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#61 Methven Hornet

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

If I didn't enjoy the music, or at least expect to enjoy some of it, I wouldn't watch it.
 
Just checked my current Spotify playlist.  833 songs, 7 tracks (at least) from Eurovision.

Go on then! Name those tunes...
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Go on then! Name those tunes...

 

I hope one of them is Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley! It's never off my iPod. :ph34r:


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#63 Methven Hornet

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:55 PM

I found this BBC page of UK entries fascinating: http://www.bbc.co.uk...tures/ukentries

Forget the music for a minute, just look at the development of pop fashions, especially hairstyles (especially Cliff's), over the years.

And there have been some decent British artists in the contest over the years. Sandie Shaw, Mary Hopkin, and the excellent pop group, The New Seekers. Any contest that has involved the wonderful Eve Graham - still as fit as a butcher's dog at the tender age of three score years and ten (even first thing in the morning!!!  :wub:  ) - has to be judged worthwhile.





 


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#64 Johnoco

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:48 PM

I used to fancy Eve Graham!

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

I hope one of them is Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley! It's never off my iPod. :ph34r:

 

 

This should be permanently on everyone's iPod.

 


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#66 John Drake

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

This was my personal favourite song from this year's Eurovision, the Hungarian entry, Kedvesem. I really like it. It benefits enormously from not being sung in English though, if you follow the translation as it appears on this Youtube video!

 


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#67 Methven Hornet

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

I used to fancy Eve Graham!

 

I still do!  :wub: (hope she's not reading this) (hope her husband's not reading this! :( )


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#68 gingerjon

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:05 AM

The Hungarian song already mentioned is on the list.

Also rocking the 'Meh' Spotify playlist are:

Bucks Fizz, Johnny Logan, Lordi, Lena, those Maltese guys singing about Jeremy in IT, last year's winner, this year's winner and LT United.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

The Hungarian song already mentioned is on the list.

Also rocking the 'Meh' Spotify playlist are:

Bucks Fizz, Johnny Logan, Lordi, Lena, those Maltese guys singing about Jeremy in IT, last year's winner, this year's winner and LT United.

See, no Abba on there.

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#70 gingerjon

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:20 AM

See, no Abba on there.
Northern Sol was right.

There is Abba but not from Eurovision.

But, yes, I must admit defeat. I can not go on.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:27 AM

There is Abba but not from Eurovision.

But, yes, I must admit defeat. I can not go on.

The winner takes it all. The loser standing small.


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#72 Northern Sol

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Last year's Eurovision winning song was a Top 3 hit in the official Uk singles chart. Not only did a lot of British folk like it, they paid money to own it.

 

http://www.nulpoints.net/chart.htm

That's still likely to be fewer people than bought Mr Blobby's hit record or the birdy song.



#73 Northern Sol

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

Dutch entry Anouk is one off if not THE biggest stars in the Netherlands and her credibility was'nt damaged.In fact the whole country got behind her.
"Birds" was not written just for Eurovision its from her latest album ..a little reminder :-)Den Haag lass to boot !!

I don't think there is any comparison between the Dutch and the British when it comes to credibility in international music. The number of Dutch artists who can sell large numbers of records abroad is small (I'm sure that there are some club DJs that do well but I'm talking about performers) so yeah the whole country would get behind them. Hardly the same with the top British acts, they are already world famous.



#74 gingerjon

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

The winner takes it all. The loser standing small.

 

Yes.

 

That's on the playlist.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

That's still likely to be fewer people than bought Mr Blobby's hit record or the birdy song.

 

More people watch a single episode of Eastenders than have ever seen The Merry Wives of Windsor on stage.


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#76 gingerjon

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

I don't think there is any comparison between the Dutch and the British when it comes to credibility in international music. The number of Dutch artists who can sell large numbers of records abroad is small (I'm sure that there are some club DJs that do well but I'm talking about performers) so yeah the whole country would get behind them. Hardly the same with the top British acts, they are already world famous.

 

But which reality TV show did she come from?  I mean, most of these Euro types come from reality TV.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

More people watch a single episode of Eastenders than have ever seen The Merry Wives of Windsor on stage.

Was Sid James in that one?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

Was Sid James in that one?

 

More people can quote Carry On Doctor than Doctor Faustus.


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#79 Johnoco

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

More people can quote Carry On Doctor than Doctor Faustus.

I'm not surprised, that's a *real* classic.

#80 John Drake

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

That's still likely to be fewer people than bought Mr Blobby's hit record or the birdy song.

 

That's irrelevant. Your assertion was that 'nobody' really liked Eurovision songs. A top 3 hit in the UK for last year's winner proves you wrong, whether it took one sale or one million sales to achieve that chart placing.


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