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Eurovision Song Contest 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,074 ✭✭✭✭ Nekarsulm


    I’m not interested in her statements

    She is unhinged- has been for years- and is too much of a risk to allow do Eurovision.

    Other comments on the thread back that up.

    Her song and video for "Take me to Church" would have been a great EuroVision entry...
    Dunno if her current religious adventure would allow her perform it now, what you don't need is a performer using the stage for a religious/political protest.
    Incredible voice, though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    Nekarsulm wrote: »
    Her song and video for "Take me to Church" would have been a great EuroVision entry...
    Dunno if her current religious adventure would allow her perform it now, what you don't need is a performer using the stage for a religious/political protest.
    Incredible voice, though.

    I fear she would try and make it all about her, irrespective of whether she staged a protest or not. It would be a potential car crash in the making anyway - no guarantee she would even do well in the voting. A lot of younger viewers across Europe have probably never even heard of her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 63,228 ✭✭✭✭ Welsh Megaman


    Fish and chips for tea.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,812 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    did the drugs test come back yet?? was he sniffin snow?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,827 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    Re the whole cocaine thing.

    He wouldn't be the first who liked the coke at Eurovision.
    To make a long story short, in a local pub a few years ago I knew one bloke who claimed he was a back up singer for the Irish Eurovision entrant one year. Tall tales I thought. But after mentioning it yet again a few were like "you didn't your bollocks" so he opens up YouTube and lo and behold he was.

    He then proceeds to tell us all that the night before the Eurovision he, along with the other backup singers and the Eurovision entrant himself were going around bar to bar trying to score coke in the city.

    Hardly shocking tho isn't it.

    So they looked for coke , cool story bro , come back wren they find it :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭ Elmo


    fryup wrote: »
    did the drugs test come back yet?? was he sniffin snow?

    I don't think this is the Olympics.

    They should all be tested for autotuning and lipsyncing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,827 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    Strazdas wrote: »
    I fear she would try and make it all about her, irrespective of whether she staged a protest or not. It would be a potential car crash in the making anyway - no guarantee she would even do well in the voting. A lot of younger viewers across Europe have probably never even heard of her.

    Well I guess we’ll never know


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,827 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    Strazdas wrote: »
    I fear she would try and make it all about her, irrespective of whether she staged a protest or not. It would be a potential car crash in the making anyway - no guarantee she would even do well in the voting. A lot of younger viewers across Europe have probably never even heard of her.
    Elmo wrote: »
    I don't think this is the Olympics.

    They should all be tested for autotuning and lipsyncing.

    You’d have to lip sync, people nowadays think live music sounds wrong :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,827 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    Britain seriously have to re-evaluate their financial contributions it’s getting ridiculous for them now


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,812 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    and also for Germany and for Spain they too got nul points


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  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭ patscott27


    Britain seriously have to re-evaluate their financial contributions it’s getting ridiculous for them now[/QUOTE

    Especially with 350m a week extra in the coffers after Brexit. They should put some of the money saved from leaving Eurovision towards a Commonwealth song contest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 35,698 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    patscott27 wrote: »
    Britain seriously have to re-evaluate their financial contributions it’s getting ridiculous for them now

    Especially with 350m a week extra in the coffers after Brexit. They should put some of the money saved from leaving Eurovision towards a Commonwealth song contest.

    They would probably come last in that as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,790 ✭✭✭ goose2005


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Maybe not at global (aka American level) but I think you underestimate the profile of European artists across other countries of similar language \ culture.

    Russian artists would have an international profile among the large Russian speaking communities in other eastern European countries.
    Italian acts get exposure at San Remo across Europe.
    France-Belgium-Switzerland would have shared language connections.

    This was also behind a lot of the neighbour-voting, I mean Cyprus and Greece would have a shared language and culture, as would much of the former Yugoslavia


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭ Flying Fox


    The Italian singer tested negative.

    https://eurovision.tv/mediacentre/release/ebu-statement-on-alleged-drug-use-at-eurovision-song-contest-2021

    Hopefully that knocks it on the head now. Such a stupid thing to overshadow their win.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭ Flying Fox


    On a more positive note for Italy, their song is the first Eurovision song to break the Spotify Global Top 10, and has become the most streamed Italian language song ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,677 ✭✭✭✭ B.A._Baracus


    So they looked for coke , cool story bro , come back wren they find it :)

    Do you have some sort of hard-on against people saying negative things against cocaine?

