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(AsiaOne)   If Engelbert Humperdinck can win the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest crown, it will be Britain's first victory since Katrina and the Waves did it in 1997   (asiaone.com) divider line 33
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2012-05-13 08:52:28 AM  
Bad news I'm afraid. Just saw on CNN that he died (No link yet).
 
2012-05-13 09:21:20 AM  
0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
Well, I am sure he will be walking on sunshine if he wins.
 
2012-05-13 09:28:53 AM  
Prestigious? Hah!

i527.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-13 09:47:21 AM  
Tom Jones, for the win.
 
2012-05-13 09:47:27 AM  
I find his effort a little bit unmotiv8ed
 
2012-05-13 09:49:12 AM  
Walkin on sunshiiiiiiiiine
WHOA-OH

Hey!
All right now!

/you're welcome
 
2012-05-13 09:58:53 AM  
Sadly, as usual we Americans will be hosed in not being able to watch. Last year's comment thread on the contest was simply epic.

And let's hope that Ireland sends someone a little less flabbergasting than these two:

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-05-13 10:01:04 AM  

JosephFinn: Sadly, as usual we Americans will be hosed in not being able to watch. Last year's comment thread on the contest was simply epic.

And let's hope that Ireland sends someone a little less flabbergasting than these two:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]


Sadly, They are Ireland's pick
 
2012-05-13 10:22:29 AM  
Whereas Reba McIntyre was the coolest performer to come through our theater back in the day (see yesterday's thread for CSB awesomeness), this dude took 'diva' to new levels. Fired his sound guy while on stage. That went well.
 
2012-05-13 10:27:08 AM  

JosephFinn: Sadly, as usual we Americans will be hosed in not being able to watch. Last year's comment thread on the contest was simply epic.

And let's hope that Ireland sends someone a little less flabbergasting than these two:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]


nocky100.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-13 10:38:51 AM  
 
2012-05-13 10:46:02 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Bad news I'm afraid. Just saw on CNN that he died (No link yet).


Yeah, he was L.A. Something happened. He was in L.A., and that's all I caught...
 
2012-05-13 10:55:53 AM  
Slut Bunwalla
 
2012-05-13 11:05:25 AM  

intotheabyss81


Slut Bunwalla


Zenglebert Bambledack
 
2012-05-13 11:06:58 AM  
Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck!
 
2012-05-13 11:12:45 AM  

ISITTHATOBVIOUS


Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck!


Nobody's hearin' nothin'!
 
2012-05-13 11:21:49 AM  
 
2012-05-13 11:49:06 AM  
i wasn't aware there was a prestigious eurovision contest.
 
2012-05-13 12:24:59 PM  
The Eurovision Song Contest has been a joke for the last 15 years or so. After it left the British Isles in 1997 it's been a tool to demoonstrate political leanings in the rest of Europe. This is why Wogan left, he couldn't stand the hypocrisy any longer.

Case in point; two years ago, we had a more than adequate entry. As it came to the final set of votes, we were second to last, with only Azerbaijan in last place, about 10 points behind, in fact. The last ever set of points given on that night were 12 points to Azerbaijan.

This seemed to do some kind of trick, as the motives behind the 'competition' had been laid transparently bare for everyone to see. So last year, 'Blue' reformed and performed a song more mediocre than the year before, and we ended up at EXACTLY half way up the board. We can't possibly complain about THAT.
 
2012-05-13 12:28:32 PM  
 
2012-05-13 12:29:00 PM  

intotheabyss81: Slut Bunwalla.


Winklebert Humptyback.
 
2012-05-13 12:46:26 PM  
I've always thought that Englebert Humperdink sounded like the name a troll living under a bridge who would only let you pass if you answered me these questions three.
 
2012-05-13 12:57:01 PM  
Kringlebert Fishtybuns!

Listening to Engelbert Humperdinck right now, so getting a kick, etc.

♪ ♫ Les bicyclettes de Belsize, carry us side by side... ♪ ♫
 
2012-05-13 01:08:55 PM  

NYIslander: JosephFinn: Sadly, as usual we Americans will be hosed in not being able to watch. Last year's comment thread on the contest was simply epic.

And let's hope that Ireland sends someone a little less flabbergasting than these two:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]

Sadly, They are Ireland's pick


And they're, at best, only the fifth most flabbergasting in their semifinal. In addition to Montenegro's entry posted above, they're up against:

Trackshiattaz's Woki Mit Deim Popo (Shake Your Bum) (Austria)
Valentina Monetta's The Social Network Song (OH OH -- Uh - OH OH) (San Marino)
and
Buranovskiye Babushki's Party for Everybody (Russia)
 
2012-05-13 01:50:41 PM  
Humperdinck?

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2012-05-13 01:52:53 PM  

Stantz: The Eurovision Song Contest has been a joke for the last 15 years or so. After it left the British Isles in 1997 it's been a tool to demoonstrate political leanings in the rest of Europe. This is why Wogan left, he couldn't stand the hypocrisy any longer.


To be fair we are a part of a very small voting bloc with Ireland. I expect that if we were to enter one song each from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland then we would all be voting for one another along with the ROI just as those in the east do.
 
2012-05-13 02:41:52 PM  

Gordon Bennett: To be fair we are a part of a very small voting bloc with Ireland. I expect that if we were to enter one song each from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland then we would all be voting for one another along with the ROI just as those in the east do.


What he said. The voting blocs are what kill the UK. Politics really don't enter into it much. People vote for their neighbors. Your neighbors hate you.

When I first moved to Sweden I was fascinated by Eurovision. Just so awful. One night a year I'd get drunk and turn into a queen. Good times. But after a few years of that routine I just couldn't take it anymore. Regardless of me slagging it, I was still watching it. Joke was on me.
 
2012-05-13 03:14:50 PM  

swahnhennessy: Gordon Bennett: To be fair we are a part of a very small voting bloc with Ireland. I expect that if we were to enter one song each from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland then we would all be voting for one another along with the ROI just as those in the east do.

What he said. The voting blocs are what kill the UK. Politics really don't enter into it much. People vote for their neighbors. Your neighbors hate you.

When I first moved to Sweden I was fascinated by Eurovision. Just so awful. One night a year I'd get drunk and turn into a queen. Good times. But after a few years of that routine I just couldn't take it anymore. Regardless of me slagging it, I was still watching it. Joke was on me.


A good lesson for anyone who watches shiat like "The Jersey Shore" or whatever reality show the fat-assed Kardashian whores are doing now "ironically".
 
2012-05-13 04:12:34 PM  
My old schoolteacher and my mums friend is Englebert Humperdinks niece.

/true fact
 
2012-05-13 10:12:32 PM  
Fistyebuns Bundletrunder
 
2012-05-14 12:43:43 AM  
Wait, a) Engelbert Humperdink is still alive and b) Katrina and the Waves, who had all of one hit in the early 1980s, were still around as recently as 1997?
 
2012-05-14 12:18:41 PM  
This guy loved Katrina and the Waves:

www.ballsofsteelorfullretard.com
 
2012-05-15 04:46:02 PM  

bluorangefyre: Wait, a) Engelbert Humperdink is still alive and b) Katrina and the Waves, who had all of one hit in the early 1980s, were still around as recently as 1997?


Oh yes. Granted, they've been drawing plenty of royalty paycheques thanks to writing a song that is very popular in films, trailers and television, but they have had others.

Here is their winning song from 1997. By Eurovision standards it's actually quite good. By more recent UK Eurovision entry standards such as this disaster (for which we received 8 neighbour points from Ireland and 12 from Malta in protest of tactical voting, nil points from the rest) it's an absolute masterpiece.
 
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