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King Rollo
post Jun 25 2017, 05:06 PM
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As a newcomer to the forum and the BJSC,I am interested in what songs have won the contest in the past so I thought I would listen to them and post my thoughts. I will listen to one song each day and will try to time the end of this thread to coincide with the start of BJSC 100. Each song will be given a mark out of 10.

Please add your own comments on each song. If you were part of the contest from its inception,this is your chance to share your reminiscences.


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post Jun 25 2017, 05:31 PM
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hope you approve of my other two winners *.*
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post Jun 25 2017, 05:55 PM
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1. Mdice - And Then We Kiss by Britney Spears

24 countries entered the first contest. I only recognise about four of them. There was obviously no veto sytem in place at this stage,with no.1 singles by Sugababes,Cher and the Spice Girls all entered. Also taking part were Nelly Furtado,Alicia Keys and Delta Goodrem. My vote would definitely have gone to the marvellous Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly. Britney Spears won by 10 points ahead of Maneater by Nelly Furtado in 2nd place (Faztickle) and Tattoo by Jordin Sparks in 3rd place (Kopecka).

I like the Britney Spears song. The production is good featuring synths and strings. The producer Junkie XL explained that he was influenced by Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The Silence' which is one of my favourite songs. I am not a Britney fan but this is one of the best songs I have heard from her. As some of you may be aware,Britney Spears is an anagram of Presbyterians.

7.8 out of 10.

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post Jun 25 2017, 06:01 PM
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This actually gets me thinking, like, what would BJSC participants from the past be like now in terms of song quality? The face of BJSC has changed so much that often times we can't really tell, but it's like "what could have been?", you know?
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post Jun 25 2017, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE(King Rollo @ Jun 25 2017, 06:55 PM) *
1. Mdice - And Then We Kiss by Britney Spears

As some of you may be aware,Britney Spears is an anagram of Presbyterians.

7.8 out of 10.

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Randomly incredible. :')

Imma be watching this thread! <3

LOOOVE 'And Then We Kiss'. Not as much as others seem to, but it's Britney bitch and everything she does is flawless. Even her shit songs are flawlessly shit.
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post Jun 25 2017, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE(SevenSees @ Jun 25 2017, 06:31 PM) *
hope you approve of my other two winners *.*


I do seeing as I wanted to send both of them laugh.gif

Wait or was the second one that recent one?? I amt hinking of GL and somethin else. But if it was Hurricane too then that was also 10 out of 10.
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post Jun 25 2017, 08:35 PM
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QUOTE(Cody S. Berry @ Jun 25 2017, 07:01 PM) *
This actually gets me thinking, like, what would BJSC participants from the past be like now in terms of song quality? The face of BJSC has changed so much that often times we can't really tell, but it's like "what could have been?", you know?


From what I remember a lot of the early early contests had a lot of contestants that were offshoots/regulars of the Eurovision forum so they'd probably be bringing some of the more poppy influenced tracks/songs that are hits in Eastern Europe.
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post Jun 26 2017, 06:10 PM
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2. Bokia - Dangerous by Katharine McPhee

34 countries entered the second contest leading to the introduction of a semi-final. In this semi,Hackyack were deducted 75% for failing to vote which cost Rihanna her place in the final. Punishments were very severe in those days. A plethora of A List female singers lined up for the final. Amongst them were Pink,Shakira,Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. It was a relatively unknown singer who came through to win by just a point ahead of Fidelity by Regina Spektor (Tyronosaurusland) in 2nd place and Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve (Kylienips) in 3rd which is the song that would have got my vote.

'Dangerous' is a solid pop song with a good chorus but overall not very original. Katharine McPhee was runner-up in the 2006 series of American Idol. This track is from her debut album. She has had three hit singles in the US and is now better known as an actress.

6.2 out of 10.

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post Jun 26 2017, 06:18 PM
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Oh this is a good thread, I'll follow along and hope you enjoy going through all of these winners.

Bittersweet Symphony was the track that won the Reloaded of that edition although you could never call it an unknown discovery quite obviously.

