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Wodrick
10th Feb 2015, 20:50
Now I expect I am not alone here in diskiling this 'entertainment' with a passion, however this struck me as un-acceptable.
Australia ? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31380742)
That is one hell of a location change.

bnt
10th Feb 2015, 21:06
Given Oz's history as a EuroPop Mecca, I don't see why not. After all, Dunnunda is where ABBA were treated like superstars for the first time, and is the home of Kylie and Danni. Then there's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Muriel's Wedding, just in case there was any doubt.

TWT
10th Feb 2015, 22:24
Are Israel and Morocco part of Europe also ? They have entrants in the Eurovision contest.

Fox3WheresMyBanana
10th Feb 2015, 22:37
Always easy to work out where Eurovision will expand to..


Just how Gay is Eurovision (http://www.outnowconsulting.com/latest-updates/press-centre/how-gay-is-eurovision)

Tel Aviv voted World's Best Gay Destination (http://www.haaretz.com/travel-in-israel/tel-aviv-declared-world-s-best-gay-travel-destination-1.406699)

Guide for gay people visiting Morocco (http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/oct/20/guide-for-gay-people-visiting-morocco)

n.b. not a criticism, just an observation

Tankertrashnav
10th Feb 2015, 23:48
How many Brits will be voting for the Aussie entry?

Or vice versa!

(what's Strine for nul points?)

IBMJunkman
11th Feb 2015, 03:29
Last years winner confused me.

ATNotts
11th Feb 2015, 08:34
How many Brits will be voting for the Aussie entry?

Or vice versa!

Good question! I would suggest there'll be a bit of political voting there - oh, sorry, political voting is the preserve of Cyprus / Greece, the former Yugoslav states, and the former Soviet republics - it's anything we Brits would get involved with is it???!!!

And what happens when Australia wins, is the whole of Europe going to decamp to Oz, and the 2016 show to be broadcast during the day in Europe?

Captain Dart
11th Feb 2015, 09:08
In a BBC interview, it was indicated that should Australia win, its 'SBS' (a taxpayer-funded multi-culti broadcasting service) would co-host the competition at a European venue.

Tolsti
11th Feb 2015, 09:36
Will they do a Rolf Harris cover?

Tankertrashnav
11th Feb 2015, 09:46
Naughty naughty, Tolsti :=

:ok:

cattletruck
11th Feb 2015, 10:34
Yes, kinda hard to figure out whether Australia was allowed into the Eurovision contest because they have a huge European population or a huge gay one.

The song they sing will probably reveal the reason.

Capot
11th Feb 2015, 12:00
what's Strine for nul points?Well, that's easy; it's....

"Norway.....F**k all".

Fox3WheresMyBanana
11th Feb 2015, 12:03
"Zippo" ISTR

Ancient Mariner
11th Feb 2015, 13:11
Capot:"Norway.....F**k all".

Norway won: '85, '95 and '09. :D
UK: '67, '69, '76, '81 and '97. :hmm:

Hasn't really gone UK's way lately, has it? :E
And remember, we are a small, poor and culturally backward country on the fringes of civilization. :(
Per

PS. We take great pride in our zero-heroes. :ok:

Capot
11th Feb 2015, 13:16
....we are a small, poor and culturally backward country on the fringes of civilization......Now, that's a coincidence.....

G-CPTN
11th Feb 2015, 15:36
It took several wins by Ireland before they realised that the idea is to not win - otherwise you get copped for the next year's final.

dazdaz1
11th Feb 2015, 15:57
Maybe the powers that be in Oz might be considering 'Skippy' to front their entry. Cute looking, furry and women go arhhhhhh he's gorgeous!!!!

Bit of auto tune with the roo, he could be a winner.

TEEEJ
22nd Feb 2015, 21:57
TWT,

Israel and Morocco are members of the European Broadcasting Union

Austrailia is an associate member.

