2012 Rose of Tralee - It's the Lovely Girl Olympics!

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  1. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

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    It's that time of year again and the show is broadcast as usual on Monday and Tuesday night on Irish TV.

    Here are this year's Roses.

    Bring on the softshoe reels to the theme tune of "Dallas", bad poetry and singing! :cheer:
     
  2. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    team german rose until they speak or god forbid dance like that one girl last yr
     
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    I feel like I have to root for the County Leitrim rose because that's where my great-grandmother is from. :rofl: Even though oh my God that dye job...

    allezfred, I had no clue this existed until I joined FSU. Bahahaha.
     
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    This is something new for me---thanks for posting it.
     
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    The QVC shopping channel used to broadcast LIVE from the event every year.
    That's how I learned about it.
     
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    How Irish do you have to be for this competition? I looked at the application form, and all it states is "One of your ancestors" need to be born in Ireland. How far back can you push it-an single ancestor in the fifteenth century? Or maybe it has to be a grandparent? Or do they really care?

    I'm just wondering here- I wouldn't qualify anyway, having no Irish ancestry at all.:lol:

    Denver seems to have a Finnish name (maybe an Irish mother?)
     
  14. Catherine M

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    I don't think they care all that much how far back your ancestors goes. If my niece wanted to do this, she'd have to go back to around 1850 to find someone who lived in Ireland though She'd fit right in as our last name is very Irish.
     
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    My still living there Irish relatives could not believe I had ever heard of it.
     
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    Starts in just over an hour. I've got to go out tonight, but will catch up later. :)
     
  17. my little pony

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    new orleans rose just gave a sort of half hearted shimmy dance, not meant to be done or seen sober
     
  18. my little pony

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    california rose's interview is longer than the average 60 minutes feature
     
  19. my little pony

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    fred, you have a reality show called farm factor?
     
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    Feirm Factor (feirm is the Irish for farm)

    Watched the roses last night (and fast forwarded through the "talent" segments :scream: ) and they were a bit of a disappointing crop. Don't think we've seen the winner. Let's hope tonight is better
     
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    since talent is optional, not sure why any of them opted for it. i guess it cant hurt.
     
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    It probably doesn't bear it, but here's some "analysis" on what it takes to win from the contest.

     
  23. my little pony

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    dont you think kerry has a chance being that she's local, she's a dr and her father died in the last 12 mo which probably made for a better story than germany's randy air hostess stories?
     
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    You sure learn interesting things like the Ontario rose whose family had 400 acres and 40 dairy cows. I live in Wisconsin, 40 dairy cows would rank as a hobby, they could get by with 80.
     
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    I was thinking that 40 cows on 400 acres wasn't a lot when I was watching it last night. :lol:
     
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    Second evening just started! Wheeee! :lol:
     
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    Perth is up first and she looks like she's off to a toga party.
     
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    The singing is painful. Perth just murdered "songbird". No wonder her mother is crying. :scream:
     
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    Queensland next. What's with the hairstyles? :yikes:
     
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    Tyrone was sporting ringlets in one of her introductory photos so I'm guessing we're going to get some irish dancing.

    And more morbid dead Rose stories tonight. :yikes: