History YMMV / EurovisionSongContest

25th Mar '17 10:07:10 AM Lirodon
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** A controversial one was Verka Serduchka's "Dancing Lasha Tumbai," which some Russian authorities objected to because the phrase 'Lasha Tumbai' sounded similar to 'Russia Goodbye.' Serduchka claims that it is Mongolian for 'whipped cream,' but this being [[CloudCuckoolander Verka Serduchka]], it's obvious that's it's really just gibberish. The mondegreen caused Serduchka to be banned from performing in the Russian Federation for one year. Lampshaded at the end of [[http://youtu.be/E4drqMGWTuY?t=3m36s this video]].

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** A controversial one was Verka Serduchka's "Dancing Lasha Tumbai," which some Russian authorities objected to because the phrase 'Lasha Tumbai' sounded similar to 'Russia Goodbye.' Serduchka claims claimed that it is the phrase was Mongolian for 'whipped cream,' "whipped cream," but this being was later disproven on a Russian talk show. Serduchka later admitted that the phrase was meaningless gibberish; given that this ''is'' [[CloudCuckoolander Verka Serduchka]], it's obvious that's it's really just gibberish.Serduchka]]... The mondegreen caused Serduchka to be banned from performing in the Russian Federation for one year. Lampshaded at the end of [[http://youtu.be/E4drqMGWTuY?t=3m36s this video]].
14th Mar '17 6:21:04 AM twilicorn
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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/WorldWarI.

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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, At Vienna, the Armenian song has been was 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/WorldWarI.


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** Russia's selection of WheelchairWoobie Julia Samoylova to represent them the 2017 contest in Kiev was hit with this trope, as many accused the Russians of defending themselves from any potential booing.
6th Mar '17 10:19:41 AM Gundamforce
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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 split voting system introduced that year made the CriticalDissonance particularly obvious. Most notable was 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.

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** The 2016 contest had was the first time neither the winner of the jury vote won (won by Australia and Australia) nor the public vote won winner of the televote (won by Russia.Russia) would end up winning the contest. 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 split voting system introduced that year made the CriticalDissonance particularly obvious. Most notable was 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.
2nd Mar '17 9:01:40 AM MelancholyUtopia
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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-seDrv1eQo "Epic Sax Guy"]] from the 2010 Moldova entry "Run Away" by Sun Stroke Project & Olia. They're all quite aware of this.

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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-seDrv1eQo "Epic Sax Guy"]] from the 2010 Moldova entry "Run Away" by Sun Stroke Project & Olia. They're all quite aware of this. He's returning for the 2017 contest (Moldova-"Hey Mamma"), so expect this meme to come back full force.
8th Feb '17 10:03:58 AM Lirodon
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** Lampshaded in a Swedish song (that never competed in the ESC) called "''Värsta Schlagern''" (loosely translating into "''So Eurovision''"), where the lyrics for the verse between the first and second chorus go [[note]]Translated from the Swedish[[/note]]: "''Now it gets tricky to figure out// something new to say, but so what?// This is merely padding, anyway// and people will soon forget it''."

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** Lampshaded in a Swedish song (that never competed in parodying the ESC) contest called "''Värsta Schlagern''" (loosely translating into "''So Eurovision''"), "The Worst Hit Song"; Schlager is a term referring to a particular style of pop music that is prevalent among Nordic Eurovision entries and hopefuls), where the lyrics for the verse between the first and second chorus go [[note]]Translated from the Swedish[[/note]]: "''Now it gets tricky to figure out// something new to say, but so what?// This is merely padding, anyway// and people will soon forget it''."
17th Dec '16 6:02:12 PM ZnasArual
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** In 2015, the Lithuanian contenders, Monika and Vaidas, showed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtB_slM63JA a lot of chemistry while singing their happy song about love.]] They even included a kiss, which was longer and more passionate every time they performed the song. The shipping was imminent.
** Also in 2015, Elnur Hüseynov from Azerbaijan and Loïc Nottet from Belgium appeared in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHRuMxcdXPo video together]], talking about the "bridges" they had with each other's country (due to the 2015 slogan Building Bridges). The interactions between them and the suggestive lyrics of the Belgian song created a proper shipping moment, as some comments on YouTube pointed.
-->'''Elnur Hüseynov:''' Rapapap, rapapap...
-->'''Loïc Nottet:''' ...Tonight?
-->'''Elnur Hüseynov:''' Tonight!
-->'''Both:''' *laugh*
27th Oct '16 7:02:23 AM NB2000
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** Creator/StephenColbert chose to represent the USA after Eurovision began broadcasting there in 2016 (technically making them eligible to compete in 2017) and gave yet another parody. Enjoy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTP17rWuUMo The Living Life]]; who knows if it was influenced by "Love Love Peace Peace", but it does feature a lot of the same repeated quirks.

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** Creator/StephenColbert chose to represent the USA after Eurovision began broadcasting there in 2016 (technically making them eligible to compete in 2017) and gave yet another parody. Enjoy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTP17rWuUMo The Living Life]]; who knows if it was influenced by "Love Love Peace Peace", but it does feature a lot of the same repeated quirks.
13th Oct '16 3:01:49 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'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.

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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 introduced that year made the CriticalDissonance particularly obvious. Most notable was 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.
13th Oct '16 2:57:25 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 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.

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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 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.
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.
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