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Eurovision 2013 by Loretto on 20 May 2013 12:56am
So, I gather that Denmark have won the Eurovision 2013.

It's a pity that countries are singing in English mostly and not their native languages, like they did back in the 70s and 80s.

Also, were illegal drugs easy to come by in Europe in 2006? Must have been to vote for those lads from Finland. Eurovision '56-'12 is below.

Re: Eurovision 2013 by Spursfan2 on 20 May 2013 9:10am
I have to admit I haven't watched your clip yet Loretto BUT I do remember that the Finnish winners were brilliant.

I don't think it matters that countries sang in English - English is the language of modern music, just as French is allegedly the language of love and according to Graham Norton, Icelandic the language of skinning fish hahaha!!

The Danish song deserved to win; I found myself singing along to it even at first hearing!

Of course we still had the usual neighbourly voting which is annoying, but how do we stop that? if Sweden and Norway had been banned from giving top points to their neighbours, perhaps Denmark would not have won. I am not saying they DID give their top points to Denmark, I can't remember, but my point is that somebody's 'neighbour' is always a winner so we are stuck!!

Voting alliances aside, we HAVE to find a decent song next year, one with oomph. Poor Bonnie Tyler is an excellent singer but she was flogging a dead horse.
Re: Eurovision 2013 by Loretto on 20 May 2013 3:00pm
Well the Finnish winners in 2006 were very different. That's not my taste in music. I do miss hearing each country singing in their own language though Anne. I suppose it is just another sign that the world is shrinking. I didn't know Bonnie Tyler represented UK this year. Ireland came in dead last I heard.
Re: Eurovision 2013 by TERRY S on 20 May 2013 8:30pm
The Danish song was pretty damn good. But the Irish entry was just sensational, IMO.I loved it - can't believe it got nowhere. The worse one was that Romanian guy trying to do a very bad impersonation of Jimmy Somerville of the Communards and I mean appallingly bad. He was so awful that I was laughing the whole way through.
Re: Eurovision 2013 by suzulu on 21 May 2013 1:33am
The Eurovision Song Contest should be abolished.
Re: Eurovision 2013 by Loretto on 21 May 2013 1:53am
Just watched the Irish entry here,

I think they all sound kind of the same, look the same. What's with starting the song kneeling on the floor? The Danes did that too. Maybe I am a bit twee, but I preferred the older Eurovision song contests. The world shrinking is a good thing in some ways and a bad thing in other ways. I look at this and if you asked me without my knowing which song was from which country, I struggle to find Ireland, UK, Danish etc. Too bad, a real pity that each country has lost it's identity here.
Re: Eurovision 2013 by TERRY S on 21 May 2013 3:04pm
Don't be a spoilsport Suzulu. It's alot of fun.Crap yes, but a lot of fun!
Re: Eurovision 2013 by suzulu on 22 May 2013 12:39am
Yes, crap it is, Terry. It's all political anyway. Also demoralising to the singers who have very low points.
Re: Eurovision 2013 by Spursfan2 on 22 May 2013 8:37am
I agree with you Terry - it's F U N !!!

Yes, the voting is dire (would I say that if the UK got load of votes that way? TBH, I don't know!); yes some of the staging leaves you thinking "What? Why?".

But at the end of the day it is great entertainment.

And Sue - saying it is demoralising to the singers who get low marks is suspiciously like recommending we don't have sports days in schools because the kids who don't win will be upset !!

Long may it continue.

Re: Eurovision 2013 by suzulu on 22 May 2013 3:32pm
Anne, re. low marks and sports days in schools, you are of course right. I didn't think of that. There is no way I would abolish sports days in schools!
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