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(BBC)   Denmark wins Eurovision Song Contest. Suck it, Azerbaijan   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 28
    More: Interesting, Eurovision Song Contest, Denmark, Azerbaijan, Bonnie Tyler, Engelbert Humperdinck, Malmo  
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2013-05-19 08:40:01 AM
It was like the sort of crud you get in Les Miserables.

The Ukrainian girl had an amazing voice. Could be a massive Celine Dion-like star:  http://youtu.be/BMxpv8naRd8

/also hawt
 
2013-05-19 08:40:55 AM
I heard it was delicious!


www.willisms.com
 
mhd
2013-05-19 08:59:56 AM

farkeruk: The Ukrainian girl had an amazing voice.


i.imgur.com

Hodor.
 
2013-05-19 09:02:41 AM
At the point where models accurately predict the outcome, what's the point of even having a contest?
 
2013-05-19 09:57:20 AM
So....since Denmark won....all the Eurovision equip and props just has to be sent across the Oresund from Malmo to Copenhagen.....they could even carry it by train.

Eurov.happy that expenses for next year are already reduced
 
2013-05-19 10:06:57 AM
"Interesting"??

When is Fark going to get a "Boring" tag?
 
2013-05-19 10:42:05 AM
I love Eurovision as it brings many awesome songs to my music collection and I get to discover artists that I'd miss out on, but .. lately..

FTFA: "The UK's Bonnie Tyler came 19th, an improvement on last year when Engelbert Humperdinck came second from last."


Seriously... what's the deal with using such artists, not that I don't like them, but really? can't they use local talent as this competition used to calls for, new talent, something fresh, a way to bring local artist in the world's view....?
 
2013-05-19 10:50:44 AM

farkeruk: It was like the sort of crud you get in Les Miserables.

The Ukrainian girl had an amazing voice. Could be a massive Celine Dion-like star:  http://youtu.be/BMxpv8naRd8

/also hawt


1) she is VERY nice looking.

2) Celine Dion is crap, nothing more than excellent gullibility from people to believe that her screeching makes them deep or some hipster shiat, to use her as an example is an insult...

3) she has no real range, and pushes her voice to get anything more than the breathy sound out.

4) the song is the type of songs that tries to hard to be "epic" (with the whole chorus)


I haven't gone through the 2013 listing yet, but the next artist in the side column was superior overall...
Aliona Moon - O Mie (Moldova) - LIVE - 2013 Grand Final
 
2013-05-19 11:21:34 AM
news.bbcimg.co.uk

"I know where penis goes, but it's how big?"
 
2013-05-19 12:16:56 PM
The only thing interesting that's come out of that suck fest is Lordi.

Try this one
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opaxEWKagh8
 
2013-05-19 01:18:50 PM
There was a TFark thread, was there?

*sigh*
 
2013-05-19 01:32:10 PM
There was disappointment for Ireland's Ryan Dolan as he finished in last place with just five points.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 02:22:55 PM
 
2013-05-19 03:20:03 PM
Agree with  CujoQuarrelthat Lordi's win was the all-time greatest Eurovision moment ever!
/I mean, ABBA won it ferchrissakes
//will now have "Hard Rock Hallelujah" stuck in head for rest of the day
///NTTAWWT
 
2013-05-19 03:40:01 PM

imfallen_angel: I love Eurovision as it brings many awesome songs to my music collection and I get to discover artists that I'd miss out on, but .. lately..

FTFA: "The UK's Bonnie Tyler came 19th, an improvement on last year when Engelbert Humperdinck came second from last."


Seriously... what's the deal with using such artists, not that I don't like them, but really? can't they use local talent as this competition used to calls for, new talent, something fresh, a way to bring local artist in the world's view....?


Erm, Tyler is Welsh, Humperdink English. That is local to the UK farktard.
 
2013-05-19 04:12:30 PM

Swiss Colony: That is local to the UK farktard.


You know, that can be read slightly different than you intended, since you forgot the comma.  Not incorrectly, mind you, but different
 
2013-05-19 08:08:45 PM

phalamir: Swiss Colony: That is local to the UK farktard.

You know, that can be read slightly different than you intended, since you forgot the comma.  Not incorrectly, mind you, but different


The fact that he's too much of an idiot to get my point... and needs to to be a dick about it so to prove his manhood or something...well...
 
