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post Feb 5 2017, 08:00 PM
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So a discussion on Skype brought forward by R LEX which coincidentally just happened to be during the Swiss national final, which country is your least favourite Eurovision country?

Switzerland have dropped some clangers recently but they did provide moments of brilliance in 'Cool Vibes', 'Vampires Are Alive' and 'Hunter Of Stars', so my vote would have to go to Ireland. Honestly, since the turn of the century, the ONLY entry I've loved is 'Lipstick'. 'Only Love Survives' was tolerable but the rest were all dross.

Interested to see what you guys think!
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post Feb 5 2017, 08:09 PM
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Not Switzerland, many of their 00s entries were superb and are amongst my favourites. They have a case for the 10s though certainly, dire.

For me it's probably Montenegro. They've had a couple of good entries recently, but they're only really good when compared to the horrors that have come before.
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post Feb 5 2017, 08:14 PM
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It would've been Lithuania until they have had their turnaround since 2015, I'd probably go Montenegro as well - I've only really liked their 2009 entry.
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post Feb 5 2017, 08:16 PM
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Malta probably...I don't remember them ever winning it or coming close and they usually have the same singer iirc.

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post Feb 5 2017, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(The Wise Sultan @ Feb 5 2017, 08:16 PM) *
Malta probably...I don't remember them ever winning it or coming close and they usually have the same singer iirc.




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post Feb 5 2017, 08:25 PM
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There's a few I'm between when it comes to 'the worst'. It's a mix of the United Kingdom, Ireland, 2010s Switzerland, pre-2015 Lithuania and pre-Conchita Austria.

If we're going for as long term as possible (and having sat through all of the 90s stuff as well) then I would probably have to say Austria. There's literally only about 4 or 5 Austrian songs that are above a 7 out of 10 and they've had three of those in the 2010s. Not that the UK/Ireland aren't bad in themselves but we've at least managed to be disappointingly average rather than complete and utter shite.
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post Feb 5 2017, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE(The Wise Sultan @ Feb 5 2017, 08:16 PM) *
Malta probably...I don't remember them ever winning it or coming close and they usually have the same singer iirc.

Why does attempting to embarrass the citizens of small European nations by pretending they're interchangeable give you pleasure? What did the proud people of Malta do to anger you?
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post Feb 5 2017, 08:31 PM
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I'd probably say Montenegro too, the only one of theirs I liked was Igranka but that was an absolute tune tbf.
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Russia are nearly always a pile of shit. Also Austria.
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post Feb 5 2017, 08:47 PM
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Netherlands. They've been in my bottom 5 three years on the bounce now. Poland and Belarus are also woeful.
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post Feb 5 2017, 08:50 PM
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Oh yes Belarus would've been a good shout but I think Naviband has made us all forget their past messes!
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post Feb 5 2017, 10:02 PM
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Montenegro are *almost* always hideous.
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post Feb 5 2017, 10:09 PM
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Whenever this question comes up people mention Montenegro and this hurts me because they honestly do not have an entry I dislike and have plenty I love. One of the most consistent even if I'm the only one who thinks that.

It remains Lithuania for me, no other challengers. This Time being tolerable and Eastern European Funk being kinda fun (i.e. the only country I can think of where there is not even one entry I love) were both tiny offerings to go against the YEARS and YEARS of boring shite they've thrown at us. And most of the time it qualifies and knocks more deserving songs out. It's a shame because they have a really interesting history and I'd love to see them do well with a song I like but songs-wise they are the ENEMY for me.
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post Feb 5 2017, 10:15 PM
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Echoing disappointment with Ireland, UK and Switzerland. Especially Ireland. Haven't loved, or even liked a fair bit for that matter, anything properly since Dervish.

Although not exactly terrible per se, Denmark has a special place on my naughty list as well. Their entries are always so BLEURHGHEURHGHUEHG / boring and I usually cannot be bothered.
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post Feb 5 2017, 10:35 PM
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Denmark did come to my mind as well when I tried to think beyond the obvious countries. Their entries aren't usually unlistenable but they still deserve a mention just because of the sheer lack of ambition of their entries. It's easy to avoid being unlistenable when your only goal is avoiding exactly that, and 'Only Teardrops' is one of my least favourite winners in recent years too. I have a Danish friend whose music taste is really dire, and it aligns perfectly with the typical Danish Eurovision entry.
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post Feb 5 2017, 10:41 PM
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I'm all for a bit of In A Moment Like This as a song but yeah, perhaps New Tomorrow aside, I find that one genuinely rousing, it has all felt a little bit dead behind the eyes.

Their last three entries have been pieces of shite and god knows Anti Social Media should have been appealing to me.
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post Feb 5 2017, 11:36 PM
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QUOTE(Umi @ Feb 5 2017, 08:30 PM) *
Why does attempting to embarrass the citizens of small European nations by pretending they're interchangeable give you pleasure? What did the proud people of Malta do to anger you?


Every Maltese entry I remember has just been a rather dull ballad, a lot of them, maybe not all of them sung by the same singer. Maybe it is unfair to pick on Malta as they have a small pool of talent because of their small population.

Denmark's entries have been rather dull too, and so have Iceland's. The only French entry I have ever liked that I remember was the one about the moustache.
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post Feb 5 2017, 11:50 PM
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I'm not often a fan of France's entries but we have to praise them for doing something completely different year after year, I'm not sure there's another country that have such a different set of entries this decade. Montenegro are the same I suppose but they are always much lower quality than France's entries.
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post Feb 6 2017, 12:04 AM
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QUOTE(The Wise Sultan @ Feb 5 2017, 11:36 PM) *
Every Maltese entry I remember has just been a rather dull ballad, a lot of them, maybe not all of them sung by the same singer. Maybe it is unfair to pick on Malta as they have a small pool of talent because of their small population.

Denmark's entries have been rather dull too, and so have Iceland's. The only French entry I have ever liked that I remember was the one about the moustache.


Not every Maltese person is Chiara.

But, more importantly, because Malta are only good on occasion and I don't feel like mustering up huge amounts of energy to defend them, keep the hell away from Iceland, they're one of the absolute best!
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