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Gytaz
03-18-2010, 01:36 PM
I think it's time for this year's Eurovision thread. :) I know that the music quality is not so high in ESC, but it's always interesting to see, who people vote for, so I always enjoy it. This is Lithuania's entry:

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It's a fun song, a little similar to LT United's "We are the Winners", which was the most successful Lithuanian entry so far. It's catchy and I think they have chances to at least get an average place in the final.

Led00
03-18-2010, 05:33 PM
I am confused. We were meant to chose between 3 songs, and they were all the same, just 3 performers. All of them were very, very bad...
In the end, we chose one, but it is so bad i can't describe it...
But, one the internet voting it is number one song :eek:
I can't believe it!

Nightwolf
03-18-2010, 10:16 PM
Milan Stankovic and "This is a Balkan" :D

robbe
03-18-2010, 11:59 PM
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rikhardur
03-19-2010, 12:38 AM
I am much looking forward to see what the freakish performances will be this year :rolleyes:

Gytaz
03-19-2010, 10:39 AM
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750k views in two days? :eek: Not usual for an Eurovision song.

Billy Bounce
03-19-2010, 12:08 PM
Israel with yet another tear-drop ballade :rolleyes:

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Doesn't it sound like chanson ? Well, it ensure French vote , so we will not finish @ last place :D

janos
03-19-2010, 03:42 PM
I know most of you people think, this "talent show" is actually funny, but i have a serious question.
The funding for this PR campaign comes mainly from the public television stations (in Greece, ERT), which means tax payers' money. A fact that is downright provocative if you ask me.
The main reason for the existence of this awkward fun-fare?
Culture?
During more than 5 decades of existence,it has produced what? ABBA?
(I hate those guys)
Entertainment?
Nothing more than a reality show can offer.
Well don't get me wrong i enjoy a good laugh as much as the next guy but apart from being stupid in a reality show kind of way which makes this rather sad, this idiocy is being held every year with MY tax MONEY.

Well, sorry for taking this more seriously than i should but it is actually provocative to see all these talentless people having their PR campaigns on my expense.


Oh, this is my favourite eurovision performance of all time:


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:p :D :p

Gytaz
03-19-2010, 04:38 PM
Come on, don't take this so seriously. I truly enjoy the Eurovision. Not because of the music, but for me it's just fun to see performers from so many countries, cheer for your country, predict the winners and who will vote for who (it's usually very predictable, but there are always some surprises).



The funding for this PR campaign comes mainly from the public television stations (in Greece, ERT), which means tax payers' money. A fact that is downright provocative if you ask me.


Is this really a big deal? The Lithuanian national television first failed to gather the sum needed to send Lithuanian performers to Eurovision, but then they found a private sponsor, which agreed to pay 90.000 Euros. So if 90k € is all that is needed to participate, I don't think the money should be an issue for anyone (plus they make some money back with the commercials). Lithuania and many other countries paid 500k € just for a chance to be considered for a wild card to FIBA WC (by the way, the same story with the governement failing to provide money and private sponsors stepping in), compared to that, Eurovision seems quite cheep.

By the way, I'm sure that in a long run this contest is economically beneficial for most participating countries.



The main reason for the existence of this awkward fun-fare?
FUN!


During more than 5 decades of existence,it has produced what?
What exactly should it produce?


Entertainment?
Definitely!


Nothing more than a reality show can offer.
I disagree with this, unless the reality show would have participants of almost all European countries competing against each other. But as of yet, I haven't seen a reality show, which was more entertaining than Eurovision (Well, I haven't seen many of the, but still).


Peace. :)

janos
03-19-2010, 06:36 PM
Is this really a big deal? The Lithuanian national television first failed to gather the sum needed to send Lithuanian performers to Eurovision, but then they found a private sponsor, which agreed to pay 90.000 Euros. So if 90k € is all that is needed to participate, I don't think the money should be an issue for anyone (plus they make some money back with the commercials). Lithuania and many other countries paid 500k € just for a chance to be considered for a wild card to FIBA WC (by the way, the same story with the governement failing to provide money and private sponsors stepping in), compared to that, Eurovision seems quite cheep.

Well, the actual numbers in Greece are much bigger from what i've heard and there are no private funds involved afaik.Stealing and misusing the tax payers' money is a popular "sport" in Greece and ERT has been involved in quite a few scandals of similar nature.
I'm surprised and saddened really about this WC wildcard info...
To tell you the truth 95% of greek sports survives on State money (and i don't mean NTs and National Associations, i mean private owned sports clubs) and this is no lesser scandal than the funding of personal PR campaigns like the Eurovision song contest.
To put it simply: In which manner do the People profit by investing in such crap? :confused:
Once again, don't get me wrong. I recognize the fact that there are people who don't mind paying for this. The problem is that some DO mind. So, the way this is funded is actually scandalous.IMO it would be fairer if each national broadcasting organization held a fund-raising...



