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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #175 on: May 14, 2011, 11:23:56 pm »
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #176 on: May 14, 2011, 11:35:25 pm »
Gary Kasparov will be proud.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #177 on: May 15, 2011, 12:07:23 am »
I voted for Azerbaijan.  :smug:
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #178 on: May 15, 2011, 12:09:04 am »
I voted for Azerbaijan.  :smug:
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #179 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.

Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #180 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:
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #181 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.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #182 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. ;)
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2011, 05:28:18 pm »
Israel's been in it since 1973.

Any country in the European Broadcasting Area is eligible.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #184 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).
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #185 on: May 15, 2011, 06:48:52 pm »
Egypt's never participated. Morocco has - once.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #186 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.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #187 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.
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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #188 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.

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Re: Eurovision 2011
« Reply #189 on: May 22, 2012, 09:52:18 pm »
I think it needs a thread of its own.
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