Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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Who will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2014?

Poll ended at 10 May 2014, 12:12

Armenia
0
No votes
Estonia
0
No votes
Sweden
0
No votes
Ukraine
0
No votes
Hungary
0
No votes
Norway
0
No votes
Romania
0
No votes
Spain
1
17%
United Kingdom
3
50%
None of the above
2
33%
 
Total votes: 6

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by hopeful traveller » 08 Apr 2014, 12:09

Time to open this year's thread.

My thoughts in detail are here: http://rhysbenjamin.blogspot.co.uk/2014 ... eview.html - but I think it'll be between Armenia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Indeed, the United Kingdom are currently leading the ESCNation poll* and Molly got the biggest cheer in Amsterdam at Eurovision In Concert.

Our entry is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFqYbibLh8k

Other highlights include 2008 X Factor finalist Ruth Lorenzo representing Spain, Valentina Monetta returning for San Marino YET AGAIN, the rather bonkers French entry, "Moustache", and the viral Polish entry.

My personal favourites are (in this order) Romania, United Kingdom, Portugal, Greece, and Ukraine.

*by 13 points when converted to the ESC format. If it was pre-2004 style then Sweden lead the UK by one point.

The poll is only a shortlist as I can only add up to 10 options.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 08 Apr 2014, 12:13

HERE is one for you and no cheating by looking up on wikipedia in 1969 there was a 4 way tie between uk and what other 3 countries?

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Post by tubeguru » 08 Apr 2014, 13:01

France, Germany, and Switzerland?
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Post by tubeguru » 08 Apr 2014, 13:01

Where is the option for "none of the above"?
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by hopeful traveller » 08 Apr 2014, 14:04

palkanetoijala31 wrote:HERE is one for you and no cheating by looking up on wikipedia in 1969 there was a 4 way tie between uk and what other 3 countries?
I know this. Spain, France, and the Netherlands.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 08 Apr 2014, 17:26

hopeful traveller wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:HERE is one for you and no cheating by looking up on wikipedia in 1969 there was a 4 way tie between uk and what other 3 countries?
I know this. Spain, France, and the Netherlands.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by tubeguru » 08 Apr 2014, 19:11

hopeful traveller wrote: Indeed, the United Kingdom are currently leading the ESCNation poll* and Molly got the biggest cheer in Amsterdam at Eurovision In Concert.
Ah, the annual "Hopeless Traveller misplaced optimism for the UK" machine swings into motion again. I notice that you are allowed to vote for your own country in that poll, which makes the result of it a complete nonsense.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by hopeful traveller » 08 Apr 2014, 20:13

tubeguru wrote:
hopeful traveller wrote: Indeed, the United Kingdom are currently leading the ESCNation poll* and Molly got the biggest cheer in Amsterdam at Eurovision In Concert.
Ah, the annual "Hopeless Traveller misplaced optimism for the UK" machine swings into motion again. I notice that you are allowed to vote for your own country in that poll, which makes the result of it a complete nonsense.
You're not, it doesn't count. Individuals can vote for their own country but the votes from that particular country are converted into a single Eurovision result.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by tubeguru » 08 Apr 2014, 20:15

Hmmm. I can't get any excitement up for our entry this year. Mind you, I haven't actually heard it yet ...
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by hopeful traveller » 08 Apr 2014, 21:11

tubeguru wrote:Hmmm. I can't get any excitement up for our entry this year. Mind you, I haven't actually heard it yet ...
Link in the OP. And seeing as it was broadcast on TV, there's no excuse not to...
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by tubeguru » 09 Apr 2014, 06:35

My "excuse", as you put it, is that I have more important things to do. I'm not obliged to watch it, you know ...
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by hopeful traveller » 16 Apr 2014, 16:46

Here's the BBC's excellent index - but up a little later than last year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070hv ... songs-2014
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by hopeful traveller » 06 May 2014, 22:11

Very shocked tonight. I only got 7 out of 10.

Thought it would be Armenia, Estonia, Sweden, Iceland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Portugal, and Hungary.

Amazed that Estonia, Belgium, and Portugal didn't get through!
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by TC95 » 06 May 2014, 23:20

I will be surprised if the UK gets more than 10pts. I'd put a wager of for another 0 point return
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Post by greatkingrat » 07 May 2014, 10:20

No chance, it will definitely be top 10 at least.
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