By the way, I'm sure that in a long run this contest is economically beneficial for most participating countries.


And you base that on what exactly?



FUN!


Well, not my kind of fun, but that's a personal opinion.



What exactly should it produce?


Well, correct me if i'm wrong here but the original idea (besides bringing the people of europe together :rolleyes:) was to produce some new talent, sth that has not happened if you disregard the sole case of ABBA...

From what i gather from your post, the main attraction of this song contest apart from being fun, is the competition between countries.
Well, they could always hold a popularity contest and skip the boring and talentless singing part altogether...
:p

Edit: I can't believe my longest post on IBN is for the Eurovision contest. :o

Gytaz
03-20-2010, 10:00 AM
And you base that on what exactly?


Countries spend millions of Euros to promote and create a good image of itself, expecting to get those money back from the tourists. Maybe it's not a big deal for countries like Greece, which is already #1 destination on many peoples' map, but for all the smaller and not so well known countries it is a great way to promote itself.

Demarr
03-22-2010, 12:09 PM
Simply love this thread :p

Well, here is Estonia's entry, Malcolm Lincoln (Robin Juhkental) - Siren:

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MaccabiTA
03-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Well this competition is becoming worse and worse every year, in in the last years the only good song was this heavy metal guys from Finland :D
but it's still entertaining in some way that I can't explain :p it's a bit like American idol's auditions...:D and if we lose we can always blame it on those anti-Semites :p:D:)

when is the eurovision this year anyway?

Straight forward
03-29-2010, 03:01 PM
Lithuanian song has "message" and I like it that way.


InCulto - Eastern European Funk lyrics

You've seen it all before
We ain't got no taste we're all a bore
But you should give us chance
Cause we're just victims of circumstance
We've had it pretty tough
But that's ok, we like it rough
We'll settle the score
We survived the reds and 2 world wars

Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk!

Yes Sir we are legal we are, though we are not as legal as you
No Sir we're not equal no, though we are both from the EU
We build your homes and wash your dishes,
Keep you your hands all soft and clean
But one of these days you'll realize Eastern Europe is in your genes

Led00
03-29-2010, 03:30 PM
Lithuanian song has "message" and I like it that way.


InCulto - Eastern European Funk lyrics

You've seen it all before
We ain't got no taste we're all a bore
But you should give us chance
Cause we're just victims of circumstance
We've had it pretty tough
But that's ok, we like it rough
We'll settle the score
We survived the reds and 2 world wars

Get up and dance to our Eastern European kinda funk!

Yes Sir we are legal we are, though we are not as legal as you
No Sir we're not equal no, though we are both from the EU
We build your homes and wash your dishes,
Keep you your hands all soft and clean
But one of these days you'll realize Eastern Europe is in your genes

:rolleyes:

dudas
03-29-2010, 08:10 PM
cant wait :D good luck for every country :D

worldbasketball
03-30-2010, 08:11 AM
Ireland
Niamh Kavanagh - "It's For You"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5XorOdx0w

Belarus
3+2 - "Buterflies"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_d-kXurlO8

Belgium
Tom Dice - "Me and My Guitar"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlRq8E_Teoc

France
Jessy Matador - "Allez Ola Olé"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5YglwNsv3k

United Kingdom
Josh Dubovie - "That Sounds Good to Me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0vHnZDX1GI

Switzerland
Michael von der Heide - "Il pleut de l'or"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKnexAJdsU

Turkey
maNga - "We Could Be The Same"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw27j_usP0

Armenia
Eva Rivas - "Apricot Stone"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4NbXHSOtnA

Georgia
Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3nxhVyB5OM

Azerbaijan
Safura Alizade - "Drip Drop"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo55IkLTnWk

Ukraine
Alyosha - "Sweet People"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AvMJueiCyo

Albania
Juliana Pasha - "It's All About You"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeklMIc6_k

Moldova
SunStroke Project & Olia Tira - "Run Away"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECyeUYsU14E

Malta
Thea Garrett - "My Dream"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip_SURKAqZI

Cyprus
Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders - "Life Looks Better In Spring"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WqbmxbpQ1k

Sweden
Anna Bergendahl - "This Is My Life"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7_PbJyrkJs

Norway
Chanée & N'Evergreen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzXy-iHVgA

Greece
Giorgos Alkaios and Friends - "Opa"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g43VsAHeWpc

Israel
Harel Skaat - "Milim"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO4z8JC6P9E

Estonia
Malcolm Lincoln - "Siren"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEcNfmuF4YA

