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Old 15-05-2013, 00:58
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I've been a fan of Denmark, but as someone else posted on another site, its so smugly performed now that she might as well wear a t shirt saying 'i'm the winner'.
I thought tonights performance was arrogant, the silly little smirks, and the style and feeling of the original performance in the Dansk MGP has gone, i just felt that it was a bit disrespectful to the other countries, and i do think that the edge that Denmark had over other countries has actually gone, and they might get a shock on saturday, as certainly the Ukraine; Norway and Germany certainly have the potential to overtake them.
I actually think that the peformance in the semis was very sterile, always a performance by numbers....and i felt the presenters felt so too, hence the comment about the golden shower, as if they were anticipating the win.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:04
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I've been a fan of Denmark, but as someone else posted on another site, its so smugly performed now that she might as well wear a t shirt saying 'i'm the winner'.
I thought tonights performance was arrogant, the silly little smirks, and the style and feeling of the original performance in the Dansk MGP has gone, i just felt that it was a bit disrespectful to the other countries, and i do think that the edge that Denmark had over other countries has actually gone, and they might get a shock on saturday, as certainly the Ukraine; Norway and Germany certainly have the potential to overtake them.
I actually think that the peformance in the semis was very sterile, always a performance by numbers....and i felt the presenters felt so too, hence the comment about the golden shower, as if they were anticipating the win.
BiB 1- They weren't smirks, they were smiles. I think, like most of the performers, she's just genuinley thrilled to be there.

BiB 2- Ukraine's staging was a mess tonight, and they're odds are slipping. I think even Top 5 is beyond them now.

BiB 3- That comment was made by a guest on BBC3 (where smut is practically encouraged!), and that guest was Julie Zwhatever (I can't spell her surname)- a comedian and shock jock. Golden Showers are par for the course (so to speak)
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:07
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"Silly little smirks"? That's what's known as "smiling". A lot of performers do it you know.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:11
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agree with others... it's smiling...
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:15
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Emmelie and her crew were definitely happy to be performing and the reaction to them in the hall made them smile. The flute player at the start almost burst into a grin when the roar went up as he played the opening notes.

I suppose if there's a problem with the transmission on Saturday night they can always run the semi-final performance as it has winner's reprieve written all over it.

How much confetti have they got lined up for the winner if that's what they used for a semi-final performance?
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Old 15-05-2013, 03:30
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Emmelie and her crew were definitely happy to be performing and the reaction to them in the hall made them smile. The flute player at the start almost burst into a grin when the roar went up as he played the opening notes.
I loved that! And I loved that we could hear it that well, too.

My guess of the result.
1 Denmark
2 Russia
3 Ukraine
4 Estonia
5 Belgium
6 Belarus
7 The Netherlands
8 Ireland
9 Moldova
10 Lithuania
11 Montenegro
12 Austria
13 Slovenia
14 Serbia
15 Cyprus
16 Croatia
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Old 15-05-2013, 03:34
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While i woudn't say she was arrogant, there was something a bit presumptuous about the performance in general, like it was set up to be the winning performance
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Old 15-05-2013, 04:03
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While i woudn't say she was arrogant, there was something a bit presumptuous about the performance in general, like it was set up to be the winning performance
Yeah I can see why people would think that. It does feel like the reprise of a winning entry with all that shower of sparks and confetti falling around the stage.
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Old 15-05-2013, 04:12
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I'm not surprised if she is a little arrogant. When everyone for 3 months tells you that you're going to win, then you'll probably start to believe it.
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Old 15-05-2013, 07:03
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'Everyone' is a gross exaggeration. I normally don't like fan favourites as melodically they can be a bit bland for me, and this one is more about the production than anything I feel. Hope it doesn't win, unlike other recent ones like Fairytale and Euphoria.
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Old 15-05-2013, 08:33
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"Silly little smirks"? That's what's known as "smiling". A lot of performers do it you know.
Agree.

Couldn't see any arrogance in the performance; imo e.g. Ukraine seemed far more arrogant... Denmark would be so good a winner over the likes of Azerbaijan, Georgia and (god forbid) Russia. (Though Netherlands would be even better, but I doubt they have a chance...)
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Old 15-05-2013, 08:41
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She didn't seem to have much charisma I suppose, but people mainly just seem to like it for the arrangement (the overall sound), which is pretty typical with recent favourites.
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Old 15-05-2013, 08:43
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If you had a whole arena of people cheering for you, you'd smile a little bit! Emmelie is barely 20 years old, she's not a seasoned performer (especially in front of crowds as big as this) and I wouldn't blame her for being excited and overwhelmed.

I think perhaps you feel like they've somehow cheated by being the favourite to win - there's a lot of disproportionate spite coming out of social networks and forums over her, but she's just a girl. Give her a break!
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:11
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I must be the only one that finds the song boring, the lisp she sings with is annoying as well. It's maybe because I like the Swedish song so much.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:17
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I don't really like either. This song has a chorus that has the potential to get very annoying, annoyed me straight away. Most people though will only hear it once and may like the cheapness of its extremely simple tune.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:22
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I just thought it was disappointing, I get what the OP is saying, they were very confident and given the competition they knew they would qualify, I thought it was a great stage show, very pretty girl, but the singing and music was bland- though still in top 5 last night.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:26
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I just thought it was disappointing, I get what the OP is saying, they were very confident and given the competition they knew they would qualify, I thought it was a great stage show, very pretty girl, but the singing and music was bland- though still in top 5 last night.
I thought the competition was good, but their style of song wasn't really competed against, the other songs were in different styles to them. I wouldn't really say she was that pretty either, if that really matters.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:27
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only teardrops has really started to grind my gears. if it was drawn in the first part of the final it would have not won 100%... but of course it did.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:33
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only teardrops has really started to grind my gears. if it was drawn in the first part of the final it would have not won 100%... but of course it did.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:34
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Some really great singers last but pretty poor songs. Ukraine was the standout - very different to the rest of the stuff on offer - whilst Denmark was just boring. Ireland's obviously going for the gay vote with shirtless, tattooed, oiled-up go-go boys in leather! But Lithuania? WTF!
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:40
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I didnt find the Danish performance anything but enjoyable and i think she smiled and who wouldnt considering the crowd reaction she got. I think it has the winning sound to it and was the best on the night followed by Ireland and The Netherlands.

The confetti for Denmark i would say was decided by the Danish delegation but it certainly did look like it was the wining performance as thats usually the only time we see confetti.

While the Irish entry is great i dont think it stands a chance to win, from semi qualifiers The Netherlands are the only ones i can see upsetting Denmark for the win.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:43
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Ukraine was professionally done, she has charisma, though I found the melody more crafted than inspired.

I'd be surprised if Anouk was near the top, I thought it was likely she only just scraped through.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:44
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Old 15-05-2013, 15:44
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I would like to see the cute guy play the flute(What's that thing btw?) all day rather than hear her sing.
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Old 15-05-2013, 15:53
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I would like to see the cute guy play the flute(What's that thing btw?) all day rather than hear her sing.
The problem with that flute is that it can be still heard clearly whilst he is banging his drum later on! That doesn't make for particularly consistent miming, in my opinion.
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