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post May 19 2018, 11:20 PM
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Idk what else to call it but saw this on Twitter and thought it would be interesting for us to fill these out!

1) The first Eurovision entry you remember hearing
2) Your favourite second placer
3) An entry that makes you laugh
4) An entry that gets you dancing
5) An artist you love who's competed more than once
6) Your favourite staging
7) An entry with an important message
8) Your favourite alternative entry
9) An English language entry you love
10) A non-English entry you love
11) An entry that makes you cry
12) A national final song you love
13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love
14) Your favourite Eurovision meme
15) A country you'd love to come back to Eurovision
16) Your favourite postcard
17) Your favourite winner
18) An unpopular entry you like
19) An entry you hated but now love
20) An artist you'd love to see compete again
21) Your favourite Eurovision country
22) A song you'd love to perform yourself
23) Your 2018 fave

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post May 19 2018, 11:53 PM
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Nice idea Liam smile.gif

1) The first Eurovision entry you remember hearing
Secret Garden "Nocturne" - I was only little but I specifically remember this one first!

2) Your favourite second placer
It's got to be Dami Im "Sound Of Silence" hasn't it? THAT PERFORMANCE!!

3) An entry that makes you laugh
Rodolfo Chikilicuatre "Baila El Chiki Chiki" became a bit of a meme at the time with a circle of friends

4) An entry that gets you dancing
Tina Karol "Show Me Your Love" - actually I could've had this for number 3 too; some very questionable pronunciations make for some comically naughty sounding lines!!

5) An artist you love who's competed more than once
Mmm that's a tough one. Helena Paparizou?

6) Your favourite staging
I'm not sure on this one.

7) An entry with an important message
Trackshittaz "Woki Mit Deim Popo"

8) Your favourite alternative entry
This year's was "Mercy" by Madame Monsieur

9) An English language entry you love
There are too many to choose from!

10) A non-English entry you love
"Nar Jag Blundar" by Pernilla wub.gif

11) An entry that makes you cry
Ryan O'Shaugnessy "Together" made me teary eyed whenever I watched the video and with both performances

12) A national final song you love
I've not really followed national finals. "Lo Malo" from Spain this year was excellent though

13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love
Loreen has a good number; "My Heart Is Refusing Me" was excellent. "Mambo" by Helena Paparizou and "Here I Am" by Sertab as well!

14) Your favourite Eurovision meme


15) A country you'd love to come back to Eurovision
Well, all of them! Turkey surely leads the pack but Monaco, Luxembourg, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovakia - please all come back! Morocco also welcome haha.

16) Your favourite postcard
Haven't really got one!

17) Your favourite winner
Well it's hard to beat "Euphoria"

18) An unpopular entry you like
Salvador Sobral "Amar Pelos Dois"

19) An entry you hated but now love
Patricia Kaas "Et s'il Fallait Le Faire"

20) An artist you'd love to see compete again
Lucie Jones for the UK but doing something along the lines of "Shady Lady"

21) Your favourite Eurovision country
Belgium have been solid mostly this decade (save "Mother"); France have also become pretty consistent! Sweden is an obvious one too but they've kind of gotten a bit too clinical

22) A song you'd love to perform yourself
Oh I've done SO many on karaoke. "Rise Like A Phoenix" was always a big one; had to drop that a couple of keys to be able to perform it though! My favourite to perform has actually been "You Are The Only One" by Sergey Lazarev - I did not realise just how hard a song that is to sing until I did it! How Sergey sang it AND performed by climbing up a wall, I'll not know... underrated tbh

23) Your 2018 fave
Eleni Foureira "Fuego" just overtook Madame Monsieur "Mercy"


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1) The first Eurovision entry you remember hearing
Turkey 2003: Sertab Erener - Every Way That I Can wub.gif I was only 6 but I really remember loving it and I've watched Eurovision every year since then!

2) Your favourite second placer
Australia 2016: Dami Im - Sound Of Silence, such a show stopping performance and I was so proud of an artist I'd loved for a few years smashing it like that, she really was robbed of the win as much as I love Jamala.

3) An entry that makes you laugh
Iceland 2006: Silvia Night - Congratulations, I absolutely love the trolliness of it rotf.gif Like imagine us just sending Vicky Pollard or Catherine Tate's Nan loool. Also the furore around it, like the fact that in Greece there was news coverage thinking she was really a huge diva and not realising she was a comedy character over in Iceland.

4) An entry that gets you dancing
Israel 2015: Nadav Guedj - Golden Boy, BANGER.

5) An artist you love who's competed more than once
Carola is 3 for 3 with her entries, I can't choose between Invincible and Fangad av en stormvind as my fave, depends on my mood.

