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Old 04-07-2013, 10:36
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....Ireland had chosen this in 1999 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu9EkezNzzA



...Germany had chosen this in 1996:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFPQbnraeVg


....the United Kingdom had chosen this in 1987:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ27ZL2D2VQ
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:38
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(I might post more of these classics as and when I find them )
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:55
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We will be having a best National Final song contest soon
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:19
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......Estonia had selected this in 1999
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rdMxMUqF_Q
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:19
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We will be having a best National Final song contest soon
There's no way anyone could describe these as "best" to be fair
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:26
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There's no way anyone could describe these as "best" to be fair
Your selection from UK 1987 definitely isn't the best of anything - it probably would have given us our first nul points at the time!
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Old 04-07-2013, 13:27
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One last entry for today. It's Tony Christie (yes. Tony Christie)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGpvZ062504
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Old 04-07-2013, 16:17
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....Ireland had chosen this in 1999 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu9EkezNzzA



...Germany had chosen this in 1996:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFPQbnraeVg


....the United Kingdom had chosen this in 1987:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ27ZL2D2VQ
Doona would have got the same result as The Mullans. "When You Need Me" was the best of a very bad bunch.

"Surfen Multimedia" would have been gimmicky enough to
make it out of the semi stage! Bottom five in the final though.

"Opera on Fire" - gimmicky song though wouldn't as done as well as "Diamond of Light".

"Lion Within" - the writers of this used to write for Duran Duran. The song is very Duran Duran with a hint of Madonna. Top 10 in Brussels. I think if we sent the following two, Johnny make have had a little bit of competition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B3k9la1_Is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B3k9la1_Is
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Old 04-07-2013, 21:37
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UK 1998
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_0QK9HkLGc

UK 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaI51y3PfzQ
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:44
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UK 2008 - Michelle Gayle

Although we still wouldn't have won, I will never get over her fun song, which was loved by the audience and the overwhelming favourite of the judging panel, losing out in the vote to Andy Abraham's dull effort!

The level of surprise and annoyance was most recently replicated by the, in my opinion, bland Andrea Begley beating hot favourite Leah McFall in The Voice.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:41
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If only....

The Germans had chosen a professor-type in a bow tie (A BOW TIE) in 1992 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKX3e1SqTH0


The Germans had not chosen Stefan Raab but....well, I'm not sure how to describe this. Karaoke? It came last.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqfegqgLLU0

The French had gone COMPLETELY MENTAL in 2000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WcgQjCDU2g


And finally for today, let's enjoy the massive budget and huge production values of Macedonian television

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-LY0zp-7pI
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:53
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The Germans had not chosen Stefan Raab but....well, I'm not sure how to describe this. Karaoke? It came last.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqfegqgLLU0
That's *much* better than Wadde Hadde Doo-doo!
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Old 06-07-2013, 14:45
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A British Special



...Sandie Shaw had gone for the song which finished second
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3N9PxnWjdg


...Cliff Richard had taken a LOT of drugs beforehand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGBX2sMOCEU


...Bucks Fizz had been disqualified
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cXcMHrfZf0


....Frances Rufelle had been allowed to represent the UK with the song which *actually won the public vote* (allegedly)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ggJHy95rg
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Old 06-07-2013, 16:39
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Sandie would have won with ANY of those songs. All high quality entries. My favourite is "Ask Any Woman".

Cliffie - that song is indeed a tad bizzare.....

Liquid Gold I think still would have won ESC81.

"Sink or Swim" - I am not sure how this would have done. Either 10th like "Lonely Symphony" (imo one of our best entries) or lower.....
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Old 06-07-2013, 21:01
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Not sure I agree about "Sink of Swim". It's got a class about it which I think would have worked a lot better with a live orchestra. There's a more.....what's the word?....usual format (verse, chorus, verse) which "Lonely Symphony" lacked.

I'm going to suggest that "The Sound of the Candyman's Trumpet" is the only time Cliff Richard ever sang a genuinely drugged up anthem for getting off one's tits.......
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:23
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Year 2000 special.


The Dutch chose "No Goodbyes" by an absolute mile, but second and third place were very, very close. So here are those two runner-ups

"Close Harmony" (a real 'arms around the world' Eurovision classic. Listen out for how many times "harmony" is sung out of tune)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yeaSjjQvLM


"One Step Behind" (not "out of time", or "further" or such. It's what happens when you take Sweden's 1995 entry, give it English lyrics, and then lock it in a small windowless room with a Disney DVD on repeat)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fYD9lpdHN8



As we know, the Maltese national finals are essentially the same people singing every year on some kind of job-sharing rota basis.

