Eurovision Song Contest 2021: James Newman reselected as UK's entry
19/02/2021 | news | other | 141
The singer has been reselected to sing for the UK, after the cancellation of last year's show.
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19/02/2021 10:14:29 14 1
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I want to hear Ja Ja Ding Dong
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19/02/2021 10:14:44 24 4
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Good luck to the lad but no doubt whoever we front.

UK - Nil Points

Would be nice for once to see a Rock Band represent the UK, if we are going to constantly finish on the right hand side of the table at least let it rip like the Finns did.
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jch
19/02/2021 12:03:21 6 4
bbc
I'd go for "Sleaford Mods", more representative of the UK than some X Factor numpty
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19/02/2021 10:19:27 4 8
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Nul points
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Ray
19/02/2021 10:29:32 7 11
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None of these deserve to win. Music today is deluded.
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19/02/2021 12:29:28 3 2
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How can an art form suffer from a psychological condition?
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19/02/2021 23:09:58 1 2
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Sad like a true pillock
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19/02/2021 10:29:56 14 19
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For goodness sake - time to get rid of this awful competition. A waste of money (of which the UK pays a lion's share).
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19/02/2021 10:35:53 10 6
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Boo. Go away humbug. Boo.
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19/02/2021 11:41:32 12 2
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A year’s entry costs less than making a few minutes of a Doctor Who episode. So it’s money well spent, for the millions who enjoy it.
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19/02/2021 23:11:00 1 2
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Yawn
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19/02/2021 10:29:56 14 19
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For goodness sake - time to get rid of this awful competition. A waste of money (of which the UK pays a lion's share).
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19/02/2021 10:35:53 10 6
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Boo. Go away humbug. Boo.
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19/02/2021 10:40:56 24 3
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PLAY JAJA DING DONG
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19/02/2021 10:46:57 14 9
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When it comes to the voting, I predict the biggest punishment beating yet.
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19/02/2021 11:36:24 12 9
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a "Brexit plus being too good at vaccinations" beating
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Me
19/02/2021 10:49:17 5 15
bbc
That's us in last place then, not because of his singing, because we didn't want to play with the toxic gang who then got stroppy and took their ball home.
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19/02/2021 12:43:34 6 4
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Eurovision, of course, has nothing to do with the EU and many of the countries that take part have never been members.
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19/02/2021 11:06:11 5 5
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I'm a massive Eurovision fan, followed last year's contest closely, listened to all the entries and had my favourites...
...and even I can't remember last year's UK song, sorry!
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19/02/2021 11:09:01 3 3
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We are going to need Kevin Swain to have any hope!
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bg
19/02/2021 11:09:48 13 3
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Good luck to him. Yes, we'll probably come mid table because of the tactical voting but you never know. Fingers crossed. Something to look forward to at this horrible time.
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MVP
19/02/2021 11:10:43 2 7
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I'm not sure how the panel has managed to select a singer to represent the UK but not the song.

What happened to the public having a say in this?
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jch
19/02/2021 12:00:27 4 3
bbc
The "powers that be" consider those acts chosen in the past by "the public" as complete no-hopers.
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19/02/2021 11:10:28 23 3
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Clearly Ding Dang Dong by the United Kingdolls should be this year's entry for the UK.
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19/02/2021 11:42:50 2 4
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I kinda half expected that the BBC might do that!
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19/02/2021 14:53:59 2 0
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I came here to say this. Agreed!
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19/02/2021 11:17:24 4 12
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nil points im afraid, nothing to do with talent / ability or song / tempo etc etc its all about 'friends' and tactical voting, still im sure al lthe eastern europen countries feel good about each other for one night, then theirs Russia / Australia pretty sure they are not in europe but i haven't been to school in many a year so i maybe wrong.
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19/02/2021 12:41:43 7 0
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Yes, you are wrong. Russia is most definitely in Europe (or at least, that part of it west of the Urals is, including Moscow and St Petersburg) and always has been. Israel, of course, is not. But it is part of the European Broadcasting Union, which runs Eurovision. Australia is an anomaly - effectively they're guests because Eurovision is so popular there.
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19/02/2021 11:18:32 11 17
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If Europe could award negative points to the UK's song they would. Nul points is too generous this time

