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    Quote Originally Posted by russul View Post
    i liked the song from begium this year :)
    Eurovision song contest 1990 - Philippe Lafontaine (Belgium) - Macédomienne (My Macedonian woman)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD3t7p00XiY

    Translation:

    My Macedonian woman

    When she cries, it's the whole Adriatic
    Who breaks out in her eyes
    When she sleeps, it's not far from Ohrid
    She dreams on the edge of the beautiful blue lakes
    I see her again, a little girl on bare feet
    With rain in her hair
    In her house, on the earthen floor
    She has left the illusions of all her games

    Which she wants to keep to herself
    She has the charm of Macedonian women
    It's vital that I love her, that I hold her
    Whatever you may do or think
    But she is more beautiful
    Those who don't believe me, let them come
    They will see how much I have and that she is mine
    You can shout, you can cry, you can laugh
    But certainly not at her

    When she sleeps, it's at the bottom of the hill
    That she does with my body what she wants to
    She's a sunflower that emigrated into the vines
    In the middle of the arid and making flames of any fire
    A gipsy(rom) cry hidden in her murmurs
    She lives love without denial
    When she fights from the top of her wounds
    She pretends everything
    She mocks the gods

    Too many desire her
    She has the charm of Macedonian women
    It's vital that I love her, that I hold her
    Whatever you may do or think
    But she is more beautiful
    Those who don't believe me let them come
    They will see how much I have and that she is mine
    You can shout, you can cry, you can laugh
    But certainly not at her.

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    Let's just call it Eurovision Trash Contest.

    I don't take it serious, for years and years already.

    In The Netherlands there is a lot of music talent, but "democracy" decides what artists go to the Contest.
    And that's why it's always a lot of nothing. No quality.
    Talented artists don't necessarily have to be the darlings of the majority of the public.

    It's like cooking Chili con carne. It should have lots beef in it, and be hot and spicy.
    And only a little bit of beans.
    Look what supermarkets sell... What the public asks for.
    It isn't hot nor spicy, it has a lot of beans (cheap).
    And they even suggest you to add chicken meat!!!!

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    The contest is a joke.

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    Are you seriously telling me no one actually watched the show?

    Best 'Euro Pop' song of the night was.....Sweden!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-OjwrJtRr0

    As with most things the Scandinavians seem to be very good at this kind of thing, Finland and Norway recent winners.

    I have to say on a negative note I thought the show on a whole was a clear illustration of the effect of Americanisation on Europe. The standards each contestants are trying to emmulate are those set by the American pop industry. There were far fewer Euro dance anthem or the more crazy entries that you would have seen in the past. The winning song was so anglo-american in sound it could easily be played on radio here without anyone batting an eyelid as to its origin. Whether this cultural realignment is a good or bad thing I don't know.

    Winner very 'anglo-american'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qimiNmQsSs

    I was glad to see Moldova keeping the spirit of Eurovision alive
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKhRAcAUMQ

    Only in Europe!

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    Is Azerbaijan really part of Europe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edao View Post
    Are you seriously telling me no one actually watched the show?

    Best 'Euro Pop' song of the night was.....Sweden!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-OjwrJtRr0

    As with most things the Scandinavians seem to be very good at this kind of thing, Finland and Norway recent winners.

    I have to say on a negative note I thought the show on a whole was a clear illustration of the effect of Americanisation on Europe. The standards each contestants are trying to emmulate are those set by the American pop industry. There were far fewer Euro dance anthem or the more crazy entries that you would have seen in the past. The winning song was so anglo-american in sound it could easily be played on radio here without anyone batting an eyelid as to its origin. Whether this cultural realignment is a good or bad thing I don't know.

    Winner very 'anglo-american'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qimiNmQsSs

    I was glad to see Moldova keeping the spirit of Eurovision alive
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKhRAcAUMQ

    Only in Europe!
    Add to this that the composer of the Azerbaijani song was a Swede
    But you are right, nowadays it is hardly distinguishable from the MTV-Awards. The winner's song sounded like a mixture out of Rihanna and Coldplay. The Moldovan artists always reminded me a little of the early Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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    Can someone tell me why is Azerbaijan and Israel in Eurovision?

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    It is true that the Eurovision Song Contest has gone beyond the simple television phenomenon, the fact that Israel and other non-European countries to compete in Eurovision should be based on relations between the European television stations with those of other non European countries, and that in turn cause surprised that transcends the merely Eurovision TV is like the snake biting its tail, what was before the chicken or the egg?

    By the way here in Spain for years has been rumored to be TVE not want to win the Eurovision Song Contest, is the inference we draw from recent issues TVE being sent to the festival, yesterday was the poor girl Galician third from bottom, no surprise with a topic as stupid as that represented us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valmir View Post
    Can someone tell me why is Azerbaijan and Israel in Eurovision?
    Because this show is hosted by EBU, the European Broadcasting Union. Here you can see the members of the the union:



    Theoretically, also North African countries like Libya or Egypt could participate.

