Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Eurovision Semi Final 1 Live Blog

So it's been a year since we last did this Dear Constant Reader. Here we go again...

I won't bother with videos or song/artist names as they can all be found on my Eurovision page

20:00 I think this is going to be the strongest of the semi finals, with my three favourites all playing: Montenegro, the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

20:02 Magic horses???

20:05 Still no music... but at least we have presenters... can't be long before green room shenanigans start...

20:07 Let's start the show... FINALLY...

Montenegro

20:09 Sexy dancer, proper Eurovision song... :D

20:10 Hmm... not exactly singing so well though. Shame, good song.

Czech Republic

20:11 Gypsies!!! In Superhero costumes...

20:13 Maybe not going to win. Was I on drugs last night? Hmm..

Belgium

20:15 Oops... he messed up.

20:16 Poor guy, can't sing tonight.

Belarus

20:21 A proper ballad!!!

20:23 Liked this one. :D

Sweden

20:24 well she can sing!

Armenia

20:26 Erm... as Jim says "there's a fucking house somewhere missing it's curtains"

20:27 Hmm... the song is alright, but the costumes... wow, how Near Eastern!

Oh it must be the ad breaks as we are having an interview with Jade now...

Andorra

20:33 I didn't know Geri Halliwell was from Andorra

Sweet song.

Switzerland

20:37 Cool ballad. Shame he can't sing.

Bill is also live blogging.

Turkey

20:39 My other favourite, love the clothes, love the song, love the act.

20:42 YAY!!

Israel

20:43 Well usually I give nil points to Israel with my Mum's famous voting comment "Stop killing Palestinians" but this song has a good message so I'll be nice.

20:47 Oh God, it's the green room, although the annoying presenter in the green room is actually quite cute...

Bulgaria

20:50 Stilts, capes, mullets. Bulgaria have truly captured the spirit of the contest.

Rubbish song though

Iceland

20:53 It's a nice song. But it's a little boring. And can Iceland really afford Eurovision right now?

Macedonia

20:56 these guys are actually time travelers from the eighties...

20:57 Ooo... the drummer is hot!

20:58 Good stuff, found myself liking it for some reason

Romania

21:00 One hour in, and we get a song which would probably do ok on the UKs chart. Not bad, if not my sort of thing. Good for background music before a night out.

Finland

21:03 Oh noes. Eurorap.

Portugal

Hmm.. not bad. Very easy to listen to.

Malta

21:12 well I always award 12 points to Malta!! Because they are always nice to us.

Hmm... again.. I quite like this. Surprised.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

21:16 Last song of the night :( Good but NO PASSION...

The songs tonight have, as Bill said in comments, not been awful. But a lot seemed to lack fun/passion/soul. :(

Now... the voting starts.... this will be interesting... new voting system!

Turkey, Belarus, Andorra, Czech Republic to go through please.

21:35 the voting is over... on with the results???

21:39 Steve tells me Tatu are on... and we get a boring segment about how Jade managed to bore the rest of Europe to death with our song. :(

21:42 Mmm... Sakis and Norways entry on the same sofa... wish Sarah would get out from between them.... *allows mind to wander*

21:47 Turn off your telly's! Don't watch our entry... just vote for it. PLEASE. But don't watch it's boring.

21:48 I'd like to give Dimitry an electric shock.

The winners are:

Turkey! YAY!
Sweden!!
Israel. Nice.
Portugal. Random!

Jim's hoping Andorra

Malta
Finland. Eurorap. :S
Bosnia and Herzegovina???
Romania.. what!
Armenia... nooooo...
Iceland.

NO BELARUS OR ANDORRA??? Sacrilege!!

What about Macedonia or Montenegro?

Such a shame. Such a shame.

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31 comments:

  1. Was this the most boring intro ever, or what? I mean, ever since sound was added to TV?

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  2. Very boring, but like Montenegro's dancer...

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  3. I have the feeling I better could have skipped the whole beginning until Sweden's performance. So far I liked none of the songs. Perhaps Belarus then...?

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  4. Hmm.. Belarus is a traditional Eurovision ballad, gotta love it!

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  5. I think the Swedish singer pulled it off. When I saw her performance on the video, I was afraid she would fail terrible tonight. But she did not

    My favorite, so far.

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  6. Yeah she did, even Jim liked it

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  7. Oh, Andorra is pretty ok also. Just a simple pop song. And they look...well....cute....

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  8. Yeah, like that one.... :D

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  9. Switserland... lesson one: unless it is a hardrock song, or rap, the singer must be able to... sing.

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  10. Yeah, but thank God for Turkey!!

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  11. Turkey is one of my favorites this year! Although her singing was not that good. But the song is good!

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  12. Song was awesome, agree singing not so good tonight

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  13. Oh, hello presenter Dmitry! Can we skip one of the sreally bad songs and look at Dmitry?

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  14. Much better than the previous Green Room presenters!!

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  15. Bulgaria... we could have skipped THIS and watched Dmitry...

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  16. Yes, or least he could of perform a strip tease on stage to the music.

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  17. At least!

    Oh, Iceland has a really good song. I missed that when previewing the songs.

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  18. Oh, the Finnish guy is...plain scary... can we switch to Dmitty for counter balance?

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  19. Please tell me we didn't just go to the green room??? We've got some boring segment on here, please don't make me miss Dimitry!!

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  20. Think there are few real duds tonite than I can remember in a while

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  21. YES...we just had a lot of Dimitry time!! We want more!

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  22. Bill: I agree, most are either average or good. Hopeful

    Steve: I'm so writing a letter of complaint about this!!

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  23. That's it. I want Sweden, Andorra, Turkey and Iceland to go to finals!

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  24. Oh no..an intermezzo... with Tatu... oh noes!

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  25. Count yourself lucky! We have a segment on how we sent our act around Europe boring everyone...

    I'd prefer Tatu!!

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  26. haha...well, send in your complaint together with the Green Room complaint!

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  27. We got Green Room time now!!

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  28. SO DID WE! YAY!

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  29. Ok...Sweden and Turkey are through. Come on Andorra and Iceland!

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  30. Hmph. That's all I'm saying. See ya Thursday!

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  31. We're still on a revue of past and present Eurovision songs in Spain; it's quite a good show on one of the digital channels.

    Most of the entrants who got thru the 1st semi-final in Moscow tonite I can live with. I'm still rooting for either israel or Iceland - although like u I doubt Iceland could afford to host the thing next year (without IMF help).

    Now we're finishing off the show here with the Spanish entry for this year. Not a great song, I'd have to say and not particularly well sung - it blends Euro and north-African sounds so at least it's trying to be a bridge.

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