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fanoff
19-08-2009, 09:40
Time for a new thread!

Guys,we are winning this year if the rumours are true!I'm shaking!!!Tarkan is going to represent Turkey next year in Norway!!!!!!!Yaaay!

robbie
19-08-2009, 10:00
Tarkan is going to represent Turkey next year in Norway!!!!!!!

That's hot! I hope for an amazing song with great performance! :)

fanoff
19-08-2009, 10:07
That's hot! I hope for an amazing song with great performance

I know!I so want to be abroad just to vote for him but I have school,so vote for me too Robbie:p I still can't believe he's going!

crazy malchik
19-08-2009, 10:10
Tarkan will win. :gigi:

robbie
19-08-2009, 10:17
...and I can give an award for the winner :lalala:

fanoff
19-08-2009, 19:14
If Tarkan does something like this(click) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbcwO6VWZyI),he will be a serious contender to win.

spyretto
28-11-2009, 01:48
gosh, Tarkan is gonna do Eurovision? Now that's your favourite right there.

Greece is going low profile this time around as far as I know, the new government don't want to spend a lot of money on this, so they'll be sending some young Pop Idol contestant or another. Can't see how it can be much worse than Sakis but without the big spending and hype the expectations will be low.

fanoff
28-12-2009, 18:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lbUyjSJiMg

Endri,Albania has made its selection last night!The winner and the representative of Albania in ESC 2010 that will take place in Oslo is Juliana Pasha, with the song Nuk Mundem Pa Ty.I quite like the song.Didn't expect that kind of song from them.

fanoff
05-01-2010, 21:45
http://nrk.no/programmer/tv/melodi_grand_prix/1.6930929

Norway,please send Keep of Kalessin to Eurovision!30 second snippet even rocks!!!

fanoff
05-01-2010, 21:53
In Moldovan preselection there is a song called "Lady GaGa" :lol:

http://trm.md/index.php?module=proiect_int&proiect_id=30&sub_proiect_id=43

It's the 21st song on the list.

dradeel
06-01-2010, 17:15
Norway,please send Keep of Kalessin to Eurovision!30 second snippet even rocks!!!Oh, I know ... I know. It would be fucking fantastic, although I have a feeling they're a tad too extreme for it. If they win the norwegian nomination, however, they'll win the whole shit, no question about it. But it's a big if, cause even though we have a lotta metalheads in Norway they're very divided on the whole Eurovision charade, and normal people won't even give them a vote for being cool, cause they'll be over the top :D

fanoff
07-01-2010, 11:05
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NboBcD4sB9E

I looove this song from Moldovan selection.What do you think?

Argos
07-01-2010, 19:43
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NboBcD4sB9E

I looove this song from Moldovan selection.What do you think?
Reminds me Bulgarian chalga ( = folk-pop + half-naked girl with much cosmetic surgery + ass-wagging). .

crazy malchik
07-01-2010, 21:02
Reminds me Bulgarian chalga ( = folk-pop + half-naked girl with much cosmetic surgery + ass-wagging). .

^^Or Serbian turbo-folk. :D

fanoff
11-01-2010, 21:30
Am I just overreacting or this song is great?From Estonian selection

VIOLINA feat. Rolf Junior- "Maagiline päev"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJXrs0369eM

fanoff
15-01-2010, 15:01
Turkish rock band "maNga" will represent Turkey in Oslo!The group won the "Best European Act" award in 2009 EMAs,so we can expect something good actually:)

crazy malchik
15-01-2010, 15:23
I really thought their song was kinda boring...

coolasfcuk
22-01-2010, 23:14
muahhahahahah dont really follow this anymore, but just heard that bulgaria chose Miro to represent, without having a song yet

