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Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!  
User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

I haven't followed Euroviosion closely for years, but this year have been watching the semis of this overblown annual piece of fluff and have really got into it, and I'm amazed there isn't a Eurovision thread on here here already.

Some thoughts and predictions:

  • FULL MARKS TO THE AZERIS! It's certainly putting Azerbaijan and Baku on the map at last, and I'm delighted for the people, though not necessarily the government. They deserve their moment in the sun, and they're making a great stab at it. But it helps when you have the money: apparently it's the most spent on an ESC, by a long shot. It shows!

  • WHAT HAPPENED TO ARMENIA? I would've loved to have seen how the Azeris handled Armenia in the contest. What happened here?

  • THE UK ENTRY IS PERFECT FOR EUROVISION . . . 50 years ago. Although fair play to Engelbert for having the neck to go for it at, what, 76?

  • DOUZE POINTS TO ALBANIA: while Lena hit the nail on the head, getting the song and look spot on for Germany two years ago, the Albanian singer does it this time round. What a song, and what style! A wild card, but I'm predicting it'll do well, even though it's probably far too good for the contest. It's one ne the juries will vote for, more so than the public.

  • WHERE IS RUSSIA GOING WITH THE GRANNIES? Although I have to hand it to them for having the neck to enter them. Apparently there are two spares, in case anything happens to any of the six on the night. As a novelty act they certainly take the prize, but please . . . It's well-past their bedtime anyway.

  • WE WION'T DO AS WELL AS WE THINK: All our pundits seem to think Jedward willl win, and while we may love them, and they certainly add to the gaiety of the nation -- and now the continent -- they really haven't a note in their heads. They may get the public vote, but national juries won't go for them.

  • ALEXANDRA STAN SHOUD SUE BULGARIA. who ripped off her Mr Saxobeat backing track.

  • NICEST BIT OF TALENT AWARD: Douze points to Hungary this time round, with Moldova and Malta folloiwing closely behind.

  • SWEDEN MAY BE THE FAVOURITE, but it's too predictable and formulaic. I hope it doesn't win, and it doesn't deserve to.

  • THE ROMANIAN SINGER NEEDS TO WEAR SOME CLOTHES: Luckily she didn't qualify, as Azerbaijan is a Muslim country.

  • NICE SONG FROM ITALY, but Pixie Lott should sue . . .

  • QUIRKY SONG OF THE CONTEST AWARD: Goes to Moldova, and it could do well as it's actually quite catchy.

  • THE SERBIAN SINGER COULD BE GEORGE CLOONEY'S YOUNGER BROTHER. Not a compliment though . . .

  • GERMANY ARE FINALLY ENTERING GOOD SONGS: What on earth is happening? Lena two years ago, and this year's one could very easily be a chart hit.

    Any other thoughts or predictions?


[Edited 2012-05-25 23:32:38]

[Edited 2012-05-25 23:54:32]

67 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Any death metal this year?   
Otherwise, I'm none too interested

IIRC, Norway ALMOST picked a Keep of Kalessin song (albeit one of their slower, less metal songs, which a lot of fans really don't like...including myself...) as THEIR song. My Norwegian professor said that he wouldn't have been too surprised, since Norway's music is mostly metal (according to him....and my own observations.)



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5597 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
FULL MARKS TO THE AZERIS! It's certainly putting Azerbaijan and Baku on the map at last, and I'm delighted for the people, though not necessarily the government. They deserve their moment in the sun, and they're making a great stab af it.

Indeed, not many countries take this ridiculous contest in kitsch so seriously they turn it into politicum resulting in arrests of domestic opposition.
On the other hand it might be a good opportunity to use what would otherwise be a total waste of time to bring wider atttention to the situation in Azerbaijan . Not sure if typical Eurovision viewer does give a crap about Azerbaijan or is even able to find it on a map without googling it up first.
I think the Iranians were rarely spot on with their observations.
  


User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Any death metal this year?

Slovakia had the token metal track this year, but it didn't qualify for the final:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWxaJxyj7DA


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12317 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

I have an odd feeling that a lot of people will vote for Spain, just to annoy them!

