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Old May 12 2011, 10:07 PM   #16
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Second semi over now. Thankfully Sweden got through, although they left him till last, so I was getting a tiny bit tense.

Qualifiers:
Sweden
Austria
Slovenia
Romania
Estonia
Bosnia - Herzegovina
Austria
Ukraine
Denmark
Ireland
Moldova

Seriously. Moldova were terrible. The only good thing Moldova has ever produced with regards to music is O-Zone. They were even worse than Jedward (who also got through). At the expense of Slovakia and Belarus.

Interesting final now, most of my favourites are through, but poor brave Norway, Armenia, Slovakia and Belarus, who now must rest in peace.

Couldn't pick a winner, but if any of UK, Azerbaijan, Hungary or Sweden win, I will be so happy. France are boring.
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Old May 13 2011, 12:51 AM   #17
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Hmm. Well, I watched the videos of the performers that are already in the finals.

I lol'd at the British boy band. Couldn't take them seriously. The French and Italian guys were okay. The German woman's video was interesting, but I wouldn't call that singing.

I rather liked the Spanish woman--a cheerful little song. And the Hungarian woman was quite the diva.

Oh, and I can see why people are describing the Belarus entry as a guilty pleasure.
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Old May 13 2011, 11:50 AM   #18
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

The 1st semi final just started here on free-to-air. Only up to Norway so far.

I have already watched part of Lena's entry for Germany but that's the only one I've seen in advance.

Edit: Was that Vince Noir DJing for Croatia?

Edit2: I was surprised when Norway didn't make it through but when I thought about it I guess it wasn't a surprise a song with such heavy African music influences didn't go through in an European music contest, but I'd have it in my top ten from SF1.

Waiting to see SF2 before I put in my "winner".

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Old May 13 2011, 02:46 PM   #19
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Just watched it here too.

Russia had backing dancers with ADHD. Poland was a case of style over substance... actually, bums over song. I like a rock song, me, so was surprised that Turkey didn't go through. Armenia: good singer, not good song. Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't vote for Iceland. Wow, the Finland song, could that be any further from Lordi? That Azerbaijan were givin' me the fear. The vocalist girl from Georgia, she seemed to be channelling Amy Winehouse but in control and singing at the top of her game. Hungary had to go through, it was such a EV song.

Looking forward to tomorrow, will be playing a drinking game, and trying not to be comatose halfway through.
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Old May 13 2011, 02:52 PM   #20
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

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Seriously. Moldova were terrible. The only good thing Moldova has ever produced with regards to music is O-Zone. They were even worse than Jedward (who also got through). At the expense of Slovakia and Belarus.

Interesting final now, most of my favourites are through, but poor brave Norway, Armenia, Slovakia and Belarus, who now must rest in peace.

Couldn't pick a winner, but if any of UK, Azerbaijan, Hungary or Sweden win, I will be so happy. France are boring.
I was shocked for Moldova going to the final They had lots of show, yes..but the song is simply horrible
I was very happy that Ukraine passed(good singer and lyrics)
and also Slovenia
I was very unhappy that Bulgaria did not make it,
they had such a good show, song..and performed well

The Final will be very interesting and exciting final..or at least I hope so.
I think we will see some surprises also
I think the overall song quality might be even better than last years finale..(though I dont remember that so well)
It is almost comical, that all the favorites for winning the whole contest are among the first ten songs performing

I would be perfectly happy if Hungary would win, its a good song and perfectly well performed live.
It lacks the tons of show of Sweden, but is better in overall accounts.
France is good vocally ..and has a nice song.
But the Opera-style might turn to be disadvantage.

I honestly dont know who will win It could be a suprise winner, a black horse that nobody really guessed winning.
Must wait and see!

My personal favorites in the finale are: Hungary, Slovenia, Ukraine, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Other good ones: Spain, France, Austria and Finland
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Old May 13 2011, 04:48 PM   #21
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Goliath wrote: View Post

I lol'd at the British boy band. Couldn't take them seriously.


Nah, it's fine. We do have a reputation for boybands though, and it's far better than anything we've sent for a while, so I think it's about the best we could do in Eurovision. At least we won't come last again, I hope.

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I like a rock song, me, so was surprised that Turkey didn't go through. Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't vote for Iceland.
Turkey pretty much did the same thing as last year, only it wasn't quite as good. It'll do them good to sit on the sidelines for once. They're getting too used to their final pass and their top 10 placing. As for that matter are Greece, only they got through this time.
Iceland.. hmmm... The song itself is average. I mean, the way they're doing it is nice, so hopefully they'll give a good performance tomorrow to show it deserves its place in the final on quality.
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Old May 14 2011, 11:33 AM   #22
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

What happened at the end of Sweden's song, there was a censor box when he turned around. Was he wearing arseless chaps or something?

Edit: Ignore that. Just looked at it on Youtube, its just someone holding up a sign that makes it look like a censor box.

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Old May 14 2011, 08:21 PM   #23
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Not the same without Wogan.
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Old May 14 2011, 08:22 PM   #24
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Not the same without Wogan.
Not at all, but that's what the beer is for.
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Old May 14 2011, 08:37 PM   #25
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I think Jedwood are getting a lot of help from the backing singers.
Thank god.
I wonder what intro video they have made for Greece.
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Old May 14 2011, 08:54 PM   #26
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If Jedwood get more votes than the UK, we should declare war on Europe
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Old May 14 2011, 08:57 PM   #27
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France seem to have found a lost song from Les Mis!
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Old May 14 2011, 09:01 PM   #28
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Italy was dire. Really dire.

Sweden were brilliant, but I always knew they would be.
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Old May 14 2011, 09:05 PM   #29
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Switzerland is dull as dishwater. Banal and irritating, so should do well.
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Irritating? Surely that means Jedward win?
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