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Old 12-03-2022, 11:27 AM
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Eurovision 2022 Thread (The year UK finally turns up)

For years, the rhetoric has been that UK do poorly at Eurovision because 'it's political'.

Legit Eurovision fans know otherwise - its because UK sends poor/unmemorable songs nearly every year.

When UK bother to make an effort, the results show the Euro public will respond favourably (2009 & 2011 being the two examples from the last 20 years)

FINALLY, the powers that be have given us a good song, a decent music video and got Tik Tok star Sam Ryder representing the country with a song that's catchy and memorable. It's not for everyone, that's fine. The way the scoring is set up, being 'OK' doesn't cut it - it needs to be a love it or hate it song to actualy get people picking up the phone and voting. UK's last 4 or 5 songs have been perfectly inoffensive and 'radio friendly' but have finished nowhere, including a couple of last places in there as well.

For the first time since 2011 I'm choosing to listen to the UK entry on Alexa/Youtube etc. It's quality.

Not saying we'll win but for the first time since Blue in 2011, I think we MIGHT and that's a massive improvement.
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:28 AM
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UK currently 4th favourite in the betting.

Also handy that UK are finally turning up in what is turning out to be a weak year for songs.

2021 was so strong but a lot of countries have really dropped off compared to what they brought to the party last year

Just need the BBC to be little creative with the staging and we'll see a Top 10 (or even Top 5) finish
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Ukraine are strong favourites

a) they always bring magic to the staging
b) ethno pop often does well - they smashed it with the public last year for instance
c) massive sympathy vote given current events - UKraine won in 2016 partly off the back of a sympathy vote

Italy firmly as 2nd favourites

a) stylish gay love song - ticks a love of boxes
b) not many countries can pull off a ballad mixed with rap - Italy can. The Italian language makes an unlikely sounding combo work
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For those who love the wacky stuff then check out:-

Norway - 'Give That Wolf a Banana'. Bizarre but catchy as hell, with the singers apparently living on the moon. The kids will love it, the judges will kill it. Could well still get a Top 10. The Norwegians getting very savvy when it comes to the social media promotion side of the contest.

Latvia (be careful if you listen to this with the kids around - rude but funny - there'll need to be an edit before this hits the actual competition!)

Moldova - Bonkers. But, this band know the score. Finished 6th and just outside the Top 10 in two previous attempts. Moldova have a sneaky habit of turning a rubbish song into something memorable (2017 and 2018 being great examples, even last year to an extent) thanks to the staging. They can't possibly win but will be worth betting on their staging team to get them in Top 10 or Top 15 at big odds
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I wish we could be excluded from the competition like Russia. It would save more embarrassment
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Ukraine will win, we'll get nil points. All very obvious
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We aint getting nil this year. I'll happily put every penny I have on that at least
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Of course we will. Brexit and Ukraine visa shambles. We could stick Ed sheeran or Adele up there and still get nothing
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A sort of "singtioning" then
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Are those rather delightful Serbian ladies back this year for another crack, by any chance? I thought their song last year had a good beat to it.

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a) stylish gay love song - ticks a love of boxes
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Love a spot of Eurovision. Glad to hear we've put a good entry in this year.

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Ukraine could have Gary Glitter singing their song and they'd still win.
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Betting odds on Kalush Orchestra to enter the final national selection. It's a prediction on their winning, however the Ukraine participation is uncertain. If it makes up to the Torino, their could be many faces to uplift the moment. Isn't it?
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For years, the rhetoric has been that UK do poorly at Eurovision because 'it's political'.

Legit Eurovision fans know otherwise - its because UK sends poor/unmemorable songs nearly every year.

When UK bother to make an effort, the results show the Euro public will respond favourably (2009 & 2011 being the two examples from the last 20 years)

FINALLY, the powers that be have given us a good song, a decent music video and got Tik Tok star Sam Ryder representing the country with a song that's catchy and memorable. It's not for everyone, that's fine. The way the scoring is set up, being 'OK' doesn't cut it - it needs to be a love it or hate it song to actualy get people picking up the phone and voting. UK's last 4 or 5 songs have been perfectly inoffensive and 'radio friendly' but have finished nowhere, including a couple of last places in there as well.

For the first time since 2011 I'm choosing to listen to the UK entry on Alexa/Youtube etc. It's quality.

Not saying we'll win but for the first time since Blue in 2011, I think we MIGHT and that's a massive improvement.
Not heard the UK song but I suppose the question I'm thinking is if he is popular on that internationally/out of the UK? Does seem that other acts do well when that is the case.

Pretty sure Ukraine will win tonight regardless, will be more about where other countries finish behind them.
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