Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by allezfred, Nov 27, 2013.
Thanks, Allezfred. No Wurst today. I am surprised about Italy, and that Finland did reasonably well.
Italy surprised me too, but for once I picked the same winner as FSU.
Whoohoo if only ! And wow, you guys like Moustache ? Come on it's ... not good at all
I feel very right now for my FSU country. I honestly thought Norway would get it.
I obviously don't share the musical taste of FSU at all. For me the winner was probably the most boring song of the competition. But it was fun as always! Thanks Fred!
The winner was in my top 3, so I'll take it.
Based on the start order, we have a pretty decent chance of having picked the actual winner but will see.
No, just no. My heart is broken. My Slovenian lady, FSU doesn't love you
I am positively surprised to see France in the top 10 and I am even more pleased that Sweden is outside the top 5 but you all suck not giving due credit to the wonderful Molly.
I really didn't like the recorded version of "Calm After the Storm" but their live performance was brilliant so I am ok with the winner.
It's brilliant. In hindsight, I should have given it 6 points and not Finland because they can't sing live at all.
The tune is catchy, but there's nothing behind it. They can't sing and hide all the drawbacks behind the wild show. It's basically as brilliant as Poland, voice abilities added.
They definitely can't sing but fortunately they don't even try (it's talking and not singing in the technical sense of the word). It's an electronic dance song. A humorous and upbeat party track that is meant to be fun and I think that it works really well in that regard.
Watched 'How to win Eurovision' on BBC last night and randomly decided that the best Eurovision song that never was would have been 'Im too Sexy' by Right Said Fred
Calm after the storm is kind of a Nashville song IMO. It could be on the show and would be spot on That's probably a guilty pleasure
As for Moustache, the lyrics are all but brilliant, and they can't sing or even talk to save their lives. They are trying to emulate Stromae (Check Formidable on youtube or Papaoutai) but noone can be like the Belgian little genius of that kind of music
Voting order and spokespeople:
Azerbaijan: (Sabina Babayeva)
Greece: (Andrianna Maggania)
Poland : (Pauliana Chylewska)
Albania: (Andri Xhahu)
San Marino: ( Michele Perniola)
Denmark: (Sofie Lassen-Kahlke)
Montenegro: (Tijana Miskovic)
Romania: (Sonia Argint Ionescu)
Netherlands: (Tim Douwsma)
Malta: (Valentina Rossi)
France: (Elodie Suigo)
United Kingdom (Scott Mills)
Latvia: (Ralfs Eilands)
Armenia: (Anna Avanesyan)
Iceland: (Benedikt Valsson)
F.Y.R. Macedonia (Marko Mark)
Belarus: (Alyona Lanskaya)
Germany: (Helene Fischer)
Israel: (Ofer Nachshon)
Portugal: (Joana Teles)
Norway: (Margrethe Røed)
Estonia: (Lauri Pihlap)
Hungary: (Éva Novodomszky)
Moldova: (Olivia Furtuna)
Ireland: (Nicky Byrne)
Lithuania: (Ignas KrupaviÄius)
Austria: (Kati Bellowitsch)
Spain: (Carolina Casado)
Belgium: (Angelique Vlieghe)
Ukraine: (Zlata Ognevich)
Switzerland: (Kurt Aeschbacher)
Georgia: (Nodi Tatishvili and Sophi Gelovani)
Slovenia: (Ula Furlan)
Yay I'm beyond excited already been making food for the party tonight
Fred, poths I told Bazza we're over with you next year - Just saying like
Or if our house is finished, come here innit
I'll be in Belfast tonight. So strange being away for Eurovision!
At least we got our annual "Talk to my c*nt" fix on Thursday night!
Why will you be in Belfast?
'That's why I came!'
Attending a event tomorrow morning.
"I need your mother here, you'll be my butt....."
Again. It's a funny dance song that makes you (or at least me ) smile. They don't have to sing and the lyrics don't have to be clever. The purpose of the song is to make you shake your ass. They have a lot of charisma and stage presence and a kind of roguish charm, making it very clear that the song isn't meant to be taken seriously. As far I am concerned, it works.
As for them supposedly trying to emulate Stromae, the electronic scene in France is pretty big and I am sure that they have had plenty of inspiration.
I remember that in the past, a computer program would pick the voting order so that the winner would be revealed as late as possible, trying to maintain the tension until the end? Or did it just use past voting patterns?
FSU Results for:
01. Netherlands 139
02. Hungary 114
03. Armenia 105
04. Sweden 99
05. Montenegro 91
06. Ukraine 86
07. Azerbaijan 84
08. Albania 77
09. Latvia 59
10. San Marino 51
11. Iceland 46
12. Estonia 33
13. Russia 33
14. Moldova 30
15. Portugal 30
16. Belgium 25
01. Malta 111
02. Ireland 109
03. Israel 102
04. Norway 95
05. Finland 84
06. Austria 82
07. Slovenia 74
08. Greece 68
09. Romania 62
10. FYR Macedonia 55
11. Switzerland 54
12. Poland 52
13. Belarus 43
14. Georgia 30
15. Lithuania 23
It's based on the jury voting last night and yes it's formulated to keep the suspense as long as possible. Not many clues as to what is winning from it though.
Popbitch Eurovision Guide
Whee, thanks, allezfred! I'm very happy to see my douze points helped the winners .
But I'm pretty sure that the FSU winner won't be the actual winner again .
I love the top three although I would be surprised too if our winner is the real winner, even if I hope the song to be in top5
I don´t usually eat sausages, but we have some wurst for tonight. Mr. Finnice also bought some pop corn and Retsina to survive. I guess he is a secret Greece supporter.
Dinner, sauna and Eurovision song contest - what could be better in a Saturday, when there is figure skating off season?
I love FSU top 10, beside Italy... for some reason its current year's entry did not impress me as well as it did in past years.
It is always fun to participate in FSU-ESC poll.
One more hour I live in a place where a certain something is now legal. So i'm guessing the final will be a whole lot more fun while
I'd never seen anything like it.
Still makes me a little teary eyed
Old, but good: Illustrated Beginner's Guide to Eurovision voting
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