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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by kebabselector » 13 May 2009, 23:29

I only used to watch it for Wogan's commentary.

Also I do enjoy the political voting, it's a guessing game you can play with a map of Europe to hand.

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by markymark » 13 May 2009, 23:35

Yeah... with the Balkan countries clearly in view!

I don't generally watch the Eurovision semis, usually because I never know when they are on!

Did they advertise it?

I'm kind of surprised that UK is entering at all.

Never mind, given our location, if Ireland does well this year, we can jump on their victory band wagon! :lol:

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by Moonlight » 14 May 2009, 15:05

dave brum wrote:Well, it's that time of the year again!

Are we ever going to see any singer-pianists (remember Jan Teigen from 1978?) ever again?
I think Andrew Loyd Webber is going to play the piano for the song he composed, so it will be him and Jade performing. I will watch that that bit and some others but not the whole thing.

Euro Vision clashes with that BBC 2 program 'The Birth of British Music' so I'm going to watch BBC 2 then some Euro Vision.

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by markymark » 14 May 2009, 17:00

I can't believe the Eurovision is on this weekend!

I'm in Birmingham all weekend for a lot of networking and meet and greet...

...and will probably end up missing it!

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by markymark » 14 May 2009, 23:48

We are going across for church related connections though...

Birmingham will never be the same again! :lol:

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by sparkley » 15 May 2009, 12:52

I love Eurovision, even though the voting is always political and most of the songs are rubbish!! I actually really like our entry this year. When I first heard it I wasn't that impressed, but then spent the rest of the day singing it! I'm not sure if it will win though. I always try and guess which song will win and never manage to get it right! Although its a shame that Terry Wogan will not be commentating I think Graham Norton is a good replacement and should be very entertaining :-)

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by Barrie Heaton » 17 May 2009, 10:05

For me it was Iceland who I favoured as a song Norways song reminded me of puppet on a string upbeat and lively a good foot tapper. The German one was good but they should have dropped the dominatrix girls The French and UK ones were too cats like but we did better then the last few years

The show was very entertaining the sets ware eye-catching and its one of the few I have watched it all
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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by sparkley » 17 May 2009, 10:50

I think we did really well this year! I personally didn't like the Norway song and was quite surprised that it won! I liked Turkey, I thought their song was very catchy.

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by sparkley » 18 May 2009, 13:40

dave brum wrote:I thought Jade Ewen was a perfect ambassador for our nation, and Lord Lloyd Webber too (unlike the swarms of unintelligent Sun-reader Brits that go to Europe solely to get kali-ed and behave like retarded subhumans). I wish Jade well for the future, although I often wonder what happened to Andy Abraham, who represented us last year in Serbia.
Agreed!! I think she's great. To go from a 'normal' person off the street to performing in front of millions of viewers in less than 6 months is fantastic.

I don't think anything came of Andy Abraham. He's a really nice guy though. I think he went on tour after he was on X-Factor, but not done anything since Eurovision.

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by markymark » 21 May 2009, 22:41

My entourage and body guards would have made it impossible for you to get near me!

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Re: Eurovision 2009

Post by markymark » 31 May 2009, 13:54

I listen to UK's entry song for the Eurovision. It was alright but obviously written with a simplicity of language and musical openess so as to make it translatable into other languages.

Jade did a fantastic performance of the song. Brilliantly embellished and pitch-perfect for most of the song on the show night.

Having said that, I don't believe it was a 1st place holding song.

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