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[color:"blue"] Don't normally watch the song contest. Load of cack !

Got back from youngest daughters yesterday evening, (slightly pi**ed), and caught the last 20 minutes of the voting.

Not a fan of Terry (Begorra) Wogan, but last night, he was absolutely [color:"red"] P-R-I-C-E-L-E-S-S ! [color:"blue"]

Swear he'd been on the hard stuff through the whole show, and boy, CAN HE TAKE THE P1SS !!

Fantastic tele !

Any other sad bastar*ds catch it ? [color:"black"]

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Nah Sorry Mate ! I Was At A Party <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I Was Also Slightly Pissed <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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It was classic Wogan at his sarcastic best !

I doubt he'll get an invite to do next years Eurovision. Most of Eastern Europe will be cringing if they get a translation of his commentary on BBC !

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Yeah, we watched it last night...haven't done so in years. Wogan's commentary was no different from the last time I watched. I think he's deliberately employed by the BBC for THAT style. It's the only way to treat the EuroVision Farce Contest.
Political voting or what!!!!!

I've finally made up my mind I dont wanna be in a United Europe...as it was plainly obvious last night that we have no friends on the Continent.

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So vote for the UK Independence party, like me, in June Mala !

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German television also has a sarcastic commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest. So it seems to be a deliberate policy of the television channels to bring in viewers who would otherwise be bored watching the songs.

I have only watched it a few times, but I did this year. It seems to have improved, although most of the songs are still pretty bad. There are obviously large groups of nationals of one country living in another who then vote for their home country. Thus Germany voted for the Turkish entry and Cyprus voted for the Greek entry although these were two of the weaker songs.

Despite this, I thought the two best entries got voted first and second in the right order. So there were many people voting for the song they liked best.

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It was still 'Political Voting' towards the end !

No doubt about that. I wonder if Countries have to actually post their votes onto a computer before they start to declare the results?

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its all been cak since brotherhood of man or bucks fizz one or the other

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Been away from Internet, Teletex, Television for 3 days, so did the Uk get a vote this time, a point and which nation won it.


Just Curious.
Thanks.

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I believe Ukraine won it, and yes we did get points, but don't know where we finished...

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Cheers BTFC / ITFC.


Pleased Ipswich won whilst i was away and Palace, go underdogs go.

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The UK got 29 points and finished 16th, which seemed fair enough to me.

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Thanks Colin, never heard the song, but it is 29 points better than last year.

How did my 2nd home Belgium do Colin. (As I lived in Belgium for 2 and a half years) Always take an interest in them.

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What about Sweden Mark???

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Yeah, how did the Swedes do?
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The only Swedish connection I have is the Sweden Flag and that is only because they play in yellow and blue, if we change our 1st team kit, I will have another nations colours flag to look for. Got attached to the Sweden Flag over the last two seasons. (Away games only)

Got the idea from Racing White Daring Molenbeek of Belgium. (R.W.D.M for short, saw one of the flags in their club colours)



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Sweden had a strong entry this year. I thought both the Greek and Turkish entries were weak, and they did not deserve their third and fourth places. So, Sweden and Cyprus actually deserved higher placings. Belgium, who had a very good entry last year and were derservedly one of three countries (Turkey and Russia were the others) contending first place, had a very weak entry this year, and were only saved from the ignominy of last place by stronger neighbour votes than were afforded Norway and Ireland. Russia and France also had placings that were higher than they deserved, but everyone else ended up roughly according to the strength of the performance.

On the other hand, music is a question of taste, and perhaps other people liked the Greek, Turkish, Russian and French entries.

1 Ukraine 280
2 Serbia & Montenegro 263
3 Greece 252
4 Turkey 195
5 Cyprus 170
6 Sweden 170
7 Albania 106
8 Germany 93
9 Bosnia & Herzegovina 91
10 Spain 87
11 Russia 67
12 Malta 50
13 Croatia 50
14 FYR Macedonia 47
15 France 40
16 United Kingdom 29
17 Poland 27
18 Romania 18
19 Iceland 16
20 The Netherlands 11
21 Austria 9
22 Belgium 7
23 Ireland 7
24 Norway 3

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Colin, I remember Belgium being in the top 3 all through last years voting, cant be bothered listening to the music, but for some reason drawn to the voting. This year could not watch even that.

Impressed that you had the full list.

See Ireland did very poor on the votes.
Anyone remember Father Ted episode where Ireland threw it so they would not have to host it the following year?, so Father Dougal and Father Ted sang my "Lovely Horse"
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Yeah that was a classic episode!
I was suprised to see Norway do so bad this year, I quite like their song.
As for us, well at least he sang in tune unlike the couple who done it it year, it still wasn't a great song though!
The programme would had been so boring if Terry Wogan hadn't been comentating, he was just taking the piss out of everything!

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Happy Birthday, Keon

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Cheers Mark! Haven't really had much time to think about it as my exams start next week! But the weather has been great!!




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