On Sunday, Sinead O’Connor appeared on the Andrew Marr TV show, in the regular end of the programme music slot.
She was interviewed by briefly by Eddie Mair, and, it’s fair to say, didn’t appear to have enjoyed the process.
Viewing the comments below the Youtube link, opinion is divided on who came off best from the encounter, but my feeling is that Ms O’Connor didn’t do herself any favours.
The whole aim of her TV appearance was to promote her latest album, and there is an etiquette to these interviews, which requires that the subject answer the questions graciously, however meaningless.
There were only ever going to be a couple of basic questions to introduce her – not an in depth interview. But given it is a political programme, it was never going to be the same as appearing on Graham Norton’s celeb-heavy show or a serious music programme on Six Music.
So she should have been prepared for the type of questions Eddie Mair had for her, and have been prepared to engage.
And she certainly shouldn’t have muttered critical comments about him as he was giving his final link.
It just made her seem rude.
What do you think?
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