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(Eurovision.TV)   It's time for the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final live discussion thread. Who will win? The bearded lady? The guy in a hamster wheel? The country duo? The teenage rockers? The butter churn girl? The show starts at 3PM EDT, 9PM CET   (eurovision.tv ) divider line 425
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2014-05-10 06:42:58 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: As always, this has been a fantastically fun thread. I always look forward to Eurovision becuase of it.


Same here. Greetings to all ESC farkers.
 
2014-05-10 06:47:32 PM  
I'm going to churn some butter... sweet dreams, farkers.
 
2014-05-10 06:49:01 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-05-10 06:57:19 PM  
My biggest gripe: He/She didn't sing particularly well, on a not-particularly good song with a pretty boring stage show. Except for the center piece which is a petite dude in  dress.
That's it; a tiny and old-school gimmick. I don't know why it won and I'm quite sure I never will.
 
2014-05-10 07:12:10 PM  

stanhapsburg: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: As always, this has been a fantastically fun thread. I always look forward to Eurovision becuase of it.

Same here. Greetings to all ESC farkers.


Same here too. I didn't plan to watch this show but this thread was worth it.
 
2014-05-10 07:27:13 PM  

wickedragon: My biggest gripe: He/She didn't sing particularly well, on a not-particularly good song with a pretty boring stage show. Except for the center piece which is a petite dude in  dress.
That's it; a tiny and old-school gimmick. I don't know why it won and I'm quite sure I never will.


Didn't sing well? I'm not sure you were listening to the same performance I was.

AS for boring, the stage show IS boring for a song like that.
 
2014-05-10 07:36:11 PM  

wickedragon: My biggest gripe: He/She didn't sing particularly well, on a not-particularly good song with a pretty boring stage show. Except for the center piece which is a petite dude in  dress.
That's it; a tiny and old-school gimmick. I don't know why it won and I'm quite sure I never will.


Participating is more important than winning singing
 
2014-05-10 08:05:37 PM  

SonsoftheSod: I'm going to churn some butter... sweet dreams, farkers.


It's still early here. I feel like baking a cake.
 
2014-05-10 08:06:42 PM  

stpickrell: wickedragon: My biggest gripe: He/She didn't sing particularly well, on a not-particularly good song with a pretty boring stage show. Except for the center piece which is a petite dude in  dress.
That's it; a tiny and old-school gimmick. I don't know why it won and I'm quite sure I never will.

Didn't sing well? I'm not sure you were listening to the same performance I was.

AS for boring, the stage show IS boring for a song like that.


I'd go so far as to say that if you take the trans apsect out of the equation, and a typical female singer did that song AND crushed it the way Conchita did, she would have won too.
 
2014-05-10 10:03:22 PM  
Australia isn't even in Europe, FFS.
 
2014-05-11 12:14:55 AM  

Li'l Robbie: From what I've read about Eurovision, a Chicago mayoral election is handled with more dignity
and tact.  You may already know this, but politicking and snits of an international nature are rampant
in a contest that, ironically, is supposed to promote good will.  (For example, if  "Jacques Chellacques"
of France makes some nasty comment about  "Don Pedro Gonzales" of Spain during the year, you
can bet Spain won't give the French entry more than a Bronx cheer.)


That's why I caught the last 30 minutes only...just who dumps on whom?  Were the votes for Austria a vote for talent, geographical voting from the rest of Central Europe, or tweaking Putin's homophobic nose?
 
2014-05-11 12:27:06 AM  

Yamaneko2: Li'l Robbie: From what I've read about Eurovision, a Chicago mayoral election is handled with more dignity
and tact.  You may already know this, but politicking and snits of an international nature are rampant
in a contest that, ironically, is supposed to promote good will.  (For example, if  "Jacques Chellacques"
of France makes some nasty comment about  "Don Pedro Gonzales" of Spain during the year, you
can bet Spain won't give the French entry more than a Bronx cheer.)

That's why I caught the last 30 minutes only...just who dumps on whom?  Were the votes for Austria a vote for talent, geographical voting from the rest of Central Europe, or tweaking Putin's homophobic nose?


I'd say a bit of all 3.  The biggest strength for Austria was Western Europe.  Every county but Germany and San Marino gave them at least 8 points with lots of 12s.  But there was some significant support for Austria even in Eastern Europe.  Israel and Slovenia gave them the big 12, Georgia and Lithuania 10, Romania and Ukraine 8 points, Moldova 7 points. RUSSIA of all places gave Austria 5 points, and Muslim Azerbaijan gave 1 point.  They got goose eggs from Belarus, Armenia, Poland and San Marino.
 
