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    Default Eurovision 2019

    Not sure if it is appropriate to put this thread in the Art, Music, Literature subforum.

    It would be good if someone could find a place for non-Europeans to watch the show via an online stream for free .

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    I think there will be a live stream on YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bento View Post
    I think there will be a live stream on YouTube
    From what I gather, such streams aren't typically available for free outside Europe (at least, not live).

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    I wonder if the UK is going to participate next year as well. I mean: BREXIT IS BREXIT ;-)

    No more live broadcasting of the contest in the UK, life will never be the same again.
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    The assumption that the UK can't particpate at the European Eurovision Song Contest after a Brexit is not correct.

    A country has to be member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), not the European Union, to take part at that event.
    Last edited by WinnieW; 05-15-2019 at 08:59 PM.

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    why wud u wanna watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 9 large View Post
    why wud u wanna watch
    To be able to say "I was there", and to sample a range of cheeses from many different countries while listening to noises that are probably worse than whatever makes it into the singles charts these days?

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    why are some countries just skipping the initial selections and get straight to the finals? :/

    (did Italy perform yet??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooo View Post
    why are some countries just skipping the initial selections and get straight to the finals? :/

    (did Italy perform yet??)
    Some countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) automatically qualify because they fund Eurovision, as well as last year's winning country/the host country.

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    For Non-Europeans:

    This might work if you want to watch Eurovision live for free:
    Install the Opera Browser

    Then turn on the VPN (virtual proxy network), and set the Optimal location to Europe:
    https://help.opera.com/en/opera-tuto...-vpn-in-opera/

    Then watch the Eurovision stream on Youtube, hopefully:
    https://www.techradar.com/news/how-t...e-song-contest

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinnieW View Post
    The assumption that the UK can't particpate at the European Eurovision Song Contest after a Brexit is not correct.

    A country has to be member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), not the European Union, to take part at that event.
    Oh man, how ignorant of me that I completely overlooked this! Stupid me! Dumb, dumb, dumb....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subteigh View Post
    Some countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) automatically qualify because they fund Eurovision, as well as last year's winning country/the host country.
    thanks Sub, Italy's so snob about the Eurovision, we never watch it, talk about it or anything... tvs don't even show it so thanks for providing a link. I really like the Italian guy btw

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    Just over 45 minutes until this starts (although it generally a while before anything starts happening).

    This is the estimated probability that a country will win, of all those with an estimate probability greater than 1% (useful for knowing which ones to look out for):

    Country Probability
    Netherlands 54.35%
    Australia 12.82%
    Switzerland 8.70%
    Sweden 6.06%
    Iceland 3.57%
    Italy 4.00%
    Russia 2.08%
    Azerbaijan 2.17%
    Norway 2.63%
    France 2.00%

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooo View Post
    thanks Sub, Italy's so snob about the Eurovision, we never watch it, talk about it or anything... tvs don't even show it so thanks for providing a link. I really like the Italian guy btw
    I personally think eurovision is stupid yeah, i'm one of those snobs
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I personally think eurovision is stupid yeah, i'm one of those snobs
    Ich auch! aber Mahmood ist sehr sehr gut und schön, ja.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooo View Post
    Ich auch! aber Mahmood ist sehr sehr gut und schön, ja.
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    The song contest used to be a hudge event when I was a kid. The whole family gathered around the tv screen to watch it, but we all lost a lot of interest as the years went by.
    I watch it some years when I feel motivated to do, but more often I do stuff which is more appealing to me... and rest of my family as well.

    In the early years it was much more about the art and music... but the music business has changed anyway through the decades.

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    So far I like Australia. But I didnt hear all songs. I am in a bar and there is so much noise here.

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    I thought Iceland’s was the best executed overall...the best performance. They seemed like the only ones to take the competition seriously. I don’t know if the “song” actually had lyrics, which is a consideration if you are supposed to vote for the best song. But I don’t know if I could vote for song called Hate Will Prevail if it was up to me.

    Australia was my second favourite, and probably the one I’d choose. I also liked Denmark’s and Norway’s, if I recall.

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    For those who have not watched before: the long process of each country revealing their nation’s votes is half the fun.

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    For those who can watch it without becoming nauseous: What is your medication? I mean it is a medical breakthrough.
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    Best (IMO):






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    I'm glad Mahmood was second, also I was disappointed by the bias of the juries (most countries were voting their neighbors or exchanging favors with each others, also most of them voted "North Macedonia" (!!) just out of pity, bleh).

    my top three favs were: Italy, Netherlands, France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooo View Post
    also I was disappointed by the bias of the juries (most countries were voting their neighbors or exchanging favors with each others,
    That's not new.

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    when the Cypriot person was delaying announcing their 12 points, you could hear the crowd in Tel Aviv shouting "Greece", and then apparently they were booing when in fact it was Greece.

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    I really thought Italy deserved to win.
    I also liked Germany's and Estonia's.

    Iceland was horrible. Just revolting noise.
    It was hard to pay attention to France's song because the lead singer had one of the ugliest faces I've seen.
    Australia (among others) had fun effects but the song itself didn't stand out to me.

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    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    I also liked Germany's...
    Talented singers but bad song choice, imho, at least for that particular event.

    ...still figuring out based on what critieria the jury award points to the artists.

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    ^ sympathy :/

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    ^^^
    I thought overall aesthetics.

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