The Irish, of course, take it seriously. Given the chance the Scots, Welsh and Cornish would do so too. There are nations who would kill to be represented on a huge musical stage.
Alas, once again the dodgy Union-Jack branded (ahem) 'UK' (how it hurts me to type those initials) has shown its disdain for all things foreign. Yes it's Eurovision, it's Scooch, and if you ask me if I want your salty nuts down my throat again I'll be sick in your top pocket.
'something to suck on for landing' indeed.