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Message 1 - posted by FarkaryTwarx, May 13, 2007

Why do countries even bother entering a song for this 'competition'? I think next year they should do away with the songs altogether and just have a vote on which country they like best.

Utter rubbish.
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Message 2 - posted by U7339071, May 13, 2007

Agreed. Not the same since the 'Riverdance' interlude in Dublin. Bring back Michael Flatley!
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Message 3 - posted by U7487816, May 13, 2007

Maybe if we did want to treat it seriously we have to stop the U.K. chavs voting on our entry.
That way somebody who knows European music might select a song for Europe and not a song the U.K. simpletons. Otherwise just enjoy it for the joke it is.

DtD230
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Message 4 - posted by Fothers45, May 13, 2007

Why do countries even bother entering a song for this 'competition'? I think next year they should do away with the songs altogether and just have a vote on which country they like best.

Utter rubbish.

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I do soooooooooooooo agree! Wouldn't make any difference to the outcome. I just find it a bit strange that people get so much more outraged at the perceived "block voting" than they ever did when it happened at Labour Party conferences. Let's face it, we are never going to get anywhere near winning it because we are such lousy Europeans, seen as the poodle of the US by the rest of the continent (with some justification).
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Message 5 - posted by thedukeofhunslet, May 13, 2007

I thoroughly enjoy this every year - it is without a doubt the greatest comedy event of the year. Now made even better by the fact that we have to have a pre-qualifying competition - a sort of 'play-off' of all the worst countries (of which we will be one next year).
Did anyone note how in the qualifying stage how all the eastern block countries had been 'influenced' by last years winners. That or they had all been watching a bit too much Underworld.

The criticism that the UK always does bad will always be there. I mean, who wants to 'host' this rubbish? If we did it it simply wouldn't be funny. Better to have bad song then a winner.
And if we will write songs for girly-men is it any wonder that the butch bulls of Serbia can do it so much better?
I wouldn't want to fight her - she looks plain scary.
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Message 6 - posted by U7487816, May 13, 2007

I think as a founding country we do not get relegated. As a couple of years ago when we get no points but stayed in the main contest.

DtD230
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Message 7 - posted by FarkaryTwarx, May 13, 2007

I didn't enjoy it at all this year, simply because the voting was so obviously political, much more so than in previous years.
Romania for instance gave Moldova 12 points, despite the fact Moldova was perhaps the worst song in it, maybe after France! It's now just a complete farce, I could've predicted the results even without hearing the songs.

Personally I think Britain should follow Italy's example and pull out of the contest altogether. Why should we bankroll it when we always come last?
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Message 8 - posted by WL-Warrior, May 13, 2007

When was the Eurovision Song Contest anything other than rubbish?

3 hours of prime time Saturday Night devoted to see hundreds of Eurowannabees and Euroneverweres waste oxygen boom banga banging the nightaway.

If we must suffer again next year can we reinstate the Warsaw pact so all the Eastern European nations can put under one umbrella?
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Message 9 - posted by patsy, May 13, 2007

The merits or not of our entry means nothing, this country is the worlds 'slop-bucket' and the rest of Europe is just showing their contempt for us.
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Message 10 - posted by John of Paddington, May 13, 2007

It shows that the UK is just not liked by the rest of Europe, so why stay, lets get out and do our own thing.
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Message 11 - posted by robert, May 13, 2007

What amazes me is that Scooch ACTUALLY thought they could win WITH the tune they had to perform with. I just cannot understand why it was allowed to be our entry. I know it is a comedy show but we could try better.
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Message 12 - posted by patsy, May 13, 2007

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It shows that the UK is just not liked by the rest of Europe, so why stay, lets get out and do our own thing.

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Message 13 - posted by Alan Amp, May 13, 2007

I am sure we could have won it ! Better luck next year !
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Message 14 - posted by FarkaryTwarx, May 14, 2007

I'm not claiming that Scooch were anything other than terrible, but so was everyone else.

Patsy and John hit the nail on the head.
The reason we continually do so poorly is because the rest of Europe with the exception of Malta hates us. It's as simple as that.
Even if Elton John wrote and sang our entry we'd still get nil points.

Eurovision is now completely politicized and it's pointless us even entering it. We pump in millions of licence payers money into it (more than anyother country) yet we always do lousy. I think we should follow Italy and have nothing to do with it. Let Eastern Europe foot the bill since they're so keen on it.


What amazes me is that Scooch ACTUALLY thought they could win WITH the tune they had to perform with. I just cannot understand why it was allowed to be our entry. I know it is a comedy show but we could try better.

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Message 15 - posted by Tettie-Hat, May 14, 2007

Why do countries even bother entering a song for this 'competition'? I think next year they should do away with the songs altogether and just have a vote on which country they like best.

Utter rubbish.

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<laugh>

But Farkary! Where would I be without our annual Eurovision Song Contest Party? <erm>

I won the Bar Of Chocolate Award this year, for predicting Ireland would come bottom of the heap. I'm so proud <laugh>
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Message 16 - posted by Vasili_Zaitsev, May 14, 2007

The merits or not of our entry means nothing, this country is the worlds 'slop-bucket' and the rest of Europe is just showing their contempt for us.

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Why do you hate Britain?
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Message 17 - posted by FarkaryTwarx, May 14, 2007

We could always have a competition with Ireland to enter the worst song imaginable.

Something along the lines of Morris Dancing would be hilarious. Since the whole thing is already a sham, we might as well make a further mokery of it.



<laugh>

But Farkary! Where would I be without our annual Eurovision Song Contest Party? <erm>

I won the Bar Of Chocolate Award this year, for predicting Ireland would come bottom of the heap. I'm so proud <laugh>

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Message 18 - posted by Tettie-Hat, May 14, 2007

Thats the spirit, Farkary ;)
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Message 19 - posted by bigfatprodigalson, May 14, 2007

I thought Pete Docherty and Jimmy Cranky's love child did well to win the contest !

When I watch this I listen to @ 1 minute of the songs (as much as I can take) and then watch the voting which is far more entertaining - I never knew so many countries existed in Eastern Europe ! The block voting is always funny - was telling that Western Europe got the minority of votes - but then again - who cares.

It always make me laugh that this is supposed to show the unity of Europe yet only demonstrates how far apart we really are. It also gives an insight into the these countries and their attitudes - these are odd places and it does make you releived to be British - and being an island - no wonder we look to the US rather than to Europe
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Message 20 - posted by FarkaryTwarx, May 14, 2007

The merits or not of our entry means nothing, this country is the worlds 'slop-bucket' and the rest of Europe is just showing their contempt for us.
Why do you hate Britain?

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Sounds pretty accurate to me.
Britain has gone from being a respected world power to mug of the universe. Everyone walks all over us nowadays.
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