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Eurovision 2019

Unread postby Brenden » 4 May 2019, 09:57

It's Eurovision time again!

Just got a TV licence again to watch it. :awesome:

Semifinals are on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th of May.

The final is on Saturday 18th May.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby rxxli » 4 May 2019, 10:41

Finally!
I wanted to make this topic, but I wasn’t sure if anyone else was interested.

Who do you think will win? The Netherlands seem to be the favourite this year, and while the song is great I really hope that this wins instead:

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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby Subra » 7 May 2019, 15:46

We're away for a BBQ on the night of the final, my bf is devastated.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby rxxli » 8 May 2019, 14:51

Subra wrote:We're away for a BBQ on the night of the final, my bf is devastated.

I would be to.
Just skip the thing and watch Eurovision.

Last year I went home early from a wedding because of Eurovision. Granted it was a stupid wedding, but still.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby Victor_Laszlo » 9 May 2019, 00:15

rxxli wrote:Finally!
I wanted to make this topic, but I wasn’t sure if anyone else was interested.

Who do you think will win? The Netherlands seem to be the favourite this year, and while the song is great I really hope that this wins instead:




I did not expect that at all. :lol:

Let me know what wins. :)
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby Brenden » 15 May 2019, 20:13

Missed the first semi-finals live but just watched the recording. Here's my scorecard:

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I really liked Estonia and Hungary.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby René » 16 May 2019, 11:23

Is there some rule that says straight people are not allowed to present this show? Or do they just not want to? :lol:
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby rxxli » 16 May 2019, 14:41

René wrote:Is there some rule that says straight people are not allowed to present this show? Or do they just not want to? :lol:

I am leaning towards they don’t want to :rofl: . I mean this is probably the gayest event of the year.

Brenden wrote:Missed the first semi-finals live but just watched the recording. Here's my scorecard:

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I really liked Estonia and Hungary.

Good lord. You must really like spreadsheets.

But Estonia was nice. Hungary was ok as well. And I really loved the Czech twinks - nice fun song with eyecandy on top. The Belgian one was cute as well, but really didn’t sound that good - although the song was nice. But my favourite is still Iceland.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby Brenden » 16 May 2019, 15:00

rxxli wrote:
Brenden wrote:Missed the first semi-finals live but just watched the recording. Here's my scorecard:

Eurovision 2019 Semi-final 1.png


I really liked Estonia and Hungary.

Good lord. You must really like spreadsheets.

But Estonia was nice. Hungary was ok as well. And I really loved the Czech twinks - nice fun song with eyecandy on top. The Belgian one was cute as well, but really didn’t sound that good - although the song was nice. But my favourite is still Iceland.

I do!

I quite liked the Czech song, but the vocals were really bad.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby Brenden » 16 May 2019, 20:34

A lot of strong performances tonight!

Azerbaijan was my favourite.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby rxxli » 17 May 2019, 14:49

Brenden wrote:I quite liked the Czech song, but the vocals were really bad.

Really? I didn’t notice that. Or at least they were excellent compared to Belgium.

As for yesterday... surprisingly the one that I liked the most was Sweden. And I didn’t particularly like the song when I first heard it online. But the whole package yesterday was surprisingly good.

After that I think Switzerland, Norway, Russia, The netherlands, Azerbaijan, Lithuania. The rest not so much.

I was kind of disappointed by the Netherlands. It’s a really good song in general, but overall performance didn’t really blow me away. I won’t mind if it wins, but certainly isn’t my favourite from the show.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby Brenden » 17 May 2019, 21:04

rxxli wrote:
Brenden wrote:I quite liked the Czech song, but the vocals were really bad.

Really? I didn’t notice that. Or at least they were excellent compared to Belgium.

His vocals came across as super amateurish to my ears. I personally know like 5 singers in Prague who are in another league entirely and they only play bars.

rxxli wrote:I was kind of disappointed by the Netherlands. It’s a really good song in general, but overall performance didn’t really blow me away. I won’t mind if it wins, but certainly isn’t my favourite from the show.

I was also pretty unimpressed compared to expectations. I was led to believe it was the front runner and would be the best of the night.
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Re: Eurovision 2019

Unread postby rxxli » 18 May 2019, 23:30

Well that was something.
Of course The Netherlands winning wasn't a surprise. And I actually liked the performance much more this time. This now finally breaks the three year streak of me not liking the winners.

I am a bit sad that Iceland didn't do better, but I guess it was kind of expected. That song is just way too polarising to do well in a competition like this.

Two things quite surprised me today - The Czech boys getting so little public votes and the same for Sweeden. I was expecting them to be much higher - because in my opinion he deserved that trophy more.

We also came really high with the 13th place - which is our highest place since they started using the new voting rules.

Overall I think this year was really packed with awesome entries and I wouldn't really mind if anyone on the left side of the scoreboard won (except Macedonia - but even that one wasn't bad... oh and Denmark... I missed that one).

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