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are you rooting for switzerland?

and ladies and gents here is our hope for Switzerland!

Tomorrow!

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Old 19.05.2021, 14:51
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest - anybody watching?

Eurovision Song Contest is the correct name, Eurovision is the international system used to televise the Song Contest!

Anyway, it's the one contest where the winner is the loser, as the winning country has to host (and pay for) the next one!

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Old 19.05.2021, 16:04
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

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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.




Good on him, he's clearly got some taste, or sense, or both.
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Do you take pleasure in using crude language to "crap" on someone's joy?

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Old 19.05.2021, 16:05
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are you rooting for switzerland?

and ladies and gents here is our hope for Switzerland!


Yep I am definitely rooting for him. I like the song!

Although my favourite this year are Italy.

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Eurovision Song Contest is the correct name, Eurovision is the international system used to televise the Song Contest!

Any, it's the one contest where the winner is the loser, as the winning country has to host (and pay for) the next one!

Tom
Yes that's true - however it does (normally) bring in a large number of tourists and trade to the country. However there are some countries who don't participate due to the potential cost of winning.
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Old 19.05.2021, 16:08
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Considering that it has nothing to do with talent and the winner is based on politically correct favorites, who do we think has a fair chance of winning?

On the other hand, the Ukraine's video looks cool. Anyone know what the hell they are singing?

https://youtu.be/U7-dxzp6Jvs

https://youtu.be/U7-dxzp6Jvs

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Old 19.05.2021, 16:09
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Considering that it has nothing to do with talent and the winner is based on politically correct favorites, who do we think has a fair chance of winning?
I hope not CH!

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Old 19.05.2021, 16:22
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Considering that it has nothing to do with talent and the winner is based on politically correct favorites, who do we think has a fair chance of winning?

On the other hand, the Ukraine's video looks cool. Anyone know what the hell they are singing?

https://youtu.be/U7-dxzp6Jvs

https://youtu.be/U7-dxzp6Jvs
Italy and France are current favourites however Malta has also become a favourite due to the amazing performance from yesterday. She has such a great singing voice.

I do agree that there is still some politics involved however this has reduced dramatically since they introduced the "Expert" Voting panel.

And anyway - the political voting is a key element in any ESC Drinking game. Everytime a country gives 12 points to it's neighbours you need to take a shot.
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Old 19.05.2021, 21:02
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Eurovision Song Contest is the correct name, Eurovision is the international system used to televise the Song Contest!

Anyway, it's the one contest where the winner is the loser, as the winning country has to host (and pay for) the next one!

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Isn't that the same with Olympiad?
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Old 19.05.2021, 22:28
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Anybody watch the alternative version last Saturday night? The "free european song contest" . On channel Pro7

We watched a bit to Amy MacDonald .. But man it was generally rubbish, we gave up half way through because of the 15 minute advert slots too.

Since it was in German I didn't really get the idea other than it being same format as Eurovision .. IE : Is it a rival show? A spin off? A piss take?
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Anybody watch the alternative version last Saturday night? The "free european song contest" . On channel Pro7

We watched a bit to Amy MacDonald .. But man it was generally rubbish, we gave up half way through because of the 15 minute advert slots too.

Since it was in German I didn't really get the idea other than it being same format as Eurovision .. IE : Is it a rival show? A spin off? A piss take?
interesting had to google to find out :
As the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 could not take place due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Europe, German TV station ProSieben and German entertainer Stefan Raab decided to organise Free European Song Contest as an alternative.[1] After the success of the first edition, ProSieben has decided to plan the event also for 2021.

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Old 20.05.2021, 08:40
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Anybody watch the alternative version last Saturday night? The "free european song contest" . On channel Pro7
Alas, we don't watch German TV, just Swiss and Italian.

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Old 20.05.2021, 22:53
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

As usual, it sucks, and the Swiss guy was really bad! Much preferred Serbia, Finland, and Portugal.

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Old 20.05.2021, 23:06
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As usual, it sucks, and the Swiss guy was really bad! Much preferred Serbia, Finland, and Portugal.

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it really is ridiculous but Switzerland are in the finals!
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Old 20.05.2021, 23:16
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it really is ridiculous but Switzerland are in the finals!
At least my three made it (Serbia, Portugal, Finland)

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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Was anyone able to vote? Sending SMS to 377 doesn't work for me.
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As usual, it sucks, and the Swiss guy was really bad! Much preferred Serbia, Finland, and Portugal.

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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Congrats to Italy 1st, France 2nd and wait for it....Switzerland who came 3rd!

also Switzerland came first in the jury vote! anyway it was one of the more interesting ESC i've seen. Also it helps that you watch it on BBC with Graham Norton commentating
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Re: Eurovision - anybody watching?

Surely the Eurovision Song Contest has broken the world record with the number of over the top ( OTT )
eccentric performances last night ?
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Was anyone able to vote? Sending SMS to 377 doesn't work for me.
It only works for Italians.
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