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Old 17.03.2011, 23:21
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Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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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Old 18.03.2011, 01:39
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Is this contest still going? Seriously, I thought it had been scrapped by now. Goes to show my level of interest and which, incidentally, has been "nil point" for years.
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Old 18.03.2011, 07:39
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Belgium as usualy tries everthing not to win, this year the french side went with some gang called " Witloof bay "



Its one thing singing in French,but the French lot tries to sing in English..

Anyway, Terry Wogan got sick of it just why all of us do, its always the same people giving points to the same countries.

Don't even get me started about that German girl who won last year and claims to speak perfect english.. swallowing the last letters of every word doesn't mean you have a brittish accent !
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Old 18.03.2011, 07:51
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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?
We watch it for the laughs - singing, wardrobe, etc.

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Is this contest still going? Seriously, I thought it had been scrapped by now. Goes to show my level of interest and which, incidentally, has been "nil point" for years.
I accidently watched this last year.

I was hooked on the show only to listen to the sarcastic remarks from the English presenter....... priceless !!!


The show is perhaps the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.


Unfortunatley I don't have TV anymore, but would love to hear the sledging again and squirm at the level of entertainment.

It's so bad it's great.
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Old 18.03.2011, 10:21
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I willingly admit with a gram of shame that I LOVE Eurovision!
KeinFranzösisch, you live in Basel? I'm not sure if we've meet, but there will definitely be a Eurovision party in Basel!

Islande douze pointe!
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Old 18.03.2011, 10:31
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I accidently watched this last year.

I was hooked on the show only to listen to the sarcastic remarks from the English presenter....... priceless !!!


The show is perhaps the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.


Unfortunatley I don't have TV anymore, but would love to hear the sledging again and squirm at the level of entertainment.

It's so bad it's great.
Haha! Looks like it hasn't changed a single iota then over the years since I last watched it. If anyone who appears on there can really make it BIG time in show business, then so can the rest of us without even trying to.
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Old 18.03.2011, 10:35
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I accidently watched this last year.

I was hooked on the show only to listen to the sarcastic remarks from the English presenter....... priceless !!! .

You mean Terry Wogan? Great guy, always good for a laugh
Not sure if he will do it this year as he got fed up with the thing..

Speaking of returning acts, Dana International is back in this year with a song called Ding Dong..

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Old 18.03.2011, 10:35
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I'm a self-confessed Eurovision addict, though I do have to say, it's just not the same without Terry Wogan.
Watching Eurovision without Terry is a bit like having peanut butter without jelly
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Old 18.03.2011, 10:36
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....... but there will definitely be a Eurovision party in Basel!
Wow......... this I'd have to see.


Who else wants to go?
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Old 18.03.2011, 10:38
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I accidently watched this last year.

I was hooked on the show only to listen to the sarcastic remarks from the English presenter....... priceless !!!


The show is perhaps the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.


Unfortunatley I don't have TV anymore, but would love to hear the sledging again and squirm at the level of entertainment.

It's so bad it's great.
Yeap!! I used to turn my nose up at it previously but Graham Norton as the presenter really made me giggle. He's fantastic and the songs are so bad that its fun!

It was just me and hubby last year with a couple of bottles (well more than a couple) of wine and the next thing I knew, I was dancing to Lena. Was thinking of hosting an Eurovision party this year - possibly a BBQ if the weather's good! You'll be invited!
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Old 18.03.2011, 10:39
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Terry Wogan stopped back in 2009 if i remember right,he got sick of the politics between certain countries giving eachother points year after year after ....

Graham Norton took over.. he is ok but not half as funny as Terry was.


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I'm a self-confessed Eurovision addict, though I do have to say, it's just not the same without Terry Wogan.
Watching Eurovision without Terry is a bit like having peanut butter without jelly
Some would argue that peanut butter without jelly is nicer
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Old 18.03.2011, 11:00
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Some would argue that peanut butter without jelly is nicer
Wogan was great fun ! He would ignore the commercial time in between and comment on the local commercials on tv, i remember him talking 4 minutes about a parrot that sat on someones shoulder , tears in my eyes when i think about it


More Wogan fun :

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Alexander Rybak (2 years ago winner) was good, and Petr Elfimov's song was so bad that it got good too, but other than that I don't really follow it.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Eurovision died a slow death when Terry Wogan resigned! I believe the once funny Graham Norton has his comments doctored .... not funny at all!

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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.

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...

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Old 18.03.2011, 12:41
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

With Dana International coming back this year, Lena squeeling again for Germany , let's just hope Ireland is not sending Dustin The Bird in his Tesco trolley again

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Old 19.03.2011, 00:19
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With Dana International coming back this year, Lena squeeling again for Germany , let's just hope Ireland is not sending Dustin The Bird in his Tesco trolley again

They're sending Jedward... which is like a scaled-down doublemint version of Dustin.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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:
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