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oohsalmon
10-19-2009, 03:06 PM
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Hello Eurovision lovers!

The contest is still some seven months away, but we have our first real news about Eurovision 2010!


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Bulgaria has picked Miro, who will sing some song yet to be written. You can sample his stuff here:

d0GoeVxrv6I

Eeee!

oohsalmon
10-23-2009, 12:27 AM
Hungary has withdrawn :(

But the Swedish embassy is hosting a Eurovision party this Saturday! :yahoo:

oohsalmon
11-30-2009, 02:18 PM
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oohsalmon
01-09-2010, 08:41 PM
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Switzerland


2010 Eurovision Song:

ZO8cROQadck

OH. MY. GOD. LOOK. AT. HIS. EARS.

oohsalmon
01-15-2010, 05:30 PM
http://i47.tinypic.com/nq43tw.gif

oohsalmon
01-30-2010, 01:42 PM
We have our second final version of a song!

oohsalmon
01-30-2010, 01:47 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/fin0001/3dflags_fin0001-0003a.gif?1190165766



Finland


2010 Eurovision Song:

EfCLuoKyibE

oohsalmon
01-30-2010, 01:47 PM
Which of the two songs do people like more?

mmmm8
01-30-2010, 01:47 PM
Switzerland


2010 Eurovision Song:

ZO8cROQadck

OH. MY. GOD. LOOK. AT. HIS. EARS.


Straight out of 1960s France.

tobiasfunke
01-30-2010, 04:44 PM
Which of the two songs do people like more?
Finland!

mmmm8
01-30-2010, 05:02 PM
That Finnish song was totally lifted from a famous song in a 40-year-old Russian movie mixed with some typical gypsy melodies.

Drop-shot
01-30-2010, 05:19 PM
Switzerland

oohsalmon
01-31-2010, 01:47 AM
Switzerland

I always knew you liked Switzerland! :cheesy:

scineram
01-31-2010, 05:43 AM
Hungary has withdrawn :(

We are the greatest quitters.

Togtdyalttai
01-31-2010, 02:11 PM
The question about Switzerland is whether the ears will help or hurt them. It's definitely going to influence something, because I couldn't take my eyes off them and I bet others feel the same way.

oohsalmon
01-31-2010, 05:26 PM
We are the greatest quitters.

It's a shame, because I absolutely LOVED Hungary in 2005 and 2007 :(

q007mOCiNLo

tvXq_0_Zl0M

Montenegro, the Czech Republic, and Andorra have also withdrawn, btw. Montenegro I liked last year, but it's nice having one less Yugoslav bloc voter. The Czech Republic has only done Eurovision three times, and they never got the hang of it at all. And Andorra was often shafted in the semifinal round, and got sick of it. Plus they apparently don't have the budget for it anymore.

dryrunguy
02-06-2010, 01:07 PM
I'm watching the Iceland contest. Only six entries and what an odd mix they are... Basically one or two attempts to duplicate Iceland's second place song from last year, a few entries that are attempt's to duplicate Norway's winning song, and a few others that were a hair different.

I'm rooting for Je Ne Said Quoi, which means it won't win.

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The girl that sang Iceland's song from last year just covered "The Winners Takes it All"... I just love her. :)

dryrunguy
02-06-2010, 01:45 PM
I'm rooting for Je Ne Said Quoi, which means it won't win.



It won! :banana::banana::banana:

Not sure how competitive it's going to be in the Eurovision contest, though. We'll see.

dryrunguy
02-06-2010, 02:24 PM
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Bulgaria has picked Miro, who will sing some song yet to be written. You can sample his stuff here:

d0GoeVxrv6I

Eeee!

I realize this isn't the song he's going to sing, but at least we have one candidate to rival the high standard set by Ukraine and Greece on last year's sleazometer!

oploskoffie
02-07-2010, 03:07 PM
The Netherlands' entry was written by an old guy who wrote a once famous Smurf song. It was the only song written for our entry this year, and five acts had to battle it out for the honour of performing it at this year's competition. It gives me great pride and the need to vomit to present to you, our 1st round exit: Sieneke!

nWgdrHUcmW0

dryrunguy
02-07-2010, 08:45 PM
I don't mean to be rude Mr. koffie, but that what y'all deserve for not having salmon's Secret Santa Eurovision mousepad in stock!

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I didn't last past the first 30 seconds of the song. Horrific. Hope you all enjoy you Olympic speedskating medals. :)

oploskoffie
02-08-2010, 08:41 AM
I don't mean to be rude Mr. koffie, but that what y'all deserve for not having salmon's Secret Santa Eurovision mousepad in stock!

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I didn't last past the first 30 seconds of the song. Horrific. Hope you all enjoy you Olympic speedskating medals. :)

Sorry, but this punishment just seems to harsh. :o

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Sven Kramer for gold. Yeah! :woot:

oohsalmon
02-16-2010, 08:02 PM
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Armenia


2010 Eurovision Song:

F1aQ6nm1P0Q

oohsalmon
02-16-2010, 08:11 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/cyp0001/3dflags_cyp0001-0003a.gif?1190150116



Cyprus


2010 Eurovision Song:

olZS31pdm5k

oohsalmon
02-16-2010, 08:15 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/dnk0001/3dflags_dnk0001-0003a.gif?1190152114


Denmark


2010 Eurovision Song:

NV31PuAf6Cc

oohsalmon
02-16-2010, 08:33 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/isl0001/3dflags_isl0001-0003a.gif?1190188298


Iceland


2010 Eurovision Song:

JviBKyYIJZE



Dry, did you know that she was one of Yohanna's backup singers in Moscow last year?

oohsalmon
02-16-2010, 08:51 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/nld0001/3dflags_nld0001-0003a.gif?1190303990



The Netherlands



2010 Eurovision Song:

5XfddtNde8c


The Dutch follow up the best Junior Eurovision song in history with the worst National Final in history, a mess that left judges storming off the stage, and has the once proud Eurovision country sending this joke.

My condolences, koffie...

oohsalmon
02-16-2010, 09:01 PM
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Norway


2010 Eurovision Song:

XRQN5A7hf6Q

"You Raise Me Up" with a dash of Adam Lambert. This is not my style at ALL, but it's grown on me a lot. Can Norway do the double?

oohsalmon
02-16-2010, 11:17 PM
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Poland


2010 Eurovision Song:

z_gEeM2Kgkw

mmmm8
02-16-2010, 11:36 PM
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Poland


2010 Eurovision Song:

z_gEeM2Kgkw

Umm... what? Someone took "Fairytale" a little to seriously :cheesy:

Togtdyalttai
02-17-2010, 12:05 AM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/isl0001/3dflags_isl0001-0003a.gif?1190188298


Iceland


2010 Eurovision Song:

JviBKyYIJZE



Dry, did you know that she was one of Yohanna's backup singers in Moscow last year?

I don't know what's wrong with asking Yohanna to come up with another song. :p

dryrunguy
02-17-2010, 11:35 AM
Dry, did you know that she was one of Yohanna's backup singers in Moscow last year?

I thought she looked familiar, but I couldn't place her. Thanks for the info.

FYI, she did much better when she performed it again at the end of the show after being declared the winner. She handled the key change MUCH better and actually got up to the high notes, unlike in this performance.

Now I'm off to watch the others you've posted. :)

dryrunguy
02-17-2010, 11:48 AM
I can't decide if I'm crazy about Armenia's selection or if I'm ultimately going to hate it. I think I'm going to end up loving it.

The chorus of Cyprus' song literally consists of only three or four vocal notes. And he does nothing at all with it until the final chorus.

My jaw fell to the floor on Denmark's song. That's going to be AWFULLY tough to beat!

I've already commented on Iceland's selection.

I had to cut off the The Netherlands' entry at :32. I had forgotten how awful that song is. We should send Mr. Koffie some flowers.

I LOVE Norway's song this year. His voice is so pure, very much like Yohanna's. But it's also substantially more shaky. I wonder if the nerves will get to him, especially with the weight of expectations of representing last year's winner. But so far, this is my #2 choice behind Denmark.

Poland's entry is very sexy in an twisted and uncomfortable sort of way. :)

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Are key changes mandatory for Eurovision entries? LOL!

I'm disappointed with the number of ballads so far this year. Hopefully the other entries we haven't seen yet will pick up the tempo. It's funny how Iceland had success with a ballad last year and is this year going with a dance tune. Everyone else seems to be going the ballad route, following Iceland's lead from last year. At least Denmark and Norway have some energy.

