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less than three
Aug 9, 2007





Fallen Rib

:siren: IRC: #eurovision on irc.synirc.net
:siren: Grand Final YouTube Stream :siren:



It's time to drink heavily, swear at the national juries and watch Cyprus giving 12 points to Greece! Also San Marino has finally found
someone other than Valentina Monetta.

This year we're off to Vienna after Conchita Wurst won with Rise Like a Phoenix, much to the dismay of Russia and Belarus.

This will be the second time that Austria hosts the contest after holding its 1967 edition also in Vienna.

40 countries will participate this year for the chance at victory and opportunity to host next year's event.

This year's contest takes place the week of 18 May. Semi-Final 1 is on 19 May, Semi-Final 2 is on 21 May and the
Grand Final is on 23 May.


The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television shows in the world. It was on the 24th of May,
in 1956, that Europe saw the first ever Eurovision Song Contest. After 56 runnings, the contest is one of the most
typical European traditions.

Participating countries submit an entry to represent their nation. Each Show is a state-of-the-art, world-class
television production and consists chiefly of successive live televised performances of songs by artists entered by the
Participating Broadcasters to represent their countries. Each song which competes in the ESC shall be selected through
a national selection to be organized by each Participating Broadcaster.

Viewers in the countries of the Participating Broadcasters are invited to vote for their favourite songs (without the
possibility of voting for the song representing their own country) by means of televoting, which shall be implemented
in all the countries of the Participating Broadcasters. In both Semi-Finals and in the Final, the final scores of the
songs in each country shall be calculated on the basis of both the results of televoting and the National Jury's vote.

Once all the songs have been performed, the results shall be announced. In each Semi-Final, the ten songs which
have received the highest number of points from the combination of the televoting and jury points shall be selected
for the Final.

Since 2008, the Eurovision Song Contest consists of three live shows, aired prime-time to millions of homes
across Europe. During two Semi-Finals, viewers and juries across Europe determine which countries will be represented
in the Final.


Some famous artists have gotten their start in the ESC, such as Celine Dion and ABBA. Why we actually care is this
contest gives life to performances that can only be described as Eurovision such as the ones mentioned below
(though there are many others as well.)



On 6 August 2014, Austrian public broadcaster ORF announced that it had chosen Vienna as the host city for the 2015 contest.
The contest will be held at the Wiener Stadthalle, which has an overall capacity of approximately 16,000 people.

I don't know much else about Austria to be honest. :effort: It'll be my first time visiting.


19 May. Voting open to participating countries plus Australia, Austria, France, and Spain.

Moldova - Eduard Romanyuta - I Want Your Love
Armenia - Genealogy - Face The Shadow
Belgium - Loïc Nottet - Rhythm Inside
The Netherlands - Trijntje Oosterhuis - Walk Along
Finland - Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät - Aina Mun Pitää (I Always Have To)
Greece - Maria-Elena Kyriakou - One Last Breath
Estonia - Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye to Yesterday
Macedonia - Daniel Kajmakoski - Autumn Leaves
Serbia - Bojana Stamenov - Beauty Never Lies
Hungary - Boggie - Wars for Nothing
Belarus - Uzari & Maimuna - Time
Russia - Polina Gagarina - A Million Voices
Denmark - Anti Social Media - The Way You Are
Albania - Elhaida Dani - I'm Alive
Romania - Voltaj - De la capăt (All Over Again)
Georgia - Nina Sublatti - Warrior


21 May. Voting open to participating countries plus Australia, Germany, Italy, and the UK.

Lithuania - Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila - This Time
Ireland - Molly Sterling - Playing With Numbers
San Marino - Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola - Chain of Lights
Montenegro - Knez - Adio (Goodbye)
Malta - Amber - Warrior
Norway - Mørland & Debrah Scarlett - A Monster Like Me
Portugal - Leonor Andrade - Há um Mar que nos Separa (There's a sea that separates us)
Czech Republic - Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta - Hope Never Dies
Israel - Nadav Guedj - Golden Boy
Latvia - Aminata - Love Injected
Azerbaijan - Elnur Huseynov - Hour of the Wolf
Iceland - Maria Olafs - Unbroken
Sweden - Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes
Switzerland - Mélanie René - Time to Shine
Cyprus - John Karayiannis - One Thing I Should Have Done
Slovenia - Maraaya - Here For You
Poland - Monika Kuszyńska - In The Name Of Love


The top 10 countries from the semi-finals will join Austria, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK in
the Grand Final. The big 5 get in the final automatically because they bankroll a large portion of the costs of the
event, so good on them! As for Australia why the hell not. Could you imagine if the UK had to qualify with Electro Velvet
like everyone else? It happens 23 May.