This is him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBKFuOZiTM0 also known as the Coldplay wanna'be!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnDNRtA77bc&feature=related he can also do the boom-boom eurovision boring songs, like this

anyways, he is in my gay boys circles in Bulgaria and is a nice guy

He has been around for a while, he used to be part of KariZma - a duo with Miro and Galya. Galya, also gay, is now in the bulgarian NYC circles, trying to make a career there. Too bad, i think they worked better as a duo... don't know why i have some memories that maybe they already represented BG @ Eurovision and did horrible? I might be wrong

KariZma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVLimYUuelw&feature=related funny how this song's message is anti-drugs, while both of those were total cokeheads when this video was done :laugh:

well, i wish him well, but i have a feeling he is going to FLUNK like any other bulgarian artist @ eurovision :gigi:

fanoff
23-01-2010, 17:30
Why do you keep sending messages if you don't follow then?

crazy malchik
28-01-2010, 21:50
Bitchka, I'd love to see Azis on ESC! :D Possible...?! :confused:

Argos
28-01-2010, 22:17
Bitchka, I'd love to see Azis on ESC!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Mercy! :bum:

fanoff
28-01-2010, 23:37
I'd love to see Azis on ESC!

He was on stage as backvocalist in 2006.Never again!

fanoff
31-01-2010, 00:37
Sorry for the double posting!

Finland has decided their hopeful for Oslo.They will be represented by a duo whose name I can't write:)I like their song!

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

AshMcAuliffe
31-01-2010, 03:53
The UK is screwed yet again this year what with Pete Waterman writing the song.
Expect trashy cheese pop. :bum:

dradeel
05-02-2010, 10:47
So, I'm slow in figuring this out, but whatever...

Keep of Kalessin won their norwegian semi final, and will play in the Norwegian final leg Saturday, February 6th. I have a slight feeling they'll sweep through the finals too, but only time will tell of course. I haven't heard a single of the other songs this year.

I must admit, I like the verses much more than the chorus on KoK's song. The chorus sound like a strangely "catchy" heavy metal tune, which didn't appeal to me that much, while the verses sounded much more like straight forward extreme metal. But I guess it's the catchy heavy metal-ness that will give them _any votes at all_. Hahaha :D

Check out their first performance here (http://www.keepofkalessin.no/en/viewvideo/2/live-performance/dragontower-the-mgp-performance-eurovision-song-contest-2010.html)

Transcript from the clip:

"Our music style is epic extreme metal, which is close to black metal, but more melodic and inspired by movie soundtracks, big fantasy movies and that sorta stuff. During the last year we've played about 150 concerts in USA, Europe and here and there."
"We've been in studio for the last couple of months recording a new album, which will be released in May."
"Since we're all from Trondheim it feels like we're on home field. We're attending Eurovision to break some limits and to reach out to an audience we probably wouldn't reach otherwise."
"The song is called The Dragontower. It's written by Arnt and text is by Keep of Kalessin."
*Song is introduced and starts to play*

fanoff
05-02-2010, 18:33
Keep of Kalessin won their norwegian semi final, and will play in the Norwegian final leg Saturday, February 6th. I have a slight feeling they'll sweep through the finals too, but only time will tell of course. I haven't heard a single of the other songs this year.


I love KoK's song but,the hot favourite is something else,so is mine.Didrik Solli-Tangen sings My Heart Is Yours
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfClf3bXWgE

I so love this song and it should win the final.

dradeel
06-02-2010, 02:32
A ballad is the big favorite for the final? Hasn't there only been one ballad that has won for the past .. what ... 10-15 years, and that was that Serbian song if I'm not mistaken? Meeh... I dunno. I guess only time will tell. :)

fanoff
06-02-2010, 17:07
I love the song,and the presentation is awesome.Other acts don't have a chance the win the whole thing though.We'll see who wins tonight:p Anyway you guys won't be winning for the second time in a row :)

Tonight Iceland and Denmark will be choosing their representative fror Oslo.

