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Eurovision Song Contest 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    I think the Roop's song this year is completely overrated to be honest.

    Hope Blind Channel win in Finland. Dark Side is a banger.

    I assume Keiino will walk Norway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭ LordBasil


    Czech Republic



    OK I suppose. He might lift it live. His entry last year was better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭ LordBasil


    James Newman confirmed for the UK;

    https://eurovision.tv/story/james-newman-flying-the-flag-for-the-united-kingdom

    Fairly expected tbh. Apparently song will be more up-tempo and will be revealed next month.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,433 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    Irish entry is called "Maps" and will be released next Friday (Feb 26th), as per Lesley Roy's Twitter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,537 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    LordBasil wrote: »
    Czech Republic



    OK I suppose. He might lift it live. His entry last year was better.
    That is decent.
    They spent some dough on that video as well, it is fairly racking up the views!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,537 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    LordBasil wrote: »
    James Newman confirmed for the UK;

    https://eurovision.tv/story/james-newman-flying-the-flag-for-the-united-kingdom

    Fairly expected tbh. Apparently song will be more up-tempo and will be revealed next month.
    I think I am one of the few people who loved his song last year.
    Really interested to see what song he has this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,433 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    gmisk wrote: »
    That is decent.
    They spent some dough on that video as well, it is fairly racking up the views!

    It's a cracking good pop song, could do really well this year.....very upbeat and positive vibes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 62,739 ✭✭✭✭ Welsh Megaman


    Lesley Roy performing the song on next week’s Late Late Show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,537 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Lesley Roy performing the song on next week’s Late Late Show.
    Let's hope it's better than her performance the last time....


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    Blind Channel will represent Finland with the song 'Dark Side'.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,537 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Blind Channel will represent Finland with the song 'Dark Side'.
    That's pretty catchy, should do quite well.
    I am guessing linkin park were popular in Finland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    gmisk wrote: »
    That's pretty catchy, should do quite well.
    I am guessing linkin park were popular in Finland?
    It won by 400 points so yes


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    A big shock in Norway - Keiino did not win.

    Tix will represent Norway with the song 'Fallen Angel'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,537 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    A big shock in Norway - Keiino did not win.

    Tix will represent Norway with the song 'Fallen Angel'.
    Wow now that is a shock!
    monument doesn't have that instant Eurovision appeal, but surely a better shot than that one!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,537 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I see Charlotte perelli is through to the final of melodifestivalen!
    Dotter looks to be favourite I would guess from what I have listened to.
    But semi 4 has the mamas and Eric saade!


  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,073 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    Ah come on, ye can't post the Norwegian song and not post the live performance



    :pac:

    Seriously laughing that Monument lost to this! It's very early 2000's boyband. Think it might qualify for the final for the novelty factor. Not that Monument would've done a whole deal better, was always wildly overrated by the fandom.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,537 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Ah come on, ye can't post the Norwegian song and not post the live performance



    :pac:

    Seriously laughing that Monument lost to this! It's very early 2000's boyband. Think it might qualify for the final for the novelty factor. Not that Monument would've done a whole deal better, was always wildly overrated by the fandom.
    Christ...without that weird staging it is literally a Westlife song.


  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,073 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    Spain



    Should be another bottom 5 finish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭ LordBasil


    Spain



    Should be another bottom 5 finish.

    Definitely Bottom 5 as while it is not a terrible song I just can't see what reason anyone will have to vote for it over 25 other songs in the final. Such a shame as Blas is a very capable performer and deserves a stronger song.

    Although going by the snippet of Germany's song that leaked yesterday, Spain may avoid last place...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,822 ✭✭✭ Homer J. Fong


    Catching up on everything picked thus far.

    Albania: Not particularly exciting, likely to be staying in the semis.

    Croatia: Catchy, liked this one more than I thought I would. Could actually do quite well but she needs to work on that big note before the first chorus.

    Czech Republic: It's pleasant enough. Not a Eurovision winner but decent enough to qualify for the final.

    Finland: Very Linkin Park. Not really my thing but will appeal to a not-insignificant portion of the audience. Probably enough to get out of the semis but unlikely to be the next Lordi.

