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Eurovision 2019 Final Tomorrow Night In Tel Aviv Israel

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posted on May, 17 2019 @ 02:37 PM
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This has gone into the above politics forum because of the controversy about this unusual yearly event being held in Israel .



The promoters have said that the show features music and music is for healing divides , letting go , moving on .

And that's a fair point , and it should be for everyone to appreciate the unique cultural influences which each country can bring , their creative efforts .

Eurovision is known for normally quite cheesy but sometimes catchy generic songs made for inspiration , like this winner from 1999





If you fancy a flutter , which you can do , this years Italian entry is tipped :



But wait , who made all this music into a competition in the first place ? It has something of the spirit of the Olympics . Some drilling took place , and this was found out :



The European Broadcasting Union (EBU; French: Union Européenne de Radio-télévision, UER; German: Europäische Rundfunkunion, ERU) is an alliance of public service media organisations, established on 12 February 1950. The organisation is made up of 117 member organisations in 56 countries,[2] and 34 associate members from a further 21 countries.[3] It is best known for producing the Eurovision Song Contest. It also hosted debates between candidates for the European Commission presidency for the 2014 parliamentary elections but is unrelated to the European Union itself.[4]



EBU Members are public service broadcasters whose output is made, financed and controlled by the public, for the public. PSM broadcasters are often established by law but are non-partisan, independent and run for the benefit of society as a whole.



The EBU's highest profile production is the Eurovision Song Contest. The EBU also organises the Eurovision Dance Contest, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the Eurovision Young Dancers competition, and other competitions which are modelled along similar lines.



The EBU was a successor to the International Broadcasting Union (IBU) that was founded in 1925 and had its administrative headquarters in Geneva and technical office in Brussels



It was in effect taken over by Nazi Germany during the Second World War and when the conflict ended in the eyes of the Allies it was a compromised organisation that they could not trust.



The objective of the EBU's technical activities is simply to assist EBU Members (see below) in this period of unprecedented technological changes. This includes provision of technical information to Members via conferences and workshops, as well as in written form (such as the EBU Technical Review, and the EBU tech-i magazine).

The EBU also encourages active collaboration between its Members on the basis that they can freely share their knowledge and experience, thus achieving considerably more than individual Members could achieve by themselves.

Much of this collaboration is achieved through Project Groups which study specific technical issues of common interest: for example, EBU Members have long been preparing for the revision of the 1961 Stockholm Plan. The EBU places great emphasis on the use of open standards. Widespread use of open standards (such as MPEG-2, DAB, DVB, etc.) ensures interoperability between products from different vendors, as well as facilitating the exchange of programme material between EBU Members and promoting "horizontal markets" for the benefit of all consumers.


Interesting stuff , especially when the nazis get mentioned . Anyway , Madonna will be there at the final tomrrow singing this



Also this is what the boycott is about , and who's involved with promoting it


Calls for boycott Due to the contest being held in Israel, and initially there being the potential for Jerusalem to host, many proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement called on their national broadcasters to boycott the competition over Israel's policies towards Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.[193] This included members of the Australian Greens party,[194] Sinn Féin,[195] the Irish Alternative,[196] Sweden's Left Party[197] and many entertainers including 1994 contest winner Charlie McGettigan.[198] Icelandic broadcaster RÚV met to discuss a boycott in response to a petition of 23,000 signatures,[199] but ultimately neither RÚV nor any other broadcaster withdrew from the contest in response to boycott calls. Several national selections were disrupted by BDS supporters calling for a boycott in the lead-up to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. This included the second-semi final of France's Destination Eurovision, which was invaded by stage intruders who held up signs advocating a boycott;[200] and selection events in Spain,[201] Germany,[202] and Denmark were all targeted by protesters outside the venues calling for a boycott.[202] The European Broadcasting Union later sent special letter to all participating broadcasters advising precautions that they could take to prevent similar disruptions.[203] An opinion piece in Sweden's largest newspaper Aftonbladet, calling for a boycott of the contest and other cultural exchanges with Israel, was signed by 171 Swedish professionals in the cultural sector.[204]
In late April 2019, over 100 celebrities including Stephen Fry and Sharon Osbourne signed a joined statement against boycotting Eurovision in Israel.[205]


You can watch eurovision on livestream off youtube tomorrow
edit on 17-5-2019 by DoctorBluechip because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 17 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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I didn't know Jerusalem was in europe, that's news to me.The "grand final" couldn't happen in western europe i suppose...
This show is so unpopular anyways it don't matter. Each and every year the unlikely, talentless singer/band win so this show is not about music but something else: a platform to promote minorities, LGBTQ and so on
What bother me is how much it cost because i sure as hell want my tax refund.



