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Old 16-02-2013, 16:15
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I really like Heartstrings from tonight's MF heat. I think Amanda Fondell is my favourite overall - so expecting them both to go out

Austria's gone into my top 3 from the entries so far. I wasn't feeling this years contest one bit until this week till Austria, Germany and Cyprus were picked. I haven't heard all of the Latvian songs but I've loved One (despite the dodgy performance last week), Fool In Love, Higher and Higher and I Need A Hero since they were announced so hoping for any of those and Gigi Radics has to go through in Hungary!
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:16
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Here we go again! Ht 17 and please vote by 2pm next Saturday.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...Zoj9jb6t_TcsGk
2 of my top 20 ESC songs ever in this heat,appeared 10 years apart, and one of them bombed badly ... chance for redemption (but you all hate it, this week will be my Donny Montell moment )
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:18
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Ht 16 result and regular voters Fudd and Saturn were missing in action this week. Come back asap!

Perhaps not the strongest of weeks and we nearly have a first ever nul point in these second round heats!

http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/scorebo...-poll-rd2-ht16

First 6 to qualify
A reminder would have been nice! I think I would have got I Evighet to equal 6th or a point behind. Joan and Euroband would have been a lot closer too.
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:22
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I evighet is one of the most shitty songs ever from norway
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:24
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I evighet is one of the most shitty songs ever from norway
What Norwegian songs do you actually like? I can't remember you voting for any of them.
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:33
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What Norwegian songs do you actually like? I can't remember you voting for any of them.
I Voted for 93 but that was a mistake.

I like 88,87,84,79,77,60,03.... Maybe some more
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:48
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Ht 16 result and regular voters Fudd and Saturn were missing in action this week. Come back asap!

Perhaps not the strongest of weeks and we nearly have a first ever nul point in these second round heats!

http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/scorebo...-poll-rd2-ht16

First 6 to qualify
What a hideous set of results
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:51
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A reminder would have been nice! I think I would have got I Evighet to equal 6th or a point behind. Joan and Euroband would have been a lot closer too.
It was a travesty Elizabeth didn't get through You should have voted!!!!!!
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Old 16-02-2013, 16:52
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I evighet is one of the most shitty songs ever from norway
You bitch!!
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:00
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Ht 16 result and regular voters Fudd and Saturn were missing in action this week. Come back asap!
Beggar - sorry; I knew I'd forgotten to do something. I'll be back next week.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:14
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Hopefully when the BBC make the announcement they'll check that the artist is in the country at the time and how about making the song available for download immediately. Even with the cocked-up announcement last year Engelbert received huge press coverage and if the song had been available it could've made top 10. Will they ever learn that waiting till the week of Eurovision to release the song is pointless.
no song by Engelbert Humperdinck was ever going to make the top 10 whenever it was released. After 7.5 million Brits watched it on the night all it could manage was the dizzyting heights of #60.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:23
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Perhaps we can begin to pencil in Marco Mengoni for Italy http://www.eurofestival.ws/2013/02/1...-contest-2013/ (this site got the last two entries correct could still be wrong)

His Sanremo songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSDgWxVKyvc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qn21SUuoYA

The main sticking point he could end up winning Sanremo which might be a sticking point.

It seems it has been confirmed that it's Mengoni for Italy as other Italian media outlets are reporting the news. They also say that he hasn't chose the song yet and they are considering also non San Remo songs from his new album.

At least you are all spared from having to watch the never ending San Remo final.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:36
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no song by Engelbert Humperdinck was ever going to make the top 10 whenever it was released. After 7.5 million Brits watched it on the night all it could manage was the dizzyting heights of #60.
You appeared to have missed the point. Of course it's going to flop after finishing second bottom but release it when the hype is huge and it'll have a much greater chance of being a hit and it may even have a second wind come Eurovision. It's the arrogance of the BBC who still think they're in with a chance of winning Eurovision regardless of the song that they release it in Eurovision week or in the case of Jade, the week after.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:39
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You appeared to have missed the point. Of course it's going to flop after finishing second bottom but release it when the hype is huge and it'll have a much greater chance of being a hit and it may even have a second wind come Eurovision. It's the arrogance of the BBC who still think they're in with a chance of winning Eurovision regardless of the song that they release it in Eurovision week or in the case of Jade, the week after.
You really think viewers thought 'i like that song, i'm going to buy it.... but it finished 2nd bottom, maybe not'?
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:39
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...Of course it's going to flop after finishing second bottom...
Scooch finished second bottom yet 'Flying The Flag" got to #5 on the British chart. The song was also released during the week of the contest.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:51
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Does anyone have a timetable for tonight, please?
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:52
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I'm loving Falling. Very radio friendly.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:52
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Tonight's times:

MelFest Heat 3: 7 - 8.30
A Dal Heat 3: 7.15 - 9.05
Dziesma Final: 7.25 - 10.45
Eesti Laul: 7.35 - 8.50
San Remo: 8 - the end of time
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:53
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You really think viewers thought 'i like that song, i'm going to buy it.... but it finished 2nd bottom, maybe not'?
Yes, it's "tainted" and will affect sales. Release (me) early when hope is fresh and expectations high and the sky's the limit.
Scooch finished second bottom yet 'Flying The Flag" got to #5 on the British chart. The song was also released during the week of the contest.
Sounds like a BBC execs justification for sticking to this routine.
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:54
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Tonight's times:

MelFest Heat 3: 7 - 8.30
A Dal Heat 3: 7.15 - 9.05
Dziesma Final: 7.25 - 10.45
Eesti Laul: 7.35 - 8.50
San Remo: 8 - the end of time
You mind reader -- was just going to ask... It's a 7.15 start for me...
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:56
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Why would the BBC have any say when a record company releases a song?
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:57
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Tonight's times:

MelFest Heat 3: 7 - 8.30
A Dal Heat 3: 7.15 - 9.05
Dziesma Final: 7.25 - 10.45
Eesti Laul: 7.35 - 8.50
San Remo: 8 - the end of time
Thanks. I might try and keep Sweden, Estonia and Latvia going at the same time.
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:12
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Why would the BBC have any say when a record company releases a song?
It's the BBC, they're all powerful. If a record company had free reign surely they'd make the song available immediately it's announced like in other countries especially in the "digital age". Releasing during Eurovision week has been the tradition since......Teddy Carr and Pearl Johnson.
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:17
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It's the BBC, they're all powerful. If a record company had free reign surely they'd make the song available immediately it's announced like in other countries especially in the "digital age". Releasing during Eurovision week has been the tradition since......Teddy Carr and Pearl Johnson.
Hardly any act outside of ESC release the song and put it up for sale the same time. Two months is rare but several do this. 5 weeks seems common
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Old 16-02-2013, 18:19
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I think that cascada girl can sing, but she butchers that chorus for most of the song!
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