This is the favourite in Iceland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tctQQJr3tbE

dradeel
07-02-2010, 02:59
Anyway you guys won't be winning for the second time in a row You can sleep safe tonight. Keep of Kalessin didn't win the norwegian final. Some random guy I have no idea who is won, and thus Norway will not win two years in a row. If Keep of Kalessin had been sent to the european finals and had the right type of performance with a lotta pyro and stash they'd wipe europe clean of points, I'm quite certain. They'd get the same 'appeal' as Lordi, just trigger more people because they're more extreme. That won't happen now though :)

fanoff
07-02-2010, 18:13
I don't think Keep Of Kalessin would have done well if they had won the final.The chorus was too weak,and the guitar solos were too hard for an average person.The song that won will do very well in Eurovision,I can see it winning the whole thing but public don't vote for the hosting nation in Eurovision that much :)

AshMcAuliffe
07-02-2010, 18:18
I love how the UK are keeping schtum about all things Eurovision. Although rumours suggest Jedward as entry...

fanoff
07-02-2010, 21:15
BBC announced two weeks ago that the composer of the entry will be Paul Waterman,who is responsible for Kylie Minogue's I Should Be So Lucky etc. The performer will be selected in a series of shows.So UK did not keep schtum at all :p

AshMcAuliffe
07-02-2010, 22:39
oh god... i hate UK entries.

dradeel
08-02-2010, 05:05
I don't think Keep Of Kalessin would have done well if they had won the finalIt's all about the performance, and if they planned that right it could go all the way. I'll be the first to say the chorus was a little weak, but there have been sucky songs winning before, so that's no guarantee. ;)

the guitar solos were too hard for an average personWhat does that have to do with anything? KoK is quite a technical band. There are tons of technical metal bands that can pull "worse" things off live flawlessly. Are you thinking people wouldn't like the solo because it's just too much? I'm quite certain that's part of what would've given them victory. They would be something different, and that gets attention, and that gets votes. That's how simple it works. Lordi was the perfect example of everything done correctly. With the same package on a different concept, and you'll win. That's virtually how every winner has won. It's really not all about the song, cause it's rarely the best song that wins. What KoK did however lack in their song, that may be essential, was a "catch line". Something that sticks in your head from the song...

The song that won will do very well in Eurovision,I can see it winning the whole thingBut ballads don't really win... It's not a bad song, sure, but it's just another one of the traditional Eurovision songs that haven't won for some 15 years +. Also Didrik can't really sing it. He has the range for the top parts, but he can't sing the first part of the song at all. I expect him to be another pretty face among a bunch of pretty faces in Eurovision. And yes, you're right about people giving less points to the hosting nation ... if we don't consider Ireland in the 90s :p So that'll just make it even harder. Hehe. In my opinion Norway just hasn't learned from their successes and mistakes, cause we've sent this kinda song 10 times before over the last two decades and ended up at the bottom every time. :rolleyes:

oh god... i hate UK entries.Hahaha :laugh:

fanoff
08-02-2010, 12:15
It's all about the performance

And their performance was not enough to win the final,that's what I was trying to say.Lordi was visionally good and had a great PR work that gathered youngs that listened to metal and made them vote.We don't think that middle aged European audience voted for them,do we?

Personally I love Kok's song but I doubted it could win and it didn't.


But ballads don't really win

Serbia in 2007 won with a ballad,and Dima Bilan from Russia won with a song one can define a ballad in 2008.It's all about the performance,if you can impress the audience and make people vote for you,you win :)

fanoff
08-02-2010, 12:18
And Bulgaria is sending this performer to Oslo.Miro is an amazing singer.coolasfcuk sent a couple of his hits,watch them too.I'm sure you'll love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sp8YCPHUdw

dradeel
09-02-2010, 06:09
Serbia in 2007 won with a balladI believe I mentioned Serbia in my other post. They are the only ones winning with a ballad for like ... along time, and that specific year it was perfect timing compared to the rest of the field. It was in contrast to the abundance of foolish and non-serious acts coming up, and the abundance of plastic faces and pretty boys. And Dima Bilan's song wasn't a traditional eurovision ballad, and you know it :p
And their performance was not enough to win the final,that's what I was trying to say.Lordi was visionally good and had a great PR work that gathered youngs that listened to metal and made them vote.We don't think that middle aged European audience voted for them,do we?You'd be surprised at hos many middle aged people appreciated them, cause those are the people that remembered the old rock bands from the 70s and enjoyed the decade of hard rock in the 80s. You shouldn't underestimate the Black Sabbath-Judas Priest-AC/DC-Iron Maiden-Kiss-factor. Young metalheads don't give a darn about Eurovision...

