History YMMV / EurovisionSongContest

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.
7th Jun '16 5:27:53 PM Jhonny
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** Some see 2014's winner Conchita Wurst's "Rise Like a Phoenix" as this. People who critisized the song has admitted that the song itself wasn't very appealing enough to win and even pretty boring - what got her to win was the preaching of tolerance, as she was a drag queen with a beard. This has caused her to become a BaseBreaker, since most feel she didn't actually win for the song, which Eurovision SONG contest is about.
*** Others say the only reason Conchita won was because the voters with the most draw are Western and wanted to mock Russia after the latter country's recent implementation of transphobic laws.

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** Some see 2014's winner Conchita Wurst's Austria's 2014 entry "Rise Like a Phoenix" as this. People who critisized the sounds like a Bond theme song... Only problem: It was song has admitted that the song itself wasn't very appealing enough to win and even pretty boring - what got her to win was the preaching of tolerance, as she was by a drag queen guy/girl with a beard. This has caused her to become beard in a BaseBreaker, since most feel she didn't actually win for dress under the song, which name [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Conchita Wurst]]. Just a short while after Russia passed a homophobic law. As Eurovision SONG contest is about.
*** Others say the only reason Conchita won was because the voters with the most draw are Western
has quite a big LGBT fanbase and wanted to mock Russia after the latter country's recent implementation came in second that year behind Austria, allegations of transphobic laws.it all having been political are kind of easy to make.
7th Jun '16 5:16:53 PM Jhonny
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** By 2015 pretty much every unique song composition seems to have been exhausted, but the Cypriot entry isespecially similar to a mash-up of "Taking Chances" and "Always A Woman To Me". The 2015 winner, Sweden's "Heroes", is also accused of being too similar to David Guetta's "Lovers on the Sun". While released in 2015, "Heroes" was actually written in 2013 - a year before the Guetta song. Some people have also felt that the song, particularly during the chorus, has shades of "[[Film/EdgeOfTomorrow Love Me Again]]"

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** By 2015 pretty much every unique song composition seems to have been exhausted, but the Cypriot entry isespecially is especially similar to a mash-up of "Taking Chances" and "Always A Woman To Me". The 2015 winner, Sweden's "Heroes", is also accused of being too similar to David Guetta's "Lovers on the Sun". While released in 2015, "Heroes" was actually written in 2013 - a year before the Guetta song. Some people have also felt that the song, particularly during the chorus, has shades of "[[Film/EdgeOfTomorrow Love Me Again]]"
7th Jun '16 5:12:17 PM Jhonny
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** Creator/StefanRaab is responsible for two of those [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPZX7EZIFD0 Guildo Horn] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gl37zfO1Po himself] with a ridiculous campy getup and nonsense lyrics. Four years later he was at it again, this time with a more serious [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3oTuT282CA entry] and another six years later the winner of a casting show he organized [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qnsZgQe1tU won it all]. As of 2016 Raab is retired from both television and musics, though. So neither his extreme campy acts nor his honestly decent acts will grace Eurovision any time soon.

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** Creator/StefanRaab is responsible for two of those [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPZX7EZIFD0 Guildo Horn] Horn]] and [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gl37zfO1Po himself] himself]] with a ridiculous campy getup and nonsense lyrics. Four years later he was at it again, this time with a more serious [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3oTuT282CA entry] entry]] and another six years later the winner of a casting show he organized [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qnsZgQe1tU won it all].all]]. As of 2016 Raab is retired from both television and musics, though. So neither his extreme campy acts nor his honestly decent acts will grace Eurovision any time soon.
7th Jun '16 5:11:04 PM Jhonny
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** Creator/StefanRaab is responsible for two of those [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPZX7EZIFD0 Guildo Horn] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gl37zfO1Po himself] with a ridiculous campy getup and nonsense lyrics. Four years later he was at it again, this time with a more serious [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3oTuT282CA entry] and another six years later the winner of a casting show he organized [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qnsZgQe1tU won it all]. As of 2016 Raab is retired from both television and musics, though. So neither his extreme campy acts nor his honestly decent acts will grace Eurovision any time soon.
7th Jun '16 4:43:18 PM Jhonny
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** There was slight shipping between Alexander Rybak/Lena Meyer (winners of 2009 for Norway and 2010 for Germany, respectively), when Rybak playfully [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inZ0aRRg6Rw tricked Lena into kissing him]], when she was recieving the 2010 ESC trophy from him. There was a few misunderstandings between them too that could come off as {{Adorkable}}.

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** There was slight shipping between Alexander Rybak/Lena Meyer Landrut (winners of 2009 for Norway and 2010 for Germany, respectively), when Rybak playfully [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inZ0aRRg6Rw tricked Lena into kissing him]], when she was recieving the 2010 ESC trophy from him. There was a few misunderstandings between them too that could come off as {{Adorkable}}.
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