6) Your favourite staging
I'm just gonna say Sweden 2012: Loreen - Euphpria as a cop out I'll probably say multiple times because everything about that performance was perfect, you just can't take your eyes off her and the way it's presented wub.gif

7) An entry with an important message
I think Israel 2018: Netta - Toy is so important, it came at exactly the right time and feels so important as a winner!

8) Your favourite alternative entry
Belgium 2017: Blanche - City Lights just edges out Latvia 2015, such a special song and once she sorted out her rabbit in headlights thing it was such a moment on stage!

9) An English language entry you love
Obv there are tonnes so I shuffled my Eurovision faves and got Greece 2008: Secret Combination by Kalomira *.* A fab ethno-bop from Greece, a bit of its time but certainly a deserved smash.

10) A non-English entry you love
Gonna go for a random pick of Germany 1995: MeKaDo - Wir geben ne party, so dated and of its time but so fun laugh.gif I can never unhear "makin' a curry" tho x

11) An entry that makes you cry
Germany 2018: Michael Schulte - You Let Me Walk Alone is just stunning wub.gif Once you hear the story abotu him losing his dad and him learning he was gonna be a father during this journey it has so much meaning to it.

12) A national final song you love
I'm gonna go with Kom by Timoteij, to think we could have had that BOP and we got Anna f***ing Bergendahl for Sweden 2010 manson.gif

13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love
My BJSC winner Vulcano by Francesca Michielin, who represented Italy in 2016! I could just say her whole discography tbh wub.gif

14) Your favourite Eurovision meme
I feel AWFUL but there was one that put like an RPG battle menu over SuRie and her stage invader and the options had "bash" in and I cackled rotf.gif

15) A country you'd love to come back to Eurovision
I'd love Morocco back as a slightly random one, imagine the Arabic ethnobops they could bring *.*

16) Your favourite postcard

f*** knows ngl I don't pay much attention to have a fave

17) Your favourite winner
OF COURSE Sweden 2012: Loreen - Euphoria which is possibly my fave song EVER period!

18) An unpopular entry you like
In terms of being a flop AND never getting love from fans, France 2014: Twin Twin - Moustache. 2 points wtf, it was such a bop!

19) An entry you hated but now love
Bulgaria 2017: Kristian Kostov - Beautiful Mess, it took until months after 2017 for me but I really do love it now, better late than never. I'm glad I didn't love it at the time in a way as it'd have made Portugal somehow winning even worse kink.gif

20) An artist you'd love to see compete again
Francesca Michielin with an undeniable BANGER that takes a win for Italy and makes her a star WW plz x

21) Your favourite Eurovision country
Hmm.. I could be predictable and say Australia or Sweden, Italy and Israel have really pulled it off in the past handful of years though so would have to be up there!

22) A song you'd love to perform yourself
I mean I could barely pull of That's How You Write A Song but I'd love something fun like Golden Boy or Occidentali's Karma.

23) Your 2018 fave
As a song, We Got Love by Jessica Mauboy and I haven't mentioned her yet but I did mention Toy, shout out to Fuego though as this top 3 of 2018 is basically inseparable.
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post May 19 2018, 11:57 PM
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QUOTE(Liаm @ May 20 2018, 12:53 AM) *
3) An entry that makes you laugh
Iceland 2006: Silvia Night - Congratulations, I absolutely love the trolliness of it rotf.gif Like imagine us just sending Vicky Pollard or Catherine Tate's Nan loool. Also the furore around it, like the fact that in Greece there was news coverage thinking she was really a huge diva and not realising she was a comedy character over in Iceland.

YES! And to think this would've been a finalist if they hadn't have had TEN auto-qualifiers back then ON TOP of the big 4 sleep.gif



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post May 20 2018, 12:03 AM
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If only laugh.gif it would have been such a moment in the final with everyone getting to see it! I can imagine such a troll entry in the social media age, she went all the way and then some and it'd be incredible if something like that happened in this day and age.
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post May 20 2018, 01:36 PM
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QUOTE(Midge @ May 20 2018, 12:53 AM) *
12) A national final song you love
I've not really followed national finals.

13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love
Loreen has a good number; "My Heart Is Refusing Me" was excellent.


