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Smitty

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« Reply #40 on: 05-13-2007 04:49 »
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Originally posted by mookie427:
I reckon as protest all the western European countries should boycott it and pull out

Or we could just enter people who know how to sing.
catindisguise

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« Reply #41 on: 05-13-2007 20:31 »

I asked my mother what country I should be in our party. She randomly said Serbia. I shrugged and went along with it.

So, yeah, I won, bitches! I won the little flag with Terry's face on it! (That I had to make myself, stupid lazy friend.)

That having been said, and my victory rubbed in everyone else's faces, I thought Serbia were crap.  tongue I liked the Ukraine and thought Greece were hilarious. Germany were brilliant for entering some guy called Cicero and France were weird (why did that guy have a dead cat thing on his shoulder?) but they deserved a higher position than they got. Sweden were brilliant, but I didn't realise that The Ark were representing them until afterwards. *facepalm*

ANYWAY. The point of all that blathering is that while I feel that we weren't as bad as we had been in previous years but still came second to last, there's no point getting worked up about any of it. That's all Eurovision is! Fun where you can laugh at campness and glitter and have a three-minute rave to Ukrainian drag-queens!

While I do agree that some of the point allocations are painfully obvious, stopping countries voting for their neighbours would be stupid. What about countries which are surrounded by about five others? Who would you define as the UK's neighbours? Just Ireland and France? Or would you have to include the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Iceland etc.? And would you stop a really good act getting as many points as it deserved just because it happens to be next to a group of countries who can vote in the contest?

You can get bitter about how rubbish the UK seems to be doing in Eurovision lately, or you can just sit back, relax and as Sir Terry says, send a gunboat sing along with the subtitles. TANZEN!
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« Reply #42 on: 05-13-2007 21:51 »

Bring back the "Rock n Roll Kids" days (Youtube it, n00bs), all this Eurastar horeshit is ruining the music.  no no
Impossible

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« Reply #43 on: 05-14-2007 18:36 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2007 18:36 »

Prehaps Ireland should send "My Lovely Horse" next year?    tongue

Italy had the common sense years ago to not participate in the contest, because of the lack of 'musical appriciation and emphasis on politicalized voting', although I've just read that they're considering entering for 2008.

Wiki says that a few countries might not participate next year:
 Andorra
 Denmark
 Ireland
 Malta
 Netherlands

And I've been told I look like the "fat lesbian" (seems to be everyone's words) from Serbia who won.
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« Reply #44 on: 05-21-2007 13:41 »
« Last Edit on: 05-22-2007 00:00 »

I hate that Scooch song it makes me cringe every time it hear it. This is what i think should happen to that song.
*grabes flamethrower burns TV to an ash.*
Matts
catindisguise

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« Reply #45 on: 05-22-2007 14:30 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Bring back the "Rock n Roll Kids" days (Youtube it, n00bs), all this Eurastar horeshit is ruining the music.   no no

Ah, lighten up. It's not like Eurovision music is meant to be good, anyway.  tongue

Impeh: I think My Lovely Horse would be infinitely better than "OH LOOK I'M IRISH HERE WATCH ME MOLEST A FIDDLE!". That being said, it was nice not to be last. >__>

And don't worry, dear. I've been told I look like the lovechild of Kurt Cobain and Justin Lee-Collins. (ShutupIdon'tcareifit'strue.)
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« Reply #46 on: 05-22-2007 14:53 »

It was meant to be good! Back in my day I actually went up to one of the Eurovision singers from Ireland and asked for her autograph in a restaurant!
(forget her name, but she had red hair, around '94 I think it were)
These days I'd go up to them and kick them repeatedly in the groin then rip out their singin neck bits!

Now where's that animated gif of the trippy horses head from the My Lovely Horse video?  tongue
Impossible

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« Reply #47 on: 05-22-2007 16:03 »

 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
Impeh: I think My Lovely Horse would be infinitely better than "OH LOOK I'M IRISH HERE WATCH ME MOLEST A FIDDLE!". That being said, it was nice not to be last. >__>
Justthink, there was that one time in the 90s when Ireland won three years in a row...

It also happened again this year - whenever the UK enters a song which is really, really quite poor, it does well on the Top 40 chart. Scooch somehow got to #5. The Ukranian entry just made the top 30.

