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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Eurovision 2013
« on: May 13, 2013, 01:19:59 pm »
I am this: already quite excited.

Have just arranged to go round to my colleague's house for the evening to watch it with his wife as she also takes it quite seriously believes there is no finer night of full on lunatic musical entertainment in the year. Must buy a bottle of Advocaat this week.  :D
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 05:44:15 pm »
I have my Advocaat. I am ready.
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Adam

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 05:59:46 pm »
Eurovision 2013 in the Arts and Entertainment section?  Not too sure about that.

Anyway, enjoy.
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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 06:50:19 pm »
Man I'm in love with the Ukrainian entry.
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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 07:06:11 pm »
Imo, it's way more serious than seems apparent to the casual observer (and certainly to those that take the pish!) It's not (just? even?) a campfest - knowingly or otherwise. Personally, I don't get it so can't buy into it but I certainly don't dismiss it.

To go on a bit, I think Terry Wogan et al didn't get it either, though they perhaps thought they did. I think there was an attempt by some to take this kind of patronising, lofty and irreverent view of it - as if they'd got a handle on it all and pigeon holed it.  So I found it rather funny when he began to be critical. It came over as sour grapes.

Generally speaking, I don't think the UK gets it either. It almost seems as though there are elements that reckon the UK ought win (because, I mean, they write the best songs don't they?), can't understand why they don't, so dismiss it all. I don't see a UK entry winning until they get with it, loose the attitude and take part.

....but it doesn't really matter!  ;D

Clare

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 07:39:32 pm »
We have cherry beer, Leffe Blonde, paprika Pringles, Mini Cheddars and white chocolate Maltesers, we are set.

 ;D

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2013, 08:15:23 pm »
Did Arch make the French woman's dress out of recycled inner tubes?


her_welshness

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2013, 08:17:44 pm »
Good song from France.

Clare

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2013, 08:19:59 pm »
The Lithuanian guy has a shoe called Spain?


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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2013, 08:20:51 pm »
The Lithuanian guy has a shoe called Spain?

Its shockingly shit!

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2013, 08:22:55 pm »
It was slightly less shit in the semi-final.

The Moldovans have a volcano in their set.


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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2013, 08:26:02 pm »
It was slightly less shit in the semi-final.

The Moldovans have a volcano in their set.

Or a lady being set alight.

Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 08:33:43 pm »
We're shuttling between Ken Bruce's commentary between the songs and the main audio, as the R2 feed is a bit out of synch, it's worth trying for his sardonic slant.You have to getthe box up on the top right and pres 1, then shuttle.

Clare

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 08:34:08 pm »
The wedding woman reminded me of the Italian politician who had been a porn star.


her_welshness

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2013, 08:36:58 pm »
Chris de Burgh has made an appearance.

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2013, 08:41:31 pm »
They were rather impressive eyebrows weren't they? I imagine they will branch out to a career of their own after this.

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2013, 08:42:41 pm »
GLITTER BALL  :D :D :D


her_welshness

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2013, 08:43:52 pm »
The Belarus lady is Holly Vallance 'Kiss Kiss'.

Clare

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2013, 08:44:52 pm »
Ken Bruce's description was "Think Katherine Jenkins in a lap dancing club".


her_welshness

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2013, 08:47:43 pm »
France and Malta my faves so far...

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2013, 08:55:11 pm »
Eurovision needs a new rule: you can only sing in your country's language(s). 

Wouldn't mind fewer dancers, too.
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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2013, 08:57:10 pm »
Malta had a cute singer and a ukelele.

Judging by the semis my faves are going to be Switzerland and Romania as long as they both got through.

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2013, 08:59:07 pm »
Armenia's really is shit which is a shame as Tony Iommi should have created something much better.


her_welshness

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Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2013, 08:59:58 pm »
OOOOh I loved Germany's entry - EUROVISION GREATNESS  ;D

Re: Eurovision 2013
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2013, 09:03:14 pm »
Malta had a cute singer and a ukelele.

Judging by the semis my faves are going to be Switzerland and Romania as long as they both got through.

Blimey, you're looking closely!

It's a bit samey this year isn't it? Bland, uncomplicated, obvious melodies, and with a few exceptions they're all singing in Ingerlish, as though they're taking it seriously. Not like back in my day when the songs were tuneless rackets and you couldn't understand a word they were saying.

Go Romania! Now we're cooking!
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