Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Eurovision Song Contest 2009




Status: Offline
Posts: 705
Date:
Eurovision Song Contest 2009



200px-Eurovision_Song_Contest_2009_logo.png



Who's ready for Eurovision!??!!

Listen to the entries here!

Tonight May 12th & 14th Semi Finals, 16th Finals.

One of the favorites going into the competition, Germany's entry: Alex Swings, Oscar Sings.



__________________




Status: Offline
Posts: 705
Date:

Sooooo irritated that no US tv channels are covering Eurovision. AGAIN!! When are they gonna get on the ball? Or maybe contractually they can't carry it..... *sigh*

For those of you who don't know Alex Swings, Oscar Sings...Alex Christensen is a German dance music producer and Oscar Loya is a US/California born Mexican and Broadway performer.

Someone from Europe keep us updated!! Anyone!! I don't have time to watch it on the internet this week....


*throws self on ground and has a full out hissy fit*

__________________




Status: Offline
Posts: 705
Date:

ah...my thread dies a slow death as no European users are willing to share info???!!! lol. Okay fine! I'm not telling you what you want to know. *turns back and storms off in a huff*

__________________




Status: Offline
Posts: 179
Date:

Sorry Latte but it's not a popular show over here! I don't actually know anyone that watches it as most folk think it is a complete waste of prime TV time LOL. If, in the unlikely event that I hear anything, I'll be sure to let you know immediately. hiya I suppose I could watch it on your behalf, but that may be pushing friendship a little too far LOL!

__________________
I intend to live forever....... so far so good!




Status: Offline
Posts: 705
Date:

lol. Seriously? How can you not enjoy watching people sing in many different languages that you don't understand???? I DON'T GET IT! lol.

Actually surprised that OrangeKnickers isn't watching it....

And as for friendship, I would suffer thru watching Gordan Ramsay for you!! Oh wait. You are in England right? Enough suffering GR on your own then! lol.

__________________




Status: Offline
Posts: 904
Date:

Ireland dumped out of Eurovision

Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy
Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy had a tricky early draw

Seven-times Eurovision winners Ireland have failed to qualify for Saturday's final of the song contest in Moscow.

The country's pop-rock entry was not among the 10 successful nations in Thursday's semi-final, which included Denmark, Ukraine, Estonia and Greece.

Pre-contest favourites Norway, plus Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Croatia and Azerbaijan also made the cut.

Ireland failed to progress last year with their comic entry performed by glove puppet Dustin the Turkey.

This year, they were represented by Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy who performed Et Cetera.

Other disappointed countries included Serbia, who fielded one of the few comic entries this year.

The Serbs hosted last year's contest after winning in 2007.

o.gif
THURSDAY'S QUALIFIERS
Ukraine's Svetlana Loboda
Norway
Greece
Ukraine (pictured)
Estonia
Lithuania
Azerbaijan
Albania
Denmark
Moldova
Croatia

The Netherlands, represented by veteran band De Toppers, were knocked out for the fifth year running.

Poland, Latvia, Slovakia, Cyprus, Hungary and Slovenia have also exited the competition.

The success of the night was Estonia, who last appeared in the final in 2003.

But it was all not all bad news for the Irish, as Denmark's successful song was co-written by Ronan Keating.

Following Thursday night's semi-final, the draw for Saturday's final was made.

The UK's Jade Ewen, who will take part in her first full dress rehearsal on Friday, will perform 23rd in a line-up of 25 songs.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes are tipping Norway's singing violinist Alexander Rybak as the favourite for the big night, followed by Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the UK.



__________________
May your troubles be less,may your blessings be more,and may nothing but happiness come through your door




Status: Offline
Posts: 705
Date:

Germany!!! Where's Germany!!??? *pouts* Are they out???

__________________




Status: Offline
Posts: 179
Date:

Calm down latte! Germany, France, Spain and the UK pre-qualified, as did the host country. Please don't ask me why this is, because I don't have a scooby doo! lol

__________________
I intend to live forever....... so far so good!




Status: Offline
Posts: 705
Date:

Ooooh! I get it now. *wipes sweat from brow* I was about to lose it for a moment there. lol.

__________________




Status: Offline
Posts: 179
Date:

I don't know how to tell you this latte. Halfway through the voting and Germany is in last place! Please don't shoot the messenger. lol.

Norway won by a country mile. Germany did improve a bit and finished 20th out of 25! I think the UK was 4th or 5th.

Mr Junks now thinks his wife has finally flipped as he caught me keeping an eye on the voting on your behalf! lol. I think his exact words were "Why would you be interested in that utter rubbish?"



