User avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5851
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 5:55 am

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]
 
PHX787
Posts: 7877
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:46 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 6:08 am

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.)
Follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/phx787
 
L410Turbolet
Posts: 5420
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 9:12 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 6:33 am

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 avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5851
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 6:40 am

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
 
kaitak
Posts: 8933
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 1999 5:49 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 6:51 am

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 avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5851
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:02 am

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
 
TheSonntag
Posts: 4296
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:23 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:32 am

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 avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5851
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 8:03 am

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.
 
CXfirst
Posts: 2875
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:13 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 8:05 am

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
 
GBLKD
Posts: 306
Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:02 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 9:14 am

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 avatar
Mortyman
Posts: 4078
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:26 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 9:26 am

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 avatar
OA260
Posts: 20981
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:03 am

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 !
 
User avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5851
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:18 am

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 . .  
 
babybus
Posts: 2379
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:07 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:28 am

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?
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
ME AVN FAN
Posts: 12970
Joined: Fri May 31, 2002 12:05 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:33 am

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 avatar
OA260
Posts: 20981
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:35 am

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 .
 
User avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5851
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 11:32 am

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.
 
eicvd
Posts: 1139
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:11 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 11:56 am

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!
COYBIB
 
User avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5851
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 12:21 pm

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

WOW! Hope she buys some clothes . . .
 
TheSonntag
Posts: 4296
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:23 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 3:10 pm

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 avatar
HELyes
Posts: 1212
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:26 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 5:40 pm

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 avatar
Aesma
Posts: 7469
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:14 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:14 pm

Man, the commentators we get in France are awful ! And they can't even shut up when the local presenters speak French.
New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
 
deltamartin
Posts: 981
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:48 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:30 pm

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.
 
IH8BY
Posts: 758
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:39 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:30 pm

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)
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
 
User avatar
AirPacific747
Posts: 9249
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 9:52 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:32 pm

No offense, but Russias contribution is really bad.
 
Kiwirob
Posts: 9846
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:16 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:46 pm

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 avatar
Aesma
Posts: 7469
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:14 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:47 pm

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.
New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
 
AR385
Posts: 6734
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2003 8:25 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 7:50 pm

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.
 
User avatar
Aesma
Posts: 7469
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:14 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 8:16 pm

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.
New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
 
NoUFO
Posts: 7397
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2001 7:40 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 8:24 pm

Eurowhat?
I have been listening to EMA, Arcade Fire, David Byrne/Brian Eno and Galaxie 500 all evening.
I support the right to arm bears
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 20981
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 8:36 pm

Watching on iPad with some colleagues who wanted to watch it so decided to myself   Germany should win . Worst song so far is Albania .
 
IH8BY
Posts: 758
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:39 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 8:37 pm

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! 
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
 
Kiwirob
Posts: 9846
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:16 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 8:42 pm

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.
 
B747forever
Posts: 12855
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 9:17 pm

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!
Work Hard, Fly Right
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 20981
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 9:28 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 33):

Indeed makes me want to go !
 
Kiwirob
Posts: 9846
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:16 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 9:46 pm

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.
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6058
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 9:54 pm

Denmark nil points 
Norway nil points 

At least we'll go down together.
 
Hywel
Posts: 699
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:51 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:11 pm

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.
 
Baexecutive
Posts: 594
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:29 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:12 pm

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 avatar
OA260
Posts: 20981
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:15 pm

Quoting Hywel (Reply 37):

lol ... political voting alive and well !

Looks like Sweden next year  
 
Kiwirob
Posts: 9846
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:16 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:29 pm

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

But they didn't.
 
matt727
Posts: 248
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:06 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:34 pm

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

We like!
 
B747forever
Posts: 12855
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:35 pm

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.
Work Hard, Fly Right
 
User avatar
AirPacific747
Posts: 9249
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 9:52 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:36 pm

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]
 
Baexecutive
Posts: 594
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:29 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 10:38 pm

Sweden did deserve to win tho
 
NoUFO
Posts: 7397
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2001 7:40 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 11:34 pm

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.  
I support the right to arm bears
 
ALexeu
Posts: 1444
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:01 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 11:41 pm

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 avatar
OA260
Posts: 20981
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sat May 26, 2012 11:46 pm

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.
 
User avatar
solnabo
Posts: 5005
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:53 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sun May 27, 2012 12:28 am

Sweden - 374
Norway - 7

Way to go Loreen 

See you all in Stockholm next year

//Mike   
Airbus SAS - Love them both
 
ME AVN FAN
Posts: 12970
Joined: Fri May 31, 2002 12:05 am

RE: Eurovision 2012, Thoughts And Predictions!

Sun May 27, 2012 2:41 am

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  

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: coolian2, HALFA, jpetekyxmd80 and 21 guests