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Old 14.05.2017, 13:09
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

'I won, because everyone else's songs were shit and gimmicky. Thanxsbye'
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She and one of the others were actually Romanian.

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Yeah, I know it's a mixed Swiss-Romanian band. They are quite cute otherwise. But that's not the point, really. Don't know who chose the dress, scenography etc because it didn't advantage them at all (and usually it's the entire team that decides on everything, every participant has a lot of people behind his back - an allegedly "profi" tv team, each doing their job)...they were doing much better in the national preselections... I would say it was quite expected they won the Swiss selection after I've heard all the songs. Oh, yes.
And yet again, with that kind of song (good but old stuff you know) you have to be really popular to win, and Switzerland ain't. Sorry. They came on the 29th place out of 42, and missed a few points to qualify to the final. That's why I'm saying that every detail matters.
Oh, and your favourite San Marino came on the last place.

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Old 14.05.2017, 16:50
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Portugese winner didn't under the voting. Does anyone?

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39914381
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Old 14.05.2017, 18:43
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...The Dutch sisters cried at the end of a song called Cry no more.......
According to the BBC commentator, the song was written by their father for their mother - who has been very ill. He didn't say it outright but I was left with the impression that this could be the sisters' last Mother's Day with their mom. That would make me cry too!

I thought the performance by the guy from Portugal was heartfelt and a nice change from the flashy stuff. His speech after winning wasn't about how great he is but about how it's a victory for music and not fireworks. I thought it was lovely how he and his sister (?) did the reprise after he won and each kept wanting the other to sing the next line.
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According to the BBC commentator, the song was written by their father for their mother - who has been very ill. He didn't say it outright but I was left with the impression that this could be the sisters' last Mother's Day with their mom. That would make me cry too!

I thought the performance by the guy from Portugal was heartfelt and a nice change from the flashy stuff. His speech after winning wasn't about how great he is but about how it's a victory for music and not fireworks. I thought it was lovely how he and his sister (?) did the reprise after he won and each kept wanting the other to sing the next line.
It was a song I couldn't listen to more than one minute tbh. I didn't know about the story behind, now it's a bit more clear why they got 12 points from my country. Anyway, the worst from this point of view was Norway's...it just didn't tell me anything, nor amused me, nothing. As you see, it's really difficult to make it in the Eurovision contest...

The Portuguese guy's song was rather honest and clean, he probably wasn't very diplomatic in his speech (yeah, Mirfieldgeneral sensed that too)....but hey, someone has to say it. We all hope that it will stay a music contest, not only an entertainment show. At present stage, the singers feel compelled to out-do each other in this sense ("originality" and stuff) and it's not good for music at the end of the day.
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Old 14.05.2017, 20:13
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...Anyway, the worst from this point of view was Norway's...it just didn't tell me anything, nor amused me, nothing. As you see, it's really difficult to make it in the Eurovision contest...
Apparently that was so memorable I had to go look it up on Google. I didn't get the point of the guy with the mask.

Did anyone else think of McTAVGE's thread while watching Romania?
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Old 15.05.2017, 07:24
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Apparently that was so memorable I had to go look it up on Google. I didn't get the point of the guy with the mask.

Did anyone else think of McTAVGE's thread while watching Romania?
Me..lol. (and Tom, of course...you missed the predictable discussion on EF, it was already debated ad nauseam) McTavge is right...yodelling is not dead, eh? Oder? I liked them for the courage.

I know I'll have to give an account for that..

But...it's interesting to see that Eurovision voting habits are moving a bit from the regional sympathies...oh, it was so much fun to see the predictable stuff...up to "stories" that come with a song. Apparently it will be the stories that will "sell" the song, though, in all fairness, the song that won this year could have probably won without the story that came attached with it.
I'd say it's good.

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Old 15.05.2017, 09:02
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'I won, because everyone else's songs were shit and gimmicky.'
Aren't they always on Eurovision?

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Old 15.05.2017, 09:19
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Aren't they always on Eurovision?

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Hell yes, you have a few minutes to make an "impression"...to last at least till the voting begins.
But we still watch the dam' show every year.....so they might be doing something right, no? Imagine having to watch and listen to 42 fado or "deep" music in a raw...
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

It's now a movie!

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q6Co-nd0lM

Starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

Also... dreamy Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Just realised this is on Saturday. I don't even know who is singing for Switzerland. Still going to watch it though
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Old 18.05.2021, 15:34
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

First semi-final tonight, second on Thursday (including CH):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovi...g_Contest_2021

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Where’s ABBA when you need them! I actively disliked them at the time, now I appreciate humming along to some of their tunes ….
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Where’s ABBA when you need them! I actively disliked them at the time, now I appreciate humming along to some of their tunes ….
Would you believe, they're back on! You can quickly go back to disliking them again.

Abba to release five new songs in 2021 as reunion is delayed by pandemic

Guess they ran out of money?
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Would you believe, they're back on! You can quickly go back to disliking them again.

Abba to release five new songs in 2021 as reunion is delayed by pandemic

Guess they ran out of money?
Probably because they never got royalties from this song written about them:
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Can't believe that we're actually watching this crap!

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Can't believe that we're actually watching this crap!

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I'm not.
I wouldn't if you paid me.
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Huge Eurovision fan here :-)

I've watched it every year since I was about 6!

My Swiss boyfriend stared at the screen in disbelief last night, shook his head and ran away...not his type of music :-D
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Huge Eurovision fan here :-)

I've watched it every year since I was about 6!

My Swiss boyfriend stared at the screen in disbelief last night, shook his head and ran away...not his type of music :-D
are you rooting for switzerland?

and ladies and gents here is our hope for Switzerland!

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Huge Eurovision fan here :-)

I've watched it every year since I was about 6!
I recall even at that tender age realising what a load of crap the whole thing was, TBF there have been a few half-decent pop songs that have come out of it, but thousands of steaming piles of crap.


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My Swiss boyfriend stared at the screen in disbelief last night, shook his head and ran away...not his type of music :-D
Good on him, he's clearly got some taste, or sense, or both.
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