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Itssosunny Mon 29-Apr-19 14:22:16

My favourites this year in no particular order:
France
youtu.be/VydsMYa9lyI
Azerbaijanyoutu.be/iyZJ_aMw5hY
Netherlandsyoutu.be/Eztx7Wr8PtE
Italy
youtu.be/tEwvUu1dBTs

Itssosunny Mon 29-Apr-19 14:40:14

I would be happy if any of them wins.

Onecutefox Tue 30-Apr-19 10:46:38

No-one is interested this year? It should be fun.

Deathraystare Fri 03-May-19 09:00:33

I'll have to wait until the night. When is it on??
Oh just looked it up May 14th right?

icelolly99 Fri 03-May-19 13:34:36

Final is Sat 18th.

Onecutefox Sat 04-May-19 15:45:39

There are a few very good songs this year but it all depends on how they sing live. Very often the live version can be such a letdown.

Itssosunny Sun 12-May-19 10:56:39

So bookie's favourite to win next week is the Netherlands but also Russia confused.

Itssosunny Tue 14-May-19 11:02:09

A good luck to Michael Rice! He has a truly great voice.

5foot5 Tue 14-May-19 13:58:07

Oh love this show. Never watch the semis but I hope a few of the off-beat ones make it through to the final.

We always get ourselves in the mood by cooking a dinner in the cuisine of the host country. This hear DD has suggested falafel followed by something called lamb shawarma (I think, need to get a recipe) then baklava. Wasn't sure if the latter was Israeli but apparently it is popular there.

MyBeloved Tue 14-May-19 15:28:02

We will be watching! Love Eurovision, and will be rooting for the UK! 🇬🇧

MyBeloved Tue 14-May-19 15:30:03

5foot5, make some shakshuka!

www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwidv-XfnZviAhXR7eAKHbKWDTIQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Ffood%2Frecipes%2Fshakshouka_74716&psig=AOvVaw3Sz-kCK2CxP9XkAMSoBpdq&ust=1557930563396227

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 17:29:27

Hello! Is everyone watching the first semi tonight?

I’m most looking forward to Australia, Iceland and Greece from tonight’s acts.

Did anyone see the Hatari (Iceland) interview where they said they’d most like to invite Theresa May to Eurovision?

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 19:37:38

Evening!!!!

I don't think this year is the best, but I'm still excited.

The White Witch of the South and the Not Before The Watershed best qualify for the final!!!

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 19:39:14

Hello Red <waves>

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 19:39:58

I think the Netherlands is very over rated. The Russian guy is the same one as the one who came second a couple of years ago and was really good on the visuals (and was a half decent song). He should do well because its good again and he has the diplomatic benefit we don't!

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 19:40:21

waves back

SneakyGremlins Tue 14-May-19 19:41:03

Oooh is it Eurovision time???

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:02:02

Here we go....

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:04:58

Evening, well I hated this song last year and...I still do. Nevertheless looking forward to what else is on offer.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:05:52

Netta nearly feel over!

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:06:32

Hurrah! Semi finals.

Evening all!

I hated this too. Ad a year hasn't changed my opinion.

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:07:17

Am I the only one who likes to wait to watch the performances on the telly, as part of the whole pantomime extravaganza, rather than seeing them all individually and isolated from the context of the show beforehand?

That chicken woman is on again, though. HOW did that dreadful song win?!?!?!

ilovesooty Tue 14-May-19 20:10:10

Looking forward to Iceland.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:10:49

DH thinks the arrangement for the chicken song, wasnt as good as last year. I have to agree. I don't think that would have won.

FintyTin Tue 14-May-19 20:10:57

You certainly aren’t, SausageRoll. No spoilers here!

Delightfully bonkers start. Loved the huge waving cat grin

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:11:40

Gosh these hosts are DULL. They aren't crap. They are dull. Thats worse than crap.

ilovesooty Tue 14-May-19 20:12:17

Yes. Dull.

FintyTin Tue 14-May-19 20:13:00

Chandelier pants!!!

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:13:03

Golly that's an awful lot of black PVC!

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:13:16

Do you think she got heat sealed into that outfit???

ilovesooty Tue 14-May-19 20:13:24

Imagine getting those boots off after a few too many drinks.

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:14:01

I can’t see Cyprus failing to qualify for the final. Not as good as their entry from last year though.

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:14:12

I think that Petra Mede should get the presenting gig permanently as the host every year. Nobody has come close to her. It's not even like you have to know the local language any more as it's all always done in English anyway, with the odd token Bonjour and a few numbers in French.

Are there any other countries' national broadcasters that don't have adverts, though? It occurred to me that the interval acts are probably only there as a filler to be replaced by adverts. How many of the hundreds of millions of viewers actually got to see the inimitable 'Love Love Peace Peace' when it was originally on during the show?

PickleSarnie Tue 14-May-19 20:14:30

I'm gutted I've given up alcohol until my summer holiday because Eurovision is so much funnier drunk.

I'll vote for Sweden yet again in the Hope's that they present it next year and we get the lovely Mans and Petra back as opposed to some bland space fillers. They were awesome. Sweden does exceedingly good Eurovision.

Love Love Peace Peace g.co/kgs/iBTqM6

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:14:42

That mic pack on her back looks odd.

Gosh this is a dull song.

bizzey Tue 14-May-19 20:14:50

I am joing im as well please

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:15:22

It’s a bit PVC Pocahontas, isn’t it?

PickleSarnie Tue 14-May-19 20:15:23

Bah. Why don't my YouTube links work?!