12monts pre-Euphoria wink.gif


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post May 20 2018, 02:10 PM
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QUOTE(5 Silas Frøkner @ May 20 2018, 02:36 PM) *
12monts pre-Euphoria wink.gif

Well you pretty much proved my point there hahaha!! I had no idea ohmy.gif

The song I actually meant to post, though, was "Crying Out Your Name" - I haven't listened to her stuff in quite a while it seems, clearly laugh.gif
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post May 20 2018, 04:15 PM
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A lot of these answers are 2018 dominated.. probably because it’s all fresh

1) The first Eurovision entry you remember hearing
2014 Molly ‘Children Of The Universe’, obviously I’ve heard previous year’s entries but I can’t remember etc.. plus, 2014 was the year I really started to take notice of the ESC

2) Your favourite second placer
Fuego by Eleni Foureira

3) An entry that makes you laugh
Ukraine 2007

4) An entry that gets you dancing
Heroes by Mans

5) An artist you love who's competed more than once

6) Your favourite staging
Netta - Toy. I’m sure there’s many others but I cba to think back tbh! laugh.gif

7) An entry with an important message
2018 France

8) Your favourite alternative entry

9) An English language entry you love
Blanche - City Lights

10) A non-English entry you love
France 2018 already!

11) An entry that makes you cry

12) A national final song you love
Eye Cue - Lost And Found

13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love

14) Your favourite Eurovision meme
Eleni Foureira

15) A country you'd love to come back to Eurovision

16) Your favourite postcard
Can’t remember

17) Your favourite winner
Heroes - Sweden

18) An unpopular entry you like
Zibbz - Stones

19) An entry you hated but now love

20) An artist you'd love to see compete again
Molly Smitten-Downes

21) Your favourite Eurovision country
Sweden, always serving bops

22) A song you'd love to perform yourself
Fuego laugh.gif

23) Your 2018 fave
Fuego


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post May 20 2018, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE(Midge @ May 20 2018, 03:10 PM) *
Well you pretty much proved my point there hahaha!! I had no idea ohmy.gif

The song I actually meant to post, though, was "Crying Out Your Name" - I haven't listened to her stuff in quite a while it seems, clearly laugh.gif

Hahaha! I actually prefer MHIRM to Euphoria and the lightly edited version on the album (compared to the original 2011 single) is sublime.

MFest usually has a few gems each year
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I don't wanna spoil the results of my countdown so instead of choosing my faves for these I'll just choose the first songs that pop in my head that I like.

1) The first Eurovision entry you remember hearing
Selma - All Out Of Luck (Iceland '99)

2) Your favourite second placer
Dami Im - Sound of Silence (Australia '16) was great. I usually prefer the runner-up to the winner though.

3) An entry that makes you laugh
Pasha Parfeny - Lautar (Moldova '12) - the dancers were so funny

4) An entry that gets you dancing
Euroband - This Is My Life (Iceland '08) - proper banger

5) An artist you love who's competed more than once
Poli Genova (Bulgaria '11 & Bulgaria '16)

6) Your favourite staging
Iveta Mukuchyan - LoveWave (Armenia '16) - made me go from meh to WOW thanks to mainly camerawork and a little fire

7) An entry with an important message
Madame Monsieur - Mercy (France '18) I suppose.

8) Your favourite alternative entry
Manga - We Could Be The Same (Turkey '10) really great!

9) An English language entry you love
Molly - Children Of The Universe (United Kingdom '14) though this one is really wide open lmao

10) A non-English entry you love
Il Volo - Grande Amore (Italy '15) - masterpiece!

11) An entry that makes you cry
Dino Merlin - Love In Rewind (Bosnia & Herzegovina '11) honestly one of the few songs to make me teary eyed

12) A national final song you love
Adelén - Bombo (Norway '13) so many to choose from but this would have been amazing, just a shame it was in the same year as Margaret Berger who was just a smidge more amazing

13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love
Laura Tesoro - Higher (Belgium '16) - not wanting to be cheap and go for Loreen (since she's already been chosen by previous posters) but this was on rotation for me all last summer

14) Your favourite Eurovision meme
Yeah Yeah Fire lol

15) A country you'd love to come back to Eurovision
Turkey for sure

16) Your favourite postcard
Oh um idk. I liked the ones at Eurovision 2009 with the girls wearing landmarks from each country in their hair haha.

17) Your favourite winner
Loreen is the easy choice here but I also unashamedly love Ruslana so much

18) An unpopular entry you like
Trackshittaz - Woki Mit Deim Popo (Austria '12) is SUCH a jam!!

19) An entry you hated but now love
O'G3NE - Lights & Shadows (Netherlands '17) - the live performance sold it for me

20) An artist you'd love to see compete again
So many but I'd so love to see Silvia Night return. It would be so epic.

21) Your favourite Eurovision country
Not necessarily my all-time fav country but I was surprised to learn I love as many French entries as I do.

