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Old 05-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #76
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I still have a soft spot for the Eurovision
but really
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:00 AM   #77
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Thank goodness Israel was the second song so I didn't have to suffer through the whole thing.

Norway's song was excellent - which is why I was surprised that it won....

During the voting I could guess just which of the states would give to each other - it was obvious that Serbia would give 12 points to Bosnia and Armenia would give 12 points to Romania.....lol. They don't even TRY to hide their favoritism.

Btw - I sincerely hope the male host at the two semi-finals was sent for a long vacation - in SIBERIA!

This show needs a major overhaul, and the sooner the better!

All that being said - congratulations Norway!
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #78
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I still have a soft spot for the Eurovision
but really
I loooovvveeedd the Netherlands entry - old blokes in sparkly suits You wuz robbed.

I really liked the Iceland song, so I'm surprised it did so well too Portugal deserved more points. Ukraine rightly didn't. And is a cute Scandinavian boy with a violin singing about the chick who got away really worth 3 bazillion points?????? More to the point, is Sakis from Greece straight? So much Eurovision, so many questions.....

As an Aussie viewer, I missed Terry, but our hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang were actually really good. Julia should be world famous. Now.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:26 PM   #79
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It wasnt so bad

The Uk entry was a Leona clone
Iceland girl was well fit
same for Turkey

That Norway song is #1 all over europe on Itunes - not a bad tune

worst was the Ronan keating wannabe

U2 should have entered with Magnificent, might have been a hit then
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:33 PM   #80
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I can't believe I missed it! But going to the Grace Emily on Sunday Night seemed like a good idea to myself and a mate, so... at least I think I taped most of it. Can't wait to watch it.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:37 AM   #81
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I can't believe I missed it! But going to the Grace Emily on Sunday Night seemed like a good idea to myself and a mate, so... at least I think I taped most of it. Can't wait to watch it.
I see your dilemma re drinking at the GE vs Eurovision. If the tape doesn't work, there's a repeat on SBS on Saturday arvo.

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #82
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The votes from Cactus Annie:

12 Iceland
10 Portugal
8 Moldovia
7 Turkey
6 Norway
5 Bosnia
4 Greece
3 Azerbaijan
2 Croatia
1 UK

The political voting was much better this year although I do think sometimes countries vote for what they like because every country has its own traditional style of music what they like. Styles such as Salsa, Samba, Celtic, Calypso and Indian music are all very distinctive. We in the west push our crappy music onto them all the time, but maybe Macedonia may like Bosnia's entry because it's similar to their traditional music. That Moldovian entry had a similar style to a folk song that I have on a CD I have on Balkan music that's noted as being recorded by a Bulgarian band.
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Seriously, Greece, every other year you have some young ripped dude with a six pack with his shirt hanging off and this year you have his granddad. You expect to win with that?

Thank God Eurovision's back
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I look forward to Sunday night of prime Eurovision cheese!
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:03 PM   #86
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Poor Sieneke

It was an awful song though...
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Germany is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time ever. Teenager Lena Meyer-Landrut wowed international audiences with her performance and won with an impressively wide lead.


 
The judges decided to give the prize money and recording contract to Greece
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The judges decided to give the prize money and recording contract to Greece
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Well the winner had a huge lead so the final result wasn't exciting, but it was fun to watch whether UK would come last and which former Soviet republics would give Mother Russia some points

The butterfly wings were gold!
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Greece had my votes. OPAAAA!

Moldova's entry made my head explode, so that came second for me.
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