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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun May 15, 2011 5:20 am



Lena could be worse, remember this?

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun May 15, 2011 5:24 am



The UK were great in 1972

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun May 15, 2011 5:32 am

Ha Ha, I actually liked Nicole and that song Embarassed

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun May 15, 2011 5:48 am

^^

I had to look it up 1997, Katrina and the Waves, Love shine a light. I don't recall it at all.

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  felix on Sun May 15, 2011 6:05 am

The first UK entry I remember was this one, in 1959:



Ah, they don't make 'em like that any more - do they? cyclops

EDIT: the Katrina & THe Waves record was a big hit here - unsurprisingly - as I recall.

EDIT AGAIN: I also recall the UK entries by The Allisons (1961 - 'Are You Sure'), Cliff Richard (late 60s - 'Congratulations'), Sandy Shaw (mid-60s - 'Puppet On A String'), Lulu (sometime in the 60s - 'Boom Bang A Bang' monkey affraid monkey ). Others seem mercifully to have escaped my recall...


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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 15, 2011 6:25 am

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felix wrote:Ah, they don't make 'em like that any more - do they? cyclops
No, they don't. It's sooo cuuute. flower
It's doesn't sound English, isn't it more Tyrolean?

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  felix on Sun May 15, 2011 10:07 am

pinhedz wrote:
Strawberry Jam wrote:
felix wrote:Ah, they don't make 'em like that any more - do they? cyclops
No, they don't. It's sooo cuuute. flower
It's doesn't sound English, isn't it more Tyrolean?
Don't quote me on this, but ... I believe that, in 1959, it was accepted wisdom at the BBC that, to be accepted as European, you had to sound somewhat Tyrolean. To sound French was, well, rather too French-sounding, if you get my drift. (and German or Italian were, obviously, beyond the pale...)

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 15, 2011 10:52 am

felix wrote:Don't quote me on this, but ... I believe that, in 1959, it was accepted wisdom at the BBC that, to be accepted as European, you had to sound somewhat Tyrolean. To sound French was, well, rather too French-sounding, if you get my drift. (and German or Italian were, obviously, beyond the pale...)
I thought that to win you had to be a Carpathian barbarian:


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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 15, 2011 11:25 am

I wouldn't want people to get the idea that the Huţuli are always dancing around half undressed--for cooler weather they have sheep skins:


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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  eddie on Sun May 15, 2011 9:37 pm


Eurovision: The Good, the Bad and the downright Bizarre:

http://music.aol.co.uk/2011/05/13/eurovision-good-bad-bizarre/

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  ISN on Mon May 16, 2011 1:07 am

I watched ABBA win with Waterloo in our living room in Killiney

I think our Irish contributions apart from the unflappable Terry Wogan was Dana hehehe....All Kinds of Everything..(twice I think) and some loser called Johnny Logan.....

http://www.keithm.utvinternet.ie/Winners.htm

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Mon May 16, 2011 1:32 am

I quite liked Johnny Logan as well, he won twice for Ireland.

He was actually born in Australia.

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  sil on Mon May 16, 2011 8:57 pm

In 1968 Serrat was to sing La la la

but he wanted to sing it in Catalan and they didn't let him
so finally Massiel sang it in Spanish


This is probably the most known Spanish song in Eurovision...

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  sil on Mon May 16, 2011 9:11 pm

hahahaha no, that part sounds the same
Is there la la la in German? (Not the song, I mean just the la la la)

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Post  sil on Mon May 16, 2011 9:19 pm

I knew you were kidding, I laught because I found your joke to be funny... but anyway I answered your question...

I see, they chose to sing la la la because it is in an international language and everybody would understand the depth of its meaning cyclops

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  sil on Mon May 16, 2011 9:28 pm

Strawberry Jam wrote: albino albino albino albino albino

EVERY German alive at the time remembers "Dschingis Khan". It was SO uncool, SO awful, it had everything required to make a self-respecting teenager loathe and detest his country. Nowadays I think it's rather funny.
Was it on purpose? I mean, was it deliberately uncool and awful (and funny from a distant time)? Laughing
A few years ago Spain presented a song in the contest that was deliberately ridiculous? I had a good laugh thinking that song was the chosen one

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  sil on Mon May 16, 2011 9:49 pm

Madre mía... or should I say OMG? What is that first song? The second one is not so awful... it is mainly creepy Laughing

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  eddie on Wed May 02, 2012 6:26 pm


Harry Venning.

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  eddie on Sat May 26, 2012 2:03 pm


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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  pinhedz on Sat May 26, 2012 2:15 pm

I believe the Buranovo Babes are in the finals this year.

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  pinhedz on Sat May 26, 2012 2:45 pm

The problem with the Buranovo Babes is that their leader, Olga Tuktareva (who is only 43), is a fine singer, but the rest of them are just in the way.

But the crowd favorite in the group is Natalya Pugacheva, who looks like an 80-year-old Susan Boyle:

... and my cat is happy, and my dog is happy!

And my cat is happy, and my dog is happy!

The happiness is overflowing!

Party for everybody! Dance!

Come on and dance!

Come on and dance!

Come on and… Boom! Boom!


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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  eddie on Sun May 27, 2012 3:36 pm


Sweden's entry Loreen performs Euphoria, which won this year's competition convincingly. 'Oh, it's good, isn't it? It sounds like something that you'd hear on the radio. And that's something that has never ever been said about any Eurovision song in history'Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Hmmm....

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 27, 2012 3:49 pm

Who came in 2nd? Everybody knows that the runner up is usually the real star (Adam lambert, Susan Boyle, ... geek ).

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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  eddie on Sun May 27, 2012 3:55 pm

pinhedz wrote:Who came in 2nd?

I don't know, but I rather hope it was the Lithuanian entry:


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Re: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 27, 2012 4:02 pm

"The recipe of winning is to be yourself and be true to yourself," said Eurovision-2012 Song Contest winner Sweden's Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui, better known by her stage name Loreen, at the press conference after the final voting of the contest.

Russia's Buranovskie Babushki with the song "Party for Everybody" took second place with 259 points.

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