History YMMV / EurovisionSongContest

23rd Jun '17 10:37:20 AM 59Efra
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*** This selection has set off another international incident: apparently, Samoylova performed in Crimea after Russia annexed it and this is reason for a three-year ban from Ukraine, so now fans are divided between those who think Ukraine is being insensitive by banning a wheelchair-bound singer who hardly can be considered a threat to their country, and those who think Russia was aware that Samoylova had broken the Ukrainian law and picked her specifically to make Ukraine look bad. This becomes even more controversial if you know that the participant from Bulgaria also acted as a Russian citizen in the Crimea, but in the end he was not only banned from the entrance, he also winned to take the second place.

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*** This selection has set off another international incident: apparently, Samoylova performed in Crimea after Russia annexed it and this is reason for a three-year ban from Ukraine, so now fans are divided between those who think Ukraine is being insensitive by banning a wheelchair-bound singer who hardly can be considered a threat to their country, and those who think Russia was aware that Samoylova had broken the Ukrainian law and picked her specifically to make Ukraine look bad. This becomes even more controversial if you know that the participant from Bulgaria Bulgarian entrant Kristian Kostov also acted as a Russian citizen in the Crimea, but this only surfaced when he already was in Ukraine, and wasn't banned on the end he grounds that the law that forbids such travels was not only banned from the entrance, put in place until months after his own travel, and he also winned to take the second place.was a 14-year-old kid when it happened and therefore presumed incapable of making such decisions on his own accord.
12th Jun '17 2:54:39 AM LittleBuster
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*** Once again, Russia courted with controversy in the 2017 contest by sending Yulia Samoylova, who had previously travelled to Crimea via Russia to perform - which led to Ukraine banning her from entering for three years. She was given the chance to perform via satellite link (which would have made her the first participant ever to do so), but Russia declined and withdrew a month before the contest. Yulia is set to perform in Portugal 2018, however.

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*** Once again, Russia courted with controversy in the 2017 contest by sending Yulia Samoylova, who had previously travelled to Crimea via Russia to perform - which led to Ukraine banning her from entering for three years. She was given the chance to perform via satellite link (which would have made her the first participant ever to do so), but Ukraine and Russia declined and withdrew a month before the contest. Yulia is set to perform in Portugal 2018, however.



** This is especially true of absurdity in Russia, where state TV channels and officials are so serious about the contest that almost any loss or dispute is immediately assessed as deliberate anti-Russian antics and attempts to use the contest as a weapon of geopolitics. There is no need to say how narmy it looks.



*** 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.
*** Moreover, despite the concealment of this during the contest itself, Ukrainian officials seem to have not even tried to hide the politicized nature of the song and the political context of its victory afterwards, which only provoked further controversy.

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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. \n*** Moreover, despite the concealment of this during the contest itself, Ukrainian officials seem to have not even tried to hide the politicized nature of the song and the political context of its victory afterwards, which only provoked further controversy.controversy.
12th Jun '17 2:42:50 AM LittleBuster
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** Political controversies and attempts by some countries to settle accounts with their political opponents with the help of the competition often becomes this for many viewers. In particular, since the second half of the tenth years, practically every participation of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine has been overshadowed by scandals, mutual accusations and even diplomatic crises.



*** Moreover, despite the concealment of this during the contest itself, Ukrainian officials seem to have not even tried to hide the politicized nature of the song and the political context of its victory afterwards, which only provoked further controversy.



*** This selection has set off another international incident: apparently, Samoylova performed in Crimea after Russia annexed it and this is reason for a three-year ban from Ukraine, so now fans are divided between those who think Ukraine is being insensitive by banning a wheelchair-bound singer who hardly can be considered a threat to their country, and those who think Russia was aware that Samoylova had broken the Ukrainian law and picked her specifically to make Ukraine look bad.

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*** This selection has set off another international incident: apparently, Samoylova performed in Crimea after Russia annexed it and this is reason for a three-year ban from Ukraine, so now fans are divided between those who think Ukraine is being insensitive by banning a wheelchair-bound singer who hardly can be considered a threat to their country, and those who think Russia was aware that Samoylova had broken the Ukrainian law and picked her specifically to make Ukraine look bad. This becomes even more controversial if you know that the participant from Bulgaria also acted as a Russian citizen in the Crimea, but in the end he was not only banned from the entrance, he also winned to take the second place.
20th May '17 8:07:11 AM 59Efra
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** In 2017, the Belarus and Romania acts both included kissing between the duets. Meanwhile, several joint appearances of UK's Lucie Jones and Spain's Manel Navarro -- most notably a duet to Martin Garrix's "In the Name of Love" also sparked some minor shipping (and loads of unconfirmed relationship rumors that [[http://www.lavanguardia.com/television/20170511/422494767960/manel-navarro-amor-pareja-lucie-jones-eurovision-2017.html made it to the press]] over in Spain).

