History YMMV / EurovisionSongContest

3rd Sep '16 6:53:22 PM Gundamforce
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** Music/{{ABBA}, Sweden's first win ever in 1974. May the heavens protect you if you bad-mouth them in the slightest.

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** Music/{{ABBA}, Music/{{ABBA}}, who got Sweden's first win ever in 1974. May the heavens protect you if you bad-mouth them in the slightest.
31st Aug '16 7:37:59 PM Gundamforce
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** NarmCharm: A good few acts know that the show doesn't take itself seriously anyway so they try to have as much fun entertaining the crowd as possible and making their acts memorable.

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{{Narm}} / NarmCharm: A good few acts know that the show doesn't take itself seriously anyway so they try to have as much fun entertaining the crowd as possible and making their acts memorable.



** Music/{{ABBA}}.[[note]] Sweden's first win ever in 1974. [[/note]] May the heavens protect you if you bad-mouth them in the slightest. Then there's of course Music/CelineDion, winner for Switzerland in 1988, who has become one of the most famous international singers of all time since then.

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** Music/{{ABBA}}.[[note]] Music/{{ABBA}, Sweden's first win ever in 1974. [[/note]] May the heavens protect you if you bad-mouth them in the slightest. slightest.
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Then there's of course Music/CelineDion, winner for Switzerland in 1988, who has become one of the most famous international singers of all time since then.
17th Aug '16 7:45:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: While many nations take their entries seriously in the hopes of winning and national pride, other nations simply take the contest as good campy fun, often sending in joke entries, bad entries and just straight up weird entries. Results tend to be mixed in regards to how well they're received and scored.
** When it was revealed that 70's crooner Englebert Humperdink would be dusted off for the UK entry in 2012, people were convinced that the BBC wasn't even trying anymore. It probably didn't help that they were outvoted by Jedward when they participated for Ireland...''[[DespairEventHorizon Twice]].''
6th Aug '16 4:23:18 PM Surenity
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*** Ukraine's 2016 win was seen as a DoubleStandard by many Armenians, as the year before they were forced to change the name of their song because it sounded like it was about the Armenian genocide and was thus "too political" (as noted above), and in 2016 got in trouble for bringing politics into the contest when singer Iveta Mukuchyan brandished a Nagorno-Karabakh flag.
4th Aug '16 12:28:09 AM MelancholyUtopia
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** Austria's 2014 entry "Rise Like a Phoenix" sounds like a Bond theme song... Only problem: It was song by a guy/girl with a beard in a dress under the name [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Conchita Wurst]]. Just a short while after Russia passed a homophobic law. As Eurovision has quite a big LGBT fanbase and Russia came in second that year behind Austria, allegations of it all having been political are kind of easy to make.

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** Austria's 2014 entry "Rise Like a Phoenix" sounds like a Bond theme song... Only problem: It was song by a guy/girl with a beard in a dress under the name [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Conchita Wurst]]. Just a short while after Russia passed a homophobic law. As Eurovision has quite a big LGBT fanbase and Russia came in second that year behind Austria, fanbase, allegations of it all having been political are kind of easy to make.
26th Jun '16 8:38:24 PM nomuru2d
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** In 2016, Poland's entry has been called anything from [[Series/HarryPotter Sirius Black]] to Jesus. The fact that ''Australia'' almost won that year also started many jokes.

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** In 2016, 2016 was generally full of this, with gems such as Poland's entry has been being called anything from [[Series/HarryPotter Sirius Black]] to Jesus. The Jesus, Croatia's outfit looking like something a boss from VideoGame/DarkSouls or Franchise/FinalFantasy would wear, Germany's entry being a blatant {{otaku}}, the fact that ''Australia'' almost won that year also started year, and many jokes.more.
10th Jun '16 6:56:16 AM 59Efra
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** In one of the interval sketches of Sweden's hosting of Eurovision 2013, an EBU "reporter" called Lynda Woodruff mistakes Copenhagen for Malmö when she's going to introduce the Swedish culture to the audience, which she does by counting several of Denmark's specialties instead (geographically, Malmö is really close to Denmark, and practically seen as Danish by both countries, so it was sort of a common mistake). Guess which country won the contest and got to host it the next year?

