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Old 19.03.2011, 00:43
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I'd be up for a Basel Eurovision drinking contest. Half-step modulation? Drink! They gaze into each others eyes? Drink! Ridiculous hat? Drink! Painfully out of tune singing? Drink!

That may be the only way to successfully survive Eurovision 2011: May 14.

Here's something to set the mood:
Oh bloody hell that was awful (and it finished in second place!).

Now take a look at the Portuguese entry for this year.
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Now take a look at the Portuguese entry for this year.
Oh dear. My ears are bleeding.
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Old 19.03.2011, 00:54
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...The Swiss entry by Anna Rossinelli isn't "awful" per se, but I just don't think it can win. ...
A good choice for Switzerland. She was lead vocalist for a while in a friend's band some years ago but was clearly destined for bigger things...
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Old 19.03.2011, 05:45
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Eurovision is coming!!! Who's your favorite, and what do you think of the Swiss entry? Will you pull for your native country (even if the singer is terrible)? Or will you pull for who you think is the best performer? Or do you just absolutely loathe this whole thing and really just want to be able to go somewhere without having to hear Lena Meyer-Landrut's screechy chicken lady voice singing "Satelite" on the muzak?
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I became a fan ever since 2004 when I was first introduced by my Spanish friends. The trend for countries to vote for their neighbors is obvious, and the fact that fans cheer for countries rather than objectively picking a song they like is just strange to me.

Nevertheless, I love it. I took a break for a couple of years, but not by choice, rather because there is no Eurovision in the US. I was so happy with Molitva in 2007 and Fairytale in 2009, though. Lena... ugh... I've hated it since forever.
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With Dana International coming back this year, Lena squeeling again for Germany ,
I *like* Lena. Her singing style is funky and cute and her voice is different. I agree that her voice isn't to everyone's taste but she's certainly good enough to have a following.


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This year I'm routing for Bosnia. I find something very appealing about a Singer-Songwriter showing quality work.

The Swiss entry by Anna Rossinelli isn't "awful" per se, but I just don't think it can win. But...

I also like this song! (Much, much more my taste than last year's offering by Switzerland)


I suppose by my likes you can tell maybe that I grew up more influenced by my mother's taste in "folksy rock" / country & western music rather than the "east coast pop" that my father liked - well, other folks who were exposed to American music in the 60s and 70s probably could tell that anyhow.


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let's just hope Ireland is not sending Dustin The Bird in his Tesco trolley again

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They're sending Jedward... which is like a scaled-down doublemint version of Dustin.


Jedward!

Now those are two young men who seriously can not sing! Perform and be amusing sure, sing, no.

(We are talking about a song contest, right?)
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Old 19.03.2011, 07:45
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Ever since the Finnish dudes won in 2006, I no longer knew what to think....
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Old 19.03.2011, 07:52
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They're sending Jedward... which is like a scaled-down doublemint version of Dustin.
You mean they are going to send these to xfactor/idol rejects?



They can not sing !

They are Irish yet keep talking with an American accent and one of them never shuts his mouth on pictures.. right if they are going, i am not watching ..
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Old 19.03.2011, 14:50
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You mean they are going to send these to xfactor/idol rejects?

They can not sing !


They are Irish yet keep talking with an American accent and one of them never shuts his mouth on pictures.. right if they are going, i am not watching ..
Hey! *shakes fist* Leave JedWard alone!

I like their cheeky chappie characters in spite of the fact they can't sing or dance.

I have a long term Irish friend whom I also thought was trying to fake an American accent when we first met. Apparently not and I'm now wondering if he comes from the same part of Ireland as the JedWard dynamic duo.
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The Swiss entry by Anna Rossinelli isn't "awful" per se, but I just don't think it can win. But...
haha, classic Eurovison.
Last year a young cute girl who sings about love wins.
The year after 50% of the contest are young cute girls who sing about love.

