Eurovision Song Contest. Normal Service Resumed.

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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 05:08 PM
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You can predict what will happen even before this farce of a so called "Contest" even begins.Countries voting yet again for their "Friends And Neighbours".
When will Britain (and Ireland) pull out of this shame? A complete waste of licence fee payers money.




posted on May, 18 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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These Europeans hate us so much so let's stop giving them so much of our money



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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I would vote for UKIP just to get us out of this farce.




posted on May, 18 2013 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by alldaylong
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I would vote for UKIP just to get us out of this farce.



I have been drinking so I won't post my thoughts because I would get an extreme terms and conditions violation.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by alldaylong
When will Britain (and Ireland) pull out of this shame? A complete waste of licence fee payers money.

You can't pull out of it, you're the founders of that farce
edit on 18-5-2013 by zilebeliveunknown because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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did you try not watching it?
i dont think politics are relevant, its just something for gay people to watch (in my opinion).



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by zilebeliveunknown

Originally posted by alldaylong
When will Britain (and Ireland) pull out of this shame? A complete waste of licence fee payers money.

You can't pull out of it, you're the founders of that farce
edit on 18-5-2013 by zilebeliveunknown because: (no reason given)


That it is about as inaccurate as it is possible to be.



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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The Eurovision is exactly that. The Euro-vision.

A vision of blandness and incorporation.

We are One. Incorporation of neighboring (non-european) countries.

BUTTERFLYS. Do you ever notice the symbolism at the events?



Tfw.

edit on 19/5/2013 by Theflyingweldsman because: pic added



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 11:23 AM
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I dont know what wrong with you all. Eurovision is TV gold, just get seriously tanked up and cry with laughter all the way through - it's an annual ritual for me, i even watched the semi finals this last two years. Last year i was so wasted i could hardly see straight for three days afterwards and a fantastic time was had by all.

Crappy uber-gay Euro-pop ftmfw



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 12:05 PM
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It's not all gay.

It is all wierd, though.

Montenegro, 2013



I find the whole thing fascinating. Always have.

My favorite bit was when they announced the winner

and then stopped and took the vote from three more countries.

edit on 19/5/2013 by Theflyingweldsman because: Unicorns?



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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no, it's not, i mean it more in the modern parlance as in "it's a bit rubbish"... montenegro usually put in something a bit racey, or just plain bat poop.. they did some number a couple of years ago that was actually good. but then maybe it was a deliberate chemical imbalance in my brain? either way i loved it.

there are always some lady-based delights on the show too.

it's a winner

ETA: balkan/eastern european rap is just too good to miss too. wise up folks!

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posted on May, 19 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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I was going to do a thread last week about this year's,

but by the time I had listened to all the songs, I'd kinda had enough again...

Moldova was my favorite this year.



I even voted for this!

first time ever voting



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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For me, the songs can be quite unimportant. It's more the cultural snobbery/hilarity and general crapness of pop music in general, as well as the "message" and often very broken-english. Oh yes, and the sets/dancing/fake tans/outfits.

ok, i love it all. Here is a great example of some utter banality from a couple of years ago, which i really enjoyed



i nearly poohed myself to that one


and why do the UK try to do the competition with some credibility?.. i think we hit the right tone with "Scooch"



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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I rember that one
oh no.

If he didn't sing "i really want u gurl" that would be up there in the gayest song list of all time


Did he ever become popular?



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Big in Sweden it seems. I totally read like 3 pages of YT comments on that vid (popular with 12 year old girls it seems) and then i honestly read his page on wikipedia
he's had a few albums out, won some scandinavian pop contests and his father is Lebanese


It may not seem like it, but i've actually had quite a busy day



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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How much Uk tax payers money is going into this farce, im outraged! But seriously the coolest eurovisioners ever to win are LORDI www.youtube.com...



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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so how much does it cost us? i really have no idea, but i'm certainly entertained so it's not entirely pointless. i just hope there are other folk in euroland wetting themselves at how bad it is.



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by rantcaseyhistorian

How much Uk tax payers money is going into this farce, im outraged!


Not that much, actually


The BBC has rejected claims that the Eurovision Song Contest is a waste of money. Liberal Democrat MP Richard Younger-Ross has tabled a Commons motion which calls on the corporation to withdraw its £173,000 funding for the annual contest. Mr. Younger-Ross described the voting as a "joke" after the UK finished in joint last place this weekend. However, the BBC has insisted that it will continue to provide funding for as long as the competition is a ratings winner. An average of 7.1 million viewers tuned in for the contest on Saturday night. A spokesman told The Mirror: "As far as the BBC is concerned, this represents great value for money for its viewers."


So £173,000 divided by 7,100,000 people who watched and (hopefully) all pay the licence fee.

That equals 2.4p per person who watched.

Not bad.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 01:29 AM
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Bargain! One presenter of MOTD or a drama actor gets more than that in a year... Seriously, thats well worth it for the laughs and we'll never win it and have to host it etc. Anyone who begrudges that needs a sense of humour upgrade
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 03:20 AM
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Brilliant Plan from the BBC:

1 washed-up old codger singing a ballad

or

1 washed-up boy band singing a song that never made it to an album or b-side

+ A couple of hundred grand

= Cheap TV for the evening and no chance of ever having to fork out millions to host the thing!

Now THAT'S value for money






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