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icehaven

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Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:36:49 PM »
Bah.

Wonderful Butternut

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 09:45:45 PM »
Ireland: No points.

Yes, I know they don't call it out like that. Fuck off.

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 09:51:58 PM »
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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 09:55:19 PM »
This has made it all so real for me. How will slightly catchy europop from the former eastern bloc lodge itself in my brain now?

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 09:59:32 PM »
This has made it all so real for me. How will slightly catchy europop from the former eastern bloc lodge itself in my brain now?

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2020, 10:02:44 PM »
Oh noes, that's why I've got Verka Serduchka constantly playing in my mind!!!

Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 10:29:21 PM »
WE'RE FLYING THE FLAG!!!!!!!!!!

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 11:00:48 PM »
well RTÉ are showing a Eurovision special tomorrow around 7 and then Eurovision - Europe Shine a Light is on at 8. and I'm fucking watching both of them. Love Eurovision. Went away from it for about ten years between 1997 and 2006 when Lordi lured me back.

I'm listening to what would've been our song atm and it's okay but it's like every other Katie Perry-esque pop single out there. Don't understand why we can't get Walking on Cars or Hudson Taylor or The City and Us to write something that's actually different and good. Oh wait I do understand why - RTÉ don't want to host the fucker. You have to do three nights now with all the attendant openings and interval acts.

Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 11:03:02 PM »
Lordi are the only time I paid to vote for anything (you paid like 10p for SMS back then, or at least I did)

possibly the only time I felt democracy actually achieved something meaningful too

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2020, 11:07:23 PM »
well RTÉ are showing a Eurovision special tomorrow around 7 and then Eurovision - Europe Shine a Light is on at 8. and I'm fucking watching both of them. Love Eurovision. Went away from it for about ten years between 1997 and 2006 when Lordi lured me back.

I'm listening to what would've been our song atm and it's okay but it's like every other Katie Perry-esque pop single out there. Don't understand why we can't get Walking on Cars or Hudson Taylor or The City and Us to write something that's actually different and good. Oh wait I do understand why - RTÉ don't want to host the fucker. You have to do three nights now with all the attendant openings and interval acts.

Mael Mordha tried to get on Ireland's ticket in 2004 or 2005 with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sncjPFLgidM

Don't think it'd quite have been Lordi before Lordi though. Lacks the catchiness.

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 11:09:24 PM »
Mael Mordha tried to get on Ireland's ticket in 2004 or 2005 with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sncjPFLgidM

Don't think it'd quite have been Lordi before Lordi though. Lacks the catchiness.
Too long for Eurovision too. Incredible song though.

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 11:14:11 PM »
Too long for Eurovision too. Incredible song though.

They did get as far as going on the show to pick the song (back when we did that), so they must've cut it down. I can't find any vids of that now though.

A few years later I was in the middle of studying the English invasion of Ireland in the 12th century and they only went released and a concept album about it. I was looking at the song titles and I was "wait a minute, I know what all of these things are!"

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2020, 11:20:50 PM »
WE'RE FLYING THE FLAG!!!!!!!!!!

Only two countries gave Scooch any points that year, and one those (Malta) gave them the full 12.

Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2020, 11:51:47 PM »

Only two countries gave Scooch any points that year, and one those (Malta) gave them the full 12.
wonderful. some sense. Malta should join our united kingdom. who was the other one then. oh, 7 points from Ireland! welcome back lads

Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2020, 11:56:09 PM »
crikey Ireland let itself go the next year

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irelande_Douze_Pointe

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2020, 12:01:09 AM »

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2020, 12:05:50 AM »
crikey Ireland let itself go the next year

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irelande_Douze_Pointe
Yes, that was our nadir. At least we've sent people who can actually sing every year since.

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2020, 12:27:41 AM »
This virus is an attack on our values

Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2020, 12:42:07 AM »
i love how ireland nearly bankrupted itself hosting this shit because it couldn't help winning it

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2020, 12:59:26 AM »
i love how ireland nearly bankrupted itself hosting this shit because it couldn't help winning it
it's the only international competition we were any good at

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2020, 01:48:41 AM »
I reckon they should still do it. They that charity gig that Elton sung about Lemon Ken's at managed to do a load of home broadcasts.

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2020, 08:34:33 AM »
I'm fucking furious

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2020, 08:45:48 AM »
Eurovision is the only tv that I actually watch live (the few other bits are usually iPlayer and that). Always kick off with the Father Ted 'Song for Europe.'

Still, looks like the BBC's cobbled together about 6 hours worth of stuff this evening, including Graham Norton hosting the would-have-been 41 songs in the competition (the semi-entries plus the 'big five.')

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2020, 01:06:04 PM »
crikey Ireland let itself go the next year

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irelande_Douze_Pointe


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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2020, 01:13:41 PM »
Posted this in the Oscillations thread, but I was supposed to be in Rotterdam this weekend :( It's been rescheduled for the same location next year, as far as I know.

Still, sounds like there's an evening's worth of stuff to watch, I've got some Heinekens chilling in the fridge, and a sequinned catsuit purpose-bought from Oxfam, which I'm gonna wear in my living room god damn it. Entries seem quite ballad-heavy this year, but so far I'm liking Russia, Azerbaijan[1], Serbia, and fan favourites Iceland.

 1. Nice friendly destinations for the vast LGBT+ Eurovision fanbase, of course - probably a good thing this year's entries won't be eligible next year

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2020, 01:41:42 PM »
the 60 Years of Eurovision on BBC 4 last night was quite emotional, or maybe I'm just old

Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2020, 06:08:55 PM »
the 60 Years of Eurovision on BBC 4 last night was quite emotional, or maybe I'm just old

It was a repeat from 2016, but it was a lovely documentary and great to see El Tel again. *sniff*

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2020, 06:27:32 PM »
I really loved Portugal's song from a couple of years back which came nearly last. That is all

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2020, 08:09:52 PM »
Seeing Johnny Logan singing 'what's another year?', and you think 'yes, everything is going to be ok'

greencalx

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Re: Eurovision was supposed to be tomorrow.
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2020, 08:33:50 PM »
This Eurovision replacement is the most morose broadcast ever. It’s being broadcast from inside a dystopian black cube, with beyond-the-grave music in the background during the Harfynn Teuport and Suki Bapswent sections. Only 30 second snippets of the songs and zoomed-in messages of hope and destruction from the artistes.

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