Eurovision 2008

Submitted by: Pabasa 9 years ago in Entertainment

No, the pirates didn"t win. Guess who did? Did you love or hate the results? Talk about it here.
There are 166 comments:
Male 47
My favorite thing
Ever
BELGIUM AND ANDORRA AND SPAIN AND LATVIA!
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Male 9
Hypocricy is better when you`re the hypocrit.
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Female 52
Block voting is getting out of control, but Ireland always give The UK 8, 10 or 12 points and vice versa!!
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Male 4,680
Since every other European has posted so far... Russia should be booted off Eurovision. 1) Most of the country is in Asia anyway 2) Cowardly ex-soviet countries always vote for their leader.
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Male 109
"What exactly are you Brits whining about, really? Your entry was completely crap, no wonder you didn`t get any votes. Norway and Greece did rather well, and claiming they`re Eastern European is far fetched."

nobody said Norway and Greece were in eastern Europe. they were just talking about political voting.God,no need to get your knickers in a twist.

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Female 71
The funny thing is that it`s the first time (after two times) I didn`t watch the contest and my country won (for the very first time). And I don`t even give a damn (never have). If you wanna know, that singer is really crappy, only stupid teenage girls love him here in Russia; I would be more glad if someone else among our stars happened to be so lucky.
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Male 1
Seriously!? All of these comments and NONE of the fact that the opening and first part of the verses are an EFFIN` RIP-OFF OF THE SONG WILD WORLD!?!?!?!

I claim plagiarism!

Decide for yourself!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hNIkTrzz...

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Male 2
He won Eurovision with these... I`d vote for him!
http://ultranow.typepad.com/ultranow/200...
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Male 98
why couldn`t latvia win? :(
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Male 203
What exactly are you Brits whining about, really? Your entry was completely crap, no wonder you didn`t get any votes. Norway and Greece did rather well, and claiming they`re Eastern European is far fetched.

The Turkish entry was the best IMHO:

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Female 532

I s`pose I only watch it for the same reason Pabasa does. And to laugh at the sh*t music.

I hated the UK one though...so I`m not bothered that we lost miserably.
I would have preferred Finland or Turkey to win. Or even B&H :D
ORR Azerbaijan, simply for the inhuman noise the long haired geezer makes that sounds like a car stalling
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Female 2,672
check p.5 and 6
do you think scott-13 had a wank?
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Female 268
Even though the voting is political, the British entry was crap.

Plus there were some fun groups out there who didn`t win and the bland boring ones did.

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Male 175
i wanted finland to win

missa miehet ratsastaaaaa

woo.

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Male 126
i wanted the pirates to win too :(
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Male 342
um, pabasa, all you`re going to get from eurovision as far as music is the worst examples from every country. eurovision only serves to illustrate in one night how retarded pop can be and how even more retarded politics can be.
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Female 2,220
Speff, Turkey was good, but HELL I thought it was a woman at first...
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Female 58
As long as we have ascosiations with america, we`ll never win it again, especially what that song, seriously wtf.

I thought Finland and Turkey were good, as were Estonia.

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Female 204
stupid eastern europe always vote for themselves. I thought spain should of won, Rodolfo Chikiliquatre`s video was hilarious
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Female 2,220
I liked Iceland personally.
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Male 534
Wow.. really?? Why Europe, why?!?

I was hoping Latvia would take it. :P

That or Ireland, cuz it looked like a bad acid trip. lol

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Male 243
hmm.. i like it. I mean gosh. Nice concept..
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Male 3,369
Probably right Pabasa. I never watch the big ball of cheese known as Eurovison anymore as I`ve known for years it was political. It`s not the best song anymore, its which contry has the most friends, though Lordi earned their win.

Any American who dosnt know what Eurovison is it`s like an international "American Idol" I suppose.
ABBA being one of the most recognisable names to come out of it I suppose.

Like I said..it`s been cheese for years!