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: TheMasterOne
I didn't know Jerusalem was in europe, that's news to me.


Eurovision is not confined to Europe. It has a large audience and is a bit of harmless cheesy fun. In recent years voting has been based upon national prejudice, and I guess this is writ large by calls to boycott Israel by the less tolerant.



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: TheMasterOne

Cheer up the Eurovision event is actuallyt something to be celebrated and enjoyed. Some of the acts are real good, Norway sounds greatm Russia is awesome, even our own British act is reasonable. Also it's great fun to watch the voting, Ex Soviet states voting for each other while nobody will vote for Britain especially now Brexit is going on. It's all fun and a great night to take us away from all the bad things in the world going on.

Your idea about Jerusalem too is a little weird...................... Eurovision is in Tel Aviv
Sure they're both in Israel but you might as well be on different planets. Tel Aviv is just one big party town where most of the people derive from Europe and are part of western civilisation so why not hold it there



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 03:29 PM
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How the internet remembers Eurovision:




posted on May, 17 2019 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

youch wtf is that



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

teh winnar.



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: DoctorBluechip
a reply to: Lysergic

youch wtf is that


I'll pass on watching this agenda driven mess, thanks.



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

The only year I took notice.


Now that's a Eurovision song !



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: DoctorBluechip

i'm on board! its a crazy trash-festival. a global event. the projections alone are worth watching. 3 hours of everything what is possible. and the end is always thrilling! nobody cares about woman with beards and how bad the singing is. its just a party for everyone.



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: TheMasterOne
I didn't know Jerusalem was in europe, that's news to me.The "grand final" couldn't happen in western europe i suppose...
This show is so unpopular anyways it don't matter. Each and every year the unlikely, talentless singer/band win so this show is not about music but something else: a platform to promote minorities, LGBTQ and so on
What bother me is how much it cost because i sure as hell want my tax refund.


no one cares. millions around the world will celebrate this event. even australia takes part.



posted on May, 17 2019 @ 05:21 PM
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Famously set amongst the alps, European powerhouse Australia has an interesting performer this year. (Heck knows why we are in this thing...) Anyway, Kate Milller-Heidke is a cracking talent. Been a fan of her stuff for years, not sure how well she fits in with the Euro setting, but I'm hoping she finds some more fans.
Here's a few of her songs, to give you an idea. But she's sort of an 'alt' pop, perhaps alt folk might be a better fit, but she also has an operatic voice so not sure how that fits those categories.




My personal favourite though is this song, organic, beautiful chord changes - and that last 60 seconds burns holes into my soul with her tone.


Anyway, I wish her best of luck - she will be the upside down performer.

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posted on May, 17 2019 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Qumulys

Too right cobber.

And most people have no idea that Sia is from Australia too....from good ol Adelaide.




posted on May, 18 2019 @ 06:08 PM
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The Netherlands won!



posted on May, 18 2019 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: Hellmutt

Pfft, I'll be a sore loser and say Kate Miller-Heidke was robbed. She was in 6th place, but ended up in 9th. *Kicks over bucket, throws toys around the place, slams doors* This is why we shouldn't be in Eurovision, don't care how close to the Alps we are.



posted on May, 19 2019 @ 02:11 AM
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originally posted by: Qumulys
This is why we shouldn't be in Eurovision,


We should certainly stop being one of the major financial contributors. Such vindictive voting.



posted on May, 19 2019 @ 11:51 PM
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If there were no jury votes but only tele votes, Norway would've won. They were far down on the list after the jury votes, but bumped up to 5th place in the end.


Norway in the Grand Final

291 points received from televoters



Australia "won" the 1st Semi-Final with 261 points. I think their Semi-Final performance was better than the Grand Final performance, but they should've been among the top 5 for their show alone, IMHO. How did they avoid crashing into each other? A risky performance it seems. Their small vocal mistakes in the Grand Final is excused, since it must be hard to sing under such circumstances. Lucky they didn't have an accident. Here's their excellent Semi-Final performance:




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