Eurovision 1st semi-final

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    I am glad you posted those videos....i was not sure what you guys were talking about. It sounded like an olympics competition or international soccor match! I closed my eyes and only listened to the music......what i heard was simple techno pop tunes, No matter the language. Nothing to get too excited about. And i have a vast collection of music to reference to.
    To me great european music is
    PJ HARVEY {British}
    The Sound Track Of our Lives {Swedish}
    Graham Coxen / Blur {British}
    Texas {Scottish}
    Kate Bush {British}
    Vashti Bunyan {British}
    etc.....and admittedly some of these are older artists{i'm 47}
    But what i just heard, ain't the good stuff....sorry.
     
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    Me thinks you are comparing to hits and not appreciating the songs for themselves.....the Finnish entry was a no.1 in the finnish charts and the portuguese entry is actually a poem which is sung, a very beautiful poem at that. There is passion and fun in the eurovision, they are not looking for a christmas no.1 or anything, just to be the best in the competition.....i cannot expect you to fully appreciate the comp but its fantastic and those songs are good, i CAN appreciate myself though that the contest has long fell into the category of 'love it or hate it' as i'm sure previous threads can reveal.
     
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    Yeah to be fair....i feel exactly the same about the American pop singer contest shows too....I am turning into a cranky old fart.
    But i sincerely believe all the best modern era music was done between 65 and 75......
     
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    Wow. The Armenian one was mind-blowing. In a good way. That's got my vote so far.
     
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    haha....i think its a great entry from Armenia. Some more good ones to come on thursday too
     
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