This year, in an event that has been dubbed “Neurovision,” each country of the European Union (and Australia, for reasons that have never been satisfactorily explained) will enter a team of their top neurosurgeons to compete for the honour of being the best, and for the international fame which will undoubtedly follow.
The format of the competition is ominously identical to that that of Eurovision, with each team dressing in elaborate costumes with backup dancers and detailed scenery.
They are then given approximately three and a half minutes to perform the most impressive feat of neurosurgery they are capable of for a live TV audience of approximately 600 million.
Pipped as the favourites are the Serbian team led by Miroslav Djordjevic, who has been conducting groundbreaking research in the area of cognitive impairment in the frontal lobe.
The mystery here is which particular operation will the team perform under the rigorous and highly controversial time limit. Neurovision will air in Australia on May 13 and 14 on SBS and voting polls will open at 11.59pm EST.