Eurovision 2018

Discuss movies, television, music, games, media and popular culture generally.

Eurovision 2018

Unread postby rxxli » 27 February 2018, 21:21

I know it’s still a bit early, but national selections are in full swing and exciting things are happening.

So, my fellow europeans (are there any left?). Let’s discuss this. Who is your favorite? Do you think you are sending a crappy song?

We had a selection this weekend. It turned out pretty well I think. Nothing too spectacular though, but compared to the travesty of last year it at least has a chance of qualifying. Maybe.

But I am currently super excited about Hungary. It’s not often that a country sends metal to Eurovision.

Image
User avatar
rxxli
 
Posts: 4307
+1s received: 253
Joined: 21 December 2012, 21:33
Country: Slovenia (si)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby Dextroque » 28 February 2018, 11:59

Finland has it's own national selection this coming weekend but I'm not so thrilled about it. Saara Aalto does all the work with 3 choices, so there's nothing much to really vote for. And all the songs are same lesbian stuff, which makes it even more boring. Saara is a really good singer, but I would like to see also men and guys, not just lesbians.

I'm not gonna vote at all, but of course I wish all the luck to Saara.
So, can you tell which song is the winner...





User avatar
Dextroque
 
Posts: 166
+1s received: 83
Joined: 21 January 2018, 19:53
Country: Finland (fi)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby rxxli » 28 February 2018, 21:06

Dextroque wrote:...

I loved Saara when she was on the X factor. And I quite like all of these songs as well. Though my favourite is probably Domino. It is sadly somewhat generic. I especially love Hungary this year because it stands out a lot. We really need to see more diversity in the songs.
Image
User avatar
rxxli
 
Posts: 4307
+1s received: 253
Joined: 21 December 2012, 21:33
Country: Slovenia (si)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby Dextroque » 1 March 2018, 10:18

rxxli wrote:
Dextroque wrote:...

I loved Saara when she was on the X factor. And I quite like all of these songs as well. Though my favourite is probably Domino. It is sadly somewhat generic. I especially love Hungary this year because it stands out a lot. We really need to see more diversity in the songs.


I agree. Domino is my fav too (excluding the video) :D
User avatar
Dextroque
 
Posts: 166
+1s received: 83
Joined: 21 January 2018, 19:53
Country: Finland (fi)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby rxxli » 10 March 2018, 17:24



That's homosexual for you!
I like it a lot. Though I am not entirely sure if it's more because of the video rather than the actual song. Ireland has been underrated as fuck for the past few years and I want them to finally qualify.
Image
User avatar
rxxli
 
Posts: 4307
+1s received: 253
Joined: 21 December 2012, 21:33
Country: Slovenia (si)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby Jacketh » 16 April 2018, 17:44

Bump bump bump.

Thoughts?

I like a lot of songs this year. Absolutely no idea who I'd predict for the top five though.
User avatar
Jacketh
 
Posts: 533
+1s received: 254
Joined: 30 January 2015, 00:12
Country: India (in)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 16 April 2018, 18:30

rxxli wrote:


That's homosexual for you!
I like it a lot. Though I am not entirely sure if it's more because of the video rather than the actual song. Ireland has been underrated as fuck for the past few years and I want them to finally qualify.

Wikipedia wrote:He describes himself as a "versatile singer".

He shares something on common with most bottoms on this forum.
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
homomorphism: I used to not think your name was deshay and that Erick was just being racist
Hunter: sometimes I think I was literally born to be a pornstar
User avatar
poolerboy0077
 
Posts: 7817
+1s received: 1675
Joined: 20 December 2012, 21:20
Country: France (fr)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby Marmaduke » 16 April 2018, 18:53

It’s so depressing that our inevitable lower table placement deters any real talent from having anything to to with Eurovision in the UK. We’ve had a couple of half-decent entries in recent years but this years is just dreadful.

The song is boring, it’s such bad songwriting, it sounds like the actual production process took about 90 minutes all-in on a Friday afternoon. Just “yeah, that’ll do, let’s go home, it’s the weekend”. Without it being a Eurovision entry, this song wouldn’t even get played on the radio. So why are we bothering with it? Platforms like YouTube are full of amateur talent of a way higher standard, surely it’s a better place to find an act than a BBC shortlist picked from on a program nobody watches.

