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EBU Eurovision Song Contest 2012 / UER Grand Prix Eurovision de la chonson 2012

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Thilo Falkenberg, May 24, 2012.

  1. Thilo Falkenberg

    Thilo Falkenberg


    Just days away from the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 also know as Grand Prix Eurovision de la chanson in French and German speaking countries. It is in fact the biggest non-sporting event in the world. The second semi-final is tonight to fill the 10 spots left in the competition.

    Starting order
    1. United Kingdom
      Engelbert - Love will set you free
    2. Hungary
      Compact Disco - Sound of our hearts
    3. Albania
      Rona Nishliu - Suus
    4. Russia
      Buranowskije Babuschki - Party for everybody
    5. Iceland
      Gréta Salóme & Jónsi - Never forget
    6. Cypres
      Ivi Adamou - La la love
    7. ?
    8. ?
    9. France
      Anggun - Echo (You and I)
    10. Italy
      Nina Zilli - L'amore è femmina (Out of love)
    11. ?
    12. ?
    13. Azerbaijan
      Sabina Babayeva - When the music dies
    14. Romania
      Mandinga - Zaleilah
    15. Denmark
      Soluna Samay- Should've known better
    16. Greece
      Eleftheria Elefttheriou - Aphrodisiac
    17. ?
    18. ?
    19. Spain
      Pastora Soler - Quédate conmigo
    20. Germany
      Roman Lob - Standing still
    21. ?
    22. ?
    23. Ireland
      Jedward - Waterline
    24. ?
    25. ?
    26. Moldova
      Pasha Pafeny - Lăutar

    Several contries did not participate this year. Andorra withdrew from the EBU due to financial problems, Poland focuses on the UEFA EURO 2012 and the London Olympics 2012 and Czech Republic didn't state why they are not particiapating.
    Morocco, Luxembourg and Monaco are likely to return to the competition in future. Lichtenstein is rumoured to have it's debut soon.

    Most remarkably is the withdraw from Armenia. Armenia fears possible risks for the competitior and Armenian media representants.

    This leads to the dark side of this event. There has been much criticism around this ESC due to circumstances of the building of the ESC Arena as well as due to the administration. The BBC aired a 28minute investigative film called Eurovision's dirty secret.
  2. Mapu


    Thanks for the BBC film, going to watch it.:)
  3. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Administrator Staff Premium

    You will laugh when you see our Dutch entry. Hilarious, we could have sent a circus clown for better results I think :)

    I mean, an Indian? Really? What has that to do with our country? Ooooh country, I get it now (i think..)
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  4. Mapu


    At least some countries don't take their entry so serious. Do you want to experience bleeding ears and "serious" song-writing (cheesy acting included)? You should listen to the german entry then. :p

  5. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada

    Spain is favourite in the bets... This means they will end with 2 points.
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  6. Mapu


    ehh... what happened to Anggun, she deserves better than singing at the Eurovision Song Contest. Who dares sending her to Baku? :cautious:
  7. Ivo Simons

    Ivo Simons

    I always believe that the nuclear bomb is purposely created just for this crap..
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  8. David Carter

    David Carter

    Is GB the only normal nation/area in the world? :rolleyes: