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Eurovision 2011
« 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. :-\
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 08:42:04 pm »
Thank whatever deity you please - I've given up Telly! Lucky escape I guess...

Kim

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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 08:43:42 pm »
^ This.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 08:48:38 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Szavq0lrFtg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Szavq0lrFtg&rel=1</a>
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #5 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.

Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #6 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!
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 08:55:34 pm »
Time to post the Eurovision Song Contest Drinking Game again!

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chris

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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #8 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!

Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #9 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.
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AndyK

Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #10 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. ;)

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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011, 09:38:45 pm »
Are they still growing cress on their heads?
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #13 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!
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Kim

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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 09:49:06 pm »
I usually have that problem with Eurovision.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #15 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.


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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 09:57:38 am »
Just saw this:
BBC News - Jedward reach Eurovision Song Contest final

I don't really care about it anyway but, oh… my… God!
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 11:46:50 am »
Graham Norton should have fun.  :)
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011, 12:13:54 pm »
Jedward got through but Dana International didn't :o
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2011, 12:28:27 pm »
You people are all this: bonkers in the nut.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2011, 12:37:44 pm »
I'm rooting for teh BRITISH entry

Actually, we should emulate <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/89LBNSX_vig&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/89LBNSX_vig&rel=1</a>
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2011, 03:12:51 pm »
I can't actually find video of Moldova's performance yesterday, but <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1aNK0L3XiYw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1aNK0L3XiYw&rel=1</a> from earlier is quite close, but they had more space for weirdness yesterday!

It's the same hats and unicyclist though!
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2011, 04:00:37 pm »
I can't actually find video of Moldova's performance yesterday, but <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1aNK0L3XiYw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1aNK0L3XiYw&rel=1</a> from earlier is quite close, but they had more space for weirdness yesterday!

It's the same hats and unicyclist though!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/dJYAenuVnQw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/dJYAenuVnQw&rel=1</a>

Eurovision gold! :D