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The Greatest Eurovision Songs That Never Were

Discussion in 'Eurovision' started by Charley, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Charley

    Charley Moderator

    Here's a place to discuss all the brilliant songs that never made it out of Melodifestivalen, Making Your Mind Up, Melodi Grand Prix, Eurosong and all the other National Finals!

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    What are your favourites? What songs undeservingly lost out on a shot at Eurovision Glory? Would they have done better than the songs that did win? What hidden National Final gems do you still listen to?
     
  2. Mvnl

    Mvnl Moderator

  3. Mvnl

    Mvnl Moderator

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMA6IqG6aCk&feature=related
    Great song and performance, although it wouldn't have stand a chance (being sung in dutch and all..) plus that year's dutch winner was Edsilia who did a great job..

    (this song's basically Delta Goodrem's I Can't Break It To My Heart with dutch lyrics and a more theatrical sound)
     
  4. Charley

    Charley Moderator

  5. Mvnl

    Mvnl Moderator

    No, to be honest I see it now for the first time.. (didn't always watch the dutch preselection)

    I also adóre this one from 2006
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7ViIfkKbqc
    (still waiting for a HQ studio recording of that too ever surface)
     
  6. Charley

    Charley Moderator

    I love Maud to bits, but her Eurovision songs were such a disappointment (Especially after brilliant songs as 'Moe') She should stop playing poker all the time and finally release that second album!

    I loved Behave's 'Heaven Knows' from the Dutch 2006 National Final! I don't know why, but the lead singer's slight lisp is surprisingly sexy...
     
  7. Mvnl

    Mvnl Moderator

    I never knew Maud did that song as well.. it's actually a cover of this version
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzDKNZKY8Mg
    Loved that song, although I hate the way 'zonsopgang' is mispronounced to make it fit in with the rhythm..
     
  8. Charley

    Charley Moderator

    Oh wow, I never knew that was a cover! Thanks! I see on your RYM Profile that you don't have the Maud album? How is this possible?! It may not be the greatest album of all time, but I've played it to death since I bought it back in 2004!

    Two more Greatest Eurovision Songs That Never Were:

    Romania 2005:
    Loredana - Lele
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFqw2DkHnuE

    AMAZING! You guys will love this! (Well I do anyway!) It's a shame she didn't win, but 'Let Me Try' was a worthy opponent.

    Turkey 2005:
    Seçil Hüner Yapakçı - Rumuz Andante
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfiNBu56m6k

    This was a MILLION times better than the mess that was 'Rimi Rimi Ley'!
     
  9. Mvnl

    Mvnl Moderator

    I didn't care too much for her on Idols, didn't really like her single, and I'm not too much into dutch music (Dutch artists are fine, as long as they sing english), but I might check it out to see if I like it..
     
  10. And what always annoyed about the failure to select Deuce was that it sold more singles (75,000+ according to TOTP) in its first week than it got votes to represent the UK. More people were willing to spend £3 to own it than were willing to spend 10p voting for it.
     
  11. From the top of my head:

    Velvet - The Queen.
    The Attic - The Arrival (Featuring Therese).
    Michelle Gayle - You Make Me Ooh.
    Kym Marsh - Whisper To Me.
    Liz McClarnon - Happy.
     
  12. Surely this has to be one of the greatest tragedy's that this song didn't represent us (UK) in 1999 - don't get me wrong precious were all right, but my god this just SCREAMS to be a eurovision entry.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmeRTOJ7RRU

    Sigh, in a time when Eurovision and TOTP mattered to the genral public :(

    stevo_1988
     
  13. It's perky enough, but Precious got my vote at the time, and I stick by that. Even though in hindsight Precious were the beginning of the UK downward spiral of results at Eurovision, I maintain that their song was one of the best 5 of the 1999 contest.

    I find this good, but a little repetitive, shockingly styled, and the ending is a real nothing.

    Still better than Jemini, Javine and Andy Abraham though!
     
  14. Ooh i quite liked Jemini, the studio version. Live, never thought my ears would stop bleeding.

    But yea javine was ok and Andy, nice guy but below average song, it took me about 2 month before i could remember it.

    On that note i thought that either one of the girl bands from last years selcetion would have had a slightly better chance, more catchy songs at least.

    LoveShy - Mr. Gorgeous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bb-xX6Rpik


    The Revelations - It's You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzw9rVAcxXk

    ok maybe not leona lewis on a live vocal, but more memeroable than Even If IMHO. (It actually took me 30 secons to remember the name of Andy's song)

    stevo_1988
     
  15. Yeah, I liked Loveshy's song the best before the selection show, but you're right; their vocals killed them off. The Revelations reminded me of Belle & The Devotions, but likewise with crap vocals.

    That year was all about Michelle Gayle, chicken moves 'n' all, and it was pretty obvious even the production team thought she'd win it too.
     
  16. Ah Michelle Gayle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N365OxnKIN4

    Poor girl, she was robbed me thinks. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that Andy was going to win form the outset so the BBC didn't look stupid sending another 'joke' entry three years in a row. I'm counting Daz Sampson there too.

    You right about the porduction team thinking she won too, poor woman had to 'gracefully' exit the stage through a curtain of pyrotechics, bet you she'l lbe calling claims direct about that one.

    stevo_1988