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Maleth
30-03-15, 18:53
Australia taking part this year? That is something really new. Maybe we see Canada next year? I mean Celine Dione already won it for them in 1988.....in the name of Switzerland of course :). I guess because of the interest it generates and the majority of the population is related mostly to European countries. Im not too familiar with the demographics but it seems like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD8K6kFzBos

Maleth
30-03-15, 19:06
not sure if it will be a winner, but its a really good song


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AySBxupaOnQ

Angela
30-03-15, 19:45
Who are the finalists, Maleth? I haven't been following it.

Maleth
31-03-15, 07:18
these are the Participating countries Angela, I think Australia is a guest but will be participate in the vote.



Albania
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
FYR Macedonia
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Malta
Moldova
Montenegro
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Australia (guest)


Times of the shows


Live Show, 19th of May, 21:00

Semi-Final 2
Live Show, 21st of May, 21:00


Grand Final
Live Show, 23rd of May, 21:00

The big 5 (Spain, Germany, Italy, The UK and France) are always automatically in the final because they are the biggest EBU contributors.

If you put Eurovision songs 2015 in youtube search you will get a playlist of all songs, which only allows individual songs to post
,.

Angela
31-03-15, 17:44
Thanks Maleth...since Italy didn't compete for years I didn't keep up with it much. I'm more of a San Remo girl. :smile: That's not to say that I like most of the offerings there, either.

The five guaranteed finalists:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eniaB0xchTY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-g92hNNbPQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TEpHTVWXnM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG_WJU2s5ho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG_WJU2s5ho

Yetos
31-03-15, 19:57
?????

What Happened?

Italy is back in Eurovision?



Well personally I voted Lordi in the past, and I enjoy it much,

this year I might vote 'Punks not dead' you can guess who :laughing:


Although I believe that Ukraine or Hungary might win,

Maleth
31-03-15, 20:11
?????

What Happened?

Italy is back in Eurovision?

Its been back since the last three years 4 years, 5 with 2015 included.

Maleth
31-03-15, 20:16
Thanks Maleth...since Italy didn't compete for years I didn't keep up with it much. I'm more of a San Remo girl. :smile: That's not to say that I like most of the offerings there, either.




Well the Eurovision is a San Remo creation :smile:. I am still sussing out all the songs, and I think im getting close to a favourite. My favourites do not mean much as they usually never win haha.

Angela
31-03-15, 20:41
Well the Eurovision is a San Remo creation :smile:. I am still sussing out all the songs, and I think im getting close to a favourite. My favourites do not mean much as they usually never win haha.

From what I can see on the comments, people think the voting is usually for allied or neighboring countries. Is that true? That would be a shame.

Maleth
31-03-15, 20:42
Favourite ballad:- Russia - Million voices (of course they have to be very careful not to get two men together in video because they will get arrested for promoting homosexuality according to Putin's gay propoganda laws :rolleyes2::rolleyes2::rolleyes2:.... but two women is ok, will not end you up in jail. Great song never the less.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBVY7Glcd84

Favourite Dance:- Sweden - Heroes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhfLQrw3Sss

Most talented:- Italy - Grande Amore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1f6o1HQBvg

Most refreshing:- UK - Still in love with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eniaB0xchTY (somehow reminds me of 'On again Off again Malta's entry in 2004 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbKBo7QhwcI

Over all favourite:- Belgium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV2b3L1K6_c

Maleth
31-03-15, 20:50
From what I can see on the comments, people think the voting is usually for allied or neighboring countries. Is that true? That would be a shame.

Yes its very obvious neighbors vote for each other, most obvious are Spain and Portugal, Greece and Cyprus, Scandinavian countries and believe it or not BALKAN countries like ALBANIA GIVING 12 POINTS TO SERBIA :grin: But in all fairness the best songs always do prevail. Another thing is the general taste for a particular genre of music is different in all regions, so there are always a couple that seem to go down well across the board.