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Female 269
Moar like Commy-vision song contest amiright?
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Male 4,393
Eurovision ??? :-O
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Female 49
lol map nazi
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Female 311
sorry georgie I sounded like a map nazi, I love geography AND pirates. :D
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Female 311
I wish I`d watched it just for these pirates everyone is on about. I love pirates.
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Male 1,455
^Who ever said you get into trouble if you don`t give the highest amount of points to your neighbours?
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Female 1,395
I didnt watch it cause its poo. Its all political voting and stinks.
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Female 4,447
I had no clue Eurovision was so serious. Politics wrapped in singing contests. Weird, just weird. At least American Idol is just a staged materialistic popularity contest. It won`t get you in trouble with your neighboring countries, because no one else gives a crap.
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Female 17
The french one confused me, I wanna know what "chivers" are, and why do they love to drink the Milky Way?
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Male 773
^voted for pirates btw
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Male 773
i was on one of the `chans last (not gonna specify which) and there was a funny as hell thread on all this. btw.
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Female 449
The Russian song was boring.
They should put all the Eastern European countries together so they can`t vote for each other.
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Male 162
I was honestly surprised how bad the UK did, it was actually quite a good song and probably one of the best ones we`ve entered for a very long time. Oh well, long live the eastern block.
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Male 4,012
^ No, you only deleted 2 years of Eurovision from your memory. Smart move.

Though, really, Serbia did well last year.

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Male 3,369
Hang on..Didnt Lordi win last night?

Or have I just lost a year???

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Male 962
spain was pooe. the girld couldnt even dance. plus everbody was booing them.
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Male 189
Sweden weren`t too bad, even if their singer looked like a porn star. How Bosnia and Spain get any points amazes me
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Male 962
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Male 962
^nah ukraine was
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Male 62
I watched, I thought Greece was the best.
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Male 4,012
^ Polish looks like a tranny to me.

Or maybe I`m just biased.

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Male 962
so does anybody else think the polish girl is fit?
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Female 49
Fair enough Kikij - all the maps i`d seen previously showed Europe ending at Turkey. Clearly they werent up to date enough.
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Male 4,012
opiebreath, Not neccesarily from their culture. Since the voters are people from other countries (you can`t vote for your own country), they usually go for either:

a) Pure ballads,
b) Europop music (a.k.a. club dance, etc),
c) Huge huge gimmicks,
d) lame cheap-ass cheesy songs, like the pirate.

"Best" doesn`t really fit.

American Idol on steroids, ecstasy, pot, coke and other paraphernalia all at the same time.

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Female 311
domisgood + GeorgieRose - they are apart from Israel. Turkey is probably going to be in the EU as well. Part of Turkey has ALWAYS been in Europe - it`s like Russia (part Asian/part European).

Look on the map - they are recent additions to Europe but European all the same. http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/count...
They are quite clearly in Europe. Israel is not.

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Female 49
Theoretically. However, these days the one that wins is the one with the most bordering countries.
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Male 962
ukraine was fit as fu*k
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Female 15,763
Is this that thing where singers from a whole bunch of European countries sing according to their culture, and then the best one wins?
It`s like American Idol on steroids...
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Male 4,012
Yes Murrymalty and domisgood.

Sad.

but you`ve got me a couple of hundred miles away.

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Female 57
Sharp point, that is.. *thirst for blood*
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Male 4,012

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Female 1,306
O_o

pirates pwnd these n00bs =D

*cough* mmkay, no more geekness for me...

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Male 4,867
good point wuzzgoof
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Female 57
The only good thing about that act is the ice skates. They´re sharp. Can be used to kill.
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Male 68
Holy crap Europe has some pooty music! OMG thats horrible and cheeeesssyyyyy! Im cringing just watching it! Alot of good Metal from Europe though so I guess that makes up fot it a bit.
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Female 2,672
i think this irrelevant convo has died
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Female 2,672
coz they are
this is a bit sad me an dom talkin on this when were like 12 feet away from each oter :D
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Female 2,672
burn malta and cyprus till they`re nuthin more than rocky wastelands,...oh wait damn it too late
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Male 4,867
yh
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Female 2,672
u realise y irland gave us only 8 whereas last yr they gave us 12?
and why malta & cyprus didn giv us ANY this yr?
cos last yr we gave ireland like 2 and none 4 the others, hello IEA (irish eurovisional army)


^ bit lame?

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Male 4,867
we need to rerape those little sithole countries we used to own to get more points:
malta
cyprus
ireland (sorry pabasa)
and we might as well kick the poo outve france while were at it
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Male 4,012
You`re probably right, GeorgieRose, considering the now-annual 12 points Ireland gives to Latvia.

*sigh*

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Female 2,672
^@dom: sweden didnt vote 4 finland = WAR
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Female 2,672
i posted like 30 times in this forum
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Male 4,867
haha u kno that wars are gonna start over eurovision soon
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Male 4,012
Good point, Murrymalty.
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Female 49
I doubt that the political message goes that deep, Pabasa. It`s probably just that there are still a lot of Serbs living in B&H. so it`s like voting for yourself by proxy.
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Female 2,672
yes dom itwere
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Female 2,672
*no coughing* lol
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Male 4,867
wow seb was that meant to be a reply to pabasa.

eurovision: weird

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Female 2,672
or to trick them into a sense a security befors they buttdrat them back to the dark ages?
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Female 512
the serbian lady was really good last year
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Male 4,012
^ May be just my helpless innocent naive little angel talking, but Serbia gave 12 to B&H. Maybe a way of saying sorry?

