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    Cool The Eurovision 2012 thread

    Okay, hopefully now that everyone has blown off enough steam over the trivial picture / politics / cats / pensions threads , we can get back to what this forum should really be about; music.

    So, the rehearsals started last night in Azerbaijan (I kid you not), but the real stuff does not really start until the semi-finals on 22nd / 24th May, with the Grand Final on Saturday 26th May starting at 8pm.

    So who is going to come away victorious this year and does Engelbert Humperdinck stand a chance .

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    Oooh, forgot about this. I am off to YouTube to find the 2012 Eurovision playlist... Back soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaclue View Post
    Oooh, forgot about this. I am off to YouTube to find the 2012 Eurovision playlist... Back soon...
    You did a good job predicting last year's result, can you repeat your performance this year

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    Only 3 songs in and had to skip Montenegro...

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    Serbia has all the right ingredients... Iceland has very good chance. Ukraine has the catchiest song but too generic and no chance due to political reasons.

    Sweden looks like favourite but too dance-y to win, I reckon.

    So I'd go for Iceland as the winner.


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    With Serbia a close second


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    Listened to them all the other night.

    Serbia is surely a contender. I like Bosnia as well.

    Turkey and Moldova will get some votes I would think. There are quite a few other reasonable ones.



    The Netherlands entry is completely batty, and unfortunately, Latvia has a very good chance . . . . . of coming last.



    Humpaduck is doing his best, but it's a bit like putting up HMS Victory against the Bismarck.


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    My personal favourite is probably Ukraine. So catchy...


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    Hump - not a chance even if this was the best song ever it would never win because it is the UK entry .
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    Just been watching some of the semi final..... some wonderfully awful stuff.
    Austria - "Vokki mit dein Po-Po" (no translation needed I think)
    Ireland - Jedward, truly truly dreadful - RTE execs making sure they can't possibly win but didn't want to do a full Father Ted.

    I'm confidently predicting victory for the Russian Grannies on Saturday night.

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    For nil points watch, I reckon Spain will be lucky to get a point...



    Painful.

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    It's a shoe-in for Putin's Nanas and their spinning pizza oven. Dead cert.

    Can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaclue View Post
    For nil points watch, I reckon Spain will be lucky to get a point...



    Painful.
    Nah, I reckon Portugal will give them 12 points irrespective.
    The voting is just so blatantly political nowadays.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicbox View Post
    Ireland - Jedward, truly truly dreadful - RTE execs making sure they can't possibly win but didn't want to do a full Father Ted.
    Shame, I'd have liked to heard their version of "My lovely horse"

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    Hopefully john terry will be there in case Engelbert wins.

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    This thread is why the UK will never win again.

    It's got nothing to do with the quality of the song. It's all about the strategic voting. Nothing more, nothing less

    There's Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes, smiling at the majorettes smoking Winston cigarettes.

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    ^ 1997. The last time they will ever love us. Yet another thing Tony Blair f****d up for us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozexpat View Post
    It's got nothing to do with the quality of the song. It's all about the strategic voting. Nothing more, nothing less
    Yes, yes, we know that! But its great fun anyway.

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    TV clash tomorrow evening. England friendly or Eurovision? Has to be Eurovision...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaclue View Post
    TV clash tomorrow evening. England friendly or Eurovision? Has to be Eurovision...
    Only one answer to that; Eurovision all the way .

    Might have my work cut out persuading the wife & son that this is the right way to go though

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