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Old 15.05.2011, 10:05
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I am a little embarrassed to say that I have been singing Lipsick all this week ......oh deary me whatever next !!!



Eurovision is ALL about bad singing, bad costumes, bad dancing - basically cringeworthy music. Jedward checked all of the above boxes. If everyone voted based on those, rather than politically, Jedward would have taken top spot........

Duncan from Blue is still a fox though..who cares about his singing. tee hee...

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Old 15.05.2011, 10:43
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Azerbaijan, just as Georgia and Armenia, plus Turkey and Russia, ARE in Europe. Europe has nothing to do with the E.U. but with the Council of Europe

Here a list of the members of CEPT :
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If Vatican participates to the Eurovision song contest that would guarantee a big success. Nothing like a group of singing priests & nuns in some kinky dresses for a show!
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Old 15.05.2011, 10:58
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If Vatican participates to the Eurovision song contest that would guarantee a big success. Nothing like a group of singing priests & nuns in some kinky dresses for a show!
You could be right

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011


Last night was really the first night I was watching theshow and I got addicted to it after 5 mins!

I think overall it was fun to watch and some of them I consideredawful got many votes and some of them I found quite good were bombed…

Was watching on BBC 1 and Graham Norton, he was pretty funnyto start with, but towards the end, he just couldn’t shut up! I couldn’t hearthe scores anymore cause he talked way tooooo much!!!! So annoying! I ended up watching on the Swiss channel, andit was much better (oh maybe that Swiss lady came last, so they couldn’t talkmuch, but it was good that I could actually hear the scores).

And did anyone find the guy from Denmark was quite rude? Afterhe got 12 or 10, he was swearing the F word, and later on he got another 12 or10, he was calling that beautiful lady ‘thanks mum’

I liked the French guy and the band with funny hats




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I can't spell it, sorry - but a brilliant result!
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Old 15.05.2011, 11:12
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If Vatican participates to the Eurovision song contest that would guarantee a big success. Nothing like a group of singing priests & nuns in some kinky dresses for a show!
Hmm... Gregorian Chant with the Papal Swiss Guard performing drill maneuvers?

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Sweet little ditty, but I can't stop singing it now ...
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Old 15.05.2011, 11:31
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Azer baaah WHO ? what a loada .....................
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I was very disappointed with the result. Nigar (the female singer Azerbaijan) was making my ears bleed. I would have been more pleased if any of the others in the top 5 had won instead.

I was impressed with the Moldovan performance. The preview of their song wasn't as appealing.

I burnt my phone up SMSing votes for Bosnia though, and I guess it paid off because Switzerland gave them 12 points.

I was most sad though that our Anna Rossinelli didn't do better in the voting.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

How often do the competition's best songs really win?
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Old 15.05.2011, 12:39
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How often do the competition's best songs really win?
There is a lot of geographical voting within the competition. In many cases it was quite easy to predict the possible top scores.

For the artists, I doubt if not winning is much of a problem. I am sure that Jedward and Blue will do just about as well from this as if they had won.

As an overall commercial song, I think the right country won. I still cannot think which song it reminds me of though. (Perhaps it is just a mixture of many other pop songs )
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Old 15.05.2011, 13:24
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I'm not in the least partisan about it (and I was hoping the UK and Ireland didn't make it as I didn't want to hear about it on TV for the next week or so), and I only saw about four performances. However, she might be able to sing, but that song was the most flat, dull and lacklustre performance. Sorry.
I found ALL contributions flat, dull and lacklustre. even more sorry. But why is it that way ? Simply due to the basics. All countries have to produce something new for the show, and all try to meet the liking of a European audience.

More interesting would be to have a program showing songs (produced later than a year ago) very successful in the member countries. THIS of course would give a heavy advantage to Britain and France, but what would be wrong about two countries dominating who are dominating in reality anyway ? Switzerland in the past crashed with performances which were neither f-d-l, but apparently were not appreciated. The crashes of the U.K. in fact are more remarkable and in view of the big U.K. entertainment industry even harder to explain.

And here is the other difference. Participating in such programs for the U.K. makes sense in so far as it is a way to promote the big U.K. music industry. Whether the UK musician in charge lands on 1st or last place does not really matter.

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And before I forget it, the RUSSIAN performance was clearly noticeable ! Strange that nobody mentions the possibly best contribution of the evening.
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Old 15.05.2011, 13:29
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Isn't this remark a bit arrogant ?
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I found ALL contributions flat, dull and lacklustre. even more sorry. But why is it that way ? Simply due to the basics. All countries have to produce something new for the show, and all try to meet the liking of a European audience.
Really? That's not what you said last night.

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Terrible/Terrific ? Just in case you mean the one who represented Switzerland, she was absolutely excellent and you may hear her song her fairly often this year !
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... To give one of the best contributions and to land up on the last place simply does not make sense. This will be the topic in the Swiss media right tomorrow.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Looking at the scores, I'd say Europe doesn't like Switzerland.
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Isn't this remark a bit arrogant ?

The vote for Azerbaijan perhaps indicates that many in the the rest of the world are a bit fed up with UK/US militaristic/imperialistic 'arrogance'?

Ooops, hiding for cover.

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Looking at the scores, I'd say Europe doesn't like Switzerland.
Looking at the scores, I'd say Europe has gone mad...playground politics, block voting neighbour arse kissing mad.
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More interesting would be to have a program showing songs (produced later than a year ago) very successful in the member countries. THIS of course would give a heavy advantage to Britain and France, but what would be wrong about two countries dominating who are dominating in reality anyway ? Switzerland in the past crashed with performances which were neither f-d-l, but apparently were not appreciated. The crashes of the U.K. in fact are more remarkable and in view of the big U.K. entertainment industry even harder to explain..
The first part of your suggestion would not work, I'm afraid Eurovision is highly political it does not matter if the song is big past or present in the competing territories or not... not the way it should be but unfortunate fact

The UK crashes are for exactly the same reason plus the fact that a lot of the acts have been downright dross... Last year Lloyd Webber wrote an exceedingly lack lustre tune.
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Really? That's not what you said last night.
I still think that her contribution was excellent and WILL be around here for the rest of the year. BUT I am sure that she and her composer are able to do better than what they produced now. Look at what the composer said about the whole thing. He detected her by chance and produced the song. Next time they will be better, and by "next time" I do not mean the song-contest. And THIS is why I am advocating the Swiss participation in that contest as it allows Swiss artists to show what they have.

Look at "DJ Bobo" who by some "patriot" (to me dull and silly) media-folks is a "World-Star" . He did his job at the song-contest and crashed, but he for sure got more contacts, more acquaintances. He possibly may continue his career in Germany or England, just as most CH entertainers before him. This would NOT be a loss to Switzerland.

Back, the song showed the enormous potential of the young lady, but possibly did not yet exploit her real potential.
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Looking at the scores, I'd say Europe doesn't like Switzerland.
I think that "Blick" will conclude that "Europe" HATES Switzerland ! The thing yesterday of course was a big support for the SVP unfortunately
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