This is your friend and mine Fabrizio Faniello, who finished second behind the doughty Claudette
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNNDvB5OkEY

But if the world was turned upside down and inside out, the song which finished last in Malta 2000 could have been their entry. IMAGINE IT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdJFLNt7cys


And finally for today, Ireland.

They chose "Millennium of Love", the most cringeworthy, cliched pile of rubbish in the history of....well, since Italy's winning song in 1990.

But they could have chosen something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5aQs7QGKb4

Okay er....well what about this, this is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8aCEPELK38


Oh suit yourselves, Ireland.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:58
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A 2005 special

The United Kingdom, then....er...

No, I don't remember this one either
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2g9Wa5B3KU


The Andorrans (ANDORRA!) had a national final. With two songs

This is their entry, sung by the other band in the final. It was far less confusing that I'm making out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjoFFGkQiU


People forget how bad some entries in Sweden's MF are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vFHpoSX5FQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBClg46LDv8
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:35
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A 2009 special !

"The Twins" from the UK - (oh how quickly we forget)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=953u__xgTU8


MNA for Ireland. They finished last. I can't tell this apart from "Et Cetera", so maybe it shouldn't have finished last

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51PZSSpxnp8


This came last in the 2009 Macedonia selection. I think the phrase is "There are no words"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtev0fFO68U


This came third for Macedonia. Again, "there are no words"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhVEnTBLUPY


Sarah Dawn Finer not doing it for Sweden (again)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhezzqJsKY


And let's end with Malta, because Malta's national finals are always hilarious in places. Take your pick from this marvellous series of Maltese madness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nc1JtcUxWU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0LLQ4RYlmc (WARNING - WORST VOICE IN EUROVISION SINCE BELGIUM 2000)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04CrESbtPvA (WARNING - CHEESEIST DUET SINCE MALTA 1991)
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Old 09-07-2013, 21:53
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Malta 2009 threw some right gems and horrors. The semis had a few too:

Sexy Girls by Evita Magri (Madonna on crack and the song was written by HER DAD!!!)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7k...gri-sf-3_music

King by Natasha and Charlene....or should this be "Up" by The Saturdays:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJNvDKM1sHU

Ludwig (2004) and his nan....moaning about the price of fish

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7d...dela-tal_music

Jessica Muscat - HEEEEEEEEY YOUUUUUUUUU - Love...we are not down the market

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJtE_KBnIwk
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:03
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Malta 2009 threw some right gems and horrors. The semis had a few too:

Sexy Girls by Evita Magri (Madonna on crack and the song was written by HER DAD!!!)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7k...gri-sf-3_music

King by Natasha and Charlene....or should this be "Up" by The Saturdays:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJNvDKM1sHU

Ludwig (2004) and his nan....moaning about the price of fish

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7d...dela-tal_music

Jessica Muscat - HEEEEEEEEY YOUUUUUUUUU - Love...we are not down the market

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJtE_KBnIwk


Oh that's superb! I'd not seen the Ludwig and his nan song before
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:18
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There's nothing wrong with Tango! Tango!!

Jessica Muscat - HEEEEEEEEY YOUUUUUUUUU - Love...we are not down the market

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJtE_KBnIwk
For full fun factor, watch with the sound muted - her dancing is highly amusing, especially at 1:20!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:19
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I only hope that this post can live up to that one!

Yugoslavia was on the eve of a civil war in 1991 so perhaps it's not surprising that they sent "Brazil" and had this in second place

Mmm, leather. Feel the burn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=145iTEmtwMg


Another song from 1991 - and this was decided LESS GOOD than Samantha Janus. Just think about that for a minute. This lost to SAMANTHA JANUS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGQw0XezWAo



I can't get enough of Malta, or specifically Rita Pace, who seems to turn up every year. Not a single note is in tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHoZughn-ZE


And now for the "Malta of the East", here's what happens when Latvia tries that little bit too hard. HILARIOUS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmKkFG1QkNI

And from Estonia, two very different "If Only" examples

If only.....Estonia had gone totally mental

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dllo85ZSUk


If only....Estonia had not fallen for the charms of Rockerfella Street


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBlTYhnO7fM
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Old 10-07-2013, 16:28
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Danijel would have outscored Bebi Dol easily that year. "Daj Povedi Me" by Ivana Banfic was Madonna circa 1989 and would have been top 5 in Rome. Nina Badric who was Croatias singer in 2012 was on backing! Check that one out plus "Bez Tebe" by Zerina Cokoja and "Navaden majski dan" by Helena Blagne (both big ballads - one pop the other powerful ballad).
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Old 11-07-2013, 13:15
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Latvia 2000: Yana Kay (the girl in the 2003 trio) came third to Brainstorm with "Set My Heart On Fire" - could this have done better than Brainstorm? Top 10 maybe if she had a better performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29WKX0gonoY
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:21
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She's a bit Alsou for my liking
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