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Old 04-01-2017, 03:37 PM
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A good slice of Europop. Should do pretty well across European charts.
He's bringing the Gorilla with him just like Sanremo it will be a bloodshed.
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He's bringing the Gorilla with him just like Sanremo it will be a bloodshed.

why a 'bloodshed'?
Non capisco.
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It's the final of Eurovision 2017 tonight. Tell myself every year not to watch but I know I will.

UK bookmakers are making Italy's Francesco Gabbani the favourite. I can see why, its totally infectious...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmpc3fcrNJQ

The UK doesnt stand a chance and will be lucky to get into the top 20. This despite us having a decent song for once; Lucie Jones' Never Give Up on You...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ6K-EvqccA


I think Azerbaijan and Moldova will also do well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY1fN0R5vXY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prqZ8MSAPh4

and second favourite is the sweet Portuguese entry...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0td62XxnjBk
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It's the final of Eurovision 2017 tonight. Tell myself every year not to watch but I know I will.

UK bookmakers are making Italy's Francesco Gabbani the favourite. I can see why, its totally infectious...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmpc3fcrNJQ

The UK doesnt stand a chance and will be lucky to get into the top 20. This despite us having a decent song for once; Lucie Jones' Never Give Up on You...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ6K-EvqccA


I think Azerbaijan and Moldova will also do well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY1fN0R5vXY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prqZ8MSAPh4

and second favourite is the sweet Portuguese entry...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0td62XxnjBk
The portuguese guy is a good and sensible performer.
The Azerbaijan one is a tad bizarre bat a good performer.
The sax guy from Moldova truly is epic.
The UK girl from X Factor is good but she has the same problem of Italy's girl of the last year, who also was from X Factor; they're generic good crooners.
As you said Gabbani's Occidentali's Karma is infectious, but also upon listening more closely to the lyrics you can discover that it's a smart and ironic song, there are also a couple of nods to famous works of science literature among the new age cultural references. I'm glad for once it's not a stupid song to be on top of the national charts. Also he's proven to be a good showman, the Gorilla idea was very smart.
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Well, all the songs have been performed now. I'll stick my neck out and predict the winner will be one of either; Italy, Belgium, Austria, Moldova, Portugal or Romania.

I reckon the standard was the highest its ever been across the board this year. Having a semi final system ensures quality songs in the final. Good that you get quality (and some quirky, off beat performances) but sad also you miss out on the genuinely bizarre, naff and downright sh!t songs.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:06 PM
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Final result:

1) Portugal
2) Bulgaria
3) Moldova
4) Belgium
5) Sweden
6) Italy
7) Romania
8) Hungary
9) Australia
10) Norway

UK: 15th out of 26

At least Australia gave the UK 10 points. I think its time to rope in other English speaking countries; USA, Canada and New Zealand can now become part of Europe.
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Great idea!

Those Irish not giving us 12 points though... and Malta!
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WAAAAHEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY Eurovision 2018 is almost upon us.

I love the UK entry; Storm performed by SuRie...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLGEx2x8xoo
Sadly the bookmakers dont rate her chances of even being top 15.

Bookies favourite; Cyprus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DRsfNObKIQ
I just don't get it


PS
I'm loving Ryan Reynolds' Eurovision rant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTxD5y75FZQ
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WAAAAHEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY Eurovision 2018 is almost upon us.

I love the UK entry; Storm performed by SuRie...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLGEx2x8xoo
Sadly the bookmakers dont rate her chances of even being top 15.

Bookies favourite; Cyprus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DRsfNObKIQ
I just don't get it


PS
I'm loving Ryan Reynolds' Eurovision rant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTxD5y75FZQ
Yes, a much needed and refreshing change of topic.

I like UK's song and I really don't like Cyprus song, the girl reminds of the lead singer of that US group named Pussycat Dolls whose timbre I found irritating; however she's very beautiful, I'll give her that.

Italy entry this year is an engagé song from two Italian singer songwriters that revolves around the theme of terrorism and peace, I liked it but I haven't heard it much on the radio:



P.S. Ryan Reynolds just gained my respect

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I can't say I like the Italian entry much. Perhaps if I understood the words I'd like it better. On the tune alone...meh.
UK now projected to be last according to the betting.
I'll stick my neck out and predict Saraa Aalto from Finland as the winner.
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Wow, drama at Eurovision. Somebody just invaded the stage and disrupted SuRie's performance. Much credit to her- she kept her composure and carried on really well. Very lax security.
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UK third last.
******g stupid event. Time we pulled out
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I hadn't seen yesterday because it happened while I was deeply entranced in the preparations for the big lunch for Mother's day but I've searched for the video of the intrusion today and it was really ridiculous, thankfully it lasted only a few seconds but it's not the first time it happens, last year a man showed his arse on the stage for god'd sake.
Italy reached the fifth place, it's not bad, better than I expected but obviously it won the most extravagant performance in the event's truest style, we shouldn't be surprised.
However I've discovered this year that the Eurovision's Youtube channel has a subtitles feature so that all viewers can understand the lyrics of the competing songs, next year I'll make sure to use it.

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