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** In 2017, the Belarus and Romania acts both included kissing between the duets. Meanwhile, several joint appearances of UK's Lucie Jones and Spain's Manel Navarro -- most notably a duet to cover of Martin Garrix's "In the Name of Love" -- also sparked some minor shipping (and loads of unconfirmed relationship rumors that [[http://www.lavanguardia.com/television/20170511/422494767960/manel-navarro-amor-pareja-lucie-jones-eurovision-2017.html made it to the press]] over in Spain).
20th May '17 8:06:10 AM 59Efra
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** In 2017, the Belarus and Romania acts both included kissing between the duets. Meanwhile, several joint appearances of UK's Lucie Jones and Spain's Manel Navarro also sparked some minor shipping.

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** In 2017, the Belarus and Romania acts both included kissing between the duets. Meanwhile, several joint appearances of UK's Lucie Jones and Spain's Manel Navarro -- most notably a duet to Martin Garrix's "In the Name of Love" also sparked some minor shipping.shipping (and loads of unconfirmed relationship rumors that [[http://www.lavanguardia.com/television/20170511/422494767960/manel-navarro-amor-pareja-lucie-jones-eurovision-2017.html made it to the press]] over in Spain).
20th May '17 3:18:08 AM 59Efra
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** In 2017, the Belarus and Romania acts both included kissing between the duets.

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** In 2017, the Belarus and Romania acts both included kissing between the duets. Meanwhile, several joint appearances of UK's Lucie Jones and Spain's Manel Navarro also sparked some minor shipping.
18th May '17 5:45:33 PM Lirodon
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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.

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** Verka Serduchka and "Dancing Lasha Tumbai". [[TheRunnerUpTakesItAll It comes as]] [[RefugeInAudacity no surprise.]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-seDrv1eQo "Epic Sax Guy"]] from the 2010 Moldova entry "Run Away" by Sun Stroke Project [=SunStroke Project=] & Olia. They're all quite aware of this. He's returning this; in fact, the band actually managed to return for the 2017 contest (Moldova-"Hey Mamma"), so expect this meme to come back full force.edition, resulting in much rejoicing.
18th May '17 5:28:49 PM Lirodon
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** A rather... unfortunate (and hilarious) one from Austria: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQf8Z5uWQ8 FUCK HIM IN DE POOPOO.]] For the record the line in question actually translates as "shake your booty", but the Austrian dialect is hard to understand even for non-Austrian German native speakers.

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** A rather... unfortunate (and hilarious) one from Austria: [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQf8Z5uWQ8 FUCK HIM IN DE POOPOO.]] POO-POO!]]". For the record record, the closet English translation of the line (and in question actually translates as "shake your booty", turn, the [[TitleDrop title of the song itself]]) "Woki mit deim Popo" is "Shake Your Ass", but the Austrian dialect is hard to understand even for non-Austrian German native speakers.
17th May '17 10:49:50 PM Rozzy
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** Australia's 2017 contestant, Isaiah Firebrace received a respectable 4th place by the juries with 171 points, but received a disappointing 25th place from the televoting with just 2 points from Denmark. Surprisingly enough, they managed to stay on the top 10 overall with a 9th place result.

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** Australia's 2017 contestant, Isaiah Firebrace received a respectable 4th place by the juries with 171 points, but received a disappointing 25th place from the televoting with just 2 points from Denmark. Surprisingly enough, they managed to stay on the top 10 overall with a 9th place result. This may have been due to the Australian flag-draped streaker who invaded the stage partway through voting; although the offender was Ukrainian, viewers wouldn't have known that at the time.
15th May '17 10:31:08 AM 59Efra
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** Moldova does this nearly every year. It's gotten to the point that anybody outside of Europe will only remember one of Moldova's performances, the one from 2010. It's not even its proper name, but everyone knows it as "that Epic Sax Guy song".

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** Moldova does this nearly every year. It's gotten to the point that anybody outside of Europe will only remember one of Moldova's performances, the one from 2010. It's not even its proper name, but everyone knows it as "that Epic Sax Guy song". The "Epic Sax Guy", in fact, made a triumphant comeback in 2017 as [=SunStroke Project=] reemerged with "Hey Mamma" to claim third place -- Moldova's all-time high.
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