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post Oct 30 2016, 11:39 PM
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Okay so we all now that Eurovision songs are THE BEST songs, but now we have to prove it. We are going up against the four genre forums as a bit of a wildcard, so we are now getting our chance to be Australia. But we need to go one better than Australia did this year and actually WIN!

As explained in Lindsey's Base Camp thread, the theme is 'Signature Sounds' so we need to think about nominating songs that truly represent either a Eurovision-related artist or Eurovision in general. The only rules applicable to us is that we cannot nominate songs that finished top ten in a Eurovision final or a song that charted in the UK top 40. Something that bypasses those rules but is still too "cheap" may still be vetoed however.

We have SUCH a wide range of songs that I'm not sure how we go about this, but we are allowed to nominate up to five songs each. By the end of the selection process, we will choose four songs collectively to represent Eurovision in this contest. I'm not going to put down any guidelines for now, let's see what people come up with. Ideally I'd like us to submit a couple of songs that were in Eurovision, but failed to make the top 10 and a couple of songs by Eurovision artists that are from their wider discographies but let's see what happens.

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NOMINATIONS SO FAR

Previous Eurovision Entries
Cascada - Glorious (x2)
Feminnem - Lako je sve
Freddie - Pioneer
Greta Salóme - Hear Them Calling (x2)
Ivi Adamou - La La Love
İzel Ēeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Uğurluer - Ķki Dakika (x4)
Kate Ryan - Je t'adore
Krista Siegfrids - Marry Me (x2)
Nina Sublatti - Warrior
NOX - Forogj, vilįg!
Svetlana Loboda - Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl)

National Selection Rejects
Ace Wilder - Don't Worry
Barbe-Q-Barbies - Let Me Out
Helena Paparizou - Survivor
Isa - Don't Stop (x2)
Margaret - Cool Me Down (x2)
Nightwish - Sleepwalker
Robin Bengtsson - Constellation Prize
Samir & Viktor - Bada Nakna
Saša Landero - Mandoline (x2)
Sibel - That Is Where I'll Go
Timoteij - Kom (x2)

Eurovision Artist Discographies
Dami Im - Superlove
Elina Born - Kilimanjaro
Eric Saade - Forgive Me
Jon Henrik Fjällgren - vi är starka
Krista Siegfrids - Better On My Own
Loreen - Everytime
Loreen - My Heart Is Refusing Me (x3)
Loreen - Paper Light (Higher)
Tone Damli feat. Eric Saade - Imagine (x2)
Total Touch - Somebody Else's Lover
Yohanna - I Miss You

Wildcards
Måns Zelmerlöw & Petra Mede - Love Love Peace Peace (x2)
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post Oct 30 2016, 11:41 PM
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I'm going to throw this out there as a potential nomination that I think we could all get behind to get us started:

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post Oct 30 2016, 11:49 PM
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Other categories we could fill our four song quota with could be a "classic" track, we definitely need some "ethnopop" and something "alternative" to show Eurovision's progression!
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post Oct 30 2016, 11:56 PM
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Nominations (of the top of my head!):

Margaret- Cool Me Down (my main choice!)
Ace Wilder- Don't Worry
Greta Salome- Hear Them Calling
Krista Siegfields- Marry Me
Isa- Don't Stop
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post Oct 30 2016, 11:59 PM
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Ooh yes I think I'll be joining you with Isa, and I'll perhaps throw Robin Bengtsson in there too. Great choices there, although Molly was UK top 40 so we won't be allowed her unfortunately - I imagine she's too well known anyway being a UK entry.

Thinking out loud for myself - I'll confirm proper nominations at a later date -, I think from recent years Great Salome's Hear Them Calling must be a good shout for a Eurovision song that didn't make the top 10 - widely agreed as the most undeserving DNQ in many years!

