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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Lada » 2013-03-11, 9:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIKEq26D64

This is Russian entry. So far this song has been already called plagiarism. Polish singer Gosia Andrzejewicz told that Russia stole her song Pozwol Życ, I hear some resemblance but not that much to call it plagiarism... what do you think?

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Halfdan » 2013-03-11, 16:15

Definitely not enough to cry plagiarism. The two verses have quite similar melodies, but it's not all that unique.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Reinder » 2013-03-11, 18:52

[flag]nl[/flag] Anouk - Birds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEBbnURP9MI

Anouk will sing her song Birds. I'm so curious how she'll do.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Halfdan » 2013-03-12, 23:31

Wow, there's quite a contrast between her voice live and in the studio version.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Aleco » 2013-03-13, 0:18

This is definitely the version my flatmate has been blasting through the walls. :P
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Lietmotiv » 2013-03-16, 20:54

[flag]mo[/flag] Alyona Moon - a million

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Leopejo » 2013-03-18, 18:57

Leopejo wrote:Marco Mengoni won yesterday the Italian Festival di Sanremo. He was also chosen as the Italian entry to the ESC 2013.

He won with L'essenziale, below, but I think he will have a different song at the ESC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unRjK82bDLw

Well, at last Italy decided to confirm the Sanremo winning song for the ESC. Marco Mengoni will sing L'essenziale, above.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Kohlensäure » 2013-03-18, 21:19

I am sad, that most of the songs are English. When Lena Meyer-Landrut won some years ago, I got so angry because she was singing in English. Almost no one sings in his/her mother tongue anymore. Isn't that sad? :(
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby TeneReef » 2013-03-18, 22:24

my top 3:

1/slovenia
2/norway
3/austria
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Lietmotiv » 2013-03-19, 7:09

Kohlensäure wrote:I am sad, that most of the songs are English. When Lena Meyer-Landrut won some years ago, I got so angry because she was singing in English. Almost no one sings in his/her mother tongue anymore. Isn't that sad? :(

Ex-Yugoslavia almost all the time sings in their language.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby kibo » 2013-03-19, 10:07

Kohlensäure wrote:I am sad, that most of the songs are English. When Lena Meyer-Landrut won some years ago, I got so angry because she was singing in English. Almost no one sings in his/her mother tongue anymore. Isn't that sad? :(


Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece (except for one line in English), Hungary (in Hungarian and Swedish), Iceland (for the first time since 1997), Israel, Italy, Macedonia (in Macedonian and Romany), Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Spain.

Apparently the Moldovan song might be in Moldovan/Romanian too.

That's 17 and if you count that the UK, Ireland and Malta are also singing in their official language - 20. Just more than half ;)

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Aleco » 2013-04-30, 15:05

I wish I were still in Japan! My Icelandic and British classmates are organizing an ESC party for the Europeans there :D
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby TeneReef » 2013-04-30, 15:39

Aleco wrote:I wish I were still in Japan! My Icelandic and British classmates are organizing an ESC party for the Europeans there :D

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby miae » 2013-05-02, 13:39

For the second time in a row I like Denmark the best. But I still haven't heard all the songs yet.

Also, I watched one Norwegian show about ESC last night and didn't quite get the joke on Slovenia at this point. Was this nedi der, like, a demeaning expression or something? (Don't have much luck finding good Norwegian tv, I guess.)
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Aleco » 2013-05-02, 13:54

I have now listened to Croatia, Estonian, Slovenia, Austria, Russia, and Denmark.
I actually like Slovenia, Russia, and Denmark, but the other three not so much.

Norwegians really can't pleace Eastern European countries that well, and FYR countries are even worse since, I guess, Norwegians usually have no ties to these countries. :roll: Nedi/Oppi/Borti/Inni/Uti der are vague expressions we often use to refer to "something like that"/"down/up there somewhere." So she's basically mocking people's ignorance if you try to look at it the nice way .... but in reality, she's most likely mocking how irrelevant Slovenia seems...

My friend says she's embarrassed for her cousin (the host in that show), and so am I :oops:
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby TeneReef » 2013-05-02, 15:55

I would consider Croatia a Southern European country rather than Eastern, in Norwegian context, our easternmost city is on the same meridian as Tromsø. Our westernmost city is on the same meridian as Karlstad, Sweden. [Our southernmost city is on the same parallel as Costa Brava, Catalonia.]
We think of Norway as a Northern European country, and not as Western. :P

Maybe the jokes were a bit too ''direct'', although Croatians (as a whole) are known to be opinionated and judgmental, it would be considered a bit too rude to joke about other countries, and their representatives, on national TV and in such a direct way. :P

(Well, we saw the same approach on Icelandic TV, last year :mrgreen:
Maybe someone @NRK liked that show and decided to copy it :P )

It's funny one of my favorites (Slovenia) scored high @NRK,
but was given 0 @ARD. :lol:

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Aleco » 2013-05-02, 16:51

TeneReef wrote:I would consider Croatia a Southern European country rather than Eastern
So would I, but the term generally covers FYR countries, and, well, the Norwegian problem if being unable to place countries goes for basically every country from Estonian to Macedonia. Russia and maybe Poland are probably the only exceptions. :wink:

I was actually surprised that he didn't give her any points! It's not my cup of tea, but I can definitely see the attraction.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Malmö, Sweden

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2013-05-06, 13:53

You know, each year I think: 'Oh, it cannot be worse than last year, maybe this year we'll reach the final, you never knows!' But now we have got Anouk and I don't really like her voice in general, but some of her songs are nice, like Nobody's wife, but this is the most boring song I have ever heard of her, why why why?

And I found out that I'll be volunteering next Tuesday. So if she doesn't make it to the final I won't even be able to see her, argh.
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