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Greece wins Eurovision Contest!!!!
Old 21st May 2005
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Greece wins Eurovision Contest!!!!

First time ever....in what...40 yrs?

04 was great with the Football cup but 05 looks even better
Old 22nd May 2005
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United Kingdom, nil points.

Well, not quite! But jeebus...

I really liked the Latvian song, albeit a bit sentimental but not bad.
Old 23rd May 2005
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Boys I really hate our song but: Switzerland on the 8th place

but most importantly we're ahead of the germans

Jo
Old 23rd May 2005
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Well, Romania ended up on the 3rd place. This is the first time when some succes actually happened.. .And the guyz with the barells are friends - there's some beer to flow as soon as they come back.
Old 23rd May 2005
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Get ready to be Wig Wam'ed!

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Old 23rd May 2005
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I saw those guyz from Norway here in Bucharest - pretty wicked, ha? I bet "The darkness" will not be so impressed..
Old 23rd May 2005
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Congrats, but I am a Javine fan.... she reminds me of one of the Ikettes (dancers for Tina Turner, I saw them with Ike & Tina when I was about 14 - it made a LASTING impression!)
Old 24th May 2005
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Norway ruled. I thought we'd win though but we didn't even finish in the top 20 I think.

No offense ppl, but I think there's too big a difference between the west and east (particularly the north-west) of Europe for this ever to become interesting again. The eastern countries all have weird, foreign-sounding songs and we've all got the stuff WE like. And since there's a ****load of ppl living in the east, this competition will never again be what it once was...an annual competition in good (and a tad bit too commercial) classic pop craftsmanship. Since a lotta these recent countries came into the picture, the fun's gone out of it.

I just don't get these weird eastern tunes...I just don't. It's lot a put-down, I just don't get it.

BY THE WAY...who was that gangster-wannabee hip-hop-thingie guy? heh
Old 24th May 2005
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Congrats to Greece!

Well, the Eurosong voting is local-patriot act anyway heh ...

All Nordic and Baltic countries will vote they neighbors, all Balkan states will do the same, etc... Which kind of explain why UK, France, Germany, etc are going to have a hard time in the future if the rules don't change.

And Andorra’s 12 points has the same weight as, let's say UK, France, Russia or Germany.

BTW, Javine had the very eastern flavored song (listen to the oriental string arrangement!).

Cheers!
Old 25th May 2005
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That's because that's all the rage nowadays, it seems.

I think the small countries with virtually no music export are the ones most proud of finishing in the top segment. Gives them self confidence, I guess. But this contest is and has always been an evening of crap, no matter where it comes from :0)

By the way, the chick who sang for Greece is SWEDISH! heh
Old 25th May 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by petsematary
But this contest is and has always been an evening of crap, no matter where it comes from :0)
heh heh heh thumbsup
Old 25th May 2005
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I'm sort of shocked the Eurovision song-contest is discussed here

Cheers Julian
Old 25th May 2005
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Easyest way to pick the winner is to select the WORST song!

Jules
(I am not bitter)
Old 25th May 2005
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It is sad when you think that the Eurovision Song Contest used to be an opportunity for the song writers of Europe to show their best work and the standard was such that it was a real 'competition'.

Nowadays the music seems to have dropped to 'lowest common denominator' tripe.

Imagine if Abba entered the contest nowdays as a new group, would they still win with all the political voting that now takes place??

Cheers,
Rich
Old 25th May 2005
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What amaze me is that 150 MILLION people watched EUsong final that night !!

150,000,000
Old 25th May 2005
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By the way, the chick who sang for Greece is SWEDISH!
Yes, her nationality is...both her parents are Greek.

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It is sad when you think that the Eurovision Song Contest used to be an opportunity for the song writers of Europe to show their best work and the standard was such that it was a real 'competition'.

Nowadays the music seems to have dropped to 'lowest common denominator' tripe.
I agree. However the countries that phonetically their language didn't sound good had no chance anyway. Now almost everyone sings in English.

...It is kind of a joke...but its still exciting to watch... heh
Old 25th May 2005
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KIND OF a joke?
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