I like Finland, it’s upbeat and just enough off of actually contemporary to be really Eurovision. With some good staging, it could be Eurovision gold.

Germany I feel like could have a real goosebumps moment if he gets his vocals spot on on the night. If he does, he’ll be well up there.

The one I actually want to win is Norway though. It’s not an amazing song, I just like the artist, I recognised him straight away from when he won with fairytale. It’d be nice to have a double winner. The song is upbeat and he’s proven to be more than capable of charming a crowd.

I think the most contemporary one is Czechia, if it weren’t for the shit brass riff bit in it then I could totally see it charting. It’s stacked up well with the political voting too. If it does well with the judges on the night, it might be hard to beat.
User avatar
Marmaduke
 
Posts: 6153
+1s received: 1043
Joined: 23 December 2012, 17:56
Country: United Kingdom (gb)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby Jacketh » 16 April 2018, 19:45

Marmaduke wrote:It’s so depressing that our inevitable lower table placement deters any real talent from having anything to to with Eurovision in the UK. We’ve had a couple of half-decent entries in recent years but this years is just dreadful.

The song is boring, it’s such bad songwriting, it sounds like the actual production process took about 90 minutes all-in on a Friday afternoon. Just “yeah, that’ll do, let’s go home, it’s the weekend”. Without it being a Eurovision entry, this song wouldn’t even get played on the radio. So why are we bothering with it? Platforms like YouTube are full of amateur talent of a way higher standard, surely it’s a better place to find an act than a BBC shortlist picked from on a program nobody watches.

I like Finland, it’s upbeat and just enough off of actually contemporary to be really Eurovision. With some good staging, it could be Eurovision gold.

Germany I feel like could have a real goosebumps moment if he gets his vocals spot on on the night. If he does, he’ll be well up there.

The one I actually want to win is Norway though. It’s not an amazing song, I just like the artist, I recognised him straight away from when he won with fairytale. It’d be nice to have a double winner. The song is upbeat and he’s proven to be more than capable of charming a crowd.

I think the most contemporary one is Czechia, if it weren’t for the shit brass riff bit in it then I could totally see it charting. It’s stacked up well with the political voting too. If it does well with the judges on the night, it might be hard to beat.


What confuses is that the BBC opens itself up to people on those platforms and encourages people to send submissions. And many do - if you search in YouTube "UK rejected submission" or something of that sort you'll find entries - and some sound quite good. Despite opening itself up to the public though, we still end up with a shortlist of 6 people who seemingly been a contestant on The Voice/X Factor/BGT. Weird.

I just wish the BBC could establish actually what it wants. Right now we've got a formula whereby we'll probably pick a below-average, listenable but clearly going nowhere in the final song every year. Lucy Jones last year actually ended up pretty good and should have scored higher with the Jury vote IMO, but it was never going to be a public winner.

Take Netherlands, for example. They were awful for ages, but now they internally select and have a trend of pop-folk songs the last few years. It's served them well. Belgium too have got their act together the last year and similarly have established their own sort of trend.

We've got a lot of music scenes in this country, some pretty niche like techno inspired bagpipe music. We should tap into them rather than offering something bland every year.

Anyway - I'm surprised you like Norway. It got absolutely ripped to shreds when it was released because of the lyrics and most people thought he didn't have a chance of winning even the Norwegian national final. His performance at that really bumped it up though, he's charismatic and can perform.

As for who's going to win this year... it's the hardest year to predict since I've been watching. Right now I'd probably say someone like Australia or Spain. My money was on Estonia a couple of months ago (and I've got a bet on it ATM), but a lot of people seem to feel its clinical. The issue this year is there are a lot of songs you can say will do well with the juries, but tank with the televote, or vice versa. Norway's song for example I struggle to see doing well with the Juries simply because of the lyrics.
User avatar
Jacketh
 
Posts: 533
+1s received: 254
Joined: 30 January 2015, 00:12
Country: India (in)

Re: Eurovision 2018

Unread postby benrojers » 25 April 2018, 04:14

I am looking forward about Eurovision. I have some favorite singers. One of them is Alekseev from Belarus. He has interesting voice and sad song. Another one is Rybak. He is funny and I like his energy. I hope this Eurovision willbe great and succesfull for Portugal.
benrojers
 
Posts: 40
+1s received: 3
Joined: 2 April 2018, 12:07
Country: Ukraine (ua)


Recently active
Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 16 guests