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    What 2020 acts will have better (or worse) entries in 2021?

    Firstly, let's just assume what acts will actually re-appear next year (either internally selected, or going through a national selection), who do you think will actually end up with better entries than they had in 2021? Anyone you think will end up with potentially worse? Or equally good...
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    Your general wish-list for Eurovision 2019

    Well, I guess I'll start: * OOPS SHOULD BE 2019 OF COURSE ! :lol: <- Could a moderator please change the title here? I can't.... Host city: Tel Aviv - I think that Israel, just like any other host country, has the full right to choose whatever city they want as host city, any other ideas are...
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    New official country names used in Eurovision 2019?

    Will we see EBU start the use of some new official country names next year? I refer to of course: Macedonia (current official/formal use: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) (although in many countries, Sweden one of them, the official name used is simply Macedonia) and Czech Republic...
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    What can be done to boost the Eurovision winner (and entries) after the contest?

    So, another Eurovision is over and we're all looking forward to the next one, however just like most years, the winner (including other entries) disappears almost over the night and looking past the ESC fan bubble, it's like the contest never happened. The last time Eurovision managed to...
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    Could a potential win for Australia be used by the EBU to change the hosting rules?

    Money makes the world go round right? Whether we are fans or not of Australia being pushed into the contest (contrary to what was originally proposed officially by the EBU), there are still legit concerns to address regardless of where we stand. One major concern that was addressed by both...
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    What entries have potential of becoming hits after the contest?

    Eurovision's main struggle is that compared to its popularity and the fact that it's the biggest annual entertainment/music show on earth, outside of its bubble it's often looked down at as musically irrelevant due to often being behind the times and being unable to produce any cross-over hits...
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    Make chart videos on Youtube?

    I see some people uploading nice chart videos on Youtube, in particular ranking their favorite ESC entries. I wonder how do you guys do that? Is there some tutorial out there? I'd really like to learn but I don't have the technical skills (yet). Where do people get the clips from? Are they all...
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    YOUR ideal Eurovision 2018 (YOUR chosen entries)

    So all the entries for this year's edition have finally been chosen, and except for a couple of revamped versions still to be revealed, the pre-selection period of Eurovision 2018 is officially over and we are all eagerly waiting for May to come, but before that let's make an annual "Your Ideal...
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    Salvador's approval - "Real music" or "Fast food music" game?

    The renowned musical scholar Salvador Sobral has spoken out after his years of experience and research in music academy about what "real music" is and what can be considered just trashy "fast food music". His resume includes a fast track to the music scene through the well respected talent show...
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    Your Eurovision 2017 reviews, opinions...

    Oddly enough I couldn't find a proper thread for this, so I guess I'll just start one. Here you can post your reviews and opinions about the live shows, the semis, the qualifiers, the performances, the production of the show, hosts and soon also the final and the results....
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    Public vs. Jury top. 10's (semi qualifiers) (speculation thread)

    So, Just for the fun of speculation, what do you predict will be the public top. 10 versus the juries' top. 10 in the semis? So I guess I'll start, here's my predictions: SF1 Public - Jury 1. Sweden - 1. Finland 2. Belgium - 2. Belgium 3. Armenia - 3. Australia 4. Moldova - 4. Portugal 5...
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    The never-ending politics of Eurovision...

    Quote from EBU's facebook today: Official statement on use of Nagorno-Karabakh flag at Eurovision Song Contest: The EBU and the Reference Group, the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest, strongly condemn the brandishing of the Nagorno-Karabakh flag in the Green Room during the live...
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    Who would you rather? - 2016 Edition

    It's simple! Now when the national selection season is over and all entries for ESC are known, based on all entries in national selections, ESC versions vs. original chosen versions of entries, language versions... what entries would you prefer for each country? If you agree with the picked...
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    Your qualifiers? - Your top. 10 of each semi !

    Well, the title says it all? What are your top. 10's out of each semi? What entries would qualify if you decided? I guess I'll start then... SEMI 1 <- The weakest Semi ::12 ::by ::10 ::mk ::8 ::ee ::7 ::ge ::6 ::ru ::5 ::al ::4 ::be ::3 ::gr ::2 ::ro ::1 ::nl SEMI 2 <- The strongest Semi...
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    Eurovision 2015 - When Eurovision stopped being a contest for the European people : MY review

    So, all songs have been chosen for ESC 2015. There are some final versions to be released still, but all in all we know this year's line-up. In A-lister tradition I always wait until all countries chosen their songs to make a complete listen to all entries and an overall judgement, which means...
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    Is the jury agenda coming full circle now?

    Each year, since the juries re-joined the contest, we've seen a decline in entries using national motives and a major decline in use of native languages aswell (2014 was a record of both). Subjective taste in music aside, these were two traces that made Eurovision unique amongst other music...
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    2014: Record year of English-only entries in Eurovision

    Since the abolishment of the language rule in 1999, there's been a clear decline in using native languages in ESC. 2008 was the only year since where English-only entries actually were in minority (49%), in the previous year (2007), English-only entries made up 50% of the entries. 2014 marks...
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    The Hottest Guys of ESC 2014

    Well, we have the thread dedicated to the females, so let's bring on the men xheat
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    FSC Congrats 2013: Show Results

    After some delays the results show for "Congrats 2013" will finally be held! Tune in tonight at 19:00 (Central European Time) in this thread!
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    FSC Congrats 2013: The Show!

    Welcome to the Congrats 2013 show! ... and a very warm welcome to the capital of Greenland; Nuuk (Godthåb)! ... and the cultural centre of Greenland; Katuaq! Your hostess for the evening is the multiple Emmy Awards winner and TV show hostess Ellen DeGeneres! We have a terrific show...
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