22) A song you'd love to perform yourself
lmao none of them thanks. I don't sing

23) Your 2018 fave
Eleni Foureira - Fuego (Cyprus '18) - It's a tight race but it's the one I'm still listening most to
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When working through this I realised that I could give about five answers for most of these questions, so I’ve tried where possible to only use an entry once in an attempt to spread my answers around a little:

1) The first Eurovision entry you remember hearing
The first time I ever watched Eurovision was the 2011 Final and that was kicked off by Paradise Oskar - Da Da Dam

2) Your favourite second placer
There are a lot of great second placers out there but one that stands out for me is the absolutely stunning Lane moje by Zeljko Joksimovic

3) An entry that makes you laugh
The fact that the EBU were completely fine with the name Trackshittaz will never not be funny

4) An entry that gets you dancing
There’s just something really uplighting about If Love Was A Crime. Plus, the bit of Bulgarian in the chorus is such a lovely touch

5) An artist you love who's competed more than once
This could only be the legend that is Valentina Monetta!

6) Your favourite staging
The tree from 1944 gives me goosebumps every single time I watch it, even now

7) An entry with an important message
Rise Like A Phoenix for both the message of the song itself and the message sent by the fact it was able to win (and get good televoting support even across much of Eastern Europe in the process)

8) Your favourite alternative entry
I remember seeing Love Injected performed in 2015 and thinking it was so captivating and refreshing

9) An English language entry you love
LoveWave is just pretty iconic all round tbh

10) A non-English entry you love
När jag blundar is just such a beautiful song

11) An entry that makes you cry
There was a point last year where Anja - Where I Am ended up really resonating with me

12) A national final song you love
There are loads of Melfest songs I could have listed here but recently I’ve been listening a lot to Michele Bravi - Il diario degli errori from Sanremo 2017 (plus, his duet with Annalisa in this year’s Sanremo was great!)

13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love
This is a slightly left field choice but I’m going to go for Ses Etme by Athena (who represented Turkey in Istanbul 2004) and the video is really amazing as well (although to warn people who haven't seen it before, there are clips of violence towards the end)

14) Your favourite Eurovision meme
I’m not really that familiar with many Eurovision memes, although I suppose I have seen a few funny versions of the SuRie stage invasion meme on Twitter

15) A country you'd love to come back to Eurovision
Like others have said I’d ideally like every country to return! But I really hope the success of Czechia this year persuades Slovakia to have another go soon

16) Your favourite postcard
The 2014 postcards are far and away the best set of postcards I can remember! Seriously, all of the 2014 set are great but Ukraine’s is probably my favourite of the bunch

17) Your favourite winner
This is such a tough question! According to iTunes my most-played Eurovision winner is Everyway That I Can so I guess that’s a fitting answer

18) An unpopular entry you like
Fusedmarc - Rain of Revolution (and I know I’m not alone in this!)

19) An entry you hated but now love
I couldn’t think of anything obvious so I went to hunt out my old sets of rankings and apparently 2014 me did not at all like Quero ser tua!?!?

20) An artist you'd love to see compete again
Dami Im with an uptempo banger!

21) Your favourite Eurovision country
Sweden and Israel have been pretty consistent recently but I must admit I have a soft spot for Portugal (but bizarrely I’m not that keen on Amar Pelos Dois…)

22) A song you'd love to perform yourself
Well I really can’t sing, so it’s going to have to be a lip sync version, but I’d go for Quédate conmigo - there are some huge notes towards the end that I imagine would be really good fun

23) Your 2018 fave
My top three would probably be Fuego, Monsters and O Jardim


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1) The first Eurovision entry you remember hearing
The first one I was aware of being a Eurovision entry was perhaps Wild Dances
2) Your favourite second placer
SO HARD: Fuego, Shady Lady, Dancing Lasha Tumbai, Lane Moje
3) An entry that makes you laugh
Valentina - Social Network Song
4) An entry that gets you dancing
Charlotte Pirelli - Hero (every Friday at 2 Brewers haha)
5) An artist you love who's competed more than once
POLI GENOVA
6) Your favourite staging
Shine - Georgia 2010
7) An entry with an important message
1944
8) Your favourite alternative entry
Hard Rock Hallelujah
9) An English language entry you love
Yodel It
10) A non-English entry you love
Molitva
11) An entry that makes you cry
Drip Drop after many a beer
12) A national final song you love
TImoteij - Kom
13) A non-Eurovision song by a Eurovision artist you love
Emmelie de Forest - Drunk Tonight or Ruslana - Hutsul Girl or Annet Artani - Alive or AySel - Say Maybe
14) Your favourite Eurovision meme
Yeah, Yeah, FIRE
15) A country you'd love to come back to Eurovision
Turkey
16) Your favourite postcard
17) Your favourite winner
Emmlie de Forest/Ruslana
18) An unpopular entry you like
Turkey 2012
19) An entry you hated but now love
Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited
20) An artist you'd love to see compete again
Poli Genova (she needs dat win)
21) Your favourite Eurovision country
Ukraine
22) A song you'd love to perform yourself
The Balkan Girls (have done many a time haha)
23) Your 2018 fave
FUEGO


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