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Title: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 12, 2011, 08:39:23 pm
I just turned on the box (I wanted some background noise), and found that the Eurovision semi-final is being broadcast.

As ever it's a bit strange ...

So far I've seen Belgium with a technically impressive a capella arrangement, which I can't say I liked.

Slovakia had a couple of blonde hottie twins, which was nice eye candy.

Moldova was just downright weird, with a unicyclists, and pointed hats which made them look like some sort of strange garden gnomes. :-\
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Chris S on May 12, 2011, 08:42:04 pm
Thank whatever deity you please - I've given up Telly! Lucky escape I guess...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2011, 08:43:42 pm
^ This.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: clarion on May 12, 2011, 08:48:38 pm
For those unfortunate enough not to be able to watch the wonderful televisual musical spectacular that is Eurovision (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szavq0lrFtg)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: chris on May 12, 2011, 08:49:43 pm
Oh no! Young Zoe was flicking channels, one of my pet hates. I said to her "If you change channel again it's staying on that channel until you go to bed", and guess what she did? And guess what channel she flicked to? How long do I have to put up with this utter carp?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 12, 2011, 08:53:49 pm
And guess what channel she flicked to? How long do I have to put up with this utter carp?

It's the crapness that makes Eurovision a must see every year for me.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 12, 2011, 08:54:37 pm
I'm not strictly speaking watching it on the TV, I've got it streamed onto the secondary monitor of my PC at work, so I can still work on the primary monitor (or post on YACF!)

I see Israel has Dana International singing again!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 12, 2011, 08:55:34 pm
Time to post the Eurovision Song Contest Drinking Game again!

Eurovision Drinking Game (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/eurogame.php)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: chris on May 12, 2011, 09:14:12 pm
Oh no! Young Zoe was flicking channels, one of my pet hates. I said to her "If you change channel again it's staying on that channel until you go to bed", and guess what she did? And guess what channel she flicked to? How long do I have to put up with this utter carp?

Lucky escape - Zoe is so bored with it she's decided to go to bed!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 12, 2011, 09:26:00 pm
Oh Gods, Ireland had Jedward singing for them.  I can't say that I've ever seen them singing before.  I don't think I missed anything.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 12, 2011, 09:37:21 pm
Oh Gods, Ireland had Jedward singing droning while the backing singers carried the song for them.  I can't say that I've ever seen them singing before.  I don't think I missed anything.

FTFY. ;)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2011, 09:38:45 pm
Are they still growing cress on their heads?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 12, 2011, 09:41:57 pm
I am very very disappointed that I can't watch this year's. I stupidly agreed to go to Northumbria for a birthday shindig without checking the dates - if I'd realised it was Eurovision weekend, I'd have said no. I could record it and watch it on Sunday, but that's no fun.

What's blue and can't sing?

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 12, 2011, 09:45:40 pm
I may or may not see the final, since I'll be recovering from the FNRttC.  The chances are that even if I start watching it, I'll fall asleep part way through.  I'm not sure it'll be exciting enough to keep me conscious!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Kim on May 12, 2011, 09:49:06 pm
I usually have that problem with Eurovision.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Mike r on May 12, 2011, 11:34:55 pm
I love watching the eurovision. The trick is to be a little drunk and make sarcastic comments about the acts while you are dressed as your favourite act from the past.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Jaded on May 13, 2011, 12:45:05 am
I love watching the eurovision. The trick is to be a little drunk and make sarcastic comments about the acts while you are dressed as your favourite act from the past.

