Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Pierre said:
I think the vast majority of the general public does not know about it... That's what you get for reading spoilers.

It depends how big a win there is. If it's a massive margin, it's going to be obvious pretty quickly that they're trying to manipulate the process.
 
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Resi12

When does this start? I'm so ordering food and staying in tonight for this.
 

popknark

Moderator
"Lipstick" has been top ten on Swedish iTunes since Thursday night. Might not mean anything (after all "Haba Haba" was the highest after semi 1) but it could be a good sign for Ireland. It's currently at #3, right after Lady Gaga!
 

popknark

Moderator
Other good news for the UK... "I Can" is currently #27 on Swedish iTunes and they haven't even performed the song yet! Crazy. But then again, we Swedes are the biggest Eurovision nerds on the contintent so...
 
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popknark said:
"Lipstick" has been top ten on Swedish iTunes since Thursday night. Might not mean anything (after all "Haba Haba" was the highest after semi 1) but it could be a good sign for Ireland. It's currently at #3, right after Lady Gaga!

Brilliant, I hope so. Even a top 5 placing would be lovely to see.

WowWowWowWow said:
21:00 CET (so two hours and twelve minutes from when I post this)

So that's.... 8pm GMT! Thank you.
 
popknark said:
"Lipstick" has been top ten on Swedish iTunes since Thursday night. Might not mean anything (after all "Haba Haba" was the highest after semi 1) but it could be a good sign for Ireland. It's currently at #3, right after Lady Gaga!

That reminds me, one of the papers today mentioned the fact that the Swedish-Irish Society is calling on Sweden to vote for Ireland, and vice versa.

Why is there a Swedish-Irish Society?
 

popknark

Moderator
citoig said:
popknark said:
"Lipstick" has been top ten on Swedish iTunes since Thursday night. Might not mean anything (after all "Haba Haba" was the highest after semi 1) but it could be a good sign for Ireland. It's currently at #3, right after Lady Gaga!

That reminds me, one of the papers today mentioned the fact that the Swedish-Irish Society is calling on Sweden to vote for Ireland, and vice versa.

Why is there a Swedish-Irish Society?

I have no idea because I didn't know such a society existed until now!
 
Oh, I wasn't expecting an answer from you specifically, it was just more a general wondering. A very random thing to have discovered.
 
Tim Schou from Denmark's A Friend In London tweeted this after the semifinal:

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GOLDEN SHOWER was amazing. Loved it.

AHAHAH.
 
For the first time in years, I thought my favourite could win the whole thing - yet the victory was snapped out of our hands yet again. Oh Sweden, when will you win again?

I haven't had any luck with the Romanian representative's 'tape', either.
 

Mvnl

Staff member
I only just saw the results, but Rockefeller Street getting only 44 points is ridiculous.
 
Serbia should have won. Obviously.
Nina was amazing.

But I am happy for Italy coming second best, too, though our song was AWFUL.
 
Australian vote:

1.Ireland 8350
2.Greece 7120
3.Serbia 4429
4.Bosnia & Herzegovina 4150
5.Moldova 3397
6.Hungary 2862
7.Sweden 2521
8.Denmark 2097
9.United Kingdom 1339
10.Ukraine 1338
11.Finland 1308
12.Romania 1205
13.Iceland 1061
14.Russia 982
15.Italy 935
16.Germany 922
17.Estonia 820
18.Slovenia 757
19.France 576
20.Austria 483
21.Georgia 473
22.Spain 456
23.Switzerland 356
24.Lithuania 262
25.Azerbaijan 245

Very interesting.
 
I'm not 110% sure but don't Australians screen the show on a time delay (I seem to recall they make a weekend of it over Friday/Saturday/Sunday night?) so, whilst some fans must try and keep themselves away from the internet to spoil the show, do we think it's possible that a lot of them knew Azerbaijan had won the contest and therefore didn't vote for the song by the time they got around to watching the show?

Still not getting the Greek love.
 
Well I was pretty shocked with the results.

After the UK performed, I was so sure they'd get it. Then Germany were stunning and I thought it would be between those 2. Azerbaijan was just so bland, I don't think it was a deserving winner at all.

And no big points to the UK from Ireland??? Disgraceful!
 
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