    France: Old fashioned, but in a good way; if you told me this was a song from the 60's I'd probably believe you! Has a very timeless and.....well, very French quality to it. Doubt it's a winner but should finish respectably.

    Israel: Meh, fairly average. Borderline as to whether it makes the final or not.

    Lithuania: Very happy to see The Roop back. They manage to keep the difficult balance between "crowd pleasing novelty act" and "actual proper music act". Whether or not they win, they should easily get Lithuania's best finish for a long time.

    Norway: Seems very dated, like some kind of 00's boyband song. No idea why they chose this (although I listened to Monument and didn't think much of that either), wouldn't be surprised if this stayed in the semis tbh.

    Spain: The a capella at the start is nice but otherwise this is quite forgettable, and the backing vocals are atrocious. I thought his other song Memoria was better.

    Ukraine: I loved Solovey, don't know if this one is as good but it certainly didn't disappoint. They've a very interesting sound which definitely would not be everyone's cup of tea but I'd really like to see this do well.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,822 ✭✭✭ Homer J. Fong


    Cyprus has been released

    Music Video Sponsors: Head & Shoulders, Bluesky, which explains the blatant product placement! :pac:

    It's a decent enough electropop song, chorus is very "Bad Romance". Nothing groundbreaking but could do well if staging is good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    Germany's song has been leaked: https://vocaroo.com/1i3gY6F26OOo

    Sounds like a JESC entry. or something San Marino would reject


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,822 ✭✭✭ Homer J. Fong


    Germany's song has been leaked: https://vocaroo.com/1i3gY6F26OOo

    Sounds like a JESC entry. or something San Marino would reject

    I....actually don't hate this. :o It's a ridiculous song but also kind of an earworm; the kind of song you think is irritating but then find yourself humming shortly afterwards. Also looked at his Insta and he seems like he might have enough charisma to pull it off. Songs like this tend to crash if they're presented too earnestly; if it's staged well it will definitely stand out as something light-hearted and fun among other, more serious/downbeat entries.

    I think the trumpets are a nice touch, definitely adds a bit more lift than if it was just 3 minutes of ukulele.


  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,073 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    Yeah I'm not getting the initial Germany hate either? To me it sounds like one of the better ones picked so far. It sounds pretty tinny above though, will wait until it's properly unveiled until I judge properly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased




  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,073 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    It'd be nice to be surprised with a decent song, but obviously I'll be keeping my expectations low.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    It'd be nice to be surprised with a decent song, but obviously I'll be keeping my expectations low.

    The guy who wrote “She Got Me” by Luca Hanni for Switzerland 2019 is writing this. I am hopeful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭ LordBasil


    I'm quite optimistic about Lesley's song;

    Video shoot photos look stunning.- Very Taylor Swift 'Folklore'

    Interesting & Successful Songwriters

    Recently, Ireland does well in ESC when we send established acts who are in control of their staging & performance (e.g. Jedward, Ryan O'Shaughnessy) and it looks like Lesley has full control over everything and she seems really comfortable.

    It will probably be more in her vocal range and be folky/rock rather than the bubblegum pop of her song last year.

    'Maps' is an intriguing title

    Come on Lesley, don't let us down. Dublin 2022 here we come!!!


  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,073 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    LordBasil wrote: »
    I'm quite optimistic about Lesley's song;

    Video shoot photos look stunning.- Very Taylor Swift 'Folklore'

    Interesting & Successful Songwriters

    Recently, Ireland does well in ESC when we send established acts who are in control of their staging & performance (e.g. Jedward, Ryan O'Shaughnessy) and it looks like Lesley has full control over everything and she seems really comfortable.

    It will probably be more in her vocal range and be folky/rock rather than the bubblegum pop of her song last year.

    'Maps' is an intriguing title

    Come on Lesley, don't let us down. Dublin 2022 here we come!!!

    Wonder what NPHET would say about Eurovision potentially coming to Dublin next year :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭ LordBasil


    Wonder what NPHET would say about Eurovision potentially coming to Dublin next year :pac:

    'May 2022; 'The Next 2 Weeks are Critical' :p


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