Eurovision 2013: How Euphoric!

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  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    The Israeli singer has the most ridiculous styling I have ever seen! Every single aspect of her appearance is so shockingly bad, it's entertaining.

    I hope Valentina Monetta starts covered with lots of flowing robes and then when the song reaches the crescendo, all the rags get swept away, there's lights exploding, fireworks, smoke the whole shebang and she emerges from her "Chrysalis" dressed in a stunning golden mini dancers appear and everbody is waving their hands. OMG I can't imagine it already! :cheer2:

    OR... Valetina Monetta sings, Valentina Marchei skates in the background! The two best Valentinas ever together.

    Iceland - Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson "Ég á Líf"

    BORING.

    Serbia - Moje 3 "Ljubav je svuda"

    This is the new version... which sounds exactly like the old one, only a bit worse. :D

    I think the only song we're waiting for now is the new Macedonian song "Pred da se razdeni" (Before The Sun Rises). So far it's only been presented to the press and the reactions are... very negative. Apparently it's less catchy than "Imperija." LOL. But one journalist said 'Whatever we end up placing at, at least we won't be ashamed of our entry.'
     
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  2. shah

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    don't forget we're still waiting for an Italian song :).

    Valentina Monetta's entry this year is AMAZING!!!
     
  3. victoriaheidi

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    The choreo for Valentina Monetta better be all voidy. Not gonna lie, I was a bit sad that it's such a serious song, but it's grown on me.
     
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  5. Ziggy

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    Moldavia has chosen tonight. Interestingly the winning song has been written by Sasha Parfeny who had that godawful joke song last year:

    Moldova - Aliona Moon "A Million"

    Generic power ballad but it's not bad. Dramatik!

    F.Y.R. Macedonia have replaced their song to this:

    Macedonia - Esma & Lozano "Pred Da Se Razdeni"

    Not as trashy as Imperija that is for sure. They are both good singers, I love the ethnic touches. Not very catchy but quite a good job, I think. That journalist was right: At least they won't have to feel ashamed. ;)
     
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  6. shah

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    Macedonia, Ziggy, not Montenegro ;)...
     
  7. shah

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    Marco Mengoni will sing"Essenziale" in Malmö. Decent, but rather forgettable (imho). The worst thing is that he reminds me of a certain adult movies' actor :p.
    As for the new Macedonian song, I can't believe I'm writing this, but I preferred "Imperija", its tackiness notwithstanding...
     
  8. Ziggy

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    Armenia - Gor Sujyan "Lonely Planet"

    Booooooooooring. :yawn:

    The French song is really growing on me. Very sophisticated and stylish. Proper YT link below:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQJaab8j4fU

    Oops! Indeed. :eek:

    Which one? :D

    And yes, the Italian song is so dull and forgettable. Ugh.
     
  9. Roxanne

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    So, we have all the songs now. When will we do the FSU Eurovision contest? I want to be Macedonia.
     
  10. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    Well, Worlds is over. So from now? That's if people want to do it again this year.
     
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    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    Semi 1:

    First half
    Denmark - argarit
    Croatia - hipster_kitty
    Ukraine - Jenya
    The Netherlands
    Austria
    Slovenia
    Estonia - Finnice
    Russia - equatorial

    Second half
    Lithuania - sodapop
    Serbia
    Ireland - poths
    Belarus
    Cyprus - my little pony
    Montenegro - FarFarAway
    Belgium
    Moldova - MichaelK

    Semi 2:

    First half
    Latvia - HisWeirness
    Azerbaijan
    Malta
    Iceland - Domshabfan
    San Marino - shah
    Macedonia - Roxanne
    Finland - Hanna
    Bulgaria - Reuven

    Second half
    Israel - Eden
    Norway
    Albania
    Hungary
    Switzerland
    Georgia
    Greece - wustfan
    Armenia
    Romania - Aerobicidal

    Big Six:
    France
    Germany
    Spain - sweetsparky
    UK - victoriaheidi
    Sweden - Ziggy
    Italy - kosjenka
     
  13. Jenya

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    I wuzrobbed that Bosnia and Herzegovina aren't in this year. :wuzrobbed

    I'll take Ukraine. :)
     
  14. sodapop

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    Lithuania, please! :cheer:
     
  15. allezfred

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    Initial impressions of this year's songs...

    Semi 1:

    Austria - They got someone this year who can sing! Shame the song is a bit generic and crap. :p

    Belarus - It's Shakiraskaya! :rofl: I bet the choreo for this will be typically understated.

    Belgium - Those are some serious eyebrows! Pleasant enough, but love kills is a bit of a downer for a song title.

    Croatia - This is really retro mid 1990s Eurovision. This will either get people nostalgic or score zero points.

    Cyprus - Aphrodite is singing for them this year. There's a key change. Fortunately, I can't see them needing to skim money off people's bank accounts to host Eurovision 2014.

    Denmark - Sandie Shaw channelling Alannis Morrissette channelling Loreen. This is the best for me so far.

