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    Britains Eurovision entry....

    .... is to be sung by the 75-year old Englebert Humperdinck - younger forumites, ask your grandparents about him - whatdya' think, peoples ?
    It might even work, he couldn't do much worse than most of the recent plonkers the U.K. has chosen, could he ?

    ..or could he ?
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    If he makes it.

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    O.M.G. I never thought we had sunk that low, that we had to get "The elderly" to enter this competition.Is this realy the best we can do?.
    Guess if there is a WW3, they will get all those over 65 yrs old, and send them to the front line.
    C'mon, G.B. we can do a damn site better than E.H. he is well past his sell by date, I think it was 40 yrs ago when he had his last hit.
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    Perhaps the most amazing thing about Engelbert Humperdinck is that it's his chosen stage name, his real name is Arnold George Dorsey! Why on earth would you choose Engelbert Humperdinck!!
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    Why change his name from DORSEY, it didn't stop Tommy Dorsey from leaving his mark as a composer, entertainer, playing the trumpet and trombonist, and they didn't come much better than him.

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    Well there will be no hope for us if Sweden bring back ABBA!



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    Lovely photo paul much better than EH LOL

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    [QUOTE=91Regal;1863836It might even work, he couldn't do much worse than most of the recent plonkers the U.K. has chosen, could he ?[/QUOTE]
    Difficult to do much worse than last place.
    The British team cannot seem to grasp the obvious:-
    1/. Find someone who can sing.
    2/. Find someone who looks good.
    1 + 2 = Katherine Jenkins.

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    It could be a lot worse...
    See the Dutch entry:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVHN9M9R7d0

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    The foreigner's voting agenda has nothing to do with the quality of the songs or the acts these days. No point in rooting for Dinky, I'm afraid...
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    the plain fact is !! we could front the best act in the world whilst an eastern european country could front a mute with a dog with a rough bark and if there were only the 2 acts we'd still only come second


    the pure fact is that western european countries may as well no longer enter this political voting farce !!

    in theory irrelavent of his age he should stand a fair chance , but i'm not holding my breath !!

    my money would go on an ex communist country for a safe return !!

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    irony is the last time we won was with an american singer !!! , so even our last win technicaly wasn't european !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln 7 View Post
    ...I never thought we had sunk that low...
    TBH, I'd prefer old Humpy over Jedward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln 7 View Post
    ...Is this really the best we can do?
    Can't be any worse than some of our previous Eurovision entries.
    Let's just say "Scooch" and leave it there...

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    Im not really a fan of Eurovision so could not give a rats bottom who we send to lose again. But sending EH as long as he is fit enough to sing is a pretty inspired choice. Look at the publicity its getting and the talking on the internet on forums just like this one. Its all free advertising for a Competition and a BBC show that a lot of people would not bother to watch otherwise. Anyone over 60 will watch for nostalgic reasons anyone under 60 will watch to see what somebody of 75 looks like singing, this is proper freak show stuff here

    Realistically the UK will never win it due to political voting etc and I think this is why we do not really enter a decent established act each year, I think because we put our hands in to our pocket to fund the thing we can not be thrown out before the final so we are assured a place in the final even if we send David Cameron and Nick Clegg singing "I got you babe"
    Also winning it means you need host it and obviously that costs so its rather better to enter and lose than enter and win, other than losing is a very British tradition we are great at it
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    who actually decides our entry for eurovision??
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    The best way for the UK to win is to have the following in our song:
    - Cheesy pop song with simple English lyrics
    - Some token phrases in German, French and one other language
    - Praise for Britain integrating further into the EU failure and helping the other money sucking b*stards member states
    - Some mention about how great the other EU countries are, and how much we like them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppp View Post
    The best way for the UK to win is to have the following in our song:
    - Cheesy pop song with simple English lyrics
    - Some token phrases in German, French and one other language
    - Praise for Britain integrating further into the EU failure and helping the other money sucking b*stards member states
    - Some mention about how great the other EU countries are, and how much we like them
    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Marlee View Post
    who actually decides our entry for eurovision??
    Judging by our entries in the last decade, a blind, deaf and mute committee.
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    I think what Britons find frustrating is that in Europe, the UK is the source of most of the pop music from the last 50 years and yet cannot win a competition such as Eurovision. The reality is however that many countries vote politically and those that don't such as the UK, France, Germany etc. find themselves sidelined.
    I think the UK should do as Italy did and withdraw from the competition.

    Engelbert Humperdinck - is that truly the best we can do - well no, it isn't so I think it might an ironic choice - someone with a sense of humour. EH wasn't even a "great" in his heyday! What a bizarre choice.

    Having said, we'll still watch it - car crash TV at its best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Pewtey View Post
    The reality is however that many countries vote politically...
    How is the voting done in Eurovision these days (it’s been many years since I’ve been able to bear watching)?

    When it was telephone voting Wogan used to be critical of countries ‘voting for their friends’ but I think he somewhat missed the point; for example the large number of votes for Russia that were made in Estonia, a country occupied forcibly by Russia for about sixty years! What he failed to appreciate was that about 20% of the Estonian population is of Russian extraction so voting in the contest was one of the few ways this (persecuted?) minority population could get back at Estonia.

    I’ve often wondered how many of the ‘UK’ votes for Ireland are from the Irish living in the UK? It has been said that the phone-boxes just north of the border are very busy on Eurovision night!
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    The only truly fair way for this competition to be voted on would be if nobody knew what nationality the singer is or country they are representing. But obviously that would make it a talent competion and not Eurovision.

    My wifes friend from Belarus votes every year on whatever song she likes(she not biased) and says as she comes from a country where votes are rigged its one way she can use her vote and it really be counted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-BIKI View Post
    It could be a lot worse...
    See the Dutch entry:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVHN9M9R7d0
    Wouldn't kick her out of bed.............mind you, with that song................I wouldn't wake her up, either...........




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    "Wouldn't kick her out of bed.............mind you, with that song................I wouldn't wake her up, either..........."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Pewtey View Post
    Engelbert Humperdinck - is that truly the best we can do - well no, it isn't so I think it might an ironic choice - someone with a sense of humour. EH wasn't even a "great" in his heyday! What a bizarre choice.

    Having said, we'll still watch it - car crash TV at its best.
    E.H. apparently has a huge following in eastern europe..... question is will it turn into votes ??

    well andrew loyd webber is highly regarded and when his song was entered we went from U.K. NIL POINTS , to being fith

    but will EH break through the political vote

    i think satan would be wearing ice skates !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-BIKI View Post
    "Wouldn't kick her out of bed.............mind you, with that song................I wouldn't wake her up, either..........."

    blo*dy hell they should re name it the "special " song contest !!

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    I just dont care .....I have Van Goughs ear for music !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoStick View Post
    I just dont care .....I have Van Goughs ear for music !!
    and stevie wonders eye for a film !!

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    I think Nigel Farage and his rapping would go down pretty well

    (Back ground info- Nigel is the leader of UKIP, and about the only politician making a stand again the unelected socialist EU bulldozer crushing the life out of Europe)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmw1DrHRuw8

    The song 'contest' is a bogus, rigged, corrupt and wasteful as the appalling Europe 'project' which spawned it. Perhaps if we ignore it, it will go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propstrike View Post
    The song 'contest' is.....wasteful...
    I believe it makes a profit for the BBC.
    WA$.

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    Upstaged by the Ruskies

    ...having heard about Englebert, Czar Putin has decreed that the UK be upstaged....


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17297443



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