Fortunately 90% of Brits don't care one jot about eurovision
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19/02/2021 11:33:05 11 6
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How can you say that, no one has heard the song yet!
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19/02/2021 11:39:28 13 4
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The viewing figures would suggest otherwise. Eurovision is popular in the UK, even if you personally don’t like it.
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19/02/2021 11:28:49 6 9
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It is attractive to maybe......10% of UK population...at the most. And the same 10% watch it every year. So a good thing for them.
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19/02/2021 23:10:43 1 3
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Dykehed
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19/02/2021 11:21:51 10 9
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The public should be able to have some vote for the singer that represent the UK

Not a panal of faceless 'industy experts'
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jch
19/02/2021 11:58:30 5 1
bbc
The problem is that sending "unknowns" mean you would be voting for someone you don't really know, Sandie Shaw or Cliff Richard were established artists when they ventured to perform.
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19/02/2021 12:21:40 5 1
bbc
Yeah that worked out really well in the past...
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19/02/2021 12:37:30 6 0
bbc
We have had our worst entries when the public voted for the act. Just like the whole contest started to go downhill when the public started being allowed to vote for the winner.
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19/02/2021 23:07:16 2 1
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I wouldn’t trust the UK public to make meaningful decisions
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19/02/2021 11:18:32 11 17
bbc
If Europe could award negative points to the UK's song they would. Nul points is too generous this time

Fortunately 90% of Brits don't care one jot about eurovision
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19/02/2021 11:33:05 11 6
bbc
How can you say that, no one has heard the song yet!
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20/02/2021 22:15:08 0 0
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No-one needs to hear any of the songs. It's all political and tactical voting and we all know the UK will come last or very nearly.
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19/02/2021 10:46:57 14 9
bbc
When it comes to the voting, I predict the biggest punishment beating yet.
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19/02/2021 11:36:24 12 9
bbc
a "Brexit plus being too good at vaccinations" beating
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19/02/2021 11:18:32 11 17
bbc
If Europe could award negative points to the UK's song they would. Nul points is too generous this time

Fortunately 90% of Brits don't care one jot about eurovision
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19/02/2021 11:39:28 13 4
bbc
The viewing figures would suggest otherwise. Eurovision is popular in the UK, even if you personally don’t like it.
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jch
19/02/2021 11:59:10 5 7
bbc
People love car crash TV.
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19/02/2021 10:29:56 14 19
bbc
For goodness sake - time to get rid of this awful competition. A waste of money (of which the UK pays a lion's share).
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19/02/2021 11:41:32 12 2
bbc
A year’s entry costs less than making a few minutes of a Doctor Who episode. So it’s money well spent, for the millions who enjoy it.
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19/02/2021 11:41:36 8 16
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Cue the same old comments about tactical voting, the UK being hated etc etc

If the song is good, people will vote - simple as

So let's wait and hear the song before making any judgement
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19/02/2021 12:52:14 3 6
bbc
They don't hate the UK. They're jealous of our world beating bands whose music is heard all over the continent.
Jealous.
Hence nil point.
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19/02/2021 11:42:38 15 3
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It will be interesting to see if sending a respected singer/songwriter improves the UK's fortunes this year. Yes, there's tactical voting and general apathy towards the big 5 but as a country with a proud music heritage, we've also sent some rubbish to represent us over the years.

Good luck, James!
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jch
19/02/2021 11:56:57 14 2
bbc
The problem is that the UK seems to regard Eurovision as a bit of a laugh, an excuse for a camp weekend somewhere aboard, yet many countries take the whole thing very seriously and vote accordingly.
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19/02/2021 11:10:28 23 3
bbc
Clearly Ding Dang Dong by the United Kingdolls should be this year's entry for the UK.
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19/02/2021 11:42:50 2 4
bbc
I kinda half expected that the BBC might do that!
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19/02/2021 11:45:01 10 11
bbc
But with any luck, with all the whinging music industry about having to do paperwork to go into the eu, he will not be able to go to it!
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19/02/2021 23:06:46 1 3
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S c u m b a g
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19/02/2021 11:26:41 7 3
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Hope it goes ahead...and in the words of the old Flintstones song...”we’ll have a gay old time”
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Rod
20/02/2021 05:12:54 0 0
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Wilmer!!!
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19/02/2021 11:18:32 11 17
bbc
If Europe could award negative points to the UK's song they would. Nul points is too generous this time

Fortunately 90% of Brits don't care one jot about eurovision
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19/02/2021 11:28:49 6 9
bbc
It is attractive to maybe......10% of UK population...at the most. And the same 10% watch it every year. So a good thing for them.
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19/02/2021 11:42:38 15 3
bbc
It will be interesting to see if sending a respected singer/songwriter improves the UK's fortunes this year. Yes, there's tactical voting and general apathy towards the big 5 but as a country with a proud music heritage, we've also sent some rubbish to represent us over the years.

