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The Greatest Eurovision Songs That Never Were

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

  1. I loved Kym Marsh - Whisper To Me. To this day it still annoys me that the twat Johnathan said it was too good for Eurovision. It was perfect for Eurovision as it was a classy/sophisticated song with strong vocals. It should have represented us and not Daz Sampsons Teenage Life. It probabyl would have placed in the top 10 maybe top 5 if it was sent.Cyndi's - I'll Leave My Heart was another prime example.

    A quick question about Liz McClarnon's Happy. If it had of won the selection process, surely it would have been disqualified for sampling Son Of A Preacher Man would it not??

    Was Deuce during the era that the entrant was chosen by an exe over the public vote?
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  2. Sister Sway from 1999!
  3. I think the UK got it right for 1999 (never got Sister Sway; but Precious was just an immediate song to me and it did become a big hit); 2000 (have a soft spot for Nicki) and 2002 (we can't disown our best-performing song from the last 14 years!)... And I honestly can't remember much better from 2001.

    However, from Jemini onwards I would have picked something else where there was a choice and voted for different songs than the winner in each year.

    No there was a public vote in 2005, Love City Groove won by a landslide. Deuce trailed in third place, and received fewer 10p votes than they sold singles of the same song during the week of release. All that said, much as Deuce was my choice, I'm not sure how great they'd have been able to perform at Eurovision. Did Craig ever sing a note?
  4. Charley

    Charley Staff Member

  5. There was a period when apparantly there was an ex who overturned the public vote and whoever he wanted to represent the UK was announced as winner of phone vote.
  6. The late 90s/early 00s were littered with awful songs that didn't make it, thank God, so there is not much to choose from. One song was even called "I'm on my period" in 1999.
    Things finally changed in 2004. For the first time, actual mainstream pop acts, most of which had earlier success, battled it out. Therefore, there were some amazing songs, for example:

    mia. - Hungriges Herz:

    Wondewall - Silent Tears:

    From 2005:
    Mia Aegerter - Alive

    By the way, Germany could have sent a song about the internet to the contest in 1996:
    I love how none of them look like a proper "popstar", rather like normal housewives, and still they put on quite a show. That dance routine is iconic.

    There's also something about this song from 1997. Before No Angels, there was "All About Angels":
  7. I love "Dancing In Heaven" by Q-Feel.

    I remember it in the SJP 80s film "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".

    Had no idea it was one of the songs on "Song for Europe" for the UK in 1982.
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  8. Charley

    Charley Staff Member

  9. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I have been obsessed with this song for days now.
  10. Rob


    I used to be obsessed with this and was devastated an English version never surfaced. It's immense!
  11. Alcazar: Not a Sinner, Nor a Saint (and to a lesser extent, Alcastar)

    BWO: Temple of Love and Lay Your Love on Me (but not You're Not Alone)

    Jenny Silver: Something in Your Eyes

    ...and dare I add Big Brovaz' Big Bro Thang from the UK a few years ago (the Scooch year, I think). It would've tanked, but it was far better than Scooch or fucking Justin Hawkins (who stormed off stage!)

    The UK has sent so much shit this past decade. Post-Jemini, they sent that crap Fame Academy guy, Andy Abraham and his disco B-side, the Josh Dubovie 'incident' and now Engelbert.

    We've sent too many male singers lately. Eurovis. is a rare contest where female voices tend to harvest the votes.
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  12. In Denmark in the 80's I wanted these to win but the actual winners did a great job.

    1988: - The blond girl went on to win in 1992 as the act Kenny&Lotte and represented us in Malmö. Love the dresses, the moves of the chir and the sudden dancer. They came second.
    1989: - another runner up that went on to win the OGAE second chance. Just a beautiful song both the music and the lyrics.
  13. duckface

    duckface Guest

    Sweden could have back to back wins. Alas...

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  15. How this thread has existed for so long without anyone (including myself!!) mentioning "Stay The Night" is beyond me. I'm glad to right this wrong.
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