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Old 15-05-2016, 21:59
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We've been cut!
Not like Romania I hope!
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:01
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I have thoughts on the diaspora voting... in a nutshell, I'm still convinced that the system is still fine -- the songs that people like are the ones that do well. I have faith in that system. Fair enough (or perhaps unfair enough), some might slip through the cracks, but in general the songs that do well, are the ones that people like. I've heard of a few people who liked Poland, and I wouldn't be so rash to say that all of those people are somehow wrong because they like a different song to me......

.... one of my friends messaged me randomly last night before I turned my phone off, and I quote: "Germany just killed it in the Eurovision". Make of that what you will.

The juries are doing their job (even if they perhaps need to be reformed further i.e. Miss Selfie of Russia and Mr Armenia)

Other points.. I didn't like Petra in semis as discussed here during the week.. but thought her and Mans did a tremendous job in the Grand Final, so pleased to have a turn around.

Brequette (I think it was Brequette) pulled a hilarious face when Justin Timberlake was being interviewed.

Whoever mentioned the Loreen lookalike during the Love Love Peace Peace.... that had me howling too. It was the way she shimmied across the stage.

Her first verse will always be a highlight of that eurovision . Her staging was great, my favourite moment of that year's eurovision was when she strutted her way down to the platform and rose up on that stage! #ThanksKatieTaylorSortOf
Absolutely, absolutely... and the bracelet lights. <333
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:05
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Whoever mentioned the Loreen lookalike during the Love Love Peace Peace.... that had me howling too. It was the way she shimmied across the stage.

That was so, so funny.
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:09
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oh the shame of it.....standing outside the Telenor Arena in the biting wind like an over the hill hooker trying desperately to sell her wares and failing.....

"You selling tickets?"
"Yeah, it's for the Party"
"Eww, no thanks....."


Approached by over a dozen folk, but no sale.

The sight of Jamala wigging out furiously to Justin Timberlake will stay with me for a very long time!
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:11
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Not like Romania I hope!
There's still time, especially if the stuff out there is to be believed! ------>
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:11
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Never mind Russia and Australia, I'm so relieved that Sweden didn't win again , especially with dull song. Plenty of other good things in melfest we could have got behind if they had sent it.

I think a lot of NF's cocked up this year on what they sent.
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:12
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Russian upset about the results making the 10 o'clock news of all things!

"it's all political" say the Russians....
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:14
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Russian upset about the results making the 10 o'clock news of all things!

"it's all political" say the Russians....
Oh dearie me what a shame , sore losers. I suspect that is more Kirkorov than Sergei though
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:17
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Oh dearie me what a shame , sore losers. I suspect that is more Kirkorov than Sergei though
This was Russia 1 and some spokesperson from the government...
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:19
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Oh dearie me what a shame , sore losers. I suspect that is more Kirkorov than Sergei though
Yep it's Lord Kirkorov kicking off and demanding the jury powers should be weakened after 21 of them gave Russia nothing, not Sergey. Here's Sergey's thank you message and well wishes to Jamala.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFbQCVrQ6Sy/
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:33
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And another thing... because I had to try and stay spoiler free, I had a terrible night's sleep last night, tossing and turning because everybody else (in the world) knew the result except me.

I ended up dreaming that Ireland came second even though it didn't count - it was a fake 2nd. On the scoreboard, Ireland was in 2nd place but it was greyed out. It turned out that they decided to reopen the phonelines and have a just for fun semi-final wildcard to see where it would place amongst the final entrants...I'd probably describe it as a night terror.
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:38
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I ended up dreaming that Ireland came second even though it didn't count - it was a fake 2nd. On the scoreboard, Ireland was in 2nd place but it was greyed out. It turned out that they decided to reopen the phonelines and have a just for fun semi-final wildcard to see where it would place amongst the final entrants...I'd probably describe it as a night terror.
Odd you should say this, i had a dream last week where they decided to throw in a wild card for real drawn from one of the semi's (ala X factor)

made we wonder if sometime down the line they would actually consider that as an option. brrrr
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:39
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Odd you should say this, i had a dream last week where they decided to throw in a wild card for real drawn from one of the semi's (ala X factor)

made we wonder if sometime down the line they would consider actually consider that as an option. brrrr
A fan vote or something. Like the press polls, but to decide a wildcard. Welcome to the final, Iceland!
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:39
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Hello, I hope everyone had a great Eurovision! I haven't been lurking as much as usual, but thought I'd pop in with my thoughts that I'm sure nobody cares about.