Finland
Kuunkuiskaajat - "Työlki ellää"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJaMv7ePKAA

Poland
Marcin Mroziński - "Legenda"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QgKKXZy2Hc

Lithuania
InCulto - "Eastern European Funk"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab9C0klYilw

Russia
Peter Nalitch & Band - "Lost and Forgotten"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5-p93Orh44

Iceland
Hera Björk - "Je Ne Sais Quoi"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNL1tmk7xuE

Slovakia
Kristina - "Horehronie"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kghCqyMLPFA

Serbia
Milan Stankovic - "Ovo Je Balkan"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xKeYFkB9Pw

Romania
Paula Seling & Ovi - "Playing With Fire"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ZhYq0itgs

Portugal
Filipa Azevedo - "Há Dias Assim"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZDMmywRSf0

Macedonia
Gjoko Taneski - "Jas Ja Imam Silata"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLU4SI6WFc4

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vukašin Brajić - "Thunder And Lightning"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1-7P0l2Ns

Bulgaria
Miro - "Angel Si Ti"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iD1u6FsmHI

Croatia
Feminnem - Lako Je Sve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkl4YU5oHB8

Netherlands
Sieneke - "Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCmg5fuJ-eY

Spain
Daniel Digas - "Algo pequeñito"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPRG0NGpTBY

Germany
Lena Meyer-Landrut - "Satellite"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esTVVjpTzIY

Gytaz
03-30-2010, 11:15 AM
There's a video for "East European Funk" too

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prtzn
03-30-2010, 04:21 PM
I'd feel ashamed about the Serbian entry if Eurovision weren't the competition it is...

This is the first year that I'm gonna vote, and it's only because the Bosnian candidate, Vukasin Brajic, is a friend of mine. He's a refugee from Bosnia and has been living in Serbia since childhood...

Bosnia uses an idiotic way to choose it's Eurosong participant. They have a Muslim/Croat/Serb three year cycle (and it's the Serbian year). Vukasin was lucky because almost all Bosnian Serb musicians are in the Turbo-folk genre, and there were not much left to choose from.

The version in Serbian (Bosnian:D),
Vukašin Brajić - Munja i Grom:
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English version,
Vukasin Brajic - Thunder and Lightning:
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Lewis
03-30-2010, 05:37 PM
this thread confirms my theory

Europeans can't sing or dance to save their life :p

rikhardur
03-30-2010, 10:30 PM
this thread confirms my theory

Europeans can't sing or dance to save their life :p
Are British non-European?

worldbasketball
04-01-2010, 03:28 AM
this thread confirms my theory

Europeans can't sing or dance to save their life :p

I have a theory too. That Americans don't even want to try anything not American. They are naturally disposed against any stuff, even to the north of the border (Canada) let alone places like Europe or Asia or Africa. Agreed, Eurovision is not the best place to start, but you may like to dig a little deeper, and you'll find a huge stuff which is superior to anything you have ever heard in your life.

Plus there is this language hurdle that mainstream America doesn't want to overcome. They just refuse to hear anything that is not in English, whereas all the world has to listen to a lot of crap just simply because it is in English and cracked the US charts. This will only change with further immigrant comunities getting stronger and bringing their cultures to the mainstream, like Latin Americans were able to do with anumber of their performers in mainland USA.

It is the same in movies as well. Americans dont want to watch any movie (even if it is a masterpiece) if it is not in English, where the world has to watch all the Holywood crap simply because it is done in Holywood.

My suggestion: make a pact with yourself, for one full month saying, I will with a conscious decision never listen to anything American or will never watch anything American, and just search for non-American stuff to fill in the void. Non-American music, non-American television, non-American news, non-American movies etc... Soon you will find materials that will save your life and make you more diverse and open to world culture. And then you will have a more diverse multilingual repertoire of favorites and yes some American songs and movies too.

SunOverHStreet
04-01-2010, 04:02 AM
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This dude is reciting Serbian entries for esc2010, three of them and the first he recites was chosen to represent our country, on maybe the most popular radio show in Belgrade. I'm sorry that 98% of you can't understand this, but it simply showed how moronic it is... I'm sad that I share the same air with a guy called Goran Bregović...

Led00
04-01-2010, 08:42 AM
I have a theory too. That Americans don't even want to try anything not American. They are naturally disposed against any stuff, even to the north of the border (Canada) let alone places like Europe or Asia or Africa. Agreed, Eurovision is not the best place to start, but you may like to dig a little deeper, and you'll find a huge stuff which is superior to anything you have ever heard in your life.