Good luck, James!
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jch
19/02/2021 11:56:57 14 2
bbc
The problem is that the UK seems to regard Eurovision as a bit of a laugh, an excuse for a camp weekend somewhere aboard, yet many countries take the whole thing very seriously and vote accordingly.
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19/02/2021 13:43:45 7 1
bbc
We regard it as such because that's precisely what it is - a bit of fun and the campest music festival in the universe. Leading UK musicians understand that for all it's entertaining, it will decimate their image as serious musicians.
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19/02/2021 11:21:51 10 9
bbc
The public should be able to have some vote for the singer that represent the UK

Not a panal of faceless 'industy experts'
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jch
19/02/2021 11:58:30 5 1
bbc
The problem is that sending "unknowns" mean you would be voting for someone you don't really know, Sandie Shaw or Cliff Richard were established artists when they ventured to perform.
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20/02/2021 22:07:45 0 0
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And don't forget, Sandie Shaw (with a song she hates to this day!) won and Cliff came second twice. Much later it was found that on one occasion he should have won - there was some fiddle with votes, I recall vaguely. The Shadows came second one year as well. Then we started sending unknowns and hopeful wannabes and we are always in the last few. You'd think someone might draw a conclusion.
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19/02/2021 11:39:28 13 4
bbc
The viewing figures would suggest otherwise. Eurovision is popular in the UK, even if you personally don’t like it.
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jch
19/02/2021 11:59:10 5 7
bbc
People love car crash TV.
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MVP
19/02/2021 11:10:43 2 7
bbc
I'm not sure how the panel has managed to select a singer to represent the UK but not the song.

What happened to the public having a say in this?
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jch
19/02/2021 12:00:27 4 3
bbc
The "powers that be" consider those acts chosen in the past by "the public" as complete no-hopers.
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19/02/2021 12:22:37 4 1
bbc
They were proven to be no-hopers when they flopped at the contest. Again and again and again...
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19/02/2021 10:14:44 24 4
bbc
Good luck to the lad but no doubt whoever we front.

UK - Nil Points

Would be nice for once to see a Rock Band represent the UK, if we are going to constantly finish on the right hand side of the table at least let it rip like the Finns did.
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jch
19/02/2021 12:03:21 6 4
bbc
I'd go for "Sleaford Mods", more representative of the UK than some X Factor numpty
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20/02/2021 20:27:00 0 0
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So would I. Though presumably they'd have to be on after the watershed!!!
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Rob
19/02/2021 12:03:35 6 0
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Glad James is getting a 2nd Chance, only question I have is why the British Selection Committee took so long to announce they were giving James a 2nd shot. Most of the other countries that were sticking with the same artists announced their decision last October/November giving the artists more time to get their song right etc..
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19/02/2021 12:21:35 10 5
bbc
Whats the point in honing a song only to come last...
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19/02/2021 12:07:08 16 14
bbc
Eurovision.

The competition so woke and corrupt that finishing last place is actually the most reassuring.

I'll still be watching though.

Just to hate it.
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19/02/2021 12:41:21 10 13
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19/02/2021 23:02:45 0 1
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Just like looking in the mirror for you?
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Rob
19/02/2021 12:03:35 6 0
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Glad James is getting a 2nd Chance, only question I have is why the British Selection Committee took so long to announce they were giving James a 2nd shot. Most of the other countries that were sticking with the same artists announced their decision last October/November giving the artists more time to get their song right etc..
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19/02/2021 12:21:35 10 5
bbc
Whats the point in honing a song only to come last...
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19/02/2021 13:11:24 5 3
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It doesn't matter how good our song is. This event is politically biased and this year, as previously, we will be last due to Brexit.
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19/02/2021 11:21:51 10 9
bbc
The public should be able to have some vote for the singer that represent the UK

Not a panal of faceless 'industy experts'
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19/02/2021 12:21:40 5 1
bbc
Yeah that worked out really well in the past...
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jch
19/02/2021 12:00:27 4 3
bbc
The "powers that be" consider those acts chosen in the past by "the public" as complete no-hopers.
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19/02/2021 12:22:37 4 1
bbc
They were proven to be no-hopers when they flopped at the contest. Again and again and again...
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19/02/2021 12:27:51 13 15
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If the BBC did not spend money in covering the laugh of a contest, then they would not have to take away the free TV Licenses for the over-70s
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19/02/2021 12:38:27 16 3
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Hmmm. Total cost is about £2m and that includes the UK's subscription to the EBU which also gives plenty of other things such as the shared news library and other live event broadcasts.