Four of my favourites were top 5 so I'm happy for that, as I don't think that's happened before! The show was as per usual excellent in production, and the Swedes really do just get Eurovision. The new voting system made for an absolute nail biter and I think it's a great system, but so very very brutal for the lower entries.

The saltiness from the Russians (in fans and the delegation) is leaving a very bad taste in my mouth. I can't remember them being so bitter last year coming second and being more consistent in the juries and televote. It's kind of pathetic the way people are going on the Jamala performances to dislike. Go do something else with your time, good grief.

While she and Ukraine were my favourite since NF season, it's perfectly understandable to not like her song, but the level some are taking it, is very extreme. I'm glad I've only seen a 'few' islamophobic sentiments in amongst the hot mess of keyboard warrior hate spewing and cultural ignorance. It's still very frustrating and demoralising to see though. I think Jamala is a great artist in her own right so to see this level of injustice entitlement levelled against her is a bit saddening. Oh well.

Hope everyone has had a great Eurovision season. See you on the other side.
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:50
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Hey new thread just in time for the off season.

Now that most of the non-believers have gone and it's back to us regulars I really want to say that this Eurovision season has been one of the greatest. My absolute highlight was attending my first ever Eurovision event in April and finally meeting some of you guys and what a great bunch you were. (And I'm guessing you still are)

I'm not even gloomy that it's over because I know NF season 2017 will be here before we know it and we're all like 'OMG I can't believe Melfest is already upon us it feels like just yesterday we were gearing up for [insert contemporary host city here]' as is always the case.

Hope you all have a lovely summer!
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:55
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Shiny new thread for us to go back into the depths of obscurity for another year <3
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Old 15-05-2016, 22:58
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I just love Iveta, look how well she coped with technical issues in this dress rehearsal. <3

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4an900

Definitely my favourite Armenian contestant/entry since Emmy.
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:05
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I love the depths of obscurity.

It's safe there.
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:08
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Hope you all have a lovely summer!
I'm going to Poland.. I'll be sure to start growing my hair.
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:09
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I'm going to Poland.. I'll be sure to start growing my hair.
Someone will be very pleased indeed. I think not even water will be able to cool her down.
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:09
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I'm going to Poland.. I'll be sure to start growing my hair.
I'll bring the chip fat, you bring the red jacket.
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:15
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The sooner they take us off the main page the better. If my eyes roll any more at the 'UK should pull out' thread I'll need optic nerve surgery.

Well said Foxy, London was just another level amazing. Bring on London 2017. I don't even care who any of the acts will be, my ticket is getting booked as soon as they're released!

SBS has taken yet another swipe at Norton. The BBC and the UK press would never at this level of defence. Granted we don't have much to defend, but god if only our media would galvanise and show as much passion! - http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/eurov...urovision-2016

I just love Iveta, look how well she coped with technical issues in this dress rehearsal. <3

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4an900

Definitely my favourite Armenian contestant/entry since Emmy.
What a pro. I would definitely marry Iveta in another life.
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:18
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SBS has taken yet another swipe at Norton. The BBC and the UK press would never at this level of defence. Granted we don't have much to defend, but god if only our media would galvanise and show as much passion! - http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/eurov...urovision-2016
They chose to ignore Poland in that article.
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:23
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The sooner they take us off the main page the better. If my eyes roll any more at the 'UK should pull out' thread I'll need optic nerve surgery.

Well said Foxy, London was just another level amazing. Bring on London 2017. I don't even care who any of the acts will be, my ticket is getting booked as soon as they're released!

SBS has taken yet another swipe at Norton. The BBC and the UK press would never at this level of defence. Granted we don't have much to defend, but god if only our media would galvanise and show as much passion! - http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/eurov...urovision-2016
This. Whoever said we needed to model our entries on Australia was totally right, they have the perfect attitude. That's the ideal outcome I suppose, but anyway...

Back to the real world!
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Old 15-05-2016, 23:24
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They chose to ignore Poland in that article.
It's best forgotten tbh.
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