And Lordi's performance in the finnish finals weren't that fantastic either, although they had costumes. That was it. But the finnish flag top hat, wings, axe with pyro etc in the international finals, in addition to all the mystery around the people gave them the victory. KoK could easily have added the same show to their performance and created mystery around them after winning the norwegian finals... they had the potential, and now it won't be realized. Myyy point is that Didrik with his bland pretty face and a You Raise Me Up copycat song will hardly stand out... I guess only time will tell, but I expect Europe to offer a more deserving winner. :) I for one know that sending traditional eurovision songs isn't a good tactic and never worked for Norway ;)
And Bulgaria is sending this performer to Oslo.Miro is an amazing singerI'll give it a listen later. Busy right now :) Is there a Eurovision website updated with all the final contenders in the international final in Oslo?

fanoff
09-02-2010, 18:30
Is there a Eurovision website updated with all the final contenders in the international final in Oslo?

I visit www.esctoday.com and it is updated very frequently.


You'd be surprised at hos many middle aged people appreciated them, cause those are the people that remembered the old rock bands from the 70s and enjoyed the decade of hard rock in the 80s. You shouldn't underestimate the Black Sabbath-Judas Priest-AC/DC-Iron Maiden-Kiss-factor. Young metalheads don't give a darn about Eurovision...

In Norway you may be right,but for the Eastern Block,Balkans and Turkey not many middle aged people voted I think :) Younger people might have voted because Lordi had an internet campaign,telling them to vote for them if they didn't like what is going on in ESC.It was quite succesful :)

fanoff
09-02-2010, 19:46
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwLo7sBXLUA

This is is one of the candidate songs of Bulgaria,from Miro.Love that Balkan melody.

fanoff
03-03-2010, 23:54
Turkish song has been presented.Its name is We Could Be The Same it's sung by maNga,who got the Best European Act award last year.

Here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K2CwqHVmXk

I know I love all the songs we send and this is not an exception :D I like the song.

Argos
04-03-2010, 20:46
Turkish song has been presented.Its name is We Could Be The Same it's sung by maNga,who got the Best European Act award last year.

Here it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K2CwqHVmXk
It's not the first time that I have to say about a Turkish entry that I like the song much more than the singer. I don't expect Caruso nor M. Jackson, but...his performance is boooring. Anyway, I love the nickname of the uploader! :D

little_polar_bear
08-03-2010, 02:22
This year seems to be one of the most boring ones... mostly ballads bleh...
I find the Isaraelian singer hot and I love ICELAND.
Hera Björk has already tried several times to qualify and she made it with "Je ne sais quoi". She is a professional and I appreciate that!
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=JviBKyYIJZE&feature=related

Life In Technicolor
08-03-2010, 09:40
Peter Nalitch will represent Russia in Oslo :confused:

The Russian final:

Peter Nalitch - "Lost And Forgotten" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P1FCJr672o) №1
Buranovskie Babushki (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmT0T7bJ4Rk) (Grannies from Buranovo) №3
MIUSHA - Big Bang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAezL3ka5iU)№22

I really like Buranovskie Babushki! Many of the participants of the 'Buranovskie Babushki' choir are well older than 70!

fanoff
08-03-2010, 19:30
Those babushkies shouldhave won and Russia is coming with a very weak song,unlike their previous entries.