*cough*

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Female 2,672
^ for Pabasa to spread the word wit
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Female 2,672
is where a bunch of rejects who couldnt sign a contract sing infronta the resta urope and then at the end they all vote for a winner (usualy the most threating country) Russia won it this year :D
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Male 4,867
notice how the balkans vote for serbia coz theyre poo scared of being invaded by them

and the baltics vote for russia fro the same reason

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Female 49
I think they should sack her make-up artist. All that eyeshadow just makes her look like some kind of catwoman, I thought...
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Female 2,672

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Male 4,012
Eurovision - a song contest where you vote for your best political ally.

I can`t think of a witty description. Someone wwith better sense of humour help me describe Eurovision to the rest of the world.

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Male 4,867
o yh the winner of last year who opened this year.
DYKE ALERT
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Female 2,672
is it me or does Rick Astley II ( new name for Andy Abrahams :D) have a huge head and a skinny little neck? he looks wierder then faceliftski
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Male 4,867


look at her
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Male 483
i watch 24 seconds and then decided not too because i began to smell all the cheese.

i used to watch it when i was younger but now it is just so lame and pathetic

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Male 4,012
^ Sad thing is she`s only 34.
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Female 1,697
Wtf is eurovision?

anyways, isn`t that blond guy the one from skating at the rythm of sex bomb?

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Female 2,672
the serbian lez was in it, again at the sart
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Male 4,867
the swedish singer couldve done with some eyes
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Female 584
That Swedish singer could have done with a fringe.
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Male 4,867
pabasa....why?
no im imagining wot those fetishes could be *shudders*
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Male 4,012
Specialgue - www.eurovision.tv to watch the whole thing. Even better, you can skip through the lousy ones.

Mind, you need to download the Octoshape plug-in. If you`re not interested, everything is on youtube already.

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Male 4,867
i thought turkey were rly poo.
look at the swedish singer on youtube. Facelift queen
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Male 1,083
aww I was hoping that Ireland would win, that would have finally showed the world that a turkey puppet can have musical talent :P
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Male 4,012
^ Myself on the other hand, got hooked on his eyebrows.

I have a weakness for thick eyebrows (not bushy, mind). Maybe coz I lack them.

My other fetishes include... oh, you`re not interested. Nvm.

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Female 512
i would watch it if it i got a channel to watch it...
go serbia and romania!
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Female 584
Turkey`s entry was quite good, but the lead singer`s eyebrows looked like they were gonna take over the world. Kinda spoiled the performance for me.
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Male 4,867
yh georgie terry wogan makes it 20x better.
still poo though
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Male 4,012
I <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Turkey`s entry.

Karaokeing to it feels good.

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Female 49
Having said that, if Terry Wogan stops commentating, the show will be considerably less fun. I think that would probably spell the beginning of the end for eurovision in the UK
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Male 4,867
Latvia rocked my socks off
pirates of the sea sing wolves of the sea
wow!
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Male 4,012
Actually a good idea Big_Gay_Nob.
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Male 425
Britain should pull its funding for eurovision. That`ll show the scallywag block voters for not voting for the UK!

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Male 4,012
a) if you have 3 hours to spare and you`re really, really bored, here`s the link to the finals:

http://www.eurovision.tv/splash/index.html

The lame ones are sure to be entertaining. Keep an eye on Bosnia & Herzegovina, Spain, Latvia and of course Azerbaijan for the truly cheesy ones.

Heck, here`s links to them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8wjcMus_... - Azerbaijan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r567UNGE... - B&H

Latvia was here on IAB.

And here`s the wiki with scorecards:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_...

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Female 1
1. His english sucks so bad. Why won`t he sing in his own language
2. The performance was soo cheap.. some gay iceprincess.


Turkey was the best imo. But i`m happy they didn`t win because they were too good for the eurovision. So I thought Greece/Spain would win. and I liked the french too it was relaxing music ;D

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Female 49
psychic!

I really think that the UK should carry on taking part out of our traditional sheer bloody mindedness, but that we shouldnt fund it to the extent that we do. I believe it`s TV license money that goes towards it and I`m personally not happy with paying for something we have no chance of winning, while those that give very little spoil the party.