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I keep changing my mind about Armenia. LOL!

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And where's the sleaze?

oploskoffie
02-17-2010, 12:02 PM
The Dutch follow up the best Junior Eurovision song in history with the worst National Final in history, a mess that left judges storming off the stage, and has the once proud Eurovision country sending this joke.

My condolences, koffie...



After seeing the Danish entry and the obvious immense difference in quality, I think we should be banned for the next three years, or something to that extent. Sieneke's version of a already crappy song is an embarrassment to a LOT of people over here. :(

oohsalmon
02-17-2010, 02:04 PM
After seeing the Danish entry and the obvious immense difference in quality, I think we should be banned for the next three years, or something to that extent. Sieneke's version of a already crappy song is an embarrassment to a LOT of people over here. :(

I sort of understand asking Kartner to write a song, but I REALLY don't understand accepting that song once he wrote it. As a songwriter shouldn't he have a lot of other songs lying around? And if not, can't they just say "sorry, Kartner" and go ahead with something else if Ik Ben Verliefd is it?

oohsalmon
02-17-2010, 02:11 PM
I can't decide if I'm crazy about Armenia's selection or if I'm ultimately going to hate it. I think I'm going to end up loving it.

The chorus of Cyprus' song literally consists of only three or four vocal notes. And he does nothing at all with it until the final chorus.

My jaw fell to the floor on Denmark's song. That's going to be AWFULLY tough to beat!

I've already commented on Iceland's selection.

I had to cut off the The Netherlands' entry at :32. I had forgotten how awful that song is. We should send Mr. Koffie some flowers.

I LOVE Norway's song this year. His voice is so pure, very much like Yohanna's. But it's also substantially more shaky. I wonder if the nerves will get to him, especially with the weight of expectations of representing last year's winner. But so far, this is my #2 choice behind Denmark.

Poland's entry is very sexy in an twisted and uncomfortable sort of way. :)

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Are key changes mandatory for Eurovision entries? LOL!

I'm disappointed with the number of ballads so far this year. Hopefully the other entries we haven't seen yet will pick up the tempo. It's funny how Iceland had success with a ballad last year and is this year going with a dance tune. Everyone else seems to be going the ballad route, following Iceland's lead from last year. At least Denmark and Norway have some energy.

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I keep changing my mind about Armenia. LOL!

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And where's the sleaze?

LOL. I haven't posted Albania yet because they haven't translated their entry into English yet like they've announced they will , but there's is uptempo. Slovakia's heavy front runner is uptempo too, and I love it. Hopefully they both sleaze it up come showtime. Sleaze is usually less present in National Finals than in the actual Eurovision performances.

And yes, key changes are pretty much mandatory :cheesy:.

oohsalmon
02-17-2010, 02:15 PM
I should also mention that the Armenian woman is 6'5''!

oohsalmon
02-17-2010, 02:17 PM
Also, Dima Bilan is coming back :(

mmmm8
02-17-2010, 02:25 PM
Also, Dima Bilan is coming back :(


Apparently, it's him or a former porn star, so...

There's actually a pseudo-folk/comedy band that's pretty fun in contention, but they're kind of 8 years ago.

manolo
02-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Wow, Denmark!!! I concur: great song! (And she's hot! She's half-Asian or something?)

Armenia: Nice, but not remarkable.
Cyprus: A completely forgettable ballad

Jay
02-17-2010, 10:16 PM
I've only listened to Denmark, Iceland, Armenia, and Cyprus' entries.

Denmark sooo stole their background music from somewhere. I just can't quite place it. I like it, though.

I like Iceland's song.

Armenia's entry isn't anywhere near as good as last year's.

Cyrpus' is okay as well, but neither it nor Armenia will make it past the semi's, IMO.

oploskoffie
02-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Denmark sooo stole their background music from somewhere. I just can't quite place it. I like it, though.


It made me think of Tina's "Simply the Best". Am I close?

oploskoffie
02-17-2010, 10:24 PM
I sort of understand asking Kartner to write a song, but I REALLY don't understand accepting that song once he wrote it. As a songwriter shouldn't he have a lot of other songs lying around? And if not, can't they just say "sorry, Kartner" and go ahead with something else if Ik Ben Verliefd is it?

You may understand it, but there was little appreciation of that choice over here. Not that Kartner is a bad guy or a bad songwriter, he's just from a completely different generation and he was the ONLY one they asked to write something. Choosing to fish from a shallow pool will limit the chances of landing a decent catch, eyh? :rolleyes:

Jay
02-17-2010, 10:29 PM
It made me think of Tina's "Simply the Best". Am I close?
I finally realized where they stole it from!

They stole the guitar part from The Police's "Every breath you take" and slowed it down.

TH_YbBHVF4g

mmmm8
02-17-2010, 10:41 PM
I finally realized where they stole it from!

They stole the guitar part from The Police's "Every breath you take" and slowed it down.

TH_YbBHVF4g


Oh, I hear it. Not sure it´s the same melody, but definitely the same arrangement/audio effect

oohsalmon
02-17-2010, 11:20 PM
Malta (Saturday), Macedonia (Saturday), Slovenia (Sunday), and Spain (Monday) all pick in the next couple days. Let me know which, if any of those you're intererested in, and I'll try to get you a livestream link :).

oohsalmon
02-18-2010, 02:07 AM
Apparently, it's him or a former porn star, so...

There's actually a pseudo-folk/comedy band that's pretty fun in contention, but they're kind of 8 years ago.

There's not really that much difference...

http://www.ohlalamag.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/24/dimabilaneurovision06.jpg

oohsalmon
02-18-2010, 12:39 PM
Preview video for Finland came out today. Who doesn't want to vote for manure shovelers?

fjF---dfSr8

rabbit
02-18-2010, 12:54 PM
Preview video for Finland came out today. Who doesn't want to vote for manure shovelers?


Haha, what an annoying song!

dryrunguy
02-18-2010, 01:05 PM
Preview video for Finland came out today. Who doesn't want to vote for manure shovelers?

fjF---dfSr8

There's a stage version of this somewhere on youtube because I've seen it... I assume it's from the Finland final.

I didn't think it was possible for me to downgrade my feeling about this song... But with this, they managed to find a way. :mad:

oohsalmon
02-18-2010, 01:06 PM
There's a stage version of this somewhere on youtube because I've seen it... I assume it's from the Finland final.

I didn't think it was possible for me to downgrade my feeling about this song... But with this, they managed to find a way. :mad:

It's on the first page of this thread ;)

dryrunguy
02-18-2010, 01:08 PM
It's on the first page of this thread ;)

Oh! So THAT's where I saw it! :cheesy:

If that song gets out of qualifying, I'll just die.

oohsalmon
02-18-2010, 01:39 PM
Oh! So THAT's where I saw it! :cheesy:

If that song gets out of qualifying, I'll just die.

I don't think it's the worst thing out there, really. I like it more now than the Netherlands, Cyprus or Poland, for sure.

dryrunguy
02-18-2010, 01:44 PM
I don't think it's the worst thing out there, really. I like it more now than the Netherlands, Cyprus or Poland, for sure.

I'll give you that one, salmon. Hell, I've had belches that sounded better than the Netherlands' entry.

manolo
02-18-2010, 02:37 PM
The Netherlands' song deserves all the bad press it's getting. My question is: those people clapping and dancing in the audience, were they paid for it, or something?

Not impressed at all by Iceland's entry.

Poland's is not far from the low quality of the Netherlands.

Norway: another forgettable song.

dryrunguy
02-18-2010, 02:50 PM
The Netherlands' song deserves all the bad press it's getting. My question is: those people clapping and dancing in the audience, were they paid for it, or something?

Not impressed at all by Iceland's entry.

Poland's is not far from the low quality of the Netherlands.

Norway: another forgettable song.

I like the Norway song!

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How does it work, Salmon? Does the host country get any favoritism in the jury?

oohsalmon
02-18-2010, 05:08 PM
I like the Norway song!

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How does it work, Salmon? Does the host country get any favoritism in the jury?

