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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
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 8:47 
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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
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 12:28 
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Is Tony Monopoly still available?

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 18:37 
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I like Mitch Benn's suggestion over on Twitter, especially this bit:

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what we need is the closest thing possible to All You Need Is Love that doesn’t get us sued by Yoko


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