Argos
08-03-2010, 20:20
Peter Nalitch will represent Russia in Oslo :confused:

The Russian final:

Peter Nalitch - "Lost And Forgotten" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P1FCJr672o) №1
Buranovskie Babushki (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmT0T7bJ4Rk) (Grannies from Buranovo) №3
MIUSHA - Big Bang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAezL3ka5iU)№22

I really like Buranovskie Babushki! Many of the participants of the 'Buranovskie Babushki' choir are well older than 70!
Don't remind me this catastrophe of an ESC selection. The whole competition was bullsh*t, not a single song worth for Eurovision, none even fairly good. From performance to performance you could only make the decision between embarassing and horrible. The few better known 'artists' came with the worst songs of their repertoire. At least some of them performed them decently, the rest was simply inferior.

It seems as if Russia's music business was burying itself after having battered it to ruins. Ironically the VGTRK (Allrussian State TV and Radio Company) mafia, who organized this bankruptcy of Russian showbiz, is the main culprit of the downfall of Russia's mainstream music scene. In that sense... :10x:

spyretto
12-03-2010, 20:45
Tonight Greece and the UK decide - not sure about the UK, it depends what Pete Waterman has written, I just hope Greece don't send any song this year at all, they're THAT bad. That rock song is pathetic the rest are sung by people with horrible English accents and voices, and the ones sung in Greek are straight from a Greek taverna, only the plate smashing is missing to complete it. How many times do they have to be reminded that Greek folk is not taken seriously in Europe?

Yves
12-03-2010, 23:04
The german eurovision show is over now and Lena Meyer-Landrut, an 18 years old student, will represent germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Her final perfomance of her eurovision song "satellite":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ADLlfbcy9o

Argos
12-03-2010, 23:16
The german eurovision show is over now and Lena Meyer-Landrut, an 18 years old student, will represent germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Her final perfomance of her eurovision song "satellite":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ADLlfbcy9o
Thanks, but...
Dieses Video ist aufgrund des Urheberrechtsanspruchs von Brainpool nicht mehr verfügbar.

Yves
12-03-2010, 23:40
Thanks, but...

Oh that was quick. Then just type in "Satellite" by Lena Meyer Landrut. Works that way for sure.;)

fanoff
13-03-2010, 00:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-_evd8tc7A

Here is the German entry.I can't say I like it but it's still better than many songs this year.

fanoff
13-03-2010, 00:53
the ones sung in Greek are straight from a Greek taverna, only the plate smashing is missing to complete it.

That one won :D Well I like it.

fanoff
13-03-2010, 00:56
The best song chosen today comes from Estonia

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

crazy malchik
14-03-2010, 10:23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s02IUFgNJ7Y

Serbian entry, composed by Goran Bregovic.

It's ok. I want it faster.

fanoff
14-03-2010, 12:39
Does he think he looks good with that hairstyle?

dradeel
14-03-2010, 14:02
Does he think he looks good with that hairstyle?

Hehehe. With his face it has some androgynous qualities to it. Not to my liking, but I can see it.

Can't say his haircut is his biggest problem though.

mulder
14-03-2010, 16:20
UK entry. Don't worry folks, it's complete crap. We're still preparing for the 2012 Olympics, so we can't afford to win this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0vHnZDX1GI

fanoff
14-03-2010, 16:37
UK entry. Don't worry folks, it's complete crap.

They could send at least an ex-Blue soloist, or something that sounds ok.

spyretto
15-03-2010, 17:37
Is is there a clear favourite out of all this mess of boring ballads and ethnopop? I personally liked Estonia
( quirky ballad with attitude ) Slovakia ( nicely done ) and Ireland - it's the best song they sent in years but singers are old so legs or cleavage no hope I'm afraid. Maybe Sweden too - not too sure about the song but singer's good. Turkey stands out straight away, it's not a ballad or ethnic and it's actually pretty good, they always send respectable ESC songs.

Nothing really in my taste of music, little variety, oh well, there's still France left to save the day.

They could send at least an ex-Blue soloist, or something that sounds ok.