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:15:40

Do you think she got heat sealed into that outfit???

Definitely only one tiny step short of full-on hermetically sealed grin

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:15:42

That was seriously meh.

PickleSarnie Tue 14-May-19 20:16:24

youtu.be/Cv6tgnx6jTQ

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:16:40

Woo- eyebrows.

hugoagogo Tue 14-May-19 20:16:49

That outfit Is a recipe for thrush.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:17:17

Love the gold chains and footy scarf.

ilovesooty Tue 14-May-19 20:17:29

This is dull.

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:17:35

Dodgy singing on the solos.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:17:37

Its Bew*tched!

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:17:57

I've found my people!

Cyprus was dire.

Montenegro isn't much better...

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:18:07

Montenegro using the full allowance of 6 people to sing. They’re not going to qualify, are they?

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:18:42

I'm not in heaven falling. I'm merely falling asleep.

ilovesooty Tue 14-May-19 20:18:46

Can't see this qualifying.

RageAgainstTheVendingMachine Tue 14-May-19 20:18:50

Bonsoir mes amis Guten Abend meine Freunde Buena Noches mis amigos! wine cake glitterball

Cyprus was meh for me, despite the thigh boots but Montenegro is worse!

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:18:54

I think the Eurovision took a turn down wierd lane when they restricted the number of people on stage and that they aren't singing with a live band.
I look back on those days of Eurovision very fondly.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:19:05

This isn't qualifying.

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:19:07

Now terrible dancing as well...

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:19:38

It’s a slo-mo Mama Mia.

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:20:31

Now it's the turn of Finland....

Lordi was their only winner so fingers crossed these will qualify for the Finals....

"Iceberg......right ahead!"

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:20:42

Is this about icebergs?

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:20:44

The singer has escaped from the 1980s.

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:21:07

Finland have found the 2010's version of Erasure

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:21:15

Thigh high boots are obviously this years accessory shock

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:21:29

I think Darude may wish to stick to instrumentals.

although he has been quite sparing in the vocals.

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:22:03

Now he's on his knees pleading for votes and she is dancing in a water tank somewhere hoping that they get votes

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:22:03

If you squint he looks a little bit like Mans...

AutumnCrow Tue 14-May-19 20:22:07

EUROVISION!!

I've got subtitles on. Apparently, 'in Univision you can only have sex on stage'.

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:22:14

The swimming woman is very distracting.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:22:23

Finland have found the 2010's version of Erasure

Come on Andy Bell had way more charisma.

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:22:59

I'm surprised that girl hasn't got ice burn on the soles of her feet.

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:23:10

I'm looking away, mate.

But I can still hear you.

AutumnCrow Tue 14-May-19 20:23:30

There is no other version of Erasure than my boys Vince and Andy. shock

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:23:32

The lyrics aren't anything to write home about.... "Look Away"
Alright then. I will

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:23:53

oooo yes, i forgot subtitles. Need subtitles.

FintyTin Tue 14-May-19 20:23:56

I completely agree with you about Petra, Måns and that song, PickleSarnie and SausageRoll.

Now I’m hungry.

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:24:00

Are they wearing bubble wrap

Poland next

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:24:12

Are those coats made of bubble-wrap?

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:24:17

What the...

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:24:27

Are they in a cult?

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:24:34

I like this one....

I hope it qualifies.

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:24:45

WhatchaMaCalllit

That's conclusive, then!! grin

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:25:00

See- this is the bat shit Eurovision I love.

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:25:12

Ok, so far the only country I'd be voting for is Finland...

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:25:16

I think Poland should get through. I quite like this.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:25:16

Apparently Depeche Mode love them.

ilovesooty Tue 14-May-19 20:25:17

Amazing head gear.

cricketmum84 Tue 14-May-19 20:25:21

This is weird but in a good way. The sort of weird where you want to be included in the weirdness!

RageAgainstTheVendingMachine Tue 14-May-19 20:25:31

Raahh grin

Poland, crikey. My ears!

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:26:37

No idea what they are singing about, my subtitles are in Polish.

It's very high pitched. It's growing on me grin.

RedToothBrush Tue 14-May-19 20:26:40

This is weird but in a good way. The sort of weird where you want to be included in the weirdness!

Exactly. I just worry that it won't get votes cos you can't sing along to.

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:26:42

Toni Basil's children haven't inherited her sense of fun and pizzazz, have they?

AutumnCrow Tue 14-May-19 20:26:50

Poland is big in Israel.

I had an Israeli Polish boyfriend once. Lovely guy. Lovely family <reminisces>

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:26:52

Sounds like they just found four random girls off the street to dress up and sing that one.

RageAgainstTheVendingMachine Tue 14-May-19 20:27:03

Nah, their voices are tinny. DD2 gets a bollocking when she's shrill like that.

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:27:32

Now, I love Depeche Mode. But, come on guys. Really? grin Although Martin Gore might just like their frocks.

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:27:33

That was like a Toni Basil single played at quarter-speed.

WhatchaMaCalllit Tue 14-May-19 20:27:36

Slovenia are up next...

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Tue 14-May-19 20:28:54

Did Channel 4 ever commission another series of Humans?

OublietteBravo Tue 14-May-19 20:28:55

They don’t do much, do they?

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:28:56

Oh good grief...really?

Rhubarb01 Tue 14-May-19 20:29:35

I'm having flashbacks to 'My lovely Horse'

Raahh Tue 14-May-19 20:29:43

I can imagine this being played in a teenage angsty thing on Netflix.

Sorry Slovenia. It's a bit dull.

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