It beggars belief the two of the world’s most-watched music contests are taking place in the same week.
Pre-selections at the Tchaik concide totday with preliminary rounds at Cardiff Singer of the World. The Tchaik is streaming on medici.tv, Cardiff on sonostream (up to 30 days).
You can’t watch both without going mad.
The Russians were never going to budge on the Tchaikovsky date.
So why didn’t the BBC show a little flexibility and shift Cardiff downwind to the end of the month? It can only be the loser in this contest. How many £100k BBC execs does it take to make the right decision?