Guy can't sing and has the charisma of a car accident. The song's itself not really that bad but they picked the worst act to represent it.

fanoff
21-03-2010, 12:38
I like the Azerbaijan's song Drip Drop the best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_zVoDu-qhE

taturocks8
25-03-2010, 12:52
Has Latvia made it in?

sakuya
25-03-2010, 21:33
Lithuanian entry:
Inculto (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvDBiqRbVa0)

fanoff
28-03-2010, 02:50
Azerbaijan leads the betting charts.What do you think?Can it win the whole thing?I like the song very much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_zVoDu-qhE

spyretto
30-03-2010, 09:29
Azerbaijan leads the betting charts.What do you think?Can it win the whole thing?I like the song very much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_zVoDu-qhE


I like it a lot it's a worthy favourite - but I haven't heard all the entries in detail, Azerbaijan is instantly catchy.

Lithuanian entry:
Inculto (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvDBiqRbVa0)

again :p
the Lithuanians are taking the piss a second time, will they make the top 5 again?

spyretto
30-03-2010, 17:48
Drip Drop is good but
If I put money on a song I'd go Turkey

and Turkey is 41 to win Eurovision, once they're through to the final they will be under 10, can back them now and hedge after. it's good value for money, for a very good song for ESC standards. Greece is among the favorites, well it's obvious the bookies are totally clueless. Greece sucks, in Greece they're comparing this song to shadow theater songs.

Who will vote for Germany to make it into the top 4? top 10 is the best they'll do. Ukraine's got a good ballad and they will get points too, Azerbaijan will be in the top 5 but won't win I think. Gotta take advantage of the betting odds.

Pop/rock is more universal that individual ethnic traditional trends, unless those are really something special and I don't think Greece is special, it's just an old formula. Alkaios has made better songs in his career than this but not for Eurovision standards of course.

Like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_xM8soWs2Q

Unlike Sakis I like the artist but not the song.

tinuviel
23-04-2010, 15:02
Georgia entry :) (Btw hi guys:D)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3nxhVyB5OM

i think it's the best ballad of this year:)
and here's the fanpage of sofia :)
http://www.facebook.com/nizharadzesofia

fanoff
24-05-2010, 23:03
Tomorrow is the firstr semi final!

little_polar_bear
25-05-2010, 08:25
Yes, Iceland!!! If not on Saturday, Hera Björk's gonna be number one tonight - at least for me, even though they've killed the original instrumental... :coctail:

Edit: Woohoo, never have I liked a semi final end result better. Iceland was 'randomly' picked at the very end - so Hera got most likely most of the votes. NICE! :cool:

spyretto
26-05-2010, 08:39
dont get your hopes too high , all the better songs are in the second semi, the winner will be from there.

fanoff
26-05-2010, 09:53
And most likely Azerbaijan will be the winner.

little_polar_bear
26-05-2010, 11:43
Well, I didn't say Iceland will win the whole contest, but I'm simply happy the people seemed to like the song. Hera got a rather bad spot in the final after the Albanian Madonna-woman which is up-beat too...
Portugal and Belgium were nice surprises yesterday.

It was horrible to see that Serbia has qualified :/

Azerbaijan has stairs (seldom looks great in heels) and the girl doesn't really look happy when she's singing. If she won't change that, I can't see her winning. Maybe we'll have a surprise this year after last year's obvious Rybak. Would be good.

spyretto
27-05-2010, 22:38
So the 2nd semi final was fun but its now over, the remaining ten countries to qualify are:

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Denmark
Cyprus
Ireland
Israel
Romania
Turkey
Ukraine

Huge surprise with the odds that Sweden and Croatia are out, but I didn't think they were particularly good on the night, especially Croatia. Their songs weren't particularly good either. Ukraine deserved it, was slightly surprised about Cyprus though, boring song.

Azerbaijan, a winning performance? The opinions vary, I personally don't think it's a winning performance but I gotta see it again. On the other hand I was surprised at how good Georgia was, very tough to be singing and doing choreography at the same time but she was flawless.

