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Postby gdhs1 » Sat May 12, 2007 10:18 pm

Ha ha! Missus insisted UK were 'wicked' and should win...

Thank god I didnt listen.

However, who would have thought that Bilbo Baggins would win it? I didnt even know that Middle-Earth was in Europe... :?

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Postby MARKYH » Sat May 12, 2007 10:22 pm

I couldn't agree more re the voting - don't know why they even bother performing the songs, better just to show us all a map - but that's no excuse
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Postby michael keane » Sat May 12, 2007 10:26 pm


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Postby betking » Sat May 12, 2007 11:01 pm

The UK beat Ireland?!? :shock: Didnt see that coming...
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Postby chilin_dude » Sun May 13, 2007 1:04 am

Top call on Turkey top 4 finish @ 9 Alfie
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Postby Inatimate1 » Sun May 13, 2007 9:39 am

feel sorry for the UK, on performance it should have been them, belarus, sweden, greece or ukraine. didn't think joe pasquale's twin sister should have won but that's life
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Postby Room316 » Sun May 13, 2007 11:18 am

I do feel the best song won on the night, but soemthing definetly needs to be done about the voting. I know its always been political, and people vote due to their geograpical position to other countries but last night was much worst than usual.

The semi-finals need to be split into two pools with Eastern euro countires in one and Western in the other. This would give other countries such as Holland, Denmark, Switzeland a chance to get to the final.

Correct me if i'm wrong but its my understanding that England, Germany, Spain and France provide the main financial backing for the 'contest'. In the current climate these countries dont stand a chance of winning. I'm sure they might have something to say about the way things are going.
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Postby Betfairalfie » Sun May 13, 2007 12:35 pm

CD - thanks. 4 out of 5 right for me this Eurovision. Lets hope for better next time ;-)

Changing the format of the contest - yes, bound to happen, especially at the semi final stage. They need more OLD Europe songs in the final to maintain interest. (But that just means better value when backing the NEW Europe entries, as they will still have 42 countries voting ;-) )

We pay the most to the EBU and for that they allow us to automatically qualify for a contest that we have no chance of winning, but at least we qualify! I can't see them adjusting the format of the final though, certainly not enough for the UK to win again - unless they give us a +200 point handicap start :?

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Postby michael keane » Sun May 13, 2007 3:29 pm

Two semis next year ! :lol:

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Postby Betfairalfie » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:03 am

Michael Keane - your info is confirmed.
Only the Host Country, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom are automatically qualified for the Final. All other participants will be grouped into two Semi-Finals.
France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom being the biggest contributors to the Eurovision TV pot.

That may even up the NEW Europe bias but of course its all in the, as yet unannounced, details.

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