2013-05-19 10:02:13 PM
So therell be more pressure cooker bombs?
 
2013-05-19 10:41:49 PM
I would like to point out that Azerbaijan is not in Europe.
 
2013-05-19 10:44:56 PM
Oh, wait. I was wrong. It's in Europe and Asia.
 
2013-05-20 12:01:28 AM
How did "My Lovely Horse" fare?
 
2013-05-20 07:04:15 AM

FloridaFarkTag: So....since Denmark won....all the Eurovision equip and props just has to be sent across the Oresund from Malmo to Copenhagen.....


No, that's not how it works.
Eurovision is not a production company that owns equipment and props. The contest is arranged and produced by the host country, which also provides the equipment, and primarily financed by commercial sponsors. Props are not reused, but made by the hosts to fit their production design and venue.

Eurov.happy that expenses for next year are already reduced

Eurovision doesn't finance anything, the contest is mostly paid for by commercial sponsors and sales of broadcasting rights.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:22 AM

imfallen_angel: phalamir: Swiss Colony: That is local to the UK farktard.

You know, that can be read slightly different than you intended, since you forgot the comma.  Not incorrectly, mind you, but different

The fact that he's too much of an idiot to get my point... and needs to to be a dick about it so to prove his manhood or something...well...


Well you're the one who started by asking why they couldn't use local talent, so it's not like that wasn't a big part of your point.

As to why they don't use new talent for the UKs entry. Well, to be honest, Eurovison is hardly the venue which new talent wants to be introduced via.

It's pretty naff and very kitsch and since points are awarded almost wholly politically you could be the best thing ever and still get "nil point" because of some 600 year old national resentment.
 
2013-05-20 12:04:33 PM
As a Swede I must say I quite enjoyed this halftime act:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29tZAqJKtxs
 
2013-05-20 12:42:21 PM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Well you're the one who started by asking why they couldn't use local talent, so it's not like that wasn't a big part of your point.


After these artist have been international, around since the 70s, and mostly in the US, I don't consider them truly "local".

That's like a college football team getting an old school attendee who's now a major league pro as a ringer for a major game.

I've been following Eurovision and found many "new" artist that haven't hit the international scene (aside Eurovision) and they are a breath of fresh air compared to the over-saturated US bubble-gum audio-tuned to death crap that keep playing on radio and such.

The better artists that I've heard are blooming, something that I consider that Eurovision used to uphold, and  should go back to doing such.
 
2013-05-20 12:49:47 PM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: As to why they don't use new talent for the UKs entry. Well, to be honest, Eurovison is hardly the venue which new talent wants to be introduced via.

It's pretty naff and very kitsch and since points are awarded almost wholly politically you could be the best thing ever and still get "nil point" because of some 600 year old national resentment.


That's bull...

All artist want exposure, and this gives them the world, that they win or not.

I've gotten many albums from artists that didn't win.. actually aside Alexander Rybak, I don't think that I've even bothered with who the winner was to go and got these artists' albums.

And to be picked to represent your country in a musical Olympic is quite a feather in one's cap.
 
2013-05-20 01:54:10 PM

imfallen_angel: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Well you're the one who started by asking why they couldn't use local talent, so it's not like that wasn't a big part of your point.

After these artist have been international, around since the 70s, and mostly in the US, I don't consider them truly "local".

That's like a college football team getting an old school attendee who's now a major league pro as a ringer for a major game.

I've been following Eurovision and found many "new" artist that haven't hit the international scene (aside Eurovision)

Most of them never do, and many of them quickly return to obscurity without much success in their home countries. It's nice that you've found acts you enjoy, but I have to say it's one of the worst places to look for new and interesting music. Like the other guy said: Naff and kitsch is what you'll mostly find, and that is how it has pretty much always been.

 
2013-05-20 01:59:27 PM

imfallen_angel:
And to be picked to represent your country in a musical Olympic is quite a feather in one's cap.


Not in Denmark, not really. No serious musician or band wants to be associated with the Eurovision song contest; the name carries more embarassment than anything else. Which is why the performers are for the most part unknowns or amateurs who rarely go on to have a significant career in music..
 
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