Yetos
31-03-15, 21:34
Yes its very obvious neighbors vote for each other, most obvious are Spain and Portugal, Greece and Cyprus, Scandinavian countries and believe it or not BALKAN countries like ALBANIA GIVING 12 POINTS TO SERBIA :grin: But in all fairness the best songs always do prevail. Another thing is the general taste for a particular genre of music is different in all regions, so there are always a couple that seem to go down well across the board.

yeah

the 4 12 points of Scans
the 5 12 of ex-Yugoslavia
and the 6-9 of ex-Ussr

!!!!!!


and strangely at most countries, half points are by people votes, 1 E in Greece
and other Half from a comittee!!!!!!!!!
no it is strange,
since the year with the lowest comittees and max of voting
the most freehttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png (http://www.eupedia.com/forum/) Eurovision, was won, by who?
BY THE PEOPLE, and not by the 'comittee'

Athens 2006 The most Freehttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png (http://www.eupedia.com/forum/) Eurovision, with less comittee votes, what Europeans hear that year,
away from Woman legs and t***, and pretty boys with slim characteristics


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAh9NRGNhUU&spfreload=10


Next year Eurovision officers forced a non rock-metal policy, and most countries votes were 50% by a 'comittee'
isn't that strange?
but after realize and start to open mind,
and allowed the Austrain to finals, even win!!!
that is why I will vote Finland this year again!!!!
Punks not dead

Maleth
31-03-15, 21:39
yeah

the 4 12 points of Scans
the 5 12 of ex-Yugoslavia
and the 6-9 of ex-Ussr

!!!!!!

Not sure what you mean.....but I have a feeling you are right? :confused2: :grin:

Maleth
31-03-15, 21:48
Next year Eurovision officers forced a non rock-metal policy, and most countries votes were 50% by a 'comittee'
isn't that strange?
that is why I will vote Finland this year again!!!!
Punks not dead

Lordi song was a good one (except for the masks). I think it was much better then this years, although it might get a good number of 'sympathy' votes (so to speak)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR6BixXmo08

Yetos
31-03-15, 22:06
Lordi song was a good one (except for the masks). I think it was much better then this years, although it might get a good number of 'sympathy' votes (so to speak)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR6BixXmo08


yes Lordi song was good,
but poor as metal, design for Eurovision,
this year Finland song is the first Punk song ever been in Eurovision,
but Punk musigue runs for more than 2 decades Europe, and eveb travel to USA,
so even if late, I believe a Punk song must win once,
and offcourse not British
since both movements start from there, but never went to a Eurovision contest, with that flag.
although in Britain, and generally in Europe, climb the charts and even broke the limits sometimes,

Disco music had its best in Eurovision, especially with 1979 Germany,
It was like a boney M at their best, and even better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2bvPzvFlP8&spfreload=10

Maleth
31-03-15, 22:36
yes Lordi song was good,
but poor as metal, design for Eurovision,
this year Finland song is the first Punk song ever been in Eurovision,
but Punk musigue runs for more than 2 decades Europe, and eveb travel to USA,
so even if late, I believe a Punk song must win once,
and offcourse not British
since both movements start from there, but never went to a Eurovision contest, with that flag.
although in Britain, and generally in Europe, climb the charts and even broke the limits sometimes,

Disco music had its best in Eurovision, especially with 1979 Germany,
It was like a boney M at their best, and even better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2bvPzvFlP8&spfreload=10

I used to enjoy some punk, sex pistols were ok but Adam and the ants were my favourite punk group. It would not be my choice, but if Lordi were able to win, I have no doubt that a punk song can do it too. Eurovision is quite unpredictable these days and has become 'bi polar'. I think its good.

Angela
31-03-15, 22:36
All I got out of these last bits is that Yetos doesn't want to look at women's legs and pretty boys singing.

Speak for yourself, Yetos.:smile: I'm sure plenty of people want to look at both...heck, even I like to look at pretty boys singing...it's better than looking at ugly boys singing. :grin:

Ed. Sorry, just good humored teasing. No insult intended.

Yetos
31-03-15, 22:37
Anyway

for the Statistics

the Hero of Eurovision ever is Johny Logan, an Irish Composer with 3 wins!!!!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSXx7-EceBA&spfreload=10


while the group with the biggest succes are ABBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XPiUGtdIzk&spfreload=10

Yetos
31-03-15, 22:42
All I got out of these last bits is that Yetos doesn't want to look at women's legs and pretty boys singing.

