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worldbasketball
01-27-2012, 04:41 PM
Yes , it's that time of year when we start discussing Eurovision Song Contest, this year in Baku. I couldn't think of a better place than InterBasket where we have so many contributors from Europe.

worldbasketball
01-27-2012, 04:46 PM
The Danish jury have picked their entry at what is called Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012.

The winning song is "Should've Known Better" by Soluna Samay

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But I much prefer the runner-up which was picked by the international jury part of the vote, noting that there are three factors: SMS voting, a Danish jury and an International jury (this year made up of Norway, Russia, Germany and Azerbaijan)

The song I like much better is by Jesper Nohrstedt and is called "Take Our Hearts". Jesper was a popular contestant in the Danish X Factor.

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Mindozas
01-27-2012, 05:09 PM
Both songs are actually good and I kinda like both more or less equaly. Winner surely a bit reminds of Seal "Crazy", but as it's said - "All the melodies are sung, all the lyrics are written", so not a big deal, especially when it comes to pop-song. One way or another - Denmark's entry is already among my favorites, girl is ok too :o

Mindozas
01-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Btw, just found out that few other countries already selected their songs for Baku:

Albania - boring, depressive, made me feel close to Maccabeo - our beloved emo culture representative in IBN

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Cyprus - La la la la.. lame


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worldbasketball
01-31-2012, 01:45 AM
France is bringing in Anggun of Indonesian origin - Her song "Echo (You and I)"

It is a bilingual English and French song

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The Swiss entry is "Unbreakable" by Sinplus

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Supply&Demand
01-31-2012, 10:59 PM
Macedonia will do a song called "Black and White" by Kaliopi, an Aromanian-Macedonian singer.

worldbasketball
02-10-2012, 03:51 AM
Plumbo is trying to represent Norway and is taking part in Melodi Grand Prix with a real cool song "Ola Nordmann" which is also steaming hot!!!!

The competition is still going on, so nothing is final, but I like this so much. The final is on February 11, so this weekend

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There is also great support for Tooji with "Stay"

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There is also the Iraqi-Norwegian Nora Foss Al-Jabri with the haunting melody "Somewhere Beautiful"

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Then the fascinating Lise Karlsnes - "Sailors"

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There is also a very decent song by Yaseen and Julie Maria called "Sammen"

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..but still my heart beats for Plumbo after their song "Møkkamann" which if they kept for Eurovision would stand a decent chance in winning anyhow. But they are not allowed to use it as it is already released

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worldbasketball
02-14-2012, 12:17 AM
Now the votes are in for the Norwegian Eurovision preliminary called Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) and the winner is Tooji with "Stay". The jury vote went all to the Iraqi-Norwegian Nora Foss al-Jabri and "Somewhere Beautiful" but the people voting tilted it toward Tooji and "Stay". The third was Petter Øien & Bobby Bare with Things Change and fourth, my favourite Plumbo with "Ola Nordmann".

So this year Norway will be represented by an Iranian origin singer called Touraj Keshtkar, born in Shiraz, Iran in 1987 whose family immigrated to Norway when Touraj shortened to Tooji was very young. He is a social worker and has worked in asylum reception centres in Norway. He is not very well known but had a hit called "Swan Song" in 2008.

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worldbasketball
02-14-2012, 05:57 AM
SWITZERLAND - Sinplus "Unbreakable"

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MALTA - Kurt Calleja - "This Is The Night"

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HUNGARY - Compact Disco - "Sound of Our Hearts"

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ICELAND - Greta Salóme & Jónsi - "Mundu eftir mér"

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worldbasketball
02-14-2012, 08:34 AM
CYPRUS - Ivi Adamou - La La Love

We had this live . But here is an unofficial studio version

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Mindozas
02-14-2012, 09:23 AM
Hungary looks not bad, but still the song/performance is missing smth. Too motonotic maybe. Norway borrowed some Benny Benassi beats, but that's about all. All others newly announced entries aren't impressive at all. So Denmark is still the best.