Good luck to all contestants for the final.

little_polar_bear
28-05-2010, 10:19
My personal top ten for the final (from the big five, I might like Spain the most). Not sure if this order will survive the final...

Iceland
Turkey
Ukraine
Portugal
Israel
Albania
Armenia
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moldova

Argos
28-05-2010, 18:09
Quite a lot of disappointment this year. Just a few interesting songs, mostly uninspired performances. I can widely agree with the choice of the finalists. Personally I liked only Alyosha Kucher from Ukraine so far. Without her I would say, the top hit music of the ESC week is the Eurovision hymn.

little_polar_bear
28-05-2010, 19:36
Yes, this year is pretty weak but I did expect it to be even worse... Norway, the UK, France and Germany will be awful enough...

Argos, I agree with you that the Ukraine is the only country that stood out because they did something unusual - not a pop song but catchy somehow and emotionally very strong. Great voice and the performance was convincing too.

spyretto
29-05-2010, 02:52
I'm struggling to find a personal top 10 among the finalists, in fact I only really like four songs which are unsurprisingly amongst the favourites: Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia and Georgia. After those I'm faintly liking France - it's got a soccer fest vibe to it, so its seasonal and catchy - but I saw the rehearsals and they're truly awful...after that, hmm it's a real struggle, perhaps Albania? Germany? just for its quirkiness and I really hope she doesn't win. Ukraine? I really like the performance but I can't warm up to the song still. The other ballads all sound the same to me. Equally strong songs at the top but overall a mediocre year.

Oh well if I really had to push myself for a top 10 I could easily add up Iceland, Moldova ( similar songs ) and Denmark as an alternate and there you have a pretty respectable but unremarkable top 10-11. The ballads didn't do it for me this season.

I'm curious to see how Russia will do :lol:

thegurgi
29-05-2010, 16:28
i usually have a lot of fun with Eurovision each year, but this year? Oh my... what a weak showing! These countries must've exhausted their efforts last year with Moscow (maybe this is remnant of cold war sentiments when countries felt they need to show off to Russia to prove themselves) but i'm not sure. The only songs I can really get through are Estonia, Azerbaijan, Germany and like maybe 2 others. And with the exception of Estonia, i'm going to follow this band, there's really nothing i even wanted to win. of course, Estonia's song was just in a different league and was looked over, i missed the performance too but it didn't seem as energetic as it was during the Estonian final. So... i'm gonna root for Portugal. Decent song, great voice, charismatic performance. Portugal's been in the contest for like 40 years or something and has no wins. So, go Portugal!

i'm so baffled by the UK entry ... that guy has the same on screen chemistry as a bag of sweets. Maybe in the right light you'll get a reflection off the plastic bag but for the most part it's just dull with empty calories.

not sure where that metaphor came from at all...

spyretto
29-05-2010, 22:17
I take it all back about the bottom 3, I don't like Iceland and I don't like this rubbish Germany at all

I'd put Ukraine, Belgium, Cyprus and Portugal in the bottom of the top 4

Argos
29-05-2010, 22:38
Let me first name my most cruel performances of the day:
My favourite - France: this soccer cheerleader performance was really aaaawful.
Then we have - Russia: Peter Nalich was simply ridiculous.
The third place - a tie between Norway and Israel. Do those guys really think that this blubbering has to do with music?
Another favourite of mine was Byelorus. Not only the performance with the butterfly thingie was ridiculous, but the music was horrible too, and guess who was the composer! You won't believe it. The great Maksim Fadeev! :bum:

Well, to the best ones: The only song which touched me, was Alyosha's, I told it before. I can remember Romania and Georgia for a good performance, Safura from Azerbeidjan had a decent song and wasn't bad as singer. Greek Alkaios was somehow not bad as a performer too (though his song was not so good), the rest ... don't remember.