Still think Ted and Dougal's "My Lovely Horse" would have been preferable to Jedward ... again.


User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 2):
Not sure if typical Eurovision viewer does give a crap about Azerbaijan or is even able to find it on a map without googling it up first.

True, but they're bowled over by the country, and particularly Baku. They're being kept away from the ugly industrial suburbs and the poverty in the rest of the country, of course, but it is a showcase, and no country every highlights these aspects.

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 2):
think the Iranians were rarely spot on with their observations.

Pray tell . . .

Albania's still my favourite. What a voice!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9zIP4FA-1Y


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Since I live close to the Reeperbahn, I will watch it today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKNRGc71hjc

I think that says it all.


User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Jedward narrowly missed injury after their bus crashed, apparently. Unkind music critics will probably cry "Shame" . . .

And it's reported on the news here this morning that they will be -- and I'm serious -- wearing their hair down tonight.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Norway's music is mostly metal

I absolutely hate that stereotype. Although on a world basis, Norway might have a large metal fan base and produce quite a few metal bands, it's not as big as people think. Of the people I hang out with, only one likes it. You never hear metal on the radio, nor do the general public see it as big. It is still a nische music scene.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Not heard any of the other entries yet but Radio 2 are playing "The Hump" to death. I guess I'll see it all tonight (wife loves it so gotta sit through it).

I'm surprised anyone in Europe is trying to win it with the recession, if you win you have to host next year at your own expense. Would have thought everyone would be sending the worse acts possible in the hope of losing badly and dodging the bullet of having to fork out and pay for next year.


User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3700 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
's music is mostly metal

Nonsence

The largest commercial Norwegian sucessen in Norway and internationally is still pop and rock bands. Metal is a nische.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 8):
I absolutely hate that stereotype. Although on a world basis, Norway might have a large metal fan base and produce quite a few metal bands, it's not as big as people think. Of the people I hang out with, only one likes it. You never hear metal on the radio, nor do the general public see it as big. It is still a nische music scene.

Indeed


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

After years of being a fan of the Eurovision, this year I have little interest. The line up is crap and the presentation of it gets worse.

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
WHAT HAPPENED TO ARMENIA?

Politics

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
DOUZE POINTS TO ALBANIA

Yuck what a bad singer and screaching voice.

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
NICEST BIT OF TALENT AWARD

If you like young pretty boys  
Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
SWEDEN MAY BE THE FAVOURITE

They always sound the same .

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
THE SERBIAN SINGER COULD BE

Could be the only decent real singer in the whole event ! He is a very talented and famous singer in Serbia.

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
GERMANY ARE FINALLY ENTERING GOOD SONGS:

Finally we can agree Germany does indeed have a decent song .

Belgium might be added to that list too .

As to if I will watch the final .... only if I have nothing else better to do !



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User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Politics

Just Googled it and didn't realise Armenia had pulled out. I knew the Azeris used to show a blank screen when Armenia were performing in the past, so I thought the problem might lie there. Such a shame.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
If you like young pretty boys

Are we looking at the same guys?    Jedward are the young pretty boys of the contest.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
As to if I will watch the final .... only if I have nothing else better to do !

Oh go on . . . you'll be glued to it come eight o'clock tonight . .  


User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Unfortunately I missed the programme last night.

They always say that these countries on the edge of Europe love hosting the Eurovision Song Contest as it puts them on the map. Is it really worth that amount of money for only 24 hours of fame?


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Here in Switzerland, the band who tried to get ahead are completely frustrated and rather bitter about their negative result. The sentiment is growing that Switzerland either should abandon its participation or participate with a group of Balkanese Secondos   

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 12):
I knew the Azeris used to show a blank screen when Armenia were performing in the past, so I thought the problem might lie there. Such a shame.

Id call it stupid .

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 12):
Are we looking at the same guys?   

Yep .  
Quoting braybuddy (Reply 12):
Jedward are the young pretty boys of the contest.

Yet they claim to represent ''modern Ireland'' ..... God help us all.

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 12):
Oh go on . . . you'll be glued to it come eight o'clock tonight . .  