-- Edited by Junks on Saturday 16th of May 2009 06:15:53 PM

__________________
I intend to live forever....... so far so good!




Status: Offline
Posts: 705
Date:

Oh my gosh, are you kidding me?????!!!! NOOOOO WAY!!! It can't be! Is the sky falling??? *throws hands in the air and runs around in circles* I can't believe it. Norway? NORWAY?? Seriously.

I need to go take an aspirin.

__________________




Status: Offline
Posts: 904
Date:

Boyish Norwegian wins Eurovision Song Contest

AP

MOSCOW A boyish, fiddle-wielding Norwegian singer won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow on Saturday night, his bouncy ditty the highlight of the musical bonanza studded with pyrotechnic artistry and stunning electronic visuals on an epic scale.

Twenty-five performers from across Europe competed in Moscow in a musical bonanza that is one of the most watched annual television events in the world, despite being written off by some as European kitsch.

"Fairytale," penned and performed by 23-year-old fiddler Alexander Rybak, blew away competition from Iceland's Yohanna, who finished second, and Azerbaijan's AySel & Arash, who was third, with a folksy melody to the accompaniment of an acrobatic dance routine and two blonde female support singers.

The elfin-faced Rybak, the winning graduate of a Norwegian television talent show in 2006, accrued the most points in Eurovision's 53-year history, outstripping Finland's Lordi in 2006.

"Thank you so much, Russia. You are just great, thank you," an emotional Rybak, said, speaking in Russian from the stage after the result was announced. "You are the greatest public in the world," he proclaimed, before launching into a repeat performance of the winning entry.

Russia was trying to capitalize on the prestigious event to showcase the nation's hospitality and growing role in modern society, but those efforts were undermined several hours earlier when riot police attacked gay pride rallies in the capital.

Gay rights activists sought to use the international competition to draw attention to what they call widespread discrimination against homosexuals in Russia. No injuries were reported.

Police hauled away around 40 demonstrators, including British-based activist Peter Tatchell and American activist Andy Thayer of Chicago, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network.

"Today's arrests go against the principles of Eurovision, which are about peace, harmony, cooperation and unity between all the peoples in Europe," Tatchell told The Associated Press after being released by police.

Rybak criticized the protesters for choosing the same day as the contest which has a large following in European gay communities to vent their frustrations.

"I think it is a little bit sad that they chose to have (the protests) today. ... They were spending all their energy on that parade, while the biggest gay parade in the world was tonight" at Eurovision, Rybak said

Minsk-born Rybak, who left Belarus when he was four years old with his musician parents, earned the maximum number of points from several of the participating former Soviet satellite countries.

His performance was greeted by rapturous applause from the spectators thronging the Olimpiisky Sports Complex in central Moscow. The crowd heard a wide array of songs, ranging from traditional cheesy pop to tear-jerking ballads and ear-piercing operatic melodies.

Norway last won the competition in 1995 and as winner will host the show next year.

Russia was pinning its hopes on "Mamo," an overwrought ballad composed by a Georgian songwriter and partially performed in Ukrainian by a Ukrainian-born artist Anastasia Prikhodko, but she could only muster 11th place.

U.S. burlesque artiste Dita Von Teese, ex-wife of rocker Marilyn Manson, spiced up Germany's act by straddling a shiny lip-shaped black plastic sofa. In an apparent concession to the organizers' sensibilities, Von Teese toned down her initially planned performance, which involved her stripping off her top down to just sparkly nipple warmers.

The winner of the competition was picked by a combination of telephone voting and official juries from national broadcasters in the 42 nations that originally took part.

Britain had been billed as a favorite for the contest, but its entry, singer Jade, could only manage fifth place, despite composer Andrew Lloyd Webber writing her song.

Bookmakers had also favored Greece, which was pinning its hopes on an elaborately choreographed stage performance involving a giant flashing treadmill.

Israel made an appeal for peace and harmony with "There Must Be Another Way," sung in Arabic, Hebrew and English by Arab-Jewish duo Noa and Mira.

In a Eurovision first, crew members of the International Space Station gave the command to start telephone voting in a video message from the orbiting science laboratory.

Moscow authorities splashed out 24 million euros ($32.5 million) on the show and a weeklong series of decadent parties.



-- Edited by gable875 on Saturday 16th of May 2009 08:12:41 PM

__________________
May your troubles be less,may your blessings be more,and may nothing but happiness come through your door
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard