I'm not even sure who is taking part (group wise, not countries) although now you've mentioned Dustin, I'm assuming he's Ireland's attempt. I've heard the French song, by Sebastien Tellier which is okay actually despite the uproar it caused in France. Who is representing the UK?
I see Finland have put in another metal band, there a bit crap in my opinion. I would think Finland could dig up something better than that.
Didn't see all of them but I think i'd go for dustin cause of the childhood nostagia.
[quote:1b3a263918="dirty stevie smitty"]Most of the acts that got through the semi final were Eastern European.[/quote:1b3a263918]Nah, not true.
[*:1b3a263918][b:1b3a263918]Bosnia and Herzegovina[/b:1b3a263918]
[quote:1b3a263918="dirty stevie smitty"]The whole thing is rigged. Dustin never stood a chance. :cry: [/quote:1b3a263918]
Also, the song and performance were crap. There were funnier comedy numbers and catchier pop numbers.
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[quote:ddd8047c43="Daithi jasper"]My Europe has got big hasn't it, seems to now include a large part of western Asia and the Middle East. :)[/quote:ddd8047c43]Surely Israel is the only anomaly?
All the rest are in the general European area. At the Eastern end, the Western parts of Russia and Turkey have always been considered part of Europe, and Georgia and Armenia are the European countries between them. That only leaves Azerbijan, which apart from being Muslim, is very similar in culture to its neighbours and it would be odd to count it as "Western Asia".
I think the real issue is whether we include that little island in the Atlantic.
Oh dear god, I was involved in a 3 way texting session with Anto and Ron over the joys of eurovision until Anto's missus made him turn over to BBC1 to watch 'Waking the Dead' with deeply serious actor Trevor Eve.
The UK entry was mediocre, but it didn't deserve to come last. It's strange to believe that there are millions of people across Europe who think nationalism is more important than music.
My favourite was Spain. I also liked Azerbaijan and Turkey. The Greek song was "good" in the sense that it could fit in the charts alongside all the other similar stuff that's there these days.
The question I have though, is why Alexandra Ford from the Hole In The Wall Gang was singing for Poland.
I was loving Bosnia, which was a better song than most of what the Arcade Fire put on Neon Bible, but France then Spain knocked it into third place very quickly.
France was an awesome song, I actually want to hear it again.
All in there were more than the usual quota of decent credible and well written songs and also mental loopy tunes for the craic - the Eurostandard Dull Disco/Power Ballads were actually in the minority.
I liked when your Greek woman got the music into her and rocked out. Here was me to the wife "That'll get them a few more "12 points"
Tellier was my favourite, followed by Greece (total rip off of the beat from Give It To Me by Timbaland, plsu the girl was megafit, therefore massive win) and Spain, the near-8bit madness with Peter Sutcliffe and dancing girls. Marvellous.