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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 25/5/2012 5:12:22 PM   
Harry Tuttle


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I'd be up for it if the UK, Ireland, France or at a stretch Spain were available.

If not, no worries.



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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 1:04:09 AM   
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I'm up for this. I could do UK, France, Germany, Denmark and then maybe Sweden, Spain, Norway and Greece.

But I don't really mind what I get.

Also, what's the stance on films that are from a particular country but are in English (seeing as that's something that happens in Eurovision)?

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:10:51 AM   
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That would fit perfectly but it would have to be a film from that country eg a Hollywood film filmed there wouldn't count because even though Eurovision does use non-country singers the song does 'belong' to them.

Are there any particular films you were thinking of? (Just an example, not one you'd be locked in to!)

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:16:22 AM   
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Which country would claim National Lampoon's European Vacation?

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:20:15 AM   
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'course, rule no 1 is that everyone has to watch tonight to get the feel for the contest proper....

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:26:47 AM   
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I have a feel for the contest. Various European countries put on a stage show so camp it makes a Graham Norton wet dream appear butch. They also sing, often badly, while desperately trying to avoid winning because nobody can afford to host the show anymore. Whichever country does host next year will have an act consisting of poverty stricken people holding up signs reading "Will Sing For Food." They'll also declare war on every country who gave them higher than nil points. Basically, the tipping point for the next World War won't be the financial crisis itself, it'll be the pressure of hosting Eurovision. The next dictator will be a flamboyant man with a fondness for Bucks Fizz.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:32:17 AM   
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The first 2.5 sentences are the standard cliche - there are always some, but far fewer 'shows' nowadays (to the contests detriment IMO - Babydoll has to be seen to be believed). You also get some damn good singers amongst the dross.

The desperation not to win, however, is noteworthy in many corners. Pity Russia's - the most blatant - might backfire. And Spain probably shouldn't have submitted their best entry for ages if they wanted to avoid it.

Greece were kak and shouldn't be in the final but I wonder if it's a bunch of pissed off Europeans taking revenge - mind you, I thought that vote would have gone to Germany.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:33:38 AM   
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Also - Moldova does do a kind of simulated sex act on stage with the oddest placed fanny pack (or the weirdest genitals) I've seen for a while.

How can people not want to watch this?

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:39:47 AM   
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The first 2.5 sentences are the standard cliche -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOLuK_hpNPg&feature=related

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The desperation not to win, however, is noteworthy in many corners. Pity Russia's - the most blatant - might backfire. And Spain probably shouldn't have submitted their best entry for ages if they wanted to avoid it.


It's Russia who have a team made up of Matty's last few sexual partners, yeah?

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Greece were kak and shouldn't be in the final


You're as bad as Christine Lagarde.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:45:14 AM   
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The first 2.5 sentences are the standard cliche -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOLuK_hpNPg&feature=related



But that's the 2nd part of your statement - Ireland are terrified of winning.


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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:45:31 AM   
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Oh - and yes on Russia.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:49:49 AM   
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I just have this image of whoever wins this year organising a whip round and broadcasting it from a pub next year.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 8:31:53 PM   
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I tried, I really did, but it's like someone put together a worst of the 80s video compilation. And why are all the women so far dressed like the villains in a Turkish knock-off of Flash Gordon?

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 8:36:20 PM   
rawlinson

 

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There was a moment when that one granny was dancing toward the camera, it was like something out of Mulholland Drive.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:11:04 PM   
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I have never in my life consciously watched Eurovision.

And I'm quite happy with it this way.

Twitter is a bit shit when it's on though, because OMG THEY GO ON ABOUT IT.

I'm in for a film version tho. I'll take Romania.


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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:15:35 PM   
rawlinson

 

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it is hideously bad. The camp Wil Wheaton lookalike who opened the show, the really bad songs, the costumes, Matty's harem baking biscuits, it was awful. It confirmed every stereotype I've ever heard about the show.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:19:08 PM   
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Isn't it about time Jedward fucked off forever? Cunts.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 10:20:15 PM   
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I quite like the idea of Ireland trolling Eurovision every year by sending in Jedward. The UK should fight fire with fire, send in Cheryl Cole.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 26/5/2012 11:11:08 PM   
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I quite like the idea of Ireland trolling Eurovision every year by sending in Jedward. The UK should fight fire with fire, send in Cheryl Cole.



