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    Do other countries take this seriously and send their big hitters?

    Are there any rules around entrants?

    I mean surely if we actually cared and could we’d send someone suitably aligned to euro pop in a cheesy enough sense, like Take That or Robbie, and romp home.

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    Do other countries actually have 'big hitters'?

    And, as I understand it, sort of. They send people who are either popular in their own countries or popular in Europe generally, rather than the shit we send.

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    Other countries don't have any 'big hitters'.

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    It's a celebration of the European music scene and we are not part of that. We have our own music scene aligned somewhat with America.

    If we put a London hip hop artist up we'd do better.

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    Or just enter the normal rubbish, but put them in double denim and a mullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Other countries don't have any 'big hitters'.
    They have their big hitters surely, obviously complete binmen compared to our artists, but the point was are they sending the best they have or nobbling themselves like we do?

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    Ah, I see Niko’s got that.

    Is it the case though, can our European friends here confirm?

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    That German girl who won the other year and who GS was creeping on had a song that was number 1 in a billion countries at the time, so I imagine they are relatively much more famous. That Swedish bloke last night seemed to be well known as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yevrah View Post
    Ah, I see Niko’s got that.

    Is it the case though, can our European friends here confirm?
    We send nobodies or novelty acts.

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    Swedish man's song was number 1 in various countries and Italian bloke has like 80m views on YouTube or something.

    'Michael Rice' is a nobody.

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    We've tried Blue before and they tanked, so unless we get Adele or One Direction to do it, then we are stuck finishing last.

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    Russia rolled out Tatu that one year.

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    They finished 5th and aren’t exactly anything special. Send Ed Sheeran and they’d win by the highest margin ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yevrah View Post
    Ah, I see Niko’s got that.

    Is it the case though, can our European friends here confirm?
    We sent the guy who made ”Sandstorm” back in the day and didn’t even make the final. Don’t think hitters come much heavier than that. I guess you just need to guess what’s the ”thing” you need that year. We won it with some monster freaks the only time we’ve won it ffs.

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    I seem to say this everytime someone mentions that the UK needs to do better etc iirc.

    Make the winner of The X Factor/The Voice get a spot for Eurovision. Some other countries do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pleb View Post
    I seem to say this everytime someone mentions that the UK needs to do better etc iirc.

    Make the winner of The X Factor/The Voice get a spot for Eurovision. Some other countries do that.
    Winners of those things wouldn't want to be tarred with that brush.

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    Why don't countries sing in their native language? That's super shit

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    English is the perfect language for pop music. It's far more developed linguistically which gives you far more options as a songwriter.

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    It might be my imagination but I'm sure there used to be a lot more songs sung in forrin.

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    Yeah, having the subtitles on for the HILARIOUS translations used to be a thing.

    Now it's mostly just the French and the odd rogue nation.

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    Since we get everything subtitled , I can assure you that there are some real pearls there every now and again.

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    When it was all for national markets you could sing in foreign, but now they're all going for pan-European hits which is why they need to sing in the lingua franca.

    We are just not part of that European music scene hence we do so badly.

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    The winner this year was a Keane b-side, and the runner up was a rap song. I'm not sure how you can claim the latter has universal appeal when it's sang in Italian by an Arab, and the people who decide the points don't speak Italian and a large proportion of them don't like brown people. It's nonsense to suggest that the UK doesn't possess the talent to write a song that can win Eurovision.

    We just send awful songs. How many people watch the UK national selection tournament? Fucking nobody because it's shit. The Swedish, Norwegian, Italian competitions and others are mini eurovisions and worth watching in their own right if you like pop music.

    The song they chose this year was written by the guy that wrote and performed the Swedish entry, which was probably a smart choice, but the song was an absolute turd so he probably knew what he was doing.

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    Damn ya'll finished LAST?! Were the last 3 remaining members of S Club not available?

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    Finished last, and then got docked some points to boot.

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