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Eurovision Song Contest, absolutely rubbish
Stijntjen
May 13 2007, 12:25 AM
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Anyone watch the eurovision song contest ?
As again it was another great lesson in geographie.
Points are given to neighbours and country of origin and not to the best song.
For example, greece gives points to cyprus and belgium(we have a lot of turks and albanian immigrants) give points to albania and turkey.
I just needed to get this of my mind tongue.gif It really sucks if you watch and you can guess perectly who will gets points from one another.

Anyone else notices this ? Is annoyed by this ? Or is it just 'cause i live in a country that never makes it through the semi-finals anymore ? tongue.gif

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Pavel
May 13 2007, 12:32 AM
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It has been like this for ages now! Me and my mom were watching it now and i was just reading like: "OK, now Ukraine is getting 12 points!" - and it happened. People votes mean nothing there! It's a political contest so i don't care about it.

Anyway - there were some nice chicks singing there! hehehe

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Robin
May 13 2007, 12:40 AM
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I didnt really watch it, I saw some seconds of a few songs. I usually hate all the kinds of music styles on these contests, but the worst part that I noticed was the vocals. I only saw, maybe 3 songs, but man all those vocals SUCKED big time.

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Stijntjen
May 13 2007, 09:34 AM
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Yeah the music always sucks tongue.gif
so i don't watch that and just watch the point giving tongue.gif
Anyone see the girl that was giving the points from ysland ?
Now that was a pretty girl tongue.gif

Good thing i didn't waste my time completely ...

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Balys
May 13 2007, 10:11 AM
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Lithuania ALWAYS gets 12 points from Ireland. I dont remember when we didnt get 12 points from Ireland. We get those points mainly because there are like ~300.000 Lithuanian people living in Ireland.

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mattacuk
May 13 2007, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ May 13 2007, 12:32 AM) *
It has been like this for ages now! Me and my mom were watching it now and i was just reading like: "OK, now Ukraine is getting 12 points!" - and it happened. People votes mean nothing there! It's a political contest so i don't care about it.

Anyway - there were some nice chicks singing there! hehehe


Its all about the chicks! wink.gif

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Ryan
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What is eurovision???

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QUOTE (Ryan @ May 13 2007, 04:14 PM) *
What is eurovision???


You don't know? Great - you are blessed smile.gif

Ok, its a competition between all of the countries in Europe to see who can perform the best song. It usually goes like this:

1. Each contry manages to pick a band and song totally unrepresentative of their music scene
2. There is a lame competition in which all the acts perform their songs
3. Afterwards, each country votes along strictly politial lines, totally ignoring the merits of the songs
4. Ireland is declared the winner

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The ESC is pathetic now. As you all said points are given to neighbours and the music really sucks. There is some gems, but they are rare. They have to change the voting system or the ESC will die. Germany, France, Ireland and England seems to have abandon this and Italy doesn't participate anymore.

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I dont think its possible to change the voting system. The only solution to stop countrys to vote for each other is to ban voting of your neighbours. But that aint possible. Eurovision is going to die. But its quite a bad thing actualy. There are many people who LIKE ESC. We cant blame them because its music to their ears. Just like our music is to ours. And another thing that would be bad if ESC died is that there would be no more National Selections. The National Selections for ESC is a rare oppurtunity for small rock bands that perform in the underground scene to show their faces on the TV. Many bands in Lithuania got famous this way.

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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ May 13 2007, 10:00 PM) *
You don't know? Great - you are blessed smile.gif

Ok, its a competition between all of the countries in Europe to see who can perform the best song. It usually goes like this:

1. Each contry manages to pick a band and song totally unrepresentative of their music scene
2. There is a lame competition in which all the acts perform their songs
3. Afterwards, each country votes along strictly politial lines, totally ignoring the merits of the songs
4. Ireland is declared the winner

smile.gif


Haha, yeah Ireland ALWAYS win!! laugh.gif

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MickeM
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I never miss the Eurovision song contest but I must say the voting part is a huge disappointment. I tend to belive it was more fair before when there wery jury groups instead of phone votes.
I dont belive they will ever cut the phone voting, it's too much of an income but it's not at all beneficial for the music.

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Bogdan Radovic
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Today is the second semi finals night , anyone watching ?? smile.gif
And I don't think its all rubbish..I mean there are pretty good songs out there wink.gif

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Laka for president biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 22 2008, 07:25 PM) *
Today is the second semi finals night , anyone watching ?? smile.gif
And I don't think its all rubbish..I mean there are pretty good songs out there wink.gif


Well, the Israeli song is crap, but it made it to the finals, because other songs were even crappier lol..
The countries get realy predictble, all the slavik countries(Russia, Moldova, Belarus, ETC.) send a hot female singer, Finland sends some unknown metal/rock act, and other countries ussually try and do something catchy like a numa numa song, but ussually they fail tongue.gif

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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 22 2008, 07:25 PM) *
Today is the second semi finals night , anyone watching ?? smile.gif
And I don't think its all rubbish..I mean there are pretty good songs out there wink.gif

Yeah, I'm watching it!

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What are you favorites ??

Russia, Greece and Bosnia are my favorites from the first night smile.gif

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Ireland aresending a turkey puppet to the best of my knowledge.....

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I don't like it tongue.gif It is more about the act then the actual music, and if there's one thing that I hate then it's judging people or even bands on their appearance...

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This is the only entry for me biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8linZiGYSeE...feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP30TSC2aw0...feature=related

No wonder Ireland win everytime laugh.gif laugh.gif

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