Cost of free TV licenses for over 75s is around £745m.

As a comparison - BBC pays about £60m a year for the rights to broadcast Premiership football highlights...
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19/02/2021 23:09:22 0 1
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Another reason for the BBC spend big on Eurovision
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Ray
19/02/2021 10:29:32 7 11
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None of these deserve to win. Music today is deluded.
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19/02/2021 12:29:28 3 2
bbc
How can an art form suffer from a psychological condition?
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19/02/2021 12:32:10 1 3
bbc
I reckon Peter Jones from Dragons' Den is James' dad! ;-)
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19/02/2021 11:21:51 10 9
bbc
The public should be able to have some vote for the singer that represent the UK

Not a panal of faceless 'industy experts'
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19/02/2021 12:37:30 6 0
bbc
We have had our worst entries when the public voted for the act. Just like the whole contest started to go downhill when the public started being allowed to vote for the winner.
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19/02/2021 12:27:51 13 15
bbc
If the BBC did not spend money in covering the laugh of a contest, then they would not have to take away the free TV Licenses for the over-70s
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19/02/2021 12:38:27 16 3
bbc
Hmmm. Total cost is about £2m and that includes the UK's subscription to the EBU which also gives plenty of other things such as the shared news library and other live event broadcasts.

Cost of free TV licenses for over 75s is around £745m.

As a comparison - BBC pays about £60m a year for the rights to broadcast Premiership football highlights...
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20/02/2021 22:11:52 0 0
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There is no "cost" to free licences, just a slight reduction in revenue which could easily be covered as so many on HYS have pointed out for so long, but the BBC knows best. Well it would - it's got a protected income stream forever no matter what it does. How about getting rid of the 6000 journalists retained to cover covid?
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19/02/2021 12:39:18 10 15
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Used to like it when Wogan was around , its appalling these days every song is just a mindless dirge.

Why not bring back the Miss World competition again that used to be great and you could raffle out the list of runners to the family and all put a couple of quid in .

I yearn for those days
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19/02/2021 12:56:56 9 4
bbc
The songs are no different, good or bad, than in Wogans day. Let’s not fool ourselves thinking it’s suddenly plunged in quality. I would argue a recent winner Heroes, was as good as anything in the past. If Waterloo was played now for the first time you would think it quite naff.
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19/02/2021 15:49:15 4 1
bbc
Miss World now that's what we need. Real talent.
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19/02/2021 12:07:08 16 14
bbc
Eurovision.

The competition so woke and corrupt that finishing last place is actually the most reassuring.

I'll still be watching though.

Just to hate it.
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19/02/2021 12:41:21 10 13
bbc
Welcome to "Anything I Don't Like Is Woke", a new Saturday night show from GB News. Please welcome your hosts, Anthea Turner and Jim Davidson!
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19/02/2021 13:42:56 3 0
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As long as Harry Hill ends the show with "there's only one way to settle this FIGHT", I'm in.
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19/02/2021 11:17:24 4 12
bbc
nil points im afraid, nothing to do with talent / ability or song / tempo etc etc its all about 'friends' and tactical voting, still im sure al lthe eastern europen countries feel good about each other for one night, then theirs Russia / Australia pretty sure they are not in europe but i haven't been to school in many a year so i maybe wrong.
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19/02/2021 12:41:43 7 0
bbc
Yes, you are wrong. Russia is most definitely in Europe (or at least, that part of it west of the Urals is, including Moscow and St Petersburg) and always has been. Israel, of course, is not. But it is part of the European Broadcasting Union, which runs Eurovision. Australia is an anomaly - effectively they're guests because Eurovision is so popular there.
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Me
19/02/2021 10:49:17 5 15
bbc
That's us in last place then, not because of his singing, because we didn't want to play with the toxic gang who then got stroppy and took their ball home.
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19/02/2021 12:43:34 6 4
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Eurovision, of course, has nothing to do with the EU and many of the countries that take part have never been members.
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Me
19/02/2021 13:29:59 3 4
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No, but they're all part of the gang, all the same.
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19/02/2021 11:41:36 8 16
bbc
Cue the same old comments about tactical voting, the UK being hated etc etc