Slovenia - Maraaya - Here For You
France - Lisa Angell - N'oubliez pas (Don't Forget)
Israel - Nadav Guedj - Golden Boy
Estonia - Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye to Yesterday
United Kingdom - Electro Velvet - Still In Love With You
Armenia - Genealogy - Face The Shadow
Lithuania - Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila - This Time
Serbia - Bojana Stamenov - Beauty Never Lies
Norway - Mørland & Debrah Scarlett - A Monster Like Me
Sweden - Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes
Cyprus - John Karayiannis - One Thing I Should Have Done
Australia - Guy Sebastian - Tonight Again
Belgium - Loïc Nottet - Rhythm Inside
Austria - The Makemakes - I Am Yours
Greece - Maria-Elena Kyriakou - One Last Breath
Montenegro - Knez - Adio (Goodbye)
Germany - Ann Sophie - Black Smoke
Poland - Monika Kuszyńska - In The Name Of Love
Latvia - Aminata - Love Injected
Romania - Voltaj - De la capăt (All Over Again)
Spain - Edurne - Amanecer (Dawn)
Hungary - Boggie - Wars for Nothing
Georgia - Nina Sublatti - Warrior
Azerbaijan - Elnur Huseynov - Hour of the Wolf
Russia - Polina Gagarina - A Million Voices
Albania - Elhaida Dani - I'm Alive
Italy - Il Volo - Grande Amore (Great Love)


This year we say goodbye to Ukraine. The country withdrew from the contest due to well, you know. However on the bright side
this year we
see the return of Cyprus, Serbia, and the Czech Republic. Welcome back!


Israel is a member of the EBU. :dealwithit:

Australia? :iiam: On 10 Feb the EBU announced that it had invited Australia to participate in the finals of the contest, represented
by SBS — a long-time broadcaster of the ESC in the country. If Australia wins, it will be able to return for the 2016 edition, which
would be organised by SBS but held in a European host city of its choice.


Some are classics, some are new and take us by surprise. Some don't make it because of the ~National Jury~!
We look back at some of the best Eurovision has to offer. (2014 had nothing notable.)

maybe we can capture the YOHIO crowd 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fUfFluZLGc&hd=1

Romania 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgHWFiavqjA&hd=1

Ukraine 2007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfjHJneVonE&hd=1

Finland 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAh9NRGNhUU&hd=1

Moldova 2010: Sunstroke Project f/Olia Tira - Run Away

Moldova 2011: Zdob si Zdub - So Lucky


Here's a comprehensive ESC drinking game to ensure you end up in the hospital by Saturday night:
http://www.aleth.talktalk.net/eurosong.html

Join us in irc.synirc.net channel #eurovision as we get ready for this year, and drink straight through it!


Thanks to EL BROMANCE, Goons were able to perform a televote! No longer would we have to
wonder where our douze points would go to if only we were a voting bloc.

The site is live at : http://crucialweb.net/eurovision

Previous years sites are at the following if you want to see how the goon vote went in years past:

http://crucialweb.net/eurovision2014
http://crucialweb.net/eurovision2013
http://crucialweb.net/eurovision2012





2014 (Some of it at least. THANKS RADIUM.)
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008a
2008b
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003

less than three fucked around with this message at 12:08 on May 23, 2015

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less than three
Aug 9, 2007





Fallen Rib



:siren: Grand Final YouTube Stream :siren:

BBC One iPlayer stream (Requires UK or VPN)

less than three fucked around with this message at 17:38 on May 23, 2015

psyopmonkey
Nov 15, 2008

by Lowtax

Wowee.

Sounds cool.

Is Katy Perry going to be on this? Thats pretty much my only selling point.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



less than three posted:


Thanks to EL BROMANCE, Goons were able to perform a televote! No longer would we have to
wonder where our douze points would go to if only we were a voting bloc.*

*Pending EL BROMANCE approval

2014 Results

Yeah it'll happen, don't worry. I'm in the wrong continent to be dealing with it all at the moment, but when I'm home I'll start putting together the assets for this years and the semi final listings.