Unlikely. Each jury has its own country based in that country, so there's no obvious reason why they'd favor Norway (unless its an ally like Sweden or Denmark or something ;))

dryrunguy
02-18-2010, 05:11 PM
Unlikely. Each jury has its own country based in that country, so there's no obvious reason why they'd favor Norway (unless its an ally like Sweden or Denmark or something ;))

But given Denmark's entry, they won't cast any votes for anyone is serious contention, right? If I were them and I had the chance, I'd be casting votes for Finland the The Netherlands. LOL!

oohsalmon
02-18-2010, 05:46 PM
But given Denmark's entry, they won't cast any votes for anyone is serious contention, right? If I were them and I had the chance, I'd be casting votes for Finland the The Netherlands. LOL!

LOL, not sure how much of that goes on, but I see your point. When Zuzanaland finally gets approved to enter Eurovision, believe that tactical voting will be the name of the game.

oploskoffie
02-18-2010, 11:36 PM
The Netherlands' song deserves all the bad press it's getting. My question is: those people clapping and dancing in the audience, were they paid for it, or something?

The sad truth is that they probably paid to be there. Of the different public networks we have over here, the TROS is the most into what we would call, ehm, pirate radio music. It's not exactly like German schlager music, but it seems related :rolleyes: Anyways, there's quite a market for it and this is what you get when you air the national songfestival on the TROS. As long as our songfestival stays on a public network, expect more crap from the Netherlands. Though surely not like this :lipsrsealed:

oohsalmon
02-19-2010, 09:03 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/alb0001/3dflags_alb0001-0003a.gif

Albania


2010 Eurovision Song:

wMHrwDi6OSc

Seems like a final version :)

Jay
02-19-2010, 10:39 PM
I'm listening to the finalists for the Spanish final. I really, really want Daniel Diges to win 'cause his song is different and ....he's also kind of hot.:o

"Beautiful Life" by José Galisteo is really good too. Sounds very Lady Gaga-ish, and it'd be a nice break from all of the ballads.


Just in case y'all want to listen to them:
sXHBQqIRe5c
OmQPGV4HpJc

oohsalmon
02-20-2010, 12:51 AM
I hope that Galisteo wins. That's some brilliant Swedish work, as per usual.

oohsalmon
02-20-2010, 06:59 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/mlt0001/3dflags_mlt0001-0003a.gif?1190220852

Malta


2010 Eurovision Song:



12_CHCZYBjo




This one starts off dull, but then out of nowhere it turns HORRIFYING.

oohsalmon
02-20-2010, 07:04 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/mkd0001/3dflags_mkd0001-0003a.gif?1190215096


(Former Yugoslav Republic of) Macedonia


2009 Eurovision Song:

lPS_BXKdLhI

oohsalmon
02-20-2010, 11:42 PM
I watched the Macedonian selection show, which was a serious cultural experience. It ended in controversy. The audience (and I) thought this song, which won the televote, should've won.

1368pxrZIDc

manolo
02-21-2010, 02:54 AM
I kind of like Albania's entry. I would even say that it's second in my ranking, after Denmark. Let's see of they mess it up while reworking it.

Malta is bad, and Finland is definitely worse: I couldn't even finish it. Down there with the Netherlands.

Jay
02-21-2010, 03:45 AM
I had to fast forward the Malta one after a few seconds because it was boring me to death. :hyst: ROFL@ the bird thing, though. I couldn't stop laughing.

I'm not sure what to think of Albania's entry. I think it's both awful and kind of good at the same time.

oohsalmon
02-21-2010, 01:53 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/svn0001/3dflags_svn0001-0003a.gif?1190559018




Slovenia



2010 Eurovision Song:

fRgbNicwGT4

I needed my favorite to win this one after the Macedonian disaster :)

oohsalmon
02-21-2010, 02:27 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/alb0001/3dflags_alb0001-0003a.gif

Albania


2010 Eurovision Song:

wMHrwDi6OSc




Updated with what seems like a final version :)

oohsalmon
02-22-2010, 02:09 PM
Wanna watch the Spanish final with me? :D

http://www.rtve.es/television/eurovision/directo/

dryrunguy
02-22-2010, 02:39 PM
I am SOOOO behind on this thread. :mad: Employment sucks.

oohsalmon
02-22-2010, 02:52 PM
Some guy on the Spanish final totally flipped out, and started yelling at the audience to "suck his..."

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4500/555ez.jpg

Scotty
02-22-2010, 04:03 PM
wow.
Maybe they were just really dirty, and all he really needed was that Axe scrubber thingy in the vid Jessie posted the other day?

oohsalmon
02-22-2010, 04:57 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/esp0001/3dflags_esp0001-0003a.gif?1190565802


Spain




2010 Eurovision Song:

TWMiqaqeVpw

Jessie's pick prevails :cheesy:

mmmm8
02-22-2010, 05:10 PM
Spain




2010 Eurovision Song:


Jessie's pick prevails :cheesy:


I like the song, but I hope they revamp the performance by Eurovision's time. And give the guy a haircut

oohsalmon
02-22-2010, 07:06 PM
Here is the guy, John Cobra, flipping out after his performance.

630iGvk6k6g

rabbit
02-22-2010, 07:32 PM
Some guy on the Spanish final totally flipped out, and started yelling at the audience to "suck his..."


Ha, I guess he likes Almagro's post-win celebration. (Can't find the pic from this AO....)

Jay
02-23-2010, 09:11 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/esp0001/3dflags_esp0001-0003a.gif?1190565802


Spain




2010 Eurovision Song:

BZf-PLt45Vc

Jessie's pick prevails :cheesy:
Yay! I can change my avatar now :banana:
The video you posted was removed.
Here is another one of the same performance (hopefully it won't be taken off any time soon)
TWMiqaqeVpw


I like the song, but I hope they revamp the performance by Eurovision's time. And give the guy a haircut
pfft. His hair is one of the reasons why I like him :cheesy:

oohsalmon
02-25-2010, 05:53 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/blr0001/3dflags_blr0001-0003a.gif?1190085128



Belarus


2010 Eurovision Song:

9qD5B79Z0wg



This song got announced out of NOWHERE. It was expected that Belarus was going to have several rounds of national selection, until this morning they just said this was their song and to hell with all the people who had been preparing to compete.

May get overturned. But for now, here it is! I hope it's the song, because it's pretty hot...

oohsalmon
02-27-2010, 06:37 PM
Melodifestivalen, the Swedish Eurovision selection series, is easily the most intense of any of them.

And the performance that won their second heat, Manboy, has definitely changed my life for ever.

Prepare to be blown away.

d3AVQMllDfg

oohsalmon
02-27-2010, 06:42 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/lva0001/3dflags_lva0001-0003a.gif?1190206104



Latvia


2010 Eurovision Song:

viTLyXox-EA

The grammar is seriously iffy throughout, but it's kind of interesting...

oohsalmon
02-27-2010, 06:46 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/geo0001/3dflags_geo0001-0003a.gif?1190170612


Georgia


2010 Eurovision Song:

9athhLCJifM

Rejected last year for political lyrics, Georgia this year is far less controversial.

oohsalmon
02-27-2010, 07:00 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/svk0001/3dflags_svk0001-0003a.gif?1190558072



Slovakia


2009 Eurovision Song:

QC66NAXscJ8

This is my favorite of all the songs picked thus far.

mmmm8
02-27-2010, 10:49 PM
That Swedish song is so funny. I so hope they pick it. And I don't know what the Slovakian song is about (time?) but I hope they keep the costumes.

I really like the Georgian song (as far as annoying ballads go) and the singer's pretty, but she needs to put more voice into it. Or maybe the sound quality is just bad.

The Latvian video you posted was removed from Youtube

oohsalmon
02-28-2010, 12:37 AM
That Swedish song is so funny. I so hope they pick it. And I don't know what the Slovakian song is about (time?) but I hope they keep the costumes.

The Slovak song is apparently about a region of Slovakia called Horehronie, and about lying in a field there and staring into the sun. Eye damage could explain the wardrobe, I guess.


The Latvian video you posted was removed from Youtube

Thanks, found a new one :)





viTLyXox-EA

mmmm8
02-28-2010, 12:45 AM
The Latvian song is scarily catchy. And it's super slowed-down. How Latvian :cheesy:

Togtdyalttai
02-28-2010, 01:12 AM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/geo0001/3dflags_geo0001-0003a.gif?1190170612


Georgia


2010 Eurovision Song:

9athhLCJifM

Rejected last year for political lyrics, Georgia this year is far less controversial.



