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Eurovision Crud Contest
Sat 29-May-10
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Toffeeapple
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Is anyone planning on watching this tonight?

I'll try that again!

Sat 29-May-10
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A bit hard really, I don't have a telly Cheers

Sat 29-May-10
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Spoilsport! Big_Laugh Go to the hotel and watch. Big_Hug

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Sat 29-May-10
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Can't I ache too much Doh

Sat 29-May-10
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It can be a bit sicky yucky but usually I enjoy bits of it - when I can watch it, that is. F hates it with a vengeance.

Tonight I saw just three songs as I was cooking supper. Cyprus - that young bloke will go places. Quite a young Brian Adams. Could be a winner and a chart success. And the Belgian song was enjoyable too. But then, next up was Serbia - exactly what gives the song contest a bad name these days.

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Sat 29-May-10
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Is it still going on?  I can't bear to watch if I'm alone though I have been known to invite friends in to help, in the past; everyone else seems to be away, is it a Bank Holiday?

I'll try that again!

Sat 29-May-10
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At the moment United Kingdom are second bottom with 7 points and it might be nearly over.  I did not watch the actual contest, but have seen some of the voting with the usual political overtones.  Load of nonsense!

Oops sorry we just went to double figures.  Georgia gave us 3 points, but gave the bottom country more, so we are now last.

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Sat 29-May-10
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Germany won, we were last!

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Sat 29-May-10
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Ah well, at least I didn't waste any time on it!

I'll try that again!

Sun 30-May-10
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daughter stayed up and watched this for the first time ever last night; she was almost crying with laughter at the awfulness of it at points and at other wincing at the bad singing (she is very musical and can detect any diff note!).  overall,  watched together it was fun due to its awfulness!!Doh

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Well, as long as someone had fun with it.  Big_Laugh

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Sun 30-May-10
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One thing that always amazes me about the voting and the political overtones is that I can't actually see some countries voting for others due to political allegiance, like Turkey voting for Cyprus or vice a versa, they don't get on but their musical tastes are similar. Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania voting for Russia, there is a sizable Russian minority in each country so yes they maybe swayed but the rest of the community would be unlikely to. I think I agree with the Wikepedia analysis in that the reasoning is actually due to similarities in culture and musical tastes rather than political allegiance and that also explains the reason for the voting in certain countries that have a high number of diaspora residing in their midsts. Cheers

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I think it's a bit of both, Joanna. i can still recall those years when Ireland would give (grudgingly) a few lowly points to the UK entry, no matter how worthy it may have been. But the UK would often deliver 12 points for the Irish entry.

They were different times, but politics definitely played a part back then when. Times have changed, thank goodness. Now I will be shouting for Engurland in the footie World Cup from 12-June. Just hope Darren Bent gets on the plane (sorry, i got carried away with man talk in that last bit!)

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Sun 30-May-10
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It always puzzled me because the examples quoted were always ones that didn't match up like the Turkey and Cyprus ones. You only have to talk to a Greek Cypriot for a short while to understand that one. Whistle

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You're absolutely right, Joanna about Turkey and Greece. I had two young Greek Cypriot lads stay with us many years ago. (It was a school debating competition hosted by my son's school, and the two lads attended The British School in Nicosia) One of them chose the subject of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus as his theme - historically, there is not a lot of love lost between them.

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