Lithuanian semifinals are underway, 2 of 4(or 5?) are passed, 6 finalists selected and so far it all goes as expected - horrible

worldbasketball
02-23-2012, 09:11 AM
UKRAINE

Gaitana - "Be My Guest"

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CROATIA

Nina Badric - "Nebo"

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LATVIA

Anmary - "Beautiful Song"

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TURKEY

Can Bonomo - "Love Me Back"

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ISRAEL

Izabo - "Time"

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BELARUS

Alyona Lanskaya - "All my life"

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GEORGIA

Anri Jokhadze - "I'm A Joker"

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worldbasketball
02-23-2012, 09:30 AM
GERMANY, as one of the big Five reaches the final directly

They have Roman Lob with a real nice song singing "Standing Still"

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Roman had tried to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, as a part of the boy band G12P read as "Germany 12 Points". The song "When The Boys Come" was not chosen to compete in the national final

worldbasketball
02-25-2012, 07:46 PM
I discovered this gem from 2009 by the Romanian band Blaxy Girls "Save the World" which starts with "2012 is not so far. Do something!".

They presented it then withdrew it from representing Romania in Eurovision 2009.

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Mindozas
02-26-2012, 02:43 PM
Some corrections worldbasketball

Israel - the artist is right, but it's not the actual song they'll be bringing to Baku, though the one posted was among my favorites along with Denmark...


Belarus. After another contraversional elections, they finally disqualified Alyona and runners-up Litesound will represent the country

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Quite dissapointing selection by Germans (like most of the times), saw the final and none of the 3 songs and versions impressed me. Also Ukraine made dissapointing choice, I mean country with such big pop industry, chose such random song, even 2nd placed Maxim Barskykh sounded better, though nothing too impressive overall in national final.
Other new entries are weak too IMO. So still Denmark are way ahead, sadly (or maybe not, didn't hear the winner) Israel's song will be different


BTW Austrian entry... interesting lol

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worldbasketball
02-26-2012, 03:26 PM
The Austrian entry is by TRACKSHITTAZ, and that's for a reason.. They make shit tracks LOL

The name of the song is "Woki with deim Popo" and I like it very much actually...

It got 51% in the final against this which got 49%... yeh that close

Conchita Wurst -"That's What I Am"

I mean WHAT'S HAPPENING in Austria... from SHIT to WURST (excuse the pun)...

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And here is the artwork for "Woki with deim Popo"

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Here's the Austrian darlings Lukas Plöchl and Manuel Hoffelner

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and here's the official music video of "Woki with deim Popo"

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LYRICS

Wia san am Start, Klunker 24 Karat, unser Bier hot 1, 2 Grad
Mundort yeah wir zwa san Stars, plündern Bars, wia san am Start
Und olle Leit schrein, “Heya heya hey”
Wia san Party Indiana, Trogn de Federn auf de Kepf

Und jetzt aussa mit de Depf, jetzt kummt de Nudlsuppn Gang
Fruttn yay, Scho laung kan soichen Jubel Trubel gseng
Und sie taunzn und sie shaken, an de stangen an de deckn
Bin verzaubert fruttn schau wie sa sie Regeln, uh huh

Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, yeah yeah, so gfoit ma des
Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, wei wos i wü bist du

Und i geh nei in Club, de Ladies hom an Feinen Schmuck
Oba er is duat duat, wo man ned glei vamut
I schau nur sie au, sie taunzt auf da Strip Staung
Bin am start oida zig Fraun bei mir brennt nix au

Nudlsuppn Gang wos geht und olle schrein, ho ho
Und de Weiba san am taunzn, sie gengan nur low low
Sie wicklt mi uman Finger, sie wü an winner winner
Und dann kanns Springa Springa, Bootyshake, schlimma finger

Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, yeah yeah, so gfoit ma des
Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, wei wos i wü bist du

Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, yeah yeah, so gfoit ma des
Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, wei wos i wü bist du

Dei Popo hot gefühle, dei Popo is a teil von dia
Setz erm ned auf de Stühle, dei Popo hot a meinung yeah
Dei Popo wü bewegung, drum Woki Woki Woki
Dei Popo wü begegnung, geht scho gib erm wos a braucht