Plus there is this language hurdle that mainstream America doesn't want to overcome. They just refuse to hear anything that is not in English, whereas all the world has to listen to a lot of crap just simply because it is in English and cracked the US charts. This will only change with further immigrant comunities getting stronger and bringing their cultures to the mainstream, like Latin Americans were able to do with anumber of their performers in mainland USA.

It is the same in movies as well. Americans dont want to watch any movie (even if it is a masterpiece) if it is not in English, where the world has to watch all the Holywood crap simply because it is done in Holywood.

My suggestion: make a pact with yourself, for one full month saying, I will with a conscious decision never listen to anything American or will never watch anything American, and just search for non-American stuff to fill in the void. Non-American music, non-American television, non-American news, non-American movies etc... Soon you will find materials that will save your life and make you more diverse and open to world culture. And then you will have a more diverse multilingual repertoire of favorites and yes some American songs and movies too.

I don't think they r aware that American culture is one of the poor cultures in the world. They can't c way too many things because of the crap that their media is showing to them. But still, there r exceptions, I agree...


mr9Ys4RhDd4&feature=related
This dude is reciting Serbian entries for esc2010, three of them and the first he recites was chosen to represent our country, on maybe the most popular radio show in Belgrade. I'm sorry that 98% of you can't understand this, but it simply showed how moronic it is... I'm sad that I share the same air with a guy called Goran Bregović...

I am a musician. I study art. I play few instruments, sing and compose. And I can say that Bregovic is the worst thing that could happen to anybody. All of his "BEST MUSIC" is just a copy/paste from the east and he is very very bad musician himself... I am sad that I call myself musician when he does the same...

SunOverHStreet
04-01-2010, 01:21 PM
I am a musician. I study art. I play few instruments, sing and compose. And I can say that Bregovic is the worst thing that could happen to anybody. All of his "BEST MUSIC" is just a copy/paste from the east and he is very very bad musician himself... I am sad that I call myself musician when he does the same...

Well, I'm not a musician, it's a bummer, 'cause I'm a lazy pig...:D
But, somewhat I'm into our musical scene about ten years now. And I now what's the opinion on him of majority of the music involved people here in Belgrade and wider. Not to talk about my personal opinion... Which is, I don't even wanna say.

Led00
05-25-2010, 06:28 PM
Well, thank u, even I think we r doomed this years because of that gay guy that is representing us...

Billy Bounce
05-25-2010, 08:20 PM
Nothing against Serbians or gays, but that thing sucks :p

Sort of liked Bosnia-Herzegovina & Greece performances, Estonia & Russia were also OK, all other stuff is a pure crap

sashikas
05-25-2010, 09:18 PM
Cant believe that Russia and Portugal went through with such pale songs. Icelandic volcano lady also a surprise for me.

Balcans had to choose either Albania or Fyrom. This time muslims got the lucky coin.

Sad, that Estonian guy didn't squeeze through. Eurovision is not ready for such experiments yet.

Belarussian singers did not have a clue, what they were singing about, but whatever, their looks overwhelmed the accent.

Belgian version of James Blunt sounded the best in the first semi.

Billy Bounce
05-26-2010, 08:06 AM
Rather funny that every year performers are trying to copy the last year winner in some way.

Last year winner was Rybak ( ex - USSR roots , living in Norway : it covers both ex-USSR & Nordic voting blocs) and singing in English .

This year freaking 80% are singing in English , even the Germans :eek: and there are also multi-bloc performers , just to name a few: Russian Nalich ( Bosnian roots, covers Balkan & ex-USSR) , Armenian Eva Rivas ( Greek roots, born in USSR , lives in Russia)

:)

Led00
05-26-2010, 12:25 PM
Just one more time do we have share this crap with the rest of the Europe and another month or two, and it will be behind us for EVER!!! :D That is worth living for! :D

prtzn
05-26-2010, 12:56 PM
Just one more time do we have share this crap with the rest of the Europe and another month or two, and it will be behind us for EVER!!! :D That is worth living for! :D
Another piece of Crap will come along next year, don't you worry about that...:mad:
Just look at our "female" winner from Finland:
http://vukajlija.com/posteri/cek-sekund-6992.jpg?1270122520
It comes to mind that whoever chooses our boy-girls & girl-boys, is trying to overcompensate the fact that a gay-pride parade can't be held in Belgrade because of safety issues.

pomahnitali gnat
05-26-2010, 09:29 PM
mr9Ys4RhDd4&feature=related
This dude is reciting Serbian entries for esc2010, three of them and the first he recites was chosen to represent our country, on maybe the most popular radio show in Belgrade. I'm sorry that 98% of you can't understand this, but it simply showed how moronic it is... I'm sad that I share the same air with a guy called Goran Bregović...

