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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #165 on: May 13, 2017, 11:47:30 PM »
ScarletBea and Saraband you must be so happy and proud with well deserved win , huge congratulations on your song, your singer and his sister, that last performance was magical.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #166 on: May 13, 2017, 11:49:08 PM »
The duet with his sister was a nice touch.

But now its over and I'm going to go to bed.  :P

Thank you, ladies, for watching and commenting together with me!  :)
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #167 on: May 13, 2017, 11:55:57 PM »
My Facebook is exploding, everyone is going crazy back in Portugal!

Nice touch to finish as a duet with his sister, I just wish he hadn't started his speech by criticizing the shallowness of Eurovision music - I mean, it's bloody Eurovision, not need to get self-important all of a sudden  ::)

Still, I'm happy - it has been a 53-years long wait for us  :)
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #168 on: May 14, 2017, 12:05:30 AM »
Henry, why did you say Belgium's was dull? I'm really enjoying it!
Can't speak for Henry, but she didn't quite pull it off in the semi-final: Way better this time.

Funny, I thought Belgium was better in the semi-final clip I saw than in the final. Still, it was one of my favorites.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #169 on: May 14, 2017, 10:09:16 AM »
Henry, why did you say Belgium's was dull? I'm really enjoying it!
Can't speak for Henry, but she didn't quite pull it off in the semi-final: Way better this time.

Funny, I thought Belgium was better in the semi-final clip I saw than in the final. Still, it was one of my favorites.
Hmm? I don't know... maybe I was just having a bad day when I watched the 1st semi-final, because I though the quality of songs/performances over all was very poor in it.
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But anyway, while the Belgian song wasn't bad, I feel it didn't really do justice to the singer's interesting voice. Same with Germany too, kind of.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #170 on: May 14, 2017, 11:16:13 AM »
I simply didn't like the Belgian entry. She didn't give me any emotion or anything as opposed to the other entries. It was just one of those one in a dozen songs with little memorability.

Anyway, grats to Portugal who won very deserved!

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #171 on: April 14, 2018, 09:25:30 PM »
@Lady Ty and all the other fans, this is the next book you must read:

Cat Valente's Space Opera.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017
« Reply #172 on: April 15, 2018, 01:35:34 AM »
@Lady Ty and all the other fans, this is the next book you must read:

Cat Valente's Space Opera.

How dare she steal a story I have had in my mind for years?? But great, must read.  ;D

That time is coming round again calling @ArcaneArtsVelho , hoping we have a date. ;D

 There is possibility I will have house full of family  at the finals time and that means one person sleeping in room where TV is. Hmmm as I try to be there at 5.00am this will need work. Also because I have TV on very very loud may have to negotiate w rest of household and supply ear plugs. Hope I make it. Will check the date and what is happening here, it has crept up on me.
 
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017, 2018
« Reply #173 on: April 15, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »
That time is coming round again calling @ArcaneArtsVelho , hoping we have a date. ;D
Well, it's still almost a month away, so plans can change, but I'll try to be here.  :)
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017, 2018
« Reply #174 on: April 15, 2018, 10:37:52 AM »
That time is coming round again calling @ArcaneArtsVelho , hoping we have a date. ;D
Well, it's still almost a month away, so plans can change, but I'll try to be here.  :)
I return from Portugal the previous weekend, so I'll sort of escape the madness - although looking at the current news, there will still be plenty 2 weeks earlier ;D
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017, 2018
« Reply #175 on: April 16, 2018, 01:15:12 AM »
That time is coming round again calling @ArcaneArtsVelho , hoping we have a date. ;D
Well, it's still almost a month away, so plans can change, but I'll try to be here.  :)
I return from Portugal the previous weekend, so I'll sort of escape the madness - although looking at the current news, there will still be plenty 2 weeks earlier ;D

Is this the first time it is in Portugal, ScarletBea?  I am happy for their win last year look forward to seeing the Portuguese take on the whole show, more specially because of you and Saraband. ;)
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015; 2016; 2017, 2018
« Reply #176 on: April 16, 2018, 08:05:39 AM »
Is this the first time it is in Portugal, ScarletBea?  I am happy for their win last year look forward to seeing the Portuguese take on the whole show, more specially because of you and Saraband. ;)
Yes, first time ever!
And I don't know whether to be flattered or scared by your comment :o ;D don't you think, @Saraband?

*remembers the time, back in the early 80s, when I, plus my sister and friends, dressed up and copied the 'girl band' portuguese entry to the Eurovision* ::)
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Re: Where's the Intellegence?
« Reply #177 on: April 16, 2018, 09:20:24 AM »
^ It was a good thought,  because I don’t know anything much about Portugal, except what you see on travel programmes and that is touristy. Hoping we’ll get more about the country and the real people in the lead up programmes to the finals.  You two are great examples of a happy people, so want to see more of your homeland. Even though @Saraband is probably wearing a kilt and eating haggis with neeps and tatties by now. :D

So sorry in wrong thread again and can’t copy paste. Please would a kind mod move it to Eurovision thread?
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Re: Where's the Intellegence?
« Reply #178 on: April 16, 2018, 11:13:24 AM »
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So sorry in wrong thread again and can’t copy paste. Please would a kind mod move it to Eurovision thread?
Done!

Even though @Saraband is probably wearing a kilt and eating haggis with neeps and tatties by now. :D
What a great image ;D
I think he'd look FAB in a kilt...
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Re: Where's the Intellegence?
« Reply #179 on: April 16, 2018, 05:06:37 PM »
You two are great examples of a happy people, so want to see more of your homeland. Even though @Saraband is probably wearing a kilt and eating haggis with neeps and tatties by now. :D

Haha you're very right about that ;D We will only get our first kilts for our wedding (we want to get some really good ones made, that will hopefully last us a lifetime), but we've rapidly become very Scottish in our day to day habits and routines, including a disturbing appreciation for Irn Bru and all kinds of deep-fried battered foods :P

I hope Eurovision does a good job of showing off Portugal - I'll probably only watch it for Graham Norton's live commentary though ;D
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