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Title: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Congratulations Denmark!
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 02, 2013, 09:10:39 PM
(http://www.esctoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/1355152182621.jpg)

Semi-final 1 - Tuesday, May 14th 2013
Semi-final 2 - Thursday, May 16th 2013
Final - Saturday, May 18th 2013


All shows begin at 9pm CEST. That translates to 3pm EDT.

Hosted in Malmö, Sweden!

Winner of the contest in 2012:
Loreen - Euphoria - Live - Grand Final - 2012 Eurovision Song Contest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo-8z86x80#ws)

Welcome to the official Eurovision 2013 hype thread! Still more than 2 weeks away until the final, however Eurovision season starts in December. Never a bad time to get hype. This year unfortunately lacks on the side of amazing songs, however never a bad year in order to go over the basics.

Introduction
- 39 different countries send an entry every year. Countries like Israel and Armenia are in the contest, so it isn't completely Europe specific.
- There are 2 semi-finals, 33 of the 39 songs compete for 20 places in the final. 10 songs from each semi-final. 6 entries automatically qualify to the final, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the host, Sweden.
- Songs are not the only part of the contest, live performances as well as vocals have a big effect. A good song can be killed by bad staging or bad vocals. Generally, the entry with the best of everything wins.
- Songs do vary quite a bit in music genres, however all of it can be fit under the "bubblegum pop" category.

Voting
- Countries in the semi-final give points to other countries in the semi-final.
- All countries give points in the final.
- Point format is 12, 10 and 1-8 points. The higher the point total, the better the placing.
- The song with the highest point total wins!
- Example of the last vote of 2012 is here (http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=fjue0I4Hyko&t=3h09m22s).

Semi-final 1
16 songs in semi-final 1:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_pr4MNQoGE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_pr4MNQoGE#ws)

Semi-final 2
17 songs from semi-final 2:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6D2KUbosro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6D2KUbosro#ws)

Final
26 songs who progressed to the final:
Eurovision 2013 Final Recap - All 26 Songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVpMONxXbw#ws)

The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 is.... DENMARK!!!!

Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops (Denmark) - LIVE - 2013 Grand Final (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3f9v8ebuD4#ws)
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: atomic7732 on May 02, 2013, 09:17:07 PM
HUNGARY HUNGARTY GHINAGRY HAUNGARY GUNARYGH

I think Hungary's song is good.

Russia should win. Actually any of the top 4 favorites I would be fine with.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 03, 2013, 08:57:18 AM
Ordered flags for my own top 5 favourite songs in order to get more hype. :P

Belarus (http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=N4S4m9R-ffA), Ukraine (http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=pBBzyg_m4Qs), Germany (http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=s8LPaowU9js), Denmark (http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=k59E7T0H-Us) and Finland (http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=FdU02F9lT2g).
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 03, 2013, 03:48:23 PM
For everyone but matty:

A special message from Hannah (Slovenia) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPLHB9Mm-t4#ws)

Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: atomic7732 on May 03, 2013, 03:58:36 PM
Yes! That would be good.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 07, 2013, 08:51:56 AM
First rehearsals for the first semi are over...

(http://i40.tinypic.com/5fkys9.jpg)

The songs might be lacking, but the staging is there I guess! :P
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 07, 2013, 01:09:29 PM
uhh are those space suits
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Darvince on May 07, 2013, 01:50:48 PM
Notice the song name.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 07, 2013, 02:40:10 PM
Notice the song name.

No, it's a joke name for the contest since so many countries seem so insistent on "schlager-esque" (slut pop) staging.

The actual space suits are provided by Montenegro's "Igranka". The disco ball is provided by Belarus' "Solayoh". The starry dress by Moldova's "O Mie" and the giant by Ukraine's "Gravity".
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 07, 2013, 03:48:05 PM
wait is solayoh this year or last year??/me is confused
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: atomic7732 on May 11, 2013, 02:54:06 PM
Meet Natália Kelly from Austria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogfjEmV2aRc#ws)
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 11, 2013, 04:15:08 PM
The initial rehearsals are over! Last 6 days have been pretty entertaining.