I will safely be at work getting loads of Euro   I might fire up my iPad for a while though if I get quiet. I think there are actually only 5-6 songs that are decent . At least Serbia has some culture to it .



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User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 13):
Is it really worth that amount of money for only 24 hours of fame?

The official Azeri figure is something like 70 million euro. The unofficial estimate is something like ten times that amount. The purpose built auditorium in the Caspian Sea is obviously included in that. I suppose for oil-rich Azerbaijan which has been struggling to escape the Soviet-era image it's a godsend, and it's already blown a lot of preconceptions out of the water. Listening to some of the commentators, they are absolutely bowled over by Baku (justifiably so, although the ugly side of the city is kept well out of sight). I predict a surge in tourism, but if they're serious about attracting tourists they'll need to do something about the 130 euro visa charge.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
I think there are actually only 5-6 songs that are decent

I think that's about the most you can expect in any year. I've already booked my place at a friend's house later, the first time I've watched it live in years.


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
HE ROMANIAN SINGER NEEDS TO WEAR SOME CLOTHES: Luckily she didn't qualify,

Romania did qualify........

Quoting braybuddy (Thread starter):
ALEXANDRA STAN SHOUD SUE BULGARIA. who ripped off her Mr Saxobeat backing track.

Havnt heard the Bulgaria song but I read somewhere else it sounded alot like Inna's Hot, either way those Bulgarians must like Romanian pop music!



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User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 17):
Romania did qualify........

WOW! Hope she buys some clothes . . .


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 14):
or participate with a group of Balkanese Secondos

  

Or maybe you should just pay more, like we do, so you can skip the semi-final  


User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 13):
They always say that these countries on the edge of Europe love hosting the Eurovision Song Contest as it puts them on the map. Is it really worth that amount of money for only 24 hours of fame?

I have not been the biggest ESC fan, but when Helsinki was hosting the show in 2007 for the first time I really enjoyed it. The city organized kind of spring carneval around the contest, a lot of side happenings, nothing too serious- local drag queens hosting sight seeing tours on a tram and such  


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6094 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Man, the commentators we get in France are awful ! And they can't even shut up when the local presenters speak French.


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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 21):
Man, the commentators we get in France are awful ! And they can't even shut up when the local presenters speak French.

Yeah, I noticed that last year when I was in France during the semi-finals. In advance I thought "It doesn't matter if I'm in Sweden or abroad when it's the ESC, they speak English anyway".
Boy was I wrong.


User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1140 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 21):

We'd be worried if ours didn't talk over it!

"She can do extraordinary things with her voice. Not... pleasant things..." (Graham Norton on Albania's Eurovision entry)



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

No offense, but Russias contribution is really bad.

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6624 posts, RR: 3
Reply 25, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 5):
True, but they're bowled over by the country, and particularly Baku. They're being kept away from the ugly industrial suburbs and the poverty in the rest of the country, of course, but it is a showcase, and no country every highlights these aspects.

It's still a dump, all ypu have to do it go a couple of hundred meters away from the Crystal hall and you'll come to a wasteland of donkey pumps, abandoned platform supply vessels and shipyards, further around the coast, approx 2-3 km you'll find 4 or 5 old jackups abandoned on the beach.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
My Norwegian professor said that he wouldn't have been too surprised, since Norway's music is mostly metal

Rubbish, the biggest band to ever come out of Norway is A-ha, they've probably sold more records than all the Norwegian death metal bands put together.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 8):
You never hear metal on the radio, nor do the general public see it as big. It is still a nische music scene.

Agreed I've only heard metal once or twice very late at night.

I wonder how all the gay Eurovision fans are getting on in Baku, Azeris are very homophobic, I know a gay Scotsman who works for a supply company, if it became public knowledge that he was gay he would have to leave, the Azeris, especially ones working for SOCAR wouldn't work with him.

I think the Norwegian song/act is the best.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6094 posts, RR: 9
Reply 26, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 24):
No offense, but Russias contribution is really bad.

Considering it's the eurovision where new lows are seen regularly, I wouldn't go that far, but I don't understand why they're so hyped.



