64th Eurovision Song Contest (May, 2019)

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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Phantom Planet
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    I think I watched it last year when at work or maybe the year before, the voting system I recall made no sense

    They've changed things I believe. Audience votes from each country, as well as jury votes - all of which they add in a new way (if I remember correctly).

    Yeah the judges votes were pretty much squashed by the larger audience vote, the Judges votes seemed pointless
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    I think I watched it last year when at work or maybe the year before, the voting system I recall made no sense

    They've changed things I believe. Audience votes from each country, as well as jury votes - all of which they add in a new way (if I remember correctly).

    Yeah the judges votes were pretty much squashed by the larger audience vote, the Judges votes seemed pointless

    Prefer the way they used to do it, but like every annual tv show event, they need to change things up a bit. They'll probably find another way to present the votes in the future.
  • MonsieurMerciMonsieurMerci France
    edited May 18 Posts: 25
    Red_Snow wrote: »


    The first year the Australian public has been given a choice of ten different songs, and this is what we choice. Definitely wasn't the best.

    I like this entry! The final staging is awesome, and the tune reminds me a bit of Eric Serra's "Diva Dance" from "The Fifth Element"
    Definitely ...a good choice 👍 (and I've watched the recap of "Australia decides")

    My top 5
    Albania / Jonida Maliqi - Ktheju Tokës
    Australia / Kate Miller-Heidke - Zero Gravity
    The Netherlands / Duncan Laurence - Arcade
    Slovenia / Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl - Sebi
    Switzerland / Luca Hänni - She Got Me
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I have taken the liberty to update the title of the thread. :)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Jambudvipa
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    Halfway watching and listening while doing other stuff. Slovenia is getting my vote.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Jambudvipa
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    Iceland was pretty cool, but after the whole show, Slovenia are my favourites by far.
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    Most of the songs are quite forgettable this year. Italy for me perhaps.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Yes. FINALY. :-O
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    M_Balje wrote: »
    Yes. FINALY. :-O

    Congratulations!
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    We won. The best song won, honestly. After 44 years :)
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Phantom Planet
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    I fell asleep so missed the competition (I use the word competition loosely), I see the UK came last what a surprise
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Jambudvipa
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    Yes, congratulations to The Netherlands, quite boring and forgettable for me personally. I remember the last time they won, with a much more catchy song.

    Congratulations to Sweden, too, for winning the jury votes-and to Norway for winning the popular votes.
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    I hear we came last? Gotta love Brexit!!!! Lol! =))
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    I hear we came last? Gotta love Brexit!!!! Lol! =))

    Not sure it had to do with Brexit the song was just bloody awful and not for the last time in recent years.
  • barryt007barryt007 Getting counselling by Sir Roger over Kara Milovy
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    I hear we came last? Gotta love Brexit!!!! Lol! =))

    As popular as ever ,another example of us not being European,we don’t think the same way.......and we are not liked.....story of our lives in this great little island of ours.
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    Had to listen to the winning song out of curiosity. I expected it to be quite bland and forgettable... just not this bland and forgettable! Wow! That thing actually won? I dread to imagine what the rest of the show must have been like...

    Well, bland and forgettable perhaps beats last year´s winner at least, which was outright unpleasant to listen to...
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited May 20 Posts: 3,043
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    The Points the Dutch public gives without the 12 points. The 12 points go to Sweden.

    If i must give points:

    12 Sweden. Les then Thursday, but stil a great act/song.
    10 North Macedonia. Better then Thursday, Thaught she whas possible winner when i see the act. Atleast 3th or 5th place and switched with Australia.
    08. Australia. Get the idea the end whas les good then Thuesday.
    07. Malta. Get idea the beginning go faster then Thuesday, if not i mabey have given the 8 points to them.
    06. Slovenia. Funny enough the guy smiling this time more then Tuesday and there whas a litle kiss. This made a bit of difrent understanding of the song. Lovely girl.
    05. Norway
    04. Serbia
    03. Cyprus. Better Madonna act then Madonna her self.
    02. Denmark
    01. Germany.

    My expections of the top 7 before the show:

    1. San Marino or Sweden
    2. Sweden or San Marino
    3. Australie. But after disapointed ending, i expect 5th.
    4. The Netherlands
    5. Macedonia
    6. Malta or Czech
    7. Czech or Malta

    So much factors what made it winner or better act then if other country have done same thing. Slovenia is good example of that. Whyle i think The Netherlands also can have done act like Sweden did, i think if there did i les have liked it. Russian act whas to much or what there did earlier, the later act doing Sweden animated act i liked more. Also the Elton John look a like doing the chicken song whas very funny.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.Moderator
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    We might have got 0 points, but at least we weren't Madonna level bad.

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    barryt007 wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    I hear we came last? Gotta love Brexit!!!! Lol! =))

    As popular as ever ,another example of us not being European,we don’t think the same way.......and we are not liked.....story of our lives in this great little island of ours.

    I have not lost any sleep at all over this years result as far as the UK is concerned! :))
  • edited May 20 Posts: 9,362
    We might have got 0 points, but at least we weren't Madonna level bad.

    That was no doubt the worst thing about the show. The competing songs (and performances) were much, much better.
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    We might have got 0 points, but at least we weren't Madonna level bad.

    That was no doubt the worst thing about the show. The competing songs (and performances) were much, much better.

    Madonna was at the show? What?
  • barryt007barryt007 Getting counselling by Sir Roger over Kara Milovy
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    jobo wrote: »
    We might have got 0 points, but at least we weren't Madonna level bad.

    That was no doubt the worst thing about the show. The competing songs (and performances) were much, much better.

    Madonna was at the show? What?

    Promoting her new album or song I think.

    She looked like shit and her song and performance was as bad.
    She needs to retire.
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    jobo wrote: »
    We might have got 0 points, but at least we weren't Madonna level bad.

    That was no doubt the worst thing about the show. The competing songs (and performances) were much, much better.

    Madonna was at the show? What?

    Promoting her new album or song I think.

    She looked like shit and her song and performance was as bad.
    She needs to retire.


    Hasn't she always looked shit, and hasn't her songs always been bad? ;) I am so glad I missed that...
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    Her live performance was probably some of the worst I've seen in years. And to think they paid millions for this…
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    If they're going to promote international acts at Eurovision, can they at least look beyond America and showcase some of the amazing talent from around the world that don't have the same opportunities to perform in front of large audiences.

    Both Justin Timberlake and Madonna have done the super bowl half time show, their respective Eurovision appearances should have been a piece of cake in comparison, yet both botched them.
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    Red_Snow wrote: »
    If they're going to promote international acts at Eurovision, can they at least look beyond America and showcase some of the amazing talent from around the world that don't have the same opportunities to perform in front of large audiences.

    Both Justin Timberlake and Madonna have done the super bowl half time show, their respective Eurovision appearances should have been a piece of cake in comparison, yet both botched them.

    Good point. They could also just go back to what they've done before; let artists from the host nation do the break show.
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