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    In the 1950s, as a war-torn Europe rebuilt itself, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)—based in Switzerland—set up an ad-hoc committee to search for ways of bringing together the countries of the EBU around a "light entertainment programme".
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    Membership of the EBU goes beyond that of Europe as you can see on this map.

    The contest is meant to be a bit of fun bringing people together, I wouldn't get too caught up in the title, it's kind of missing the point.

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    Like some exotic country participating in Eurovision, winning Isrrael with abanibí a boebé, means : te quiero amor, was a success, it is interesting and gives a touch of color and unity among peoples, for that reason be great if our youth could hear the different languages and not a singing festival in its 99% in English subject that standardizes and impoverishes the festival. We have a national language Spanish and internationally, and our children are all South Americans looking on with eyes wide open and we can not sing in English, would be disappointing for our children and ourselves.

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    I think it's so funny how seriously some countries take the competition, considering it's where good music goes to die. I switched it off after 3 songs this year, because I simply couldn't take any more!

    And yeah, it's just really annoying all of the politically motivated voting, it's one of the many reasons that the UK does not take it seriously, that and the fact that the UK have a long established history of making worldwide popular, good music.

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    Here are a few bits of gossip about Eurovision 2012.

    Arrgghh. - Jedward will be representing Ireland again.

    Bizzarre - Austrian band Trackshittaz will perform Woki mit deim Popo

    Pretty boys - Belarus will be represented by Litesound singing We are the heros.

    Its all shaping up to be another missable episode of love thy neighbour

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    This year the young Andalusian represent Spain in Eurovision is called Pastora Soler. The song is not already selected.

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    Spain already has song for Eurovision. A great song, better voice, do not be impressed by the unpresentable Euphoria, or old age redido fall on stage, it is not their grandmothers, are elderly women equally unknown.

    It is a festival of song, if they have no voice, eliminate them. A word to the small countries of the East: Please watch the fireworks, the stage can get hot! and believe me in the West is unlikely to be surprised and almost anything.


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    2012 Remember that Eurovision is a festival of song, not a grotesque euphoria festival or a party of amateurs in a nursing home and decide their vote and if they find a better option than Pastora Soler, vote, although I do not think are.





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    Congratulations Sweden!

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    Congratulations, Sweden and Russia first second, as predicted from the first day, the winning song may well have been a film soundtrack in any of 007, of 1979, perhaps? although it is late at least has come in time for Eurovision. Spain will continue to send voices and quality issues thus making an excellent representation and thereby exposing the back room of the European Festival of no-Song.

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    Pastora Soler was IMO the best and should have won. I remeber thinking that German guy (Roman Lob) should not even bother going on stage after her as he does not have much of a voice or song but then he finished in better place than her.

    I am glad that Bosnia gave Pastora 5 points (should have been more) but find it disturbing that 24 countries gave her nothing.

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    Here is her performance in Grand Final:


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    It seems the contest is losing a lot of its kitsch, that was its trademark for so long. In the good old days, a bunch of friends of mine used to meet and give our own marks, all in a wash-out of national drinks (my Belgian roots being very appreciated by my fellows emptying the St Feuillein...). That is about the amount credit you can give to this lame contest... the European Football championship will hopefully be more interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haustor View Post
    Pastora Soler was IMO the best and should have won. I remeber thinking that German guy (Roman Lob) should not even bother going on stage after her as he does not have much of a voice or song but then he finished in better place than her.

    I am glad that Bosnia gave Pastora 5 points (should have been more) but find it disturbing that 24 countries gave her nothing.
    Days prior to the contest Pastora Soler in a radio interview and said he knew he would not win the contest, referring no doubt to the other interests other than the prevailing in Eurovision song. But what is surprising is the amount of poor quality issues that have been in a better position than Pastora Soler and it's something obvious, or better yet, to the ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    Days prior to the contest Pastora Soler in a radio interview and said he knew he would not win the contest, referring no doubt to the other interests other than the prevailing in Eurovision song. But what is surprising is the amount of poor quality issues that have been in a better position than Pastora Soler and it's something obvious, or better yet, to the ear.
    nations with large emigration such as Serbs, Turks, Albanians, Romanians typically go better on voting than others.... next are countries with big minority in neighbouring countries.... not many people from Spain live abroad....

    but its not just that... there are good songs that do not pass for average people voting....there is also regional similarity in tastes...


    i would mention songs of Slovakia and Switzerland that didnot pass semi-finals but were better than most songs that entered the finals..

    Slovakia

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    btw. why is there limit to single video per post?
    at least 2 should be allowed

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    This also happens in football where teams from countries, including Israel, that are geographically in Asia are allowed to enter the European Champions League.

    However, on Eurovision, here's the 'offical' line:

    "Eligibility to participate is not determined by geographic inclusion within the continent of Europe, despite the "Euro" in "Eurovision" — nor has it anything to do with the European Union. This explains the inclusion of Israel in the Contest, despite its not being a part of geographical or political Europe. In 1980, Morocco — a North African country — participated in the Contest"

    Basically, just because a competition has Euro in the title doesn't mean that only countries actually in the continent of Europe can enter!

    Lets hope some more metal monsters like Lordi win again this year!!

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