Mattador701

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« Reply #48 on: 05-23-2007 12:49 »

I know why. All it is is being over passionate. If it wasn't in the eurovision song contest it wounld not even be in the top 500.

Matts
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« Reply #49 on: 05-23-2007 13:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
Justthink, there was that one time in the 90s when Ireland won three years in a row...
Ya, those were the days!
But cat won't remember them, she was probably a fetus, or 2 at that stage or something, haha, YOUR LOSS!   tongue
M. Proctor

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« Reply #50 on: 05-24-2008 10:40 »
« Last Edit on: 05-24-2008 10:40 »

Okay, I'm bumping this...

Who's watching tonight? I sure am - I am not (that) embarrassed to say that I LOVE the Eurovision Song Contest :P I watched the two semi finals as well, the first one to root for Norway and the second one because, well, it's fun!

I am very happy that all the Nordic countries are in the finals! I'm not crazy about any of the songs, especially not Denmark's but eh. Sweden's sounds like every other song that Sweden has had in ESC and Charlotte Perrelli looks like a transvestite (not that there's anything wrong with it) just eh.

Still on the subject of Nordic countries in ESC, I think Iceland had a very nice performance. I don't care much for the music style, but it's okay since it's Eurovision.   wink Finland I don't know, and Norway has grown on me. I have to root for it of course, being from Norway and all. :P

My favourite for the evening is France. B-)
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« Reply #51 on: 05-24-2008 10:48 »

Its so serious that we send a humorist guy who makes fun of everything ..
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #52 on: 05-24-2008 11:17 »

The pathetic freak show that is Eurovision is getting in the way of quality TV - No Doctor Who tonight. Grrr
mookie427

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« Reply #53 on: 05-24-2008 13:02 »

the only reason I even attempt to watch it is for Tezza Wogan's commentary, as he slowly gets more and more pissed as the night goes on
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #54 on: 05-24-2008 14:52 »

Yeah, he'll be funny. It's not all bad.
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« Reply #55 on: 05-24-2008 16:05 »

Gotta love that Latvian Pirate song...
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« Reply #56 on: 05-24-2008 16:35 »

The Spanish entry is just freaky.
Melllvar

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« Reply #57 on: 05-24-2008 16:41 »

Agreed, that Spanish entry was either utterly awful, or incredibly awesome, I can't decide which....
upside_ur_head

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« Reply #58 on: 05-24-2008 16:45 »

Surely the most pointless thing though is the Sing-A-Long option when you press the red button. WHO ON EARTH WANTS TO SING ALONG TO THIS CRAP!!!!
M. Proctor

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« Reply #59 on: 05-24-2008 17:02 »

I like the Spanish one..! *ducks and cowers*

The night's worst: Poland.
Melllvar

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« Reply #60 on: 05-24-2008 17:30 »

I voted.  For Greece.  That chick is hot, and the song's pretty good.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #61 on: 05-24-2008 18:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Gotta love that Latvian Pirate song...

Pirates are all we can be!
mookie427

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« Reply #62 on: 05-24-2008 18:27 »

latvia should've won with that pirate song

and why the hell did spain get so many points?

and why did we get virtually none?
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #63 on: 05-24-2008 18:36 »

Everyone still hates us because of the war. To be honest, so do I.

But Eurovision is great for Tez and the random stuff it throws out (the verses of the winner reminds me of the verses of Wild World - Maxi Priest).
mookie427

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« Reply #64 on: 05-24-2008 18:50 »

 
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Originally posted by ShepherdofShark:


But Eurovision is great for Tez


quote of the night

Bird in main square 'Give us a winner, give us a name'
Tezza 'Give us a break!'
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #65 on: 05-24-2008 20:29 »

He was in fine form as ever.
Xanfor

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« Reply #66 on: 05-24-2008 21:17 »

 
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Originally posted by ShepherdofShark:

The pathetic freak show that is Eurovision is getting in the way of quality TV - No Doctor Who tonight. Grrr

At least we got that preview.

(I saw somebody in the fog! I did, I really did!)
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #67 on: 05-24-2008 22:05 »
« Last Edit on: 05-25-2008 00:00 »

Argh! I missed that.

