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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Morrissey Eurovision talks Reply with quote

Former Smiths singer Morrissey could represent the UK at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, the BBC has confirmed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6244153.stm
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowing how the voting goes I'd say he'd have more chance batting for some other country.

Heaven Knows I'm Lithuanian Now???

It's absurd. I know the BBC is more or less contracturally obliged to take part, but there seems no sense in spending [even] more than they have to. Any old tripe will do - after all, that's what comes out of the other 30+ countries (last year's Finnish winner included).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always wondered why they've never got the Pet Shop Boys to do it - surely the camp europop style is right up their street?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the Eurovision people have standards..... Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was looking for a job and then he found a job - and heaven knows he's miserable now Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it would be easy and a saving on the licence fee is give him ago without going through the voting process, as thats a waste of time. I guess he will be good as people will know him, and anything will be better than some of the trash we have had over the last few years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be a cheerful little ditty.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't we have something similar a couple of years back? Gemini sang out of tune too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't how bad or how good he is - we'll still come away with 'nil pah' or something close to it, so why bother?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I guess it would be easy and a saving on the licence fee is give him ago without going through the voting process, as thats a waste of time.
They currently get an unknown for nowt and the voting money goes to Children In Need - whereas hiring Moz would cost a fair whack and if there's no vote, then there's less money for charity. However, I agree that the public vote has become a bit of a waste of time lately - they don't exactly pick winners, do they?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a Eurovision anarak - but I will admit to going to a 'Euro Party' last year. Very Happy
But it strikes me that, even if you take away the obvious political voting, there are only two types of 'performer' people vote for - the outrageous 'what are they wearing?' sorts and the 'Is she wearing anything?' types. I don't think that the actual songs have anything to do with it anymore.
The first one I remember was 1994, mainly because our entrant had strange hair which at the time, I thought were ears Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
I'm not a Eurovision anarak - but I will admit to going to a 'Euro Party' last year. Very Happy
But it strikes me that, even if you take away the obvious political voting, there are only two types of 'performer' people vote for - the outrageous 'what are they wearing?' sorts and the 'Is she wearing anything?' types. I don't think that the actual songs have anything to do with it anymore.


Don't people in the UK just watch it now to hear TW having a go at the foreigners?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Natasha wrote:
I'm not a Eurovision anarak - but I will admit to going to a 'Euro Party' last year. Very Happy
But it strikes me that, even if you take away the obvious political voting, there are only two types of 'performer' people vote for - the outrageous 'what are they wearing?' sorts and the 'Is she wearing anything?' types. I don't think that the actual songs have anything to do with it anymore.


Don't people in the UK just watch it now to hear TW having a go at the foreigners?

Not least when it comes to the scoring. Time was when we used to come 2nd! How many listen to Ken Bruce doing Eurovision on R2?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked SECOND?? we used to come FIRST!, Good old Sandie...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or should I say Sandy.... and Lulu, BrotherHood of Man and Bucks Fizz
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget Katrina & The Waves Love Shine A Light . Was it really 10 years ago?! Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Katrina's American Laughing
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