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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5937 posts, RR: 30
Reply 27, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
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Quoting GBLKD (Reply 9):
I'm surprised anyone in Europe is trying to win it with the recession, if you win you have to host next year at your own expense. Would have thought everyone would be sending the worse acts possible in the hope of losing badly and dodging the bullet of having to fork out and pay for next year.

Well. So far, it seems that´s what everybody´s doing...except for the UK.



MGGS
User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6094 posts, RR: 9
Reply 28, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

Most countries wouldn't have to spend that much to host. Besides, it's great publicity. You may not know it but your own country does spend money advertising itself abroad.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7910 posts, RR: 12
Reply 29, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Eurowhat?
I have been listening to EMA, Arcade Fire, David Byrne/Brian Eno and Galaxie 500 all evening.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 30, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Watching on iPad with some colleagues who wanted to watch it so decided to myself   Germany should win . Worst song so far is Albania .


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User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1140 posts, RR: 3
Reply 31, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 29):
Eurowhat?
I have been listening to EMA, Arcade Fire, David Byrne/Brian Eno and Galaxie 500 all evening.

Good for you.

The rest of us will get on with taking ourselves a little less seriously! 



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6624 posts, RR: 3
Reply 32, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 29):
Arcade Fire

A band so crap they should be representing some Euro country in the Eurovision, they'd fit right in.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 16994 posts, RR: 10
Reply 33, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 28):
Besides, it's great publicity. You may not know it but your own country does spend money advertising itself abroad.

  

Talk about some stunning footage of Azerbaijan during tonight's show!



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 34, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 33):

Indeed makes me want to go !



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6624 posts, RR: 3
Reply 35, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 33):

Talk about some stunning footage of Azerbaijan during tonight's show!

It doesn't look like that when you actually go there! Getting a visa is also a P.I.T.A.


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5908 posts, RR: 3
Reply 36, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Denmark nil points 
Norway nil points 

At least we'll go down together.


User currently offlineHywel From Peru, joined Apr 2008, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 37, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Predictions for Eurovision: Ireland and Malta will give points to the UK. Spain will vote for their neighbours Portugal and Germany who have money. Likewise Greece will vote for Germany because Greece need money. Cyprus will give points to Turkey and Greece but probably not 12 points to either as they don't want to show favourites. Norway will give points to Sweden and Finland. Finland will give points to Norway and Sweden. Sweden will give points to Norway and Finland. Iceland will give points to Norway, Sweden and Finland as they want to be close to Scandinavia. The whole of Eastern Europe will vote for each other and of course Russia out of fear. Israel will give points to the UK and Russia as they want allies in case of war. Belgium and Luxembourg will vote for France as they might as well be part of France. All that aside, I think this year the UK still has no chance.

User currently offlinebaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

The whole thing is an exercise in brown nosing secondary country butt licking and absolutely NOTHING to do with music! Just look at who votes for who!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 39, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Quoting Hywel (Reply 37):

lol ... political voting alive and well !

Looks like Sweden next year  



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6624 posts, RR: 3
Reply 40, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Quoting Hywel (Reply 37):
Finland will give points to Norway
Quoting Hywel (Reply 37):
Iceland will give points to Norway

But they didn't.


User currently offlinematt727 From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 303 posts, RR: 33
Reply 41, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 39):
Looks like Sweden next year  

We like!


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 16994 posts, RR: 10
Reply 42, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 35):
It doesn't look like that when you actually go there

Might be so, but looking at the footage it looks amazing.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 39):
Looks like Sweden next year

I am sure we will be able to put together a great show.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 43, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

0 points to Denmark from Sweden, and was it 4 points from Norway? Come on people! You may not like our song, but at least help us out a bit and show us that you are good neighbours. The rest of Europe vote for their neighbours too.

[Edited 2012-05-26 15:40:36]

User currently offlinebaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Sweden did deserve to win tho

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7910 posts, RR: 12
Reply 45, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 32):


(Acade Fire) A band so crap

I like some of their songs so much - listening to them I'd shake my hair if I had more of it left.  



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User currently offlinealexeu From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 46, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Hopefully one day, Ireland will compete with their great folk songs! Here in Serbia, Irish folk music is relatively popular given the distance from Ireland...

