Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by TitanSound, Mar 2, 2012.
why does the Sweden winner make me think of that awful Titantic film song ?
Nooo, Humperdink was nowhere near as poor as Gemini (and holy fuck, Scootch have just appeared on TOTP2 - what in God's name?!). Jedward came 19th with 46 points.
Dos that mean they'll finally fuck off back to obscurity?
I'm pretty sure Ireland will count that as a success. Before Jedward they entered a turkey.
Um, as it were.
would have been hilarious if Spain or Greece had won
Just had a peek at the Eurovision Forum on DigitalSpy,fuck me some people take it waaaayyyyy too seriously
Did we win? I got drunk and didn't watch. Sorry.
Out of interest, how come Sweden were allowed to perform a song that has already been released as a single and been Number 1 in five countries? Surely all the tracks (if they need to be) should be made available for release *after* the show. Otherwise we might as well just enter "Shine" by Take That every year.
Srs qstn btw
i just googled - your countries song has to be new, or not have been released before September last year. You can't do covers either. Or use samples.
Which means ireland can enter My Lovely Horse
What Englebert really needed was some British grannies backing him. Where were the Spice Girls when he needed them?
I am a granny. Hump me and weep.
Yeah, it's pretty standard to release a song before actually appearing at Eurovision, often to generate awareness and get people into it (on a big PR tour of Europe, obviously), with the hope of converting that popularity into votes on the night.
Interesting. Veeeery interesting...
I thought that was a bit harsh. Engelbert's song and performance was much better than a lot of the other blandness. Quite surprised the Russians didn't win though. I can't even remember what the Swedish song was.
Save up though - its upwards of £6 a pint.
On the upside you can also get a short ferry journey over to Copenhagen in Denmark - 2 countries for the price of 1
you know what.. if that actually happened (performed by podge and rodge) I would host a big fuck off eurovision party AND provide free beer
Yeah, my mate mentioned how expensive it is. Luckily, I'm not much of a drinker, which also means I'm generally a mighty lightweight, and thus quite a cheap date
By fuck can the Swedes drink though They certainly gave the Brits a challenge at my mate's wedding
Would be nice to pop over to Denmark, if I got the chance.
I've seen a place fairly close to the city centre where it was only 29 kronor for a beer - a 0.4 litre. That's about as super-cheap as it gets.
As for hopping to Denmark, that's only possible if the contest is held in Malmö. If it's in Stockholm - look at a map. It's a shorter distance from Aberdeen to London than from Copenhagen to Stockholm.
I love Neil Hannon, he's brilliant
The FT theme was a Divine Comedy song y'know?
Ukraine was the big favourite in our house too - I declare Ukraine the u75 winner!
She is huuuugggee in Indonesia (my excited indonesian friend tells me) - a brilliant singer by all accounts, more accustomed to ballads.
I really recommend watching the semis next year - unfortunately all the bonkers songs get filtered out at these stages - and thats the best reason to watch it...
My top 3 bonkers songs which didnt make the final were
1. Georgia - (check the lyrics - gets more ridiculous as it goes)
2. Monetenegro (actually like this one a lot)
3. Israel (even they couldnt keep a straight face 1.30)
Yup. Thoroughly recommend the semi finals.
I did watch the semis but I think it spoilt the fun of hearing/seeing the songs for the first time in the final.
Next year I'll just watch the ones that got knocked out & people are saying are particularly awful on Youtube.
I wanted the Russian women in traditional dress to win.
yeah, its true, it does spoil the big night a little - the scary thing with watching both semis and the final is by the time of a second hearing at the finals on even shit songs you're initial impression of What a Load of Shite turns into, Mmm Not bad Might win this!
See yet another thread can't go by without a dig at someone's gender, whether they are or are not even known to be trans. Does it make people feel better doing this? Some need to assert someone else's gender as being less valid?
Definitely slack from Madzone. Unfortunately comments about asian men/women being lady boys/dvd sellers/massueres-come-prostitutes are so common i've started filtering it out.
On a positive note there seems to be slightly more ethnic diversity creeping into eurovision (still very few black people involved, and the Ukraine MPs racist comments show what's under the surface), less blonde hair for the women, and more songs sung in their native language.
From what i can see northern african and many middle eastern countries could take part in eurovision (would like to see a definitive list - i get the feeling its a fudge) - would be great for the competition - in fact, time to bin eurovision and make it global!
Didn't want to call out madz particularly, but even on urban amongst people I have time for I still see it regularly.
Errrr.....hang on a cotton picking minute. I wasn't making any other comment than that the French contestant looked like a bloke. No judgement applied, just stating a fact. This shit verges on censorship.I'm very sorry for your difficulties Steph and no doubt you have suffered prejudice and bigotry but I have noticed several times that you are oversensitive to the point of giving people a hard time just for making gentle jokes or basic observations.
If I felt I had been insensitive I would apologise but I really don't think I have been in this case.
ETA - actually you've really fucking pissed me off this time.
"I don't think i've been insensitive so therefore I haven't."
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