European Broadcasting Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Broadcasting_Union)

probes
7th Mar 2015, 06:41
Eurovision 2015: 30 things you need to know - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/eurovision/10062111/Eurovision-2014-30-things-you-need-to-know.html)

scroll down for "22) During the 1962 performance of Dutch duo, De Spelbrekers, the lights dramatically went out, leaving the amusing spectacle of two white shirts singing merrily away." to see what real composure means :)

Effluent Man
7th Mar 2015, 06:58
Is it THAT time of year again? It's always Eurovision or Horse of the Bloody Year. At least the latter has some decent parties to look at. Just an observation,not a criticism.

sitigeltfel
7th Mar 2015, 07:31
German winner hands his victory to runner-up (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/eurovision/11456227/Eurovision-2015-German-singer-turns-down-entry-into-the-competition.html)

G-CPTN
7th Mar 2015, 08:09
Having sampled a few video performances of the German guy and the woman (Ann Sophie) I would have thought it was 'no contest'.

Andreas Kümmert is already an accomplished performer who doesn't need Eurovision.

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Not so sure about Ann Sophie:-

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Effluent Man
7th Mar 2015, 08:41
HOTYS rule applies.

G-CPTN
7th Mar 2015, 08:59
HOTYS - :confused:

Effluent Man
7th Mar 2015, 13:20
Horse of the year show.I'd rather watch her than him.

dazdaz1
7th Mar 2015, 16:14
I say bring forth Cliff and Elton John for our entry, with a good euro/disco beat. I have no fear posting this. Flying Lawyer has assured me (1k per hour) it's cool, no probs.

Having said that, how about Sandie Shaw (past winner 'Puppet on a String') doing a duo with Nigel, him of UKIP and Dave walking on stage to sing one verse of the song? Dave only does one live performance.

superq7
7th Mar 2015, 16:16
And HOTY'S wear jodphurs :)



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dazdaz1
7th Mar 2015, 16:40
Super...That's in my video collection. :D Do you have the clips where the horse enters the stable?:eek:

603DX
7th Mar 2015, 19:55
I say bring forth Cliff and Elton John for our entry, with a good euro/disco beat.

Be careful what you wish for, dazdaz1. I was in the audience with my wife at the Royal Albert Hall in 1968 for this ... er, interesting performance. (Yes, I know - but I was offered a couple of free tickets, it seemed like a good idea at the time, and we were quite young ...)

We didn't rate his effort very highly, though I quite liked the trio of pink "Barbie Dolls" accompanying him. But the Cliff fans around us were stricken with grief when their hero was beaten at the last minute in the voting, by the even worse Spanish number "La, La, La". He had the last laugh however, because the winning song died the death after the contest, whereas his "Congratulations" runner-up is still making him money all these years later, on those licensed electronic greetings cards which still sell well.

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Effluent Man
7th Mar 2015, 20:10
Certainly beats sewing mailbags!

G-CPTN
7th Mar 2015, 22:27
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RedhillPhil
7th Mar 2015, 22:46
I don't really have any interest in this annual "musical" beano but given that we're (U.K.) seemingly unable to provide anything worthwhile - the last three years being particularly bad - why Tony Hatch has never been asked to write something. He's written some belting "pop" songs over the years.

G-CPTN
7th Mar 2015, 23:27
But the idea is not to win!

That's where the Irish went wrong.

Dop
8th Mar 2015, 01:57
Clearly the "My Lovely Horse" strategy posited by the writers of "Father Ted" is in action here. While viewing figures are enough to justify sending someone along to do commentary, the BBC realise they don't want the expense of staging the show, so they pick really terrible songs as this year's choice of song ably demonstrates.

The band Sailor did that kind of thing much more ably and campy in the seventies, anyhow.

Apparently this year's pick is from the writer of the "Jim'll Fix It" theme - which is really not what you want on your CV.