Speak for yourself, Yetos.:smile: I'm sure plenty of people want to look at both...heck, even I like to look at pretty boys singing...it's better than looking at ugly boys singing. :grin:

Ed. Sorry, just good humored teasing. No insult intended.


oups I got caught!!!!
Yes I like monsters!!!!!!

it is a show, ok, a show must satisfy both, eyes and hears,
nice t*ts is a good view,
but is a song contest, not a show contest, so it must please my ears, not my eyes, :angry:
anyway, many times in Eurovision the stylistic costumes were such .... that many cabaret women would envy :grin:
or the dancers had such muscles, that Arnold Schwarzenegger would fenvy.

anyway Russia has a fantastic song,

Maleth
31-03-15, 22:49
oups I got caught!!!!
Yes I like monsters!!!!!!

it is a show, ok, a show must satisfy both, eyes and hears,
nice t*ts is a good view,
but is a song contest, not a show contest, so it must please my ears, not my eyes, :angry:

relax take a deeeeeeeeeeep breath and close your eyes :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pGsx9KLJxw

Yetos
31-03-15, 22:53
anyway to go more with Statistics.

many famous, and I mean famous, did not manage to win the contest,

I think the artist with the most perfomances was a woman from Malta, or Andora in the decades of 70's
a tremendous singer, with tremendous abilities in vocals, little bit fat, if I remember correct.

anyway, now days people prefer to sing in national language or English,

this is from ESC (European Song Contast) Mother of Eurovision,
at that time people prefer to sing in Francais or Italian


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD4ib9-laGY&spfreload=10


France Gall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cv9NIzGmSI


(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cv9NIzGmSI)

Maleth
31-03-15, 23:04
anyway to go more with Statistics.

many famous, and I mean famous, did not manage to win the contest,

I think the artist with the most perfomances was a woman from Malta, or Andora in the decades of '70s 80s
a tremendous singer, with tremendous abilities in vocals, little bit fat, if I remember correct.

I think you mean Chiara, quite obese but sweet. She came second and third, Malta will never win, came second twice and third twice, one of them should merited a win for sure, at least we won juniour euro festival last year.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv8GmwcfR9A

Yetos
31-03-15, 23:26
that is to tease Angela, and Italians

Angela which you prefer? Insieme or spaggeti al dente?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H-TbwiadFs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRDVQT_MT-o&spfreload=10

Maleth
31-03-15, 23:29
France Gall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cv9NIzGmSI


(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cv9NIzGmSI)

what memories....used to love this one in French came joint first with Sweden


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxEBAoCZIw

Yetos
31-03-15, 23:41
yeah
ten years favorite was


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap-s8igxU0Q&list=RDap-s8igxU0Q&spfreload=10

hope
31-03-15, 23:45
I haven`t yet heard all the entries but from the few I have heard I like Norway, Serbia and this years entry from UK is a catchy tune. However, I think Germany has a great song and if Anne Sophie sings like this on the night, I think she will do well. [Hope it is okay to post from this years entries, if not please remove or I`ll edit]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27VYOAEsC6U

Yetos
31-03-15, 23:53
@ Hope

If you expect UK to winhttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png (http://www.eupedia.com/forum/),
better split BBC to 4
BBC English
BBC Wells
Scottish
N Irish,

you will get for sure 4*12 = 48 points

hope
31-03-15, 23:58
@ Hope

If you expect UK to winhttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png (http://www.eupedia.com/forum/),
better split BBC to 4
BBC English
BBC Wells
Scottish
N Irish,

you will get for sure 4*12 = 48 points
That might be more than we got last year...:)

Maleth
01-04-15, 07:35
yeah
ten years favorite was

Thats a nice one too. I like this one from the old eurovision too Winner from 1975 for Holland, the usual typical happy eurovision songs of the time :smile:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI78Bqp6z6g

Maleth
01-04-15, 07:44
I haven`t yet heard all the entries but from the few I have heard I like Norway, Serbia and this years entry from UK is a catchy tune. However, I think Germany has a great song and if Anne Sophie sings like this on the night, I think she will do well. [Hope it is okay to post from this years entries, if not please remove or I`ll edit]

