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    Eh, Norway? Did I miss something?

    Excuse me, but wasn't the song banal rubbish?!?!

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    Yes, but the singer resembled Zac Efron (at least I think so) which would have instantly caused millions of European schoolgirls phone in to vote.

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    Welcome to Eurovision, where actual talent counts against the entrants.

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    Actually this year was much better than previous years for political voting I think. They changed the voting so that 50% was decided by phone and 50% by judging panel. Still not perfect, but better.

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    And what the hell was that Interval Act

    Thought Norway was rubbish, ours was a bit too West End Musical - not surprising considering Andre Lloyd Webber wrote it!

    Graham Norton sounded no different that Terry Wogan - though at least it wasn't monotone!

    bring back Lordi I say!

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    The fact you lot actually wasted an hour of your time watching that banal rubbish program worries me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    The fact you lot actually wasted an hour of your time watching that banal rubbish program worries me

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    it doesn't so much worry me as explains a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    The fact you lot actually wasted an hour of your time watching that banal rubbish program worries me

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    Agree completely. The entire eurovision contest is nonsense. I just watched the 'highlights' on the BBC news site, and can say that the entire lot looked rubbish. Talent lacking across the board, ridiculous costumes, and over the top sets and dancing.

    Eugh.

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    I watched it and thought some of them were quite good

    As for Norway winning, it was innevitable after they fielded such a big artist - he has a following throughout Europe.

    I still don't understand why we insist on finding unknown, obscure, acts to field for Eurovision. Why not just send a pop act that are already doing OK in Europe?

    Genius idea by Germany to get Dieter Von Teese in on the act - deflected your attention from the rubbish song slightly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I still don't understand why we insist on finding unknown, obscure, acts to field for Eurovision.
    Agreed! Send in the 'Quo or Brian May

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    You'll never get an established UK act on there as the majority of the UK see it as a bit of a joke - look at some of the carp we've sent them recently (Daz Sampson, Scooch??) and Jordan almost went one year! It's just a bit of a laugh for most.

    Given the huge variation in tastes (and lack of) across Europe its hard to appeal to all.

    Oh and there still was a fair bit of political voting going on.

    At least it cured my insomnia, I had a nice nap for about 20 songs

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    I think they probably thought they were doing that, by using Andrew Lloyd Webber...

    Anyway, judging by the success of "Lordi" I think they should do the Eurovision Rock Song Contest... That might be better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Agree completely. The entire eurovision contest is nonsense. I just watched the 'highlights' on the BBC news site, and can say that the entire lot looked rubbish. Talent lacking across the board, ridiculous costumes, and over the top sets and dancing.

    Eugh.
    yep. it's nonsense, i'd rather watch the closing of the wimbledon roof opening ceremony [i s*** you not it was broadcast live :shakes head:]

    it isn't as if we need any more reasons to conclude that bbc tv in the main is utter junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Anyway, judging by the success of "Lordi" I think they should do the Eurovision Rock Song Contest... That might be better...
    Again, Lordi were a well established, popular, act before going to Eurovision.

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    Well atleast this years song wasn't really like an Easyjet or BA advert song...

    We’re flying the flag all over the world
    Flying the flag for you

    We’re flying the flag all over the world - yes we’re flying - take you all around the world
    Flying the flag for you
    Would you like something to suck on for landing sir?
    We’re flying the flag all over the world - yes we’re flying - take you all around the world
    Flying the flag for you…

    We’d like to thank you for flying with us today
    Oh please kill me

    And we did magically jump up to 5/23 opposed to what place 25? last year...

    Maybe it had something to do with them changing the voting system this year? 50% televoter and 50% call ins in hope to stop the political motivation votes.

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