Eurovision 2013: How Euphoric!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by victoriaheidi, Dec 6, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. shah

    shah Shhh...

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,672
    is there any deadline for sending the votes?
     
  2. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    Hannah's "Straight Into Love" video is out and WOW. It's absolutely stunning and very homoerotic. She certainly knows the Eurovision demographic well, hehe.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqL0SP3zARg

    The running order has been revealed and I think that the producers did a fantastic job. It definitely make sense, will help to maintain viewer interest and finally we don't get 6 ballads clumped in a row.

    First Semi-Final

    1. Austria
    2. Estonia
    3. Slovenia
    4. Croatia
    5. Denmark
    6. Russia
    7. Ukraine
    8. The Netherlands
    9. Montenegro
    10. Lithuania
    11. Belarus
    12. Moldova
    13. Ireland
    14. Cyprus
    15. Belgium
    16. Serbia

    Second Semi-Final

    1. Latvia
    2. San Marino
    3. F.Y.R. Macedonia
    4. Azerbaijan
    5. Finland
    6. Malta
    7. Bulgaria
    8. Iceland
    9. Greece
    10. Israel
    11. Armenia
    12. Hungary
    13. Norway
    14. Albania
    15. Georgia
    16. Switzerland
    17. Romania
     
  3. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Toes. You gotta keep 'em separated.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    11,620
    I'll take Latvia (in honor of their worlds coverage) if it is still free. Or any other available nation. :)
     
  4. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    43,102
    I'll be putting up a sticky thread some time this weekend with all the info. As well as harassing encouraging others to take part. :saint:
     
  5. mila19

    mila19 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    Messages:
    4,914
    You know I don't mind being your byatch but I want the pleasure to declare I'll take Albania this year as well :p
     
  6. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    43,102
    You heard my plea (Banana)! :cheer:
     
  7. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    43,102
    The Croatian song is so old skool they've even produced a Croatian National Tourist Board promo video a la 1980s Eurovision!

    They're singing in English, but I can't quite understand what "Oh these hard times, Estonian road" means. :shuffle:
     
  8. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    2,314
    Am I actually the only one who loves the Hungarian entry ByeAlex (http://songcontest.ch/2013/Ungarn/video001532) this year??? Two years ago almost everyone here seem to love Hungarian Kati Wolf, while I seriously couldn't stand her/it. Now I kind of adore ByeAlex, whereas anybody else ... :shuffle: :confused:
     
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    The song has a certain quirky charm to it but I find it very dull and repetitive. The worst part for me is his voice which sounds absolutely terrible (has he perhaps been smoking two packets of cigarettes a day for the last 20 years?).
     
  10. poths

    poths Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    18,047
    Anyone care to take Ireland off my hands?? :saint: I've heard 3 songs this year and the idea of enduring any more makes me feel a bit ill :drama: too much tripe even for me :scream:

    I'll look forward to the FSU version more than the actual event ;)
     
  11. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    9,141
    Trust me to pick a country without reading the thread or knowing anything.... :eek: I just watched the video and liked the catchy song :slinkaway
     
  12. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    Messages:
    25,123
    :lol: at this tweet from Johnny Weir:

     
  13. Roxanne

    Roxanne New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    319
    I like it! And I don't have a problem with his voice. I highly doubt it will qualify though. I'm expecting it to be 2nd last in it's semi.


    I hope this means he will skate to it :D
     
  14. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    2,314
    True, it (probably) won't make the final :fragile: , but now you make me really curious ... which song becomes last then??? There's a kind of suspicion :yikes:, but I won't tell it ... ;)
     
  15. Roxanne

    Roxanne New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    319
    Latvia will be last for sure. It goes first in the 2nd semi, the fans don't like the song, the jury will hate it and the countries that vote for Latvia aren't in that semi.
     
  16. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    43,102
    No, you're not allowed to pull out! We've had more withdrawals than a Cypriot bank this year. :drama:

    The songs get better the more you listen to them. It's like musical Stockholm Syndrome or something. :saint:

    7 countries looking for nice owners still....
     
  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    I hated most of the songs upon first listen this year but they've really grown on me and now I don't mind most. There's also a few very good entries this year.

    As far as annoying memes go, this one is quite amusing: "Ljubav Je Svuda" (Goat Edition) :rofl:

    Definitely an improvement on the original. :D
     
  18. shah

    shah Shhh...

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,672
    I wouldn't mind Romania placing last in semi 2...

    Haha, I feel the same. Obviously, the quality of most of the songs is not impressive at all, but there are some decent entries.
    As for the goat version of Moje 3 - I'm lovin' it (even though nothing can beat Taylor Swift's goat rendition of "I Knew You Were Trouble" :p).
     
  19. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    Now that's a result that I would like to see.
     
  20. poths

    poths Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    18,047
    :rofl: :rofl: Just for that genius, I'm definitely in! :)
     
  21. Roxanne

    Roxanne New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    319
    if we can't find enough people, can my cat vote? :D
     
  22. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    43,102
    It hasn't come to that. Yet. :lol:
     
  23. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,540
    Oh I just noticed I've been added although I've completely forgotten about this and therefore didn't sign up yet! Thanks, apparently you know me better than I do. :lol:
     
  24. itsartemis

    itsartemis Enjoy your doron, Daisuke!

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,233
    If there is a problem finding people to vote, I have a friend who would be more than happy to participate. He's been following our competition for years through me. He always wants to know what Fred and Ziggy thinks about the songs. :)
     
  25. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    43,102
    Thanks for the offer. I may be getting back to you on it. :lol:
     
  26. sodapop

    sodapop New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    9,838
    I started my "research" for 2013 last night and I can't get past Romania.
     
  27. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    2,314
    My budgies Mona & Max are ready to vote as well. Quite distinguished little birdies. ;)
    They secretly let me know they'll even drop a few points to Ireland ... :saint:
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  28. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    12,231
    Well, at least they can sing! ;)
     
  29. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    43,102
    That's very nice of Mona & Max, but it won't be necessary. ;)

    Anyway, thanks to everybody who has voted so far! :cheer:

    A bit off topic, but I came across this yesterday. Rather random that Belinda Carlisle would have covered the 1966 Eurovision winner from Austria and in French no less. :lol;
     
  30. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,557
    Decided to have a look at the contestants today finally. Haven't seen them before and only know that Russia is sending the winner of some talents show, which I didn't even follow:D Okay, the revelations time is here.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.