He only wrote the music, MARINA TUCAKOVIĆ wrote the words. :mad: And everyone keeps blaming Bregović for them...

SunOverHStreet
05-27-2010, 01:03 AM
He only wrote the music, MARINA TUCAKOVIĆ wrote the words. :mad: And everyone keeps blaming Bregović for them...

Wow, you're really mad...
But, really, who gives a fuck who wrote it. It's crap and he approved it!
BTW, I never said that Bregović wrote the text, it's just that he's a frontman of the parade... (And arranger and composer.:rolleyes:)
He was being asked for every fucking thing concerning our ESC entry, so do you think that Marina is to blame or Bregović? Honestly...

Led00
05-27-2010, 05:52 AM
He only wrote the music, MARINA TUCAKOVIĆ wrote the words. :mad: And everyone keeps blaming Bregović for them...

U r not really here to defend Bregović, r u? Dude, in about 2 minutes I can give u 600 arguments why is he a piece of shit of a musician. Dude, dude is copy/pasteing every fucking thing from the middle east there is, and then we talk about him being our best composer :eek: Oh, don't let me start on this one. The fact that he agreed to work with Mrs Tucakovic is a story for itself. U could clearly c where his spot is when he is collaborating with "Grand Produkcija"'s number one lyrics writer...

pomahnitali gnat
05-27-2010, 08:57 AM
I'm not defending anyone, I just think a two-year-old could write a better text than her. And yes, I'm angry cause there are a lot two-year-olds around who could write lyrics instead of her. Bregović isn't THAT bad and I'm not so sure everyone would talk that much trash about this song if the lyrics were half-decent.

prtzn
05-27-2010, 10:26 AM
I'm not defending anyone, I just think a two-year-old could write a better text than her. And yes, I'm angry cause there are a lot two-year-olds around who could write lyrics instead of her. Bregović isn't THAT bad and I'm not so sure everyone would talk that much trash about this song if the lyrics were half-decent.
Don't mind me overrecting a bit:) :
You have to understand that if Bregovic is involved, than it can't be decent by definition. Bregovic = quintessential populistic shit. Everything he touches ("musically") turns into shit. He's like the reverse king Midas. No one can help that. If you mix decent stuff and Bregovic, it's like multiplying decency with zero (you only get zero, no decency). If a decent person was to make an "musical" arrangement with Bregovic, that person would probably stop being decent after that (guilty by association)...

Nikoo
05-27-2010, 07:32 PM
The girl from Azerbaijan...I'll be damned :eek::eek::eek:

Edit: she is 17...I'll be fucked
Edit2:she is playing the saxophone...I'll be uhhh forget it.

Straight forward
05-27-2010, 08:15 PM
What a boring Eurovision...:o

qiangdade
05-27-2010, 09:11 PM
i root for turkey

Gytaz
05-28-2010, 12:06 PM
Well, fuck it, all the songs that I liked didn't make to the final. Gonna root for Germany now, 'cause the girl is just so damn cute.

worldbasketball
05-29-2010, 03:34 PM
Repeating my earlier posting for utility for those who don't go back to earlier postings:

Ireland
Niamh Kavanagh - "It's For You"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5XorOdx0w

Belarus
3+2 - "Buterflies"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_d-kXurlO8

Belgium
Tom Dice - "Me and My Guitar"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlRq8E_Teoc

France
Jessy Matador - "Allez Ola Olé"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX2pxtkhx-M

United Kingdom
Josh Dubovie - "That Sounds Good to Me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0vHnZDX1GI

Switzerland
Michael von der Heide - "Il pleut de l'or"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKnexAJdsU

Turkey
maNga - "We Could Be The Same"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw27j_usP0

Armenia
Eva Rivas - "Apricot Stone"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4NbXHSOtnA

Georgia
Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3nxhVyB5OM

Azerbaijan
Safura Alizade - "Drip Drop"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo55IkLTnWk

Ukraine
Alyosha - "Sweet People"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AvMJueiCyo

Albania
Juliana Pasha - "It's All About You"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeklMIc6_k

Moldova
SunStroke Project & Olia Tira - "Run Away"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECyeUYsU14E

Malta
Thea Garrett - "My Dream"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip_SURKAqZI

Cyprus
Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders - "Life Looks Better In Spring"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WqbmxbpQ1k

Sweden
Anna Bergendahl - "This Is My Life"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9mlU9rHtL4

Norway
Chanée & N'Evergreen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzXy-iHVgA

Greece
Giorgos Alkaios and Friends - "Opa"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g43VsAHeWpc

Israel
Harel Skaat - "Milim"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO4z8JC6P9E

Estonia
Malcolm Lincoln - "Siren"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEcNfmuF4YA