Yeah I said pretty much the same thing to the wife earlier on. Send them fucking Dappy or some other cunt every year.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 9:46:59 AM   
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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 10:49:42 AM   
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I quite like the idea of Ireland trolling Eurovision every year by sending in Jedward. The UK should fight fire with fire, send in Cheryl Cole.


Don't be fooled into thinking it started with Jedward either. This was the 2008 entry (Dustin the Turkey for those uneducated in Irish children's television)



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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 11:30:13 AM   
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I had an outside chance of persuading him there were some decent acts - and you had to pull out Dustin!

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:04:09 PM   
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There was one Eurovision song, I don't think I've ever heard the original, but it was an Irish winner in the 80s (I think) Anyway, years and years and years ago Eurotrash did a Eurovision special where they had singers cover winners, and Shane MacGowan covered it. Think it was called What's Another Year. I liked his cover.

Were people really surprised Dindlebert Zindledack didn't do well? I've heard mention of anti-UK voting, to me it seemed like anti-shite song voting. It was awful. So dreary, and it seemed to go on forever. I have a kooky idea, why don't Britain pay a good song-writer to come up with their Eurovision entry? They could even put it under a pseudonym if they didn't want their name associated with the competition. I don't watch the contest, but I generally hear our entry at some point, and it seems like we fling any old crap at Europe and then cry about politics when people don't vote for it.


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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:17:40 PM   
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I donít watch Eurovision (I just make jokes about He Man) but from various online feeds and sources yesterday it seems to bring out a shocking amount of vicious Xenophobia in quite a lot of people. I know itís sort of sets itself up to be taken the piss out of but wowÖ Iíve not heard Yangelbert Slaptybacks song and Iím sort of sad I missed the old ladies singing about bread.

Anyway I officially throw my name into the mix for Empire's Film Eurovision.


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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:19:23 PM   
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I quite liked it but I did think that was more of a reflection of a generally poor year. It was well performed, though. But yes - the politics arguments always seem to ignore the song itself, rather than considering all the factors including that one, which is pretty important.

What's ANother Year was Johnny Logan - won two as a singer and one as writer.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:25:23 PM   
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Iím sort of sad I missed the old ladies singing about bread.



They were the highlight. Imagine someone shaved a bunch of Ewoks, got them drunk and told them to write a song and you have the Russian entry.

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I quite liked it but I did think that was more of a reflection of a generally poor year. It was well performed, though.


Did we see the same performance?

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What's ANother Year was Johnny Logan - won two as a singer and one as writer.


It's only the Shane version I know. I can't even remember who else was on that show. I did like his cover though.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:39:31 PM   
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We now have 12 confirmed (13 if Paul was a yes?) - I think, with a couple of films each, that's probably our max limit.

Based on what people have said above, taking into account the joiners who asked for one of one or more countries I've assigned countries in order to
Gimli
Movieaddict
Rebel Scum
Harry
Sadface

And UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Denmark are now gone.

If Homer was serious on Romania it's his. Apart from that could everyone who was happy with any Eurovision country please post or PM their top 3 country prefs and I'll assign them on a first come first served basis. At the moment I'd say it should be a country you're happy to submit two accessible films from for the comp. Once we've got countries sorted we'll go from there.

That's

Me
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Impqueen
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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:53:18 PM   
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Can I take Czech or Poland, please? If not, I don't mind which.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:55:58 PM   
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PM'd but I really don't mind from what is left.

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RE: Empire Eurovision - Discussion Thread - 27/5/2012 2:57:27 PM   
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There was only 20seconds in it but Rawlinson just got in with the Czech Republic over Impqueen - intriguing top choice for both!

So

Rawlinson
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and Czech Republic and Russia now gone. I'm just leaving mine till everyone else has had a go.

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