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post Apr 13 2021, 09:45 PM
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And y'all thought I'd never get round to this!

So as a little pre-game to Buzzvision 2021 which will be coming...at some point, we're going to reveal what we actually picked as our winner of Eurovision 2020. This way it'll be a nice way to wrap up and round off what in many ways is the first chapter in a two chapter story (and I'd argue that without 2020 being cancelled, we wouldn't have as good a contest as we're going to have this May). As we did away with the semi finals for circumstantial reasons we're going to be recapping the 2020 songs in the form of a countdown with commentary from yours truly until we reach BuzzJack's favourite!

If you need a refresher of what could have been, here's a recap of the contest that never was;



So lets begin an eleven month late results reveal and style it out like this was all planned from the beginning *.*
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So lets begin with our wooden spoon, or should I say spoons?

=40 Estonia: Uku Suviste - What Love Is? (4 points)
=40 Portugal: Elisa - Medo De Sentir (4 points)




Getting the joint last place of 2020 are two of the basic ballads that are statistically tied with both of them exactly one set of 4 points (Campbell and uhsting to blame for each respectively). Obviously Uku would go on to win Eesti Laul again in 2021 for another shot but poor Elisa suffers the indignity of a wooden spoon followed by not even being invited back to compete in FdC so for our purposes at least makes her the biggest loser of this bunch. Obviously neither of these are really what you'd consider typical Buzzjack faves so I can't say I'm surprised to see them down this low.
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post Apr 13 2021, 09:59 PM
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39. San Marino: Senhit - Freaky (7 points)
4 points - Jason, 1 point - jafet, n4yr, nickthenoodle



In at 39 is the leading contender for glow up of the year - part pop-star, part money laundering scheme Senhit's Freaky which may or may not have been hastily clambered together after a certain other song from higher up in this countdown was snatched from San Marino's desperate hands! For all this would have sunk without trace in the before time semi finals, there's no denying that Senhit's the good time gal of both 2020 AND 2021.

And hey, whatever they saved on particpation costs for 2020 they obviously put to good use!
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post Apr 13 2021, 10:16 PM
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Medo De Sentir is underrated me thinks
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post Apr 13 2021, 10:16 PM
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Poor Freaky!
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post Apr 14 2021, 08:45 AM
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Can't wait for Senhit to get that 39-1 climb *.

Freaky was by no means bad, but very much a mid-rank sort of song so I understand why it struggled to pick up points.

A rather deserved joint last - I hope Uku performs a bit better in Buzzvision 2021, just to recognise that he has come back with a much better song.
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post Apr 14 2021, 08:48 AM
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Uku hasn't been a relevant presence in either contest but that's a bit harsh, I actually enjoyed his 2020 entry. Yet to do so for the 2021 one. Senhit, haha, but yes, 'Freaky' was terrible.
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post Apr 14 2021, 12:52 PM
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36. Spain: Blas Canto - Universo (14 points)
8 points - Cameron, 3 points - dan-G, AdamAloud

37. Croatia: Damir Kedzo - Divlji vjetre (13 points)
7 points - AdamAloud, 6 points - WhoOdyssey

38. France: Tom Leeb - Mon Alliée (The Best In Me) (10 points)
6 points - LUKE, 2 points - WhoOdyssey, 1 point - Jason, Jahq


Filling in the next few fodder slots we have that classic Buzzjack catnip, low to midtempo male ballads! Spain and France have wound up likely where they were going to end up had the contest gone ahead (unless the 40+ heterosexual women demographic went wild for Tom Leeb) and Croatia...could have been the surprise 10th placer in the semis? maybe? France and Croatia at least look like they're more primed for a glow up in 2021 and Spain...are just happy to be here!
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post Apr 14 2021, 01:05 PM
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34. Slovenia: Ana Soklic - Voda (29 points)
15 points - Bre, 7 points - Colm, NocheLuna


35. Poland: Alicja - Empire (21 points)
7 points - n4yr, Bre, Iz


Inkeeping with the matriarchal instincts of Buzzjack's tastes, following three male ballads are two female ballads. Both of these had their fans and were potentially on the borderline for qualification in the alternate universe. Slovenia are very much staying in the same lane for this year whilst poor Alicja was dumped for someone with, shall we say, "connections" to the Polish president - draw your own conclusions!
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post Apr 14 2021, 03:13 PM
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31. Belgium: Hooverphonic - Release Me (35 points)
10 points - Bre, 9 points - Jade 8 points - WhoOdyssey 7 points - LUKE 1 point - Riser


32. Finland: Aksel - Looking Back (34 points)
10 points - Riser 9 points - Colm 7 points - Jason 5 points - PeteFromLeeds 3 points - WhoOdyssey


33. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo - Kemama (33 points)
7 points - Riser 5 points - Vulker, Nocheluna 4 points - Oliver, dan-G, Pavel 3 points - Jahq 1 point - LUKE


