense," he said. "The one thing the contest doesn’t need is another song.”
And he added his lament about the type of music - "quite straight" - on offer in this year's competition: "There are lots of ballads. There aren’t as many kitschy novelty acts, even in the semi-finals.”
40 countries will participating in total this year, including Australia's entry Guy Sebastian. This year finds seven countries getting automatic entry into the final on 23 May - host country Austria, Australia, plus 'the big five' UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. 16 and 17 countries will be competing in the two preceding semi-finals respectively.
Current favourite to take this year's trophy is Sweden, with Italy in second place, Australia in third. Bookies currently have the UK entry - Electro Velvet's 'Still in Love with You' - is limping into twelfth place, which at least will avoid the humiliating prospect of nul points as suffered by Jemini for 'Cry Baby' in 2003.