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miffy
05-22-2012, 10:46 PM
Trending on Twitter in Ireland at the moment:



:rofl::lol:

Btw, do we know what places tonights qualifiers will go into on Saturday? I can't see anything on the website, but I am sure in the past we knew...??

Ziggy
05-22-2012, 10:46 PM
I am very disappointed. :(

Terrible standard of the performances.

So many songs which were out of tune or just very badly sang. :/

And not a single costume change! :drama:

At least Jedward brought a nice watersports addition with their golden shower.

Ziggy
05-22-2012, 10:47 PM
I can't believe Cyprus made it. Her singing was awful and it's such a repetitive song.

I love the song. It's cheesy Euro trash but it's Eurovision so it's exactly what I want. :D

But her singing was just :eek:.

How the hell did she manage to place 6th at Greek X-Factor?

allezfred
05-22-2012, 10:57 PM
:lol:

Btw, do we know what places tonights qualifiers will go into on Saturday? I can't see anything on the website, but I am sure in the past we knew...??

They are having a press conference at the moment and will draw their places for Saturday night.

allezfred
05-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Press conference live here:

http://www.eurovision.tv/esctv/past?program=47113


1: U.K.
2: Hungary
3: Albania
6: Russia
7: Iceland
8: Cyprus
9: France
10: Italy
13: Azerbaijan
14: Romania
15: Denmark
16: Greece
19: Spain
20: Germany
23: Ireland
26: Moldova

Great draw for Moldova and Ireland!

Roxanne
05-22-2012, 11:44 PM
Yes! And I wasn't expecting that new hairdo. They looked cute! It's amazing how their dance moves are not in sync for more than 3 seconds though. :lol:

They were in sync in the jury final. I was shocked.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TZRJx9kl64

I'm not surprised that they couldn't repeat that performance today.

I'm happy that Ireland got a good draw. I was really pessimistic about their chances but now I think top 10 is possible again.

HisWeirness
05-23-2012, 01:59 AM
Finally watched this when I got home from work. :)

Montenegro was a terrible way to start the show. :yikes: I wish Eurovision could give a one year suspension to them for being so horrid and creepy.

THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkmncrAPILw) is the correct way to start semi 1 ;) (fire :EVILLE:, moldova-ness, epic sax guy (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/epic-sax-guy), blue eyeshadow, and lightsaber violin!)

:lol: at the three phallic buildings they keep featuring in the intros. Very disappointing postcards; how many times did we see the maiden tower? :wall:


Greece's hair kept attacking her for her crappy song.
The real housewives of Riga need acting lessons.
Albania's dreadlocks bun with a Lysacek snake effect?? :scream:
Romania at least always makes effective use of fire :shuffle:
Sounds like Sinplus is singing "Swim against the shrimp." +1 for having rockstar barbie in the band
My mother would say that Belgium needs a slip…
Love Israel's giant clock, needs some flava flav (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gx5nteIfOFQ/TZrWch5VOCI/AAAAAAAABYs/mUCUzQVOYKM/s1600/flavor-flav-cc08.jpg)...
Denmark's backup singer not even trying to do a convincing job of "playing" that bass :lol:
PML at the babushkas' spinning oven :rofl:
Someone is taking credit for writing San Marino's song??! :yikes: :slinkaway
Whee! Austria brought pole dancers and glowing panties! A+ for effort...
and Jedward close with their irish spring! :P

victoriaheidi
05-23-2012, 02:20 AM
I think the most baffling part about San Marino is that everyone involved seemed to genuinely think it was an excellent song and presentation. Or they're really good actors.

FarFarAway
05-23-2012, 07:12 AM
I can't believe Cyprus made it. Her singing was awful and it's such a repetitive song.

Second that.



Montenegro was a terrible way to start the show. :yikes: I wish Eurovision could give a one year suspension to them for being so horrid and creepy.

Terrible indeed. It seemed to me on the whole that the budget was cut for the entire 2012 Eurovision contest. Poor presentations before each singer and a poor start.


Greece's hair kept attacking her for her crappy song.

The original supermarket version now seems like a real hit to me.


The real housewives of Riga need acting lessons.

They rather need a good stylist. And I still wonder what happened with her voice. She sounded much better in the video.

Garden Kitty
05-23-2012, 11:41 AM
Sorry I missed the fun, but yay for Greece! (sure, I don't think the song was great, but I have to be loyal to the country I represent).

MarieM
05-23-2012, 03:56 PM
So, who is the favorite to win it all this year ?

Roxanne
05-23-2012, 04:10 PM
So, who is the favorite to win it all this year ?

Sweden.

UMBS Go Blue
05-23-2012, 09:49 PM
Eurovision gets coverage in the WSJ:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304019404577420193206356100.html


The Eurovision Song Contest, an annual singing pageant as famous for its outrageous stage shows as for its vocal performances, heads into new territory when Baku, Azerbaijan, hosts the 57th edition on Saturday.

With crazy costumes, tacky dance routines and la-la lyrics, this venerable European institution is the world's biggest nonsporting TV event, with more viewers than the Super Bowl or the Oscars. Now, it is attracting more viewers than ever in the U.S. thanks to live streaming online.

itsartemis
05-24-2012, 10:41 AM
Terrible indeed. It seemed to me on the whole that the budget was cut for the entire 2012 Eurovision contest. Poor presentations before each singer and a poor start.
Azerbaijan has spent much more than the recent hosts on Eurovision:

In the history of the Eurovision contest, the country is topping spending records ($75.5 million USD), surpassing previous years’ hosts Russia ($40 to 44 million USD) and Norway ($37 million USD) (http://www.balcanicaucaso.org/eng/Regions-and-countries/Azerbaijan/Eurovision-running-scared-when-the-music-dies-117356).

FarFarAway
05-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Azerbaijan has spent much more than the recent hosts on Eurovision:

In the history of the Eurovision contest, the country is topping spending records ($75.5 million USD), surpassing previous years’ hosts Russia ($40 to 44 million USD) and Norway ($37 million USD) (http://www.balcanicaucaso.org/eng/Regions-and-countries/Azerbaijan/Eurovision-running-scared-when-the-music-dies-117356).

Just can't be:eek: