Eurovision 2013: How Euphoric!

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  1. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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    Hey, we've qualified for the final the last three years in a row! :drama:

    I think that this was the low point in Irish Eurosong history. :scream:
  2. Ziggy

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    Not even me and I am obsessed about Eurovision. ;P

    Thanks for the link though.

    OMG FOX LIMA'S "TIRPINI" DIDN'T QUALIFY. WHAT WAS THE JURY SMOKING?

    Seriously, I hate this shit. The juries were supposed to be introduced to ensure good music gets recognised but they end up voting for the blandest shit. Same thing happened in Lithuania with "War in the Wardrobe." :mad:

    Oh wait, I just watched it performed live and she can't sing. OH WELL. :p

    Fox Lima "Tirpini"
  3. Ziggy

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    According to Aftenbladet, Sean Banan's performance tomorrow will cost 3000Kr per second.

    There will be seven dancers and seven other people carrying elements of scenography in and out. There will be 25 sets of costumes, huge wings, EUROVISEAN banner, tons of confetti and many boxes of bananas... I can't want. :D
  4. Reuven

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    How did they find the only Irishman in that lovely country who can’t sing?

    That’s what someone performing without a monitor would sound like. ;)
  5. Ziggy

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    Watching three finals at the same time. :D

    Krista Siegfrids won UMK! OMG! Nobody was expecting that. I am really really bummed for Mikael Saari who had the best song by far but she did give a great show. Shame her song is A PIECE OF SHIT. Oh well... :shuffle:

    Finland - Krista Siegfrids "Marry Me"

    Saari came second and Diandra third.

    Adelen just made it to the "gold final" in Norway. If she wins I will flip. She sounds like a humpback cast ashore.
    Oh and Annzzzofi did as well. Meh.
    And Sirkus Elliassen are the third finalists. :D
    Berger better be the final one.
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  6. Ziggy

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  7. Ziggy

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    Just catching up on the second Melodifestivalen Heat and the level was just abysmal.

    There was one track which wasn't terribad and that was Anton Ewald's "Begging." A fun, euro trash party track. He can't sing but who cares. I love it.

    'Only the dead fish follow the stream / nothing is ever as it seems' made me lol. Nothing like Swedish faux-country. That track is really weird with the verses and chorus not fitting together at all.

    "Copacabanana" performance has to be seen to be believed. It could be used as a dictionary definition of 'everything but the kitchen sink' phrase. Just wow...

    The show itself was fantastic as usual with The Pensioners' versions of some big hits and a Bollywood version of Danny's "In the club". And no technical glitches this time. Much less reading from the cue cards too and Danny seemed much more comfortable. So a very good job SVT. They got their shit together.

    Anton Ewald's "Begging" and Erig Segestadt & Tone Damli's "Hello Goodbye" went through to Andra Chansen (booo I wanted Ewald to win this heat).

    Sean Banan's "Copabanana" and Louise Hoffsten "Only The Dead Fish Follow The Stream" went through to the final.
  8. Ziggy

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    These songs will compete in the Austrian final:

    The Bandaloop "Back To Fantasy"
    Elija "Give Me A Sign"
    Falco Luneau "Rise Above The Night"
    Natalia Kelly "Shine"
    Yela "Feels Like Home"

    All of them are shit and I couldn't care less who wins. :p

    Well The Bandaloop would be my favourite because I love the electro-retro-kitsch of it but even that track is really mediocre.

    Luneau and Kelly are supposed to be favourites. I think she has it in the bag, if she can sing well live, to be honest.

    ETA: You can watch the second Melodifestivalen Heat here (non-geoblocked):
    http://www.svtplay.se/video/995427/deltavling-2

    I would suggest that you do. I've just rewatched "Copacabanana" and I've cried, it's so fabulous.
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    That "Copacabana" video is amazing. Aside from Valentina Monetta, it may be the biggest Eurovision WTF since the Bulgarians on stilts.

    I found a site with the lyrics in both Swedish and English (with footnotes--a level of thoroughness the song probably doesn't deserve).

    I think my favorite line is, "Out of the closet with style, come out as a bananophile."
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    And as he raps that, a sad looking older guy in a suit walks through a closet and comes out in a sparkling yellow unitard and a blonde wig. <3
  11. allezfred

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    :yikes: Every kid in the country is probably voting for it, I fear for the sanity of all Kindergarten teachers who'll have to listen to it on repeat for a year or so. :lol: It was interesting to read the English translation, it looks so very proper! :lol: The Swedish version is filled with "nysvenska" and slang.