Dangerous has its charms but is definitely one of the weaker winners. And Then We Kiss is one of the better (and slightly more unknown than some other) Britney songs though so a decent thematic first winner.
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post Jun 26 2017, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE(King Rollo @ Jun 25 2017, 06:55 PM) *
1. Mdice - And Then We Kiss by Britney Spears

24 countries entered the first contest. I only recognise about four of them. There was obviously no veto sytem in place at this stage,with no.1 singles by Sugababes,Cher and the Spice Girls all entered. Also taking part were Nelly Furtado,Alicia Keys and Delta Goodrem. My vote would definitely have gone to the marvellous Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly. Britney Spears won by 10 points ahead of Maneater by Nelly Furtado in 2nd place (Faztickle) and Tattoo by Jordin Sparks in 3rd place (Kopecka).

I like the Britney Spears song. The production is good featuring synths and strings. The producer Junkie XL explained that he was influenced by Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The Silence' which is one of my favourite songs. I am not a Britney fan but this is one of the best songs I have heard from her. As some of you may be aware,Britney Spears is an anagram of Presbyterians.

7.8 out of 10.

Moonlight Shadow is indeed a marvellous song. Poor Maggie Reilly never got an official credit sad.gif
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post Jun 26 2017, 09:47 PM
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^ 'Moonlight Shadow' is indeed incredible, I would probably go as far as saying it is my favourite song from the 80s. So I would have definitely welcomed that being the first ever BJSC winner kink.gif Britney was no bad winner at all though! I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable 'And Then We Kiss' is.

Weirdly I heard 'Not Ready To Make Nice' (BJSC III winner, the next one in line for you to review) while I was out to dinner tonight ohmy.gif never heard it in public before so that was strange haha.

Great countdown idea King Rollo happy.gif I look forward to following it in its entirety.
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post Jun 26 2017, 10:02 PM
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The Bhangra review should be interesting. It would be nice to see what you think of the contrast between that and David's latest entries.
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post Jun 26 2017, 11:16 PM
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Thanks all for the comments. smile.gif
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I'm intrigued to find out your take on my 2 winners when you eventually get to them in... a little over 2 months if you do keep up one post per day! Shall make sure to keep up with this thread Rollo. x

'Dangerous' is probably maybe the worst BJSC winner ever unless I'm forgetting something obvious. There aren't many of them that I flat out dislike but that was one of the worst songs in what was an all-round bad contest (if I recall correctly from the Re:LOADED a few years back).

edit: I was forgetting something obvious - make that 2nd worst behind 'I Kissed A Girl' xx
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post Jun 27 2017, 06:18 AM
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You forgot the utter heap of shite that won the 10th contest
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post Jun 27 2017, 07:35 PM
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3. Bhangra - Not Ready To Make Nice by Dixie Chicks

26 countries entered the third contest,negating the need for a semi-final. An eclectic line-up included Liberty X,Blink 182 and Bob Dylan and I'm pleased to see Nik Kershaw finish as high as 12th with 'The Riddle'. This could be the only contest where someone entered a group with the same name as a competing country with Spila entering 'My Own Way' by Bhangra. This song would have finished 4th but the dreaded 75% deduction still in place pushed it down to 22nd. Dixie Chicks won by 6 points ahead of 80s classic The Final Countdown by Europe (Romeria) and Duffy's live version of Mercy (Rivandia).

The Dixie Chicks song is very good. I like the lead vocals and the brass section. In 2003,one of the Dixie Chicks said at a concert she was ashamed George Bush was from Texas and this song is about the backlash the group received afterwards including death threats and lack of radio airplay. The single still managed to get to no.4 in the US and won 3 Grammys but only reached no.70 over here.

And Cody,yes,this is very different to Bhangra's trance entry from the last contest which I also liked and actually voted for.

8.5 out of 10.




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post Jun 27 2017, 08:58 PM
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I don't generally enjoy country music but I do have a soft spot for that song, the lyrics are very good. It's also one of my mum's favourite songs.

As for the first two, 'And Then We Kiss' is decent (and at least it was one of her more unknown songs that did it) and 'Dangerous' sounds really dated and awful.
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How the hell did Dangerous win?!
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post Jun 27 2017, 09:14 PM
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Contest was overrun with pop hoes and EuroLoons back then, wasn't the diverse hot pot we have today. ohmy.gif
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The Riddle was a really good song - even go the lyrics did make no sense whatsoever laugh.gif
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