The Eurovision Song Contest

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  1. db03

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    Anyone see it this year?

    Greece won.
     
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    No, I did not... Watched Canne's "Palme d'Or"...
     
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    It was shit !!

    With so many Eastern European countries involved the contest has become so biased to these countries voting for other each other.
    The voting is so political that the whole event becomes pointless.
    If they want to make it just about the singing, don't reveal the nationalities of the acts until after the voting closes!

    And all ties Eastern European countries are crazy about gipsy music with alot of drums ??


    Malta and Israel where the real thing, that's what singing about...

    http://www.eurovision.tv/english/scoreboar...oard_final.html
    Scoreboard Eurovision
     
  4. Dr. Dilznick

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    Since when is Israel in Europe? I'd love to hear that argument. ;)
     
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    One of my all-time favourite songs was a song that won second place in the Eurovision song contest back in the early 70's. Anyone else remember Eres tú?
     
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    I've lost track of the number of times that bright sparks have said "Why is Israel in Eurovision? It's not even part of Europe!"
    Unfortunately, it's difficult to reply to some one out of greater europe but the answer is simple: It's a member of the European Broadcasting Union, so it doesn't actually matter where the country is.

    Nevertheless, despite not being in Europe, Israel's record in the contest is rather good, winning three times in 1978 ('A Ba Ni Bi'), 1979 ('Hallelujah') and 1998. The most recent of these victories was by the splendid Dana International with "Diva".

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world. The Union has 72 active Members in 52 countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The EBU was founded in February 1950 by western European radio and television broadcasters. At its office in Brussels, the EBU represents the interests of public service broadcasters vis-à-vis the European institutions.

    MEMBRES ACTIFS / ACTIVE MEMBERS:
    ANDORRE/ANDORRA
    ALBANIE/ALBANIA
    AUTRICHE/AUSTRIA
    BOSNIE-HERZEGOVINE/BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
    BELGIQUE/BELGIUM
    BULGARIE/BULGARIA
    BÉLARUS/BELARUS
    SUISSE/SWITZERLAND
    SERBIE ET MONTÉNÉGRO/SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
    CHYPRE/CYPRUS
    REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE/CZECH REPUBLIC
    ALLEMAGNE/GERMANY
    DANEMARK/DENMARK
    ALGERIE/ALGERIA
    ESTONIE/ESTONIA
    EGYPTE/EGYPT
    ESPAGNE/SPAIN
    FINLANDE/FINLAND
    FRANCE/FRANCE
    ROYAUME-UNI/UNITED KINGDOM
    GRECE/GREECE
    CROATIE/CROATIA
    HONGRIE/HUNGARY
    IRLANDE/IRELAND
    ISRAEL/ISRAEL
    ISLANDE/ICELAND
    ITALIE/ITALY
    JORDANIE/JORDAN
    LIBAN/LEBANON
    LITHUANIE/LITHUANIA
    LUXEMBOURG/LUXEMBURG
    LETTONIE/LATVIA
    LIBYENNE, JAMAHIRIYA ARABE/LIBYA ARAB JAMAHIRIYA
    MAROC/MOROCCO
    MONACO/MONACO
    MOLDOVA/MOLDOVA
    EX-REP. YOUG. DE MACEDOINE/FORMER YUG. REP. OF MACEDONIA
    MALTE/MALTA
    PAYS-BAS/NETHERLANDS
    NORVEGE/NORWAY
    POLOGNE/POLAND
    PORTUGAL/PORTUGAL
    ROUMANIE/ROMANIA
    RUSSIE (FEDERATION DE)/RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    SUEDE/SWEDEN
    SLOVENIE/SLOVENIA
    SLOVAQUIE/SLOVAKIA
    SAINT-MARIN/SAN MARINO
    TUNISIE/TUNISIA
    TURQUIE/TURKEY
    UKRAINE/UKRAINE
    CITE DU VATICAN/VATICAN CITY STATE

    As you can see, there are some countries "questionable" as being European....
     
  7. Imported

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    I've lost track of the number of times that bright sparks have said "Why is Israel in Eurovision? It's not even part of Europe!"
    Unfortunately, it's difficult to reply to some one out of greater europe but the answer is simple: It's a member of the European Broadcasting Union, so it doesn't actually matter where the country is.