If the song is good, people will vote - simple as

So let's wait and hear the song before making any judgement
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19/02/2021 12:52:14 3 6
bbc
They don't hate the UK. They're jealous of our world beating bands whose music is heard all over the continent.
Jealous.
Hence nil point.
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19/02/2021 23:12:25 0 2
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We send crap because we don’t take it seriously. They know that and so they don’t vote for us. Why would they? And we slag them off. Ffs. What a bunch of little englanders on here
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19/02/2021 12:39:18 10 15
bbc
Used to like it when Wogan was around , its appalling these days every song is just a mindless dirge.

Why not bring back the Miss World competition again that used to be great and you could raffle out the list of runners to the family and all put a couple of quid in .

I yearn for those days
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19/02/2021 12:56:56 9 4
bbc
The songs are no different, good or bad, than in Wogans day. Let’s not fool ourselves thinking it’s suddenly plunged in quality. I would argue a recent winner Heroes, was as good as anything in the past. If Waterloo was played now for the first time you would think it quite naff.
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19/02/2021 13:20:07 5 1
bbc
I think they were better when Wogan was about but I do agree they weren't much better.

Maybe I want to see Bucks Fizz, Cliff Richard and Dana again.

Nostalgia 'aint what it used to be
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20/02/2021 22:13:34 0 0
bbc
" If Waterloo was played now for the first time you would think it quite naff."

I thought it was quite naff at the time, but then I never liked Abba.
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19/02/2021 12:21:35 10 5
bbc
Whats the point in honing a song only to come last...
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19/02/2021 13:11:24 5 3
bbc
It doesn't matter how good our song is. This event is politically biased and this year, as previously, we will be last due to Brexit.
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19/02/2021 22:59:22 1 2
bbc
Maybe because it’s fun? If you only care about winning, your life must really suck
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19/02/2021 12:56:56 9 4
bbc
The songs are no different, good or bad, than in Wogans day. Let’s not fool ourselves thinking it’s suddenly plunged in quality. I would argue a recent winner Heroes, was as good as anything in the past. If Waterloo was played now for the first time you would think it quite naff.
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19/02/2021 13:20:07 5 1
bbc
I think they were better when Wogan was about but I do agree they weren't much better.

Maybe I want to see Bucks Fizz, Cliff Richard and Dana again.

