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Off Topic => The Pub => Arts and Entertainment => Topic started by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 08:49:58 pm

Title: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 08:49:58 pm
What no thread yet ?

North Macedonia is my favourite so far but we are only seven in.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 08:56:35 pm
What, not San Marino then?


Na na na.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 08:59:04 pm
I am liking Slovenia. Boring to watch though.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 09:04:14 pm
We are about 5 minutes behind at the moment so just seeing Slovenia now.

I didn't know Mark Zuckerberg had Slovenian nationality.

Bloody hell this would be good for insomnia.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 09:07:58 pm
That is a cracking pair of pants on the Cypriot singer.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: StuAff on May 18, 2019, 09:12:47 pm
Not watching, but I hope Iceland win. That's my kind of song   :demon:
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 09:19:08 pm
That is a cracking pair of pants on the Cypriot singer.

She might need a bit of assistance getting those boots off though.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 09:21:42 pm
I'm still trying to work out if they are boots or if it is all a Euro-onesie.



I get the impression that Israel doesn't want to win again.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 09:24:43 pm
Nice to see that bloke from Aqua being employed again.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 09:28:37 pm
Iceland for the win !
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 09:36:03 pm
I'm sure the Estonian bloke is Chesney Hawkes.


Oh yeah, Iceland for the win.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 09:38:12 pm
I think Belarus have stolen the tune from Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl and the guitar riff!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 09:39:25 pm
We've nearly caught up. I am impressed with the Belarus dancers.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: andyoxon on May 18, 2019, 09:44:44 pm
 I've already forgotten the GB effort...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 09:50:13 pm
I liked France.

I think that's the first time they haven't sung purely in French.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 09:55:50 pm
Serbia upholding the bonkers Eurovsion dresses quotation which has been sadly lacking this year.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 18, 2019, 09:57:51 pm
Oh heck Switzerland have another Ed Sheeran alike song.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Basil on May 18, 2019, 10:00:59 pm
How far back do I need to go to see Iceland?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 10:03:31 pm
About halfway, just Google them it will be quicker.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Clare on May 18, 2019, 10:04:40 pm
Australia, Australia, Australia.


That was barmy.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 19, 2019, 12:14:51 am
Interesting that the UK people's vote tended towards EFTA countries, Norway and Iceland.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 19, 2019, 12:46:38 pm
I think Belarus have stolen the tune from Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl and the guitar riff!

They had some bloke playing bits of various songs on a solo piano on the Londonton news last week.  I was not paying much attention, so cannot recall which country the thieves were representing, but did wonder whether the rules allowed a thinly-disguised version of Tom Petty's Learning To Fly.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: fd3 on May 19, 2019, 03:28:53 pm
Interesting that the UK people's vote tended towards EFTA countries, Norway and Iceland.
They were the memorable/funny ones.  The UK normally votes much worse than that, so well done you!
Denmark were robbed!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Martin on May 19, 2019, 11:26:56 pm


 The UK should just give up on it everyone hates us!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Redlight on May 20, 2019, 09:44:41 am
I never used to watch this until we had a child.   Now, the best entertainment I get from it is watching my 11yo rolling around the floor in laughter at some of the entries.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: T42 on May 20, 2019, 01:18:28 pm
I never used to watch this until we had a child.   Now, the best entertainment I get from it is watching my 11yo rolling around the floor in laughter at some of the entries.

Try him on the 1960 UK entry: https://eurovisionworld.com/eurovision/1960/united-kingdom  :sick:


Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Martin on May 20, 2019, 10:36:46 pm
I never used to watch this until we had a child.   Now, the best entertainment I get from it is watching my 11yo rolling around the floor in laughter at some of the entries.

Try him on the 1960 UK entry: https://eurovisionworld.com/eurovision/1960/united-kingdom  :sick:

That's a lot better than Flying the Flag for you (2007; sorry not putting a link up FGFI) and not a hint of Shlage

I always got the impression that the UK always chose a deliberately crap song whereas the rest of Europe sent the best they could muster

whatever Iceland are on I want some....
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: fd3 on May 23, 2019, 04:22:36 pm
The UK should just give up on it everyone hates us!
The political element is actually a misconception - it's just that the UK songs are shit.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48334089?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 23, 2019, 05:13:20 pm
I reckon we should buck the trend to the English language, and have a song in Welsh.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 23, 2019, 07:11:10 pm
Wales did enter the 2018 Junior Eurovision. Cute kid. Eco-themed song. Lots of sequins. It still came last.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2shEsp9dIw
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: fd3 on May 23, 2019, 11:03:46 pm
Send a Welsh Choir - get round the rules of # of people on stage by using those fancy mirrors Russia had this year. 

Shoe in.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2019
Post by: pcolbeck on May 24, 2019, 04:06:49 pm
This year our entry wasn't very good. The guy who wrote it actually wrote a slightly better song and performed it for another country at Eurovision.  So ours wasn't even the best song by that writer at Eurovision 2019 never mind the best song.