Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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I apologize in advance.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 19 February 2022 23:53 (three months ago) link

You're not sorry at all

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 20 February 2022 01:27 (three months ago) link

Fair

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 20 February 2022 09:32 (three months ago) link

"tomorrow is Sunday" ?

Mark G, Thursday, 24 February 2022 09:16 (two months ago) link

Gonna be a spicy one folks

imago, Thursday, 24 February 2022 09:33 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

truly, truly awful

boxedjoy, Thursday, 10 March 2022 13:27 (two months ago) link

So basically Dua Lipa's management team went on Tik Tok and picked whoever from the UK had the most followers.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Thursday, 10 March 2022 13:28 (two months ago) link

The lyrics are so bad, especially the "been down some black holes" line - which gets repeated over and over again. Also this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbAEkfXSDE
...an intergalactic crime indeed.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Thursday, 10 March 2022 13:29 (two months ago) link

Okay, but is it as bad as Latvia?

emil.y, Thursday, 10 March 2022 13:44 (two months ago) link

I would very much like to watch this with my five year old daughter, but 1.) it's not easy to do so in the U.S., is it, and 2.) is this possibly not something that a kid would find hilarious? I always had the notion from afar that it was kitschy shit that anyone not too concerned with what Steve albini or Gerard Cosloy might think could appreciate… now that I think for second, in 2014 or thereabouts Logo did a highlights program with bitchy gay guy commentary that was excellent…

veronica moser, Thursday, 10 March 2022 13:49 (two months ago) link

Depends on the kid, I guess, but I would highly recommend it for watching with a kid. There's plenty of kitschy shit and a few actually good songs, as well as dreary rubbish like the UK sends.

Also I literally just watched Norway's entry for the first time, and... I kind of like it?

emil.y, Thursday, 10 March 2022 13:54 (two months ago) link

Seconded - there's a lot of variation between the acts to keep things interesting, and even the ballads usually have some bizarre theatrical staging. Might want to tap out at the voting though.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Thursday, 10 March 2022 13:57 (two months ago) link

I watched my first Eurovision when I was 6, and was hooked thereafter.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 10 March 2022 16:01 (two months ago) link

OK, it sounds like James Blunt.

It's terrible.

It's probably going to do better than any UK entry for a considerable time. Win, even. Well, no let's say top ten.

Mark G, Thursday, 10 March 2022 16:17 (two months ago) link

god that's dull
I actually have seen him before doing a cover of the excellent Set You Free and completely ruining it

kinder, Thursday, 10 March 2022 22:34 (two months ago) link

obsessed with Spain and Serbia this year. Kind of hate the Ukrainian entry unfortunately, not a patch on "Shum" - but expect them to win and won't begrudge it!

monotony, Friday, 11 March 2022 00:17 (two months ago) link

also France missed a trick by not sending Pauline Chagne

monotony, Friday, 11 March 2022 00:21 (two months ago) link

UK song obv embarrassing but I'd still say it's their best entry since...Flying the Flag (for You)? Not exactly a packed field at the top.

Vangelis fleadh (seandalai), Tuesday, 15 March 2022 10:51 (two months ago) link

would make a good poll
have to go for scooch too

nxd, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 11:21 (two months ago) link

2.) is this possibly not something that a kid would find hilarious?

My kids love Eurovision but I'm not sure they would've when they were five, I think it helps to already be at least a little into current pop music

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 15 March 2022 13:19 (two months ago) link

obsessed with Spain and Serbia this year.

further research has proven this to be correct

Vangelis fleadh (seandalai), Saturday, 19 March 2022 17:47 (two months ago) link

as if Ukraine isn't going to win this

StanM, Saturday, 19 March 2022 20:24 (two months ago) link

Ukraine will walk with it via sentiment alone, but Serbia's entry is a hell of a thing.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 19 March 2022 22:25 (two months ago) link

doesn't the USA state version of this start tonight?

nxd, Monday, 21 March 2022 15:59 (two months ago) link

sisqos representing maryland

nxd, Monday, 21 March 2022 16:01 (two months ago) link

Amerivision Thong Contest

celebrating ten years of constant posting (breastcrawl), Monday, 21 March 2022 18:32 (two months ago) link

What state is Flo Rida representing?