And as I see some of the most dispensable songs will fight for the victory! :bum:

robbie
29-05-2010, 22:51
Lena from Germany was amazing! I love the song. MP3, please? :)

spyretto
30-05-2010, 01:27
Looks like the Eurovision song contest was bailed out because Germany was the only country in Europe not in recession and who would therefore be able to host the show. Too bad they chose such a mediocre song and such an uncharismatic performer to do it. RIP Eurovision, welcome Eurotrash.

little_polar_bear
30-05-2010, 03:15
Wow, I am surprised I can call myself really alternative now LOL.
No one has yet mentioned Armenia - this woman just looked hot. Can't say more right now because I have never felt this strong urge to laugh out loud after the winner was announced. I don't get Europe and I take this as a very good sign.

sakuya
30-05-2010, 12:57
Lena from Germany was amazing! I love the song. MP3, please? :)

here you go (http://www.talpykla.com/files/311/Lena%20-%20Satellite%20%28Germany%29.mp3) :)))

robbie
30-05-2010, 15:55
sakuya, spasiba! :rose:

Argos
30-05-2010, 17:58
Not even an average song, not even an average singer, not even an average perfomance, but won. You may blame it on the poor taste of the 'European' people, who voted, but we have a 50% professionals' vote too, and the huge winning margin makes it hard to believe that artistical criteria played a major role in the 'professional' rating. I'm with you, Spy, this smells fishily like collusion or at least 'commercial' decision.

Funny to imagine the EBU officials to run from one participarting country to the other, asking whether they are willing or not to organize the next ESC and then incanting the juries to vote appropriately. So since the voting system has been changed to allow such manipulations, we may have always potent organizers in the future, but which country will put all it's efforts into a competitive song, if the winner is mediated beforehand? I hope it won't lower the quality of the competition, or was this year's poor overall artistical value already the adaption to the new 'climate'?

Just to remind you of the best of ESC 2010 - Alyosha rules!

little_polar_bear
30-05-2010, 21:26
It really must look as if Germany were the only country able and willing to pay for a "good" show next year. I strongly agree that it is not only a subordinative decision. Lena of course stood out because she is strange and therefore unusual as such. If she sang and if she pronounced an understandable English, nobody would have recognized her.

So good that Germans are so happy now having Lena all over the place that all the essential questions are put on hold.

fanoff
30-05-2010, 22:42
Azerbaijan had the song.

spyretto
31-05-2010, 04:09
Not even an average song, not even an average singer, not even an average perfomance, but won. You may blame it on the poor taste of the 'European' people, who voted, but we have a 50% professionals' vote too, and the huge winning margin makes it hard to believe that artistical criteria played a major role in the 'professional' rating. I'm with you, Spy, this smells fishily like collusion or at least 'commercial' decision.

Funny to imagine the EBU officials to run from one participarting country to the other, asking whether they are willing or not to organize the next ESC and then incanting the juries to vote appropriately. So since the voting system has been changed to allow such manipulations, we may have always potent organizers in the future, but which country will put all it's efforts into a competitive song, if the winner is mediated beforehand? I hope it won't lower the quality of the competition, or was this year's poor overall artistical value already the adaption to the new 'climate'?

Just to remind you of the best of ESC 2010 - Alyosha rules!

That's the only explanation I can come up with, and I believe it's actually the "professionals" who propelled the song to victory and not so much the European televoters. This I base purely on the fact that everybody I speak to seems to dislike the song, yet the song won. I don't know the actual separate results of the televoting and jury voting but it'd be interesting if they were ever made public.
If it won because of the performance I'd say at least it was a worthy performance like it has happened a few times before in the past - but it wasn't about that either. There were a dozen performances on the night better than Lena Meyer's.
There are talks in Greece now about withdrawing from the contest altogether because of the surmounting costs, so it's a further indication that things are not what they seem. Imagine if countries like Armenia or Azerbaijan had left with the burden of organising it next year. They've created a real monster and no single country can bury the cost without consequence.