Eurovision Song Contest

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  1. hatayas

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  2. Michael Torrance

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    So apparently here is the entry to beat this year, from the Netherlands:

     
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  3. Long Lashes

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    I like it, not enough to buy it, but I like the singers voice.



    Here is the UK's entry ....

     
  4. Michael Torrance

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    Unless some freaky entry blows my theory, I don't expect the UK to ever win this contest again. All of the other countries are producing replicas of British pop, usually sang in (often accented) English. Every UK entry is too much an indictment of what impostors other entries are for their countries to vote for it. It is psychology 101. The last time the UK won was in 1997, when there was still the rule that countries must sing in a national language. That rule was lifted in 1999.
     
  5. Willie Oleson

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    Did someone mention impostors?:dance:

    I just finished my Eurovision YouTube binge so it's still fresh in my head, and oh my God, what a bunch! Lots of hot guys this year, and that was the good news.

    The Worst:
    Albania (diva phoenix rising in the flames stuff - it's pure torment!)
    Moldova (the obligatory power ballad - PUKE!!)
    North Macedonia (a godawful, anguished pride song - incidentally, is there also a South Macedonia?)
    Australia (shame on you!! - and the huge dress has been done sooooooo many times before!)
    Portugal (but I think the show needs an act like this)
    Croatia (so BAD it's almost good. Almost!)
    Belgium (I don't remember why. But it's awful!)

    Interesting:
    Germany (it doesn't really work but in essence it's kind of creative and original)
    Denmark (Lilly Allen dressed like HEIDI)
    Cyprus (if you're going to copy someone you may as well copy the queen of pop aka Lady Gaga)
    Norway (super-catchy, but in terms of silliness they really pushed the envelope here)

    The Best (in no particular order):
    Azerbaijan (hipster hunk alert)
    Czech Republic (it's "Justin Timberlake" cool)
    Hungary (very nice, but not cool enough to win, I'm afraid)
    San Marino (Right Said Fred meets Sesame Street, but I think it's a strong candidate. If it wins we'll find out where this country is located)

    And everything else is unremarkable rubbish.
     
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  6. Michael Torrance

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    I still have that on my to-do list. I was going to do it this past weekend, and then there was a Downton Abbey emergency--i.e., I wanted to watch the first series of Downton Abbey again.
     
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    Your dedication to the cause is admirable Willie, I've loved reading your review and (more importantly) you've saved me having to sit through the whole show. You would make an excellent TV commentator for this :bravo1:


    :haha::haha::haha:
     
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  8. Payton Cross

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    And tonight the second half of the semi-finals, so i can not make my top 10 list before tomorrow, butt his time i have to say I'm going put the Netherlands on #1. ;)

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    And twelve points goes to the Netherlands :dance:
     
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    Lol you don't know where it is?
    I have visited it. :)
    It is a tiny country in northern Italy. Close to the same coast as Venice.
     
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    6 points for each cheek.
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    It's soooo obvious to me why he's the popular winner this year.
    But hey, if that's what it takes to win...:D
    A country in a country?
     
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  11. Payton Cross

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    Hihi i know, he has a great butt and maybe naked is the only way for the Netherlands to win. :D
     
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    Adding to what I said back in April: . The song has double the YouTube views of the next popular Eurovision song (Switzerland--which I really like). I believe The Netherlands will win the televoting. However, those committees like to play havoc with the popular vote and mess up the result--the most famous (or infamous) such instance is in 2015 when Italy's #1 in the people's votes lost to Sweden. In televoting Sweden was #3, but in the juries it was #1 while Italy was #6.

    Sweden



    Italy



    Måns Zelmerlöw or Gianluca Ginoble? These are great dilemmas to have...:p
     
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    The video, yes.
    But it's a slimy "oh! hear my voice expressing emotional suffering" song.

    Just grab that mic a sing me song dammit, I don't care how perfect it sounds.
     
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    When I was going to grad school in the US, I was subjected to a myriad of those from stations devoted to "maudlin ditties for today's emo," aka college radio. They are always wide-spread among the ages that believe they are experiencing situations nobody on the planet has ever experienced before: having their first illusion of a monogamous relationship shattered, encountering the necessity of working for a living, finding out the universe does not revolve around them, etc. Since so many of the age group watch, vote, and breathe the contest during Eurovision week, I am not surprised to find it in the selections. At least the guy singing it is easy on the eyes.
     
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    For people in UK, I love Ken Bruce, best DJ on radio since terry Wogan passed away

    and this makes me chuckle every time

    maybe he could be next years entry as no one votes for us anyway!

    Hope the link works

     
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    Ugh Ireland are out AGAIN!!!!!

    Why are Australia in this remind me again?!

    Will be watching for Madonna anyway!!!!
     
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    Yes, nudity sells! However, it is a good song and is sure to do well.

    It annoys me when people say the UK get few votes because of political voting when the true reason is because our songs are almost always dire. When you compare the Netherlands song with the one from the UK it's like comparing The Rolling Stones original version of Wild Horses with the crap Susan Boyle cover.
     
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    The contest is very popular in Australia so to celebrate its 60 anniversary they invited them to take part. They did very well and the audience for the contest in Australia soared so Eurovision struck a deal with the Australian broadcaster that they (Australia) would pay a large sum of money each year to continue to take part.
     
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    Unless you're a Palestinian.
     
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