This reminds me a lot of Iceland last year.

oohsalmon
02-28-2010, 01:21 AM
The Latvian song is scarily catchy. And it's super slowed-down. How Latvian :cheesy:

Latvia has been in Eurovision ten times, but only once before did they send a female soloist. That one time, they won the whole thing.

oohsalmon
03-02-2010, 03:38 AM
Dima Bilan is apparently not going to be in the Russian final (phew), but these lovely ladies are :cheesy:

http://iloveizhevsk.ru/img/news/265x400_10541.gif

oohsalmon
03-04-2010, 03:29 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/tur0001/3dflags_tur0001-0003a.gif?1190594934


Turkey


2010 Eurovision Song:

gMKoCYP_2b8

MaNga's a pretty big name, so I had fairly high expectations for this. Not sure it quite lived up to them, but it's certainly not bad.

Lithuania, Ireland, Portugal, Croatia, Romania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, and Belgium are all picking/unveiling their songs within the next four days :D

oohsalmon
03-05-2010, 12:21 AM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/ltu0001/3dflags_ltu0001-0003a.gif?1190212254


Lithuania


2010 Eurovision Song:

u1p5fXnzUqw

This reminds me a ton of their 2006 entry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9FzdXPlUlQ), which I loved. I'm excited for this one!

oohsalmon
03-05-2010, 05:16 AM
I updated the Lithuanian video to one that has their performance in the finals, which is complete with a new costume change!

mmmm8
03-05-2010, 10:54 AM
I updated the Lithuanian video to one that has their performance in the finals, which is complete with a new costume change!

This is why I kind of hate Eurovision. I checked InCulto out and they're a pretty cool esablished funk/ehno-jazz band.

And I guess this is their audition video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZD0IcipQcc

And now the music part's down to synthesizers and they're playing plastic fake guitars and wearing glitter shorts.

oohsalmon
03-05-2010, 11:16 AM
This is why I kind of hate Eurovision. I checked InCulto out and they're a pretty cool esablished funk/ehno-jazz band.

And I guess this is their audition video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZD0IcipQcc

And now the music part's down to synthesizers and they're playing plastic fake guitars and wearing glitter shorts.

The glitter shorts I can't defend (and I can't imagine they'll make the final), but the plastic instruments are in response to the Lithuanian network not allowing instruments to be played on stage, so that was their protest of that rule.

Scotty
03-05-2010, 01:33 PM
The glitter shorts I can't defend (and I can't imagine they'll make the final), but the plastic instruments are in response to the Lithuanian network not allowing instruments to be played on stage, so that was their protest of that rule.

OK, that song is plenty fun.

And, 'fess up salmon, how many times have you practiced that dance routine already?

(Plus, I know you secretly covet the shiny shorts!) :p

mmmm8
03-05-2010, 02:03 PM
The glitter shorts I can't defend (and I can't imagine they'll make the final), but the plastic instruments are in response to the Lithuanian network not allowing instruments to be played on stage, so that was their protest of that rule.


Ah, ok, thanks for the explanation. Boo bad TV network, then.

oohsalmon
03-06-2010, 02:02 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/mda0001/3dflags_mda0001-0003a.gif?1190230224


Moldova


2010 Eurovision Song:



pAgMDthIoog

Ok I can't understand their English like, at all, but I think at 2:10 he says "I know you're lying, bitch"????

mmmm8
03-06-2010, 02:08 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/mda0001/3dflags_mda0001-0003a.gif?1190230224


Moldova


2010 Eurovision Song:

Ok I can't understand their English like, at all, but I think at 2:10 he says "I know you're lying, bitch"????


http://4lyrics.kwivia.co.uk/esc/2010/sunstroke-project-olia-tira-run-away/


What's over the clouds but under the sky?

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 06:48 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/bel0001/3dflags_bel0001-0003a.gif?1190086142



Belgium


2010 Eurovision Song:

uqZdOc6E4m8

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 06:54 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/ukr0001/3dflags_ukr0001-0003a.gif?1190598816


Ukraine

2010 Eurovision Song:

h0gPrm7Bi14

One of the greatest and most consistent Eurovision countries totally stinks up the joint here.

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 07:00 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/rou0001/3dflags_rou0001-0003a.gif?1190323136



Romania


2009 Eurovision Song:

pxRUviB4zRQ

Girl! Girl! Girl!
Boy! Boy! Boy!

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 07:06 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/rus0001/3dflags_rus0001-0003a.gif?1190324088


Russia


2010 Eurovision Song:

_SosyAKUse8

The Babushki should have won!!! :(:(

Dpn5gj66E7g

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 07:11 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/prt0001/3dflags_prt0001-0003a.gif?1190320242



Portugal


2010 Eurovision Song:

v_kSs00Awmg

Sort of a controversial winner. It won the juries by some margin, but only came fourth in the televote.

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 07:16 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/hrv0001/3dflags_hrv0001-0003a.gif?1190148168



Croatia


2010 Eurovision Song:

s76eH02UuLk

Feminnem is the first returning competitor of 2010, having previously represented Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2005. That one was a lot more fun.

lUaVjnscj3I

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 07:51 AM
http://4lyrics.kwivia.co.uk/esc/2010/sunstroke-project-olia-tira-run-away/


What's over the clouds but under the sky?

San Francisco?

mmmm8
03-08-2010, 08:19 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/rus0001/3dflags_rus0001-0003a.gif?1190324088


Russia


2010 Eurovision Song:

_SosyAKUse8


I was actually excited about Peter Nalitch, who is crazy talented, but this song is so not his best.

And I liked his English better in Gitar :cheesy:

AOzkN8dHnjk

oohsalmon
03-08-2010, 09:01 AM
I was actually excited about Peter Nalitch, who is crazy talented, but this song is so not his best.

And I liked his English better in Gitar :cheesy:

AOzkN8dHnjk

OMG, now that song I could have gotten behind :shocked:.

manolo
03-08-2010, 11:47 AM
I was actually excited about Peter Nalitch, who is crazy talented, but this song is so not his best.

And I liked his English better in Gitar :cheesy:



Wow, Peter Nalitch is representing Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
I'm a huge fan of Nalitch, and it all started with Gitar, which was our party anthem with my Russian friends in LA... Great memories, and even if I haven't heard the Eurovision entry, I hope he wins! :)

manolo
03-08-2010, 12:32 PM
I was really far behind, so I'm working on catching up:

I couldn't finish these: Georgia (booooooring, and then the sound didn't match the image); Latvia (and those girls washing clothes on stage: wth?); Spain (sorry, Jessie, and the choreography didn't help), Malta (the bird thing may be the worst thing I've ever seen in Eurovision); Albania (I had liked it at first, but they messed it up in the final version); Macedonia (completely forgettable, I don't even remember what I didn't like exactly)... I managed to finish Slovakia's, but wasn't impressed at all, and what's with the dancing?

Ok songs: Sweden (but it's not final, right?), Turkey (even though it kind of goes downhill after the first 20 seconds)...

I liked Belarus, Lithuania (fun!) and Moldova.

oohsalmon
03-10-2010, 02:03 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/irl0001/3dflags_irl0001-0003a.gif?1190193188


Ireland


2010 Eurovision Song:

AJf05g1qbBM

Niamh Kavanagh won Eurovision for Ireland in 1993, so they have high hopes for her this time around. Winning pedigree aside, I think these are some seriously iffy vocals for the most part.

tinamarie
03-13-2010, 11:22 AM
Not sure how long it will be allowed on youtube, but here it is, our entry for Oslo.

EiypTGvo6QI&feature=related

new try...

oohsalmon
03-15-2010, 10:45 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/srb0001/3dflags_srb0001-0003a.gif?1190333762



Serbia


2010 Eurovision Song:

AItKBbSuslE

Yes, that's a man.

Secondly, doesn't he look like a combination of Martina Navratilova and Zac Efron? Or, if you prefer, a combination of Mark Hamill, Cousin Oliver, Eartha Kitt, and a huge container of glittery vaseline?

mmmm8
03-15-2010, 11:59 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/srb0001/3dflags_srb0001-0003a.gif?1190333762



Serbia


2010 Eurovision Song:


Yes, that's a man.

Secondly, doesn't he look like a combination of Martina Navratilova and Zac Efron? Or, if you prefer, a combination of Mark Hamill, Cousin Oliver, Eartha Kitt, and a huge container of glittery vaseline?