Rustles up his Sandie Shaw 'Puppet on a string' outfit.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Riggers on May 13, 2011, 09:57:38 am
Just saw this:
BBC News - Jedward reach Eurovision Song Contest final (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13384821)

I don't really care about it anyway but, oh… my… God!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: andyoxon on May 13, 2011, 11:46:50 am
Graham Norton should have fun.  :)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: clarion on May 13, 2011, 12:13:54 pm
Jedward got through but Dana International didn't :o
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 13, 2011, 12:28:27 pm
You people are all this: bonkers in the nut.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: clarion on May 13, 2011, 12:37:44 pm
I'm rooting for teh BRITISH entry (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/01/29/article-0-002E485E00000258-342_468x461.jpg)

Actually, we should emulate Portugal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89LBNSX_vig)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 13, 2011, 03:12:51 pm
I can't actually find video of Moldova's performance yesterday, but this recording (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aNK0L3XiYw) from earlier is quite close, but they had more space for weirdness yesterday!

It's the same hats and unicyclist though!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Thor on May 13, 2011, 03:28:20 pm
Jedward is/are Ireland's attempt to ensure they don't win.  They really can't afford to host it next time.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 13, 2011, 04:00:37 pm
I can't actually find video of Moldova's performance yesterday, but this recording (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aNK0L3XiYw) from earlier is quite close, but they had more space for weirdness yesterday!

It's the same hats and unicyclist though!


    YouTube
        - Moldova: "So Lucky", Zdob si Zdub - Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 2011 - BBC Three
   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJYAenuVnQw)

Eurovision gold! :D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 13, 2011, 04:54:26 pm
Jedward is/are Ireland's attempt to ensure they don't win.  They really can't afford to host it next time.

Good odds for Ireland to win tomorrow though - but UK might have a chance too  :o
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Billy Weir on May 13, 2011, 05:18:12 pm
Jedward.  Yeah.  Cool.  Yeah.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:05:40 pm
Well, the start beat the tack of many years, I'm impressed already I can tell you.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:12:43 pm
Has that woman got an Elmo skin dress on?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 08:15:46 pm
Has that woman got an Elmo skin dress on?


Looks like it!

Finland's lyrics are ace  :D Is everybody waving their lighters?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 08:17:58 pm
Finland's lyrics are ace  :D Is everybody waving their lighters?

What's the carbon footprint for that? Won't everyone think of the planet
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:19:06 pm
That Bosnian bloke is Eric Idle!

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 08:25:36 pm
I've just realised that the stage is a massive CDC  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:26:27 pm
You said that last year as well.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:28:19 pm
So far, so good! Bad. Good. Whatever!  ;D

(loving that Moldovan look, did they get through?)

Oh dear, lone crooning woman on now, I never like those.

The little caption in the corner telling me what country it is, is too small to read, and I wasn't listening to Graham...

Oooh, bum note!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:29:13 pm
Ow! Several bum notes I think.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 08:29:39 pm
That Lithuanian song sounds like a Disney power ballad.

Denmark were not bad.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:33:40 pm
Jedward!

I've never seen them perform....
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:35:03 pm
OK, here we go.

Why am I reminded of Piff, Paff, Poff?

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:36:27 pm
oh, it's so bad it's good!

Ireland trying hard not to win again, could backfire...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: welshwheels on May 14, 2011, 08:37:36 pm
OK, here we go.

Why am I reminded of Piff, Paff, Poff?


you love them really  ;D pair of numpty"s pride of ireland lol
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 08:38:41 pm
oh, it's so bad it's good!

Ireland trying hard not to win again, could backfire...

Exactly I think they've got a chance. There is something perversely cute about them.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:39:09 pm
They were terrible and therefore are probably going to get my vote this year.

 ;D

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:39:44 pm
Oh dear, the Swede is having trouble hitting some of his notes too. Or my hearing's gone wrong.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:42:01 pm
My hearing isn't good enough to notice.

 :-[


As an aside, which country is most likely to cause the collapse of the Euro by winning?

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:45:04 pm
Greece or Ireland I guess!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 08:45:58 pm
Oh dear, the Swede is having trouble hitting some of his notes too. Or my hearing's gone wrong.

The Estonian is having trouble keeping from being flat too.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:46:18 pm
Talking of Greece, here they are...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 08:48:46 pm
Oh bugger! I've run out of framboise. Time to crack open the wine I think...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 08:48:55 pm
Well, Greece are being upbeat and cheery this year, aren't they?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 08:50:30 pm
Well, Greece are being upbeat and cheery this year, aren't they?

