Discussion in 'Music' started by Long Lashes, May 4, 2017.
When does the scoreboard voting begin? Do I have time to take a shower?
How odd, the YouTube live streaming is not what I see on television
Maybe because I started watching the streaming at 21:15 instead of 21:00?
When the scoreboard voting begins you'll have time to run a marathon, have a shower and completely re-tile your bathroom before it finishes!
But I don't want to miss the scoreboard!
Oh it begins now!!
It's not going to be France, so I hope Austria wins. As long as it's not that internet-hype song!
Oh my god!
Israel is going to win. The trolls have won.
The chicken cluck cluck cluck embarrassment won and I am disgusted!
To me, it almost always sounds like UK isn't taking ESC seriously, which I think is why they don't score big anymore. You have to take it much more serious. Let your heart & spirit be in it. I haven't liked a UK entry since Katrina & The Waves. 20 something years ago?
My top 5 this year:
And my 1 and ONLY wish was that Israel would not win.
I knew it!
This finished last in 2008
It was one of the better songs that year, actually I still like it.
I think most of the UK entries sound a bit old-fashioned, "Storm" was kinda like "Only Teardrops" from 6 years ago. I felt so sorry for her when that bastard tried to ruin her performance, and she already sounded so nervous. They should have shot him in the face!
I can not believe Israel won, what a terrible song, and I get the feeling that good singing does not matter anymore in the Eurovision song contest.
I even changed my mind during the contest, first Norway was my favorite but now it's Austria, because for me Austria had to win, I thought that was the best song of the evening.
What did you do, to take a shower during the songcontest?.
That hasnt mattered for a very long time and its not been a "singing contest" for a very long time
Time for UK to bow out and pull its funding too as one of the main backers
When I last looked at a map Israel isnt in Europe, its part of the Middle east and Australia is on the other side of the world
I gave up on Eurovision a very long time ago and the only reason i used to watch was for the fab commentary by Terry Wogan who was always tongue in cheek and taking the P
I heard the winning song this morning on the radio! It won???? Really???? How????? and Why???
Next question is: who wants to go to Israel? Is it safe there?
I'm sorry Barbara Fan but I disagree with most of the points you made.
Eurovision gets a massive audience for the BBC so they would be daft to drop it, regardless of how well the UK entry does each year.
I don't know exactly how much the BBC pay for the contest but it's organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for which the BBC pays around £350,000 a year for membership. As well as Eurovision, the EBU collectively negotiates other broadcasting rights, most notably the Olympics, and if the BBC cancelled it's EBU membership, the cost of the rights to screen those other events would increase if the BBC were left negotiating for them independently.
The costs of staging the contest each year is predominantly borne by the country winning the previous year, which we haven't done in a long while, so I think BBC costs for Eurovision rights overall are probably less than an episode of X Factor and considering the size of the Eurovision UK audience, it represents very good value for money.
For me Terry Wogan ruined Eurovision. He was a brilliant broadcaster but before he took over doing the Eurovision commentary, it was considered to be a serious competition in the UK and very prestigious to win. Wogan's approach was to ridicule the show and get cheap laughs and as a result gave the impression that we weren't interested in taking the contest seriously which I feel has contributed significantly to the reluctance of other countries to vote for us. I much prefer Graham Norton's commentary because although he always finds ways of introducing a lot of humour, he takes the proceedings more seriously and makes clear how much he likes and respects the event.
Eurovision isn't a European contest but a contest for members of the EBU of which Israel is one and so they have every right to be part of the contest.
I didn't like the Israeli song but I can see why it appealed to a younger audience who disproportionately vote more in TV phone votes than middle aged people like myself. The song was cleverly marketed and achieved millions of YouTube hits before the contest was broadcast and so had a big following even before the singer took to the stage. That being the case, it's not a surprise that it did so well.
Is any where in the world safe? Israel more than most countries have experienced anti-terrorist operatives so I'm sure they will do a good job with hosting it.
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