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Re: eurovision results are out

May 12th, 2018, 10:48 pm

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Irsael brings a Brazilian Bjorg imitator, for the crazy


T’is a crazee world indeed and Iresael in particular
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 12th, 2018, 10:52 pm

First woman with beards, ..now double manbuns, ..it's getting crazier every year
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 12th, 2018, 10:58 pm

somor wrote:
outrun wrote:
Irsael brings a Brazilian Bjorg imitator, for the crazy


T’is a crazee world indeed and Iresael in particular

Indeed. Congratulations!
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 12th, 2018, 11:03 pm

But you can always rely on the UK to do badly!
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 12th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Anyway, it’s nothing about music. It’s an opportunity for everyone to be happy and gay for a day.

If it was about music then the UK would win every time. Continental Europeans produce some very strange songs.

Take this example from France: http://brassenswithenglish.blogspot.co. ... t.html?m=1

It’s about a gorilla that escapes from a zoo and rapes a judge. If you’re French that’s perfectly normal.

No, there’s something wrong with continentals, and you see it in their tastes in music.
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 13th, 2018, 4:00 am

And the winner is... otaku from Israel! (Yeah, Cyprus was too thin.)
Plus this (probably some vegan).
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 13th, 2018, 12:33 pm

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I saw a bunch of stuff accusing her of cultural appropriation, as well as some idiots telling her that she's not Asian. Israel is in point of fact situated in Asia.
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 13th, 2018, 1:39 pm

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I would have loved to see how Wendi Deng would have reacted had she been on the stage at the time!
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 14th, 2018, 11:42 am

Let's face it: Eurovision is for turkeys. That's why I don't understand why Dustin did not do better; it had all the ingredients that appeal to the EU continentals and beyond..


Give the Eurovision back to the Irish!


Oh, I come from a nation
What knows how to write a song
Oh Europe, where oh where did it all go wrong?
Come on!

Irlande douze points
Drag acts and bad acts and Terry Wogan’s wig
Mad acts and sad acts, it was Johnny Logan’s gig

Shake your feathers and bop your beak
Shake ’em to the west and to the east
Wave euro hands and euro feet
Wiggle in the air to the turkey beat

Irlande douze points
Irlande douze points
Irlande douze points
Do the funky beat
Come on

D O B double B L E, yeah…
Hello Abba, hello Bono, hello Helsinki
Ola Prague, hello sailor, c’est la vie
Auf Wiedersehen, Mama Mia, and God save the Queen
Bonjour Serbia, good day Austria
You know what I mean

Shake your feathers and bop your beak
Shake ’em to the west and to the east
Wave euro hands and euro feet
Wiggle in the air to the turkey beat

Shake your feathers and bop your beak
Shake ’em to the west and to the east
Wave euro hands and euro feet
Wiggle in the air to the turkey beat


Give us another chance, we’re sorry for riverdance
Sure Flately, he’s a yank
And the Danube flows through France
Block vote, shock vote
Give your twelve today
You’re all invited to Dublin, Ireland
And we’ll party the Shamrock way

Irlande douze points – Irlande douze points
Irlande douze points – Irlande douze points
Irlande douze points – Irlande douze points
Irlande douze points – do the funky beat
Come on

Irlande douze points, Irlande douze points
Eastern Europe, we love you
Do you like Irish stew?
Or goulash as it is to you?
(Irlande douze points, Irlande douze points)

Listen Bulgaria, we love you
Belarus, Georgia, Montenegro
Moldovia, Albania, Croatia
Poland, Russia, Ukraine
Macedonia, love you Turkey
Hungary, Estonia, Slovakia
Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegova
And don’t forget the Swiss
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 14th, 2018, 2:04 pm

Paul wrote:
Anyway, it’s nothing about music. It’s an opportunity for everyone to be happy and gay for a day.

If it was about music then the UK would win every time. Continental Europeans produce some very strange songs.

Take this example from France: http://brassenswithenglish.blogspot.co. ... t.html?m=1

It’s about a gorilla that escapes from a zoo and rapes a judge. If you’re French that’s perfectly normal.

No, there’s something wrong with continentals, and you see it in their tastes in music.

The music they/we produce and tastes in music are two different things. My friends and I mostly listened to British bands and artists. My childhood memories resound with Floyds, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, ...
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 14th, 2018, 7:25 pm

At the end of the day, all the singers (with the exception of Magyar) were impersonating chickens and badly at that.

The formula was perfected 40 years ago in Brabant. To be honest, British ex-pats love this song.

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May 14th, 2018, 7:30 pm

The original Swiss..
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 15th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
At the end of the day, all the singers (with the exception of Magyar) were impersonating chickens and badly at that.

The formula was perfected 40 years ago in Brabant. To be honest, British ex-pats love this song.


I couldn't find the original JJ Lionel's La danse des canards, the other day!
Here it is ...
 
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May 15th, 2018, 7:54 pm

 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm

katastrofa wrote:
Paul wrote:
Anyway, it’s nothing about music. It’s an opportunity for everyone to be happy and gay for a day.

If it was about music then the UK would win every time. Continental Europeans produce some very strange songs.

Take this example from France: http://brassenswithenglish.blogspot.co. ... t.html?m=1

It’s about a gorilla that escapes from a zoo and rapes a judge. If you’re French that’s perfectly normal.

No, there’s something wrong with continentals, and you see it in their tastes in music.

The music they/we produce and tastes in music are two different things. My friends and I mostly listened to British bands and artists. My childhood memories resound with Floyds, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, ...

I covered the Printemps de Bourges as a reporter for some music news website in 2005. I then interviewed Kasabian and several other music bands before a concert where all these bands performed one after another. The alternative rock event lasted 10 or 11h (such .a headache back home...) . I couldn't retrieve so many pictures of that time. Below, it is Le Peuple de l'Herbe if I'm not mistaking
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And below, It is Amadou of Amadou & Mariam as he was setting gain levels before their concert (on another day). So weird to stand in front of him all alone there in the huge performance hall.
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