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post Aug 9 2017, 07:00 PM
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Hey everyone, Im Alpha. and Im your host for this, the 8th Heat of Super Eurovision III. As my previous username O Mie gives away, Eurovision has been a passion of mine for a fair few years now and was the reason I joined this forum in 2013, so Im delighted to be this weeks host. And with that introduction out of the way, lets see what weve got in Heat 8.



This weeks countries include: perennial underachiever Portugal who managed to turn their fortunes around this year by picking up their first win and breaking the points record (and I think they would have done so even under the old system) in the process, remarkable stability in the form of Hungary with 7 consecutive qualifications and to a lesser extent Serbia who have been unlucky enough to miss out on a place in the final 3 times despite never finishing lower than 11th in a semi, and everyones favourite mid/late 90s superpower Croatia whose results have been rather less spectacular in recent years. As for Armenia what can I say? Qele Qele, Jan Jan, LoveWave, Fly With Me, what a spectacular run (look, just forget 2013 ok.)

Please PM your votes to me Alpha. (remember the dot!) by 23:59 on Monday 14th August and the results will take place the following evening. None of these countries have a complete set of 10 entries so please rank each countrys entries starting with 12 then 10, 8, 7 etc. as far down as itll go for that particular country.

Buzzjack, start voting now!

ARMENIA

2008 ► Sirusho - Ql, Ql
2009 ► Inga & Anush - Jan Jan
2010 ► Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone
2011 ► Emmy - Boom Boom
2013 ► Dorians - Lonely Planet
2014 ► Aram MP3 - Not Alone
2015 ► Genealogy - Face The Shadow
2016 ► Iveta Mukuchyan - LoveWave
2017 ► Artsvik - Fly With Me

CROATIA

2008 ► Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cents - Romanca
2009 ► Igor Cukrov feat. Andrea - Lijepa Tena
2010 ► Feminnem - Lako Je Sve
2011 ► Daria - Celebrate
2012 ► Nina Badrić - Nebo
2013 ► Klapa s Mora - Mierja
2016 ► Nina Kraljić - Lighthouse
2017 ► Jacques Houdek - My Friend

HUNGARY

2008 ► Cszy - Candlelight
2009 ► Zoli dok - Dance With Me
2011 ► Kati Wolf - What About My Dreams?
2012 ► Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts
2013 ► ByeAlex - Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix)
2014 ► Andrs Kllay-Saunders - Running
2015 ► Boggie - Wars For Nothing
2016 ► Freddie - Pioneer
2017 ► Joci Ppai - Origo

PORTUGAL

2008 ► Vnia Fernandes - Senhora Do Mar (Negras guas)
2009 ► Flor-de-Lis - Todas As Ruas Do Amor
2010 ► Filipa Azevedo - H Dias Assim
2011 ► Homens Da Luta - A Luta Alegria
2012 ► Filipa Sousa - Vida Minha
2014 ► Suzy - Quero Ser Tua
2015 ► Leonor Andrade - H Um Mar Que Nos Separa
2017 ► Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois

SERBIA

2008 ► Jelena Tomaević feat. Bora Dugić - Oro
2009 ► Marko Kon & Milaan - Cipela
2010 ► Milan Stanković - Ovo Je Balkan
2011 ► Nina - Čaroban
2012 ► eljko Joksimović - Nije Ljubav Stvar
2013 ► Moje 3 - Ljubav Je Svuda
2015 ► Bojana Stamenov - Beauty Never Lies
2016 ► Sanja Vučić ZAA - Goodbye (Shelter)
2017 ► Tijana Bogićević - In Too Deep


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When Armenia get it right they get it SO RIGHT (and even so wrong it's right on occaision) and for all that they've got a tendency to send utter rot, Portugal ought to be a pretty interesting four-way fight between Vania, Flor de Lis, Suzy and Salvador.

And I might as well nail my colours to the mast that I am supporting Oro for the winner of the whole of Super Eurovision. The live version especially is utter beauty wub.gif
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post Aug 9 2017, 08:49 PM
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You know, I was thinking the eventual champion of Super Eurovision should come from this heat too!