Hypha
Sep 13, 2008

:commissar:


I have been waiting for this thread. My liver is ready.

concerned mom
Apr 22, 2003

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

I'm p sure the UK just stole their song from a Very.co.uk advert

Joust
Dec 7, 2007

No Ledges.


The answer to 'why Australia?' is because they fuckin' love it.

Keru
Aug 2, 2004

'n suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us 'n the sky was full of what looked like 'uge bats, all swooping 'n screeching 'n divin' around the ute.


I can't wait to watch Russia lose their poo poo over 'political voting' this year as hardly anyone will give them points because of Ukraine stuff.

less than three
Aug 9, 2007





Fallen Rib

I give you our first two GIFs of the year.



less than three fucked around with this message at 07:50 on Apr 21, 2015

Judge Tesla
Oct 29, 2011

:frogsiren:

psyopmonkey posted:

Wowee.

Sounds cool.

Is Katy Perry going to be on this? Thats pretty much my only selling point.

Unless she's presenting or something, probably not.

Whorelord
May 1, 2013

Jump into the well...



I miss Turkey

Hypha
Sep 13, 2008

:commissar:


I pray that Finland goes far but that is highly unlikely. Grandpa punk band is one of the weirdest.

Psychedelicatessen
Feb 17, 2012


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy1B3agGNxw

Never forget :eurovision:

Yolomon Wayne
Jun 10, 2014

You call it "The Big Bang", but what really happened is


Grimey Drawer

less than three posted:



I don't know much else about Austria to be honest. :effort: It'll be my first time visiting.


Just be careful with our beer.
Its real beer.

Wrageowrapper
Apr 30, 2009

DRINK! ARSE! FECKIN CHRISTMAS!

Does anyone else remember Doop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvLDm8821jQ
The UK entry is like an update of that. I have yet to decide if that is a good or a bad thing yet.

MikeJF
Dec 20, 2003






Joust posted:

The answer to 'why Australia?' is because they fuckin' love it.

Oh we fuckin' love it but even we're not too sure about actually being in it.

a real rude dude
Jan 23, 2005



did poland do another soft porn

Rondette
Nov 3, 2009

Your friendly neighbourhood Postie.





Grimey Drawer

Wrageowrapper posted:

Does anyone else remember Doop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvLDm8821jQ
The UK entry is like an update of that. I have yet to decide if that is a good or a bad thing yet.

Oh god yes, that's what it's reminding me of.


Love a bit of Eurovision!
I did this last year, drew all the acts as they were playing and only let myself draw them as they were on, I had to stop when they did. It was flipping hard.


Massive scan here if you really want a good look

Must do this again this year I think, it was a really good challenge.

Last Transmission
Aug 10, 2011



It's finally this time of the year again! Gotta make sure I've got enough alcohol ready.

LordArgh
Mar 17, 2009



Nap Ghost

i hope the finnish retards win

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






LordArgh posted:

i hope the finnish retards win

as dopey as they look, I actually like their song because it isn't a power ballad/dubstep/both. a retards-man Lordi. But they're going to get the lowest vote total because thy look seriously retarded.

Speaking of power ballads, gently caress you Greece. Free Koza Mostra.

less than three
Aug 9, 2007





Fallen Rib

Also I lost my bookmark to the 2014 thread, so if anyone has it let me know.

Joust
Dec 7, 2007

No Ledges.


MikeJF posted:

Oh we fuckin' love it but even we're not too sure about actually being in it.

There's an opening sketch to one of the Mad as hell eps this season that covers it pretty well.

Jombo
Feb 20, 2009


less than three posted:

Israel is a member of the EBU. :dealwithit:

Australia? :iiam: On 10 Feb the EBU announced that it had invited Australia to participate in the finals of the contest, represented
by SBS a long-time broadcaster of the ESC in the country. If Australia wins, it will be able to return for the 2016 edition, which
would be organised by SBS but held in a European host city of its choice.

Israel's participation always confused me - if being an EBU member is the only barrier to entry then why not let Japan in?



