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Eurovision by Clare on 21 May 2006 9:38pm
Just thought I would ask if anyone watched it? Extremely funny one this year especially the entry from Finland. I have to say I did put a couple of quid on it to win and thankfully it did. I wouldn't normally bet but I felt this one was justified!

For anyone that doesn't know what it is here is a brief explanation. Back in 1956 someone came up with an idea that to promote understanding and peace between European nations we should sing to each other. Every year since then some truly bizarre acts have been aired throughout Europe for our entertainment. I do believe that a lot of people take this contest seriously but if you are like me and have grown up listening to Terry Wogan's comments about the contest you will know to have you tongue firmly in your cheek.

Anyway after everyone has sung their little ditty you get to vote for which one is the best. However you cannot vote for your own countries song. This then creates the situation that neighbouring countries vote for each other to keep the peace and anyone that has irritated the rest of Europe gets nil point! Thus in recent years the UK has done terribly!

Hope you are all still awake!
Re: Eurovision by andrea_nyc on 22 May 2006 2:51am
I did catch it this past weekend. Terry Wogan's comments were the best part of the show. Truly "amazing". Haha...
Re: Eurovision by tucsonmike on 22 May 2006 6:07am
Sounds like a really funny event.
Re: Eurovision by Clare on 22 May 2006 9:56am
Andrea, I would just like to say you are 'amazing' for reading this thread and Mike is 'amazing' too!!

Did have a thought for next year, seen as the Klingon's have won it this year they can 'dispatch' any bad acts next year and it may change the voting!!

Clare ;o)
Re: Eurovision by andrea_nyc on 22 May 2006 12:48pm
I remember there was an American band that did the metal thing dressed up like Lordi in the early 90's. I forget their name, but it's been done before. Not on Eurovision of course, but I definitely remember something like them on mtv back in the day. I'm sure next year's show will go for more "amazing" acts. :)
Re: Eurovision by LynneD on 22 May 2006 4:59pm
I thought "Lordi" were a breath of fresh-air amongst all the clones! I love Terry Wogan's dry wit - truly "amazing"!
Re: Eurovision by Spursfan on 22 May 2006 5:12pm
I missed this year's Eurovision as I was out at the theatre.

It is normally such a funny show (mainly because of Terry Wogan's comments) that I love it! Some of the songs are a bit naff and the voting is atrocious but our Tel makes it an unmissable show!

Re: Eurovision by Ken Dunn on 22 May 2006 8:08pm
I only saw the UK entry and a glimpse of the introduction to Greece's. I couldn't make out a word the UK singer sung!
Re: Eurovision by Clare on 22 May 2006 10:01pm
The UK entry did make me giggle as the song was called 'Teenage Life' and the guy clearly looks older than me and I'm now 30! To me the whole point of watching it is to hear Terry Wogan's comments they are as much a part of the show as the acts!
Re: Eurovision by andrea_nyc on 22 May 2006 10:11pm
Agreed. The only pre-middle aged white rappers I want to hear are the Beastie Boys.
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