By: Letters | Time for UK to take Eurovision seriously | Brief letters | Neuroscience | The Guardian
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Your article identifies some of the problems with the UK’s attitude towards Eurovision, but then compounds them by calling it “the silliest singing competition in the world” (Nul points again: how exactly can the UK win Eurovision?, 23 May). Disregarding the imperative to take it more seriously if we want to do well, as a singing teacher I can assure you that I have been to many sillier singing competitions than this.
• I was intrigued to read the article about “misophonia” (24 May), a hatred of sound which results in people becoming angry and violent when they hear others chewing food, drinking and even breathing. As a musician, I think the answer is to drown the chewing sounds with recordings of works such as Rossini’s Ouf! Les Petits Pois and Lalande’s Musique Pour les Soupers du Roi.