Eurovision Song Contest, 2024

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Eurovision Song Contest, 2024

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I will write a better opening title soon. I just wanted to say Finland looked at last year, and saw they struggled with the jury votes. So this year, they sent this:


LAST in Finnish jury votes in their national final, but runaway first with viewers. And it is now confirmed as their entry to Malmö.
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Dang, i lost my streak of making the eurovision threads :P

Finland is coming in hard with that. I'm still slightly salty about last year. Cha Cha Cha was such a belter. Their entry this year is interesting it has potential to be both top 5 or bottom 5, its one of them that'll either work or not. That live version is also way better than the version on Spotify.
For me, France is looking like a #1 contender, it has the ballad vibes that often do well. My personal favourite so far is torn between Finland, Spain & Norway.

I realise Spain ain't here to win, they're just having a laugh and making the best of it. I'd be surprised if that was even in the top 10.
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France sending their weakest entry in years, and you cheering for it? Just Eurovision things. :mrgreen:

I don't necessarily think we've heard the winner yet. Ukraine leading the polls of course, but their entry is mid at best. Finland is crazy, but it will do even worse with juries than Käärijä did. And then there's the UK. What can Mr. Alexander put out, could it be your year?

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Windows95Man, our friendly Finn from above, has spoken to Finnish newspapers saying he is not sure he will represent his country. He supports Palestine in the ongoing genocide in the Gaza strip, and is hoping other artists will sign a petition banning Israel the same way Russia and Belarus were banned in 2022.

Here is a news article in Finnish, translated by Google:
https://www-hs-fi.translate.goog/kulttu ... _hist=true
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Chrill wrote: 14 Feb 2024 19:57 France sending their weakest entry in years, and you cheering for it? Just Eurovision things. :mrgreen:
I think I just love the language, French always sounds good to me. The singer also looks like if it goes not as planned, they won't flip a hand sign at the camera like last years act, which'll be a bonus!
Windows95Man, our friendly Finn from above, has spoken to Finnish newspapers saying he is not sure he will represent his country. He supports Palestine in the ongoing genocide in the Gaza strip, and is hoping other artists will sign a petition banning Israel the same way Russia and Belarus were banned in 2022.

Here is a news article in Finnish, translated by Google:
https://www-hs-fi.translate.goog/kulttu ... _hist=true
I'd be saddened if they decide to not take part, but hey, you gotta stick to your personal views at times!

They've not released the whole UK song, just a teaser of the middle bit of the song (can you tell i forgot the word for the middle bit), its on YouTube Shorts. If he can sing it that well on the day, it might do well, but the video smells a bit of "perfected in the studio" rather than "live" to me?

Latvia's song has grown on me a bit with multiple listenings.
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Redirect Left wrote: 14 Feb 2024 22:13 Latvia's song has grown on me a bit with multiple listenings.
Can I tell you something surprising? I don't really agree.

Have we ever been in agreement over any entry? :mrgreen:
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Double post? Who cares.

In the Norwegian "Melodi Grand Prix", they played a Swedish medley of all winners. Surprise appearance at the end from a Swede! This will appeal to proper Melfest fans.



EDIT: Actually not all, no... They skipped over Charlotte Nilsson's 1999 win, did they not? So, here we go, in all the 90s glory:

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Chrill wrote: 15 Feb 2024 19:01
Redirect Left wrote: 14 Feb 2024 22:13 Latvia's song has grown on me a bit with multiple listenings.
Can I tell you something surprising? I don't really agree.

Have we ever been in agreement over any entry? :mrgreen:
The year we agree on anything. I shall buy a plane to Sweden to shake your hand on it.

That medly video was pretty well made, and it's nice to see Tix again, he does a good job singing Heroes too (cue Chrill disagreeing relentlessly)
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I think we both agreed that Käärijä was entertaining, no?

Some more finals coming up this weekend, we will see Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, and Moldova selecting their entries.

Germany's favourite according to odds is this:


Denmark's number one is this:



I don't know about the other 3 to be honest. Germany sounds clean and polished, but with their typical lack of a stage show it seems like a solid bottom finisher again.

Denmark, then? Well, when Sweden won in 1999, Denmark won ESC hosted in Stockholm. And when Loreen last won, Denmark won ESC in Malmö. SABA has a legacy to live up to. It sounds decent, a sleek modern pop song, but does it pop enough? Not sure. And I can't shake the feeling I've heard it before, I just can't quite identify it.
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This year, Sweden is doing five "heats" to pick our songs for our main national final. Heat 4 was tonight, and it was very mediocre. I really liked one entry though. Guess what? It finished 4th out of 6 participants. Maybe I'm in the minority here ...

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest, 2024

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That entry from Finland...

Vocals? Superb.
Lyrics? Outstanding.
Stage presence? SMH.
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