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Male 678
I stopped watching this after

ABBA won

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Male 4,867
denmark not romania
oopsy
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Male 4,867
oops not romainia (theyre all the same
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Male 1,455
"oooh, i have the 2nd most posts outa evry1 whose commented so far ( i tink) yay"

Gz, you`re pathetic.

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Female 2,672
i think im stin too much on this topic
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Male 4,867
i thought romainia where quite good
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Female 2,672
oooh, i have the 2nd most posts outa evry1 whose commented so far ( i tink) yay
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Female 2,672
^ and azerbaijan, dom
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Male 4,867
the same thing is happening in the european championship. countries like khazakstan are in it
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Female 330
Creepy... domisgood & GeorgieRose said about the same thing at the same time. :/

Anyhoww, this year wasn`t so good, but whatever, that`s my opinion...

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Female 2,672
lol turkey
ur right ireland takes the piss
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Male 4,012
Silly-cake, incorrect. The major sponsors are UK, France, Germany and Spain, and these countries (along with the host) get automatic entry into the final. This came about when one of them failed to enter the finals and got relegated, and it pissed them off.

Magic-Number is correct. Israel is part of the EBU (organizers of the event) and thus can participate. Other non-EU members also participating include Turkey (ha!), Morrocco (once), Jordan, Tunisia, among others.

Some people can talk football for hours on end and discuss statistics and best goals and junk.

I talk Eurovision. Or really, world culture in general.

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Female 2,672
oh no, its dom
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Male 694
For those of you who want to see us Irish make fun of ourselves and Eurovision,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z28STzFIF...

Our entry,
Dustin The Turkey.

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Male 1,455
"and was wit the sweedish gal...plastic surgry?"

She declines it, but it sure looks like 5 liters of botox.

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Male 4,867
france spain and B&H must`ve been high
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Female 2,672
i said sweeden was poo, and last yrs french dudes were good, stupid irish

jokin :D

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Female 49
Does anyone else think that countries like Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan shouldnt be allowed to compete on the basis that they`re surely not actually in Europe?
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Male 4,867
israel/turkey/armenia/azerbijan
how the f.uck are they europeon

bosnia&herzogivhina were amazing

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Female 2,672
u know the crazy washing line one?
watch it on Utube and listen carfully, it reminded me of Guns N Roses...
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Male 4,012
^^ pardon?
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Female 2,672
greece was kinda fit too
and was wit the sweedish gal...plastic surgry?
and lol @ kikij

who rmembers france from last yr...i loved that 1

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Female 85
BrokenJohn, I think a few countries (Israel being one of them) pay for/sponser the Eurovision, and therefore are automatically entered - not sure though.

I was rooting for France and Spain :D

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Female 584
Israel are allowed to enter because they`re part of the European Broadcasting something-or-other. I can`t be bothered looking it up. You`re allowed to enter if you`re part of this. "How did they get to be part of a European Broadcasting thing?" should be the original question.
Dustin the Turkey should have been in. And the pirates should have won.
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Male 199
^disturbing on many levels. schlager tok! =)
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Male 4,012
Apologies if I`m too overexcited. It`s just that I adore learning about different cultures and customs of the different countries of the world + I`m thinking about going to college in international relations, so this is a topic very close to my heart, and I`m damned passionate about it.

Some people learn about the world around them by having an interest in the World Cup for example, or or the Olympics, or the politics, or in many other hundred ways. I explore by their music and language, and Eurovision helps me by putting 43 of them in one night for me to indulge.

Sorry, adrenaline pumping, blood rushing to my brain... can`t... breathe...

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Male 199
"co-produced by Timbaland"

! haha

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Male 4,012
kikij, you`re right, in fact, Americans should be making a sweeping blanket statement about Europe on how we voted for someone with broken English to win.

On a side note, Dima Bilan`s (Winner -Russia) album was also co-produced by Timbaland, in an attempt to bring him over the Atlantic. I`m guessing no.

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Female 465
it`s not a song contest any more, it`s all about who can wear the skimpiest outfit... that said, I wouldn`t have minded if Greece won, what she was wearing was pretty impressive and the song wasn`t bad, so all in all...
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Male 1,556
FIRST NON EURO-POST!!!!111, oh damnit.
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Female 311
murrymalty - I don`t think it`s fair to call Americans stupid for not getting Eurovision - it`s a very European thing and there are plenty of other reasons to call them stupid...this isn`t one of them. :D
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Male 4,012
I`m also really quite convinced (would be nice if someone can burst my bubble) that since I started watching Eurovision 4 years ago, all the winners have been deserving, and they won not because of block votes but their quality and catchiness anyway (not that block votes don`t count, just that in the bigger picture they`re not a big deal).

