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Englebert and Eurovision

Post by gizzy » 24 May 2012, 15:48

Well, I never thought I'd find myself saying this, but that song Englebert is singing for the UK on Saturday is touching and beautiful, And he doesn't make a bad fist of it either. It's a slightly unusual sentiment.

I couldn't stick him at any price when he was younger. I thought he was smarmy, a greasy, spangly version of Tom Jones. I still wish he wouldn't sing "lurve" like that, though

I haven't heard any of the other entries (yet)

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Re: Englebert and Eurovision

Post by Feg » 24 May 2012, 17:02

Not heard the song (at least that I'm aware of) but I know what you mean about when he was younger :lol:

Give me Tom Jones any day - so much better looking since he ditched the hair dye.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 24 May 2012, 17:43

Well I'm afraid we could field Freddie Mercury in a duet with John Lennon and STILL nobody would vote for us....! But I agree, i like the Englebert song. And I used to like him years ago when i was small. i was a strange child. Still am...
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 28 May 2012, 08:15

As a program I enjoy it the majority of the songs were very good even the Rusky one was entertaining. The UK one was boring by comparison. if he had been song for an other country I would have not voted for it. Over the years its manly been upbeat jolly songs that have won. We have some good young talent in the UK and we should look at Eurovision to launch young talent.


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Re: Englebert and Eurovision

Post by markymark » 06 Jun 2012, 19:14

I sometimes think that how the song is song has very little to do with the overall scores. There is undoubtedly a political agenda there still but I also think that having an enjoyable song is a big part of the final decision too. Look at the six Russian grannies - I didn't get that one and sure look where it ended up on the leader board.

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Re: Englebert and Eurovision

Post by Gill the Piano » 06 Jun 2012, 20:58

Look how many east europeans rely on Russia for oil... :lol:
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Re: Englebert and Eurovision

Post by athomik » 06 Jun 2012, 22:50

markymark wrote:I sometimes think that how the song is song has very little to do with the overall scores. There is undoubtedly a political agenda there still but I also think that having an enjoyable song is a big part of the final decision too. Look at the six Russian grannies - I didn't get that one and sure look where it ended up on the leader board.
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