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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

You won't see these guys on Saturday, but they were in the running to represent Estonia - Winny Puhh. Disturbing, to say the least.

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#2 tim2

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

<Farage mode>We should pull out of Eurovision. We put money in and get nothing back</Farage mode>

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:39 PM

it isn't even good for a laugh anymore and it means I miss out on casualty


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#4 gingerjon

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:50 PM

Haven't seen the semi finals this year.  Looking forward to it.  Songs are always better than you think and the voting *slightly* less predictable.


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#5 Futtocks

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

No former Yugoslavian countries in the final this year, so they'll actually have to vote for a song they like. :O

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#6 John Drake

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

The Romanian entry is extraordinary. Not good, to my ears at least, but certainly extraordinary. And Ukraine have an actual giant carrying their singer onto the stage at the start. The semi finals are where the true madness of Eurovision still prevails. A lot of the 'good' (ie, 'bad') stuff doesn't make it past that stage so they are always worth a watch.

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#7 Futtocks

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:22 PM

The rapping astronauts of Montenegro didn't make it past the first semifinal. The Romania entry is "different".

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#8 John Drake

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

The rapping astronauts of Montenegro didn't make it past the first semifinal.

 

And we are all poorer for that. :ph34r:


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:05 PM

You won't see these guys on Saturday, but they were in the running to represent Estonia - Winny Puhh. Disturbing, to say the least.

 

That is ****ing awesome!


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#10 chuffer

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:16 PM

I heard that Tony IIomi wrote one of the songs.....true?

#11 Wolford6

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:48 AM

Bonnie is going to walk it .... obviously, I won't be watching it myself but I'm sure she'll be the best.

 

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#12 amm

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

not long now   :yahoo:     :popcorn:


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#13 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

Eurovision is a guilty pleasure and I love it.

Got the extra bonus this year that the Irish entry is a friend of my wife's family. His dad actually randomly got up and sang a song at my wedding. We're hoping he goes well and if the UK entry doesn't go well he's from Strabane and therefore technically a Brit himself!

In true Father Ted style he has flown his parish priest over as support. That said he's not your average priest, I used to see him running around the town in his trackies and he once walked into a class I was teaching with an Ipad. The only time the children ever acted respectfully!

I reckon Denmark will win but it's not a patch on last year's winner Loreen. Best Eurovision entry for years.

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#14 shaun mc

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:18 PM

There are a lot of crackin' 'Europop' songs this year.
Beats the absolute sheeiite that is X Factor/BGT any day of the week.
Bonnie Tyler to be in the bottom third I'm afraid - just not Euro enough

#15 JohnM

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:37 PM

russia


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#16 chuffer

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

I liked Norway.....easy on the eye too.....

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

I haven't missed a single Eurovision since Abba won, although I only made it back from Mallorca today, after taking my 4YO there alone, and I made it back in time for the voting
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:22 PM

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I might have forgotten about it but for this thread.

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#19 T Dub

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

having had no empire poor old Ireland have no one to vote for them apart from the Irish diaspora in UK

At least Bonnie got the Costas and Malta expat community votes

#20 Futtocks

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

Solihull Police on Twitter: "Bought a Bonnie Tyler Sat Nav for our police car. Big mistake - it kept telling us to 'turn around' and every now and then it fell apart..." :D

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.