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 47, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Quoting alexeu (Reply 46):
Hopefully one day, Ireland will compete with their great folk songs! Here in Serbia, Irish folk music is relatively popular given the distance from Ireland...

The Irish are split some love Jedward and some hate them. It was split among people I know too . Certainly this years Irish entry was a far cry from the real talent that brought the competition to Ireland so many times. The past number of years Ireland seems to have lost its way . Such a shame when you see the genuine talent that exists here still and can be heard in street musicians and pubs all over the country.



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User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 48, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Sweden - 374
Norway - 7

Way to go Loreen 

See you all in Stockholm next year

//Mike   



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 49, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 21):
commentators we get in France are awful ! And they can't even shut up when the local presenters speak French.

-
please do not feel insulted, but to "shut up" is not exactly regarded as the strong point of the "Grande Nation"  
Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 19):
skip the semi-final

-
THIS will only help in combination with a group of West-Balkansese Secondos  


User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 50, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

I figured Sweden would win because it's a decent song. However, I really did not like any of the songs in the final. Sadly the Russian Grannies had a catchy song, but wasn't my favorite. Spain had an amazing voice. I did like Italy, and how about them French gymnasts!   . Both Malta, Germany, and Estonia were a sight on the eyes, and had nice songs too.

Good job Azerbaijan! Congrats Sweden! Look forward to Sweden 2013!



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2746 posts, RR: 1
Reply 51, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2320 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 21):
Man, the commentators we get in France are awful ! And they can't even shut up when the local presenters speak French.

They've been awful for years, because nobody cares about Eurovision in France.



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User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 52, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 25):
It's still a dump, all ypu have to do it go a couple of hundred meters away from the Crystal hall and you'll come to a wasteland of donkey pumps, abandoned platform supply vessels and shipyards, further around the coast, approx 2-3 km you'll find 4 or 5 old jackups abandoned on the beach.

Baku is far from a dump! Yes, it does have it's ugly side -- like most cities -- particularly the extensive industrial suburbs to the west. As far as cities in the region go, it's certainly one of the more pleasant ones. Yes it's been scrubbed-up for the contest, but for some years now the government has been pouring billions of manat into improving the city. They haven't got it all right, unfortunately: the magnificently restored old city has been stuffed with embassies, which makes it very sterile.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 35):
It doesn't look like that when you actually go there! Getting a visa is also a P.I.T.A

Can't argue here: those lush green landscapes are certainly not typical of the countryside, and they'll need to reduce the visa fee (and make it payable on entry) if they're really serious about attracting toursits. Though, in fairness, is ANY country hosting the show ever going to highlight the ugly aspects of their country?

As for the contest . . . it was predictably unpredictable. While Sweden were the favourites, it's really hard to figure out why a song like that can do so well and Denmark's entry can do so badly. They're both in English, both have catchy tunes, both could easily be chart hits -- though I would certainly argue that Denmark had the better quality song -- and they're both Scandinavian, which means they get the Scandi vote. Strange. And driving home this morning, which song was going round in my head? Denmark's . . .

Nice to see Albania do well, even if she didn't win. No surprise to see Turkey (which was the turkey of the contest IMHO) do so well, no doubt getting votes from Turks all over Europe. And that will be Jedward's last chance, unless we are determined not to win . . .

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 31):
Good for you.

The rest of us will get on with taking ourselves a little less seriously!

           


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6624 posts, RR: 3
Reply 53, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 52):
They haven't got it all right, unfortunately: the magnificently restored old city has been stuffed with embassies, which makes it very sterile.

If you had been in Baku 5 years ago you wouldn't think you were in the same city today. On the main road from the airport to town if you go behind the buildings you will see that they didn't renovate the back sides, they are still old commie blocks.

The purple London taxis make an interesting addition.

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 52):
it's really hard to figure out why a song like that can do so well and Denmark's entry can do so badly. They're both in English, both have catchy tunes, both could easily be chart hits -- though I would certainly argue that Denmark had the better quality song -- and they're both Scandinavian, which means they get the Scandi vote. Strange. And driving home this morning, which song was going round in my head? Denmark's . . .

