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Post by Vektrix on Thu May 12, 2011 11:11 am

Eurovision is where the Nations of Europe plus Israel come together in "Song Contest". Afer all the countries have put forward their attempts voting begins. Each country (even those that dropped out at the semi-final stage) then has 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points to allocate to those that competed - they cannot of course give themselves points.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Vektrix on Thu May 12, 2011 11:11 am

Eurovision Song Contest Winners

Lys Assya - Refrain (1956: Switzerland)


Corry Brokken - Net als toen (1957: Netherlands)


Andre Claveau - Dors, Mon Amour (1958: France)


Teddy Scholten - Een Beetje (1959: Netherlands)


Jacqueline Boyer - Tom Pillibi (1960: France)


Jean-Claude Pascal - Nous les amoureux (1961: Luxembourg)


Isabelle Aubret - Un premier amour (1962: France)


Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann - Dansevise (1963: Denmark)


Gigliola Cinquetti - Non ho l'età (1964: Italy)


France Gall - Poupée de cire, poupée de son (1965: Luxembourg)


Udo Jurgens - Mercie Cherie (1966: Austria)


Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String (1967: UK)


Massiel - La La La (1968: Spain)


...and now for a four-way tie Laughing scratch Surprised

Lulu - Boom Bang a Bang (1969: UK)


Salome - Vivo Cantando (1969: Spain)


Lennie Kuhr - De troubadour (1969: Netherlands)


Frida Boccara - Un jour, un enfant (1969: France)


Yes, I know, all are pretty bad Help

Dana - All Kinds of Everything (1970: Ireland)


Severine - Un banc, un arbre, une rue (1971: Monaco)


Vicky Leandros - Apres Troi (1972: Luxembourg)


Anne-Marie David - Tu te reconnaîtras (1973: Luxembourg)


Abba - Waterloo (1974: Sweden)


Teach-In - Ding-a-Dong (1975: Netherlands)


Brotherhood of Man - Save your Kisses for Me (1976: UK)


Marie Myram - L'oiseau et l'enfant (1977: France)


Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta - A-Ba-Ni-Bi (1978: Israel)


Gali Atari and Milk and Honey - Hallelujah (1979: Israel)


Johnny Logan - What's another Year (1980: Ireland)


Bucks Fizz - Making your Mind up (1981: UK)


Nicole - Ein bißchen Frieden (1982: Germany)


Corinne Hermes - Si la vie est cadeau (1983: Luxembourg)

*Starts @ 1:50

Herreys - Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley (1984: Sweden)


Bobbysocks - La Det Singe (1985: Norway)


Sandra Kim - J'aime la vie (1986: Belgium)


Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now (1987: Ireland)


Celine Dion - Ne partez pas sans moi (1988: Switzlerand)


Riva - Rock Me (1989: Yugoslavia)


Toto Catugno - Insieme: 1992 (1990: Italy)


Carola - Fångad av en stormvind (1991: Sweden)


Linda Martin - Why Me (1992: Ireland)


Niamh Kavanagh - In Your Eyes (1993: Ireland)


Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan - Rock 'n' Roll Kids (1994: Ireland)


Yes, that's right - a hat-trick Surprised

Secret Garden - Nocturne (1995: Norway)


Eimaer Quinn - The Voice (1996: Ireland)


Katrina and the Waves - Love Shine a Light (1997: UK)


Dana International - Diva (1998: Israel)


Charlotte Nilsson - Take me to your Heaven (1999: Sweden)


Olsen Brothers - Fly on the Wings of Love (2000: Denmark)


Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL - Everybody (2001: Estonia)


Marie N - I Wanna (2002: Latvia)


Sertab Erena - Everyway I Can (2003: Turkey)


Ruslana - Wild Dances (2004: Ukraine)


Helena Paparizuo - My Number One (2005: Greece)


Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah (2006: Finland)


Marija Serifovic - Molitva (2007: Serbia)


Dima Bilan - Believe (2008: Ruissia)


Alexander Rybak - Fairytale (2009: Norway)


Lena - Satellite (2010: Germany)


Ell and Nikki - Running Scared (2011: Azerbaijan)


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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Vektrix on Thu May 12, 2011 11:12 am

The (strangely) Popular - those that did stupidly well in charts or were performed by well know artists.