Bring it Kati *.*
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post Aug 9 2017, 10:32 PM
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QUOTE(RobBob @ Aug 9 2017, 11:32 PM) *
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First thought was 'Why is Rob singing 'The Promise' in the Eurovision forum, is he drunk?' but then the penny dropped! laugh.gif
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Got 6 votes in so far, but it would be great if we could get to double figures! Reminder that the deadline for votes is 23:59 tomorrow (Monday 14th)
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Voted! There were some really beautiful songs in this heat happy.gif
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Voted too now, none of these are amongst my favourites, I only really love one or two from each country. Hungary are pretty consistent though, whereas Portugal and Armenia either get it very right or horribly wrong.
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So all of portugal's entries in this list are spanish

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I'd like about three qualifiers from each of Armenia and Croatia, just the one from each of Hungary and Portugal and give me five from Serbia (but my god, 2009 might be their only misstep but it's probably the worst song of everything here)
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Thank you so much to everyone who submitted votes yesterday! We've now got a very healthy 11 sets of votes which is fantastic. If anyone else wants to vote you've got 12 hours left
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Voted biggrin.gif A real mix of countries I like and countries I couldn't care less about (Eurovision-wise) here tongue.gif
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OMG I have NO recollection of the Croatian entry 'Celebrate' from 2011, no whatsoever!
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Hungary, Portugal, and Serbia have some absolute gems.

One song up there is apparently the second most played song on my ipod ever !
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So after 14 sets of votes I can now say that voting is closed!

Thanks again to everyone who has taken part, it's been fascinating seeing the results change as different sets of votes have come in over the week. Just to whet your appetite, the highest score received was 132 (an average of 9.43 per voter) and the lowest was 44 (an average of just 3.14). To find out the rest of the results I hope you'll check back in later as I count down the results starting from 6pm UK time (about 4 hours from now if you're not in the UK)
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I think the lowest score will be "Cipela" ("Romanca" is dreadful too but Croatia had one less song to give points to and I think the Serbian entries are rather Buzzjack friendly aside from this one major dud..) and the highest, my guess is either "Ql, Ql" or "LoveWave".

QUOTE(Jerick @ Aug 14 2017, 09:40 PM) *
OMG I have NO recollection of the Croatian entry 'Celebrate' from 2011, no whatsoever!


How does one forget those dress changes though?! ohmy.gif
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Right here we go, and up first is:

ARMENIA

9th // 51 points // 2013 ► Dorians - Lonely Planet
8th // 57 points // 2011 ► Emmy - Boom Boom
7th // 64 points // 2015 ► Genealogy - Face The Shadow
6th // 65 points // 2014 ► Aram MP3 - Not Alone

Nothing too surprising here as Armenia lose all their male representation as well as their only non-qualifier in the real thing, Boom Boom. Just 6 points behind Boom Boom we find Lonely Planet which very nearly scored the lowest amount possible but picked up a bit of steam at the end to avoid that embarrassment. Face The Shadow is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, but it clearly is an entry that was created for the symbolism rather than because all the individual voices work well together, so it is rather messy. And finally we lose Aram MP3 at this early stage. I thought people quite liked this one but I suppose that it got lost in the field. Thats fine by me as I dont think its aged particularly well, despite only being 3 years old.

Top 5:

2008 ► Sirusho - Ql, Qle
2009 ► Inga & Anush - Jan Jan
2010 ► Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone
2016 ► Iveta Mukuchyan - LoveWave
2017 ► Artsvik - Fly With Me

This leaves 5 very strong and popular entries left in the running but theres only room for 2 of them to qualify from this heat directly so who has to lose out? Did Buzzjack prefer Armenias more recent offerings or were the classic trio of 08-10 more to our collective taste?
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As much as Face The Shadow is a bit of a hot mess guilty pleasure, that's the completely correct Armenian Top 5.
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I think Lovewave will qualify, but who the second one is really open I think. Maybe Jan Jan over Qele Qele
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Final results for ARMENIA:

5th // 85 points // 2017 ► Artsvik - Fly With Me

And its Armenias most recent entry that falls at the final hurdle. This is one of my favourite tracks from Armenia and I really appreciate its subtleness and the build up to the final moments. That being the case, it did take a while for me to appreciate it fully so I definitely think its possible for Fly With Me to grow on us all even more and place higher in future contests.

Second Chance

SC // ?? points // 2009 ► Inga & Anush - Jan Jan
SC // ?? points // 2010 ► Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone

And its consecutive entries Jan Jan and Apricot Stone that have to slum it through Second Chance. Both put up a good fight but ultimately fell short. Will either be able to make it through as a wildcard?

Direct Qualifiers

DQ // ?? points // 2008 ► Sirusho - Qle, Ql
DQ // ?? points // 2016 ► Iveta Mukuchyan - LoveWave

Which leaves up with a top 2 of Qle, Qle and LoveWave, which did very well and picked up high scores almost across the board. I would probably have preferred Jan Jan to be here but I have to agree that these are both fantastic entries. LoveWave in particular is a demonstration of how to use staging to maximise the impact of a track and that instrumental section is just *.*
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post Aug 15 2017, 05:28 PM
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Fly With Me deserved better, but two well deserved qualifiers
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