He kind of looks like what Steve Darcis would look like in a wig.

oohsalmon
03-16-2010, 11:35 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/grc0001/3dflags_grc0001-0003a.gif?1190174512


Greece


2010 Eurovision Song:

oH-ceG9fJW4

I like this song a lot, but I don't think it matches this singer at all. A standard Eurovision bimbo would have been way better.

oohsalmon
03-16-2010, 11:39 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/bih0001/3dflags_bih0001-0003a.gif?1190092428



Bosnia & Herzegovina


2010 Eurovision Song:

tgUGQvOnHGc

For me, this one is a total non-starter. Disappointing to see incredibly consistent countries like Ukraine and Bosnia churn out such weak efforts this year.

oohsalmon
03-16-2010, 11:42 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/est0001/3dflags_est0001-0003a.gif?1190160832

Estonia


2010 Eurovision Song:

qJnkxlr53NI

Odd, but I like it. Don't like its chances though.

oohsalmon
03-16-2010, 11:46 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/gbr0001/3dflags_gbr0001-0003a.gif?1190600734



United Kingdom



2010 Eurovision Song:

e0vHnZDX1GI

There's been a lot of talk from the BBC about really upping their game and dedicating themselves to winning Eurovision again. This song shows little evidence of that effort.

oohsalmon
03-16-2010, 11:49 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/swe0001/3dflags_swe0001-0003a.gif?1190571690



Sweden



2010 Eurovision Song:

NKXPfyvQMo4

I followed the Swedish selection process closer than any other, and I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed with the end result. For me this is going to get lost in the sea of ballads, whereas Eric Saade, Salem Al Fakir, or Timoteij would have stood out much better.

People clearly see something in this, but I'm not one of them.

oohsalmon
03-16-2010, 11:52 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/isr0001/3dflags_isr0001-0003a.gif?1190194166


Israel


2010 Eurovision Song:

mKK1X7_0Z2Y

A lot of people think this can win, and I gotta say that I'm one of them. This, Turkey and Norway are my frontrunners.

oohsalmon
03-17-2010, 12:04 AM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/deu0001/3dflags_deu0001-0003a.gif?1190171580
Germany


2010 Eurovision Song:

8QSgNM9yNjo

Fun, and fairly unique in this field.

oohsalmon
03-17-2010, 03:01 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/ukr0001/3dflags_ukr0001-0003a.gif?1190598816


Ukraine

2010 Eurovision Song:

h0gPrm7Bi14

One of the greatest and most consistent Eurovision countries totally stinks up the joint here.

The first thing the new Ukrainian president did was to fire this guy! So there's a new Ukrainian song coming on Saturday :D

Togtdyalttai
03-17-2010, 06:10 PM
The first thing the new Ukrainian president did was to fire this guy! So there's a new Ukrainian song coming on Saturday :D

Wow, nice.

Togtdyalttai
03-17-2010, 06:23 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/grc0001/3dflags_grc0001-0003a.gif?1190174512


Greece


2010 Eurovision Song:

oH-ceG9fJW4

I like this song a lot, but I don't think it matches this singer at all. A standard Eurovision bimbo would have been way better.



I agree wholeheartedly with you on both counts. Sakis Rouvas would be a better choice, even though you might not want to admit it. :p Even with the not-so-great singer, this is my favorite so far.

tinamarie
03-18-2010, 03:51 AM
Your thread has given my roomie a serious case of eurovision fever, oohsalmon:) We both LOVE Cyprus and like Belgium a lot, too, but are really disappointed in Sweden's choice.

How could "Manboy" (or as a not-so-impressed youtube comment suggested: Manwhore ;)) NOT have made the final? It was a sure top 3 finish, right? Cute, metrosexual looking singer, dancers, involuntarily (?) hilarious lyrics ("You can call me manboy...I show you how to love...there's no halo 'round my head" :hyst: ) and, AND there was a serious Flashdance moment. How could taking a shower/dancing in the rain on stage possibly be beaten by a boring ballade? Boo.

nelslus
03-18-2010, 08:25 AM
Your thread has given my roomie a serious case of eurovision fever, oohsalmon:) We both LOVE Cyprus and like Belgium a lot, too, but are really disappointed in Sweden's choice.

How could "Manboy" (or as a not-so-impressed youtube comment suggested: Manwhore ;)) NOT have made the final? It was a sure top 3 finish, right? Cute, metrosexual looking singer, dancers, involuntarily (?) hilarious lyrics ("You can call me manboy...I show you how to love...there's no halo 'round my head" :hyst: ) and, AND there was a serious Flashdance moment. How could taking a shower/dancing in the rain on stage possibly be beaten by a boring ballade? Boo.

REALLY now, Tina, it's "There's no halo 'round my head, no." And please let's not forget the conclusion: "There's no angels here."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klEuRNG6EQ0

Interestingly enough, this is exactly how everyone greeted nelslus at the 2010 IW Tailgate. Except that not having aedra, manolo, Miles, Jessie and salmon available to jump on the fence with the others did break up our symmetry a bit. And, of course we all wore nothing but the gloves. (And nelslus had to douse himself with his own bottled water.) :gorgeous:

oohsalmon
03-23-2010, 10:01 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/blr0001/3dflags_blr0001-0003a.gif?1190085128



Belarus


2010 Eurovision Song:

H_d-kXurlO8



Their first song was getting bad feedback, so Belarus changed it.

Downgrade in my book, but this is probably more palatable.

oohsalmon
03-23-2010, 10:05 PM
The Lithuanian song seems to have been largely re-arranged, and has a fabulous new music video!

4RBrUyvUOsA

oohsalmon
03-23-2010, 10:25 PM
http://www.3dflags.com/art/comps/fra0001/3dflags_fra0001-0003a.gif?1190166738


France


2010 Eurovision Song:

buBPjJeLTyQ

Most TAT friendly title ever? I think so. If and when a performance or video emerges, I'll put that up. :)

manolo
03-25-2010, 12:40 PM
So the French sent another bad song to Eurovision... not surprised.
I don't remember any more if I liked the first Belarus song, but I doubt it was worst than the new one.
The Greek song, on the other hand, is good.
And I'm going to be rooting for Lithuania, unless they do the pants-ripping thing again, that is.

mmmm8
03-25-2010, 01:54 PM
The Lithuanian song seems to have been largely re-arranged, and has a fabulous new music video!

4RBrUyvUOsA


That's pretty great and much better than the stage performance

oohsalmon
03-27-2010, 12:37 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/bgr0001/3dflags_bgr0001-0003a.gif?1190129100



Bulgaria


2009 Eurovision Song:

S_WpWRcHYDI

I somehow skipped this one here when it was released a month or so ago. My apologies.

nelslus
03-27-2010, 09:01 PM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/bgr0001/3dflags_bgr0001-0003a.gif?1190129100





Bulgaria



2009 Eurovision Song:




S_WpWRcHYDI




I somehow skipped this one here when it was released a month or so ago. My apologies.






What's Bulgarian for "tool." (Nelslus made the preceding comment while simultaneously doing gymnastic splits on the household piano and winking at the camera. :gorgeous:)

oohsalmon
03-28-2010, 02:24 AM
What's Bulgarian for "tool." (Nelslus made the preceding comment while simultaneously doing gymnastic splits on the household piano and winking at the camera. :gorgeous:)

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to have you be swept away by the Eurovision spirit :D.

oohsalmon
03-29-2010, 01:25 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/ukr0001/3dflags_ukr0001-0003a.gif?1190598816


Ukraine

2010 Eurovision Song:

9AvMJueiCyo

Rejecting Vasyl Lazarovich, Ukraine first picked a song by Alyosha that was not so secretly released in 2008. They then were forced to find her a new song, and voila, "Sweet People."

It was a lot of to do for what is, in my mind, an upgrade from "very crappy" to "fairly crappy."

oohsalmon
03-29-2010, 01:47 AM
http://3dflags.com/art/comps/aze0001/3dflags_aze0001-0003a.gif?1190079942

Azerbaijan


2010 Eurovision Song:

OU4AVBHjXgU

oohsalmon
03-29-2010, 01:50 AM
qgeklMIc6_k

Albania reworked their song a ton, and has a video with a couch swing! A couch swing!

oohsalmon
03-29-2010, 06:48 PM
Odds from William Hill on the winner.

No runaway favorite like there was last year.

