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Graham is on grrrrreat form! :D

Opening is fabulous. And they have three ladies hosting? In a variety of colours!

The two older girls are both doing a shared Eurovision chat with their friends.

My parents are still here. My mother doesn't understand... any of it. (It's all very silly and over the top? *g*)

The little movie things reaching across the world are LOVELY! <3

1. Slovenia - Um. Air violin?

2. France - Well that was a thing. Biiiiig ballad

3. Israel - Bouncy middle eastern boyband. But fun. :D

4. Estonia - Not terrible, just not that interesting. (And the girl cried an actual tear!)

5. It's us!!! - I had not seen nor heard it before. Main reaction: Now that was FUN! Different and distinctive and enjoyable. Yes, I like it. :D

6. Armenia - I was told it'd be a night of ballads. Bells! And keychange! And everyone dressed as if they were from Nightvale (according to Miss M). ETA: Graham's comment: 'Oh! That was worse than I remembered...'

7. Lithuania - Round and round and round. Miss M: 'It's got all the cheese...' Graham: 'Get a room you two.' He will neither confirm or deny whether or not they're dating.

8. Serbia - This year's Conchita, according to Graham. Apparently she's terribly popular. I can see why. Holy crap this is BRILLIANT!!! This is what Eurovision is all about!!

9. Norway - Darcy thinks it's rather David Lynch. Rather srs, but heartfelt. Graham thinks they're dressed like they work in a futuristic hospital... Not a bad song, though.

10. Sweden - I can see why it's the frontrunner. VERY good.

11. Cyprus - very nice, but not exciting.

12. Australia - Perfectly serviceable.

13. Belgium - Whoa. Best song by far! Like, I want to buy it. Darcy said it was like Pet Shop Boys plus Daft Punk plus Franz Ferdinand. (And too good for Eurovision.) Damn.

14. Austria - Aaand, it's 1969. ;) V. cosy? And now my mother screamed when the piano set on fire.

15. Greece - Biiiig ballad. But not as big a ballad as Rise like a Phoenix.

16. Montenegro - Um. Very nice, nothing to add.

17. Germany - Slick, but not exciting.

18. Poland - Very inspirational story. Wish the song were better.

19. Latvia - This is the other favourite, I think? V. dramatic.

20. Romania - 'Don't leave your children behind'. Aw.

21. Spain - A ballad with a CAPE! And a sparkly dress and dancing.

22. Hungary - Srs bsns song. Nice harmonies.

23. Georgia - Seems to have escaped from sci-fi movie. Or dystopian fantasy.

24. Azerbaijan - Not bad, but DANCERS!

25. Russia - More of an anthem than a ballad. Very strong. (Mr Putin - you know your stuff.)

26. Albania - If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all.

27. Italy - Operatic Pop Trio according to Graham. ... SO ITALIAN. Now they're singing about 'Amore'. And they can sing! (My mother likes it! *g*)


Wooooo! I am v. happy with the winner. (Liked the Belgian one *more*, but it wasn't all that Eurovision.) And the Swedish winner was so adorably happy. <3



PS. Sorry 'bout vanishing, Darcy wanted his laptop back. Will reply to comments tomorrow...

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Date: 23 May 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] speakr2customrs.livejournal.com
The Slovenian girl's headphones have been superglued to her head; not only did she wear them in the semi but also in the trip to the Spanish Riding School.

If I ruled the world no-one French would ever be allowed to sing in public. Their entry was... beyond dreadful.

But the Israeli entry is worse. Indeed, it's worse than the Black Death.
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Date: 23 May 2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Estonian girl looks like my niece when she is the sort of mood that S2C describes as making you feel it best to be in a different room to her!

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Date: 23 May 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
It was the first time I'd heard the UK one, too - and I thought it fun.

I actually really rather like the Lithuanian one -it was about the best thing in their semi on Tuesday - and his polyester suit sort of grows on me!!

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Date: 23 May 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
We have retired to the settee with booze and munchies - so only I have access to a keyboard...

S2C HATES the Serbian one - I like the chorus but could do without the shouty bit with the disco beat.

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Date: 23 May 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Do you think Norway employed Eeyore and Marvin the Paranoid Android to write their entry?

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ruuger
I was actually wondering if this is the first year with a non-white host. I can't at least think of any from previous years.

This year's Conchita, according to Graham.

That was my first thought as well when I heard the song.

(My sister called this song the Eurovision version of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way")

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] endeni
OMG the Serbia singer was just explosive! *_* (But I can also see the appeal of Sweden LOL)

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
The Swedish one was really well staged.

Sadly the Australian one was very average. But as they aren't allowed to hold the next one at home, even if they win, my daughter's friends plan to all vote for it so they can go and visit my in-laws for Eurovision 2016 is less relevant!

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Belgium was awesome too! (But I'd still put Serbia at the first place...)

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Belgium was good, wasn't it? Very Lorde.

Austria clearly don't fancy holding the event 2 years in a row...

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frenchani.livejournal.com
So far I only like Belgium.

The Norwegian boy was pretty, though.

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ruuger
Is it just me, or did the singers for Slovenia, Norway and Germany sound exactly the same? They all had the same Lana del Rey-esque nasal sound.

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
The Latvian girl is clearly a Stargate villain - but she is a Stargate villain who can sing.

S2C rather hopes she wins so that she can come out at the end with flashing eyes and say "Kneel before your god!"

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
ruuger: Heart-shaped version of the Finnish flag with the word 'Eurovision' (Eurovision Song Contest)
From: [personal profile] ruuger
A ballad with a CAPE!

The Finnish commentators actually started the hashtag #viittaviisut ('capevision') in the semifinals because it seemed like half the contestants had capes this year :D

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
The BBC semi-final commentators picked up on the same thing. It is weird the way there is a sudden wave of one or another costume type.

Was it 2012 or 2013 that was the year of silver dresses?

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
The Hungarian is S2C's favourite - after the semi he actually did go and find it on YouTube.

I wish I could remember what it reminds me of...

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Date: 23 May 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Azerbaian! After I saw them in the semis I knew for sure that Spike didn't die at the end of Not Fade Away but is now gainfully employed as a dancer...

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Date: 23 May 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Italy - look - its Brains from Thunderbirds!!
with 2 other blokes.

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Date: 23 May 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] endeni
/And the Swedish winner was so adorably happy. <3/ - Aw, indeed he was.
Eheh, I'm also v. proud Italy ended up in the top 3. ;)

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Date: 23 May 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freddiepig1302.livejournal.com
Awesome review of Eurovison, thank you

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Date: 24 May 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bogwitch.livejournal.com
Georgia was by favourite, possibly for reasons beyond just the song.

I also rated Belgium and Latvia, but it was kind of obvious during the semis that Sweden were going to be hard to beat. I hated the Russian one in the semis, but it was certainly better on a second listen.

I think the countries that are pre-qualified for the final should at least perform in the semis, they are at a disadvantage when the rest of the songs are familiar to the voters.

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Date: 24 May 2015 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Eurovision - bringing the smiles with every show!

Now I wanna hear the Belgium routine!

*HUGS*
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Date: 24 May 2015 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kemnefrew.livejournal.com

I missed it 😐

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Date: 25 May 2015 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
I enjoyed Belgium, France, and Israel :)

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Date: 25 May 2015 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flowsoffire.livejournal.com
All I know about this is that France got humiliated again and is being whiny about it, and one entry sounded really like Lorde, in the opening anyway ;) Glad you had fun! ^_^

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