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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 22:13 
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 22:19 
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Fun, catchy tune with imaginative staging but just kind of stopped.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 22:26 
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 22:28 
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For me it's between Austria, France, Italy, and Finland.

Honourable mentions to Australia, Cyprus, and Moldova.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 22:32 
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My guesses for the top finishing countries are
Norway
Sweden
Poland
UK
Spain
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 22:40 
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Finland are going to walk it.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:08 
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Voting time. This is the best bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:10 
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Sweden!
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:13 
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Sweden are going to walk it.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:20 
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UK still on the wrong side of the screen. Go left or go home.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:31 
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Iceland's announcer

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:31 
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UK was one of 5 dua lipa/ Ariana Grande type acts.

Israel was a better one.

Sweden was just The winner takes it all from abba. Which is good, but shouldn't be winning.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Isn't that lovely?

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Iceland was amazing as an announcer

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Isn't that lovely?

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Wtf was georgia

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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We need a miracle. Space Jesus, where are you?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:49 
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Up in space, man

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:53 
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There is no way the UK was the 2nd worse song

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 23:57 
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After last year, the Universe is correcting itself.

But yes, I was thinking lower left.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 0:06 
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That's that for another year.

Sweden didn't do it for me but the people have spoken.

Thanks everyone for a fun live thread.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 0:07 
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CHA CHA CHA

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 0:10 
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The winner takes it all

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 0:38 
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Well, I don’t think it will go down as a classic. Usually I feel I’d know who I would vote for, but I didn’t today. I don’t think we deserved second to last. Had a bit of a cry at the interval as my grandad used to sing me You’ll Never Walk Alone. Thought the rendition of Imagine was going to last all the way through to next year’s competition.

Hannah Waddingham was lovely. Makes such a break to see a female presenter not scared to use her full range of expression so that she doesn’t pull ‘awkward’ faces. Her face seem to react to every passing thought she has, and it’s wonderful to see that alongside her beauty. Also that she doesn’t try to make herself smaller. She is tall and stunning, and she holds herself commandingly when she’s next to a man smaller than her. So, what I’m saying is Hannah Waddingham won Eurovision.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 7:28 
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 8:05 
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Indeed. She's spellbinding


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 8:56 
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I wrote that post late at night, and I want to clarify that ‘women scared to show any facial expression’ is not a criticism of women in media, but a criticism of a media that has taught women that their greatest asset is their face and figure, not their skill or brilliance. There’s a whole generation of Reel and Tiktok makers out there, beautiful young women, completely expressionless in their presentation in case their face creases or shows anything other than some kind of serene and almost sedated beauty.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 10:30 
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Hmm... drinking most of a bottle of cheap cava last night might not have been the best idea.

Worth it though! Always fun watching along with you all. If only the dates aligned and there was a TV at the Cottage...


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 10:43 
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Kern, three weeks ago wrote:
Hmm... think we might heading to the lower-right of the screen again.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 10:59 
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There is no way the UK was the 2nd worse song


Yeah, but we beat Germany, just like WWII all over again.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 14:49 
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I do like the thematic postcards introducing each act.

"Interesting" fact - most people across Europe are watching adverts during those bits.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 16:16 
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Kern wrote:
I do like the thematic postcards introducing each act.

"Interesting" fact - most people across Europe are watching adverts during those bits.


The German coverage I was watching was advert free but we bailed out before the end. I’d been up early for a day out so there was no chance I’d still be awake, especially as we were an hour ahead.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 16:24 
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Grim... wrote:
Kern wrote:
I do like the thematic postcards introducing each act.

"Interesting" fact - most people across Europe are watching adverts during those bits.

Aren’t the adverts in the bits they go to every half hour or so, when they interview one of the acts and Mel Gedreuijghsche churns her butter?

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 17:22 
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In between acts, in the forty second turnarounds, the digital stage went black and then shapes appeared on it with what should go where (there would be a square with "drum riser', or 'car') and a series of X for each person's starting point. And all the stuff came on from one side and off the other.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Solo by Blanka is underrated.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Only a month to go until the most fabulous week of the year...Croatia and Finland are my early favourites. The UK entry will be lucky to break 20 points.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 14:52 
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MaliA wrote:
Solo by Blanka is underrated.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 18:21 
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Morte wrote:
Only a month to go until the most fabulous week of the year...Croatia and Finland are my early favourites. The UK entry will be lucky to break 20 points.


You don't think Olly whatsit has the pulling power?

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 18:46 
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They wrote a perfectly serviceable song but then forgot to put a hook in it.

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