2014-05-11 01:31:28 AM  
I know I'm late to this thread and just now watching the Grand Final show.

I'm at the cross dresser bearded guy and aside thinking that it's yet another bad song, I looked the name up and well, was very disappointed at what I saw.

I've caught up with Eurovision a couple of years ago as I never followed it but decided to go through the years and grab the decent songs for my music collection, and it's amazing how some years, there's virtually no really good songs.

And for this year so far, I'm hoping that from where I'm at, it will pick up, as so far, this is the worse year I think I've even listen to.

But knowing who the winner was... I'm in fear of wasting my time watching all of the songs that are left for me to see, as if that bland/boring song win, how bad can the losers be..

Then again, Sweden just started playing as I was typing this and so far, the best song/artist I've heard so far.
 
2014-05-11 05:18:52 AM  
Uh, when did Americans start giving a shiat about Eurovision?
 
2014-05-11 06:03:47 AM  

12349876: RUSSIA of all places gave Austria 5 points


One Putin's vote is worth 3 points
 
2014-05-11 01:32:17 PM  

ariseatex: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: ariseatx: You weren't kidding about these being Mumford & Sons clones.

Next up:  Danish Bruno Mars.


Way to late to the thread, but I feel it's only fair to point out that Basim was doing his stuff years before anyone knew what a Bruno Mars is.
 
2014-05-11 01:37:07 PM  

TheJoe03: Uh, when did Americans start giving a shiat about Eurovision?


When ABBA invaded and murdered all of those people sold all of those records.
 
2014-05-11 07:30:49 PM  
Far Too Late to thread, surprised it's not shut yet.
To answer TheJoe03, Americans on National Service or similiar, stationed in nations where Eurovision song contest is carried, is when America(ns) started giving a shuckey dern about it, when they rotated back to CONUS & couldn't see it any more -- except here!
We watched in WGermany & WBerlin back in previous century, 1970s when spouse's Ntl Svc was going full cry.  Missed it when we came back; but quickie visit to coverage yesterday landed on sole worthy stage-production bit, song with many multiple floating mustaches.  Wish had thought to do FastStone grab to preserve. Oh Well.
 
2014-05-11 08:10:58 PM  
The winner sounded like a Bond tune. Which is pretty much what Buzzfeed said. Now, I'm not a big proponent of Buzzfeed. But I think they were spot on with that. I'd see the next Bond movie if that was the theme song. :O
 
2014-05-11 10:19:46 PM  
I just realized you can get the voting results split into jury votes and televoting on the ESC website:
http://www.eurovision.tv/page/results?event=1893


Too bad that they only offer the aggregate and not a comparison of jury vs tele vs aggregate for the final result; they only offer that on a per-country basis. Could be somewhat interesting.
Like, if you look at the votes from UK, the UK televoters ranked the cleavage from Poland #1.
Despite that, Poland didn't get a single point from the UK, because the UK jury ranked Poland last.
 
2014-05-11 11:01:33 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: The winner sounded like a Bond tune. Which is pretty much what Buzzfeed said. Now, I'm not a big proponent of Buzzfeed. But I think they were spot on with that. I'd see the next Bond movie if that was the theme song. :O



I would want to see the theme song montage with those silhouettes - with at least one of them a bit fuzzy around the facial region.
 
2014-05-12 12:41:17 AM  

The Voice of Doom: I just realized you can get the voting results split into jury votes and televoting on the ESC website:
http://www.eurovision.tv/page/results?event=1893


Too bad that they only offer the aggregate and not a comparison of jury vs tele vs aggregate for the final result; they only offer that on a per-country basis. Could be somewhat interesting.
Like, if you look at the votes from UK, the UK televoters Polish immigrants ranked the cleavage from Poland #1.
Despite that, Poland didn't get a single point from the UK, because the UK jury ranked Poland last.

 
2014-05-12 12:55:11 AM  

The Voice of Doom: I just realized you can get the voting results split into jury votes and televoting on the ESC website:
http://www.eurovision.tv/page/results?event=1893



You've got me stuck looking around at this now.  Here's one that really stood out to me.

The common folk in Muslim Azerbaijan actually voted Austria THIRD behind Russia and Ukraine.  The jury had it second to last though.  There was something screwy going on with that jury because the maximum variance between the jury members on all the individual countries was just 4 places.
 
2014-05-12 01:52:58 AM  
Excellent finale .. and thank you all for sharing the season with me...

/See you in the next pony thread!
 
2014-05-12 02:18:57 AM  
Heh.. wrong tab... Oh well . This was good too!
 
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