    You quoted me in the after hours thread too today. But arent you also the person who said (in After Hours):
    As a coke head myself I would say it turns everyone into dickheads

    Could it be that your own personal choice of recreational use is making you some what biased? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,215 ✭✭✭ archfi


    Flying Fox wrote: »
    The Italian singer tested negative.

    https://eurovision.tv/mediacentre/release/ebu-statement-on-alleged-drug-use-at-eurovision-song-contest-2021

    Hopefully that knocks it on the head now. Such a stupid thing to overshadow their win.
    Another successful social media outing for the righteous outragers!
    For it to make the frontpages of the likes of the BBC's News website is an indictment of how journalism is beholden/follows utter shíte like Twitter and Facebook.


    Anyhow, congrats to the winners, looking forward to next year and Ireland's redemption ;)

    'In our rush to destigmatize the exception, we’ve stigmatized the rule.'

    --Benjamin Boyce



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,522 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    Nekarsulm wrote: »
    Her song and video for "Take me to Church" would have been a great EuroVision entry...
    Dunno if her current religious adventure would allow her perform it now, what you don't need is a performer using the stage for a religious/political protest.
    Incredible voice, though.

    Disagree. It’s not a bad record but def not a Eurovision type song.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,403 ✭✭✭ DebDynamite


    archfi wrote: »
    Another successful social media outing for the righteous outragers!
    For it to make the frontpages of the likes of the BBC's News website is an indictment of how journalism is beholden/follows utter shíte like Twitter and Facebook.


    Anyhow, congrats to the winners, looking forward to next year and Ireland's redemption ;)

    Absolutely disgraceful that instead of being able to celebrate and enjoy their win, he had to deal with that rubbish. What a way to tarnish what should be the most memorable time in their career and possibly one of the happiest days of his life.

    Will the posters who were adamant he was doing drugs come on here and admit they got it wrong? One poster in particular seemed to make it their mission to convince us he was doing coke.

    Hopefully they can use the extra publicity from this and go on to have an amazing career.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,187 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Disagree. It’s not a bad record but def not a Eurovision type song.
    I am not sure there is a Eurovision type song any more.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,812 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    well in fairness he does look like the type who would partake


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,381 ✭✭✭✭ hotmail.com


    RTE need to give Marty the sack. He's so unsuited to the event, it's not even funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ feelings


    But he did partake... and won. ;)
    fryup wrote: »
    well in fairness he does look like the type who would partake

    Definitely.... Give it to someone like Zara King or Luke O'Neill.
    RTE need to give Marty the sack. He's so unsuited to the event, it's not even funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,403 ✭✭✭ DebDynamite


    fryup wrote: »
    well in fairness he does look like the type who would partake

    Well luckily, not only is he not the type to do coke on camera in front of hundreds of millions of people, he’s not the type to do drugs, full stop. Luckily he could produce a negative test to prove everyone wrong and redeem his character. But sure no matter, the permanently outraged will just move on to the next person they try and get cancelled.

    It would be great if there was a concerted effort amongst radio stations, etc to play the song in a fight back against this trial by twitter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,381 ✭✭✭✭ hotmail.com


    Well luckily, not only is he not the type to do coke on camera in front of hundreds of millions of people, he’s not the type to do drugs, full stop. Luckily he could produce a negative test to prove everyone wrong and redeem his character. But sure no matter, the permanently outraged will just move on to the next person they try and get cancelled.

    It would be great if there was a concerted effort amongst radio stations, etc to play the song in a fight back against this trial by twitter.

    There was hardly any outrage.

    No one cared. What Twitter comments were you looking at?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,403 ✭✭✭ DebDynamite


    There was hardly any outrage.

    No one cared. What Twitter comments were you looking at?

    Are you for real? It was all over social media!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,827 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    Do you have some sort of hard-on against people saying negative things against cocaine?

    You quoted me in the after hours thread too today. But arent you also the person who said (in After Hours):



    Could it be that your own personal choice of recreational use is making you some what biased? :pac:

    That’s what I said :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 379 ✭✭ Tilden Katz


    Are you for real? It was all over social media!

    People were mostly just amused at it on social media though. Just because it's trending doesn't mean people are outraged.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,381 ✭✭✭✭ hotmail.com


    Are you for real? It was all over social media!

    People were laughing at it. I don't think many people cared.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭ patscott27


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