Finland
Kuunkuiskaajat - "Työlki ellää"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJaMv7ePKAA

Poland
Marcin Mroziński - "Legenda"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QgKKXZy2Hc

Lithuania
InCulto - "Eastern European Funk"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab9C0klYilw

Russia
Peter Nalitch & Band - "Lost and Forgotten"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5-p93Orh44

Iceland
Hera Björk - "Je Ne Sais Quoi"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNL1tmk7xuE

Slovakia
Kristina - "Horehronie"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kghCqyMLPFA

Serbia
Milan Stankovic - "Ovo Je Balkan"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xKeYFkB9Pw

Romania
Paula Seling & Ovi - "Playing With Fire"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ZhYq0itgs

Portugal
Filipa Azevedo - "Há Dias Assim"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZDMmywRSf0

Macedonia
Gjoko Taneski - "Jas Ja Imam Silata"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLU4SI6WFc4

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vukašin Brajić - "Thunder And Lightning"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1-7P0l2Ns

Bulgaria
Miro - "Angel Si Ti"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iD1u6FsmHI

Croatia
Feminnem - Lako Je Sve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkl4YU5oHB8

Netherlands
Sieneke - "Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCmg5fuJ-eY

Spain
Daniel Digas - "Algo pequeñito"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPRG0NGpTBY

Germany
Lena Meyer-Landrut - "Satellite"
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esTVVjpTzIY

Billy Bounce
05-29-2010, 05:38 PM
Still can believe that Estonia & Croatian chicks are out :confused:

The only hope Turkey & Azerbajan ( or whatever u spell it ) will share their points, so some good remaining song could squeeze in between & win the trophy

Straight forward
05-29-2010, 06:06 PM
Well, fuck it, all the songs that I liked didn't make to the final. Gonna root for Germany now, 'cause the girl is just so damn cute.

yeah the girl is cute, as well as the song is cute riff of as well ( Emiliana Torrini) :rolleyes:

Speaking about that: Denmark took "the Police", Sweden girl has a versus of Scorpions (the chorus is from another band, can't remember which particular though).

goga78
05-29-2010, 08:40 PM
If Germany is cute then Armenia and Azerbaijan are top models.

Although appearing solo helps viewers to concentrate on her (groovy) moves. :D

Cute isn't hot. Eva Rivas is hot though.

Fedfan
05-29-2010, 08:44 PM
I think the portugeuse princess sissy was one of the worst after Russia.
Oh wait..here comes israel.It's my idea or did it call us all malaka twice?

goga78
05-29-2010, 08:53 PM
I think the portugeuse princess sissy was one of the worst after Russia.
Oh wait..here comes israel.It's my idea or did it call us all malaka twice?

No malaka :D
Here are the lyrics.
Man, why did he have this misstep on an easy accord, only to master the last one much better than in the semi?! I think, from a pure musical/melodical standpoint one of the best songs today.

Spain gets a bonus. Would they have shown that fan on the stage, the performance would remain in the memory of those who vote. Now, the last one remains in memory of course, too. I like his song, although for me it sounds Romanian at a lot of moments. Not Spanish (I don't mean the lyrics, of course).

KWSN-Men
05-29-2010, 09:13 PM
How fucking tall is the Armenian goddess? :eek:

Billy Bounce
05-29-2010, 09:19 PM
Cute isn't hot. Eva Rivas is hot though.

It looks like the girl is 1.95 or something ... just to think what a waste of talent instead of playing basketball she choose to sings :D

KWSN-Men
05-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Tsaturyan was born and raised in Russia to an Armenian (http://forums.interbasket.net/wiki/Armenia) mother and a father of Armenian (http://forums.interbasket.net/wiki/Armenian), Greek (http://forums.interbasket.net/wiki/Greeks) and Russian (http://forums.interbasket.net/wiki/Russians) ancestry. She took the stage name Eva Rivas from her Greek great-grandmother.[2] (http://forums.interbasket.net/#cite_note-1)

:D

goga78
05-29-2010, 09:32 PM
I so hope Greece wins this and EU pays for Eurovision 2011 :D

Quote of the day :D

robbe
05-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Georgia is gorgeous. ;-)

robbe
05-29-2010, 09:49 PM
Greek loby in Germany very well existent (!)

goga78
05-29-2010, 10:26 PM
Cologne or Hamburg welcome the next Eurovision :D

Gytaz
05-29-2010, 10:32 PM
When was the last time Greece and Cyprus give each other something else than 12 points? Even those so called commissions don't help... And has Cyprus ever given 12 points to anyone else? Even Belarus doesn't always give 12 points to Russia, come on Cyprus and Greece! Speaking of Belarus, I LOL'ed then their announcer started speaking and I LOL'ed then Georgia gave 12 points to them. So many ripped off songs this year...

