Skip to comments.Eurovision Song Contest: Bluff your way through this year's show
Posted on 05/09/2017 1:20:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Break out the sequins and pop the champagne - it's Eurovision time again.
It's that time of year when delegations from across Europe - and further afield - come together to find out which country will be crowned the winner of the annual song contest-cum-live TV spectacle.
This year marks the 62nd edition of the international gathering that, over the years, has brought us such gems as Waterloo by Abba, Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz and Flying the Flag by Scooch.
For some it's a deluge of gaudiness, kitsch and music to make your ears bleed. To many aficionados, though, it's a yearly delight that can be relied upon to deliver emotion, tension and laughter in bucketloads.
Here's what you need to know ahead of this year's event.
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Those 20 progress to the final on Saturday, when they will be joined by the so-called "big five" - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - and host nation Ukraine.
The "big five" get an automatic pass to the final as they pay the most towards keeping the contest going.
Is there every any real music with a real band on those stupid shows, or are they always lip syncing to pop music? What in the world makes any of that interesting to watch? I really don’t get it. Go to live gig instead. I can’t imagine associating with anyone that gets into that kind of pop culture.
Can’t help you with that.
I remember when Israel won with Boney B. I think that is the last Eurovision I saw.
>>has brought us such gems as Waterloo by Abba, Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz and Flying the Flag by Scooch.<<
Abba and who and who?
>>There have been 61 contests to date, but 64 winners. That’s because the 1969 contest resulted in a four-way split, with France, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK all ending up with the same points tally.<<
Be EU about the whole thing and just give Participant Trophies to EVERYONE! No hurt feelings that way!
This years winner will be the band Muslim Refugee from Syria singing their hit, Rape the Infidels.
Very nice photo.
I am on the right side next to my blonde wife : )
The only one that failed to advance from my likes above is Slovenia. :)
Better luck next time Slovenia!
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