    Estonia - They're going for another ballad this year in Estonian. "Et Uus Saaks" says it all really.

    Ireland - No comment in case I embarrass myself

    Lithuania - Freaky eyes! There's something a bit skary about it all.

    Moldova - Holy crap Moldova are really toning it down this year. That dress! And is that Pasha Parfeny on Piano? :rofl:

    Montenegro - Slutty Montenegrin Dubstep! Wheee! This may be too out there for most of the Eurovision audience.

    Russia - OK this kind of craps all over Austria, but it's still a bit winning song American Idol Series 6.

    Serbia - Seriously Serbia? :rofl: 12 points for slutty devil voids though.

    Slovenia - Slovenia in strongest of ex-Yugo songs shocker? :eek:

    Netherlands - This is....different. I'm not sure if it's good or very pretentious.

    Ukraine - That's the subtleness we've come to expect from Ukraine. :lol:

    Qualifiers: Ukraine, Netherlands, Slovenia, Serbia (for the giggles), Russia, Moldova, Ireland, Denmark, Austria
     
  16. allezfred

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    On to Semi 2:

    Albania - Oh dear! :scream:

    Armenia - A monobrow to remember! The song is errr....welcome back Armenia, but you're not winning this year.

    Azerbaijan - More epic eyebrows. But oil does make a difference in production values.

    Bulgaria - Well I didn't like their entry in 2007 and this is even worse so it'll probably do really well.

    Macedonia - :rofl: Very random.

    Finland - Nordic Katy Perry

    Georgia - Well this is better than the Macedonian duet anyway....

    Greece - :rofl: :rofl:

    Hungary - Kedvesem, Kedvesem,Kedvesem. Whatever that means.

    Iceland - Bit of a "Kuula" vibe off this. Bloody hell, there are a lot of ballads this year though!

    Israel - It's Israeli Nana Mouskouri. And there's nothing like big hair AND cleavage.

    Latvia - Jedward without being twins or having their vocal ability. :yikes:

    Malta - Indie Malta is kind of cute.

    Norway - If Loreen hadn't won last year, this would scream WINNER to me. Still like it best of all songs so far.

    Romania - :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    San Marino - I miss Facebook uh oh uh oh. Even if we get two songs for the price of one.

    Switzerland - Yuck.

    Qualifiers: I've no idea, but here goes - Romania, Norway, Malta, Israel, Iceland, Greece, Georgia, Finland, Azerbaijan and Monobrow
     
  17. shah

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    I can take San Marino again :).
     
  18. allezfred

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    The Big Six:

    France - Oh dear how unfortunate for Bonnie Tyler that she's out-BonnieTylering her. Quite like this too.

    Germany - This is a bit shite isn't it? Might do OK though.

    Italy - Sideburns! After that it's all a bit dull I'm afraid.

    Spain - A bit My Heart Will Go Jamon at the start. And then it becomes a bit teen movie end credits song.

    Sweden - I could be wrong here, but I don't think it's going to be two in a row for the Swedes.

    UK - I'd expected a car crash, but it's not too bad if a little MOR.

    OK, after hearing all the songs I think Norway would be my pick for winner. But I quite like Denmark, Ireland, Russia, Greece, Malta and France. I think the contest is wide open this year.
     
  19. Ziggy

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    I think we might get a huge difference between jury and public votes this year. Not that we get to see that. But I expect Netherlands, France and Norway to do really well with the juries and possibly not so much with the public.

    I want to be Sweden. :)
     
  20. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    Can I be Montenegro?
     
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    I'd like to be Greece.
     
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    If it's okay, I can be Romania.
     
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    I'll take Moldova this year!
     
  24. Ziggy

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    Loreen "Heal"

    Her new single is out (out of the album of the same name). A great song and video. It has the melancholic and atmospheric mood of "Euphoria" whilst not being a cheap piece of trash, music wise.

    I am really pissed off with Warner. "Euphoria" could have been a huge worldwide hit if they promoted it properly and they could have used the momentum to market her as an international artist. A wasted opportunity. :(

    (Also, I don't understand why the album has been renamed from "Rapture" to "Heal." The former is a much better name.)
     
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    Can I be Iceland ?
     
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    Can I be Italy?
     
  27. victoriaheidi

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    Is the UK still open?

    Also, if there's anything left after everyone's signed up, my sister REALLY wants to do it with us this year!
     
  28. Ziggy

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    We are still missing one video. Belarus. I wonder whether the fact that the song was up on MySpace years ago means that it potentially got disqualified? The delegation head meeting has taken place now and all the songs should be confirmed and published now. Strange.

    This is how the stage is going to look:
    http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/har-ar-scenen-for-eurovision-song-contest-2013

    I think that it's an absolutely stunning design and it's a refreshing change not to see it rely too much on the lcd screens.
     
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  29. allezfred

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    Just bumping this up again for anyone who might be interested in taking part. :)
     
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  30. itsartemis

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    I'll be Norway again this year. :cheer2:
     
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