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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 23:20 
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OK, seems my current two choices are at opposite ends of the table.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Spain on null points so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 23:24 
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Giphy "eurovision":
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Bravo giphy!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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More points?

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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This is the cumulative televoting part. Elections are fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Oh, so in the public vote we're near the bottom. Duck you Europe

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Eurovision: proving to Mr Gove that experts have their uses.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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The glitter-cannon vote is out in force tonight


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 23:32 
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I'd like Moldova to host, but I don't want a third division Bros tribute band to win for this to happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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"We give the European Broadcasting Union £350 million a week. Let's spend it on Eastenders instead'"


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 23:35 
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Nice bait-and-switch there, Eurovision producers.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 23:37 
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I said 'Croatia', Europe said 'Portugal'. And I feel in no position to dispute this.
Honestly, these people voting on musicality rather than showmanship. Are they really that unshallow?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Giphy "portugal":
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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And that's it for another year.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 23:51 
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I said 'Croatia', Europe said 'Portugal'. And I feel in no position to dispute this.
Honestly, these people voting on musicality rather than showmanship. Are they really that unshallow?


How do neither the Eurovision judges or the Eurovision voting public understand the point of Eurovision? Giving good songs points? Huh?

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Experts of Europe gave the UK 99 points, people of Europe gave us 12 (both out of 432)

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Shouldabeen Azerbaijan. However I gave Onuka 36 points despite them not being part of the contest.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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2018 Semi-final time! Yay!

I don't normally watch these, preferring to just savour everything raw on the night, but I'm busy on Saturday so this is my only chance to get some proper Euro stuff this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Azerbajian: Oh, that was nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Iceland: We can all go home now. That was almost perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Albania: More powerful musically than Iceland's; the kind of thing you'd hear on a warm Thursday afternoon on Radio 6. Didn't like his coat, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Belgium: Alanis Morisette has regenerated, and somehow has lost the ability to emote when singing. Next!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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['Czechia' - Ed.]: The '90s called, and Vanilla Ice wants his act back. Oh, and his trousers don't fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 20:29 
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Lithuania: Lovely song and excellent performance. Almost slightly weepy.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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BBC host just suggested we enjoy our 'Tuesday Semi'.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Israel:
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Belarus: He looks like a Lego man. Sings like one too. The bit with the rose was ok, and some seductive skirt waving in front of the camera is always worth an extra point or so.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Estonia: Ooo, we like a big flowing dress with flashy effects, even if she is confined to one spot like the sharp end of a cocktail umbrella. She did the operatic bits well too. Definitely in the running for a top 10 place.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Bulgaria: Wow, He-Man's looking good for his age. I think I should like this, but they're taking it a little bit too slow. Needs more beat.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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FYR Macedonia: A bit tedious. Still, the drummer and guitarist look happy to be there, so that's something positive.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Croatia: Perfectly acceptable middle-of-the-road offering, like a Shania Twain track. The dress is a bit revealing. Not my favourite, but can see why people would like it. 73%.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Israel:
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https://media2.giphy.com/media/3o6EhU7SUa3afFIJFe/giphy-loop.mp4

This is my new favourite gif ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Kern wrote:
Israel:
Giphy "wtf?":
https://media2.giphy.com/media/3o6EhU7SUa3afFIJFe/giphy-loop.mp4

This is my new favourite gif ever.

Heh, not thatbine. Though thatbine is cute.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Austria: At some point I started clicking along. Sometimes even in time. Catchy. Not sure about the raised platform he starts on or the space bin bag he's wearing in lieu of a t-shirt, but otherwise this is ace.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I did like israel... ad croatia... macedonia was horrible

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Greece: Argh... I really want to like this, but it's not doing it for me. I think the orchestration is wrong. She should be accompanied by a live drummer and one or two other musicians, and let the rhythm and singing carry the song, not the lighting. I'm also not sure her voice has the strength to carry it by herself.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Finland: Well, that's someone's dominitrix fantasy being acted out on stage.
EDIT or they've just accidentally put on a 1970s 'Doctor Who' instead of the Eurovision feed.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I did like israel... ad croatia... macedonia was horrible


Israel was certainly different...


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Armenia: Oh, looking at his set and making a Spinal Tap reference is far too easy. Pretty good song though.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Switzerland: Right song; wrong outfits. This is has shot up my short list. The chorus would great for a crowd to yell out at gigs.

Yeah.... flares! The proper, firery ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Ireland: Ryan is lovely and stolen my heart from Mr Iceland
Very pleasant song, but perhaps the chorus needs a little oomph.


But oh, lovely Ryan. Back in a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Ahem. Where was I?

Oh yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Cyprus: In which evil scientists have bred clones of Mel C for backing vocals. Great choreography. Nice flashy effects. As for the song, well, I've had more fire from my trangia. Again, a song suffers by not getting the tempo right, although they might struggle to dance properly were it any faster.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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So, my favourites to go throught:

Azerbijan; Iceland; Lithuania; Estonia; Austria; Switzerland; and Ireland (ahhh Ryan). Oh, and Israel because it's so amazingly bonkers.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Voting time! I'm a big fan of the Borda count: we should use it in this country if we can't get PR.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Except they don't show that in the semis.


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