Eurovision song Contest

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Owen, May 20, 2006.

  1. idler

    idler GeneralList

    My only concern with Eurovision is why the BBC subcontract out the denigration of foreigners to other foreigners. I mean, coming over here and taking the one job we could do with a degree of competence...
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Though, to be fair (or sure), Sir Tel is a hard act to follow. Can't speak for his successor in the post as I've only really seen him in Father Ted.
     
  3. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    I saw a reference to the Adam Smith Institute above. Shouldn't right-wing think tanks be in the Worst Tanks Ever thread?

    Last word from me for this year - the viewing figures on the BBC peaked at over 8 million. Lots of people like/love Eurovision and it's only one night per year if you don't like it. Roll on next year.
     
  4. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    With the wealth of British Music and talented Musicians over the years, why do we need this awful contest. Always hated it and will do so, until the day I shuffle off into the after life.
     
  6. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    There is an article in the last Private Eye that shows the devastating consequences to British Musicians caused by Brexit.
     
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  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000wc4t

    "Wales jab success, Eurovision and living with your parents
    More or Less
    Wales has given one vaccination dose against Covid 19 to a larger proportion of their population than any other country except a couple of super tiny ones. They’ve given one vaccine dose to over 80% of their adult population. We explore some reasons why they seem to be doing so well.
    The UK continues to do poorly at Eurovision – we take a look back over the years to examine why the UK used to do well, and why it doesn’t any more.
    Waiting lists for NHS treatment across the UK have grown – but why are things so bad in Northern Ireland?
    Is it true that 42% of young people are living at home with their parents? We find out what a young person is and why they haven’t flown the nest
    ."
     
  8. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    UK performance and Ukraine performance according to Wikipedia.

    UK first column, Ukraine second column.

    UK "won" ( ha ha ) versus Ukraine in 2009 and 2017

    Ukraine came first twice in the whole contest and versus UK have beaten us 14 times, ( as most countries have: nobody likes us, we don't care.)

    Perhaps Ukraine will get maximum points from everyone else in 2022.

    ( I never watch the thing, but just thought I'd mention it.)

    2003 0 points 30 points

    2004 29 points 280 points

    2005 18 points 30 points

    2006 25 points 145 points

    2007 19 points 235 points

    2008 14 points 230 points

    2009 173 points 76 points

    2010 10 points 108 points

    2011 100 points 159 points

    2012 12 points 65 points

    2013 23 points 214 points

    2014 40 points 113 points

    2015 5 points not singing

    2016 62 points 534 points

    2017 111 points 36 points

    2018 48 points 130 points

    2019 11 points not singing

    2020 not held

    2021 0 points 364 points
     
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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Looks like we might have a chance of a few points this year with Sam Ryder
     
  10. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    As the Eurovision Song Contest has nothing (sic) to do with politics, I suggest that Ukraine will deservedly win and the UK will be a distant second.....or not as the case may be. Probably it will be Ukraine first, Greece second, and Cyprus third because, of course, Greece and Cyprus never (sic) vote for each other. :)
     
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  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Clive.
    A few points? Well that'll cheer us all up eh? :-P
     
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  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    My twatbook account reminds me of Viz & Rude Kid's words of wisdom every year.

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    That about sums it up.
     
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  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Earlier today I was listening to Ukraine's 2016 entry that won .
    First verse is apt for 2022.

    When strangers are coming
    They come to your house
    They kill you all
    and say
    We’re not guilty
    not guilty
     
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  14. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Have you got your space suit at the ready Owen? I know you love Eurovision:-P.

    Lesley
     
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  15. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    First rate entertainment as usual. Just a reminder, the UK finished second having won the jury vote from the countries. Just goes to show what has always and will always be the case - if you have a good song you will get votes. Long live Eurovision!
     
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  16. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Went to our mates to watch it.


    Off to Kyiv next year.
     
  17. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    God willing....
     
  18. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Blokes in yellow masks from Norway , rather catchy:

    "See where you’re going, but I don’t know where you’ve been
    Is that saliva or blood drippin’ off your chin?
    If you don’t like the name Keith
    I’ma call you Jim........

    Give that wolf a banana"


    Also catchy, from Moldova:

    "Hey ho! Let’s go
    Hey ho! Let’s go
    Folklore and Rock-‘n’roll
    Join the train, be our guest
    Chișinău to București "

    French bird ( second to last ):

    "Lalalalalalaleno lalelalalo
    Lalalalalalaleno lalelalalo
    Lalalalalalaleno lalelalalo
    Lalalalalalaleno lalelalalo
    Fearless in the middle of the clearing dances the spark"

    I said Ukraine would win. Give me a banana!
     
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  19. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Let's hope that will be possible. London better stand by I reckon.
     
  20. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    They were odds on to win (2/5), so maybe just a banana flavoured Toffo (if they still make them), rather than a full banana.

    Moldova's song was the most entertaining and the public rightly gave them a load of votes.

    Norway were trying too hard to be "funny" and their banana/wolf effort was cringeworthy.
     
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