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Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Discussion in 'Eurovision' started by Jamie, May 31, 2010.

  1. duckface

    duckface Guest

    Well that was quick!

    Why would they want to start so early anyway?
    I think Cyprus is unofficially doing that, though. Apparently the winner of some new 'talent show' (Performance, starring Anna Vissi's sister!) will be next year's representative.

    Re: Andorra - That's probably for the best. The last few years have shown us that European micro-states will never stand a chance. I feel bad for them, especially San Marino, who can't live vicariously through anyone at the moment. In fact neither can poor Malta.
     
  2. Charley

    Charley Staff Member

    Acts have to sign up on a site similar to sellaband.com and an entry will be chosen from those who have collected all necessary funds.
     
  3. Well, Monaco won once, so you never know.
     
  4. jtm

    jtm

    Lena from Germany yesterday announced that she may be competing for Germany again next year. That may be a first, if it really happens.
     
  5. duckface

    duckface Guest

    Ooh, I hope that statement was just made while on a Eurovision high. I highly doubt she'd do a double. No offense to her, obviously, but she has a quirky sound that many people seem to have already tired of. Plus if the performances of Niamh and Charlotte have shown us anything, it's former winners are not welcome.
     
  6. UK should take a leaf out of Belguim's book and start thinking about the 2011 contest NOW!

    Start talking to/drawing up a list of former glories that have lost there way a little like Heather Small, Beverley Knight, Natalie Imbruglia, Cerys Matthews, Louise Redknapp, Gabrielle and some other acts like Katie Melua (following this years rumour), Duncan James. And look at some overseas acts like Alcazar, Monrose that have EU success and have tried to represent countris before.

    Contact decent songwriters liek Gary Barlow, Xenomania, Pet Shop Boys, Cathy Dennis.

    Start the ball rollign and then in Decemebr maybe start a mini melodifestival with winner in first weeks of Jan then a mini EU promo tour.
     
  7. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is there a general rule/expectation as to where the competition is hosted within the winning country? The past few years it seems that the shows were hosted in/near the capital cities, but I would think Germany has a lot of different places where it could put on a show like this, perhaps? Or, is it Berlin's unless they don't want it?
     
  8. Charley

    Charley Staff Member

    German television has already announced that M√ľnchen and Hannover are in the running as well.

    I think it mainly has to do with where the most suitable hall and the best accomodation are, which with most countries is in the capital.

    Though if the contest were to be held in Belgium for example, it's way more likely to have it be in Antwerp or in Hasselt (where Junior Eurovision 2005 was held), because that's where the biggest concert halls are.
     
  9. No rule except the city has to be able to cope with the thousands of tourists, enough hotels for everyone etc. Remember it's been hosted in Birmingham and Brighton before..
     
  10. I think Cologne has been mentioned as one of the possible venues as well. I can't believe it cost 25 million euro this year, does the spike in tourism make the cost worth it?
     
  11. Hopefully Italy will come back.
     
  12. I completely agree (excpet maybe not on Duncan James. Lee Ryan yes though!).

    I do too! There's been talk of it hasn't there?
     
  13. duckface

    duckface Guest

    There's been talk of it since they dropped out. I'm not holding my breath. San Marino's and Switzerland's performances in 2008 (or was it 2009?) were hardly encouraging for Italian language entries.

    As for Liechtenstein... they've been going on about it since the dawn of time. I predict a similar performance to those of Andorra and Malta.

    I do wonder if Lebanon will ever try again? Not with Tele Liban, obviously, but via a private broadcaster.
     
  14. Charley

    Charley Staff Member

    If their entries are as amazing as 2005's 'Quand Tout S'Enfuit' then I'm all for it.
     
  15. So 2011 will see an influx of 'quirky' Xeroxes of Satellite? Better than ballads!!!

    The UK really needs to at least look like it's trying: find a partly established act that needs to be launched in Europe, pen them a good song and make it a continental hit beforehand!
     
  16. I would love to see someone like Sophie Ellis -Bextor representing the UK next year.
     
  17. And Harrogate (that Eurovision fact never gets old)!
     
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