Less of a connecting theme here but for neatness sake we're rounding up neatly before the top 30. We've got version 17 or of Kemama scoring an IMO undeservedly low score and two vocalists who won't be with us in 2021 counting replaceable Hooverphonic vocalist and Aksel from Finland. Of all the "poor x" singers from last year, Aksel's probably got the most grievances given that;

- Finland was the first country to announce that they would be going back to a national final
- Aksel was the first artist to
- Aksel spent most of the pre-NF season briefing that he wouldn't be back
- When he is back his entry doesn't get a pimp running order slot or much fanfare in the press
- He ends up coming 5th in UMK 2021, the worst of any returning 2020 artist going through a national final

Poor poor poor Aksel indeed!
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post Apr 14 2021, 03:16 PM
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So to recap from 41 to 31

31 35 Belgium
32 34 Finland
33 33 Czech Republic
34 29 Slovenia
35 21 Poland
36 14 Spain
37 13 Croatia
38 10 France
39 7 San Marino
40 4 Estonia
40 4 Portugal

Thoughts on this group so far? Any that you're surprised to see so early/any you're surprised to see haven't appeared yet?
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post Apr 14 2021, 03:37 PM
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Seriously side-eyeing some of Bré's choices here - Empire, eh ok I can understand, but Voda and Release Me?!

No real surprises so far but I'm sad that Benny is so low, I hope he rightly gets a top 15 placing MINIMUM in Buzzvision 2021.
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post Apr 14 2021, 04:18 PM
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Portugal is criminally underrated but other than that I expect these countries to be near the bottom, maybe not San Marino.

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post Apr 14 2021, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE(J❄️hq @ Apr 14 2021, 04:37 PM) *
Seriously side-eyeing some of Bré's choices here - Empire, eh ok I can understand, but Voda and Release Me?!


I don't even remember what 'Empire' is but I stand by the other two (especially 'Voda', y'all here are just racist against Balkan ballads x)

I just chose to stan Slovenia recently, although that probably ends this year since they sold out and sent an English language song
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post Apr 14 2021, 04:47 PM
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Voda is amazing. As is Looking Back. ❤️
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post Apr 14 2021, 06:05 PM
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30. United Kingdom: James Newman - My Last Breath (37 points)
13 points - WhoOdyssey 8 points - gooddelta 5 points - nickthenoodle 4 points - Vulker, PeteFromLeeds 2 points - DionTheSats123 1 point - Sergej



And so we come to last year's UK entry - getting a post all to themselves given this forum's demographics. There were glimmers of hope with this one, the involvement of an actual record label, the song getting a release on streaming straight away and Sweden voting it into their top 10 on their Eurovision replacement programme. But by the same token, this also had all the hallmarks of an "accidental flop" style of song that the UK does so well - think Storm, You're Not Alone, Bigger Than Us for relevant examples and there's no real reason why the song's 30 seconds too short?

No matter where James places this year, I'm sure much will be written about it but for now lets raise a glass to the schrodinger's eurovision entry of both painful flop avoided and surprise success snatched away from us!
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post Apr 14 2021, 06:14 PM
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Medo de Sentir definitely didn't deserve last! Really grew on me afer a few listens, a beautiful song.
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post Apr 14 2021, 06:35 PM
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28. Austria: Vincent Bueno - Alive (43 points)
11 points - DionTheSats123, PeteFromLeeds 7 points - WhoOdyssey 6 points - Vulker 3 points - Oliver, SevenSeize 2 points - Jason


29. Belarus: VAL - Da Vidna (41 points)
11 points - WhoOdyssey 9 points - nickthenoodle, Vulker 7 points - RobBob 3 points - Jafet 2 points - Jahq


At 29 we've got one of our countries who won't be returning for well documented reasons and in style at that with VAL joining the pro-democracy rallies earlier this year. And also there's Austria. Erm. Uhhh. He's back this year?

Also we've already lost seven out of 15 of WhoOdyssey's votes - I think we have our winner for "most contrarian' votes here!
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post Apr 14 2021, 09:55 PM
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26. North Macedonia: VASIL - You (48 points)
13 points - danG 10 points - Jade 8 points - NocheLuna 3 points - Jason, PeteFromLeeds Bre 2 points - Iz 1 point - Oliver


27. Georgia: Tornike Kipiani - Take Me As I Am (47 points)
10 points - Jahq, Ghosty 9 points - Iz, Oliver 4 points - SevenSeize 3 points - LUKE 2 points - PeteFromLeeds


At 27 and 26 we have two of our "unique characters" of 2020 and two stories of evolving and growing into 2021. Tornike's polarising guttural growling entry that could have caught enough people's imagination to get out of that theoretical semi (it not being last here is a mark of something at least!) has given way to a near guaranteed non qualifier. Vasil on the other hand has gone from some half baked cold mess tango pop to embracing the inner theatre queen within (and honey, that female dancer in the video isn't fooling anyone!).
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post Apr 15 2021, 04:50 AM
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This is fun as I've forgotten most of these songs by now and get to re-listen to them. I should've given more points to Benny Cristo (and possibly fewer points to Aksel!)
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