    Nevertheless, despite not being in Europe, Israel's record in the contest is rather good, winning three times in 1978 ('A Ba Ni Bi'), 1979 ('Hallelujah') and 1998. The most recent of these victories was by the splendid Dana International with "Diva".

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world. The Union has 72 active Members in 52 countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The EBU was founded in February 1950 by western European radio and television broadcasters. At its office in Brussels, the EBU represents the interests of public service broadcasters vis-à-vis the European institutions.

    MEMBRES ACTIFS / ACTIVE MEMBERS:
    ANDORRE/ANDORRA
    ALBANIE/ALBANIA
    AUTRICHE/AUSTRIA
    BOSNIE-HERZEGOVINE/BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
    BELGIQUE/BELGIUM
    BULGARIE/BULGARIA
    BÉLARUS/BELARUS
    SUISSE/SWITZERLAND
    SERBIE ET MONTÉNÉGRO/SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
    CHYPRE/CYPRUS
    REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE/CZECH REPUBLIC
    ALLEMAGNE/GERMANY
    DANEMARK/DENMARK
    ALGERIE/ALGERIA
    ESTONIE/ESTONIA
    EGYPTE/EGYPT
    ESPAGNE/SPAIN
    FINLANDE/FINLAND
    FRANCE/FRANCE
    ROYAUME-UNI/UNITED KINGDOM
    GRECE/GREECE
    CROATIE/CROATIA
    HONGRIE/HUNGARY
    IRLANDE/IRELAND
    ISRAEL/ISRAEL
    ISLANDE/ICELAND
    ITALIE/ITALY
    JORDANIE/JORDAN
    LIBAN/LEBANON
    LITHUANIE/LITHUANIA
    LUXEMBOURG/LUXEMBURG
    LETTONIE/LATVIA
    LIBYENNE, JAMAHIRIYA ARABE/LIBYA ARAB JAMAHIRIYA
    MAROC/MOROCCO
    MONACO/MONACO
    MOLDOVA/MOLDOVA
    EX-REP. YOUG. DE MACEDOINE/FORMER YUG. REP. OF MACEDONIA
    MALTE/MALTA
    PAYS-BAS/NETHERLANDS
    NORVEGE/NORWAY
    POLOGNE/POLAND
    PORTUGAL/PORTUGAL
    ROUMANIE/ROMANIA
    RUSSIE (FEDERATION DE)/RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    SUEDE/SWEDEN
    SLOVENIE/SLOVENIA
    SLOVAQUIE/SLOVAKIA
    SAINT-MARIN/SAN MARINO
    TUNISIE/TUNISIA
    TURQUIE/TURKEY
    UKRAINE/UKRAINE
    CITE DU VATICAN/VATICAN CITY STATE

    As you can see, there are some countries "questionable" as being European....
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    We watched the program as well , and it sure is all political ..befriended countries giving eachother the highest points , and because one country washes the hands of another , they will keep doing that.
    There are even prerounds , but there are a few countries which will always compete in this ..dont ask me why - itsnt that politics to :)
    Anyway , stop wasting money and end this nonsence ...rather read a book then this politically incorrect crap :)

    new members john and carla by the way - Holland
     
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    DMW, I noticed that you were born on Bastille Day in 1978!! :) How on Earth do you know about this wonderful classic song?

    In High School, I had the option to sing this song in my Spanish class instead of taking the final. I seriously would have been gonged off The Gong Show, voted off American Idol, and booed from the Eurovision, but I got the A.

    Oh, and Dana International rocks!!!
     
  9. B_DoubleMeatWhopper

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    Probably because almost every Spanish-speaking singer or singing group has done a cover of it, and it's practically a Spanish standard now. Many of the members here, myself included, were born after 1977, the year of Elvis Presley's death: how is it that we know Jailhouse Rock and Hound Dog? It becomes part of the culture. I heard several covers of Eres tú while still in Cuba, and my favourite was sung by Celia Cruz in concert until I heard the original recording by Mocedades. Today the Mocedades version remains my favourite. It's hard to improve on the original.
     
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    Is the Celia Cruz concert version on CD?
     
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    Not that I know of. I heard it when I went to one of her concerts.
     
  12. major_7

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    Not that I know of. I heard it when I went to one of her concerts.
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    She was a great singer. Wish I could have had a chance to see one of her concerts.
     
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