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Eurovision 2022
« on: 07 May, 2022, 10:02:45 pm »
It’s on!
Semis Tuesday and Thursday, final on Saturday.
Who will come second to Ukraine? Will Royaume Uni make it half way up the table?

Soooo exciting!
Strange things are afoot at the circle K.

Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #1 on: 07 May, 2022, 10:09:52 pm »
Ukraine will win.
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Clare

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #2 on: 07 May, 2022, 10:19:11 pm »
This is going to be weird, Eurovision starting at 0700 on Sunday morning. So getting up early and NO ALCOHOL  :o not sure this is going to work.

Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #3 on: 08 May, 2022, 11:47:50 am »
I put £100 on Russia.  Got really good odds.
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #4 on: 09 May, 2022, 06:35:57 am »
The UK song is utterly dreadful.  Usually it’s a fair effort and it’s with a bit of a smirk about bloc voting and our unpopularity on the world stage that we begrudgingly accept the positions at the bottom of the table, but this year’s song is a truly terrible dirge.  Having said that, we might do all right!

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #5 on: 09 May, 2022, 03:17:51 pm »
Listening to (and watching) the official recap versions I spotted that Bulgaria hired British drummer Simon Phillips.

Each song seems to recall one musical period or another in the last 50 years.

The most ironic band name has to be REDDI as that is the brand name of a DI box used to plug instruments' cables into the sound system. The Danish band was miming, no cables, no wireless systems, nothing in the video.

Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #6 on: 09 May, 2022, 10:48:12 pm »
The UK song is utterly dreadful.  Usually it’s a fair effort…
Not sure we’ve been watching the same show!
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #7 on: 10 May, 2022, 04:01:09 pm »
Professor Larrington tells me that people have actually produced doctoral theses on voting patterns at Eurovision.  They should have let Russia play this year just for the LOLZ0RZ generated by Putin watching them getting nul points.
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #8 on: 10 May, 2022, 04:29:45 pm »
Professor Larrington tells me that people have actually produced doctoral theses on voting patterns at Eurovision.  They should have let Russia play this year just for the LOLZ0RZ generated by Putin watching them getting nul points.

No, Serbia would still give Russia a metaphorical reach-around and maximum points because something, something... Kosovo War...

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #9 on: 10 May, 2022, 05:25:38 pm »
I've given up trying to guess the winner, based upon whether I like a song or not! :-D

Currently the odds have Ukraine as winning easily, and Italy probably in second place. After that, the UK and Sweden are competing for third place, with it being anyone's guess about anything lower.

The Ukrainian song is fairly weird, although that's not saying much at Eurovision. It seems like a sort of blend of traditional folky music, pop and rap. The lyrics, at least in translation, don't seem to say anything very coherent, but that's hardly unusual for any song.

    Kalush Orchestra - Stefania - Ukraine - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2022
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #10 on: 11 May, 2022, 12:05:34 pm »
Ukraine coming in with Eurovision genius.
Not convinced that UK will make the top 10 - but this is more out of tradition than from hearing the song.  Still part way through semi 1.
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #11 on: 11 May, 2022, 05:40:43 pm »
The BRITON looks like he’s fallen through a wormhole from 1969*, which is A Good Omen, because “Boom Bang-a-Bang”.  Or something.

* So do I
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #12 on: 13 May, 2022, 11:37:56 pm »
They've done it again!  Typical Eurovision, a cracking semi 1 and then piss-poor semi 2; 10 going through to the final?  That's 5 more places than are necessary (and you still manage not to send San Marino through???  :facepalm:)
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Clare

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #13 on: 14 May, 2022, 09:08:15 pm »
I haven’t watched Eurovision sober for about 40 years. It is an interesting experience.

Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #14 on: 14 May, 2022, 11:08:38 pm »
What's going on,
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #15 on: 14 May, 2022, 11:11:26 pm »
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Deserved winners.
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Clare

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #16 on: 14 May, 2022, 11:28:32 pm »
OMG douze points from France!

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #17 on: 15 May, 2022, 12:56:36 am »
That was this:

A Weird.

Why bother having "Judges" if the whole thing can be easily overturned by a populist vote. Forget the judges...
How many votes were available to the public, compared with those available to the Judges.

Why the long pauses when announcing the country votes? Advert timing...?
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #18 on: 15 May, 2022, 12:57:21 am »
It was like a shit, but longer, browner, and shittier.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #19 on: 15 May, 2022, 01:00:06 am »
Let me guess, it was won by FOREIGNS, from Abroad.  MOAR ,,,,,,,,,, eU bUlLyInG!!!1!!2!
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #20 on: 15 May, 2022, 01:16:34 am »
We were pipped at the post by the public vote that voted for a country that has been devastated by a Special Military Operation.

I expected a Putin nuke to land, any minute, on the den of iniquity.  But it didn't.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #21 on: 15 May, 2022, 04:36:16 am »
Genuine question: does Eurovision organise any other televisual feasts apart from its Song Contest? I can’t recall watching the programme since either Sandie Shore or Lulu graced our black and white screens, but I was under the impression that there were other events produced under their name.
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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #22 on: 15 May, 2022, 06:52:20 am »
Still a tragedy that Latvia didn't make it to the final.
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Eurovision 2022
« Reply #23 on: 15 May, 2022, 08:39:47 am »
It seems a bit strange having Graham Norton as host of a programme that is so overtly political.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Eurovision 2022
« Reply #24 on: 15 May, 2022, 10:03:08 am »
Isn’t it enshrined in the Common Law of BRITAIN that Eurovision has to be presented by a joke comedy Irishman begorrah and, moreover, bejaysus?  They should get Dylan Moran to do it, in character as Bernard Black.
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