Remember Ruslana?
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

While I know some of you could care less "how the hotdogs are made", the coolest part of the EVSC has always been this:

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Old 21.03.2011, 13:13
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Hey! *shakes fist* Leave JedWard alone!

I like their cheeky chappie characters in spite of the fact they can't sing or dance.

I have a long term Irish friend whom I also thought was trying to fake an American accent when we first met. Apparently not and I'm now wondering if he comes from the same part of Ireland as the JedWard dynamic duo.
They are devil's spawns! bloody annoying!
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Old 21.03.2011, 13:30
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(We are talking about a song contest, right?)
I thought it ceased to be a song contest around 1973.
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haha, classic Eurovison.
Last year a young cute girl who sings about love wins.
The year after 50% of the contest are young cute girls who sing about love.

Remember Ruslana?

Yes. I didn't like that song in 2004, I instead prefered Xandee from Belgium for some strange reason. Looking back though, I can see why Ruslana won.

My top 10 for this year are Bosnia, Serbia, Tukkey, Albania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Norway, Bulgaria, Georgia and Romania. Switzerland isn't on my list because I couldn't vote for her anyway. haha.

And why would ESC end in 1973? in 1974, ABBA won with Waterloo....
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Old 24.03.2011, 13:56
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And why would ESC end in 1973? in 1974, ABBA won with Waterloo....
Precisely
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

cool videos... jejeje
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Everyone ready for tonight???!!!

01 Poland - Magdalena Tul "Jestem"
02 Norway - Swahili Stella Mwangi "Haba Haba" Little by little
03 Albania - Albanian Aurela Gaçe "Feel the Passion"
04 Armenia - Emmy "Boom Boom"
05 Turkey - Yüksek Sadakat "Live It Up"
06 Serbia - Nina "Čaroban" (Чаробан) Magical
07 Russia - Alexey Vorobyov "Get You"
08 Switzerland - Anna Rossinelli "In Love for a While"
09 Georgia - Eldrine "One More Day"
10 Finland - Paradise Oskar "Da Da Dam"
11 Malta - Glen Vella "One Life"
12 San Marino - Senit "Stand By"
13 Croatia - Daria "Celebrate"
14 Iceland - Sigurjón's Friends "Coming Home"
15 Hungary - Hungarian Kati Wolf "What About My Dreams?"
16 Portugal - Homens da Luta "A luta é alegria" The struggle is joy
17 Lithuania - Evelina Sašenko "C'est ma vie" It's my life
18 Azerbaijan - Ell and Nikki "Running Scared"
19 Greece - Greek Loukas Giorkas feat.Stereo Mike "Watch My Dance"
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I hope Terry Wogan wins it
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:30
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I'll just be watching the finals on sat. One night of dreadful music, dancing and hilarious bitchy commentary is enough for me.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I'll be watching too on saturday. Be sure to start drinking before it starts, or else you won't survive. It can't get any trashier! Also fun: Afterwards you can start a bad taste music party with eurodance playlists from youtube. La Bouche, Haddaway, Culture Beat, 2 Unlimited, Wighfield...aaaahhh...memories!
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I'm not sure I like the build up week - I used to enjoy hearing everything for the first time on the night. Too big now though really...

It's a night of "trash" for us. We enjoy our three dirty secrets (not so secret anymore):

Unashamed Eurovision in HD (wish the UK were better now that I have the Swiss power to vote!)

KFC bucket (if we are sticking to the tradition this may involve a speedy journey to France and a coolbox)

Kids stay up till the end of it (going for mother of the year award on all three counts here!)

Can't wait!
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I'll be watching Thursday (semi-final) and hopefully Saturday if Jedward make it through.

To be honest I was like a lot of the comment here think Jedward were talentless stuck up brats but to be honest I have been blown over for by their infectious enthusiasm over the past few weeks. They are, believe it or not, quite humorous to boot. Thier signing has also got much better recently. I hope they do well. The Eurovision is a bit of fun and these guys are fun.

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