Dei Popo wird ned Müde, dei Popo sogt wos aus von dia
Kum shake erm er wüs wüd he, so das des gaunze haus vibriert
Dei Popo muas am start sei, drum Woki Woki Woki
Dei Popo muas am start sei, geht scho gib erm wos er braucht

Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, yeah yeah, so gfoit ma des
Geht scho Woki mit deim Popo, Woki mit deim (ooh ooh)
Woki mit deim Popo, wei wos i wü bist du

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They had tried in 2011 with this

Trackshittaz - Oida Tauz

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and the ever-delightful Trackshittaz in "Touchdown"

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worldbasketball
02-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Jedward are in for a 2nd year in a row.

It is a very catchy song and I have been addicted to it

The song is "Waterline"

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worldbasketball
02-26-2012, 11:41 PM
Julio Iglesias singing "Gwendoline" for Eurovision 1970 for Spain

I think its about time that Enrique Iglesias sings a Spanish song for Spain, hopefully next year

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Bosnian 23
02-27-2012, 04:48 AM
BOSNIA (Artist -- MayaSar, Song -- I Know Your Steps)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4UcA_Vqzjs

Mindozas
03-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Dima Bilan again will try to represent Russia :rolleyes: This time in duo with Yulia Volkova (ex TATU, which also represented Russia some 10 years back). Seems like he can't have enough of it... It'll be interesting to hear the song and to see how the voting in Russian finals will go. How people will react to it, so far very different opinions goin' around... Though there're not much of the competition, lot of unknown artists. Probably the most serious one - Timati (who recently had quite big hit around the Europe "Welcome to St.Tropez") with some opera singer (don't remember the name).

While UK already selected their entry and shocked everybody... It will be some Engelbert Humperdinck :confused: 75yo singer, who was succesfull in 60s... :rolleyes: I was wondering where I heared this awkward name, then remembered his song "Lesbian Seagull" from "Beavis and Butthead" :D The song isn't released yet


Some new entries

Bulgaria - nothing interesting

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Israel (the real entry song). Dissapointed a bit, probably that wrong song lifted expectations too high


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Netherlands - the same like Bulgaria



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Slovenia - sounds like new "Molitva" ( ESC winners from Serbia few years ago)


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Italy


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INTEGRAL
03-02-2012, 01:16 PM
I wish that was Turkey's song :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rljtUcCCR64

worldbasketball
03-03-2012, 06:39 AM
Swedish entry selection is being contested still in Melodifestivalen selection

The most commercially successful till now is:
Loreen with "Euphoria"
Note that Loreen is actually Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui, a Swedish singer of Moroccan Berber origins

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Another Top 10 finalist is Danny Saucedo with "Amazing"

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There is also the young sensation Ulrik Munther with "Soldiers"

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There is one that did not reach yet the final 10 can actually for the remaining two spots. Regardless it is charting in Sweden and has proven very popular as a novelty.

It is the Iranian-Swedish artist comedian and musician Sean Banan (real name Sean Samadi) with "Sean Den Förste Banan"... which is quite fun...

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Another wild card with quite a pop tune is Top Cats with "Baby Doll"

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worldbasketball
03-03-2012, 06:56 AM
NETHERLAND

Joan Franka - "You and Me"
Note that she is a Dutch singer of Turkish origin and her real name is Ayten Kalan

Here she is live

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This is so impressive I will put the music video when it is released!

Mindozas
03-03-2012, 12:57 PM
Loreen (Sweden) has really decent song. If she will win, definitely will be among my favorites along with Denmark, even maybe will top it

Test
03-04-2012, 06:34 PM
Hello, I am not big fan of Eurovision and rarely waste time watching this contest where most songs are boring and voting system is bad (you can tell already that Turkey will give 10/12 points for the France...).

This year I am very disappointed because Lithuania delegated boring song (again) which has no chance and probably will not reach the finals.