Nostalgia 'aint what it used to be
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19/02/2021 13:29:39 1 0
bbc
So will Daði Freyr end up at the bottom of Rekyavik harbour like the original Iceland entry in the excellent Fire Saga film ? :-)
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19/02/2021 12:43:34 6 4
bbc
Eurovision, of course, has nothing to do with the EU and many of the countries that take part have never been members.
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Me
19/02/2021 13:29:59 3 4
bbc
No, but they're all part of the gang, all the same.
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19/02/2021 14:16:13 4 2
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Sure, Russia and Israel are part of the EU gang. *rolls eyes*
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19/02/2021 23:13:32 0 1
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Jeez. What a loser you are
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19/02/2021 12:41:21 10 13
bbc
Welcome to "Anything I Don't Like Is Woke", a new Saturday night show from GB News. Please welcome your hosts, Anthea Turner and Jim Davidson!
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19/02/2021 13:42:56 3 0
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As long as Harry Hill ends the show with "there's only one way to settle this FIGHT", I'm in.
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jch
19/02/2021 11:56:57 14 2
bbc
The problem is that the UK seems to regard Eurovision as a bit of a laugh, an excuse for a camp weekend somewhere aboard, yet many countries take the whole thing very seriously and vote accordingly.
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19/02/2021 13:43:45 7 1
bbc
We regard it as such because that's precisely what it is - a bit of fun and the campest music festival in the universe. Leading UK musicians understand that for all it's entertaining, it will decimate their image as serious musicians.
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19/02/2021 13:47:03 9 9
bbc
Not worth us entering this fiasco any longer. We always come last or nearly last. And tge BBC should stop screening it. Waste of time and money.
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19/02/2021 17:47:55 2 3
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i think you are missing the point
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19/02/2021 23:07:54 0 1
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Like your birthday
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19/02/2021 14:07:18 9 5
bbc
I wish him luck. However, seeing as how it´s "Eurovison", I can´t help wonder if we will get "nul point" for, well, making it clear what we think of the "Eurovision". Bit awkward.
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Me
19/02/2021 13:29:59 3 4
bbc
No, but they're all part of the gang, all the same.
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19/02/2021 14:16:13 4 2
bbc
Sure, Russia and Israel are part of the EU gang. *rolls eyes*
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Me
19/02/2021 16:40:26 2 4
bbc
You can roll your eyes all you like, I'll roll them back when we end up in last place. You've obviously never watched the previous shows, perhaps this is your first time on the internet also?
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19/02/2021 14:23:33 6 4
bbc
"We’ll have a gay old time”. Perfect summation of the event. Dreadfully irresistible. Does anyone really take it seriously? It's like pantomime on much too much acid.
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Rob
19/02/2021 15:47:14 4 2
bbc
No most don't take it seriously in the same way no one would go to a pantomime and complain that it wasn't as serious as The Mouse Trap.
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19/02/2021 16:40:38 1 1
bbc
Oh no it's not!
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19/02/2021 20:53:12 1 0
bbc
If they dropped some acid, they might come up with a decent song. Rather than the banal stuff that even I can write before a beer or 2.
Not condoning illegal drugs in any way mind.
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19/02/2021 11:10:28 23 3
bbc
Clearly Ding Dang Dong by the United Kingdolls should be this year's entry for the UK.
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19/02/2021 14:53:59 2 0
bbc
I came here to say this. Agreed!
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19/02/2021 17:46:28 1 0
bbc
That would be amazing. Love the song so much
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19/02/2021 14:58:03 3 7
bbc
We should have entered United Kingdom Dolls (UKD) from Drag Race with UK Hun, that would really lift it up!!! Bing Bang Bong.... :)
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ken
19/02/2021 15:38:06 13 10
bbc
Save licence money and don't broadcast this waste of space so called entertainment
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Rob
19/02/2021 15:44:38 5 2
bbc
Save even more and get rid of (add the show that you dislike here)
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19/02/2021 23:01:55 0 1
bbc
Same us some oxygen, you waste of space
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ken
19/02/2021 15:38:06 13 10
bbc
Save licence money and don't broadcast this waste of space so called entertainment
62
Rob
19/02/2021 15:44:38 5 2
bbc
Save even more and get rid of (add the show that you dislike here)
63
19/02/2021 15:45:59 12 8
bbc
Let's rid ourselves of this spectacular spectacle of bad taste
79
19/02/2021 17:47:23 0 1
bbc
I've got all the finks I need
58
19/02/2021 14:23:33 6 4
bbc
"We’ll have a gay old time”. Perfect summation of the event. Dreadfully irresistible. Does anyone really take it seriously? It's like pantomime on much too much acid.
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Rob
19/02/2021 15:47:14 4 2
bbc
No most don't take it seriously in the same way no one would go to a pantomime and complain that it wasn't as serious as The Mouse Trap.
Well, with the BBC flogging Ru Paul's freak show, Auntie is obviously happy to promote the concept of men dressing and prancing in preposterous fashion in a blatant pastiche of women. So surely it's time to reprise the Black and White Minstrel Show..? Removed
43
19/02/2021 12:39:18 10 15
bbc
Used to like it when Wogan was around , its appalling these days every song is just a mindless dirge.

Why not bring back the Miss World competition again that used to be great and you could raffle out the list of runners to the family and all put a couple of quid in .

