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Amph Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi Anne , May 10, 2022.

  1. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    It is time again for the craziest, most spectacular pop cultural event of the year. I know that they have tried starting up the American Song Contest this year, but I don't think it has anything yet on the original.

    I will say though that I actually thought the ESC was next week, so I have totally missed the buildup. I haven't heard a single song, not even the Swedish, in advance and I'm planning on going into the semi-finals with a very open mind.

    Of course this totally non-political event is political as usual, so Russia and Belarus are banned, and Ukraine has been topping the bookmakers' lists to win the whole competition.

    The countries competing in semi-final 1 are:
    Albania
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Switzerland
    Slovenia
    Ukraine
    Bulgaria
    Netherlands
    Moldova
    Portugal
    Croatia
    Denmark
    Austria
    Iceland
    Greece
    Norway
    Armenia

    Some things I have picked up in advance of semi-final 1 is that Albania has a really cool song, and Albania always send very strong voices. Latvia is big on tik-tok and if Ukraine wins it will probably not be because of the quality of the song.
     
  2. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    What's the timeline for when these air? I'd love to watch again, liked it last year.
     
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  3. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    They start at 21:00 CET, I think the final might start earlier, but the semi-finals are at 9 pm.
     
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  4. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    JOHNNY WEIR IS DOING US COVERAGE ON PEACOCK!!!!

    (or so I am told)
     
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  5. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Sadly I don't have access to this tonight. I'll have to settle for BBC commentary.
     
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  6. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    But the BBC is glorious with Graham Norton! At least on the big final, I'm not sure he is doing the semi-finals. Sweden has a great commentator as well, but I would love to hear the BBC coverage.
     
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  7. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Goat star 6

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    Anyone else expecting this to become a Ukraine 12 Pts event?
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Love me some Graham Norton.. we'll see.
     
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  9. Jedi_Goulden_25

    Jedi_Goulden_25 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Graham Norton is the best Eurovision commentator by far! also notice how Uk isn't on the list. Surprised :p
     
  10. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes

    And the UK isn't in the list since the big five are guaranteed a spot in the big final
     
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  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Oh no it's on BBC Three I only get 1 and 2. I don't know if I have another European channel that's showing it in the hotel


    Edit: I think it'll be on Rai Uno
     
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  12. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Force Ghost star 6

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    Yes but not from Greece and Cyprus. ;)
     
  13. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    Nice intro
     
  14. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    "It feels as if we just witnessed the birth of Simba" - the Swedish commentary on the opening number.
     
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  15. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 6

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    It's in my city! I could watch the events live. Anyone else in Turin?
     
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  16. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    Do anybody know what the ruin we just saw was?
     
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  17. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I had higher expectations on Albania, but it was a decent start.
     
  18. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    Nice suits
     
  19. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    but it feels old, or maybe it's so retro ESC that people like it. Good energy though
     
  20. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    Feels retro in song and presentation. I like it best of the three we have seen
     
  21. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I like Lithuania, a nice, cozy song that I think will be the first addition to my ESC spotify-list. Not a winner though
     
  22. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Force Ghost star 6

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    It's this going to be a retro year? A lot of songs fitting for a different decade not saying they're bad or any thing.
     
  23. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I definitely think so. Switzerland was boring and Slovenia was cute.

    I like that there are a lot of songs in other languages than English.
     
  24. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Goat star 6

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    Ukraine has the same song as last year but this time performed as rap by a guy that has a toilet paper roll protector on his head
     
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  25. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    What kind of fluit was that they used?