Eurovision 2023

Hi guys and girls, I’m at the moment listening to this song (like 20 times in a row :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:) that will partecipate to the Eurovision contest this year. It already won Sanremo’s Festival, the most important songs contest here, you know, that kind of event that gathers us all italians in front of telly for about a week…
I was curious to know about other countries’ songs…any from your own country that you really like?

This is the link to Marco Mengoni’ s ‘Due vite’ and…no matter how complex a song this one is I’m crazy enough and I’m learning it :grin::heart_eyes::sweat_smile:

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:rofl: :joy: :rofl:
It has been here on the eight o’clock news and serious newspapers how badly(out of tune) our candidates sing couple of times after many months of practice…I believe they sang a somewhat simplified version on Friday and that it can now be heard without too many bad mistakes …I have many friends and acquaintances that loves this festival… I don’t like this semi-political festival …of course I wish everyone who loves it a great time :sunglasses:
Greetings…

Ps:your man can sing much better…he’s not going to be last :grin:

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But this can’t be possible! Aren’t there decent artists nei Paesi Bassi?! …uh forgive me, my english fails me sometimes :see_no_evil:

What?! “My man” won’t be last?! He’s going to win because his song is terrific! In the video he’s singing just after knowing he had won Sanremo, can you hear the emotion in his voice? :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::heart_eyes:

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As far as I’ve heard/read, expectations aren’t very high for our candidate, to put it mildly. Might be battling it out for last place with the Dutch one :sunglasses:

No, really bad … the modified version seems to be a little oke, but you can hear the uncertainty (I myself have not heard more than the most out of tune pieces)…
And actually I also think the Italian song is a bit standard (sorry sorry sorry :innocent:) and not really super original :blush:… but that says more about my taste than about your artist :blush:… And hi Els, @LadyOfTheCastle I thought you were Dutch too…poor memory…so I see a neighbor .

But since Italy is my 2nd home I say forza Italy :sweat_smile:

Watch out… this can cause permanent damage

That’s why you’ll be forgiven for calling it “a bit standard” :crazy_face::joy::grin:

Where are you from Els? @LadyOfTheCastle

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From here

a Dutch tribute…

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I had a listen Rogier and I think you’re too severe a judge! But…that is standard… and I agree ‘my man’ can do better :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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What!?! That must be the most insulting thing you can say to a Belgian :rofl:

Hi Silvia, I’m from Belgium :belgium:

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Eurovision is a subject that can be probably qualified as a political discussion over here :rofl::rofl:, therefore I will not rip into how my home country’s decision wasn’t at all rigged and politically biased, all I will say is that if by any chance Poland reaches final (which I highly doubt) they will be the embarrassment of this year’s contest with 0 points on their account. Absolutely shocking choice of a song…

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I haven’t been following it at all.

But I will be going to both the semi-finals, courtesy of my daughter, who lives nearby.

Cheers,

Keith

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Hello Els :hugs:

This sounds so the same as many other songs in this genre…That is a weird choice I think…

Ah…noisy neibourghs! But you might consider yourself lucky you have a more than excellent excuse to be indulgent!

Or…are you going to the live shows?

Cheers,
Silvia.

Yes.

I have a brief visit to the UK, cramming in a bunch of stuff including ringing for the coronation, a local beer festival, then travelling North to stay with my eldest daughter’and her husband where I will be visiting my parents as well as attending the two Eurovision shows before flying back.

I’m sure it will be an experience.

Cheers,

Keith

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Our Gustaph is going to do OK. Not top 3 but OK :smiley:

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Haven’t watched such thing since the 80’s :joy: :joy: :joy: Was called something else back then as I remember, not sure though :joy:

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I think the UK had those for many a year. :smiley:

Not my bag and it’s all to political any way and has nothing to do with the quality of music, in my opinion of course.

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O,so you forgot the year of 2019??? :thinking:

here is an official reaction on behalf of the entire musical world to this fantastic year when the dutch win…

:see_no_evil: :speak_no_evil:

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Oh yes, there’s always some sort of “political” slant involved in the talk about Eurovision here in Hungary as well, most of them bollocks though. I’ve never met anyone (yet) who watched it regularly and discussed it in musical/showbiz terms.

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