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Monday, 21 March 2022 18:36 (two months ago) link

Alas, as an honorable Sammarinese (!) citizen Flo Rida is not eligible for the US contest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkhiH-JXFPs

celebrating ten years of constant posting (breastcrawl), Monday, 21 March 2022 18:44 (two months ago) link

ah, I'd forgotten about that

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Monday, 21 March 2022 18:57 (two months ago) link

Some entries I like a lot:

First of all, our quite wonderful Dutch entry, by S10 (pronounced ‘Steen’ in English, because that’s how you pronounce her first name, Stien), whose 2020 album was very high on my ILM ballot that year. It’s our first Dutch-language entry since Sieneke’s dead on populist-not-poptimist arrival “Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)" in 2010:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2m-MGSys0k
S10 • De Diepte

celebrating ten years of constant posting (breastcrawl), Monday, 21 March 2022 21:30 (two months ago) link

Next up, Italy’s all-male passion play, hotly tipped to be the winner (ancora!) until the war broke out. And if they manage to pull off a performance like the one in the San Remo final, who could say they wouldn’t have deserved it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MgMhzfUmiA
Mahmood & BLANCO • Brividi

Now instead, Mahmood might have to settle for the runner-up position for the second time in three editions.

celebrating ten years of constant posting (breastcrawl), Monday, 21 March 2022 21:33 (two months ago) link

I also posted about the Albanian entry a couple of weeks ago on A thread for pop with Arabic influences from the Balkans, Transcaucasia, North Africa and the Middle East, to stunned silence:

”Sekret” by Ronela Hajati, this year’s Albanian Eurovision entry, is more than worth a thread revive. There’s several different versions to choose from - I can’t, so here’s all three of them:

the original all-Albanian version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NczxScmhajw

live performance in the national final, partly in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuLIDqZ3waQ

the brand new revamped international video version, English + Albanian and featuring some strategically interspersed Spanish elements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMu47raqbcc

celebrating ten years of constant posting (breastcrawl), Monday, 21 March 2022 21:36 (two months ago) link

A truly insane final video.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 March 2022 21:37 (two months ago) link

My favorites for this year are Cyprus and Czech Republic:

Andromache - Ela

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM8CY08UT6I

We Are Domi - Lights Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMesI3_LprY

daavid, Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:16 (one month ago) link

This video contains snippets from all the tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrOaYo3I-9A

daavid, Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:17 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Rehearsals underway, but to catch the snippets, off to TikTok...

https://www.tiktok.com/@eurovision

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 1 May 2022 16:31 (three weeks ago) link

Two hours to go to semifinal 1! If you're over here and need viewing help...

https://www.eurowhat.com/watch

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 16:53 (one week ago) link

Semi final order badly formatted by me lazily pasting from Wikipedia

01 Albania - Ronela Hajati, "Sekret" (Albanian, English)
02 Latvia - Citi Zēni, "Eat Your Salad"(English)
03 Lithuania - Monika Liu, “Sentimentai”(Lithuanian)
04 Switzerland - Marius Bear , “Boys Do Cry" (English)
05 Slovenia - LPS, “Disko" (Slovene)
06 Ukraine - Kalush Orchestra, “Stefania" (Ukrainian)
07 Bulgaria - Intelligent Music Project, “Intention" (English)
08 Netherlands - S10, “De diepte" (Dutch)
09 Moldova - Zdob și Zdub & Advahov Brothers, “Trenulețul" (Romanian, English)
10 Portugal - Maro, “Saudade, saudade" (English, Portuguese)
11 Croatia - Mia Dimšić, “Guilty Pleasure" (English, Croatian)
12 Denmark - Reddi, “The Show" (English)
13 Austria - Lumix feat. Pia Maria , “Halo" (English)
14 Iceland - Systur, “Með hækkandi sól" (Icelandic)
15 Greece - Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord, “Die Together" (English)
16 Norway - Subwoolfer, “Give That Wolf a Banana" (English)
17 Armenia - Rosa Linn, “Snap" (English)

gyac, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:02 (one week ago) link

