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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 22:09 
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Some of my favourites got through, and a couple I didn't like got through too. Oh well.

And Ireland did it! Yay for Ryan!!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I'm going to be in Copenhagen on Saturday, will be interesting to see whether they do anything for it.

Denmark's entry appears to an oddly ballady thing about Vikings.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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I'm going to be in Copenhagen on Saturday, will be interesting to see whether they do anything for it.

Denmark's entry appears to an oddly ballady thing about Vikings.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:44 
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Cras wrote:
I'm going to be in Copenhagen on Saturday, will be interesting to see whether they do anything for it.


In 2016 I struggled to find a bar in central Berlin showing it. Eventually found one but they had turned the sound off and let their house band play, which was quite odd. A few days earlier, however, I was in Sweden and by chance was in the small town where the Swedish entry was from and all the locals were very excited.

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Denmark's entry appears to an oddly ballady thing about Vikings.


Can you fit a whole saga into the requisite four minutes?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 
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Cras wrote:
I'm going to be in Copenhagen on Saturday, will be interesting to see whether they do anything for it.

Denmark's entry appears to an oddly ballady thing about Vikings.


Wonderful, wonderful.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Are you going to cross TV's famous 'The Bridge'?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Ooh, there’s a new series due on TV very soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Oh... whichborobably means an insanely gory murder is about to happen... Don’t risk it, Cras!!

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Right, quiet night in so watching the second of the semis. Twice as much Eurovision as I normally get in a year. Wow!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway: Harry Potter makes odd hand gestures on stage. No point trying a call and response if nobody else knows the response. I'm actually getting quite irritated by this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Romania: This is charmingly middle of the road, in a good way. And one the guitarists looks like a slightly younger Frank Turner. Those mannequins are going to haunt my dreams tonight however.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Serbia: Quite Karl Jenkinsesque, meaning it'll have an afterlife on Classic FM someday, mark my words. I could chill to this after a session. I want to wire the flautist up to a Van de Graaf generator, just because.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 20:20 
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San Marino: Robots!

Could be a good defiance against the world power ballad, were it any heavier, but doesn't quite pull it off. Yet boppy and fun in its own little way.

And then they go and spoil it all with the rap bit from 'Wannabe'.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark: Jesus had an awkward goth phase too.

This should be far louder than the levels they've set this at. I want anger, passion, fear, fireworks. Instead it's bear night at the cheese club.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Russia: I was almost as bored by this as the singer was.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 20:36 
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Moldova: Everything about this - the tune, the lyrics, the staging, the costumes - is utterly ludicrous. I fucking loved it.

Quite like the guy in blue, but he's not Ryan, is he?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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The Netherlands: Love me some country. I'm picturing driving through the deserts of Utah with this on the speakers and the wind in my hair.
The dancers are listening to something utterly different, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Australia: I have nothing. Move along please.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Georgia: Smoke machine and drippy fireworks. The harmony was passable.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Poland: Worst wedding band ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Malta: The back projections were suitably moody, and the tune has just the right amount of Europppy beat to it. Fireworks and a dancer materialising for the bridge complete a decent Eurovision set.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Hungary: After this set, he has to defeat the next evil ex.

This is what the Danes should have been aiming for. In my top five.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Latvia: Slow it down and have a slight hint of nicotine stains in your vocals and you might have something here.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Sweden: The simplistic staging is wonderfully retro-futuristic. Simple but effective, and adds to the disco feel of this track. Find his voice to be annoyingly too high, or did they just hit the wrong switch on the ol' Autotune?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Montenegro: That's a suit even Elton John would be ashamed to wear. I don't know what he's saying, but given the look in his eyes it must be pretty sad. I think he wants a cuddle .


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Slovenia: Loved the opening. Unexpected blacking. Quite like the flow of the music. She sounds happier than the previous chap too. Oh, audience participation... That broke up the flow slightly.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 21:24 
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Ukraine: That entry is a Spinal-Tap reference waiting to happen. It's also the only good thing about the entire performance. I prefer the Danish gothbears to these Twilight nerds.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Well, that wasn't as consistently enjoyable as Tuesday's. But the ones I'd put through are (in no particular order):

Slovenia; Hungary; Malta; the Netherlands; and, of course Moldova.

Honourable mentions to Romania, Serbia, and San Marino.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark: Jesus had an awkward goth phase too.

This should be far louder than the levels they've set this at. I want anger, passion, fear, fireworks. Instead it's bear night at the cheese club.


Agreed. I want Viking berserker rage.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark was Enya meets Bathory. Loved it.

It's my favourite.

Sad that the Latvian sexy lady with a probably made up italian name didn't go through.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark: Jesus had an awkward goth phase too.

This should be far louder than the levels they've set this at. I want anger, passion, fear, fireworks. Instead it's bear night at the cheese club.


Agreed. I want Viking berserker rage.


The song it's about a pacifist viking. They could only add ironic rage.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 20:16 
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It's on

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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It's on

Watching with the kids

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Slovenia early leaders imo with Lithuania and Austria in joint second.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway just hit it out of the park!

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Norway just hit it out of the park!

Norway tied first now

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark is winning, UK and Australia second, Norway and Slovenia in 4th

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 22:30 
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Denmark is the Macdonald winner

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark is the Macdonald winner


Really? It was a bit insipid. I'm in a bar that's wall to wall Danes and not even they were that impressed.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark is the Macdonald winner


Really? It was a bit insipid. I'm in a bar that's wall to wall Danes and not even they were that impressed.

Bulgaria got the same points, but that's because my daughter gave it 10.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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At least it proved that the British lady wasn't miming.

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Here we go again folks!

Annoyingly away on Saturday, so it's Eurosemi time!


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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The opening act is giving me a migraine.


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Cyprus -

Not so keen on the PVC dominatrix look, and the backing dancers are like a shit Jacko tribute band but the song itself is pretty decent. Could be quite the Euro-disco summer beat (as I would know, based on the number of times I've been to Ibiza).


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Montenegro : I've had commutes on wet mornings on the A34 where I've had more interest in the journey and destination.

I don't think I can take any group who are wearing tablecloths seriously.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 20:22 
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Finland:
Beat and synths are great. Just feel the chorus needs more power. Otherwise, a respectable piece.

Very high black leather boots are in this season.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurovision Song Contest
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Poland: costumes designed by someone given the brief to create something for a mystical-but-matriarchal planet in a 1970s 'Doctor Who'. Probably.

Disappointing lack of audience participation at key points.


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Slovenia:

Bugger me, they're young. I feel awkward.

I'm getting quite misty-eyed, despite speaking not a word of Slovenian. This might do well.

PS: ankle length white trousers and large white trainers are not a good look. This is an official Kern Fashion Advisory.


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