:good_job: hope, in fact we are supposed to discuss this years entries, but ended up with nostalgia , which is great. In fact I will change the title of this thread to Eurovision 2015 and more :grin:. Yes I liked the one from Germany and Norway. I think there are quite a few I like this year too. Slovenia is another one, great rhythm too. You said something sensible. How important it is to have a good performance on the night as some of them do sound nothing like the record when sung live.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5JIY7qgzgU

hope
01-04-15, 20:30
:good_job: hope, in fact we are supposed to discuss this years entries, but ended up with nostalgia , which is great. In fact I will change the title of this thread to Eurovision 2015 and more :grin:. Yes I liked the one from Germany and Norway. I think there are quite a few I like this year too. Slovenia is another one, great rhythm too. You said something sensible. How important it is to have a good performance on the night as some of them do sound nothing like the record when sung live.

There seems to be more ballads this year and I haven`t noticed the usual odd outrageous entry..or maybe I missed it?
Yes, the overall quality is pretty good and there are a few in particular, if they perform well on the night, which should pick up points. The first time I heard the song from Germany, I didn`t much care for it, then I found the version I posted here and it`s grew on me...
Re. thread title, it is fine I don`t see a need to change. I just wasn`t sure if we were posting this years entries...now had I been more attentive and actually read the title, I wouldn`t have had to ask...
Here is one I remember from 2011 because it stuck in my head for ages...Dino Merlin...[ you`ve got to like how they play the instruments without even barely touching them...:laughing:]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S-3MLe3ouY

Maleth
02-04-15, 07:55
There seems to be more ballads this year and I haven`t noticed the usual odd outrageous entry..or maybe I missed it?
Yes, the overall quality is pretty good and there are a few in particular, if they perform well on the night, which should pick up points. The first time I heard the song from Germany, I didn`t much care for it, then I found the version I posted here and it`s grew on me...
Re. thread title, it is fine I don`t see a need to change. I just wasn`t sure if we were posting this years entries...now had I been more attentive and actually read the title, I wouldn`t have had to ask...
Here is one I remember from 2011 because it stuck in my head for ages...Dino Merlin...[ you`ve got to like how they play the instruments without even barely touching them...:laughing:]

haha looks like magic. Not very good at miming are they? Dont recall that song tho, its a good one. This years odd one is Finland with the punk song. If they won with Lordi and heavy metal, they might do it all over again. Its the one that Yetos and myself were debating :).

This is my favourite British entry ever and a winner way back in 1997


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJWnM21JUB8

Maleth
02-04-15, 08:11
Anyway

for the Statistics

the Hero of Eurovision ever is Johny Logan, an Irish Composer with 3 wins!!!!!!




But the best Irish winner of course was:-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q33ieZK_GvY&list=RDq33ieZK_GvY#t=107

hope
02-04-15, 22:37
But the best Irish winner of course was:-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q33ieZK_GvY&list=RDq33ieZK_GvY#t=107
Yes,this was a good one. I have the version by Celtic Woman in my playlist Maleth.....really nice.

Maleth
06-04-15, 22:23
Yes,this was a good one. I have the version by Celtic Woman in my playlist Maleth.....really nice.

I know they say the original is always best but I think Celtic Woman version is a better one....nice indeed

Sweden seems to be the favourite so far with Italy and Estonia 2nd and 3rd

http://eurovisionworld.com/?odds=eurovision_2015

hope
07-04-15, 15:42
Sweden seems to be the favourite so far with Italy and Estonia 2nd and 3rd
It`s certainly way up the polls for favourite...be interesting to see how it does. It`s the Eurovision, anything could happen, one of those songs no-one has took much notice of could clean up on the night...It wont be any I have picked..I can make that bet and know I wont lose..:smile:

Maleth
07-04-15, 17:31
..I can make that bet and know I wont lose..:smile:

Dont worry it happens to me all the time, and my favourites never seem to win :grin:. Off to Poland in a few hours, I think I will give internet a break. Be back next week.............

hope
07-04-15, 18:42
Off to Poland in a few hours, I think I will give internet a break. Be back next week.............
Have a nice week..:smile:

Maleth
14-04-15, 22:45
Have a nice week..:smile:

Thank you hope, it was great!