Ditto for the Norwegian song.


User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5937 posts, RR: 30
Reply 54, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
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It´s really a crime that Mr.Humpernick got nothing. I mean, he was the best, by far of all the songs fetaured in the contest.


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User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 55, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Love this song from Ukraine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-LyyCxlSFc

Dance your butt off!   



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 56, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Quoting solnabo (Reply 55):

Yes, perhaps the best song this year, I think


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 57, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

The bad outcome for Switzerland proves that Switzerland should have tried it with the "Grande Dame" again, in spite of her no longer being a "young hare" !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl9Rz7pssSw

While the two Ticinesi brothers failed to bring across any piece of Italianita but rather looked like people out of the "youth revolutions" of 1968 and 82 ..... professional yes but not convincing

Lys Assia most likely would have managed to get into the final..... but to paraphrase her "c'est la vie"


User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 58, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

@ME AVN FAN

This is THE best song ever in ESC (IMO), I was totally flabbergasted hearing her voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLPlhvgE9qA

//Mike   



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User currently offlineCamiloA380 From Sweden, joined Feb 2008, 486 posts, RR: 26
Reply 59, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 43):
0 points to Denmark from Sweden, and was it 4 points from Norway? Come on people! You may not like our song, but at least help us out a bit and show us that you are good neighbours. The rest of Europe vote for their neighbours too.

      Thats very true!

Now, why did Norway beat their own bottom record? I think its because of this:



Hes just a hard copy of Erik Saade. 

Where did my vote go?
Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR-vJyPhFpw

Because; 1, I like the song. And 2, because shes really beautiful. 

Very glad Sweden won, Malmö next year perhaps? 



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 60, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Quoting solnabo (Reply 58):
This is THE best song ever in ESC (IMO), I was totally flabbergasted hearing her voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLPlhvgE9qA

Celine Dion indeed was a class of her own.


User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 61, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting solnabo (Reply 55):
Love this song from Ukraine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-LyyCxlSFc

Dance your butt off!

Was my favourite too, along with France.
Pity the Finnish song was too weak to get through, would had been cool to hear Swedish language in the final, after 19 years  

Anyway I'm sure we'll see a good show in Sweden next year!

[Edited 2012-05-28 02:57:31]

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 62, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Did anyone notice the message from Anke from Germany just before she revealed the German votes?
Or how the Swedish lady couldn't pronnounce Azerbaijan but had to say Baku instead? Seems like she was making a little fun of the regime in Azerbaijan.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mZPSAtB6YIY

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RlL1m5tWjpc

Well done to both!


User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 63, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 62):
Did anyone notice the message from Anke from Germany just before she revealed the German votes?

You know I -- or anyone else I know -- never copped that. Good one! 
Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 62):
Or how the Swedish lady couldn't pronnounce Azerbaijan but had to say Baku instead?

LOL! Though she sounds more British than Swedish.


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 64, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 62):
Or how the Swedish lady couldn't pronnounce Azerbaijan but had to say Baku instead?
Quoting braybuddy (Reply 63):

LOL! Though she sounds more British than Swedish.

That was all an act, she was the one of the hosts for the Swedish TV-show where we decided who should represent us at the ESC, and she did a sketch playing "Lynda Woodruff".  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrQsZ8Ak4KM


User currently onlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5572 posts, RR: 32
Reply 65, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1766 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 64):
That was all an act, she was the one of the hosts for the Swedish TV-show where we decided who should represent us at the ESC, and she did a sketch playing "Lynda Woodruff

Nice one! Though I think it might have been lost on the rest of Europe . . .


User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 66, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting solnabo (Reply 55):
Love this song from Ukraine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-LyyCxlSFc

Reminded me strongly of Catch Your Fall -Clokx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUhhbA-SUkw



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User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 67, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 66):
Reminded me strongly of Catch Your Fall -Clokx

...and a rip off 'When love takes over´ with David Guetta feat.Kelly Rowland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbfYAYNFOos

Cheers

[Edited 2012-06-04 00:07:31]


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