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 Posted:   May 27, 2012 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   b711512   (Member)

so we did not win again with the HUMP we were second from bottom at least some countries liked us i dont know who they are for them thankyou so we are back in sweden for next year so who can we get for then.has anybody out there got any idea's ..................................

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2013 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Announcement today that Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK at this year's contest performing a song by Desmond Childs.

She will be holding out for a zero...wink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21697205

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2013 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Announcement today that Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK at this year's contest performing a song by Desmond Childs.

She will be holding out for a zero...wink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21697205


Ouch....Bonnie Tyler. I can't stand that hoarse female voice. I saw her live once, at a local carnival-type thing in my hometown.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I'll be interested to hear the Tony Iommi-penned entry from Armenia this year.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Norway is actually quite good this year. A little Depeche Mode-like.

And the dress is nice too. ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyHMEUXf-9U

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, Margaret Berger was by far the best song of the bunch. I'm happy she won.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Planning the party now....

Bonnie Tyler? She's great (and I still would!), but I don't like the song....

...but at least we have started to get the hang of actually putting stars out for this competition...

Here we go again!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I was excited till I realized I had a) confused her with Bonnie Raitt and b) heard the song, which is a bit meh.

Still I'll be watching come May.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I was excited till I realized I had a) confused her with Bonnie Raitt and b) heard the song, which is a bit meh.

Well, it wouldn't be the first time Britain sent an American singer to Eurovision (although the song was written by an Englishman).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Indeed, I remember that song. I don't object to songs being sung by foreigners but the song should be native and ideally in native tongue (with subtitles or lyrics available on the web, which they are)

My fav UK song was Listen To Your Heart by Samanta Janus though she was too nervous on the night and a little off key.



The single version



Of all the ones I've heard so far my favs are

Georgia
Switzerland
Ukraine
Greece
Finland
Possibly Denmark.
Poland (too slow to win I think, plus too much music without lyrics for most people)

Don't like any of the songs that would be consider my home countries (Ireland - to dancy, UK - just meh, or Germany - awful)

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Eurovision isn't something likely to turn up on BBC America, but I did see the winning song on BBC World News. Congratulations to Denmark.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

The usual poor showing from the UK entry - and from the little that I saw two things stood out. First, that the voting was the usual geographical/political nonsense; second, that the UK is the strategic winner as most of the songs appeared to be in English.

TG

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 1:54 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

A little trivia about the hostess Petra Mede: She appeared as a contestant in the first season of the TV-show Maestro where several more or less famous Swedes where to learn to conduct an orchestra and in the second season she came back as the hostess this time. One thing that was not in the second season but in the first was that in one of the programs they had to conduct a piece of film music. I do not remember which peace she conducted.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

So Denmark won. While the song is pleasant enough, it follows the basic ESC recipe for success -- some melodic folk music elements, a catchy refrain and so on. At least we kept it within Scandinavia, and Denmark is in many ways my second home, so that's OK.

Norway came in 4th, and that's OK. Margaret Berger's funky electropop song with shades of James Bond and TRON: LEGACY was far too intelligent and arty to have won in this kind of competition anyway.

Outside our own song, my favourite of the evening was The Netherlands -- also way too arty to be in the ESC, really.

Here is Norway's song:

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I really didn't go for Netherlands at all, for me it was really poor, though not as poor as the UKs effort. Sorry, Bonnie really wasn't good at all. I agree with Thor about Norway's having a Bond esque lilt.

My top 5 were Finland/Denmark, Belgium, Malta, Russia (honerable mentions for Norway, Ireland & the Romanian vampire smile ) - i hoped UK for last place, Italy second from last.

I really am shocked that Ireland were last, it really wasn't that bad and I'm convinced that the lesbian kiss at the end of Finlands song killed its chances (though it did make it through the semis). It certainly didn't deserve to be beaten by Greece.

Btw for those wanting to watch it in the US and other places that don't get it, go to http://eurovision.tv and you can stream it (live on the night) from the official ESC website.

Trivia: did you know that Castle's Seamus Dever likes the ESC? He was actually at last nights final (and the semis) according to his tweets and photos.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

Denmark's song was really standard Eurovision stuff. Well sung though.

The Nether;lands did very well, 9th place after not being in the final for ages!

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Ireland deserved last place, the Romanian entry was heinous and I'm surprised the UK got as high a position as it did with such a generic and awful song.

My favourite was the Netherlands entry.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 3:50 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Denmark was the clear favourite going in last night, so no surprise it won. I thought it was by far the best song, and she performed it well. I was surprised how poor Ireland scored as well, I thought going last may have helped them. Heck, even the UK finished above them!

I agree about the host though, she was very good. About time someone hosted who was genuinely funny. She stole the show by all accounts.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

My favourite: Krista Siegfrids with Finland's 'Marry Me'



Followed by Zlata Ognevich of Ukraine with 'Gravity'

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Here is Norway's song:



Norway's was my favourite song this year. My wife claims I just liked the singer.

 
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