Cliff Richard - Congratulations (1968: UK)


Cliff Richard - Power to all our Friends (1973: UK)


Gina G - Just a Little Bit (1996: UK)


Tatu - Ne'ver, ne boisia (2003: Russia)


What were they Thinking?

Odde Borre - Stress (1968: Norway) - Intriguing, and not in a LordRemington way.


Luciano Capurso & Hamo Hajdarhodžić - Jedan Dan (1968: Yugoslavia) - The Renaissance happened 400 years ago.


Fredi and Friends - Pump Pump (1976: Finland) - Definitely does not translate well, although the Supertramp style piano backing is noteworthy.


Jan Tikken - Mii Etten Mi (1978: Norway) - Just say no to those glasses and the composer.


Guildo Horn - Guildo hat euch lieb! (1998: Germany) - Living in the 80's.


Sameyakh - Happy Song (2000: Israel) - And there are no rules against this sort of atrocity?


Stefan Raab - Wadde hadde dudde da? (2000: Germany) - In case you wondered where Mike Myers got the inspiration for Goldmember.


Alf Poier - Weil der Mensch Zalt (2003: Austria) - Some Austrian Drum 'N' Bass?


Krassimir Avramov - Illusion (2005: Bulgaria) - Not an abysmal song, but the Dungeons & Dragons Convention was last week.


Zdob si Zdub - Bunica bate doba (2005: Moldova) - There is such a thing as too much going on at once and too quickly y'know?


Silvia Night - Congratulations (2006: Iceland) - Lady GaGa before she was famous.


LT United - We are the Winners (2006: Lithuania)


Verka Seduchka - Dancing Lasha Tumbai (2007: Ukraine) - Take me to your leader? Or is it proof the Crazy Frog should not procreate?


Sabastien Tellier - Divine (2008: France) - An airport luggage cart and a ridiculous beard does not cover-up the amazingly bad song.


Marko Kon & Milan Nikolic - Cipela (2009: Serbia) - So promising, until you see and hear the vocalist.


Jedward - Lipstick (2011: Ireland) - Seems they spilled hair gel on their collars.


Zdob si Zdub - So Lucky (2011: Moldova) - Yes, them again.... they replace dthe old and a drum with a pretty girl on a unicycle though.


That was a shock - Wowsers, actually quite good (IMO)

Baby Doll - Brazil (1991: Yugoslavia)


Gracia - Run and Hide (2005: Germany)


A Friend in London - New Tomorrow (2011: Denmark)


Right, after all that, we need an interlude - Yes, an interlude. Eurovision has an interlude to allow people to vote, or the juries (as it used to be) to decide on the points allocation. Only one interlude deserves recognition, and you'll be shocked if you didn't realise that in 1994 this is where it got it's International debut.

Riverdance (1994: Dublin Interlude)


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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Didzo on Thu May 12, 2011 11:27 am

Too much singing in English.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Vektrix on Thu May 12, 2011 11:35 am

Yeah, there used to be a rule about that. The earlier stuff (I am adding now) is very much in native languages except for the Austrian entry of 1966, which sounds a mixture of French and German scratch

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Arkanay on Thu May 12, 2011 6:18 pm

I also think there's too much singing in English going on in the current EuroVision. I suppose it's an attempt to make a wider ammount of people understand what they're saying, but I would much rather if each song was sung in its country's language, making it a better representation of its own nation that way.
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Post by Vektrix on Thu May 12, 2011 6:51 pm

To be fair, Ark, France until last year only selected songs sung in their native language. Also, Sweden and Finland have been doing songs in English since the 70's.

However, Most of the winners are Ok, but the vast majority of the songs in the Contest are quite laughable - Eurovision is mostly a joke in the UK, yet we still gtet annoyed when the voting is done Laughing

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by OneDeadSlime on Thu May 12, 2011 9:02 pm

Although I've missed the first semifinal and probably won't watch today, I'll probably do on Saturday... I like the contest, although most songs suck, even some of the winners (last year's was awful, actually).

Vek, what is the best position England has ever taken? Something like, 20th or something? Razz They don't always have such bad songs...
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Vektrix on Thu May 12, 2011 9:56 pm

The UK has won a few times, Slime Razz, 1997 was the last time.

