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Eurovision farce ???

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 7:38 am

Did anyone see this farce last night ?

Austria looked like they had won the contest with Sweden about ten points behind in 2nd place after 43 countries had nominated their votes

Then they went to an audience vote which was more rigged than the original political voting

In the end Israel who were 40 points behind the original Austrian leading song won it :? :shock:

This young lass impersonating a chicken looking like Bjork won it with a truly awful song

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Re: Eurovision farce

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 7:43 am

I hope this points system is introduced into the Championship next year, we could play rubbish all season as usual, but then are handed a crazy amount of points & end up being promoted :-D

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Re: Eurovision farce

Post by radebe88 » Sun May 13, 2018 8:04 am

1964white wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:43 am
I hope this points system comes into the Championship next year, we could play rubbish all season as usual, but then are handed a crazy amount of points at the end to get promoted
That’s what most Leeds fans say all season isn’t it? We would win based on attendance and audience participation 😂

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by liggy » Sun May 13, 2018 8:07 am

Crikey if a put a bit of lippy on
And a pink frock that's the spit of moi

Won't mention s/bucket tho :whistle: :rol: :rol:

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 8:10 am

liggy wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:07 am
Crikey if a put a bit of lippy on
And a pink frock that's the spit of moi

Won't mention s/bucket tho :whistle: :rol: :rol:
:rol: :rol: :rol: :rol:

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by HarryofOz » Sun May 13, 2018 8:31 am

I spent the day with some friends of Cypriot origin who were devastated that the favourite - Cyprus - was beaten by the Israel song. Maybe the 'message behind't that song was the deciding factor, but it's an absolute shocker.

Eurovision has always been a bit of a farce with so much politically-based voting, I don't know why anyone takes it seriously.
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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 8:38 am

HarryofOz wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:31 am
I spent the day with some friends of Cypriot origin who were devastated that the favourite - Cyprus - was beaten by the Israel song. Maybe the 'message behind't that song was the deciding factor, but it's an absolute shocker.

Eurovision has always been a bit of a farce with so much politically-based voting, I don't know why anyone takes it seriously.
The UK should pull out of it & let the rest of Europe + Australia :shock: get on with it

None of our recognised musicians wouldn't touch this contest with a barge-pole nowadays

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Re: Eurovision farce

Post by whiteswan » Sun May 13, 2018 10:33 am

1964white wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:43 am
I hope this points system is introduced into the Championship next year, we could play rubbish all season as usual, but then are handed a crazy amount of points & end up being promoted :-D
Now there's an idea...probably the only chance we've got :)

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by whiteswan » Sun May 13, 2018 10:37 am

We started watching The Eurovision Leon, but turned off after the Uk song...but didn't our lass do well after she was approached by some protester? She looked visually shook up but then gave such a powerful performance as if to say "you aint stopping me mate!"

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by faaip » Sun May 13, 2018 10:45 am

we finished 24 of 26 despite an increase sympathy vote ...how bad must the song have been?

We maybe not pull out but just take the piss with our entries in future...or is that what we've been doing for 30 years?
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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 11:32 am

faaip wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:45 am
we finished 24 of 26 despite an increase sympathy vote ...how bad must the song have been?

We maybe not pull out but just take the piss with our entries in future...or is that what we've been doing for 30 years?
The UK song wasn't as bad as some of those at the top

Problem is the rest of the world hates us & are determined to make a fun contest all political

Politics should never come into it mate !

Pull out of the damn thing.....the UK, USA, Jamaica know they have the best music in the world anyway

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 11:39 am

whiteswan wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:37 am
We started watching The Eurovision Leon, but turned off after the Uk song...but didn't our lass do well after she was approached by some protester? She looked visually shook up but then gave such a powerful performance as if to say "you aint stopping me mate!"
Of course she would be shocked when some idiot invades the stage Swannie :shock: yes she did very well under horrible circumstances. There are always nutters who want to spoil events such as these because they want to make a point with their extreme views !

World gone mad Swannie :evil:

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Re: Eurovision farce

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 11:40 am

whiteswan wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:33 am
Now there's an idea...probably the only chance we've got :)
You are becoming as cynical as me Swannie :roflmao:

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by rab_rant » Sun May 13, 2018 1:38 pm

liggy wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 8:07 am
Crikey if a put a bit of lippy on
And a pink frock that's the spit of moi

Won't mention s/bucket tho :whistle: :rol: :rol:
I thought it quite refreshing that the big boned Israeli girl
was chosen over the slim Julia Roberts clone who sang for Cyprus.
The times they are a changing.
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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by rab_rant » Sun May 13, 2018 1:46 pm

stage invasion.
Scottish Steel and Irish Fire that's the weapon I desire.

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by faaip » Sun May 13, 2018 2:23 pm

Interruption aside that's an awfully contrived and cliched piece of music. Voice is tolerable, so not her fault
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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by rab_rant » Sun May 13, 2018 3:13 pm

Gone are the days when everybody sang in their own language to the accompaniment of a live orchestra.
Even when the mike was snatched from her the backing tape was still playing on. It is more about
staging, lights flames dancing and costumes than it is about music.

The Waylon Jennings clone had a backing band who could not play their instruments and were only there
to dance and add to the spectacle. Fake eye lashes fluorescent neon colours, loads of sparkle and glitter
smoke and fireworks, flashing stroboscopic lights. All the gear and no idea.

Perhaps the visuals had more to do with the outcome than the songs themselves. Pathetic pyrotechnics.
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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by 1964white » Sun May 13, 2018 3:34 pm

rab_rant wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 3:13 pm
Gone are the days when everybody sang in their own language to the accompaniment of a live orchestra.
Even when the mike was snatched from her the backing tape was still playing on. It is more about
staging, lights flames dancing and costumes than it is about music.

The Waylon Jennings clone had a backing band who could not play their instruments and were only there
to dance and add to the spectacle. Fake eye lashes fluorescent neon colours, loads of sparkle and glitter
smoke and fireworks, flashing stroboscopic lights. All the gear and no idea.

Perhaps the visuals had more to do with the outcome than the songs themselves. Pathetic pyrotechnics.
Sums it up nicely Rab :tup:

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by fred » Mon May 14, 2018 1:22 am

1964white wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 11:32 am
The UK song wasn't as bad as some of those at the top

Problem is the rest of the world hates us & are determined to make a fun contest all political

Politics should never come into it mate !

Pull out of the damn thing.....the UK, USA, Jamaica know they have the best music in the world anyway
You give this s**t too much relevance. The whole world knows that it is a corrupt `competition`.

People who want this event to be meaningful by being a honest... blablabla whatever are
a bit deluded themselves. This event would demonstrate the total lack of good taste whatever the circum-
stances would be.
It`s an exhibition once more of human stupidity and bad taste. :sick:

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Re: Eurovision farce ???

Post by liggy » Mon May 14, 2018 6:31 am

fred wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:22 am
You give this s**t too much relevance. The whole world knows that it is a corrupt `competition`.

People who want this event to be meaningful by being a honest... blablabla whatever are
a bit deluded themselves. This event would demonstrate the total lack of good taste whatever the circum-
stances would be.
It`s an exhibition once more of human stupidity and bad taste. :sick:
Apart from that did you enjoy it Fred :duno:

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