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EUROVISION 2020 - Eurovision Song Celebration and Europe: Shine a Light - Discussion Thread

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While the contest is not going ahead in it's traditional format, the first EBU show begins tonight at 21:00 CEST with the first "Eurovision Song Celebration". Please use this thread to react live to the three EBU shows and discuss the performances!
 

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Yesterday's running order was perfectly fine.
It's not easy to come up with a diverse one if there's only Uptempo songs in the second half (minus Belgium and Norway).

Björkman's ROs are always so predictable. The one from yesterday does make sense and was a lovely surprise.
 

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Typing out my thoughts as I am watching the shown now:

- Poor Belarus. Giving them the death slot from the get-go.
- Imagine Croatia revamping the song and give us uptempo version shown. That would get the gays voting for this daddy.
- For the running order of the first half, I would have put Ireland much earlier, coz from song 1 to 6, there isn't really a proper uptempo track (the closest is Lithuania) and putting it right before Russia makes it weird, having 2 uptempo tracks back to back. I would have switched it with Australia or North Macedonia.
- Usually there is a short break between the first half and second half right, then I would have put Belgium in between Russia and Ireland.
- The reactions to the songs, realize there is no bad feedback on them? LOL.
- As for the running order of the second half, I would have chosen Israel to close the show, a perfect way to end the evening with a smile on the face and feel-good vibes.
- By the way, they can't let Azerbaijan close the show again because they have closed the show last year with the hot daddy Chingiz.
- They decide to show the music videos if there is one instead of the 'live' performance.
 

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I see the producers would've killed songs in semi 2 too!
 

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Iceland then Switzerland is ridiculous
 

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I.. I'm not really sure what they were thinking when putting Iceland and Switzerland together
 

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I don't get Denmark that early in the 2nd half too, I just see Latvia getting the closing spot now.

In my opinion any other slow song other than Switzerland should have got that #10 spot
 
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Georgia and Latvia would be back to the final I guess
 

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What is wrong putting Switzerland after Iceland? I don't see any wrong in that. A slow song after a mid-tempo fun and whacky song. There is a contrast. Plus, I doubt this order will hurt either chances of qualifying if the contest is to go ahead.
 

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This! The Dutch producers didn't care about "obvious favourites". The focused on the songs instead and I applaud them for that.
Definitely fairer and better than the discriminating and fixed draws powered by Björkman
 

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The Worst RO Ive ever seen. Nearly nothing made Sense. Unfortunately last Year was Björkmans last RO.
 

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I'm not gonna watch this BS show tonight. I'd rather play Sims 4 tbh. Besides, my ESC ended when our voting on the forum ended.
 

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Omg BHRT has another Eurovision special right before Europe Shine a Light. xheat
 

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When competition/voting and show aspects are out, Eurovision Song Celebration is just another listening of all (overlistened) songs and its boring. At least semifinals were super boring, i gave a try but couldn't force myself to watch till the end
 
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