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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: UK Eurovision 2014 Entry Reply with quote

Everyone's wish has (almost) been granted.
We're not trying any more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wFUPCkmlOo

The lyric's good for a laugh....


Power to the people
Power to the people

Iím been tired of this thinking
So I drowned it all by drinking
Feels like a bitter pill
But Iíll just wash it down
With the taste of something sweet
That some doctor gave me

And this is my message
Iím not given in

We shine like diamonds
With fire in our bones
Stand beside you
After feeling that Iíll never walk alone

Weíre children of the universe
Donít you know
Dancing on the edge of time

Children of the universe
Yes children of the universe

Power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people
You know what we want
And we got to get it now

Somethingís stirring in the silence
and it wreaks of passive violence
Hold on tight cause opportunity will take
Couldnít enter all the suffering before it gets too late

Hopes on the horizon
Iím not giving in

Weíre the children of the universe
And donít you know
Itís dancing on the edge of time

Eye to eye
Yes chidlren of the universe

We shine like diamonds
With love in our hearts
We say itís the end
But I have a feeling it might just be the start

As I am
A fire in my bones
Standing beside you I have the feeling
That Iíll never walk alone

Weíre children of the universe
Donít you know
Yeah, dancing on the edge of time

We are the children of the unvierse

Power to the people


That carp would have been old hat even in 1970.

It's awful.
She's an "unsigned" singer-songwriter. With good reason.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please tell me this is a joke. I know lyrics don't always make obvious sense but surely they have to have some sort of joined up interior logic?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget - we're hard up - we don't want to risk having to splash out for the 2015 fiasco Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard this earlier on the KB show (he played it twice - either side of his interview with her) and I thought it was actually OK. It's certainly much better than the previous two abominations. I bet it earns more points as well!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed both airings, I expect there will be plenty more opportunities though!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the first time I've heard it and I think it's really good! Best of luck to her. It's about time a 'youngster' represented us, as opposed to ageing has beens like Englebert and Bonnie Tyler.

The lyrics are pretty naff but I never listen to lyrics anyway.

Good luck to her. She'll pick up a few points.
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think the lyrics are irrelevant. It's Eurovision after all! The production is very good - but she admitted this morning that the large multi-tracked chorus, made up of her voice, will create problems for the live performance because no vocal backing tracks are allowed and there's a limit of 6 singers on stage!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, the ESC is well known for it's lyrical content. The Dylanesque Diggi Loo Diggi La, springs to mind. And who could forget La La La? Cliff couldn't, for a start.

I'm happy enough to see an unknown get a shot at it. I think they reached rock bottom (no pun intended - but that was another terrible entry) with Bonnie Tyler last year. And now, Engelbert's duetting with Sir Cliff, on an old Temptations song. Maybe they're girding their herniated loins for another crack at it next year.

But enough of this Euro frivolity. I heard the new song on KB yesterday, and, as a few others did, thought there were traces of Kate Bush in there, which can't be a bad thing. I quite liked it.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't heard this yet... I heard her talking about it on some radio station but they didn't play it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard it but not all as I left the room where the radio was on............. think that gives you my thoughts on the first play!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably on Youtube ...must have a wander over and have a listen.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard it yet.
I'm trying to decide if that's a good thing...
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard this for the first time yesterday and I could hear a little of Bonnie Tyler in her voice!

It sounds a little like one that one of the the other countries would enter so I think for reason alone we will get a few points...I hope so ..it's miserable year after year coming near the bottom. I think some of our previous songs have merited more

Good luck to ? (sorry I can't remember her name)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Molly Smitten-Downes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26414284
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:

It sounds a little like one that one of the the other countries would enter so I think for reason alone we will get a few points...I hope so ..it's miserable year after year coming near the bottom. I think some of our previous songs have merited more

Yet I remember when we regularly used to finish somewhere in the top 5, only rarely below that. Occasionally winning it (last time, of course in 1997, courtesy of Katrina & The Waves) And Norway seemed always to languish at or near the bottom. How times have changed!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
And Norway seemed always to languish at or near the bottom. How times have changed!


In those days voting was left to national "voting panels", but these days voting is left to people who vote by money-generating phone, text and online means which in turn leads to political voting...........

.............and vote-rigging.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - rather like the situation with postal votes in UK elections Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
Molly Smitten-Downes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26414284

Thank you Colin!

Smitten? Smile
Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:


How times have changed!

Wasn't it reckoned,by some, that going into Iraq put a lot of countries against us and that's when we started coming near the bottom and we've remained there ever since?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we should have entered Saddam You're Rockin' The Boat...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Tony Blair certainly was a Puppet On A String.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Well, Tony Blair certainly was a Puppet On A String.


Well considering Blair is best mates with Sir Cliff it's probably very appropriate that Cliff had such great success with 'Power To All Our Friends' Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Maybe we should have entered Saddam You're Rockin' The Boat...

Laughing
Schizoidman wrote:
Well, Tony Blair certainly was a Puppet On A String.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard it again today. I think it'll do better than recent offerings.
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