To be honest, our entries suck epicly, as well as any "Political" voting that goes on. Obviously, I like the winner from 2006, but only Abba has done ANYTHING noteworthy after entering Eurovision The UK this year is represented by Blue, and it is an awful song.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Andeavor on Thu May 12, 2011 10:36 pm

Dear lord, looking at those clips, it's one horrendously bad haircut and outfit after another. I especially like the period between the 70s and 80 where they seriously thought they were fashionable.

But then again, nobody really was.

Back in 2000, Germany's resident jokester comedian and TV-presenter Stefan Raab showed up with this half slang/half gibberish song Wadde Hadde Dudde Da? (Was hast du da? - What do you have here?). It's definitely one for the worst list.



One of the reasons most countries use English songs is to appeal to a more international audience, given that a lot of their own artists also sing in English for the regular market.

For Switzerland, though, they've only had 5 German songs while the rest have always been French or Italian and for the past decade English.

Our current representative Anna Rossinelli looks like she might have a chance. It's such a feel-good song, a simple band and she doesn't rely on complicated onion outfits, flashy lights and colors or racy lyrics.


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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Damnagoras on Fri May 13, 2011 1:48 am

Vektrix wrote:Obviously, I like the winner from 2006...

Eurovision needs more of the heavier stuff Mr Green
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Red-Indigo on Fri May 13, 2011 2:28 am

The Eurovision, I find, is more of a political thing. I think you'll see us falling way behind this time round, based on political events.

Still, its fun to watch even if some of the songs are horrific.

I agree with Damnagoras and Vek over Lordi. My friend went and bought their 2 albums and burnt them for me back in '06 they are actually quite good if you can accept the humour in them ^^

Eurovision needs more of that, not necissarily 'heavier' stuff but more life and soul putting into the songs. Lordi gave a stage show, not just a song. While thats their performance style anyway, I still think more feeling could be put into some entries Razz

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Kevin92 on Fri May 13, 2011 2:33 am

how do you find the new song from Lena? in my oppionion it sucks! but not only a bit, NO it's coompletly crap.... the most germans hate this song, i think we'll loose so bad at home Facepalm

typical german... Surrender

so what do you think about the new song?
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by OneDeadSlime on Fri May 13, 2011 3:14 am

Realizes Lena is on Eurovision again.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

the old song sucked a lot. Let me hear this...

...

Well, all I can say for now is that the song isn't so bad after all. However, I doubt Lena's quality and also find it pretty annoying that they had to add that distinct sexual connotation :d
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Trick on Fri May 13, 2011 3:29 am

Both of Lena's songs suck, to be honest Kev :/
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Andeavor on Fri May 13, 2011 4:28 am

Lena needs to pick a dialect and stick with it. Her accent is all over the place.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Arkanay on Fri May 13, 2011 5:05 am

Red-Indigo wrote:
Eurovision needs more of that

Yeah, I agree. I would like to see EuroVision songs be more alternative, yet worked on, than the typical "EuroVision Song".
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Trick on Fri May 13, 2011 5:19 am

Andeavor wrote:Our current representative Anna Rossinelli looks like she might have a chance. It's such a feel-good song, a simple band and she doesn't rely on complicated onion outfits, flashy lights and colors or racy lyrics.


Sorry, but a chorus with "Na na na na" repeatedly is not my thing.

Greece have an interesting song...
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by OneDeadSlime on Fri May 13, 2011 5:20 am

Andeavor wrote:Lena needs to pick a dialect and stick with it. Her accent is all over the place.

Yeah!!!

@Trick, I haven't even heard it yet Embarassed
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Trick on Fri May 13, 2011 5:27 am

Laughing



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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Arkanay on Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 am

Greece is one of the few who has an interesting piece of work this year I've seen yet.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Trick on Fri May 13, 2011 6:50 am

Woot, Bulgaria pulled their song off nicely :')


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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Vektrix on Fri May 13, 2011 8:03 am

Lena's song last year was annoyingly catchy. I just think her voice does not suit singing in English. To back this up, my voice is unsuitable for singing in any language Laughing

Anyway, will work on the best and wort of the rest of Eurovision shortly.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Trick on Fri May 13, 2011 8:04 am

We didn't get through, however Moldova did Hunf

Proves how corrupt Eurovision and the music industry is today.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest

Post by Vektrix on Fri May 13, 2011 10:25 am

http://www.eurospore.eu/t1772-eurovision-song-contest#81018

Added some more interesting songs.

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