Anyway, congrats to Germany, the song is good and the girl is cute. She shouldn't try to speak English though. If I was her, I'd do what the French do - speak in their own language and not give a damn if no-one can understand them.

goga78
05-29-2010, 10:36 PM
When was the last time Greece and Cyprus give each other something else than 12 points? Even those so called commissions don't help... And has Cyprus ever given 12 points to anyone else? Even Belarus doesn't always give 12 points to Russia, come on Cyprus and Greece! Speaking of Belarus, I LOL'ed then their announcer started speaking and I LOL'ed then Georgia gave 12 points to them. So many ripped off songs this year...

Anyway, congrats to Germany, the song is good and the girl is cute. She shouldn't try to speak English though. If I was her, I'd do what the French do - speak in their own language and not give a damn if no-one can understand them.

She's doing fine with English, just was very excited. She finished her A-level a week ago and now won the Euroleague... errr.... Eurovision. The highpoint of her life with 19 :p

Actually, she did the thing you talked about. After having finished her re-run of winner song, she started speaking German on stage :)

robbe
05-29-2010, 10:40 PM
Anyway, congrats to Germany, the song is good and the girl is cute. She shouldn't try to speak English though. If I was her, I'd do what the French do - speak in their own language and not give a damn if no-one can understand them.
I think that accent was supposed to sound something like a mild British accent. Not that it did.

Usual German accent sounds more like this:

lLYGPWQ0VjY

Our foreign secretary ... :p :rolleyes:

Straight forward
05-29-2010, 10:50 PM
Germans say thanks to this girl for the "idea" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ9vkd7Rp-g

The girl is till cute though...(and that's the important part here, off course)

Gytaz
05-29-2010, 10:55 PM
I think that accent was supposed to sound something like a mild British accent. Not that it did.


Actually, her accent was kinda cute too. I was referring to her inability to think of any English words other than "awesome" and "crazy". :) But that's fine, she's great and I like it that she won.

Gytaz
05-29-2010, 11:04 PM
Still, it's better than trying to get more votes by starting a performance by a close-up of boobs. :D Not that I mind it though. :)

prtzn
05-29-2010, 11:14 PM
I think the portugeuse princess sissy was one of the worst after Russia.
Oh wait..here comes israel.It's my idea or did it call us all malaka twice?
I heard that too and was wondering about that (although I've heard it only once). It got me thinking how it's a bit awkward to listen to stuff in a totally unfamiliar language. The dude could have been singing about sodomizing a giraffe and I would never know...



Usual German accent sounds more like this:
lLYGPWQ0VjY
Our foreign secretary ... :p :rolleyes:
Take this guy, add the euroleague.tv commentators, add some toilet humor, and you've got yourself "Allo, allo"


Still, it's better than trying to get more votes by starting a performance by a close-up of boobs. :D Not that I mind it though. :)
:D:D:D
And those boobs are on a 1.95 high woman! You have to respect their authority!

goga78
05-29-2010, 11:41 PM
A' level of what? GCE? IGCSE? ICE? A/AS?

If she has then I am an English literature professor at Amherst College.

Also, one "gets" his A' level even with a D-. But this one was below O' level D-

Therefore she should stick to Gytaz' advice next time.

Man, you must have a bad day. Only negative stuff coming from you.
You don't get A-level in Germany with D-. I have heard her speaking English before. Last but not least, stick with your negative attitude but leave other people out.

Fedfan
05-29-2010, 11:48 PM
the favourite won,which is a dissapointment when it comes to a much needed eurovision voting drama.

at least the melon err.. apricot lady didn't win.

goga78
05-29-2010, 11:51 PM
You should make clear that she got an A' level in German, her native language. Makes everything more clear.

In any case I apologise for misunderstanding you.

Nah, she got her A-level. She finished high school. Not A-level in English or grade A. She just finished school :) High school and Eurovision. What a week. Not the best singer and not the best song imho but she was good and when Germany gets some many points in Europe, something must have been done right in the preparation. Normally, not even Austria and Switzerland give (man) points to Germany. Apart from points from Turkey, everything else is usually a huge surprise.

Fedfan
05-29-2010, 11:56 PM
isn't it called an Abitur?Didn't know germans had a levels as well?:confused:

never mind..not that we should care or ever going to hear from her ever again.:p

prtzn
05-30-2010, 12:04 AM
To be noted, this "Satellite" is a song that openly promotes behavior that leads to women wearing burqas.:p
"You sometimes make me sad and blue
Wouldn’t have it any other way"

From that viewpoint, it seems that the MELLON Lady (nice one, FedFan) should have won!