Here you can see it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92wzctYvdx4

We had another contestants which in my and my friends opinion are better and if not this post, you probably won't hear them ever. Check them out:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug6qVbIgbjk

I really like this song, female vocal is very beautiful, and leading singer might sound funny but it is because he is handy-caped (and I really don't feel anykind of pity for him and this not affect my opinion)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl9JiJ8wveU

I don't like this song personally but I know that many people liked it and it was considered a favorite in this Lithuanian selection for participant.


What do You think? Do You also disappointed about this? Interesting to hear Lithuanian and foreign members' opinions.

Maybe in other countries also was participants which was not selected and You feel they deserve it more, please share here so we can hear those songs.

worldbasketball
03-05-2012, 03:42 AM
ITALY

Has a guaranteed song straight to the finals.

This year it will be Nina Zilli with "Per sempre"

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SPAIN another guaranteed finalist

Pastora Soler - "Quédate conmigo"

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FINLAND in a Swedish language song

Pernilla Karlsson - "När Jag Blundar" (meaning When I Close My Eyes)

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BELARUS

Litesound & Jacopo JM Massa -"We Are The Heroes"

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worldbasketball
03-05-2012, 04:07 AM
Engelbert Humperdinck will sing for the UK.

This is a veritable international artist, and at 75 years, even better

Add to it that he is a native from India just like Cliff Richard, another world icon.

The Engelbert song is by Martin Terefe and Sacha Skarbek but has not been announced..

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But sure Engelbert Humperdinck, who is a huge favourite all over the world including in Eastern Europe can teach a lesson or two to the debutante singers of this generation though.

He is singing at Casino du Liban (in Lebanon) and also in Dubai just before Eurovison, being hugely popular in the Middle East as an icon.

Meanwhile here are some of his hits after selling 150 million albums.

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"Release Me"

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"The Way It Used To Be"

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"Another Time, Another Place"

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"The Last Waltz"

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"Lonely is Man Without Love"

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"This Is My Song" (live - recent)

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He and Tom Jones were great rivals. But here together with Billy Preston added.

Plus some humour and great singing

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worldbasketball
03-05-2012, 04:55 AM
A group of Armenian pop singers launched a campaign to boycott the 2012 Eurovision song contest being held in Baku. The statement comes shortly after a 20-year-old Armenian soldier was shot dead by an Azerbaijani sniper on the border between the two countries. The performers say that anti-Armenian sentiment persists in Azerbaijan due to the long-lasting Karabakh conflict. The head of Armenia’s delegation to Eurovision has also claimed her country had not received any safety guarantees for its members.

Armenia has applied to take part in the contest, but has yet to choose a singer to represent the country, according to Eurovision's official website. Eurovision organizers say no official notification of withdrawal from this year’s contest has come from Armenia yet.

worldbasketball
03-06-2012, 05:55 AM
I love the idea of truly heavyweights and veritable world artists to be sent for a change just like UK is doing with Engelbert Humperdinck.

I think more musical icons should take part and countries send their truly international artists not some wannabes

Plus every country should use its own official language obligatorily. No more singing in English or French..

Juan Carlos Nadal
03-06-2012, 02:35 PM
So far this year's songs have been either extremely lame, of very low quality, forgettable or whoring for votes. Just like any other year that is, only worse. The only one that is not offensive to my ears so far is the Finnish entry.

worldbasketball
03-09-2012, 10:57 PM
RUSSIA

BURANOVSKIYE BABUSHKI - "Party for Everybody"
A group made up of 6 elderly women inviting you to "Party for everybody - Come on and dance - Boom Boom" LOL

The band consists of eight grandmothers, but when appearing in Eurovision only six are allowed to appear on stage. They are originally from the Udmurt Republic, from the village of Buranovo. The band performs most of their songs in the Udmurt language. Their other recorded songs include,"Yesterday" (The Beatles cover), ,"Hotel California (Eagles cover)", "Zvezda Po Imeni Solnce" ("A Star Called Sun"),"I Am Beautiful","Sneg-Sneznok","Chiborio","Babushki-Starushki".