Bbc commentary: “thanks for getting off grindr to host Eurovision” (!)

gyac, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:03 (one week ago) link

Popbitch have handily just released their guide.

gyac, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:04 (one week ago) link

I still can’t believe these are the opening lyrics to the Latvian Eurovision this year. pic.twitter.com/9IDi4t3guz

— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 10, 2022

gyac, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:27 (one week ago) link

Moldova vg

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:03 (one week ago) link

Zdob si Dob always are great value

gyac, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:05 (one week ago) link

wot? DJ ChisinÖtzi?

butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:05 (one week ago) link

Austria very happy to be here

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:14 (one week ago) link

lots of 70s vibes tonight

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:16 (one week ago) link

this grew on me

gyac, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:17 (one week ago) link

He'll be Sir Sam Ryder by the end of the year.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:34 (one week ago) link

my little tot

kinder, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:36 (one week ago) link

Public vote hopefully kinder to Moldova than the juries were

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:38 (one week ago) link

<rubs hands together>

kinder, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:40 (one week ago) link

Watch the avalanche of votes for Ukraine roll inexorably in.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:42 (one week ago) link

banging table PUBLIC VOTE PUBLIC VOTE PUBLIC VOTE PUBLIC VOTE PUBLIC VO

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:43 (one week ago) link

Think the German guy's been hitting the sauce.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:44 (one week ago) link

haha what moldova

kinder, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:46 (one week ago) link

Brutal for France and Germany

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:46 (one week ago) link

THANK YOU EUROPEAN AND MISCELLANEOUS COUNTRIES FOR VOTING FOR MOLDOVA I LOVE YOU THANK YOU FOR NOT FORGETTING THEM

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:47 (one week ago) link

ouch

kinder, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:49 (one week ago) link

Lol @ Switzerland, the public is good

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:50 (one week ago) link

OK we need the UK to get less than 29 votes now.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:50 (one week ago) link

lmao public recognised Serbia and HOW

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:51 (one week ago) link

Great that Serbia and Moldova got some serious points

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:51 (one week ago) link

Graham is so annoying, he loves these fucking ballads.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:51 (one week ago) link

UK should be toast. Fucking praying here.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:52 (one week ago) link

I actually said out loud "Australia two points" and they got two points!

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:52 (one week ago) link

aw I had a soft spot for the Netherlands one

kinder, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:52 (one week ago) link

Aw that is brutal

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:52 (one week ago) link

Norton's musical taste is as bad as Wogan's despite him being 50 years younger.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:53 (one week ago) link

Still think maybe 80% chance Ukraine will win it.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:53 (one week ago) link

Aw Italy

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:55 (one week ago) link

LOL, knocked it out the park.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:55 (one week ago) link

There we go, unassailable lead I think.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:56 (one week ago) link

It's all over guys, the rest of you can all go home.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:56 (one week ago) link

Fuck me those Ukraine points

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:57 (one week ago) link

Who is surprised? People are corny

imago, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:58 (one week ago) link

2 mins to 12, get the fuck on with it

kinder, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:59 (one week ago) link

People elsewhere in the continent watching this at 2am lol

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 22:59 (one week ago) link

UK, 28 votes.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:00 (one week ago) link

Wonder how many people actually vote in the UK?

kinder, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:02 (one week ago) link

Just thinking about the fact that if Putin hadn't decided to invade Ukraine, the UK would have just won Eurovision.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:03 (one week ago) link

Public got it pretty much spot on.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:04 (one week ago) link

Rotten bit of luck, chaps.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:04 (one week ago) link

Wonder how many people actually vote in the UK?