@StraightForward: I'm not sure they ripped off Emiliana Torrini. And if they did, they did a lousy job, because that "Jungle Drum" is a really good song, while this is just some sweet, catchy nonsense.

qiangdade
05-30-2010, 02:39 AM
Sure, if you can call fake cute. Her whole dance, attitude, accent and general behaviour screamed "fake" from a mile's distance.

To give you an example, she's the kinda girl who pretends being a virgin but you know she'd give it to anyone.

yes. every other eurovision contestant is so authentic...:rolleyes:

i lived to see germany winning the eurovision. The competition of allied forces (balcans, soviet bloc etc), and yet a country with no friends whatsoever won it. never thought it would happen. yeay!

qiangdade
05-30-2010, 02:43 AM
To be noted, this "Satellite" is a song that openly promotes behavior that leads to women wearing burqas.:p
"You sometimes make me sad and blue
Wouldn’t have it any other way"

From that viewpoint, it seems that the MELLON Lady (nice one, FedFan) should have won!

@StraightForward: I'm not sure they ripped off Emiliana Torrini. And if they did, they did a lousy job, because that "Jungle Drum" is a really good song, while this is just some sweet, catchy nonsense.

i so thought of jungle drum when the song started. yes there are some definite similarities there...

worldbasketball
05-30-2010, 10:39 AM
The only ones I really liked (and I watched the finals direct on Eurovision.tv internet channel) were in my order of preference:
1.Belgium (Tom Dice / Me and My Guitar) (finished 6th)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcwr9s1Wce4
2.France (Jessy Matador / Allez Ola Olé) (finished 12th)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX2pxtkhx-M
3.Turkey (maNga / We Could Be The same) (finished 2nd)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdw27j_usP0
4.Lithuania (InCulto / Eastern European Funk) (didn't even qualify for the finals)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkxiRkcn_-8
5.Ireland (Niamh Kavanagh / It's For You) (finished 23rd)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5XorOdx0w


I didn't like the other top 5 winners much:
1.Germany's winning song (Lena / Sattelite) is ok but not my fancy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esTVVjpTzIY
3.Romanian entry (Paula Seling and Ovi / Playing With Fire) is just terrible
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqDnxKGFK1Q
4.Denmark entry (Chanée and N'evergreen / In a Moment Like This) is ok, but not great, very forgettable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzXy-iHVgA
5.Azerbaijan (Safura / Drip Drop) the best I liked of the Top 5 after Belgium, a very very decent song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54qYAw9qtRc

goga78
05-30-2010, 11:33 AM
isn't it called an Abitur?Didn't know germans had a levels as well?:confused:

never mind..not that we should care or ever going to hear from her ever again.:p

Right, in German it's Abitur but in English it's A-level(s) :)

I don't even think that she will pursue a singing career. She isn't a professional singer.

prtzn
05-30-2010, 12:18 PM
i so thought of jungle drum when the song started. yes there are some definite similarities there...
I tried listening to it again, and I didn't see the resemblance (except in the idea for the lyrics (I am a women in love...)). But, funny thing, I asked the people around me, and everyone else heard the resemblance.

Actually, the start of "Satellite" only reminded me of the start of
"The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxbwEVgF1zo)

BTW, Lena kind of has an Australian accent when she says "I bought them just the other day"

Led00
05-31-2010, 09:53 AM
Angry Video Game Nerd would have said for this eurovision:

"What a shit load of fuck!"

And I would agree...

Straight forward
05-31-2010, 10:34 AM
Finally someone noticed my concern that Eurovision actually do riffing off stuff from other original songs/bands. I thought everyone here is too busy discussing boobs and stage aesthetics :rolleyes:
"Jungle drum" obviously gave the idea and they too a lot from it, it's not like you changing few sentences in the book (or changing a style a little bit, but making the same statements) and you call it your own, I still would call it stealing.

prtzn
05-31-2010, 02:45 PM
Finally someone noticed my concern that Eurovision actually do riffing off stuff from other original songs/bands. I thought everyone here is too busy discussing boobs and stage aesthetics :rolleyes:
Don't worry, it didn't last long:p
Back to boobs & stuff...
DVsOuo95oLk

Led00
05-31-2010, 04:28 PM
Finally someone noticed my concern that Eurovision actually do riffing off stuff from other original songs/bands. I thought everyone here is too busy discussing boobs and stage aesthetics :rolleyes:
"Jungle drum" obviously gave the idea and they too a lot from it, it's not like you changing few sentences in the book (or changing a style a little bit, but making the same statements) and you call it your own, I still would call it stealing.

I think that there is no way to tell what is criteria these days. Music? Look? Show? I am loosing it... and so r they...