That was bloody awful. Eurovision has begun! Here come popular Russia..
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:52:07 pm
Well, Greece are being upbeat and cheery this year, aren't they?

This is going to get very confusing Baggy, you and I on two Eurovision threads on different forums!

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:53:39 pm
Sadly Greece weren't truly bad enough to beat Jedward.


Holy cow, Russia are just crap

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:54:51 pm
Blimey, France have entered an opera!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 08:55:19 pm
Jesus! :o
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:56:16 pm
I think he's just got lost on the way to his day job at Les Mis.


Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 08:57:08 pm
Jesus! :o

He's got the hair certainly, needs to work on the beard...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 08:58:33 pm
Chuffy's comment: "Dougal sings Les Mis"  ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 08:59:21 pm
Italy - nice.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 08:59:53 pm
Why are so many countries making a concerted effort to mug the English language this year? :facepalm:
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:00:25 pm
Yeah, I like his see through piano.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 09:01:21 pm
Smoother than an oiled-up Berlusconi!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 09:01:30 pm
Ooh Italy have the makings of a song there!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:02:11 pm
I'm sure Eurovision wasn't this crap when I watched it as a kid. The kids are doing scorecards! Very funny.

I really can't work out what Italy it trying to achieve?

Loved Jedward though. Can't sing, borrowed one of Gary Glitter's old costumes, can't dance and even their backing singers were rubbish. They have to win - they just SO deserve to!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 09:05:30 pm
She could have turned the vibrator off before taking to the stage
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:06:53 pm
Why are so many countries making a concerted effort to mug the English language this year? :facepalm:

Because the winning songs tend to be sung in English.

Maybe the Irish organisers should have made Jedward sing in Gaelic.

 ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 09:08:37 pm
Why are so many countries making a concerted effort to mug the English language this year? :facepalm:

Because the winning songs tend to be sung in English.

Maybe the Irish organisers should have made Jedward sing in Gaelic.

 ;D

They would still sing off-key  :)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:11:19 pm
Here come the Moldovans...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 09:11:30 pm
She could have turned the vibrator off before taking to the stage

As my husband has just said 'like cats screwing'
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 09:11:54 pm
We came. We sang. We stank. :'(
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:12:22 pm
MOLDOVA!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 09:12:38 pm
Moldovan garden gnomes!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:12:50 pm
OH MY WORD!!!!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Martin on May 14, 2011, 09:13:57 pm
I didn't know Gong were from Moldova,,,
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:14:28 pm
Is it Mike Myers?!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 09:14:36 pm
The Jedward fan club?

YACf seems to have missed a sponsorship opportunity.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:15:06 pm
Oh. My. Word.

Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner.

 ;D

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: andyoxon on May 14, 2011, 09:15:52 pm
Moldova.  Class.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Tim Hall on May 14, 2011, 09:16:21 pm
Unicycling fairy FTW.

I'm sure I had a dream like that once.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:17:13 pm
Oh. My. Word.

Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner.

 ;D




We should all vote for Moldova!  If only we could somehow get the whole forum membership to do so automatically, just becuse they had a unicycle...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:18:46 pm
German entries have gone downhill since they started shaving their armpits. She also looks disturbingly like Posh spice. Is the song about child snatching?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:21:55 pm
Oh dear, stripes and tartan!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: chris on May 14, 2011, 09:22:45 pm
I thought you lot would have something better to do -

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/Capture.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Fab Foodie on May 14, 2011, 09:22:59 pm
German entries have gone downhill since they started shaving their armpits. She also looks disturbingly like Posh spice. Is the song about child snatching?


I liked her voice a lot and  actuallythought the song mildly interesting.

Is it me, or are all the acts particularly bland and lacking in kitch and camp this year?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:23:29 pm
Oh dear, stripes and tartan!

Tartan is just stripes that lost their way.

