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General Eurovision thread for anything Eurovision Song Contest related, including Junior Eurovision Song Contest and American Song Contest (American adaption of ESC).
The next ESC will be held in May 2022 in Italy.
The next JESC will be held on 19 December 2021 in France.
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I think I'll test-view the semi finals (assuming it'll follow a similar format as ESC) once they're here, but I'm not sure how interesting a bunch of states competing in a song contest will be..? For me as an European anyway. I'm sure there's some cultural differences between the states but it's still one country. Not to mention it'll all be in English (unless like Hawaii is gonna sing in Hawaiian I guess)
It'll be interesting to see how much they'll change the concept.
I'm the most curious about how the voting will be handled; do you have different phone prefix for different state that can be somehow blocked out for voting for said state?>>145058
I've made the first thread that got blocked on /ot/ and was so hesitant because I found threads from previous years and they were all so unpopular, thought this time will be the same too and LC just doesn't care for Eurovision much; glad to see anons being more engaged this year!
I believe the US that area codes for each state>>145075
Why doesn't Hungary participate anymore?
Wouldn't be surpised. Isn't that the reason why Turkey boycotted ESC too, because of Conchita Wurst and shit like that?>>145088
Is it true he's some random rich guy who decided to fund his own participation because he could? I read that in the comments of a yt video
I think it's the other way around, Hungary is like extreme Poland.
Poland has it's issues with LGBT (mostly just riling older people against imaginary enemy really because youth is pretty progressive) but still wants to belong to the eurofun so much that even conservative, government-owned TV wouldn't be willing to pass on the contest no matter how gay it would be.
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>The money spent by Malta on this year’s Eurovision Song contest is being investigated following concerns that taxpayer money was spent on trying to manipulate betting odds.>The allegations accuse PBS of spending money to place bets on their selected entry, Destiny, in order to inflate her odds of victory. >Ludwig, who represented Malta in 2004 alongside Julie Zahra, says that there are individuals who have spent money on artificially inflating the betting market to put Malta as a favourite, paid for positive coverage in reviews, and inflated YouTube views.
Lmao that'd explain why she placed so much lower than expected.https://eurovoix.com/2021/05/26/malta-maltese-government-auditing-pbs-over-eurovision-spending/
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I'm getting really annoyed at the people who keep whining that Switzerland should have won and that it was the superior song. Switzerland wasn't bad but it was boring and the artist looked autistic trying to those weird dance moves with his hands. Jury votes don't mean shit imo and if we look at public votes the guys doesn't even get in the top 5.>>145331
I believe it>>145281
I still dont understand how she got so many jury and public votes. These people must be deaf.>>145165
Same for me, this year had so many good artists and it was really entertaining.
We got a new mini-event in the upcoming days>>145355>I still dont understand how she got so many jury and public votes. These people must be deaf.
It's called Philip Kirkorov
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This happened in Sanremo, the major Italian song festival, which Mahmood won so he got to represent Italy at Eurovision. At the time Mahmood really wasn't famous, but this guy Ultimo was and he was the favorite to win. In fact he got a lot of public votes, but the jury voted overwhelmingly for Mahmood's song (based jury for once). Cue Mahmood being really surprised hearing he won, and Ultimo barely congratulating him, seething at the journalists and telling them to fuck off at the press conference, and going on insta to complain about the voting system. He even got the "support" of the major rightwing "politician" saying he would have preferred if he won (because obviously Mahmood is half Egyptian and that bothers fascists). Anyway, Soldi became a hit in other countries after Eurovision so it truly was a good ending and we got drama to keep it spicy.
PS in that occasion Il Volo came third lmao
The Eurovision movie was a Will Ferrell comedy that is part of why Iceland is so popular now, even if the film is a joke it did a decent job of getting the idea of Eurovision across despite being super focused on specific characters. No movie about something is ever going to be exactly the same as the real thing sadly.>>145089
Or conversely>have gay hair>sing boring ballad in your native language
which applies to the Swiss and French entries
I never got the hype for Switzerland. Yeah the singer could sing but the song was so boring and lost in the sea of numerous other powerballads. I forgot it as soon as it ended. >>145513
Kek this was an interesting piece of information. I personally loved Soldi and thought it was an amazing song so good for him.
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The EBU has suspensed Belarus, this will almost certaintly mean the end of Belarus in ESC
Goethe reincarnated kek>>145506
My love for this woman is ever growing
>>145742>My love for this woman is ever growing
Same anon, same.
It was a real surprise that they made this cover, and of course it rocks too.
Samefag, I guess there was that interview with Norway and Russia just now which I think is probably new content (but I didn't keep up with interviews/extra content on the ESC channel so I don't know for sure)
I'm probably gonna click off lmao it's kind of boring, especially since these are just the acts that didn't even make the finals
Also for my own thoughts: I think it's kinda embarassing to send the blandest rock song by a band of washed up old dudes after Maneskin won. Clearly no one at Bulgaria's broadcaster understood what people liked about Maneskin, the only thing they took from it is "rock = win".
I predict this won't qualify for the grand final.
No, it's not. The format was sold, the EBU has no hand in the US version.>>184755>>184784
Yeah, succesfull tv-show formats are sold all over the world. That's why there's like tens of different versions of shows like The Voice and X-Factor. Everyone does it.
I actually watched the final for the Lithuanian choice last night and Monika had by far the best song (there were some god fucking awful songs). I hope she does well. They said on the show last night that Lithuania hasn't had a non English entry in 20+ years so it's about time. >>186268
I feel like I've heard this kind of song a million times before, I like his voice tho>>186269
I mean I admire the absolute audacity lmao >>186270
This is the kind of shit I watch ESC for. I love eurofolk.
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Damn, amazing. I love the dark little crown that's braided in her hair, very fitting. I also would've loved Ukraine to win last year. Maneskin was great and they really put up a show but damn Shum is just something else. Plus the staging was very innovative.>>186283>I mean I admire the absolute audacity lmao
lol very true>>186278
I agree. It's not as strong as Shum or 1944 but it's still well done and among the better we've got so far. It's definitely going to be a finalist. Like you said it feels genuine.
Also you've gotta appreceite Ukraine for almost always sending a female (lead) artist.
I would like this more if this had something more going on for it.they've send this band a bunch of times and this specific song will always be iconic.i wish this year's entry was a bit like this>>186269
it's cringe af but the dudes seem to have so much fun it kinda balances the whole thing
Wildly late, but thank you for posting this. Everything about this band is up my street.>>184467
This girl is extremely lesbian, and I love her jacket.