I voted seven times!

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:05 (one week ago) link

Ukraine didn't deserve the 400 and whatever votes they got but they were right about Serbia.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:05 (one week ago) link

I fucken voted, I do it every year. It's actually a big deal where I live, I could lean out the window and point out 4 more voters

The Speak Of The Mearns (Jonathan Hellion Mumble), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:06 (one week ago) link

Just thinking about the fact that if Putin hadn't decided to invade Ukraine, the UK would have just won Eurovision.


Imagine if the public vote was giving this much to Ukraine and it’s a heartwarming story and then the UK snatched it last minute. That’s a winning score any other year.

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:06 (one week ago) link

Just thinking about the fact that if Putin hadn't decided to invade Ukraine, the UK would have just won Eurovision.

― Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 14 May 2022 bookmarkflaglink

The Ukraine's extra sympathy votes would've been spread out in a way that's hard to predict. A very small gap btw UK and Spain.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:07 (one week ago) link

xp It's true! Also the Ukraine song is better, and not the sort of thing which would normally be in with a chance.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:08 (one week ago) link

Tonight was truly Boris Johnson's Dunkirk moment.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:09 (one week ago) link

you have melted our hearts, friends #Eurovision 💛💙...

...and it matters the world to us during this time 💔

we send all your love and support to our brave freedom defenders at Azovstal and along the frontline

congrats, KALUSH Orchestra 🏆🇺🇦 #SaveMariupol #SaveAzovstal pic.twitter.com/Vt7WzpMHFQ

— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) May 14, 2022

gyac, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:12 (one week ago) link

Ukraine got 431 out of a maximum possible 468 public votes.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:13 (one week ago) link

without the invasion ukraine have a different entry: alina pash withdrew as contestant for some faff to do with crimea which i'm too sleepy to understand

also russia would be competing

mark s, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:14 (one week ago) link

At least Switzerland got fuck all in the public vote.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:16 (one week ago) link

Next year in a liberated Mariupol.
We’ll sort it out somehow.#Eurovision2022

— Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 (@IAPonomarenko) May 14, 2022

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:23 (one week ago) link

Also Konstrakta’s formal video for the song rules too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S1jrYq87Zw

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 14 May 2022 23:40 (one week ago) link

Just looking at the full vote breakdown now. The following countries’ public votes gave Ukraine 12 points:

🇮🇹 Italy
🇫🇷 France
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇮🇸 Iceland
🇪🇸 Spain
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇩🇪 Germany
🇦🇹 Austria
🇪🇪 Estonia
🇱🇻 Latvia
🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇵🇱 Poland
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
🇧🇬 Bulgaria
🇲🇩 Moldova
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇬🇪 Georgia
🇸🇲 San Marino
🇦🇺 Australia
🇧🇪 Belgium
🇨🇾 Cyprus
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇸🇪 Sweden
🇮🇱 Israel
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇳🇴 Norway
🇫🇮 Finland

My beloved Moldova got 8 points from the UK public, proving my votes for them didn’t go to waste.

They got 12 points from Romania and Serbia, which amuses me because I saw a comment on YouTube by an excited Serb talking about how the video distilled the experience of taking trains in the Balkans and when I ran this by my Serb mate she was like “unbelievably otm” & “one time I saw a group take a suckling pig on the train”. Any other year, they’d be reaping in the end of evening drunk votes but they still did very well!

Obviously there were some Bizarre Voting Irregularities, Sharivari to thread etc

gyac, Sunday, 15 May 2022 10:58 (one week ago) link

Turns out that you can loop the 32 bar acapella intro of "Stefania" all the way through the break in Madonna's "Hung Up" - the keys match perfectly.

(Fucking hell, wait till she realises. There'll be no stopping her.)

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 17 May 2022 10:26 (five days ago) link


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