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oohsalmon
05-12-2011, 08:59 PM
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Our third annual Eurovision contest! Get excited!

All 25 finalist perfomances can be viewed HERE (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18902&page=6):

The deadline for entries is Saturday, May 14th, at 22:30 CET, 21:30 GMT, and 4:30 pm in the US Eastern Time Zone, 1:30 pm in the US Pacific Time Zone, and at 08:30 AM Sunday in New Zealand, OR SIMPLY BEFORE VOTING RESULTS BEGIN TO BE REVEALED.


Here is what an entry will look like:

Part 1
Place Finishes:

1st: (Worth 120 points)
2nd: (Worth 100 points)
3rd: (Worth 80 points)
4th: (Worth 70 points)
5th: (Worth 60 points)
6th: (Worth 50 points)
7th: (Worth 40 points)
8th: (Worth 30 points)
9th: (Worth 20 points)
10th: (Worth 10 points)
...
21st: (Worth 10 points)
22nd: (Worth 20 points)
23rd: (Worth 30 points)
24th: (Worth 60 points)
25th: (Worth 100 points)
You also get points for countries that you correctly put in the top ten or bottom five, but whose exact placing you miss. These points will be determined by the following formula:

Points if you would have gotten it right
-------------------------------------- = Points you get (with rounding)
Places Missed by + 1

So for example, if you predicted Austria to come in third but they actually win, you would receive

120
---- = 40 points
2+1

It's a lot less complicated than it looks...

Part 2:
The Biggest Points from _____ Go To...

For this section, you pick a country who you think the given country will give big points to. Scoring for this part is pretty simple. You get however many points are actually given. For example, if you predict "Moldova" for Albania, and the Albanians give Moldova five points, you get five points. There is a bonus for correctly guessing the top point getter. If you predict the country to whom the maximum twelve points is given, you get twenty-four points for your prognosticating prowess.

These are the 25 countries whose point giving you'll be looking to predict:

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Malta
Norway
Poland
Russia
San Marino
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Good luck! Post any questions you have here!

dryrunguy
05-12-2011, 09:07 PM
I'm on the Ohio/Indiana border for what will be a fairly packed weekend. I'm most likely going to have to pass on Eurovision this year. But I strongly urge others, especially those who say "I don't get what all the hullabaloo is about!" to give this a whirl. There are times when the music is really quite nifty, and then there are times when you laugh out loud (last year's "Clap Clap!"). It's loads of fun for anyone with even a remote appreciation of music. :)

oohsalmon
05-13-2011, 07:51 PM
Bump!

Togtdyalttai
05-13-2011, 09:51 PM
Part 1:
1. Russia
2. France
3. United Kingdom
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
5. Sweden
6. Azerbaijan
7. Germany
8. Denmark
9. Estonia
10. Austria
...
21. Finland
22. Spain
23. Iceland
24. Lithuania
25. Moldova

Togtdyalttai
05-13-2011, 10:05 PM
Part 2:
Armenia: Russia
Azerbaijan: Russia
Bulgaria: Greece
Croatia: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denmark: Sweden
Estonia: Russia
Finland: Sweden
France: United Kingdom
Germany: Denmark
Greece: Azerbaijan
Hungary: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ireland: Lithuania
Israel: France
Italy: Romania
Latvia: Russia
Malta: United Kingdom
Norway: Sweden
Poland: Russia
Russia: Azerbaijan
San Marino: Italy
Slovakia: France
Spain: France
Sweden: Denmark
Switzerland: France
United Kingdom: Ireland

oohsalmon
05-14-2011, 09:59 AM
1. France
2. Ireland
3. Russia
4. Bosnia & Herzegovina
5. Azerbaijan
6. United Kingdom
7. Sweden
8. Austria
9. Germany
10. Ukraine