They are mainly in their seventies. They evn have one who is 86, but she will not go to Eurovision as they allow only 6 and the band has 8 members. So she was left out.

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Studio version of the same song

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This song didn't make though from Dima Bilan & Julia Volkova - "Back To Her Future"

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Here are some hits from the baboushkas

"I am beautiful"

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"Zvezda po imeni solnce"

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" Удмуртские Частушки feat. Venus"

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Mindozas
03-10-2012, 10:28 AM
Very weak Russian NF. Saw it live and there was not a single song, which sounded decent. Lot of unknown bands/singers and favorites of it Bilan/Volkova with Timati/Aida didn't impress at all, especially the latter, who had a song written by Timbaland crew, but it sucked sooo bad. Karina with Chingkong (or smth) - "High up" was my favorite, but obviously it had none chances to win it.
However, glad for Babushkas, atleast it was funny and interesting

Btw, tonight Swedish finals. If Loreen will win it, Sweden so far would have by far the best song in ESC

worldbasketball
03-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Loreen is already #1 on Swedish Official Chart "Sverigetopplistan" even before the finals. David Saucedo is #3 as well. So apparently it is between these two.

Mindozas
03-11-2012, 10:23 AM
So Loreen took it. Watched the final yesterday live, interesting show, interesting voting with international jury from 11 countries having 50% of votes. It was close race between her and Danny, but Loreen won both - jury votes and televoting. Now Sweden is surely my favorite

worldbasketball
03-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Yes, the foreign jury has a say because in Eurovision, you cannot vote for your own country and other countries will vote for you, for their opinion conyts. Of the 11 country juries 6 juries gave her full 12 points and 3 gave her 10 points. It was only British and Belgian juries that gave it 6 points. These juries opted for Danny Saucedo.

Maltese jury picked the Swedish David Lindgren for "Shout It Out" that came third after Loreen and Danny Saucedo.

A favourite of the international jury was also the young and clearly very talented Ulrik Munther with "Soldiers" Munther was my favourite as well... He came fourth overall.

I have put the live version of Ulrik's "Soldiers" in the Melodifestivalen thread. But here is an acoustic version

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Here is Munther in "Sticks and Bones"

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Boys Don't Cry

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Moments Ago

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worldbasketball
03-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Because you like Loreen so much

Here is Loreen featured in Rob N' Raz hit "The Snake", a reggaeton song. This is in 2005 just after she came fourth in Idol Sweden in 2004.

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Here is her entry last year - "My Heart Is Refusing Me"

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"Sober"

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worldbasketball
03-11-2012, 07:12 PM
SLOVAKIA

Max Jason Mai - "Don't Close Your Eyes"

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worldbasketball
03-12-2012, 04:32 PM
Its official. Armenia has withdrawn from Eurovision in Baku because of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan about Nagorno Karabakh, the Armenian enclave republic (in Azerbaijan).

Armenians argued that there were no security guarantees for the protection of the Armenian delegation.

What was the final straw was the declaration of President of Azerbaijan Haydar Aliev on February 28 just 2 weeks from deadline that "Azerbaijan's main enemies are Armenians of the world".

Armenian Television that organizes the Armenian entry said it could not send participants explaining: "with regret we announce that the Armenian Public TV Company cannot send a delegation for participation in “Eurovision” to the capital of Azerbaijan Baku in May 2012. Even though Azerbaijani authorities promised to guarantee security for all participating countries, days ago the president of Azerbaijan “made an exception” for one of those countries, by announcing that Azerbaijan’s primary enemies are Armenians throughout the world. Factually we can note that the president of the country hosting “Eurovision” officially announces that all Armenians, including the ones that would have been enrolled in the “Eurovision” delegation, are enemies of Azerbaijan. Hence, there is no logic to send a participant to a country, where he/she will be greeted as an enemy. This is a matter of principle for us. We are certain that the atmosphere, which has developed in the background of this and other anti Armenian rhetoric and actions, cannot provide equal conditions for all singers participating in “Eurovision”, which, in our understanding, is the main component of the contest. Furthermore we will continue taking part in “Eurovision”, and presenting Armenia at this pan European song contest.

http://www.eurovision.am/article/127

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Armenia has sent very strong songs in the past.