5/2 Azerbaijan

11/2 Germany and Israel

10/1 Denmark

12/1 Croatia

14/1 Norway and Armenia

20/1 Sweden

22/1 Greece

33/1 Belgium, Iceland and Ireland

40/1 Albania and Turkey

50/1 Slovakia, France, United Kingdom and Spain

66/1 Belarus, Ukraine and Romania

80/1 Moldova and Georgia

100/1 Bosnia & Herzegovina, Russia, Malta, Serbia, Lithuania and Cyprus

125/1 Estonia

150/1 Finland, Latvia and Portugal

200/1 Switzerland, Bulgaria and Holland

250/1 FYR Macedonia, Poland and Slovenia

oohsalmon
04-04-2010, 12:47 PM
Germany has overtaken Azerbaijan as the favorite.

Togtdyalttai
04-04-2010, 04:41 PM
Germany has overtaken Azerbaijan as the favorite.

Speaking of Germany, I changed your video to one that hasn't been taken off of YouTube due to copyright.

oohsalmon
04-04-2010, 05:52 PM
Speaking of Germany, I changed your video to one that hasn't been taken off of YouTube due to copyright.

Thanks. I have no idea why they keep doing that. They should want the song out there as much as possible.

Togtdyalttai
04-27-2010, 10:18 PM
I'm pretty sure this hasn't been posted, but if it has, sorry. I suggest skipping the first minute and a half. :cheesy: w7L0joH6nM0:

oohsalmon
04-28-2010, 02:42 PM
I'm pretty sure this hasn't been posted, but if it has, sorry. I suggest skipping the first minute and a half. :cheesy: w7L0joH6nM0:

This one is so fabulous :cheesy:.

Togtdyalttai
05-02-2010, 04:16 PM
YubbH2wa3DE

oohsalmon
05-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Norwegian singer in a bit of hot water over his punning shirt.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gXlbsb64iZE/S9r6gFW1QeI/AAAAAAAAEnY/iNWLWjfGTVs/s1600/Didrik+Hard.jpg

oohsalmon
05-09-2010, 08:40 PM
Current odds, from William Hill:

Azerbaijan 3/1
Germany 7/1
Israel 9/1
Denmark 14/1
Armenia 20/1
Norway 25/1
Croatia 28/1
Ireland 28/1
Turkey 33/1
Greece 40/1
Slovakia 40/1
Sweden 66/1
Belarus 66/1
Belgium 66/1
France 66/1
Georgia 66/1
Romania 80/1
Iceland 100/1
Latvia 100/1
Moldova 100/1
Albania 100/1
United Kingdom 100/1
Serbia 100/1
Spain 100/1
Ukraine 100/1
Cyprus 125/1
Lithuania 150/1
Russia 200/1
Estonia 200/1
Finland 200/1
Malta 200/1
Netherlands 250/1
Bosnia & Herzogovina 250/1
Portugal 250/1
Switzerland 250/1
Bulgaria 300/1
FYR Macedonia 300/1
Poland 300/1
Slovenia 300/1

oohsalmon
05-11-2010, 01:53 PM
ifX9WS9qXL0

oohsalmon
05-23-2010, 12:25 PM
Eurovision is only two days away!

Here are the countries competing in the first semifinal, with my predicted qualifiers in bold:

Moldova - SunStroke Project & Olia Tira - Run away
Russia - Peter Nalitch & Friends - Lost and forgotten
Estonia - Malcolm Lincoln - Siren
Slovakia - Kristina - Horehronie
Finland - Kuunkuiskaajat - Työlki ellää
Latvia - Aisha - What for?
Serbia - Milan Stankovic - Ovo je Balkan
Bosnia Herzegovina - Vukašin Brajić - Thunder and lightning
Poland - Marcin Mroziński - Legenda
Belgium - Tom Dice - Me and my guitar
Malta - Thea Garrett - My dream
Albania - Juliana Pasha - It's all about you
Greece - Giorgos Alkaios & Friends - Opa
Portugal - Filipa Azevedo - Há dias assim
Macedonia - Gjoko Taneski - Jas ja imam silata
Belarus - Three Plus Two - Butterflies
Iceland - Hera - Je ne sais quoi

Anyone else have any ideas? This semi is so much weaker than the second, so it's pretty tough to call.

Togtdyalttai
05-23-2010, 01:20 PM
Eurovision is only two days away!

Here are the countries competing in the first semifinal, with my predicted qualifiers in bold:

Moldova - SunStroke Project & Olia Tira - Run away
Russia - Peter Nalitch & Friends - Lost and forgotten
Estonia - Malcolm Lincoln - Siren
Slovakia - Kristina - Horehronie
Finland - Kuunkuiskaajat - Työlki ellää
Latvia - Aisha - What for?
Serbia - Milan Stankovic - Ovo je Balkan
Bosnia Herzegovina - Vukašin Brajić - Thunder and lightning
Poland - Marcin Mroziński - Legenda
Belgium - Tom Dice - Me and my guitar
Malta - Thea Garrett - My dream
Albania - Juliana Pasha - It's all about you
Greece - Giorgos Alkaios & Friends - Opa
Portugal - Filipa Azevedo - Há dias assim
Macedonia - Gjoko Taneski - Jas ja imam silata
Belarus - Three Plus Two - Butterflies
Iceland - Hera - Je ne sais quoi

Anyone else have any ideas? This semi is so much weaker than the second, so it's pretty tough to call.

As long as Greece makes it I'm fine. I guess I'd more or less agree with your pickss

oohsalmon
05-25-2010, 11:27 AM
Eurovision 2010 Semifinal #1 starts at the top of the hour!

Streaming at http://www.eurovision.tv

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 11:34 AM
Eurovision 2010 Semifinal #1 starts at the top of the hour!

Streaming at http://www.eurovision.tv

I'll be watching! :)

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 01:19 PM
The stream is AWFUL. I missed Latvia and Serbia. Were they any good?

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 01:25 PM
MY PICKS

1. Iceland
2. Malta
3. Moldova
4. Albania
5. Belgium
6. Macedonia
7. Bosnia Herzegovina
8. Greece
9. Slovakia
10. Serbia

Hopefully Poland will sneak in instead of Greece or Serbia.

All in all, a truly horrible group. :( Loved Iceland and Malta, though. :)

oohsalmon
05-25-2010, 01:25 PM
The stream was unbelievably terrible today. I was only able to watch one song all the way through :( :( :(

oohsalmon
05-25-2010, 01:27 PM
In the little tiny bit I could see, Albania was the most impressive, and Poland brought the LOLs.

mmmm8
05-25-2010, 01:34 PM
Stream was awful so I only watched Slovakia (bleh) and the horrendous Estonian guy

oohsalmon
05-25-2010, 01:36 PM
I really am wondering how this phone lines being open the whole show is gonna change things? Will it hurt Iceland? :undecided:

suliso
05-25-2010, 01:39 PM
I forgot there are some fans here. Latvian TV was showing it online and in very good quality...

http://www.ltv1.lv/lv/raidijumi/ipasas_parraides/15899/?stream=1

P.S. Apparently it's not over yet.

Jay
05-25-2010, 01:42 PM
I couldn't sit through a whole song without it fudging up, so I had to give up and didn't end up being able to watch anything. :(

oohsalmon
05-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Qualifiers:
Bosnia & Herzegovina (Boo)
Moldova
Russia (Boo)
Greece
Portugal
Belarus
Serbia
Belgium
Albania
Iceland

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 02:01 PM
For a moment there, I thought perhaps all of Europe was pissed off at Iceland! LOL!

I don't understand Belarus at all. Great song. They just couldn't sing it. I mean, Randy Jackson would have gone into cardiac arrest from the pitchiness.

I also liked Portugal's song, but I could have thrown a rock through her forced vibrato. And she's going to have TMJ from shaking her jaw to match her loopy vibrato.

Russia, on the other hand... Loved the vocal. Great singer. Hated the song.

Why did Malta get shafted? Too much like Iceland's song from last year?

Serbia is going to grow on me as this thing unfolds.

Still, a very week night. When is the other semifinal?

suliso
05-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Seriously if you want to watch the final and there are problems with the official stream use LTV1. I occasionally watch other things there and there is never a problem...

oohsalmon
05-25-2010, 02:37 PM
Other semi is Thursday, also starting at 3 PM EST. Final is same time on Saturday

natkl
05-25-2010, 03:18 PM
I didn't know you guys had Eurovision thread here :shocked:

Way too many non-descript ballads this year (does Malta ever send anything else? I feel it's a big girl with an ever bigger voice singing about love, peace and harmony every year? Meh...)
Massively disappointed in Nalitch, listening to "Guitar" on loop as we speak to erase that Eurovision hot mess of a song from my memory
Also Belarus? Really!? Thought that was most cringe-inducing performance of the night, especially when they dished out the wings
Portugal has fairly boring song as well, saved a bit by the cute singer and singing in Portuguese

Liked Iceland and Moldova, trashy Europop FTW! :rockon:
Other notable moments-Bosnia with the least convincing faux-guitar playing in the history of music, Greek guy and his droogs hooting, Poland with awkward S&M moments and bizarre use of apples and, of course, Milan!