 ;)

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:24:30 pm
Is it me, or are all the acts particularly bland and lacking in kitch and camp this year?

Did you miss Moldova?

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:25:06 pm

Is it me, or are all the acts particularly bland and lacking in kitch and camp this year?

I wouldn't have called Moldova bland...

Bonkers yes. Bland no.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 09:25:12 pm
 actuallythought the song mildly interesting.
Is it me, or are all the acts particularly bland and lacking in kitch and camp this year?
Is that an example of being damned by faint praise? ;D

And did you not see Moldova?  8)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:25:22 pm
German entries have gone downhill since they started shaving their armpits. She also looks disturbingly like Posh spice. Is the song about child snatching?


I liked her voice a lot and  actuallythought the song mildly interesting.

Is it me, or are all the acts particularly bland and lacking in kitch and camp this year?

I'd agree. It does seem as though the sound mix is off as well. It's quite hard to hear the singers.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 09:25:44 pm
German entries have gone downhill since they started shaving their armpits. She also looks disturbingly like Posh spice. Is the song about child snatching?


Or sleeping with some random bloke/bird on holiday. Both possibilties crossed my mind.  ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 09:26:42 pm
That Austrian lass has got a cracking voice!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:28:32 pm
When you think that the song essentially represents the collective wishes of the country involved, where does this make you want to visit?

Moldova suddenly looks like it might be a really fun place to visit!!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 09:29:15 pm
...Greece is off my list!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:29:53 pm
When you think that the song essentially represents the collective wishes of the country involved, where does this make you want to visit?

I'll be avoiding Azerbaijan.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:30:27 pm
Well, the hats and unicycle got my vote.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 09:35:08 pm
Booking a ferry to Ireland  ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 14, 2011, 09:37:30 pm
That Austrian lass has got a cracking voice!

I thought they'd kidnapped and botoxed Barbra Streisand.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:38:05 pm
Aw, Iceland have a sad story, and a folky kinda thing.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:38:48 pm
Oh deasr an extra helping of cheese for Iceland.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 09:39:16 pm
Bless Iceland and that fabulous tribute to their friend.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 14, 2011, 09:39:53 pm
I didn't know James Corden was from Iceland.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:40:02 pm
Could Iceland afford to put Eurovision on? That might do well on sympathy voting coupled with it's not that bad.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 09:42:15 pm
Spain - scorchio!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 09:43:20 pm
Spain: nice to hear someone singing in not-English. Very Spanish beach hol.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:44:39 pm
Spain: nice to hear someone singing in not-English. Very Spanish beach hol.

It was, wasn't it?


Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 14, 2011, 09:45:21 pm
Well we're knackered if we win too, what with the Olympics next year… wonder how Europe will react to Eurovision coming live from the Kings Club on Canvey?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:46:19 pm
OOOOH! the Ukrainian has a sand artist with her.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 09:46:54 pm
Ukranie - The Eagle has landed!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 09:47:10 pm
Just for a second then I thought the Ukranian sand artist was going to draw a bum...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 09:47:35 pm
LOVE the sand art. Stop focusing on the singer, FFS!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:47:43 pm
Impressive visuals from the Ukraine.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 09:47:57 pm
I see the Ukranian singer has been dragged through an eagle backwards
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:48:09 pm
Ukranie - The Eagle has landed!

This is an ex parrott.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 09:48:26 pm
I want those feather epaulettes.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Fab Foodie on May 14, 2011, 09:49:27 pm
 actuallythought the song mildly interesting.
Is it me, or are all the acts particularly bland and lacking in kitch and camp this year?
Is that an example of being damned by faint praise? ;D

And did you not see Moldova?  8)
I kinda liked the Jerry entry and it had a different sound to it, so not faint praise.
Moldova was pretty silly, but so many of the acts seem like they've come straight out of Corporate.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 09:49:50 pm
LOVE the sand art. Stop focusing on the singer, FFS!
Yebbut what about the song?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:49:58 pm
I want those feather epaulettes.

