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    Should I give it a go?


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    I saw someone describe the Eurovision Song Contest as the Paralympics of music............
    #I♥CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casebearer View Post
    Most of what the Dutch have send in is utter crap but 2013 was different.
    Even when you send a song by the creator of Father Abraham and the Smurf song?

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    Just watched the thing and here's my opinion of the songs:

    1. Italy - 9.2 (12 points)
    2. Israel - 9.1 (10 points)
    3. Czechia - 9.0 (8 points)
    4. Cyprus - 8.6 (7 points)
    5. Ireland - 8.5 (6 points)
    6. UK - 8.4 (5 points)
    7. Moldova - 8.31 (4 points)
    8. Germany - 8.3 (3 points)
    9. Netherlands - 8.29 (2 points)
    10. Hungary - 8.25 (1 point)

    11. Finland - 8.2
    12. Australia - 8.1
    13. France - 7.9
    14. Bulgaria - 7.85
    15. Sweden - 7.81
    16. Norway - 7.8
    17. Lithuania - 6.9
    18. Estonia - 6.8
    19. Spain - 6.5
    20. Denmark - 6.475
    21. Serbia - 6.45
    22. Albania - 6.3
    23. Slovenia - 5.8
    24. Portugal - 5.7
    25. Austria - 4.9
    26. Ukraine - 4
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    A good sort of weirdness won the contest this year. Israel's winning entry was certainly strange and, for me, was easily the most memorable entry in the contest, but there were a few others that I liked better. This performance could have easily fallen into the "so bad that it is funny" category (and for some people it probably does), but I can't classify it that way because I thought it was actually well done. Netta is a charismatic and talented performer, and she was fun to watch. I suppose that, if you are going to do something strange and different, you should try to do it well. I probably would have voted for Estonia or Spain if I lived in a participating country, but I can't really argue with this win - it seems to be a good fit for contemporary Eurovision.

    I wonder... what is the story behind the walls of waving maneki neko? That caught my eye simply because it was something I never would have expected to see. I guess, with Eurovision, anything is possible.

    I'll comment on some of the others later when I have more time.

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    Should they start a EuroClassicalVision and then let all the non European countries enter...........

    Not sure how Israel would go voting for Wagner
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    How do Australians and Americans look at this EuroVision song contest. I guess that - apart from the often crappy music - they are also somewhat jealous of the enormous diversity of countries, languages and cultures in such a small continent. Please admit it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casebearer View Post
    How do Australians and Americans look at this EuroVision song contest. I guess that - apart from the often crappy music - they are also somewhat jealous of the enormous diversity of countries, languages and cultures in such a small continent. Please admit it!
    Short answer, No .

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    Cool Eurovision 2018 - Julia Samoylova - I Won't Break - Russia

    (Such a beautiful imperfect face... The song failed to qualify for the grand final.)



    From 2017 in Kyiv... As a child, Samoylova began losing function of her legs due to spinal muscular atrophy and has used a wheelchair since childhood. In 2017, she was banned from entering Ukraine for three years for violating Ukrainian law while entering Crimea in 2015, a region that was annexed by Russia in 2014. This prevented her from taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

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    I haven't read every post so it's possible someone has beaten me to this. I know that my geography is not all it could be but I'm struggling to place Israel and Australia in Europe. Perhaps there has been a seismic shift in world politics that I slept through. We should be told!
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    I was in Sweden during the last couple of days, and the amount of dead-serious, overblown attention this otherwise sensible nation gives to the show never stops to puzzle me.

    Now it´s time for some Pettersson, and then a bit of Stenhammar .
    Last edited by joen_cph; May-13-2018 at 10:11.

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    Does anyone remember this performance from Montenegro in Azerbaijan? Rambo is one of my favourite pop musicians, Zappa from the Balkans.


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    I watched the show in the background while my wife was watching it.

    For me the Israel song was by FAR the worst. I lost all faith in mankind when they won.

    For me, the Estonian woman was very impressive, even though I normally don´t like this kind of music. But, what a voice she has!

    As a metal fan, I also liked Denmark

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