Eurovision 2017



  • Eurovsion 2017 was last week/weekend. 42 countries were represented. 2 semi finals of 18 countries each, of which 10 made it through to the final, to join the big 6 who automatically qualify (UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the host country (Ukraine)

    As usual there was the usual mix of ballads, duets, bands, and just weird acts. The weird ones are the most fun, so here are those, plus a couple of others:

    Hands down, the best song was the rap/yodel mashup from Romania. Plus hot blonde singer, plus cannons. I've listened to this a few times since, it gets better...

    Every year, Eurovision has 4-5 duets. Croatia had a duet with a difference this year - only one singer

    Italy had a pretty good song, with backing from what looked like The Wiggles, plus a dancing gorilla because, well, Eurovision...

    Moldova had Epic Sax Guy

    Azerbaijan had someone standing on a ladder wearing a suit, with a horse head

    Estonia did not make it out of the semi finals, but was actually a pretty good duet, and the guy had the best intense stares of the contest...

    Belgium is the song I thought was going to win (does Blanche ever smile?)

    But the winner was Portugal



  • So why the fark are Australia in it?



  • @JK said in Eurovision 2017:

    So why the fark are Australia in it?

    Because Australians have a weird obsession with Eurovision (and ABBA) and asked to join in.



  • @JK said in Eurovision 2017:

    So why the fark are Australia in it?

    They invited Aussie 2 years ago for the 50th anniversary, and just like unwelcome Aussie relatives, they were invited for a short stay and never left...



  • @Crucial said in Eurovision 2017:

    @JK said in Eurovision 2017:

    So why the fark are Australia in it?

    Because Australians have a weird obsession with Eurovision (and ABBA) and asked to join in.

    Ffs Australia . Really ?



  • @Stockcar86 said in Eurovision 2017:

    Eurovsion 2017 was last week/weekend. 42 countries were represented. 2 semi finals of 18 countries each, of which 10 made it through to the final, to join the big 6 who automatically qualify (UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the host country (Ukraine)

    As usual there was the usual mix of ballads, duets, bands, and just weird acts. The weird ones are the most fun, so here are those, plus a couple of others:

    Hands down, the best song was the rap/yodel mashup from Romania. Plus hot blonde singer, plus cannons. I've listened to this a few times since, it gets better...

    Every year, Eurovision has 4-5 duets. Croatia had a duet with a difference this year - only one singer

    Italy had a pretty good song, with backing from what looked like The Wiggles, plus a dancing gorilla because, well, Eurovision...

    Moldova had Epic Sax Guy

    Azerbaijan had someone standing on a ladder wearing a suit, with a horse head

    Estonia did not make it out of the semi finals, but was actually a pretty good duet, and the guy had the best intense stares of the contest...

    Belgium is the song I thought was going to win (does Blanche ever smile?)

    But the winner was Portugal

    Just to clarify whether or not I should watch the video, when you said cannons after hot blonde you meant....?



  • @Stockcar86 said in Eurovision 2017:

    @JK said in Eurovision 2017:

    So why the fark are Australia in it?

    They invited Aussie 2 years ago for the 50th anniversary, and just like unwelcome Aussie relatives, they were invited for a short stay and never left...

    They should have asked the Aborigines for advice.



  • @jegga
    Me too Jeg!

    He means artillery I'm sorry to break it to you...



  • Hang on. I just realised that @Stockcar86 actually followed this shit avidly.

    WTF? Is this some kind of kink that I'm not attuned to?



  • @Siam said in Eurovision 2017:

    @jegga
    Me too Jeg!

    He means artillery I'm sorry to break it to you...

    I'll pass then. Chicks having beards isn't considered unusual in this kitschfest is it?



  • @Crucial said in Eurovision 2017:

    Hang on. I just realised that @Stockcar86 actually followed this shit avidly.

    WTF? Is this some kind of kink that I'm not attuned to?

    This is one of the kinks that I will admit to in a public forum...



  • @Stockcar86 said in Eurovision 2017:

    @Crucial said in Eurovision 2017:

    Hang on. I just realised that @Stockcar86 actually followed this shit avidly.

    WTF? Is this some kind of kink that I'm not attuned to?

    This is one of the kinks that I will admit to in a public forum...

    I certainly don't want to know what you wear when watching this.

    Freak.



  • @Crucial said in Eurovision 2017:

    @Stockcar86 said in Eurovision 2017:

    @Crucial said in Eurovision 2017:

    Hang on. I just realised that @Stockcar86 actually followed this shit avidly.

    WTF? Is this some kind of kink that I'm not attuned to?

    This is one of the kinks that I will admit to in a public forum...

    I certainly don't want to know what you wear when watching this.

    Freak.

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  • BTW, Denmarks entry...
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  • @Stockcar86

    She is wearing far too many clothes.



  • @Crucial I thought you didn't get to enter unless you had a beard?
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  • A couple of years ago Poland won the public vote, but didn't win overall because 1/2 the voting points come from music professional panels from each country. Appealing for the lowest common denominator almost worked. See from 55 seconds in...



  • @Stockcar86 said in Eurovision 2017:

    A couple of years ago Poland won the public vote, but didn't win overall because 1/2 the voting points come from music professional panels from each country. Appealing for the lowest common denominator almost worked. See from 55 seconds in...

    Would have got my vote, the song sucks though.



  • I started watching in 2014. Italy would have got all my votes that year