Ideal for riding to work.

I saw a guy on a BMX wearing a cloak and an Evil Kenevil crash helmet recently
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 14, 2011, 09:50:29 pm
Do we have a Serbian mechanical lulu?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 09:50:59 pm
Whoah. Mental graphics from Serbia. Trippy, man.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:51:34 pm
Do we have a Serbian mechanical lulu?

It's a puppet (on a string).

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Vernon on May 14, 2011, 09:52:20 pm
The 60's have haves landed!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Fab Foodie on May 14, 2011, 09:52:53 pm
Lovin Serbia
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 09:53:53 pm
Graham wotsit on Georgia: "Well they say 'saving the best for last'. That doesn't apply in this case"

 ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:54:08 pm
That's an interesting dress.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 14, 2011, 09:54:17 pm
Yay ! Hi viz frocks  ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 09:54:38 pm
WTF is that Georgian woman wearing?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 09:54:59 pm
Light heavy metal from Georgia, and we're done.

Well, I've already voted for Moldova.

Now the fun starts.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 09:55:55 pm
WTF is that Georgian woman wearing?
A mini-maze.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 09:56:34 pm
Where is all that wind coming from?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 09:57:55 pm
Was that Stacy Solomon singing for Georgia?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:58:12 pm
That's an interesting dress.



Correction, two interesting dresses, or is the guitarist wearing a "coat"?

WTF is that Georgian woman wearing?

I quite liked it, if Issey Miyake had created it the V&A would be after it.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 09:59:35 pm
Well, I've mulled over the entries and voted for the most deserving cause.

 ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 10:02:25 pm
It has to be Moldova. Superb mix of oompah, punky dance and pointy hats.

Edit: if it's not Our Boys, of course  ::-)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 10:03:10 pm
Well, I've mulled over the entries and voted for the most deserving cause.

 ;D ;D ;D



Are right, so Ireland are f*cked then?  ;D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 10:03:22 pm
It has to be Moldova. Superb mix of oompah, punky dance and pointy hats.

and a faerie onna unicycle.

 :D

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 10:03:35 pm
If I ever go to Moldova, and they aren't wearing those hats, I will be disappointed.

Where IS Moldova?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: andyoxon on May 14, 2011, 10:04:31 pm
I was outnumbered and the other ao's opted to vote for Spain...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 10:05:31 pm
If I ever go to Moldova, and they aren't wearing those hats, I will be disappointed.

Where IS Moldova?

Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 14, 2011, 10:06:32 pm
If I ever go to Moldova, and they aren't wearing those hats, I will be disappointed.

Where IS Moldova?

Near Molvania (go google!)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 10:06:45 pm
Got to be Moldova - nutty as a tree full of squirrels. It's what Eurovision is all about  :D
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 10:06:57 pm
Well, I've mulled over the entries and voted for the most deserving cause.

 ;D ;D ;D



Are right, so Ireland are f*cked then?  ;D

Sorry  :-[, much as Jedward were excellently bad Moldova had it with a mix of song, costumes and a  faerie onna unicycle.

 :D

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 10:07:48 pm
Where IS Moldova?

It's in your head.

 ;D

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 10:08:48 pm
If I ever go to Moldova, and they aren't wearing those hats, I will be disappointed.

Where IS Moldova?

Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe)

I clicked that link and thought, yeah, Europe, thanks, that narrows it down...

Yeah, over to the right, I thought so.  A long way to go for a pointy hat.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 10:09:16 pm
Where IS Moldova?

It's in your head.

 ;D



It is now!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: alexb on May 14, 2011, 10:10:33 pm
If I ever go to Moldova, and they aren't wearing those hats, I will be disappointed.

Where IS Moldova?

Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe)

Actually any country with towns called Balti and Bender is worth a visit surely?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 10:11:20 pm
We'd get more votes if we would just bloody lay off invading places for just one year.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 10:12:07 pm
If I ever go to Moldova, and they aren't wearing those hats, I will be disappointed.

Where IS Moldova?

Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe)

Actually any country with towns called Balti and Bender is worth a visit surely?

Even better, I note the country is named after a river named after a drowned dog.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Fab Foodie on May 14, 2011, 10:13:06 pm
Graham wotsit on Georgia: "Well they say 'saving the best for last'. That doesn't apply in this case"

 ;D

Seemed like a proper Euro-entry to me!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Fab Foodie on May 14, 2011, 10:14:25 pm
If I ever go to Moldova, and they aren't wearing those hats, I will be disappointed.

Where IS Moldova?

Those hats are banned under UCI rules.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Woofage on May 14, 2011, 10:14:29 pm
I liked Ukraine's sand art. Song was rubbish though.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 14, 2011, 10:16:46 pm
Where IS Moldova?

Slightly further hubwards than Lancre.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 10:19:45 pm
The "half-time entertainment" could be a late entry for the comp itself.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 14, 2011, 10:21:05 pm
The "half-time entertainment" could be a late entry for the comp itself.

Well its better than the greek entry. And he's got hi-viz trousers
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 10:21:56 pm
Well, I've been reading up on Moldova, and it seems like a sweet little place. According to Wiki, it has the largest wine cellar in the world. The local version of brandy is called divin, but TB is on the rise due to underinvestment in health. And there's a picture of a Triumphal Arch.

There, everything you could need to know.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Baggy on May 14, 2011, 10:22:48 pm
Moldova sounds like a good place for a tour!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 14, 2011, 10:23:23 pm
Well, I've been reading up on Moldova, and it seems like a sweet little place. According to Wiki, it has the largest wine cellar in the world. The local version of brandy is called divin, but TB is on the rise due to underinvestment in health. And there's a picture of a Triumphal Arch.

There, everything you could need to know.

Is there an audax club? Any perms? What are the farcilities like? National cake?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 10:24:39 pm
Well, I've been reading up on Moldova, and it seems like a sweet little place. According to Wiki, it has the largest wine cellar in the world. The local version of brandy is called divin, but TB is on the rise due to underinvestment in health. And there's a picture of a Triumphal Arch.

There, everything you could need to know.

Is there an audax club? Any perms? What are the farcilities like? National cake?

The food section only listed 'typical eastern European food' like meat and potatoes.  There must be cake though.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 10:26:08 pm
Choose one from here:


Cakes (http://recipes.moldova.org/category/cakes-107-eng.html)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 10:26:42 pm
I think the female host looked better in the Elmo, that train is very architectural.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 14, 2011, 10:28:13 pm
Choose one from here:


Cakes (http://recipes.moldova.org/category/cakes-107-eng.html)

http://recipes.moldova.org/recipe/kitty-litter-cake-107-1659-eng.html (http://recipes.moldova.org/recipe/kitty-litter-cake-107-1659-eng.html) yum yum
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: andyoxon on May 14, 2011, 10:37:47 pm
Good grief - UK in 3rd place...  :o
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 10:40:41 pm
Good grief - UK in 3rd place...  :o

We were top of the board a few minutes before.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 10:43:18 pm
Ireland have caught us up!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 14, 2011, 10:43:40 pm
The YACF vote had an impact then!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Clare on May 14, 2011, 10:44:04 pm
Ireland have caught us up!

We only have ourselves to blame.

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 14, 2011, 10:45:06 pm
It used to be 'nil points' was the ultimate humiliation… now it is being beaten by Jedward.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: andyoxon on May 14, 2011, 10:48:37 pm
Ireland up to 3rd...  Nooooooo.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: her_welshness on May 14, 2011, 10:48:49 pm
It used to be 'nil points' was the ultimate humiliation… now it is being beaten by Jedward.

Quite. OMG they just got another 12 points.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: ed_o_brain on May 14, 2011, 10:52:42 pm
 the presenter from Azerbaijan has charisma!
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 14, 2011, 10:55:28 pm
Come on the votes for Moldova! I want to see next year's Eurovision coming from Ankh Morpork.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: andyoxon on May 14, 2011, 11:02:12 pm
Spain off the bottom slot...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: little miss mac on May 14, 2011, 11:05:52 pm
Moldova and Jedward neck and neck...
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 11:09:01 pm
Moldova and Jedward neck and neck...