I yearn for those days
66
19/02/2021 15:49:15 4 1
bbc
Miss World now that's what we need. Real talent.
69
19/02/2021 15:53:44 2 1
bbc
And here is Miss West Germany, Ingrid Guttenbummer. She speaks six languages, and her ambition is to work with disabled children in Africa ??
67
19/02/2021 15:50:00 4 0
bbc
Thought Will Ferrell was Iceland’s entry
82
19/02/2021 17:59:51 1 0
bbc
Hey that’s my name!
68
19/02/2021 15:51:05 18 8
bbc
Really, why bother? The quality of voice and performance will count for nothing - as a nation we are deeply unpopular in Europe and last place, probably nil points seems inevitable. Save the national humiliation and withdraw the entry.
103
19/02/2021 22:58:40 1 5
bbc
Yawn
66
19/02/2021 15:49:15 4 1
bbc
Miss World now that's what we need. Real talent.
69
19/02/2021 15:53:44 2 1
bbc
And here is Miss West Germany, Ingrid Guttenbummer. She speaks six languages, and her ambition is to work with disabled children in Africa ??
There'll be plenty of sailor boys about that night. Even the venue, "Ahoy" sounds camp. Removed
71
19/02/2021 16:10:06 4 8
bbc
Nil points except from Hungary who will follow us out of the EU. Our contribution £400,000 odd, are Scotland entering as a independant EU Nation
72
19/02/2021 16:36:23 4 1
bbc
How about adding Lithuania to list of returning acts?
57
19/02/2021 14:16:13 4 2
bbc
Sure, Russia and Israel are part of the EU gang. *rolls eyes*
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Me
19/02/2021 16:40:26 2 4
bbc
You can roll your eyes all you like, I'll roll them back when we end up in last place. You've obviously never watched the previous shows, perhaps this is your first time on the internet also?
75
19/02/2021 17:09:01 3 2
bbc
Maybe we will come last - depends on the song, which we haven't heard yet. I bet you're the kind of person who thinks Eurovision is only 1 night of the year...
58
19/02/2021 14:23:33 6 4
bbc
"We’ll have a gay old time”. Perfect summation of the event. Dreadfully irresistible. Does anyone really take it seriously? It's like pantomime on much too much acid.
74
19/02/2021 16:40:38 1 1
bbc
Oh no it's not!
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Me
19/02/2021 16:40:26 2 4
bbc
You can roll your eyes all you like, I'll roll them back when we end up in last place. You've obviously never watched the previous shows, perhaps this is your first time on the internet also?
75
19/02/2021 17:09:01 3 2
bbc
Maybe we will come last - depends on the song, which we haven't heard yet. I bet you're the kind of person who thinks Eurovision is only 1 night of the year...
84
Me
19/02/2021 18:20:19 1 1
bbc
I hope the song is amazing,
we have great talent most years, but the only people who give us points will be Ireland and rest will give them to each other. Are you the kind of person who just thinks it's a new contest that we've just been accepted into and beginners luck will get us to the top?
76
19/02/2021 17:11:43 3 1
bbc
To be honest, the fans - who vote in far greater numbers than the general public - were so behind 'Think About Things' last year that Daði Freyr could play the spoons for 3 minutes and still win in 2021. But I'm happy to hear that we're going for a more upbeat song this time!
77
19/02/2021 17:29:52 8 9
bbc
Its time the UK stopped this political nonsense. We will never ever win again doesn't matter who sings for us. Its got too political and is just a total farce. Its embarrassing to watch as we are the laughing stock of the world.
114
19/02/2021 23:08:38 2 3
bbc
We’re the laughing stock for a reason. Maybe we focus on resolving that?
59
19/02/2021 14:53:59 2 0
bbc
I came here to say this. Agreed!
78
19/02/2021 17:46:28 1 0
bbc
That would be amazing. Love the song so much
63
19/02/2021 15:45:59 12 8
bbc
Let's rid ourselves of this spectacular spectacle of bad taste
79
19/02/2021 17:47:23 0 1
bbc
I've got all the finks I need
55
19/02/2021 13:47:03 9 9
bbc
Not worth us entering this fiasco any longer. We always come last or nearly last. And tge BBC should stop screening it. Waste of time and money.
80
19/02/2021 17:47:55 2 3
bbc
i think you are missing the point
81
19/02/2021 17:50:55 8 3
bbc
Nill-pwannnn
What does that even mean, you prlck? Removed
67
19/02/2021 15:50:00 4 0
bbc
Thought Will Ferrell was Iceland’s entry
82
19/02/2021 17:59:51 1 0
bbc
Hey that’s my name!
83
19/02/2021 18:04:17 2 1
bbc
Our efforts have been largely abysmal. Lulu hates Boom Bang A Bang and refuses to play it in her concerts. She preferred the song a pre-fame Elton and Bernie wrote for her to sing at it.