Andre for example did very well with "Without Your Love"

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Sirusho's 2008 song "Qele Qele" was also very popular. Here is the music video.

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Here is the "Yerevan mix" of the same song she did at 2011 Junior Eurovision (years later):

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Beva
03-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Montenegro


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVTT_w8DWqo

worldbasketball
03-18-2012, 02:53 PM
AZERBAIJAN, song of the organizing country
Directly to the finals without semi-final eliminations

Sabina Babayeva - "When the Music Dies"

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worldbasketball
03-19-2012, 02:04 PM
GREECE

Eleftheria Eleftheriou - "Aphrodisiac"

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worldbasketball
03-20-2012, 03:58 AM
UK entry

BBC unveiled the British song, a beautiful ballad I personally loved, but it is so un-Eurovision-like, it baffles

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"Love Will Set You Free"

So graceful and pure
A smile bathed in light
No matter the distance
A miracle of sight

Though I should have known
I could not turn away
When faced with your beauty
No reasons can stay

As you kiss him
In the moonlight
With heavy words I say

If you love someone
Follow your heart
Cause love comes once
If you’re lucky enough

Though I’ll miss you forever
The hurt will run deep
Only love can set you free

Trust in your dream
Run with no fear
And if you should stumble
Remember I’m near
As a ghost I will walk
And look deep in my soul
I might find another
You give me that hope

So as you kiss him
In the moonlight
With heavy words I say

If you love someone
Follow your heart
Because love comes
If your’e lucky enough

Though I’ll miss you forever
And the hurt will run deep
Only love can set you free

And if you love someone
Follow your heart
Cause love comes once if you’re lucky enough
Though I’ll miss you forever
The hurt will run deep
Love will set you free

Here's footage of the marvelous Englebert

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More footage

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worldbasketball
03-24-2012, 01:41 AM
Now that all the songs have been chosen, the previews and promotional videos are trickling in and some countries are presenting their official music videos.

IRELAND
Here is a preview video (probably not the official), but still fun to watch and listen to

"Jedward - "Waterline"

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Lyrics
WATERLINE

Flood gates, can’t wait
Here she comes, shut’em fast
Better shut’em fast
Too late, swept away
Feel the rush after the fact

Coming up beneath me
Never been in love so
Deeply before

I am close to the waterline
I thought that I’d been over my head
For the last time
I’m so close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the big one.

Whistle blast, lights flash
Throw a rope, grab a hold
Feel the undertow
She laughs, waves crash
What’s the use I can’t let her go

Coming up beneath me
Never been in love so
Deeply before

I am close to the waterline
I thought that I’d been over my head
For the last time
I’m so close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the big one.

Flood gates, can’t wait
Here she comes, shut’em fast
Better shut’em fast
Too late, swept away
Feel the rush

I am close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the one

I am close to the waterline
I thought that I’d been over my head
For the last time
I’m so close to the waterline
And the way I’m loving her now
I know this is bound to go down as the big one.

worldbasketball
03-26-2012, 01:58 AM
LATVIA
Anmary in "Beautiful Song"

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Lyrics
BEAUTIFUL SONGS

I was born in distant 1980
The year that Irish Johnny Logan won
Thirty years or more, they still remember
So dream away, today’s the day I’m singing my song

When I join this grand parade of winners
And will make this song a worldwide hit
I will buy, oh, my own mic to sing in
And all the jobs I had before I’m surely gonna quit

Beautiful song is on the radio, is in the TV shows and plays on and on
Beautiful song that everybody hums and everybody loves
Beautiful song is on the radio, is in the TV shows and plays on and on
Beautiful song that everybody hums and everybody loves

My mamma said to grow and be a singer
My dad just smiled and gave me my guitar
I did my best and I’ll be so much better
Brightest and the highest of the very furthest stars

