I have only heard the danish entry and i think it's very boring, but it was written by the people behind XFactor Denmark so what do you expect? But i hope they do resonable anyway cause the band is a group of very nice youngsters who are a joy to follow. They went to Azerbaijan 2 weeks ago to make sure they had time to see the country too and not just to sing. That is what i call travellers spirit.
I think the Russian grannies are awful and they are not even flashing their knickers!
we have been forbidden to watch it because of human rights abuses in aberzijan (sp?) we are very politically correct and we are not allowed to use hairpsray or have an air conditioner or watch eurovision
But you were still allowed to vote for John Howard if i am not mistaken.
well you know not me - my vote was taken away from me for all sorts of complicated reasons it turns out that i have been voting all these years illegally so if they have known that the political history of australia would have been quite different my one vote would have tipped the balance quite another way - if they had known i was an illegal
well i am actually happy that i was told in no uncertain terms on sternly letter headed paper that i had no right to vote - i had always struggled because the suffragettes had given so much to get women the right to vote so i really felt i should make an effort - and it was such an effort as soon as they took my right away i floated away light as a leaf suffused with ineffable relief i no longer had to listen to politicians the only one in australia you could listen to without wanting to vomit was bob brown - and alas he has just retired
anyway i am sure eurovision is great - like the film festival in the phillipines that dear imelda oversaw - but my husband has decreed - human rights abuses - so that's that
brisbanetimes.com.au/world/e... this doesn't quite get it but husband saw a mini doco about families being forced from their homes so the auditorium for the eurovision contest could be built SO like dear Imelda's attempt to get a film festival going in the Phillipines
I have been told there is live streming of the event on this link: www.eurovision.tv
I did see some of the semi-finals and the best to me was the song from Finland …but they did not make the finals. It was song in Swedish, as the singer was from the Swedish minority in Finland, so for ones it was understandable for me what the Finns where singing. Them out of the race I opt for the Russians.
This is not about the best song Allan and has never been. It´s a feakshow where we all love eachother.
Why on earth do you think I like the Russians if it was not for just that reason -the worst ones to me is the ones that really looks like they think it is otherwise.
People who think the eurovision is about voting for a good song are a misguided as people who think that the little mermaid is a must see when in Copenhagen.
My favourite is the Danish entry Claus! The singer (it's a girl) reminds a bit of Jewel (it is a singer if somebody doesn't know).
Just watched the grannies. I enjoyed them better this time.
Flashing knickers? what is the world coming to? I can see before my eyes that 2 boy 2 girl image where they ripped off the short skirts. For the life of me I cannot remember the group. I can hear the song in my earworm. Jen, now what is this. You are telling me that you are forbidden to vote? In what context?
Sue; It's probably the Cyprus entrant. Ivy???? It's a girl.
Brotherhood of Man Sue.
Oh, you were taliking about a group entrant looong agooo!!! I was a kid then.
nah not the brotherhood, something like You gotta take it SLOW.... dammit. I'd be no good in a pub quiz. Two guys and gals, blondish, shiny satin costumes, skirts in electric blue I think, then the guys ripped them off in a twirl to reveal sort of leotards.
The Turkish song is horrible.
I've just seen the Irish singers. No comments. At the moment, my favorites are the Spanish and the Russian grannies.
I won't go in to a rant again this year about how awful this contest is, the biased voting (and I know the UK gave Ireland lots of points) and so on. I just wish the UK could walk away from it. As the richest man in the contest I don't think Englebert will be too bothered he came second last as he flies back to his American mansion.
Bucks Fizz Suet? Answer to your question and offering you a (virtual drink)!
The voting didn't surprise. Somehow it's a relief not to host the contest next year ;)
Thanks Fugu ;-)
The last time I watched 'Eurovision' must have been about 30 years ago. I'm glad the Hump didn't win. Justice has been done in that one of the few countries which can afford to host the whole fiasco next year will do so. Mind you it just means that those 'hard working' people at the BBC will get a jolly in Sweden.
I liked the Serbian entry the most :-) Loved the way the two girls were playing their instruments and posing against each other, and the way the were approaching the singer & then walking across behind him! Nice touch. The Russian entry was refreshing & very upbeat. That made it endearing. The Spanish entry was the most elegant. Loved the way she was draped - like a sari in many ways!! Perhaps we can all expect a new fashion now.. ? ;-)
First time I've seen the contest in many decades. Talk about the political alliances, voting for friends and neighbours. I 'voted' for Sweden, Cyprus and Norway by listening, rather than watching. First and Last so it shows how good I am at judging. It's time they stopped holding that competition, it's a farce.
Fully agree - quote from Ken Bruce from the BBC - "here is the Danish votes - that will mean full points for Sweden". Just so typical of so many countries.