Oh, and Sweden is so overrated. She didn`t make a `wow` performance, and I`m surprised so many people were betting for her to win.

Another performance which I personally liked was the Turkish one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMSxOc7Z...

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Female 311
Ha, no Americans posting yet. It`s such a weird European thing. The music is terrible, it is unbelievably long and boring, the votes are so predictable and yet half of Europe watches it. I love things that strangely unite Europe every now and again (hate Eurovision in itself).

I only watched the ending with the points. Thank you Ireland, we may have bombed each other for decades but you were there when we really needed you...and San Marino too....mwah. :D

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Male 694
You know, we in Ireland had Dustin the Talking Turkey this year because we`ve won eurovision more times than ANY other country, (7 times), and now we just dont give a crap anymore.
We`re just taking the piss out of it.

We could win if we wanted to.
Just send in U2 or Westlife.

Though with political voting, it won`t really matter.

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Male 277
It`s all political crap. Eastern Europe votes for Eastern Europe and the guys like Britain are left at the bottom. Russia`s entry was $hit as well.
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Female 2,672
hey look no americans have posted, nd only 1 non-euro person has, silly americans wouldnt understand it, then again i dont really c the point either but hey its funny to see eatern uropes take it so seriosly :D
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Male 4,012
Block voting happens, but everyone except for a few unfortunate countries, everyone does it, so in my opinion it basically is balanced out. Also, note that there is no universal bloc votes - i.e. not all eastern europeans voted high for Russia. most bloc votes were for neighboring countries, and I guess that`s only expected.

Note that Russia had fewer 12 points than Armenia, so Russia actually won from secondary votes from more countries.

Regardless if the western european countries pull out, I`ll still be loyally watching. Eurovision music is my type of music. Except for that !*&^*(&$^2)(*5(*#%^(*#%^*(# latvian entry, for which Ireland gave douze points for. drat you Latvian immigrants!

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Female 2,672
hey elHadji, ur 1 of 500
yay
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Male 1,455
"hmm but not only eastern europe countries vote for each other, how about scandinavian countries also voting for each other all the time??and some other western europe countries as well."

Mussolini would be proud.

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Male 199
murrymalty

i was mostly thinking finntroll, turisas, wintersun. but hey, HIM isn`t that bad.

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Female 11
hmm but not only eastern europe countries vote for each other, how about scandinavian countries also voting for each other all the time??and some other western europe countries as well.
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Female 2,672
No suprise at who posted this, Pabasa
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Male 199
please do not try to end racism with a black rick roll =)
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Female 2,672
lol at togr
wannabe HIM
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Male 1,455
Finland was the only country I heard and the only country I liked.
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Female 2,672
did Andy Abrahams remind u of Rick Astly, check it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7UDIRsWYtc
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Male 199
murrymalty

my friend, i love finnish rock, but their song was with all due respect, meh. =)

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Female 2,672
its propa political and togr, u goin to war with finland, sweeden didnt give em any points

anyways Armenia should have won cos she was FIT

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Male 2,551
Did the ninjas win?
That would have been epic-er than that. D<
elHad - In soviet Russia, unnessasary possts make you.
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Female 924
Agree with the people saying that it`s crappy music and that most East European countries vote for each other.
But it is actually quite entertaining to watch because most performances are so incredibly bad.
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Male 199
elHadji

comming from sweden myself i fully and totaly agree with you. i am utterly ashamed of the content put out by us.

I had high hopes that turkey would win. i liked their song.

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Male 1,455
In Soviet Russia, Eurovision owns you?
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Male 464
The voting is political. Most countries vote for their neighbours or friends. The fact that Britain had a black lead signer and half of the countries voting have never seen a black person before (because of the immigration policy) might have something to do with it. And can someone tell me how Israel can get to be in a European song contest?
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Female 9
everyone got pwned by Russia
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Male 1,455
I`m so glad Sweden ended up on the bottom.

Pricks actually think they have a chance to win with their sh*tty music.

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Male 162
It`s always the Ex-Soviet countries voting for each other.
I think we should do what Terry Wogan said and get all the West European countries to pull out of it.
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Male 1,231
/\/\/\/\/\ second that.
Its all political bollocks.
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Male 2,159
I didn`t watch it. I actually care for good music, and hate all the cheese of Eurovision. Plus it`s totally fixed.
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Male 4,012
Link: Eurovision 2008 [Rate Link] - No, the pirates didn`t win. Guess who did? Did you love or hate the results? Talk about it here.
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