And on the day when Sir Mick Jagger phones me
Tell him please that I am very busy
Writing brand new songs for Paul McCartney
“So sorry Mick, I’ll call you back,
one day I’ll call you back”

Beautiful song is on the radio, is in the TV shows and plays on and on
Beautiful song that everybody hums and everybody loves
Beautiful song is on the radio, is in the TV shows and plays on and on
Beautiful song that everybody hums and everybody loves

worldbasketball
03-26-2012, 02:54 AM
CYPRUS
Ivi Adamou - La La Love

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Cyprus song performed in the Greek finals as a promotion

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Lyrics
LA LA LOVE

Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalala love

Love the way you fill me up with life
Baby we can break the speed of light
Nothing to fear when you are near
Just gimme more

Reaching for the sky, I’m aiming high
Close my eyes and then it’s almost like you fly
Up in the air, let’s take it there
Never let go

Oh oh oh, I feel the energy between you and me,
baby it’s so right
Oh oh oh, I feel the energy just taking over me, over me

How I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love
Oh I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love

From Paris to LA over the night
All around the world just you and I
Nothing to fear, when you are near
We’re on a roll

And we do it again, no stop no end
Out of control

Oh oh oh, I feel the energy between you and me,
baby it’s so right
Oh oh oh, I feel the energy just taking over me, over me

How I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love
Oh I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love

Nothing to fear… when you are near…
Oh oh oh, I feel the energy between you and me,
baby it’s so right

How I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love

Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love
Oh, I’ve been waiting for this
Lala lalalalalala lalalalalalala love

worldbasketball
03-26-2012, 03:05 AM
GREECE

Eleftheria Eleftheriou - "Aphrodisiac"

Greece's singer is a Greek Cypriot!!!

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Version in front of public

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Lyrics
APHRODISIAC

I gotta to say what’s on my mind
When I’m with you I feel alright
You call me baby, we spend the night
I’m so addicted, I feel alive

Over and over I’m falling

Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
You make me dance, dance like a maniac
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
You make me want your aphrodisiac

You make me want your aphrodisiac

I think about you all the time
I just can’t get you off my mind
You drive me crazy, you drive me wild
You’re so addictive, there’s no way out

Over and over I’m falling

Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
You make me dance, dance like a maniac
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
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You make me want your aphrodisiac

You make me want your aphrodisiac

I’m craving for your touch
I want it way too much
I’m craving for your touch
Too much, your touch, too much

Over and over I’m falling

Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
You make me dance, dance like a maniac
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
You make me want your aphrodisiac

Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
You make me dance, dance like a maniac
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
You make me want your aphrodisiac

You make me want your aphrodisiac

worldbasketball
03-26-2012, 04:03 AM
SWITZERLAND

Sinplus - "Unbreakable" (promo video)

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Performance live in the Swiss finals

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Lyrics
UNBREAKABLE

You can do everything you want
It doesn’t matter how hard it is
You can do it, you can do it

So please don’t mind, close your eyes
Take a trip outside your head
You can give me more

Swim against the stream
Following your wildest dream, your wildest dream
Swim against the stream
Following your wildest dream, your wildest dream

Swim against the stream
Following your wildest dream, your wildest dream
Unbreakable, unbreakable
Unbreakable, unbreakable

Don’t stop rock, rock this place
Don’t stop tryin’, try your best
Don’t stop, don’t stop movin’

Today is all allowed, a good vibe is in the crowd
You can do it, you can do it, you can do it
Unbreakable, unbreakable
You can give me more

Swim against the stream
Following your wildest dream, your wildest dream

worldbasketball
03-26-2012, 05:52 PM
BULGARIA

Sofi Marinova - "Love Unlimited"

Contains multitude languages of "I Love You"

It is a shame if countries whose languages are used don't vote for it isn't it?