21. Finland
22. Lithuania
23. Romania
24. Iceland
25. Spain

oohsalmon
05-14-2011, 10:04 AM
Armenia - Russia
Azerbaijan - Russia
Bulgaria - Greece
Croatia - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Denmark - Sweden
Estonia - Russia
Finland - Sweden
France - Italy?
Germany - Ireland
Greece - United Kingdom
Hungary - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Ireland - United Kingdom
Israel - Russia
Italy - France
Latvia - Russia
Malta - Azerbaijan
Norway - Sweden
Poland - Germany
Russia - Azerbaijan
San Marino - Italy
Slovakia - Germany
Spain - France
Sweden - Denmark
Switzerland - Italy
United Kingdom - Ireland

This is a real tough one to call...

oohsalmon
05-14-2011, 10:04 AM
Only a few hours left people! Bump!

oploskoffie
05-14-2011, 10:14 AM
I'm going to be a late entry, Salmon! Want to see if anyone falls off stage or something like that ;)

oohsalmon
05-14-2011, 11:12 AM
I'm going to be a late entry, Salmon! Want to see if anyone falls off stage or something like that ;)

Sounds good! Hope it's Romania! :cheesy:

oploskoffie
05-14-2011, 02:10 PM
What a headache...!

Part 1:

1. England
2. France
3. Russia
4. Denmark
5. Ireland
6. Hungary
7. Sweden
8. Germany
9. Switzerland
10. Slovenia

...
21. Romania
22. Moldova
23. Spain
24. Ukraine
25. Greece


Part 2:

Armenia - Russia
Azerbaijan - Russia
Bulgaria - Russia
Croatia - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Denmark - Sweden
Estonia - Russia
Finland - Sweden
France - Austria
Germany - Ireland
Greece - France
Hungary - Bosnia & Herzegovina
Ireland - United Kingdom
Israel - Azerbaijan
Italy - France
Latvia - Russia
Malta - Azerbaijan
Norway - Denmark
Poland - Germany
Russia - Azerbaijan
San Marino - Italy
Slovakia - Germany
Spain - France
Sweden - Denmark
Switzerland - Austria
United Kingdom - Ireland

oploskoffie
05-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Azerbaijan won! Italy came second :shocked: France wasn't even in the top-15!

Yet another messed up year :p

Togtdyalttai
05-14-2011, 06:58 PM
Only 3 people entering the contest? D'oh!

oohsalmon
05-14-2011, 10:12 PM
Azerbaijan winning was definitely possible, but HOLY CRAP, who the hell was voting for Ukraine? Jesus F.

dryrunguy
05-14-2011, 10:40 PM
I told you guys! I finally got one right but couldn't play!!!!

Togtdyalttai
05-14-2011, 11:19 PM
Azerbaijan winning was definitely possible, but HOLY CRAP, who the hell was voting for Ukraine? Jesus F.

And Italy? Where'd that come from? Better song than Ukraine but if you show me a person who put them at #2 I'd be very surprised.

mmmm8
05-15-2011, 01:28 PM
And Italy? Where'd that come from? Better song than Ukraine but if you show me a person who put them at #2 I'd be very surprised.

I think that was just excitement over Italy rejoining the competition

morct
05-15-2011, 01:33 PM
I didn't see any of the show but we watched the voting with some of our neighbours. We were predicting who each country would vote for based on their political affiliations, we got an awful lot of them right.

oohsalmon
05-15-2011, 02:19 PM
I didn't see any of the show but we watched the voting with some of our neighbours. We were predicting who each country would vote for based on their political affiliations, we got an awful lot of them right.

Yeah this was a way more political show than 2010, where they seemed to have gotten away from it.

suliso
05-15-2011, 02:23 PM
Yeah this was a way more political show than 2010, where they seemed to have gotten away from it.

I think it's because there really wasn't 1-2 truly outstanding songs most countries would feel obliged to vote for.

oohsalmon
05-15-2011, 03:00 PM
I think it's because there really wasn't 1-2 truly outstanding songs most countries would feel obliged to vote for.

Exactly.

France was supposed to be that song, but he was wildly off-key.