Eurovision 2012

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Eurovision 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 25, 2012 8:15 am

It's that time of the year again. The Eurovision Song Contest is held this Saturday.

Seems most bookmakers consider Sweden's entry the favourite.
Here's a link if anyone is interested: http://youtu.be/4nJcmLMb5to

And really, Sweden has hedged the odds a bit... 10 of the 26 songs that have reached the final are composed by Swedes... :?

Apart from Sweden, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Spain and the UK have songs written by Swedes this year. Seems like we're world leading in writing and producing crap. :oops:

Albeit a lot of what the others have brought is even worse.

Saw Sweden's semifinal yesterday (didn't bother to see the first one) and it's pretty amazing.
I constantly find myself wondering "what the ---- were they thinking?"

I mean, take a look at the Dutch entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfofDgg-Jww

Or the Russian one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKNRGc71hjc

:hmmm:

I think the Russians should stick to playing hockey.

Not going to enclose links to everything, but here's a compilation of some of the songs considered favourites this year:
http://youtu.be/1Fd5mLfUgnU
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Re: Eurovision 2012

Postby ukcanuck » Fri May 25, 2012 9:13 am

so having heard all about Eurovision since coming to England but never really checking it out, it strikes me that it would be as interesting as Dancing With The Stars which would be waay better if they dropped the Stars and just had Dancing hot babes. Anyway, Since Per brought it it up I thought I 'd have a look at a Eurovision winner compilation 1956-2010 on youtube

I got three observations...
oh my gawd
how do they decide with a straight face?
Celine Dion!???
There's ten minutes I'll never have again..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLQR5Jh70rw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLe-Kg8i ... h_response
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Re: Eurovision 2012

Postby Per » Sat May 26, 2012 1:43 pm

Fun fact: Engelbert Humperdinck, competing for the UK, is older than 22 of the nations competing.
Not the artists representing them, the actual nations. :thumbs:
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Re: Eurovision 2012

Postby Per » Sat May 26, 2012 3:48 pm

And Sweden wins, for the fifth time.
Still trailing Ireland, who have won seven times.

Well, not much compensation for either the Canucks failed cup run or Sweden being eliminated in the world championship quarter final, but we'll take it. :drink:
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