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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2021 20:22 
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Yes, the acts we put up convey the impression that we don't take it seriously. and the audience sense that.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 8:20 
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We put up Blue, Englebert Humperdink and Bonnie Tyler in three recent consecutive years, which I assume was an attempt at trying to prove that we’d send known, established names and were trying to take it seriously (though... Humperdink).

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Didn't Blue finish 11th? That was a great song and a brilliant performance. Let's send them again!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 8:57 
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I reckon if we sent Harry Styles with a power ballad, we'd do ok.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 9:05 
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As with the London Marathon, we shouldn't enter expecting to win. We should aim for an acceptable score - something on the left hand screen, ideally equivalent points given by both by juries and the great unwashed.
Set a pace, show the continent that we're back, and create a platform for higher positions over several years.

Also, although without the BBC's cash the contest probably wouldn't be happening at all and automatic entry is a very nice thing to have, we should consider going into the semi-finals so the song can gain exposure early on. Would it be so bad if the UK was knocked out early on because the song wasn't up to it?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 10:01 
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Can’t we just send Take That to do it? They can’t be overly busy, can they?

OR we need to do one of those things like Band aid, and just get everyone together to perform for one night, crowd the stage with every recognisable person we can think of AND a good song, and see what happens. If we don’t finish in the top half, throw toys out of the pram and storm off.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I like Mitch Benn's suggestion over on Twitter, especially this bit:

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 7:58 
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Eurovision week!
Won't be watching the Eurosemis as I'm saving myself for the big day itself.

Hoping that the UK can get on the left hand side of the screen for once.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 8:50 
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I haven't heard any of the competition, but the UK one this year seems like a really good, eurovision style tune. Maybe we'll get one or two votes this year. There's a new villain in Europe, after all


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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My kids have been invited to a birthday party this Saturday... 6:30 till 8:30pm.

I mean, honestly... The one day of the year I look forward to and this happens! It's the neighbours kids too so it's a difficult one to get out of. Annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 9:59 
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Who has a kids party in the evening? Disgrace


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 10:00 
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My kids have been invited to a birthday party this Saturday... 6:30 till 8:30pm.

I mean, honestly... The one day of the year I look forward to and this happens! It's the neighbours kids too so it's a difficult one to get out of. Annoying.


You say that as if its not possible to make it a Eurovision themed birthday party ?

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 21:32 
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I'm.going to go out on a limb here and predict that Ukraine will win.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2022 18:16 
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I reckon if Russia had been allowed to compete we might not have come last.

Actually, maybe they should have been allowed to compete. Because if they then aired it in Russia maybe the message of them coming last and Ukraine coming first would have Sent a message outside of the propaganda that the Russian state media pushes.

But then… wound they have been so bold to have doctored the results? They’ve shown more brazenly false things than that before.

Anyway, I’m really looking forwards to Saturday. I have special Eurovision snacks.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Yeah I'm pretty certain Ukraine is going to win...it's a good song, I love the vocal harmony bits, not so keen on the rapping parts though. The UK song is a grower, there is a real disconnect between the vocalists voice (quite feminine and almost falsetto) and the fact he looks like a Poundland Thor.

Unfortunately my stupid cousin's birthday is on Saturday and even more stupid Morte agreed to go to her birthday bash not realising it coincided with the best night of the year...bugger.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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All of these missed opportunities for a Eurovision birthday party

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I liked Sweden’s song tonight. And Georgia, who were cosplaying as The Mighty Boosh.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 9:28 
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I thought the Sweden entry had echoes of 'Shallow' about it. The announcers were a bit snippy about Estonia but it was a catchy crowd pleaser and I'm glad they went through, likewise Belgium.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Give that Wolf a banana. End of.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 10:13 
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Mimi wrote:
All of these missed opportunities for a Eurovision birthday party


Actually, I'm giving one tomorrow... just hanging the flags as we speak!

My favs: Romania, Spain

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Mimi wrote:
I have special Eurovision snacks.


Bucks Fizz and Wurst?

I feel like I want to know more.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 11:53 
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Kern wrote:
Mimi wrote:
I have special Eurovision snacks.


Bucks Fizz and Wurst?

I feel like I want to know more.

You don’t. They’re just some Quorn cocktail sausages and veggie sausage rolls. Some tortilla chips to mix it up a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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You don’t. They’re just some Quorn cocktail sausages and veggie sausage rolls. Some tortilla chips to mix it up a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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:D :luv:

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Just skimmed through our live comments on last year's acts. Delightfully, this was my hot take on the song that got the trophy:

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Having listened a bit more, I do like the UK entry for once. Good work, Essex Thor.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Just started the obligatory Father Ted viewing to get in the mood.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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The triumphal EBU Ident and we're off!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 20:02 
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Was that Ben Stiller?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 20:04 
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Quite moving Give peace a chance/we will rock you mash up to start. Not so sure about this next bit mind

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Yes, really quite moving and I loved the move from the square to the arena.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Was that Ben Stiller?

My son thought so too

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Wow! The stage has a fountain!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Well this is an unnecessary addition to an already bloated event


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I wondered what had happened to the 90s Intel dancers.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Was that Ben Stiller?

My son thought so too

Ha! It was Mika!


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Mika is a lot taller than I’d imagined. I thought he was a little pixie guy.

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I did not know he was a polyglot

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This is alright, bit Titaniumy

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Czech : dogshit song, impressive construction on the corset


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It’s terrible, and the singer is out of tune.

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Where are you now, Mumford and Sons? This is way better than your dirge.

A strong start. Great tune and lyrics. No fussy additions.

No statues were harmed in the performance.


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Quite liked this one too. Not quite as good as CZE. Not sure about the crop tops!

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Utterly forgettable.


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Didn't realise Romania was in Spain


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Romania is great fun, though probably some kind of cultural appropriation.

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Why did they choose the worst one to be the lead singer?

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Absolutely lovely. Getting a bit teary.


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