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bobtomay
05-23-2015, 10:12 AM
In Vienna, Austria - Finals are today/tonight with 27 countries represented in the finals - 21:00 CEST (Central European) - 1 PM Eastern for those in the U.S. - Australia has an entry this year, 3 AM Brisbane time (I think)

For more info check out:

Eurovision Song Contest (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/timeline)

The Grand Finalists:

Grand Final | Eurovision Song Contest (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/vienna-2015/about/grand-final)

youtube will be broadcasting it live - countdown timer up now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQETFB4jV_A

Couple of my favorites: Serbia, Italy, Germany, UK, Cyprus.

McBie
05-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Also, keep an eye on Belgium .... it could become the surprise of the evening. ( I am dead serious this time ) :-)

I guess Sweden and Russia will be competing for gold.

Cheers ... McBie

dbm
05-23-2015, 05:43 PM
Watching now...

We liked Belgium here!

harryb2448
05-23-2015, 06:52 PM
You know Tom after 76 years I have finally realized Australia must be in Europe. Silly man I must be!

dbm
05-24-2015, 04:32 AM
Sweden were worthy winners. That staging was fantastic and the song was pretty good too.

The standard in Eurovision has increased significantly in the last couple of years.

bobtomay
05-24-2015, 05:41 AM
Think my top 2 had a poor showing - only received a total of 5 points.
I thought bringing swing into the modern times was a great song from the UK. Germany got none.
The actual top 2, I understand the votes for Russia.
And while the effects were good, my musical taste does not extend to the song from Sweden belonging anywhere in the top 10.

Harry, someone there in Australia had been making requests for several years to be permitted into the contest.

Sawday
05-24-2015, 06:16 AM
Australians eh? They'll be wanting to play cricket next!! :)

imfromwales
05-24-2015, 06:28 AM
They'll be wanting to play rugby league next ;)

McBie
05-24-2015, 06:48 AM
You know Tom after 76 years I have finally realized Australia must be in Europe. Silly man I must be!

It was kept a secret for some time, but the King of Belgium will make an announcement soon. ;P


I liked the performance of Australia, as did a large number of other countries..... that tune was very catchy.
Cheers ... McBie

McBie
05-24-2015, 06:51 AM
The actual top 2, I understand the votes for Russia.



Politics mate .... politics.

Must admit that the song was great and she was my favourite.


Cheers ... McBie

bobtomay
05-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Having not heard of Eurovision before, what really surprised me was practically all countries putting forth songs in English.

dbm
05-24-2015, 10:29 AM
Welcome to cultural imperialism...

harryb2448
05-24-2015, 07:07 PM
I'd have thought Sawday you Poms have your hands full playing the black caps.

McBie
05-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Having not heard of Eurovision before, what really surprised me was practically all countries putting forth songs in English.

Each country has a choice ... either perform in the official language or in English.
For Belgium that means either Flemish ( kind of Dutch ) , French, German or English. :Mischievous:

Cheers ... McBie