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 Post subject: Brace yourselves - Eurovision 2015 imminent!
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 6:54 am 
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Whether you love it or loathe it - it's still an entertaining evening's viewing (take that whichever way you like! ;)) )

Is it a good thing that there are now semi-finals to reduce the bulkiness of the event on the big night? Or does it lose something, the fact that only the qualifying countries will probably take an interest?

I was watching the history of the programme last night - always so political, often controversial. Some singers/countries even risking their lives to be able to participate. How poignant, when Germany won in 1982 with "Ein Bisschen Freiden" and received Douze Points from Israel, it certainly meant a lot.

I'll be watching - enjoying the banter from Graham Norton (good, but not Tezza). Anyone else? :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 2:13 pm 
Yeah. Love a bit of lightweight entertaining tosh and Graham does it so well. \:D/


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That history programme was fun and informative, one of those lightweight interesting documentaries.
I hope we're back in time for the voting tonight - being taken out for dins, yum!

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:-bd

What I forgot to say is that it's the 60th Anniversary of the Eurovision competition tonight ..... supposed to be an extra biggy! :ymparty:

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 9:20 pm 
Sweden or Australia so far I think.


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and Italy.


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blondie wrote:
Sweden or Australia so far I think.


Australia ???

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Including Israel in a European contest has always been a bit of a stretch, but Australia ???

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 Post subject: Re: Brace yourselves - Eurovision 2015 imminent!
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:26 pm 
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There is one "Wild Card" allowed each year. This year Australia got picked - out of a hat I guess! :lol:

Anyway, the favourites won - Sweden. Not a bad song - good special effects, and a good looking young man. That always helps! :ymdaydream: ;))


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Apparently the Aussies were invited because, outside Europe, they have the biggest TV audience for Eurovision.

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