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Never Kyiv Up On UK: It's Eurovision 2017!

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SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:07:03

Come one come all and welcome to Suffolk's annual Eurovision bonanza!

Brexit smexit as we join Mel, Scott and Graham for another year of big ballads, unusual visuals and quite frankly bizarre promos.

This year we are in Kyiv in Ukraine after they won with a not so subtle dig at Putin, what will this year bring?

GinSwigmore Sun 07-May-17 21:08:29

Saving place.
Are we having a country each like previous years?

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:08:47

Semi Final 1: Tues 8pm BBC4
Semi Final 2: Thurs 8pm BBC4

Grand Final: Sat 8pm BBC1

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:09:39

Absolutely yes we are Gin. I can't remember who dealt them out last year but if people want to stake a claim I'll sort it ready for Saturday.

OublietteBravo Sun 07-May-17 21:12:27

Checking in.

I've mentioned it to DH and the DC twice today, and they've shown zero interest. Meanwhile, I'm dead excited!

GinSwigmore Sun 07-May-17 21:12:50

m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=dpESkcTVdkk
This is Germany's btw and yes, the intro does rip off Titanium. wink

LineysRun Sun 07-May-17 21:12:54

I'm in.

I know the countries are dealt out at random on MN but I really really want France.

OublietteBravo Sun 07-May-17 21:14:34

(I've still got the mysterious bottle of blue curaçao I found in the back of the cupboard last year - anyone fancy cocktails)?

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:14:55

DH pretends to not give a shit but I've spotted him checking the date on the calendar.

Yes I'm that obsessed!

Not heard many of the entries this year but as always I think we've not hit the vibe for this year so will perform poorly. That and Brexit.

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:15:39

Oh god the Blue Cocktails! How could we forget?!

Totally having blue cocktails again this year.

DeliciouslyHella Sun 07-May-17 21:16:13

I'm all over this. Eurovision might be my favourite night of the year.

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:17:13

Nights. Plural. We're all about the semis here too!

thanksamillion Sun 07-May-17 21:17:39

I'm in. Backing Moldova all the way.

OublietteBravo Sun 07-May-17 21:21:35

I think I'm more excited about the semis - the less sensible songs don't always make it to the final and I miss the giant hamster balls.

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:22:32

The semis really are a delight

DeliciouslyHella Sun 07-May-17 21:24:56

After 30 years, I think I may have found my people. grin

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:38:29

Am watching the highlights video from EV on YouTube. My thoughts so far:

Albania - Flying ships, very warbly
Armenia - scary vampire costumes
Australia - EYEBROWS! V fleek
Austria - Ed Sheehan in the snow
Azerbaijan - Echoes of Blair Witch Project

Belarus - Lady Antebellum
Belgium - Moby meets Grand Designs
Bulgaria - Bul-boring

Croatia - 3 Tenors as pen pals
Cyprus - reminded me of the Orange One. Not a good thing.
Czech Republic - Mariah Carey meets Siaesque nude clothing

GinSwigmore Sun 07-May-17 21:41:06

m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=utaONsx0rt8

^ Full recap for anyone who does not mind spoilers.

As I am very old school Eurovision I hereby give my support to the Italian entry due to it having a dancing gorilla.
With kudos to the Ukraine for having countdown t shirts.
Macedonia, Cyprus and France were decent tunes though.

CormorantDevouringTime Sun 07-May-17 21:45:54

Oh I love Eurovision. All the people who normally come round to ours for wine and pizza are away though so it's just me, DH, and the DC (one of whom will be up for it and one of whom will take his pizza and skulk in his room).
My favourite bit is the semi-finals because that's where you see the batshit stuff that doesn't make it as far as the weekend.

Count me in for a country - Armenia sounds good from that description.

GinSwigmore Sun 07-May-17 21:48:23

Fuck me sideways, have just checked odds...Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria.
@Claig Come and tell me the winner, I might put money on this year grin (Claig called it last year based on political nounce I don't possess).

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:49:25

Denmark - oh dear god, fire and long notes

Estonia - Europoop

Finland - Shakespeare's Sister reborn
France - yeah its in French again. Quite boppy.
F.Y.R Macedonia - electrofantastic

Germany - really don't want to win
Georgia - a very worthy song, lots of candles
Greece - using same SFX as Schindler's List (red coat/dress)

Hungary - pottery porn with yodelling (yes really)

Iceland - scary Dr Who alien/Lady Gaga
Ireland - voice hasn't broken, dying to hit puberty
Israel - flash mob
Italy - Hare Krishna with a gorilla

GinSwigmore Sun 07-May-17 21:51:41

Ooh and a blue bols and orange please. I like Green (but not the Irish song, sorry Ireland, you'd have been better off with Ed O'Sheeran this year wink)

EsmesBees Sun 07-May-17 21:54:48

I love it too. It's less fun these days but still can't miss a year.

SuffolkNWhat Sun 07-May-17 21:55:04

Latvia - I can see this being big in the clubs
Lithuania - very shouty and red

Malta - old school ballad
Moldova - definitely my favourite so far
Montenegro - Christian Gray would like this one

Norway - purple and glitter but not in a good Prince way

GinSwigmore Sun 07-May-17 21:56:29

I see your Hungary Suffolk and raise you...Romania! grin
<awaits OP's response to Romania with glee>
Cyprus, someone said sounded like ragnbone man so I channelled that. If I listen to it again and here borange one, am blaming you and chucking babybel in your general direction grin

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