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45 minutes ago, despritdan said:

It's hard to understand how a country that has produced so many classic pop songs over the last 60 years comes up with such mediocre, nondescript songs when Eurovision comes around. Reform Herman's Hermits or get the Rolling Stones to write and perform one last classic song like 'Star Star' next year.

The Simon Cowell effect :(

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The most interesting for me was the Icelandic, purely cos it was different from the norm, front 242 inspired

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15 minutes ago, livgrace1999 said:

Every year it's always political against the Uk.. 

Aww..snowflake, diddums, did the nasty judges not like the pile of absolute dross we served up this year?

6 minutes ago, melthebell said:

The most interesting for me was the Icelandic, purely cos it was different from the norm, front 242 inspired

And they ****** off the TV company and the audience by displaying Palastinian flags....so Go Iceland!

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1 minute ago, taxman said:

Aww..snowflake, diddums, did the nasty judges not like the pile of absolute dross we served up this year?

And they ****** off the TV company and the audience by displaying Palastinian flags....so Go Iceland!

Not soppy boring middle of the road Simon Cowell influenced "talent" show drivel

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2 hours ago, despritdan said:

It's hard to understand how a country that has produced so many classic pop songs over the last 60 years comes up with such mediocre, nondescript songs when Eurovision comes around. Reform Herman's Hermits or get the Rolling Stones to write and perform one last classic song like 'Star Star' next year.

Phil Collins, Genesis and Queen among the biggest ever sellers in Germany.  Dire Straits, Queen (again) and Supertramp in France. 3rd rate club acts using songs not making the grade in Sweden, nowhere.

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Posted (edited)

We could have a fantastic song by a fantastic singer and we would still fail.

No established, already popular singer or band is going to risk being made a laughing stock of, why would they?

Edited by nikki-red

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Posted (edited)

And some people think that British people are paranoid, suspicious of others and insular...

 

Honestly, turning a kitsch song contest full of tone-deaf people murdering all that is good about music into an example of why the world is against Britain and so therefore we should take our ball home might just be a new low for us.

 

Or if you want to believe this cobblers is some grand conspiracy then maybe a moment of reflection might lead you to the understanding that if you pee off and insult all your friends for no reason then you probably deserve the cold shoulder treatment. Or maybe not, because we're British and blaming others for our own problems is what we do.

Edited by Funky_Gibbon

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5 hours ago, hobinfoot said:

It wouldn't matter if Ed Sheeran or Adele were singing a great song they would still end up near the bottom.

 Cliff Richard and Sandie Shaw won, many moons ago. Not saying either was a great song though.  Lol.

Edited by Ontarian1981

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Who cares?

 

This was never a serious song competition even in the days when the UK and Ireland were winning every year.

 

It is a high camp entertainment extravaganza that is watched by millions every year. We are no more entitled to win it than any of the 40 other countries who entered.

 

Get a grip folks! 🙄

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I haven’t watched the programme yet so I can’t say what I think of our entry. 

Some say it’s political because we are always at or near the bottom of the competition, I’m not sure what to think about that, but if it is all the more reason to enter. We might send an exceptionally outstanding good singer one year and the judges might forget their political views. 

We have won the competition a few times and come second on a number of occasions so have we just become complacent and took it for granted that we should automatically come in the top five even if our entry is rubbish.

 

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7 hours ago, ez8004 said:

Nothing to do with the fact that our entry was mediocre at best and just down right rubbish to be brutally honest.  There is far more support in other countries than ours, so it is not surprising.

We could have warmed up John Lennon and George Harrison and put the Beatles up and we'd have still got nil pois.

 

Its time Britain stopped being a major financial contributor to Eurovision.

 

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29 minutes ago, Yeah but said:

We could have warmed up John Lennon and George Harrison and put the Beatles up and we'd have still got nil pois.

 

Its time Britain stopped being a major financial contributor to Eurovision.

 

Why?   Its not set up as more cash = more votes.

 

Win or Lose is fantastic entertainment which generates millions and millions of viewers.    An estimate 7m + in the UK alone. 

 

Our 1:42 contribution share the Eurovision 2019 budget is pocket change compared to the average production cost of some dullard game show or hyped up 'talent' search.

 

Edited by ECCOnoob

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