Still, "We are wolves of the sea"? Surely the greatest Eurovision song of all time? For its annoying catchiness, its pirate theme, and just simply the concept of a wolf of the sea.

Bad wolf!
Futuramadrama

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« Reply #68 on: 05-25-2008 17:37 »


Who really watches Eurovision Song contest except old ladies and gays...and ppl from nordic countries who give each other the points?

Pathetic. It is not about the music it is "What country close to you do you like the most?"
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« Reply #69 on: 05-25-2008 17:42 »

you're just bitter cause everyone hates germany  tongue
Futuramadrama

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« Reply #70 on: 05-25-2008 18:16 »


No. Other countries like Great Britain and Poland did even worse than us this year but this is not the point.

Eurovision isn't any more about the quality of the song.
Maybe about the performance or the looks of the "artists" but mainly it's about how east european your country is  wink
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #71 on: 05-25-2008 18:41 »
« Last Edit on: 05-25-2008 18:41 »

Countries like Germany and the UK (an many others) should pull their funding to Eurovision.

(BTW I got quite annoyed when the host did his rubbish "British" accent).

Let's see how you like it on a tight budget, whatsitsnamia.

This is meant as on topic humour, not Xenophobia
Zed 85

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« Reply #72 on: 05-26-2008 06:10 »

Ah, I missed it this year, ho well. Didn't expect the Brits to do well (two reasons, because we hate the Continent and the Continent hates us; and usually our songs are fairly rubbish), but what a fantastic save letting San Marino join in was!

While I agree that some of the voting is considerably more than just "predictable" I still argue against the fact that all the voting is political or just being friendly neighbours. Russia (Yay! Though I've heard much better songs from Russia) got 12 points from places like Belarus and Armenia, which is probably predictable, Ukraine which is sort of split down the middle anyway but all three Baltic States? And Israel? Isreal doing a favour for a power which is seemingly buddy-buddy with Iran? And the Baltic States who since 1991 have been basically "haha, fuck you Russia, we're running off to the EU and NATO and removing any rights any ethnic Russians have left here and there's nothing you can do about it!" suddenly going "...But we daren't not give you full marks in a songs contest - please don't send in the troops because it appears we don't like your music!"
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« Reply #73 on: 05-26-2008 09:20 »

I think Israel voting for Russia isn't that big a surprise as a lot of people emigrated from the Soviet Union to Israel when the wall fell, likewise there are lots of Russians living in the Baltic states.
Zed 85

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« Reply #74 on: 05-28-2008 04:39 »

That's true, but with Israel, I thought many left to escape persecution, and the Soviet Union did side with their Arab enemies throughout the wars; I wouldn't imagine there'd be a huge sentimental obligation to the old country.

Russians are in the minority in the Baltic states, but in small populations as they are, the percentage of population being ethnic Russians is high, so as I think about it you may be right in why the countries ended up voting that way. I mean, if all the ethnic Russian voters voted for Russia whereas the votes of the rest of the population was split, it's probably not that surprising that votes for Russia took the majority... the Baltic States do do televotes, don't they?
Archonix

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« Reply #75 on: 05-28-2008 05:21 »

 
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I wouldn't imagine there'd be a huge sentimental obligation to the old country.

Human nature. What's here and now is never as good as what's there and then, and they'd lived in Russia for generations.

Israel, the UK and... France, I think, tend to vote very unpredictably compared to the rest. nobody gives the UK love these days. All our neighbours either hate us or belong to us.

What I'm trying to figure out is, why was Azerbaijan there?
M0le

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« Reply #76 on: 05-28-2008 06:27 »

I'm POSITIVE that somebody is going to take this question at face value when I could easily have just looked it up, but why is it called Eurovision? Wouldn't Euroaudiovisual make more sense?  confused

Go Chiefs!  smile
Archonix

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« Reply #77 on: 05-28-2008 06:29 »

Because it was a Vision for European Unity through song.
M0le

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« Reply #78 on: 05-28-2008 07:00 »

That's an admirable vision... is it on right now?  smile
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« Reply #79 on: 12-02-2008 11:23 »

When do you think will Eurovision become world-wide?

I'm thinking never, but the last time they'd have it they'd invite every country in the world, it would be so cool :O
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