    I'm kinda hoping YOHIO wins (even if the song kinda sucks - he didn't get to write his own apparently) because being a hetero boy looking like that in a small town up north isn't a cake walk and I'd be pleased if people'd embrace it (and also it's fun to get some faux-Japanese musicians in contrast to the abundance of faux-Americans ;))
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    otoh, Swedish House Wives were robbed of a place in the final! :mad: :p
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    "Water" is indeed a Eurovision legend and one of the more memorable tracks so good choice Bulgaria. :)

    Shah, come on. Swedish House Wives was typical schlager crap :p (I guess that might be a bad thing or a good thing depending on your point of view ;)).

    Evilynn, if YOHIO wins, I will top myself. Pretty much every single song that has qualified to the final so far is more fun, better or both. :p

    "Copacabana" is simply glorious in a so-bad-it's-good way, David Lindgren's song really pucks a punch and let's not forget about the return of one of the best musical acts ever: Army of Lovers. I really really hope that their comeback track kicks ass and wins.
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    Oh and just a reminder of what STUPID FINNISH PEOPLE did not pick.

    This is an absolute masterpiece. I still cannot believe it lost to that cheap, trashy piece of crap. :(

    Mikael Saari "We Should Be Through"

    *makes me cry each time* :drama:
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  18. Ziggy

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    Thanks. Hard to say anything about it just after hearing them (badly :p) harmonising in the studio, trying things out.

    Whatever it's going to sound like, at least it will stand out with them going for a traditional folk music angle.
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    The song will be recorded this week, so I will post it here as soon as I have it.
    From what I heard - It will be different.
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    wheee!!!!

    haha, I agree about Swedish House Wives - it was schlager crap extreme, but I found it quite amusing :D. more than a song about dead fish swimming upstream :p.
    my words fail me to describe what I feel when I see/hear "Copacabanana" :D. although the melody somehow sounds familiar. "Dragostea din tei," maybe?

    now I'm waiting for Army of Lovers :glamor:.
    and Valentina Monetta's song :D.

    and sorry, but the Finnish song is ridiculously bad...
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    Valetina Monetta's song is called "Chrysalis" and based on the description it probably will be very seriousface and not at all like Facebook. :(
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    Unfortunately, that was the exact same impression I got from reading about the song. To make up for it, I think Russia should track down the people who wrote the Plushenko tribune song ("Evan Lysacek can't you see/ You are no superhero to me") and create a stage show inspired by this.
  24. allezfred

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    Booo! :mitchell:
  25. victoriaheidi

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    :( On the Valentina Monetta front, especially considering how many social networks have only two syllables.

    Is there any word on what the UK's doing?
  26. Ziggy

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    Internal selection. Trying to find a major artist who will agree to represent them. And it won't be easy.

    So far it's been leaked that Hurts and Sophie Ellis-Bextor have been approached and both said 'No.'
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    Unser Song für Malmö 2013 in Germany live online at the moment...I completely forgot about it and I've seen only 3 songs... I hope to get a recap afterwards...
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    I'm afraid Cascada is going to win this, despite a crap song...
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    Jesus Christ, are most Germans totally tone deaf? Her vocals were simply atrocious.

    Cascada has had some massive dance hits in the past but this song isn't even particularly catchy. It's just bad. It won't even place top 10.

    Oh well, this was very predictable.

    ((Ben Pearce)) :(
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    Exactly, everyone was shit so I don't understand the complaints about Cascada winning. She deserved to win imo. Unless you guys really wanted LaBrassBanda to win. I suppose that would have been funny.
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    It would be funny. Funny as in, funny /slitwrist. ;P

    Ok so more news! :cheer:

    Cyprus Revealed Their Entry

    Despina Olympiou "An Me Thimase"

    It's really shit. Dull dull boring. :yawn:

    Slovenia Revealed Their Entry

    Hannah "Straight Into Love"

    Now that is more like it! An average dance track but at least it doesn't put you to sleep. Those are studio vocals but she seems to have a powerful voice. Well this is shit but at least Eurovision happy clappy kind of shit. :D
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    Well, I love Cascada, so I guess I'm glad they'll be at Eurovision.
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    I hope the guy who butchered Euphoria doesn't win.
  37. Ziggy

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    Haha that was terrible indeed.

    The way Austrian final works is they sing two songs.

    One is a song that won Eurovision and the other is the song they want to represent Austria with.

    So far we had Elija murdering "Euphoria" and Falco Luneau performing his "Rise Above The Night" (BORING!) and now Yela is performing "Feels Like Home" (BORING! x3).

    :yawn:

    Don't know why I'm even watching this given all Austrian songs this year are so dull. :p

    Natalia Kelly is going to win by a massive landslide anyway.
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    Elija is performing his song now and I have to say it's best out of the three we had so far. Generic pop rock but very catchy and radio friendly. At least he's not boring you to death.
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    Natalia Kelly is also boring me. :yawn:

    Her live vocals aren't very sharp, she's failing to hit the higher notes, it seems to me.
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    There's no way Natalia's not going to win. I suppose that's the best choice they have. I miss the Trackshittaz. At least their song was catchy.
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