Eurovision 2008

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    It's almost that most entertaining/comical time of year again where we all get to marvel at the nonsense each of our nations elects to represent our stupendous musical talents...or perhaps I'm over selling it a little :D :p

    Anyway, Saturday 24th May, be there, and be here commenting on it :cool:

    *toddles off to find out what mind bogglingly awful entry the UK has chosen this year*

    oh joy, X-Factor reject Andy Abraham.
     
  2. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Oh God... lol

    It's the one Saturday of the whole year I don't particularly look forward too.

    The only thing that makes Eurovision good is Terry Wogan... perving all over the attractive girls that introduce all the songs..... oh dear.
     
  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Yay! Doesn't seem like two minutes since last year's. :p We have Andy Abraham, he's not bad but it's not a really exciting performance.

    I want Ireland's Dusty the Turkey to win!! Best entry ever. :D
     
  4. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    first semifinal tomorrow. I will be looking but I don't expect very much of the belgian entry. The even don't show the second semifinal on our local station, I hope I will be able to catch it via a foreign station, we have quite a lot here.

    Belgique douze points !
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    He's definately better (and has more credibility) than our last few Eurovision entrants!
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I actually kind of look forward to Eurovision – we have a few beers and a bit of a giggle, and there's usually an entertaining Eurovision thread here on MacRumors so we can all compare notes. :D

    I'll be missing it this year unfortunately as I'll be on a coach back from London. Never mind. ;)
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    Not that there's any justice in Eurovision anymore thanks to the inclusion of the former eastern block, but if there was... Sébastien Tellier should win.
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    There's me in ignorant bliss thinking that Bill Bailey might have actually followed through with his plan.

    Lordi were brilliant, but then again so was Daz Sampson legend.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I have to thank you Sir!!

    I followed the BB link, which in turn lead to "The Best Cockney Rock Album Ever" which allowed me to hear the master piece that was a Cockney version of "Bela Lugosi's Dead".

    :D
     
  10. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    With any luck an asteroid will smash into the Eurovision venue, killing everyone.

    Then, all will be right with the world.
     
  11. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    I dont live in the UK, but it seems you hate Eurovision a crap load.


    Is it that bad?
     
  12. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    If you have to ask, you've never seen it.
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I might watch Eurovision this year.

    Or I might burn my face off with an uncooled G5, insert an EyeTV into one of the many newly formed burn holes in my head, instantly absorb yesterdays, todays and tomorrows TV and run into the pub screaming "TERRY WOGAN IS MY IMMACULATE MOTHER".
     
  14. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    I haven't. I live in the states, and it seems just like the MTV music awards, which Im not a big fan of.
     
  15. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, it's nothing like the MTV Awards. It's not even an awards show.

    EU states nominate an act to perform on their behalf in the Eurovision Song Contest. On the night each country performs their song, then phone votes are taken in each country. At the end of the night each country announces how many points each song got measured from the amount of calls they received. Then all votes from all countries are tallied up to find the winner.

    Sounds like it could be good...if everything entered didn't suck so much! :eek:
     
  16. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    Wow.

    That sounds like an epic fail, even compared to the sub-par MTV Awards.
     
  17. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Well, like he said, it's NOTHING like the MTV music awards but it's similar in that it's so awful it's funny... just in a very different way.
     
  18. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    The only decent thing about the Eurovision song contest is the witty remarks by Sir Terry Wogan .... The rest really is crap .. :mad:
     
  19. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    It is so epic fail that it is pure entertaining fun. It's the only TV show I hate to miss, it's a tradition !
     
  20. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Me not liking that show would be putting it 'mildly'. Good thing i rarely watch TV these days.

    I'd rather watch/play the Euromillions draw. Although me not winning would also be depressing. Sigh...lose lose situation.

    One show scars my hearing for life, the other reminds me that my next mac will probably be a refurb
     
  21. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Deep down, you wish that Finland will win. Few reasons:

    a) The band actually sings in Finnish, as opposed to singing in English

    b) The band plays power/hero-metal, not some crappy pop.

    c) You can't go wrong with those lyrics! "Where men ride, sheep can't roam".

    Search your feelings and you know this to be true!
     
  22. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Oh noes!

    http://upc.*************/uploads/catmacros/FAILduck.jpg

    Ireland's Dusty the Turkey shockingly hasn't made it though.

    It's a travesty! Boycott, boycott!!! :D :p
     
  23. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Thank God Austria does not participate (or is not allowed to). So there isn't even the slightest reason for me to watch it :D
     
  24. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Ah, but you miss out on a key part of being an EU citizen :p

    Besides, we all miss out on seeing some Austrians! ;) :D :p

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  25. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    No!!!!!! He was going to be the best part of the show!! I thought he was one of the favourites to win. :confused: Grrrrr.
     

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