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Lyrics
(Sorry if there are errors)

LOVE UNLIMITED

Pesenta nyama granitsi, ezik i tsvyat
Ne poznavat beden i bogat
Vsichki peyat po sveta, peyat vse za lyubovta

Lyubovta nyama granitsa, ezik i tsvyat
Ravna e za vsichki v tozi svyat
Za teb, za men, za tyakh

Seviyorum seni
S’agapo poli
Yo te quiero a ti
Volim te,
Mon cheri
Teb obicham
Samo teb obicham
Teb obicham kazvam az

Mangava tut mange
Voglio bene a te
Ben seni sevirem,
Ya habibi
Je t’aime
Teb obicham,
Samo teb obicham
Nyama granitsi za nas

Bolkata nyama granitsa, ezik i tsvyat
Ne poznavat beden i bogat
Padat sushtite sulzi shtom zhivota ni rani

Lyubovta nyama granitsa, ezik i tsvyat
Ravna e za vsichki v tozi svyat
Za teb, za men, za tyakh

Seviyorum seni
S’agapo poli
Yo te quiero a ti
Volim te,
Mon cheri
Teb obicham
Samo teb obicham
Teb obicham kazvam az

Mangava tut mange
Voglio bene a te
Ben seni sevirem,
Ya habibi
Je t’aime
Teb obicham
Samo teb obicham
Nyama granitsi za nas
I love you so much
I love you so much

worldbasketball
03-27-2012, 09:45 PM
TURKEY

Can Bonomo - "Love Me Back"

He is a Turkish singer of Sephardic Jewish origin from Izmir

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Live performance

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Lyrics
LOVE ME BACK

Oh, hey hey, baby love me back today
Never ever sink my ship and sail away
Oh, ah oh, baby don’t shut me down
Give me all the love I need and I’ll be gone

I’m a lonely sailor, drinking the night away
My ship is made from hope, she’s searching for your bay
But you don’t care

Hop on to my ship, baby I’ll make you fly
You love me and you know that baby, don’t you lie
Love me like I love you and say
Na naninaninanina

Oh, oh oh, we need a bit of rock ‘n’ roll
Baby don’t you crush my soul and make me fall
Oh, hey hey, baby love me back today
Never ever sink my ship and sail away

Hop on to my ship, baby I’ll make you fly
You love me and you know that baby, don’t you lie
Like me like I like you and say
Na naninaninanina, na nananinaninananana na na

Pirates, high seas, cautions, cannons and potions
A sailor’s passion can always conquer the oceans
Sing with me my children

Hop on to my ship, baby I’ll make you fly
You love me and you know that baby, don’t you lie
Like me like I like you and say: na naninaninanina
Na nananinaninananana na nana

Na nanananananananana
Na nanananananana
Na nanananananananana
Na nana

worldbasketball
05-07-2012, 01:38 PM
The music videos are rolling now that the competition is very near.

Here is Ireland's Jedward with "Waterline" with a fresh new look and a great song and a "Tokyo twist".. Now I like it even more...

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And Latvia's Anmary in "Beautiful Song" a beautiful song I really like and the cutest video that I've seen many times by now...

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Cyprus' Ivi Adamou - "La La Love"

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Greece's Eleftheria Eleftheriou - "Aphrodisiac"

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worldbasketball
05-23-2012, 02:16 AM
The final results

1. SWEDEN with Loreena "Euphoria" (372 points)
2. RUSSIA with Buranovskiye Babushki "Party for Everybody" (259 points)
3. SERBIA with Željko Joksimović in "Nije ljubav stvar" (214 points)
4. AZERBAIJAN with Sabina Babayeva in "When the Music Dies" (150 points)
5. ALBANIA with Rona Nishliu in "Suus" (146 points)
6. ESTONIA with Ott Lepland "Kuula" (120 points)
7. TURKEY with Can Bonomo "Love Me Back" (112 points)
8. GERMANY with Roman Lob "Standing Still" (110 points)
9. ITALY with Nina Zilli "L'amore è femmina (Out of Love)" (101 points)
10. SPAIN with Pastora Soler "Quédate conmigo" (97 points)

Last three:
24. HUNGARY with Compact Disco "Sound of Our Hearts" (19 points)
25. UNITED KINGDOM with Englebert Humperdinck in "Love Will Set You Free" (12 points)
26. NORWAY with Tooji in "Stay" (7 points)