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[C&C] Eurovision Song Contest

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by BillN, May 6, 2014.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I know that this is not broadcast in "The Colonies" - but you just don't know what you are missing

    We are not allowed social chit - chat on here but I am old and you all forgive me.

    Anyway I have only posted it so that you can critique the quality of the video - well that's my excuse

    This is Austria's entry for this year, (they have always been a bit kinky - in my younger days I went to the odd nightclub in Vienna!) - the programme is on TV as I type

    Conchita is some gal

    nice song

    idea for Luke - collect all the Euro contest records ever made? - maybe not as you will probably go bankrupt

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToqNa0rqUtY
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Don't have a tv here, and I kinda doubt any Senegalese channel will air it in the first place, but i'm somewhat interested again now that Holland has started sending talented artists again (although i like last year's entry, Anouk, a lot better than this year's duo). But seeing some of the other countries and their mini freak shows is always fun, so long as it's only one day in the year! :tongue:
    That austrian guy looks hot in his LBD... Unfortunately youtube isnt working for me right now so i have to make do with the preview pic for the time being
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    There is always the entry from Latvia
    their "cake baking song"

    wow - that's going to get lots of votes

    makes me want to rush out and visit the country

    posted for quality of video critique only

    http://youtu.be/NITRaxJcynA
     
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  4. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    People have spent years in therapy for less.
     
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  5. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

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  6. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    When I lived in Albania thy couldn't get enough of the ESC. We had ESC parties on the big night. For ex-Communist countries being part of the ESC was a confirmation that they were part of Europe, part of 'the West'. It was a very big deal and genuinely warmed this ESC cynic's heart. That said their entries were generally awful, almost as bad as the UK's.
     
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Yes Australia has an entrant this year.
     
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  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Jessica Mauboy? I think she's only performing, not actually competing. I like her work.

    from http://www.jessicamauboy.com.au/news/
     
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  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Australia in Europe - I know that modern geography is not great but it's not possible - although singing a "Fosters" special would be amusing and I wish you guys you would join us in "Europe"

    As said above the entries are really awful and also as said the commentary is great - it is so "naff" and a great and amusing spectacle - the voting is better than the songs - long live the ESC

    I still reckon "Conchita" has a good chance!!


    UK entry - as they Oh, Oh, - O O ......... not good ........ I'm not Smitten

    http://youtu.be/-wFUPCkmlOo
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Oh but we do :) SBS broadcasts Eurovision every year
    http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm genuinely a bit lost here. It sounds like most here are saying the performers are terrible. And yet, I'm also hearing that people really enjoy it.
     
  12. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It is unspeakable.
     
  13. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Boom BangaBang Kitsch
    Some tongue in cheek others not so
     
  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Utterly unspeakable
     
  15. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    change your date format and you'll understand it

    one day all the Euro tracks way back will have a "cult" following as they are so terrible - buy them now as part of your pension plan

    (I'll let you into a secret - Warren Buffet has a strange fetish of them)
     
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  16. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    The Russia Twins

    why are they all singing in English, sorry American

    They don't "do it" for me ….. bloody Russians!

    http://youtu.be/CqwN567TelA
     
  17. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Ken
    Maybe because they simply couldn't bear the utter silliness of their lyrics in a language they'd actually understand.
    ...just some undereducated guess :biggrin:
     
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  18. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

    176
    Feb 3, 2014
    From what I gather (an correct me if I'm wrong) its mostly amateur or semi-prof acts? that were voted "the best" in their home country.
    They are quite polished but they are trying to appeal to a broad audience which is tough as everyone is a critic.

    I watch it for the entertainment factor and leave my brain at the door!
     
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  19. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    the ESC was the start of ABBA's career
     
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  20. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    And Englebert Humperdinck too, from recollection :)
     
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