The rehearsals are rushed and have very poor audio and video quality. Most of them don't even have the proper backing singers or costumes. If you don't mind spoilers, here are the performances that I think are the best:

Georgia
Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani - Waterfall (Georgia) impression of second rehearsal (http://tinyurl.com/bmze8h5)

Denmark
Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops (Denmark) Impression of second rehearsal (http://tinyurl.com/crpan3r)

Russia
Dina Garipova - What If (Russia) Second Rehearsal (http://tinyurl.com/cwm4a3c)

Moldova
Aliona Moon - O Mie (Moldova) Second Rehearsal (http://tinyurl.com/cwxfez4)

Norway
Margaret Berger - Feed You My Love (Norway) impression of second rehearsal (http://tinyurl.com/brte2nl)

..and my absolute favourite staging..Azerbaijan
Farid Mammadov - Hold Me (Azerbaijan) Second Rehearsal (http://tinyurl.com/d8dsxbm)

The first semi-final is next Tuesday! We will get a chance to see the finished products with proper audio and video quality then.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 12, 2013, 09:12:54 AM
hoooooooooooooooold me just unfooooooooooooooooolde me
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 13, 2013, 02:21:30 PM
The jury rehearsal for semifinal 1 is over, marking the beginning of Eurovision 2013. It is from this rehearsal that the juries will vote from, so every performance counts.

Denmark's performance:
(http://i.imgur.com/yZflV2h.jpg)

Tomorrow is the first semifinal!

Tuesday, May 14th 2013 at 9pm CEST, 8pm GMT, 3pm EDT!
The semifinals last about 2 hours, and the grand final is 3 hours long.

If you don't live somewhere lucky enough to have a broadcaster broadcast it, you can watch it live here (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv). During the contest, the servers will be busy, so get there early! I missed Loreen's second semi-final performance by accidentally refreshing the page last year. :(

Get hype and enjoy!
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 13, 2013, 02:33:52 PM
it's seven minutes and also two hours??
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: atomic7732 on May 13, 2013, 05:54:39 PM
yay i'll be in school

hopefully there will be a recorded version like... posted instantly? so that I can watch it in the time before I do homework.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 14, 2013, 01:56:48 PM
The qualifiers from the first semi final! (random order)

Moldova
Lithuania
Ireland
Estonia
Belarus
Denmark
Russia
Belgium
Ukraine
The Netherlands

I must admit, I expected Lithuania (I still hate the song) to come last and Estonia to not qualify. So I was pretty far off. :P Surprising that Serbia didn't make it. Sad that Montenegro didn't make it also.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: atomic7732 on May 14, 2013, 05:59:06 PM
I have to reiterate that Lithuania should have gotten last. I'm not surprised Austria didn't make it but I would have liked it to. And I'm glad Estonia did qualify.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: FiahOwl on May 14, 2013, 06:34:56 PM
go denmark
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 14, 2013, 06:38:11 PM
you are aeri/dani/sh
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 14, 2013, 09:27:20 PM
Recap of semi final 1

RECAP OF ALL 16 SONGS [Eurovision 2013: Semi Final 1] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0GNCCCcmYE#ws)
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Hellpotatoe on May 15, 2013, 01:24:46 PM
Inb4 Yqt complains :D (http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=ZT2z0nrsQ8o&list=PLsExsyv6NbuLk2f8rkqjwk6vBjeI6Dib9)
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 15, 2013, 02:58:57 PM
Jury rehearsal for the second semi is over! 50% of the points for the second semi have been made.

Azerbaijan:
(http://wiwibloggs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Azerbaijan-Farid-Mammadov-rehearsal-2.jpg)

Tomorrow the second semi will be live!

Thursday, May 16th 2013 at 9pm CEST, 8pm GMT, 3pm EDT!
The semifinals last about 2 hours, and the grand final is 3 hours long.

If you don't live somewhere lucky enough to have a broadcaster broadcast it, you can watch it here (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv?program=83853) (this is also an archive, you can watch the show afterwards on this link as well). During the contest, the servers will be busy, so get there early for decent quality!

The songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6D2KUbosr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6D2KUbosr)

Get hype!
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 16, 2013, 02:02:35 PM
Qualifiers in random order:

Hungary
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Romania
Norway
Iceland
Finland
Malta
Greece

Can't say I am happy that Hungary got in, and Iceland over Israel. Both of the songs are absolutely awful. :P Sad Albania didn't make it, it was way better than Armenia, but Balkan power has simply died. Almost all ex-USSR nations have made it to the final, with Latvia being the only one that hasn't. Ultimately I got 7/10 correct, worse than the last semi final.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 16, 2013, 02:39:31 PM
Eurovision 2013 finalists:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/ESC_2013_Map.svg/680px-ESC_2013_Map.svg.png)

Green is in the final, red is did not qualify. Yellow withdrew.
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Hellpotatoe on May 17, 2013, 03:28:52 AM
omg, so many in a final kol
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 17, 2013, 10:15:43 AM
Bla linked this to me.

https://www.allout.org/eurovision (https://www.allout.org/eurovision)

The moment (http://tinyurl.com/bsy2rn3).
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 17, 2013, 04:30:02 PM
http://preview.tinyurl.com/bsy2rn3 (http://preview.tinyurl.com/bsy2rn3)

i just saved thousands of lives
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 17, 2013, 07:40:26 PM
The final is within 24 hours! Soon all this madness will be over!

Saturday, May 16th 2013 at 9pm CEST, 8pm GMT, 3pm EDT!
The grand final is 3 hours long, might be slightly longer due to an obscenely long interval act.

All the songs that qualified to the final, as well as the automatic qualifiers:
Eurovision 2013 Final Recap - All 26 Songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVpMONxXbw#ws)

Get hype and have fun tomorrow! :D
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 18, 2013, 10:38:29 AM
During the Eurovision season there is 2 main polls, the OGAE (fan) polls and the punter (betting odds) polls.

OGAE poll:

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4466/ogae2013final.png)

Betting odds:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/98j0b78nuv7x3je/bettingodds2013.png)

However during the last week a new one comes up, the media poll:

(http://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/schlagerbloggen/files/2013/05/Bild-2013-05-18-kl.-19.00.45.jpg)

Denmark vs. Georgia?
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 18, 2013, 10:58:13 AM
EUROVISION FINALS- 1 HOUR AND COUNTING
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Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 18, 2013, 03:57:32 PM
CONGRATULATIONS DENMARK!!!!!!

Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops (Denmark) - LIVE - 2013 Grand Final (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3f9v8ebuD4#ws)

Winner with 281 points!
Azerbaijan second with 234 points
Ukraine 3rd with 214 points
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - May 14,16,18th 2013
Post by: blotz on May 18, 2013, 04:05:50 PM
wat about UK!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Congratulations Denmark!
Post by: atomic7732 on May 19, 2013, 12:59:04 AM
full results stuff: http://pastebin.com/waErmUTG (http://pastebin.com/waErmUTG)
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Congratulations Denmark!
Post by: blotz on May 19, 2013, 09:24:18 AM
b-but i loved ireland ;(
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Congratulations Denmark!
Post by: Hellpotatoe on May 19, 2013, 12:32:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/v3r3cVm.png)
Title: Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Congratulations Denmark!
Post by: Yqt1001 on May 21, 2013, 07:17:45 AM
One of my favourite parts of Eurovision is the voting scandals the week after. So far this week:


1. Azerbaijan's broadcaster/government reports the jury and televote should have given Russia points.
2. Montenegro's broadcaster reports the EBU-reported results don't reflect what Montenegro submitted (televote/jury).
3. Lithuanian media source has video of two Russian speakers offering to pay Lithuanian students to massively televote for Azerbaijan
4. Ukraine points goes from 12 in the semi to 0 in the final from a couple of countries.
5. The Moldovan jury ranked Romania 1st, despite giving them only 10 points.

(the 4th point happens all the time, so I guess Ukraine is just hurt at the 3rd place)