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Started by Plutonium, 23rd May 2019 22:02 in Music & Video

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    I don't normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest. However, I was interested in the news that, following the discovery of a flaw in the voting procedure, the UK's entry was docked 5 points. It was already last with 16 points, and this was reduced to 11 points.

    I was intrigued to listen to the UK entry, as I assumed from this that it must be dire even by Eurovision standards. Here it is, "Bigger than Us" sung by Michael Rice.



    Well, I don't think it's too bad. Though slightly repetitive it is sung professionally. What do other people on the forum think?

    Without having sat through all 26 entries, from past form I can't believe this was the worst song on the contest.

    No, I think this was a politically motivated vote. It wasn't about the song or the artist, it is about the UK being punished for Brexit. Of the 40 countries with voting rights on the contest, 27 are either EU countries or have applied to join the EU, and they wanted to send us a message.

    The countries voting for Britain:

    Belarus - 5 points (then disqualified, very convenient eh?)
    Ireland - 3 points
    Norway - 2 points
    Hungary - 2 points
    Switzerland - 1 point
    Georgia - 1 point

    ... all but two of which are non-EU and non-EU candidate countries. Coincidence? I don't think so.

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    BTW what the f^^^ is Australia doing on Eurovision? It's about as far from Europe as it's possible to get, without leaving the Earth.
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    The problem with our song is it's dull and bland and sounds like a load of X-Factor pap.

    People say we do badly because nobody likes us but that's not the case. When we've actually put some effort in, such as in 2009 when Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the song, we did really well and came fifth.
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    The problem with our song is it's dull and bland and sounds like a load of X-Factor pap.

    People say we do badly because nobody likes us but that's not the case. When we've actually put some effort in, such as in 2009 when Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the song, we did really well and came fifth.
    So coming fifth counts as "doing really well" for us? What was the song?
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    So coming fifth counts as "doing really well" for us? What was the song?
    "I wanna be 5th"
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    The best pisstake of Eurovision ever. Lithuania 2006. Watch out for the baldy guy on the end.



    They came 6th. (It was the year that Lordi won for Finland)
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    The problem with our song is it's dull and bland
    However, revising a score from something to nothing isn't a "miscalculation" is it? Either it got votes or it didn't.

    I haven't heard all the songs but I have heard at least four that were much worse. I mean, yes, it's shit, but better than some of the other shit.

 


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