We could even give Saara Aalto another moment of fame!
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:01 AM
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I forgot Molly went top 40! Will replace her with Greta who was my 6th choice!
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:01 AM
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I had to check she did, it's rare to think a UK entry went top 40 - only her and Blue managed it this decade I believe! Great minds think alike with Greta biggrin.gif
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:04 AM
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Nina Sublatti - Warrior (she finished 11th iirc?) ohmy.gif I'll edit in some more as I think of them laugh.gif

Thanks for participating Ryan, I look forward to seeing what you guys bring to this cheer.gif
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:05 AM
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11th yes! biggrin.gif

No problem, great idea and thank you for inviting us!
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:09 AM
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Thinking more classically, Marlain could have a chance to redeem herself after her 1999 disaster (Lex we need you to inform us on all things 90s!) or perhaps we could go controversial with Georgia's Stephane & 3G? ohmy.gif
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:36 AM
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What a fantastic super original idea guys!


I second the nomo for Love Love Peace Peace and then for my 4 i've gone for non-ESC songs by ESC artists to diversify the noms.

Yohanna - I Miss You (Iceland 2009, Is It True - 2nd)




Loreen - My Heart Is Refusing Me (Sweden 2012, Euphoria - 1st)




Krista Siegfields - Better On My Own (Finland 2013, Marry Me - 24th)




Queen Tone Damli Feat. Eric Saade - Imagine (TONE \ Norway 2009 Melodi Grand Prix, Butterflies - Runner Up; Sweden 2013 Melodifestivalen, Hello Goodbye (with Erik Segerstedt) - ROBBED. ERIC \ Sweden 2010 Melodifestivalen, Manboy - 3rd; Sweden 2011, Popular - 3rd & ROBBED BY THAT AZERBAIJANI SHITE)

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post Oct 31 2016, 12:45 AM
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Oooh I will get brainstorming on ideas for this tomorrow!
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:47 AM
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Imagine! *.*
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post Oct 31 2016, 02:16 AM
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I suppose I get no slots for some sort of glam camp rock thing then? biggrin.gif We don't need to be entirely competing with the Pop Forum here (although, granted, we will mostly).

Love Love Peace Peace is excellent as a good choice to represent as a whole.

For the rest of my noms, how I'm going to interpret the theme here is something that fits a particular Eurovision country to a tee. Which means something Swede-written, something Finn-rocky, something ethnoshaker, and some soulless Russian ballad. I'm not sure on the EXACT songs to do this with yet though.
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post Oct 31 2016, 09:21 AM
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I second:

Margaret - Cool You Down
Loreen - My Heart Is Refusing Me

Also:

Cascada - Glorious
Loreen - Paper Light (Higher)
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post Oct 31 2016, 10:47 AM
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I think at least one song from the 90s and one song in a foreign language is a MUST

Basically, 'İki Dakika'.
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post Oct 31 2016, 11:14 AM
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I don't quite get the concept here? (this isn't me slamming down it happening, more not really understanding what the structure for this is, I may just be being very simple)
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post Oct 31 2016, 12:14 PM
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Eurovision picks, through democracy, dictatorship or however we like, 4 Eurovision-adjacent songs, representative of the artist's sound, that we then submit to fight for dominance against the Pop/Indie/RnB/Dance forums, who will be picking their own songs. End result is a twenty song final that should end up being a clash of genres and people listening to things they wouldn't normally, only this forum is a bit of a wildcard in that respect.

Which means it might be in our interests to pick some kooky gems that people might not be expecting. İki Dakika was springing to mind for me as well. kink.gif
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post Oct 31 2016, 05:19 PM
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Cascada - Glorious
Elina Born - Kilimanjaro
Dami Im - Superlove
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post Oct 31 2016, 07:16 PM
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The way I'm approaching this is definitley "forgotten gems" that sound recognisably "Eurovisiony" but at the same time have wide appeal beyond that, which makes me think that the best approach would to have a "no use of the English language" rule. Also we'd want to hit a few different levels of contest-relativity so, say, one competing song that didn't make top 10, one NF reject, one follow up song from a ESC/NF artist of note and then one 'wildcard' so to speak (basically 'Love Love Peace Peace' fits in that category)

I think Iki Dakika is a great call in that respect (you can thank me later!) and might I suggest the following two as good additions

Saša Landero - Mandoline
Jon Henrik Fjällgren - vi är starka
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