Also, I hope Australia gets zero votes and never enters again - Eurovision is only fun to watch from a safe, long, distance.


Compulsory for a eurovision thread: Eurovision lost all legitimacy (like the Nobel Peace prize being awarded to Kissinger) when they denied Moldova's shoe-in, definitive winner entry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePdfABKdGRw

Guuse
May 11, 2009



Sunstroke Project tried to get the Moldova spot again this year, but lost to a Ukrainian dude who apparently bragged about rigging the televote and jury. Welp.

Is Norway rolling with a another knock-off of whatever Sweden did the year prior? I wish they'd remember that they actually won not long ago with a crazy grinning fiddle playing hobbit. Or go with a black metal act. Or both at once!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPVhNdBR2FE

memento mori
May 4, 2008


Hey could someone post that crazy song those guys did where their hair is all screwy and the one dude just kinda screams in this high pitched voice the whole time. I remember the drummer was dangling upside down.

less than three
Aug 9, 2007





Fallen Rib

Jombo posted:

Israel's participation always confused me - if being an EBU member is the only barrier to entry then why not let Japan in?



Light blue are Associate Members: Any group or organisation member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which provide a radio and/or television service outside of the European Broadcasting Area.

quote:

It was also noted by the EBU that any country that is granted Associate Member status does not include any access into the Eurovision system.

The rule was bent for Australia because

less than three
Aug 9, 2007





Fallen Rib

memento mori posted:

Hey could someone post that crazy song those guys did where their hair is all screwy and the one dude just kinda screams in this high pitched voice the whole time. I remember the drummer was dangling upside down.

Have to be more specific than that, lmao.

e:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dllo85ZSUk

memento mori
May 4, 2008


They were wearing spandex... their faces were covered in hair like some wolf-man poo poo. That's all I got. One of yous got to remember


edit: nailed it. This makes me happy.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

Of all the people to send to this we sent loving Guy Sebastian.

Wrageowrapper
Apr 30, 2009

DRINK! ARSE! FECKIN CHRISTMAS!

Nutsngum posted:

Of all the people to send to this we sent loving Guy Sebastian.

If it makes you feel any better we are at least not the worst entry this year.
But yeah, TISM said no.

Guuse
May 11, 2009


Jombo posted:

Israel's participation always confused me - if being an EBU member is the only barrier to entry then why not let Japan in?

If Japan were let in then maybe Yohio could finally make it to Eurovision.

rabble rabble
Mar 23, 2015





Nap Ghost

i'm gonna do it, this is finally the year where i see the eurovision thread before the day of. i'm gonna throw a big party and get really loving drunk while I bet on european songs

IT IS WRITTEN

less than three
Aug 9, 2007





Fallen Rib

Guuse posted:

If Japan were let in then maybe Yohio could finally make it to Eurovision.

:drat: NATIONAL JURY.

Rougey
Oct 24, 2013


Joust posted:

The answer to 'why Australia?' is because they fuckin' love it.
Can confirm.

Although everyone down here is disappointed by our representative; a bland "good for all ages" artist of mediocre talents and moderate popularity among those not into Eurovsion.

Which means he's perfect for Eurovsion.

Rougey fucked around with this message at 06:31 on Apr 23, 2015

Enfys
Feb 17, 2013

Obscene


The gently caress is Australia doing in it? Yeah they love it, but it's just cringeworthy to invite them to actually be in it

also:


Whorelord posted:

I miss Turkey

Byolante
Mar 23, 2008

by Cyrano4747


Wrageowrapper posted:

If it makes you feel any better we are at least not the worst entry this year.
But yeah, TISM said no.

It should have been blood duster

Wrageowrapper
Apr 30, 2009

DRINK! ARSE! FECKIN CHRISTMAS!

Byolante posted:

It should have been blood duster

I'm guessing Eurovision has strict rules about nudity on stage though.

Chucat
Apr 14, 2006



uk song sounds sort of

not good

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Creature
Mar 9, 2009


I picked up a seashell to illustrate my homelessness.
But a crab crawled out of it, making it useless.


I can't decide who I most want to come last, the UK or Australia. Guy Sebastian is the worst selection we could have made, but the UK aren't even trying now so they don't deserve success.

Finland of course should come first because I want to see everybody lose out to a bunch of downs kids.

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