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Eurovision 2006

I’m not a big fan of Eurovision.

However, it could be fun to watch if you change the way the singers were rated. Say, instead of judging the best singers…Judge the worst singers. Now, that would be worth watching! And, to make it really interesting (since few countries sing in their own language) judge the worst singers that are trying to sing in English. Because, let me tell you…Most of the singers have terrible accents in English and can barely carry a tune in the first place. The two combined is just too much for my ears.

Hey, maybe I should try out for next years Eurovision. I can sing in English and I can’t carry a tune. Perfect. The only problem is that France singers in Eurovision always sing in French…darnit.

Actually, I am proud that France hasn’t given in to the pressure to sing in English. Isn’t that what Eurovision should be about? Shouldn’t the countries sing in their own language so that the rest of the world can experience it? Plus, I am sure it would be better than the bad singing with even worse accents in English.

Another thing I am always confused about…When did Turkey and Israel move their countries so that they are now located in Europe? Last time I looked at a map, these two countries weren’t located in Europe. I guess I missed that one.

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  • carra May 27, 2006, 10:53 am

    I have been watching Eirovision since I was little, and I missed it this year and I don’t care! The Eurovision is not a very good experience these days as not the best ones win, but the popular… In my eyes the popular is not equal to the best… And sorry but the French girl sounds like she is singing through her nose… Though it is not difficult as probably 50% of the sounds in French are produced through nose, so they seem a bit doomed! Sorry anyway, about singing in English, I remember watching Eurovision selection concert in Lithuania few years ago, the guys that didn’t sing in English didn’t even go through to the final… That’s what people want, one year they had this great singer from Lithuania she sang Lithuanian and she got 0 point in total, but she was good, now they just send someone who can produce something that sounds a bit English otherwise they simply do not get votes, and being honest country like France doesn’t need to win, but few votes are always guaranteed by the neighbour countries! I do not or never did support any of the countries in Eurovision, there is no point.

  • thomas May 27, 2006, 11:22 am

    That show still exists????????

  • Pumpkin May 27, 2006, 11:34 am

    I, too, think it is based on neighboring or historically allied countries voting for one another and that English is necessary to win. That is what is wrong. Maybe, having Eurovision without voting and just enjoying each countries best singers in their own languages would be the best thing. I would love to watch that.

    The French girl wasn’t very good…few of the singers in Eurovision are. So, why is so much money spent on an event to watch singers sing that are not really talented. I just don’t get it.

    I do like French music and some of the singers have the most beautiful voices. But, you won’t see anything close on Eurovision. I’m really not sure why it continues unless they change the way it is done.

    My husband says that he remembers when each country had to sing in their official languages. I wish that rule hadn’t been changed.

  • Pumpkin May 27, 2006, 11:35 am

    Thomas,
    Yes, and what a waste of a huge amount of money!

  • samantha May 27, 2006, 12:16 pm

    I think it’s sad too that the majority of candidates sing in English. I thought it was pretty funny though when the French commentator totally made fun of the Finnish group and said how much they sucked, and then they won and France got 22nd out of 24 groups.

    My MIL was utterly shocked by their win and thought it was disgraceful and that “that’s not what Eurovision is all about”. Apparently the day before the contest, a lot of Finnish people talked about boycotting it because they were so ashamed that Lordi was representing Finland, but you don’t hear them complaining now, especially as it’s the first time Finland has ever won Eurovision.

  • carra May 27, 2006, 12:27 pm

    It is waste of money, but it brings more money that’s what it’s all about – MONEY. That’s why I do not watch this program anymore, it is waste of time. I used to love as a kid, we all would wait for it, but now… it is different.

  • Pumpkin May 27, 2006, 4:07 pm

    Samantha, That is too funny about Finland. I didn’t know about all of that. I didn’t think the French singer was any worse than the others but I think maybe France is being punished for the whole constitution issue? I don’t know…just a thought.

  • Carlos Ferreira May 30, 2006, 7:14 pm

    Céline Dion sang (and won) for Switzerland in the 1988 edition. The song was “Ne partez pas sans moi”. That year Laran Fabian finished 4th (“Croire” for Luxemburg, she was born in Belgium).

    God ,my father loves the Eurovision song contest ! (and I hate it with a fiery passion).

  • Pumpkin May 30, 2006, 8:36 pm

    :)

    I knew about Céline Dion. She does have a beautiful voice. If more singers were like that maybe we wouldn’t hate it so much ???

  • Carlos Ferreira May 31, 2006, 7:28 pm

    I may now hate Eurovision but I still love Marie Myriam’s song, the last time France won the contest. :-)

    http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/marie%20myriam/video/48182

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