Do you think, under those hats, the Moldovans had Jedward hair?
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 11:19:59 pm
So, next year, Azer... Azerbai...

That place I can't spell.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Itit Wifan-Ammer on May 14, 2011, 11:22:08 pm
Tha's all folks! Good night  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Arch on May 14, 2011, 11:23:56 pm
Good night!

Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Wowbagger on May 14, 2011, 11:35:25 pm
Gary Kasparov will be proud.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Jaded on May 15, 2011, 12:07:23 am
I voted for Azerbaijan.  :smug:
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Wowbagger on May 15, 2011, 12:09:04 am
I voted for Azerbaijan.  :smug:
I'd Baku to the hilt.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 15, 2011, 06:50:54 am
I have never been a fan of their music, or even their genre of music, but I feel sorry for Blue… they will forever be the Eurovision entry that was beaten by Jedward. That didn't even happen to Scooch.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 15, 2011, 03:04:03 pm
I'm a bit late, since I feel asleep through the entire live performance after doing the FNRttC, so have just watched it on iPlayer!  That did have the advantage of allowing me to fast forward through the boring stuff, and most of the voting!

Having seen the second semi-final, and the final, Moldova definitely won in the totally raving nutters category, although the competition wasn't as stiff this year, since Ireland didn't vote a glove puppet in as their competitor and went with Jedward instead, which wasn't (quite) at that same level of insanity.

The winner seemed a bit Meh to me.  If I had to pick a serious winning entry, there were a lot of others I would have gone for before Azerbaijan.  Having said that, who wants serious, Go go go Unicycling Fairy Garden Gnomes. ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Bledlow on May 15, 2011, 03:51:44 pm
Unfortunately for anyone intending to go there, Baku hotels are full of oilmen with large expense accounts, & therefore mind-bogglingly overpriced.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: spesh on May 15, 2011, 05:02:03 pm
Given the geographical location of this year's winner, any further expansion of the competition will require a more accurate name, such as Eurasiavision. ;)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Bledlow on May 15, 2011, 05:28:18 pm
Israel's been in it since 1973.

Any country in the European Broadcasting Area is eligible.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 15, 2011, 05:37:57 pm
The Euro in Eurovision Song Contest comes from the European Broadcasting Union, which is how states like Israel and Egypt take part in the contest when they're not actually in geographic Europe.

I don't believe Associate members of the EBU can enter the Song Contest, but if they could, then we could have US or Australian entries. :)

(Only Active members of the EBU can take part in the contest, and there are generally about fifty countries within this category, although it goes up and down as countries become (in)eligible to join, or in some cases, cease to exist, or come into existence as countries).
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Bledlow on May 15, 2011, 06:48:52 pm
Egypt's never participated. Morocco has - once.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: TimO on May 15, 2011, 07:15:37 pm
Egypt's never participated. Morocco has - once.

Oh, I've got a crummy memory, I thought Egypt had participated. (http://jakal.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~timo/smilies/doh2.gif)
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Bledlow on May 16, 2011, 02:10:16 pm
Apparently Lebanon almost did once, but there was an issue about the neighbour to the south. The Lebanese wanted to omit all mention of their participants from the broadcast (by scheduling of commercial breaks?), & were told in no uncertain terms that wasn't allowed. You transmit the entire programme, or nothing.

Tunisia was also close to participating, but didn't. I don't know if there was a similar problem.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: AndyK on May 22, 2012, 09:33:02 pm
Well Eurovision 2012 just kicked off with the first semi-final. Favourite for me so far is Austria with their 'Fuck him in the popo' lyric.
Title: Re: Eurovision 2011
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 22, 2012, 09:52:18 pm
I think it needs a thread of its own.