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View Poll Results: Which are your favourite entries for Eurovision 2011?
Albania 0 0%
Armenia 0 0%
Austria 0 0%
Azerbaijan 0 0%
Belarus 0 0%
Belgium 0 0%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 10.00%
Bulgaria 0 0%
Croatia 0 0%
Cyprus 2 20.00%
Denmark 1 10.00%
Estonia 0 0%
FYR Macedonia 0 0%
Finland 2 20.00%
France 0 0%
Georgia 0 0%
Germany 1 10.00%
Greece 0 0%
Hungary 0 0%
Iceland 3 30.00%
Ireland 1 10.00%
Israel 0 0%
Italy 1 10.00%
Latvia 0 0%
Lithuania 0 0%
Malta 1 10.00%
Moldova 2 20.00%
Norway 0 0%
Poland 0 0%
Portugal 0 0%
Romania 2 20.00%
Russia 0 0%
San Marino 0 0%
Serbia 0 0%
Slovakia 0 0%
Slovenia 0 0%
Spain 0 0%
Sweden 0 0%
Switzerland 0 0%
The Netherlands 1 10.00%
Turkey 0 0%
Ukraine 0 0%
United Kingdom 3 30.00%
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Old May 18th, 2011, 3:38 pm
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Re: Eurovision 2011

Yes, I realise the bureaucratic and commercial rationale, but none of which alters the simple geographic fact that Azerbijian is not part of Europe.

That said, I'm even more baffled by the on-going popularity of what is essentially a festival of ordinary songs.


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Re: Eurovision 2011

Australia or Canada are for example is also members of the EBU, but nnot active ones. Qatar thinks about entering EBU (which they are legible to) to be able to enter the Eurovision, at least that's what I just read.

But... but... buuuut some traditions should be kept and cheesy pop songs, sob-stuff ballades and Schlager music is one of that. This is all we want!!! (all I want)


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Yes, I realise the bureaucratic and commercial rationale, but none of which alters the simple geographic fact that Azerbijian is not part of Europe.

That said, I'm even more baffled by the on-going popularity of what is essentially a festival of ordinary songs.
The quality of the music is peripheral. It's a camp spectacle, an excuse for a party and enjoyment is in the ridiculousness of it all.
In my house, anyway.


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Old May 28th, 2011, 11:38 am
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Re: Eurovision 2011

^ yes, it is. my family watched it this year together too and we even started bets on winners and what countries will place in the top 5.
thing is, more popular bands (see Blue this year) enter the contest and songs are even played in the radio. Lena last year was a HUGE success in Germany (which I do not understand but okay) and the EUrovision is getting more and more publicity each year. ANd this year I had a feeling a lot of songs were perfectly made for normal radio and stuff. Like I heard Lady Gaga's new song a day or two after the Eurovision and would have bet a lot that that was an entry from the Eurovision until someone said that was the new Gaga song. So Eurovison and current pop songs aren't even that different anymore. Certainly a lot of stuff has changed regarding Eurovision in the last years.


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I think the "camp" element of Eurovision is now largely dead. It's become a much more professional and polished event.


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I will start a new thread soon, but Engelbert Humperdinck???!! Nooooooooo!


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Old March 3rd, 2012, 7:38 pm
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Re: Eurovision 2011

My favourites from 2011:

Estonia (so catchy! )

Germany

and of course Ukraine, which should have won! D:

I didn't like at all our pick(Greece's) this year. I mean, I would like it if it just had the bouzouki, which is traditional, and the song was catchy anyway, the rap ruined it all for me :/


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Old March 4th, 2012, 4:37 pm
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Re: Eurovision 2011

It's possible that he still sings well, although if I were to pick someone from that generation, I'd pick Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, or Elton John. Preferably Paul McCartney.


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I will start a new thread soon, but Engelbert Humperdinck???!! Nooooooooo!
Engelbert will shock Europe and win it all!


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Old May 20th, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Engelbert will shock Europe and win it all!
Have to say, he's grown on me as a contestant (at least he's really keen and has decades of performing experience to draw on), but the song isn't doing it for me.

Anyway....I'm closing this now, as the new thread is up. Enjoy!


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