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** In one of the interval sketches of Sweden's hosting of Eurovision 2013, an EBU "reporter" called Lynda Woodruff mistakes Copenhagen for Malmö when she's going to introduce the Swedish culture to the audience, which she does by counting several of Denmark's specialties instead (geographically, Malmö is really close to Denmark, and practically seen as Danish by both countries, so it was sort of a common mistake). Guess which country won the contest and which city got to host it the next year?
10th Jun '16 6:54:39 AM 59Efra
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** The 2016 contest had the jury vote won by Australia and the public vote won by Russia. Because of the opposing views from both voting parties (Australia 4th with public, Russia 5th with jury), they ended up cancelling each other out leaving with Ukraine (2nd in jury and public) the winner overall. The 2016 contest's split voting system made the CriticalDissonance particularly obvious. Most notable was Poland, which ranked second to last in the jury votes, with only 7 points, but ended third in the public vote with 222 points, finishing eighth in the overall rank.

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** The 2016 contest had the jury vote won by Australia and the public vote won by Russia. Because of the opposing views from both voting parties (Australia 4th with public, Russia 5th with jury), they ended up cancelling each other out leaving with Ukraine (2nd in jury and public) the winner overall. The 2016 contest's split voting system made the CriticalDissonance particularly obvious. Most notable was Poland, which Poland's Michał Szpak, who ranked second to last in the jury votes, with only 7 points, but ended third in the public vote with 222 points, finishing eighth in the overall rank.
10th Jun '16 6:53:46 AM 59Efra
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** The band PKN, who won Finland's NF in 2015. Either they're a bold choice since they're all intellectually disabled, and an interesting decision in the face to make in the face of Eurovision generally more polished atmosphere (a choice in the vein of Lordi, in 2006, who won), or they're an upset pick over other, stronger entries. That they won with a PunkRock song[[note]] they're a cult punk band famous in Finland and in some punk communities, and even have a documentary made about them[[/note]] they're doesn't help matters.

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** The band PKN, who won Finland's NF in 2015. Either they're a bold choice since they're all intellectually disabled, and an interesting decision in the face to make in the face of Eurovision generally more polished atmosphere (a choice in the vein of Lordi, Music/{{Lordi}}, in 2006, who won), or they're an upset pick over other, stronger entries. That they won with a PunkRock song[[note]] they're a cult punk band famous in Finland and in some punk communities, and even have a documentary made about them[[/note]] they're doesn't help matters.



** The 2016 contest had the jury vote won by Australia and the public vote won by Russia. Because of the opposing views from both voting parties (Australia 4th with public, Russia 5th with jury), they ended up cancelling each other out leaving with Ukraine (2nd in jury and public) the winner overall. The 2016 contest's split voting system made the CriticalDissonance particularly obvious. Most notable was Poland, which ranked second last in the jury votes, with only 7 points. It then came third in the televote, with over 200 points, placing 8th overall.

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** The 2016 contest had the jury vote won by Australia and the public vote won by Russia. Because of the opposing views from both voting parties (Australia 4th with public, Russia 5th with jury), they ended up cancelling each other out leaving with Ukraine (2nd in jury and public) the winner overall. The 2016 contest's split voting system made the CriticalDissonance particularly obvious. Most notable was Poland, which ranked second to last in the jury votes, with only 7 points. It then came points, but ended third in the televote, public vote with over 200 222 points, placing 8th overall.finishing eighth in the overall rank.
7th Jun '16 5:42:15 PM Doug86
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** Armenia's 2015 entry "Don't Deny" had Turks and Azeris up in arms claiming it had to do with the 100th anniversary of the [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Armenian Genocide]] and trying to get it disqualified for being political, even before the lyrics to the song were made public and all that was known about the song was the title. For now, the Armenian song has been renamed to "Face the Shadow" to dispel any more of those accusations. They also accused France's entry "N'oubliez pas" (Don't Forget) of being about the genocide, though it's supposed to commemorate UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.

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** Armenia's 2015 entry "Don't Deny" had Turks and Azeris up in arms claiming it had to do with the 100th anniversary of the [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Armenian Genocide]] and trying to get it disqualified for being political, even before the lyrics to the song were made public and all that was known about the song was the title. For now, the Armenian song has been renamed to "Face the Shadow" to dispel any more of those accusations. They also accused France's entry "N'oubliez pas" (Don't Forget) of being about the genocide, though it's supposed to commemorate UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
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