It’s between lunch and dinner. Anyway, here are some things that have caught my eye the last few days.
I know ABBA are all the rage this week, AND RIGHTLY SO, but Tia Kofi off of Rupaul’s Drag Race has been making a bit of a name for themselves in the electropop world of late, but nothing prepared us for a cover of Kandifloss (with a ‘K’) “hit” I Want It All. For relevance, this was the song Chantelle Houghton had to learn and sing as a civilian on Celebrity Big Brother to prove her celeb credentials. A 90 second demo version of the original was put on Spotify a little while ago.
NEXT UP: [A] Question of Sport has returned with new “youth” “vibe” with new host Paddy McGuinness and new captains Sam Quek and Ugo Monye, I was quite surprised at how much it had been gutted (although they may change the rounds week to week), only a variant of the Picture Board turning up of the classic rounds. The most interesting bit was probably the Are Sportspeople Actually Any Good At Sports (my title) bit leading to a round where whoever did best in the challenge got more relatable questions in the following round (Tokyo 2020 vs Tokyo 1964 this week), but there was an odd chatshow bit whilst one team was trying to come up with answers to a multipart question. Yes, we have less content to get to know the contestant’s personalities better.
Overall it’s OK, although sports quiz fans probably won’t like the fewer questions on offer and it probably needs to be funnier for a general audience.
One thing that hasn’t changed from the past few years is the quite weird thing where normally you’d expect the stakes to increase as the quiz progresses, but QoS frontloads over half the points in the first five minutes. I’m not sure how much it “matters” matters, but it’s always struck me as a curious bit of formatting all the same.