Any Eurovision fans?

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    Jan 30, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    The subject is pretty self-explanatory but are there any RJ fans that are also Eurovision fans?
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    Jan 30, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    Ogh no... its all politics... people voting for their neighbours.. or allowing the country which needs to be pacified in the political games more of a win... though the music can be good
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    Jan 30, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidOgh no... its all politics... people voting for their neighbours.. or allowing the country which needs to be pacified in the political games more of a win... though the music can be good


    All the same reasons I hate it.

    It's about the worst of music in Europe. It's not like any winners have really catapulted to superstardom after winning in the past two decades. I also really hate the dominance of English in Eurovision entries because a lot of them sound a lot better singing in their native language. Most acts from the Slavic countries don't have a good grasp of English in real life, so they sound horrible trying to sing in English. Plus many of the lyrics of those songs come off as very strange and awkward.

    I have to say, though, the BBC commentary is often hilarious. I love how they're unapologetic about terrible acts. They don't hesitate to make fun of anyone cheesy or plain terrible. Although I think a lot of it stems from envy and bitterness because nobody ever votes for the UK anymore, lol. Who wants to anyway?

    I wonder how Baku, Azerbaijan will handle all the gays this year? icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    Terry Wogan used to gently ridicule the acts before they stopped voting for us.
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    The Swedish run-up to Eurovision starts this weekend! It's fun and frivolous, better than Eurovision itself in my opinion.
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    Feb 01, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    All the way over here in the US icon_smile.gif

    Even though we don't get it on our channels over here, I do tend to keep up with it from time to time
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    Apr 26, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    I'll be rooting for the homeland---Tooji--the Persian Norwegian

    He's cute to boot--

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    Apr 26, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    When I can... I love Gordon Ramsey's shows overseas better than the US ones, and "Coupling"! Perhaps... Perhaps... Perhaps!?
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    Apr 26, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    I wish more countries would pull out of this contest to send a clear "fuck you" to EBU icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 26, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    I watched Eurovision few times. Although I hear a lot of Europeans see the show as complete joke. And I partially agree, its like they select the worst singers possible from each country.
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    Apr 26, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    musicbox89 saidI watched Eurovision few times. Although I hear a lot of Europeans see the show as complete joke. And I partially agree, its like they select the worst singers possible from each country.


    Haha, of course it is. It's never meant to be taken seriously.
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    Apr 26, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidOgh no... its all politics... people voting for their neighbours.. or allowing the country which needs to be pacified in the political games more of a win... though the music can be good


    Not true. Germany's victory in 2010 proved this antique theory wrong!
    (Even with a singer who can't sing)

    You just need a fairly good song, but more important an artist with a good personality who is able to transport that through the cameras. That's what she did. And it's thanks to Germany's victory that some other countries like Italy or Austria actually re-joined the competition last year and this year, because they saw it's possible.

    L'Allemagne 12 points! -- I like it. I've been watching it all my life, each and every year, since I can think. And yes, the music is not good and most of the singers are pretty bad, but who cares. icon_smile.gif. Here is a question: Is this show aired in any Canadian Television channel??

    Germany's entry 2012 - I'm already melting away:

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    Apr 26, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    It's really just Anglovision now.
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    Apr 29, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    This French video wins it for me-- icon_smile.gif

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    Apr 30, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    pocketnico said
    GreenHopper saidIt's about the worst of music in Europe. It's not like any winners have really catapulted to superstardom after winning in the past two decades. icon_eek.gif


    Ever heard of Riverdance? Eurovision was what catapulted it into becoming perhaps the most popular dance show in the world.
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    Apr 30, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    AirLandia said
    pocketnico said
    GreenHopper saidIt's about the worst of music in Europe. It's not like any winners have really catapulted to superstardom after winning in the past two decades. icon_eek.gif


    Ever heard of Riverdance? Eurovision was what catapulted it into becoming perhaps the most popular dance show in the world.


    And where is Riverdance now? LOL!

    That was a different era in Eurovision. Eurovision has only become gradually worse since the '90s.
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
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    AirLandia said
    pocketnico said
    GreenHopper saidIt's about the worst of music in Europe. It's not like any winners have really catapulted to superstardom after winning in the past two decades. icon_eek.gif


    Ever heard of Riverdance? Eurovision was what catapulted it into becoming perhaps the most popular dance show in the world.


    And where is Riverdance now? LOL!

    That was a different era in Eurovision. Eurovision has only become gradually worse since the '90s.



    Their still performing all over the world. You said the past two decades and it was the 1994 one that Riverdance first performed in...just saying ha.
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    All that needs to be said about Eurovision...

    Courtesy of ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk)

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    Apr 30, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    geographic_info_systems saidAll that needs to be said about Eurovision...

    Courtesy of ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk)



    I'd be able to tolerate Eurovision a little bit more if they changed the rule back to singing in one's native language. Isn't this supposed to be about showcasing the diversity of Europe? It's not Anglovision. That's what the UK and Ireland are for! (nobody votes for them anyway lol). A lot of acts sound much better singing in their native language. Besides, it's easy enough to post translations of the lyrics online these days.
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    i know that allways politic, money and that kind of sh**t, but i like the music of Portugal , but my favourite is from Spain... it's amazing
    Pastora Soler - Quédate Conmigo (official clip) (Spain) 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Preview Video
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:39 PM GMT


    Where it all started!
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    geographic_info_systems saidAll that needs to be said about Eurovision...

    Courtesy of ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk)



    I'd be able to tolerate Eurovision a little bit more if they changed the rule back to singing in one's native language. Isn't this supposed to be about showcasing the diversity of Europe? It's not Anglovision. That's what the UK and Ireland are for! (nobody votes for them anyway lol). A lot of acts sound much better singing in their native language. Besides, it's easy enough to post translations of the lyrics online these days.


    I agree.

    Although we may not understand Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Romanian, or Polish, it's much more fun to hear a singer or group perform in their native language. There's so much more emotion and intensity when they do.

    And you're right about Anglovision; we already have too many versions here in the States. icon_redface.gif