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Medea Fleecestealer 10.02.2015 21:29

Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31380742

Yeah, I can imagine that Aussie comments on the contest would probably be similar to Terry Wogan's over the years. :p

k_and_e 10.02.2015 22:13

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Are we sure that the BBC didn't mix up Austria and Australia?

Medea Fleecestealer 11.02.2015 07:10

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2338547)
Are we sure that the BBC didn't mix up Austria and Australia?

Yep, given that the final is being held in Austria this year.

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?i...n_song_contest

FuriousRose 11.02.2015 08:44

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Does that mean that they will change the name of the contest? :confused:

Medea Fleecestealer 11.02.2015 09:40

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Well, not this year but I don't know what they'll do if Australia win it. They say if they do next year's event will be held in an European country anyway.

But to me it's getting too big and stepping outside its stated aims. Eurovision is for European countries. Israel isn't European and neither is Australia. But where do you draw the line that says this country is in Europe and this one next to it isn't?

Haven't watched it for the last few years, because it simply goes on too long and the voting is more and more of a joke.

MidfieldGeneral 11.02.2015 09:56

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Simon Cowell of the X Factor is LOLling as the organisers of Eurovision continue to make anodyne the world's premier music competition.

st2lemans 11.02.2015 10:42

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 2338691)
Eurovision is for European countries.

No, it's not. :rolleyes:

It's for Eurovision members, which include, since it's inception in 1950, various non-European countries in North Africa and the Middle-East. ;)

Australia is only an associate member, as is the US, so perhaps the US will enter next year. :p

Tom

Tasebo 23.05.2015 23:46

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Anyone watching?

I got so bored I had to check EF instead...

princessduck 23.05.2015 23:51

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tasebo (Post 2394131)
Anyone watching?

I got so bored I had to check EF instead...

I am watching it because there is nothing else on TV. But, really, the songs are not special :rolleyes:!

Tasebo 23.05.2015 23:56

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Quote:

Originally Posted by princessduck (Post 2394136)
I am watching it because there is nothing else on TV. But, really, the songs are not special :rolleyes:!

I never watch TV, but sat myself down for EV because usually it is good fun. THIS is torture...and a bit of a laugh. Don't think America will be feeling left out anymore, if they ever did.

hannah'sauntie 24.05.2015 00:24

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
I think... Italy, Spain, then Latvia. :)

Tasebo 24.05.2015 00:27

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
As daughter just said "it must hurt to be Britain, they don't even get any votes from their neighbours"

I think it will be close between Russia, Italy, possibly Sweden or Australia.

Poland was impressive and inspiring story but the song was just so...bland

Tasebo 24.05.2015 00:32

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Wonder if Nigella whipped up anything particularly saucy for the evening:D

princessduck 24.05.2015 00:55

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
And the winner iiiisss SWEDEN!

st2lemans 24.05.2015 00:58

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Yes, but this is the one contest you don't want to win (as a country, or, more importantly, a taxpayer). ;)

Tom

greenmount 24.05.2015 01:09

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Congrats, Sweden! :)
I liked Estonia and Italy to be honest.
Somebody should have stopped the idiot who was commenting on SRF...I mean, the show is mediocre enough...:o

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tasebo (Post 2394138)
I never watch TV, but sat myself down for EV because usually it is good fun. THIS is torture...and a bit of a laugh. Don't think America will be feeling left out anymore, if they ever did.

I watch it with my hubby and we're like Statler and Waldorf...:D

Medea Fleecestealer 24.05.2015 09:50

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This may be the most interesting thing to come out of the competition.

A statement said: "The jury results of FYR Macedonia and Montenegro for the grand final have been excluded after consultation of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the contest's independent voting observer, and upon the decision of the executive supervisor and the chairman of the reference group.
"In both countries, televoting applied for 100%. The exclusion of two juries will be further discussed in the next reference group meeting in June."

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32850671

greenmount 24.05.2015 10:16

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Televoting should apply for 100% in all countries, if you ask me. The juries are under some pressure, political or otherwise. Vox populi! .

Tilia 24.05.2015 10:32

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
If Televoting counted for 100%, Switzerlands top points would have gone to Albania and Serbia.... Vox populi - no thanks!


Quote:

Originally Posted by greenmount (Post 2394225)
Televoting should apply for 100% in all countries, if you ask me. The juries are under some pressure, political or otherwise. Vox populi! .


greenmount 24.05.2015 10:41

Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tilia (Post 2394231)
If Televoting counted for 100%, Switzerlands top points would have gone to Albania and Serbia.... Vox populi - no thanks!

Oh dear, ahm, this comment is...must refrain.:rolleyes:

But seriously: suppose they took 10 and 12 points from CH and the song was bad. At the end of the day, they couldn't have gone too far. You must have a pretty "good"/likeable song to get at least 4-5 points from everyone, and that makes the difference at the end of voting. Mathematically. ;)


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