Angela
14-04-15, 23:05
Thank you hope, it was great!

Welcome back. :)

Maleth
14-04-15, 23:10
Welcome back. :)

Thank you Angela, good to be back :)

hope
15-04-15, 11:29
Thank you hope, it was great!
Sounds like someone had a really good time....:smile:

Maleth
15-04-15, 15:01
Sounds like someone had a really good time....:smile:

Exceeded expectations :wink: :smile:

hope
15-04-15, 19:38
Exceeded expectations :wink: :smile:
I knew you were sounding rather cheery....:laughing:....

Maleth
24-05-15, 02:24
Favourite ballad:- Russia - Million voices (of course they have to be very careful not to get two men together in video because they will get arrested for promoting homosexuality according to Putin's gay propoganda laws :rolleyes2::rolleyes2::rolleyes2:.... but two women is ok, will not end you up in jail. Great song never the less.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBVY7Glcd84

Favourite Dance:- Sweden - Heroes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhfLQrw3Sss

Most talented:- Italy - Grande Amore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1f6o1HQBvg

Most refreshing:- UK - Still in love with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eniaB0xchTY (somehow reminds me of 'On again Off again Malta's entry in 2004 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbKBo7QhwcI

Over all favourite:- Belgium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV2b3L1K6_c

so the eurovision song festival is over and Sweden takes the crown. It was a good song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-msutN_OkU4

Russia was second and Italy 3rd.

Angela
24-05-15, 02:39
so the eurovision song festival is over and Sweden takes the crown. It was a good song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-msutN_OkU4

Russia was second and Italy 3rd.

You were up way too late, Maleth!:smile:

I like Belgium's song....sort of "Lorde" like, and more "depth" than most of these songs. I really like the U.K. entry too. Too bad they didn't do better.

I'm surprised that Il Volo went that far...not in the same mold as most of these songs. It wasn't hard to be the most talented, however, because unfortunately most of these people can't sing! At least the Swedish singer was nice to look at, though. :grin:

Maleth
24-05-15, 03:15
You were up way too late, Maleth!:smile:

I like Belgium's song....sort of "Lorde" like, and more "depth" than most of these songs. I really like the U.K. entry too. Too bad they didn't do better.

I'm surprised that Il Volo went that far...not in the same mold as most of these songs. It wasn't hard to be the most talented, however, because unfortunately most of these people can't sing! At least the Swedish singer was nice to look at, though. :grin:

I know I know....But just thought I would complete this thread with the news :). Belgium was my favorite and did not fair bad (5th I think). Anouk from Netherlands was my favorite last year and ended same position. We all thought grande amore would do well as they gave a good performance and sounded good too. Russia was in the lead for a long while but results changed with the last 10 countries i think. Well its just a show, lots of gossip and enjoyed it too :)

Pax Augusta
24-05-15, 15:12
From what I can see on the comments, people think the voting is usually for allied or neighboring countries. Is that true? That would be a shame.

Yes, that's true.

arvistro
24-05-15, 22:30
This is my Eurovision all time favorite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOsmEO_osXQ

In general I always like my neighbor :P country Estonian songs. Especially when in Estonian, one of the most beautiful languages in Europe and World. To my ear.

Maleth
25-05-15, 09:29
In general I always like my neighbor :P country Estonian songs. Especially when in Estonian, one of the most beautiful languages in Europe and World. To my ear.

I presume different regions have different musical preferences too, it could be a reason why neighbors vote for each other. However there are a number of songs that seem to appeal across the board.

knjaz Milos
28-05-15, 23:04
I presume different regions have different musical preferences too, it could be a reason why neighbors vote for each other.

yes, I believe that is big part of it. In addition, especially in countries that used to be one country, people often already know musicians that compete for neighboring countries.
Another aspect is national majorities and immigrants that tend to vote for their country of origin because of reasons above but also as a way to feel and express patriotic feelings.