The top five countries in last night's Eurovision Song Contest final were:
- Serbia (268 points)
- Ukraine (235)
- Russia (207)
- Turkey (163)
- Bulgaria (157)
OK, hand-on-heart now: if you'd had to write down a list of European countries, how long would it have been before you thought of any of the above?
We are living in a new era.
The UK came joint next-to-last with our old buddies, the French. Good to see our European pals have forgiven us for Iraq. But the real shock of the evening was the Republic of Ireland's last place, with a measley cinq points.
Like I said, a new era.
See also: Don't Mention the W*r