Hoping things pick up a bit in the second semi...

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 04:02 PM
What does it say that I can't get Finland's song out of my head??? :mad: I was just walking through the house humming it and I even threw it the double clap. I'm convinced that I am ill.

Togtdyalttai
05-25-2010, 05:51 PM
What does it say that I can't get Finland's song out of my head??? :mad: I was just walking through the house humming it and I even threw it the double clap. I'm convinced that I am ill.

That song is just delightfully awful. So amusing, though I wish they could've brought in the poop shovels from the PV...

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 06:00 PM
That song is just delightfully awful. So amusing, though I wish they could've brought in the poop shovels from the PV...

Can you believe that salmon emailed me the tune??? He is SUCH a bitch!

Yes, that song could single-handedly fertilize gardens throughout Europe.

oohsalmon
05-25-2010, 10:05 PM
My nominee for most ridiculous performance of the first semifinal :cheesy:

9McJUoZBwBE

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 10:56 PM
My nominee for most ridiculous performance of the first semifinal :cheesy:

9McJUoZBwBE

I liked Poland much more than, say, Greece or Belarus (and at a point, Serbia)! Of course, I've always appreciated twistedness. :) I thought it was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise absurd night. :)

oploskoffie
05-26-2010, 12:43 AM
I caught a few moments last night and was traditionally horrified :p Waiting for tomorrow night now, when our very own "least likely to achieve anything" Sieneke will, ehm, perform :rolleyes:

steven
05-26-2010, 04:24 AM
2010 Eurovision Song:

NKXPfyvQMo4

I followed the Swedish selection process closer than any other, and I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed with the end result. For me this is going to get lost in the sea of ballads, whereas Eric Saade, Salem Al Fakir, or Timoteij would have stood out much better.

People clearly see something in this, but I'm not one of them.

I quite like this, I must admit (for a Eurovision song, anyway) but what strikes me most about it is that it seems more Irish than the Irish entry - Anna looks Irish (the facial features if not the hair colour), sounds Irish and the song even has the phrase "misty moon" in it. Is there something we should know? LOL



2010 Eurovision Song:

8QSgNM9yNjo

Fun, and fairly unique in this field.
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Crazy Lena and her unoique English accent - yay! :) She's actually very authentic singing Kate Nash's "Foundations" in her auditions (see http://www.unser-star-fuer-oslo.de/videos/player/index.html?contentId=60581&initialTab=related&showId=1451-01 - after the ad) with a "Mockney" accent but it seems to have crept into bits of "Satellite". LOL

I don't think she'll win without having been in the semis to give people a chance to get hooked, but I hope she does.

As for our (UK) entry, the last time I looked it was fav to come last (which is different from having the most outside chance of coming first - it's not at the bottom of the betting for 1st place) and if it does come last, for once we'll deserve it! :lipsrsealed:

oploskoffie
05-26-2010, 04:29 AM
As for our (UK) entry, the last time I looked it was fav to come last (which is different from having the most outside chance of coming first - it's not at the bottom of the betting for 1st place) and if it does, for once we'll deserve it! :lipsrsealed:

You are actually saying the bookies believe the UK entry will do better than the Dutch steaming pile? :shocked::lipsrsealed: Oy vey... Times are weird and getting weirder....

natkl
05-26-2010, 04:32 AM
What does it say that I can't get Finland's song out of my head??? :mad: I was just walking through the house humming it and I even threw it the double clap. I'm convinced that I am ill.

I can't get this one out of my head and it's been 6 years! :(
NOur1JDmM28

suliso
05-26-2010, 04:35 AM
I quite like this, I must admit (for a Eurovision song, anyway) but what strikes me most about it is that it seems more Irish than the Irish entry - Anna looks Irish (the facial features if not the hair colour), sounds Irish and the song even has the phrase "misty moon" in it. Is there something we should know? LOL

Wikipedia comes to the rescue yet again - Anna is part Irish (has a grandmother still living there). :)

dryrunguy
05-26-2010, 05:27 AM
I can't get this one out of my head and it's been 6 years! :(
NOur1JDmM28

Oh dear... LOL!

tinamarie
05-26-2010, 05:39 AM
Crazy Lena and her unoique English accent - yay! :) She's actually very authentic singing Kate Nash's "Foundations" in her auditions (see http://www.unser-star-fuer-oslo.de/videos/player/index.html?contentId=60581&initialTab=related&showId=1451-01 - after the ad) with a "Mockney" accent but it seems to have crept into bits of "Satellite". LOL

I don't think she'll win without having been in the semis to give people a chance to get hooked, but I hope she does.

As for our (UK) entry, the last time I looked it was fav to come last (which is different from having the most outside chance of coming first - it's not at the bottom of the betting for 1st place) and if it does come last, for once we'll deserve it! :lipsrsealed:

Lena always had that accent when singing. It's pretty funny, I think. :) The casting show for Oslo was really good, btw. Lena with her unique style was the early favorite, but the other candidates had strong performances as well. This my favorite from the runner-up, 18-yr-old Jennifer Braun with "Heavy Cross" (http://www.unser-star-fuer-oslo.de/videos/player/index.html?contentId=62453&initialTab=related)

(song starts after the add, at 3 min.)

oohsalmon
05-26-2010, 12:19 PM
I can't get this one out of my head and it's been 6 years! :(
NOur1JDmM28

One of my all time favorites :D

oohsalmon
05-26-2010, 12:27 PM
Semifinal 2, I will predict:


Armenia
Azerbaijan
Croatia
Romania
Turkey
Israel
Georgia
Denmark
Ukraine
Sweden

I'd love to see Lithuania or Switzerland get in, though. Ireland deserves to miss for their brutal rejection of my entry.

dryrunguy
05-26-2010, 03:06 PM
Denmark is a very serious contender, IIRC, aren't they?

oohsalmon
05-26-2010, 05:03 PM
Denmark is a very serious contender, IIRC, aren't they?

Yep, top six in the odds at least. And it probably got the warmest reception of any song here.

oohsalmon
05-26-2010, 07:45 PM
Running order so far, with numbers in the spots for the second semifinalists.

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steven
05-27-2010, 12:51 AM
You are actually saying the bookies believe the UK entry will do better than the Dutch steaming pile? :shocked::lipsrsealed: Oy vey... Times are weird and getting weirder....

LOL turns out the Dutch entry (which is at least up tempo, a kind of jive) has at least one fan other than the artist's mum - Stefan Raab, who 'discovered' Lena Meyer-Landrut. The Dutch entry is listed as his fave (apart from Lena, I assume!) at http://www.stern.de/kultur/musik/eurovision-song-contest/eurovision-song-contest-in-oslo-stefan-raab-verraet-seine-favoriten-1569302.html#utm_source=standard&utm_medium=twitte r&utm_campaign=sternde

Then again, Raab was responsible for Wadde hadde dude da (which he even sung http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuXLcXn4l2k&feature=related), for Guildo hat euch Lieb (which he conducted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F821UDJH_-Q) and for composing the 2004 German entry http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29c4d_2004-germany-final_music, which should tell you how good (or otherwise) his taste is - though I seem to remember the Brits scored them both high (they tend to like it when countries take the piss) and they are 3 of the 5 most successful German entries since 1995, which is a bit of a worry! :p

oploskoffie
05-27-2010, 01:32 AM
LOL turns out the Dutch entry (which is at least up tempo, a kind of jive) has at least one fan other than the artist's mum - Stefan Raab, who 'discovered' Lena Meyer-Landrut. The Dutch entry is listed as his fave (apart from Lena, I assume!) at http://www.stern.de/kultur/musik/eurovision-song-contest/eurovision-song-contest-in-oslo-stefan-raab-verraet-seine-favoriten-1569302.html#utm_source=standard&utm_medium=twitte r&utm_campaign=sternde