I'm kind of hoping Australia win to throw the cat among the pigeons, although that'll be difficult. A few years ago they could have fielded Rolf and walked it, so they missed their chance there.

Effluent Man
8th Mar 2015, 08:04
I rather liked "Spencer lad's" cover version of "Do you want to be in my gang" In Phoenix Night's Talent Trek. Dressed head to toe in Bacofoil and astride a Honda 50!

ORAC
8th Mar 2015, 10:24
It's not the German entry, but it should be.... :}:}

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Windy Militant
8th Mar 2015, 11:52
I thought the UKs entry sounded familiar the Koala brothers featuring Caro Emerald! :}
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Hobo
8th Mar 2015, 12:11
how about Sandie Shaw (past winner 'Puppet on a String') doing a duo with Nigel, him of UKIP and Dave walking on stage to sing one verse of the song? Dave only does one live performance.

Wouldn't it be "Muppet on a string" in Dave's case?

Buster Hyman
8th Mar 2015, 12:12
perhaps, like FIFA, it's the people behind the scenes who will determine who really wins, in order to plan their next holiday destination.

"Estonia?"
"Nah"
"....Ukraine?"
"Nah...pick somewhere warm, safe, friendly, and inherently gay"
"......Sydney!!!"

603DX
8th Mar 2015, 13:31
Buster - :D:D:D

An apt reminder that the annual "Eurovision" warbling festival, and all of its shaky substructure, remains a joke never meant to be taken seriously!

Back in the days when Terry Wogan sent it up mercilessly in his wittily sardonic commentaries on BBC TV, we in the UK appreciated the humour, and it was worth watching for that alone. Once he had retired, and our politicians began alienating more and more of the other participating countries, the voting has become overwhelmingly "political". Put simply, the majority now hate the UK, and we will never again win this tawdry talent show. Not a very great loss, IMHO ... :rolleyes:

Pinky the pilot
8th Mar 2015, 14:14
What about a version of Kenny Everett's Sid Snot's Eurovision Aggro Contest?:E:}

dazdaz1
8th Mar 2015, 17:58
The way that it's going, might only be a number of years soon, IS will have an entry.

Effluent Man
8th Mar 2015, 19:16
Jihad John singing "i wanna hold your head"?

Fishtailed
9th Mar 2015, 01:15
Apparently this year's pick is from the writer of the "Jim'll Fix It" theme

If that's true----

Tolsti
9th Mar 2015, 04:59
UK's Eurovision 2015 entry ? we know we won't win so we haven't really bothered | Television & radio | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/mar/07/uks-eurovision-2015-entry-we-know-we-wont-win-so-we-havent-really-bothered)

The Guardian thinks it has no chance.

treadigraph
9th Mar 2015, 09:07
Wouldn't it be "Muppet on a string" in Dave's case?

No that would be Ed Miliband, he looks and moves like an extra (terrestrial) from Thunderbirds.

Eurovision. A good night to be in a pub with no TV...

RedhillPhil
10th Mar 2015, 11:43
UK's Eurovision 2015 entry ? we know we won't win so we haven't really bothered | Television & radio | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/mar/07/uks-eurovision-2015-entry-we-know-we-wont-win-so-we-havent-really-bothered)

The Guardian thinks it has no chance.


Phil of Redhill agrees.

Buster Hyman
18th May 2015, 10:50
http://c1cleantechnicacom.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2012/08/eu-australia-flags-490x218.jpeg

Being a proud member of Europe, we're all looking forward to our new 'Night of Nights'......during the Day...of Days!

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ORAC
18th May 2015, 11:11
I have to admit the UK entry and electro-swing has been growing on me as the weeks have gone by. Still come near last though, its all about politics and nation groupings.

RedhillPhil
18th May 2015, 22:49
I listened to our entry again this morning.
Esther and Abi who?

tj916
19th May 2015, 04:13
Amateur, why is he using his hand and not the whips in the bucket?
Sorry crops for the horsey types.