If we want to win we should have someone inside a costume like the masked singer, selected by the public via a sat night tv show and the song should be called ‘jiggy jiggy jaggy’. We could send Sinitta.
75
19/02/2021 17:09:01 3 2
bbc
Maybe we will come last - depends on the song, which we haven't heard yet. I bet you're the kind of person who thinks Eurovision is only 1 night of the year...
84
Me
19/02/2021 18:20:19 1 1
bbc
I hope the song is amazing,
we have great talent most years, but the only people who give us points will be Ireland and rest will give them to each other. Are you the kind of person who just thinks it's a new contest that we've just been accepted into and beginners luck will get us to the top?
85
19/02/2021 19:37:36 15 4
bbc
Why bother with the songs, just have the vote. The countries already know who they are voting for before a single song is sung and the whole thing is just pointless.
86
19/02/2021 19:44:14 10 3
bbc
He hasn't got a snowballs' chance in hell, he's too chubby, Europeans value good looks & character over musical ability. Waterloo was a loo song but look at the ladies singing it, does anybody remember what that Austrian girl with a beard sang, no, but we all remember him, her, or whatever.
87
19/02/2021 19:45:42 15 9
bbc
Stop wasting licence fee money to get a not so free pass to the final. Cut out the over payments to fund an outdated competition which is no longer about the music.

This is more of a political allies competition and we shouldnt waste money to pay for it
102
19/02/2021 22:58:14 4 5
bbc
Yawn
126
20/02/2021 08:50:44 1 0
bbc
Hear Hear!
88
19/02/2021 20:18:27 6 1
bbc
Poor sod ,,,,,,
89
19/02/2021 20:46:02 2 2
bbc
We've left the EU why are we still wasting money on this garbage event. Lordi, Bucks Fizz and Abba are the only competitors I can even remember.
You forgot the question mark. But I’ll answer anyway. It’s to wind scumbags like you up Removed
137
20/02/2021 22:04:11 0 0
bbc
Eurovision is nothing to do with the EU, but the European Broadcasting Union. I agree we should stop participating, though. We cannot produce quality acts prepared to go and sing there.
90
19/02/2021 20:50:03 1 1
bbc
Terry Wogan stopped doing this for a reason. Waste of time and money
96
19/02/2021 21:29:39 2 1
bbc
That, and he died.
107
19/02/2021 23:03:47 0 0
bbc
Like you, but without Terry Wogan
58
19/02/2021 14:23:33 6 4
bbc
"We’ll have a gay old time”. Perfect summation of the event. Dreadfully irresistible. Does anyone really take it seriously? It's like pantomime on much too much acid.
91
19/02/2021 20:53:12 1 0
bbc
If they dropped some acid, they might come up with a decent song. Rather than the banal stuff that even I can write before a beer or 2.
Not condoning illegal drugs in any way mind.
81
19/02/2021 17:50:55 8 3
bbc
Nill-pwannnn
What does that even mean, you prlck? Removed
100
19/02/2021 22:32:51 1 0
bbc
Zero points for you not knowing that
93
19/02/2021 21:02:56 1 2
bbc
For so many years my major bugbears have been the UK picked a ballad when it has to be a real upbeat pop composition and Wogans approach which embedded itself in the UK psyche as 'Euro crap songs'.
94
19/02/2021 21:18:32 3 2
bbc
Il's because we don't put our top acts forward, that Europe votes us down.
95
19/02/2021 21:28:58 1 0
bbc
I'm going to vote for my fave European country - Australia.
90
19/02/2021 20:50:03 1 1
bbc
Terry Wogan stopped doing this for a reason. Waste of time and money
96
19/02/2021 21:29:39 2 1
bbc
That, and he died.
97
19/02/2021 21:51:11 4 3
bbc
Not surprising nobody likes us in Europe with all the clever little little England flukkers in here to be judged by.
98
19/02/2021 22:19:58 4 2
bbc
Pointless contest manufactured for talentless writers to create dirges for an annual one hit wonder that disappears as quickly as they appear to please the tasteless.

Get us out of this crapfest as quickly as possible.
109
19/02/2021 23:05:03 0 3
bbc
Your obit
99
19/02/2021 22:27:26 3 2
bbc
It’s the diversity contest
108
19/02/2021 23:04:25 2 2
bbc
Closet
What does that even mean, you prlck? Removed
100
19/02/2021 22:32:51 1 0
bbc
Zero points for you not knowing that