Then again, Raab was responsible for Wadde hadde dude da (which he even sung http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuXLcXn4l2k&feature=related), for Guildo hat euch Lieb (which he conducted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F821UDJH_-Q) and for composing the 2004 German entry http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29c4d_2004-germany-final_music, which should tell you how good (or otherwise) his taste is - though I seem to remember the Brits scored them both high (they tend to like it when countries take the piss) and they are 3 of the 5 most successful German entries since 1995, which is a bit of a worry! :p

Well, here's one Dutchman who'll be watching tonight to see our entry (which, over here, would normally be played on pirate and German schlager radio only :rolleyes:) crash, burn, be run over repeatedly and get swallowed by a hole in the stage. As for Stefan Raab: Wadde Hadde Dude Da remains a personal Eurovision favorite :o

oohsalmon
05-27-2010, 09:41 AM
The real question is whether or not the Netherlands will get any points at all. With Belgium voting in the other semifinal, there's no guaranteed points to be had...

dryrunguy
05-27-2010, 10:42 AM
Salmon, where will I be able to watch the show later tonight? I'm buried in a proposal and will probably miss today's crappy livestream broadcast. :(

oohsalmon
05-27-2010, 10:53 AM
Salmon, where will I be able to watch the show later tonight? I'm buried in a proposal and will probably miss today's crappy livestream broadcast. :(

The Eurovision.tv feed actually works well for replays. That's what I did on Tuesday, and it's what I'm going to do tonight since I won't be able to watch live either.

suliso
05-27-2010, 01:03 PM
Salmon, where will I be able to watch the show later tonight? I'm buried in a proposal and will probably miss today's crappy livestream broadcast. :(

It's almost over now (only 3 songs left)...

oohsalmon
05-27-2010, 06:44 PM
The site has been embarrassingly bad this year. The re-air of today's still isn't up :(

oploskoffie
05-28-2010, 01:38 AM
The real question is whether or not the Netherlands will get any points at all. With Belgium voting in the other semifinal, there's no guaranteed points to be had...

I can't wait to find out what "our" final score was. Sieneke actually did better last night than she did during the national competition, but it was still cringeworthy :o I'm kinda sad Slovenia didn't make the cut -silly fun, performed with plenty of enthousiasm. Oh well...

morct
05-28-2010, 02:41 AM
Ireland actually made the final!

oploskoffie
05-28-2010, 03:34 AM
Ireland actually made the final!

What did you think of her performance? :) (and what are her Final chances?)

morct
05-28-2010, 05:24 AM
What did you think of her performance? :) (and what are her Final chances?)


Was out during the show (playing tennis as it happens) and totally forgot to tape it.

I guess her chances are pretty good, I always think the whole thing is pretty much a crapshoot anyway!

mmmm8
05-28-2010, 05:37 AM
Lithuania was the only one I liked :(


In this case, Go, Nalitch (that song grows on you and gets stuck in your head)

Togtdyalttai
05-28-2010, 09:18 AM
Here are the qualifiers from yesterday:

Azerbaijan (yawn)
Cyprus :shocked:
Ireland
Georgia (gotta say she sounds constipated at one point in the song)
Turkey (those lights were annoying)
Ukraine (didn't see that one but I think it's a surprise to see them going through)
Romania (decided I like this one more after seeing it again)
Armenia (mmm, apricots :cheesy:)
Israel (Don't know why people like this song, I hate it)
Denmark (the announcers revealed them going through last, but it was pretty obvious that they would be the one selected)

So Salmon, I'm waiting to see the actual contest. :p

morct
05-28-2010, 09:50 AM
Here are the qualifiers from yesterday:

Azerbaijan (yawn)
Cyprus :shocked:
Ireland
Georgia (gotta say she sounds constipated at one point in the song)
Turkey (those lights were annoying)
Ukraine (didn't see that one but I think it's a surprise to see them going through)
Romania (decided I like this one more after seeing it again)
Armenia (mmm, apricots :cheesy:)
Israel (Don't know why people like this song, I hate it)
Denmark (the announcers revealed them going through last, but it was pretty obvious that they would be the one selected)

So Salmon, I'm waiting to see the actual contest. :p

How come Ireland doesn't get a comment??:p

Togtdyalttai
05-28-2010, 10:50 AM
How come Ireland doesn't get a comment??:p

Because you already provided that. :p

tinamarie
05-28-2010, 03:27 PM
Thanks largely to this thread and all the time my roomie spent here looking through videos, we are going to have a Eurovision-party tomorrow. The pre-party (yes, she insisted on a pre-party, too) starts around 7pm, WHICH MEANS I WILL NOT GET TO WATCH HENIN-SHARAPOVA. :wall: :wall: :wall: So instead of yelling at the tv and biting my nails, I'll have to talk to people and eat dinner. booo.

oploskoffie
05-28-2010, 03:45 PM
Thanks largely to this thread and all the time my roomie spent here looking through videos, we are going to have a Eurovision-party tomorrow. The pre-party (yes, she insisted on a pre-party, too) starts around 7pm, WHICH MEANS I WILL NOT GET TO WATCH HENIN-SHARAPOVA. :wall: :wall: :wall: So instead of yelling at the tv and biting my nails, I'll have to talk to people and eat dinner. booo.

And you're going to enjoy every minute of it, dammit! :p :cheesy: ;)

dryrunguy
05-28-2010, 07:00 PM
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oohsalmon
05-29-2010, 09:58 AM
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Kirkus
05-29-2010, 10:48 AM
Ooohh pretty! :cheesy:

Look how windy it is in the post above. :rolleyes:

::

Alternate post: That was a lot of copying and pasting!

oohsalmon
05-29-2010, 12:08 PM
Feeds can be found here:

http://escforum.net/forum/showthread.php?15548-LIVE-WEBSTREAM

Jay
05-29-2010, 12:31 PM
None of those worked for me.

There are livestreams on fromsport, though!

And they work! :D

Jay
05-29-2010, 12:32 PM
THis song from B&S sucks.

Jay
05-29-2010, 12:35 PM
I'm loving Belgium's song!

oohsalmon
05-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Belgium and Norway the best so far.

Togtdyalttai
05-29-2010, 12:43 PM
I'm not too fond of Belgium's, or Norway's for that matter. Can't say I really like any of the ones so far. Azerbaijan's the best of them IMO.

oohsalmon
05-29-2010, 01:53 PM
WHY is Spain going twice?!?!?

Togtdyalttai
05-29-2010, 01:59 PM
WHY is Spain going twice?!?!?

Because someone ran on stage during their first performance.

natkl
05-29-2010, 02:44 PM
That Safura woman was hyped like it was a done deal :shocked: Not that I have a problem with that particular bandwagon crashing, total blah song and performance IMO...

dryrunguy
05-29-2010, 03:02 PM
That Safura woman was hyped like it was a done deal :shocked: Not that I have a problem with that particular bandwagon crashing, total blah song and performance IMO...

What country is she from?

natkl
05-29-2010, 03:06 PM
What country is she from?

Azerbaijan. Hmm, maybe she wasn't hyped that much elsewhere? I just learned her song was composed by a Serbian dude, so maybe it was a local thing (I'm from there)

oohsalmon
05-29-2010, 03:32 PM
Azerbaijan. Hmm, maybe she wasn't hyped that much elsewhere? I just learned her song was composed by a Serbian dude, so maybe it was a local thing (I'm from there)

Nah, it was the betting favorite. Huge flop.

tinamarie
05-29-2010, 03:36 PM
WHY is Spain going twice?!?!?

some man jumped on stage during the first performance, which of course was a distraction, so they got to do it again.


ps: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mmmm8
05-29-2010, 03:51 PM
some man jumped on stage during the first performance, which of course was a distraction, so they got to do it again.


ps: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!

Now give the rest of your European friends an $800 billion bail-out ;)

steven
05-29-2010, 04:18 PM
The song I voted for won - now that's a Eurovision first! :shocked:

Jay
05-29-2010, 05:21 PM
Anyone know where I can get the full list of the final standings? I can't find them :p

oohsalmon
05-29-2010, 05:32 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2010

oohsalmon
05-29-2010, 07:28 PM
14th in the semi has to be considered a massive success for Sieneke :D.

oploskoffie
05-30-2010, 02:17 AM
14th in the semi has to be considered a massive success for Sieneke :D.

I'm amazed that we beat Slovenia :shocked:

oohsalmon
05-30-2010, 07:51 AM
I'm amazed that we beat Slovenia :shocked:

And only 4 points behind Croatia!