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Was watching family guy last night on DVD and while changing discs saw a brief glimpse of the Rose Of Tralee competition on RTE. Think of the "lovely girls competition" from Father Ted and you'll get the idea.
The contestant on at the time was called Emma Coffey from New Zealand, and wonder of wonders, she anounced that she was going to do a POI performance! yay!
I a had to pick up my jaw from the floor and scramble over to the couch in anticipation.......and......oh dear god no.......
Where I had been hoping to see some traditonal style poi of the Maori style (short strings, lots of wraps and rebounds) she pulls out a set of glowpoi about a meter long and procedes to do one of the most haggard ass poi routines it has ever been my misfortune too see.
I had to turn my back to the television only to see my fiance nearly crying with laughter, the whole routine consisted of (sloppy) butterfly to (sloppy) forward weave to (sloppy) butterfly to (sloppy) forward weave and so on.
And to top it all off it was done with a horrible dance version of Shakira's "hips don't lie" as the studio audience clapped along. Cheeese-O-rama.
This is the type of thing that makes people not want to hire us as performers, never mind exploding fuel or slippy floors, just really bad examples of the art done in a very public arena.
Possibly whilste eating some sort of smoked sosage at the same time
Ooohh its a beauty contest. I just thought it was a talent show in general. I suppose that explains the dress too which baffled me a little. Well that makes it different, I was thinking she came on a general talent show and did something she was rubbish at lol
However I am starting to think on birgits post, maybe she did tell a few porkys on her application if she ended up doing poi like that, rather than her X years of violin or something.
Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat
'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?