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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.
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

Are we sure that the BBC didn't mix up Austria and Australia?
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Old 11.02.2015, 07:10
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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
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Old 11.02.2015, 08:44
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

Does that mean that they will change the name of the contest?
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Old 11.02.2015, 09:40
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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.
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Old 11.02.2015, 09:56
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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.
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Old 11.02.2015, 10:42
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

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No, it's not.

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.

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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

Anyone watching?

I got so bored I had to check EF instead...
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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 !
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Old 23.05.2015, 23:56
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I am watching it because there is nothing else on TV. But, really, the songs are not special !
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.
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

I think... Italy, Spain, then Latvia.
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Old 24.05.2015, 00:27
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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
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Old 24.05.2015, 00:32
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

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

And the winner iiiisss SWEDEN!
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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).

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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...

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I watch it with my hubby and we're like Statler and Waldorf...
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

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
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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! .
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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!


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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.

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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