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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
17 May 2013
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In reply to Sam's video:

DAWWWW that was adorable!!! a-hard-days-night-george-10 That brings back memories of 8 year old me singing songs from "Hair" (looks offstage with nostalgia) I don't ever remember doing Beatles songs though a lot of "The Jacksons"/Jackson 5 and "The Bee-Gees" because we were just cool that way but thanks for the trip back Penny memory lane

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18 May 2013
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I just had such a lovely Simon and Garfunkel moment.

So, I've been feeling down for a while and today I decided that I'd go for a walk in the fields near to where I live to clear my head a bit and get some fresh air. The sun was beginning to go down as I approached this bridge that goes over a stream. That's when 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' came on (I was listening to my iPod). The lyrics I can relate to so it was funny that it happened at that precise moment. I began to cry, and then wondered if people would think me a bit mad if they saw me, but carried on anyway.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

19 May 2013
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Just watched Eurovision. I'm quite pleased that Denmark won, and that we ended up 9th was great too, as we hadn't reached the final in 9 years. I can't believe Azerbaidjan and Ukraine ended up that high though. This ''we only vote for the countries that surround us and give our neighbours the highest points'' system really bothers me. This especially happens in the East part of Europe, as that's a lot of small countries surrounding each other. It's always the same countries that end up high and for a moment it really looked as if Azerbaidjan would win again, but luckily they didn't. It was fun though, making fun of other countries and actually genuinly enjoying some songs.

My personal favourites were Denmark, Malta and Norway.

19 May 2013
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What's Eurovision?

19 May 2013
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It's kind of a yearly pop-song video contest involving European musical talent. I believe it dates back to the '60s, if not earlier.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
19 May 2013
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Seems interesting. Is there a way to watch it in the US?

19 May 2013
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No idea, I'm in Canada and I've never seen it! The only winning song I can name offhand is Abba's "Waterloo".

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19 May 2013
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Oh, okay.

19 May 2013
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The UK normally get thrashed. Some put it down to tactical block voting, others to the rubbish we enter.

On another note read in the build-up to saturdays event that in 1977 Sweden entered a song called Beatles to appeal to the UK audience as it was held in London. The plan failed and they ended up with two points.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 May 2013
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Oh Lord, Ireland did awful :/ Last for the 2nd time in 6 years and our song was a lot better then some countries. Sweden, Finland and Denmark each gave each other 12 points WHY IS'INT IRELAND NEXT TO ANY COUNTRY paul-mccartney Oh and to all UK biblers thanks for the one point, we gave you 5 for your awful song!!! *Rant over* Oh and Linde you're going to love this; I wanted Azerbaijan to win a-hard-days-night-george-10

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19 May 2013
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Maybe the fact that the UK is in the middle of the sea explains why we are always near the bottom. I can't say it's because our entry was bad because all the entries are bad. Some a little less than others but they're all bad. I couldn't care less if we win or not though, really.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

19 May 2013
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Yeah it dates back to 1956! They also showed footage of that time. Voting was a real struggle back then.

It always surprises me the UK usually enters crap. This is the country where most of my favourite bands come from, yet I can't remember when I heard a good entry for the Eurovision for the last time. I think Bonnie didn't really do a good job and maaaan she looked horrible. Fucked up facelift much?

Well, we didn't have much luck with the votes either. We might be close to the UK, next to Germany and above Belgium, but I think the UK gave us 2 points or so, Germany gave us none and Belgium did give us 12. 

I thought or entry was good. At least we had a proper song and not some cheesy ''powerballad'' about being there for each other til the end or whatever. It might have been a bit depressive but I thought it was good. We sent one of out best artists too and not some one hit wonder.

I reaaaaally didn't want Azerbaidjan to win. It won 2 years ago already and I just think it's lame and then you just know that next year some East European country will win again. Nah I'm content with Denmark.

19 May 2013
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The UK entry was dreadful (ive heard it thru once and a long clip in the news today). The lyrics are terrible, the tune is cringeful and Bonnie looked a mess. What is there left to vote for?

Last decent Eurovision song? Abba in '74 with Waterloo? What else is there? Brotherhood of Man, whoever it was who sang Love Shine A Light, Making Your Mind Up? The entries are terrible and the UK generally treats it as a joke. The only part I generally watch are the results but this year i gave up early on and went for a walk.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
20 May 2013
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The results were annoying. Just give those damn points instead of telling us a whole story about how amazing your entry and the presenter are in very bad English. What also annoyed me was that all French speaking countries spoke in French. Just speak English like everyone else does for God sake!

20 May 2013
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Me and my mom were trying to work out why the presenter always says the points in French when the different countries say what they're giving to their neighbouring countries. Anyone know?

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

20 May 2013
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Since it started in 1956, each jury must announce the countries they are voting for and the votes in either English or French. The presenter then repeats in the language not being used by the jury. You notice the English to French translation more than the French to English translation because the French to English translation is the one you need.

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20 May 2013
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French is the official language of the Eurovision along with English, I believe.

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20 May 2013
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Just for the record, Canada is not a half French speaking country like it's lead to be.  It's only the east side that is.  I'm in BC and for the most part we could care less over here.  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Nobody said this I'm just saying because it's common for others to think that.  French is on everything here, it has to be to be legally sold I believe.  I'll to go buy something and be like, "WTF is…  OH, it's the wrong side."  ahdn_paul_01

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

20 May 2013
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Speaking of French-Canadian speakers, there is a girl called Elodie from Quebec who is a voice on the French state exams in Ireland. She possibly has the MOST ANNOYING squeakiest voice in the world and she is on the CD every year! If I ever meet her in person…grrr I hate her!!!

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20 May 2013
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Sad news. It is just breaking that Ray Manzarek, founder member of, and keyboard player with, The Doors has died today in Germany from lung cancer. One of rock's originators, what we listen to today was greatly influenced by what he and the other three achieved.

"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," said Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. "I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."

RIP, Ray. Thank you for the music.

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