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    Countdown until Semi-final 2


    Semi-finals: Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May 2017
    Grand final: Saturday 13th May 2017

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    Last year saw a victory from the Ukraine with their song "1944", written and performed by Jamala. This marked the second Eurovision victory for Ukraine, their last (and only) previous win coming from 2004. So now we're gearing up for a visit to Kiev this May for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest!



    This year we will see 42 countries competing, with 26 of them making it through to the grand final. Austrailia are back yet again, and we still don't really know why. But hey, it's Eurovision. :woo:

    Meanwhile, the BBC has already picked out who will represent the United Kingdom this year following a public vote on the "Eurovision: You Decide" program, which returned for the second year running. Former X-Factor contestant Lucie Jones will be carrying Blighty's hopes and dreams to Eurovision this year.



    The theme for 2017 is "Celebrate Diversity", which the EBU calls "the heart of Eurovision values" - a contest for everyone in Europe and beyond, no matter what their differences are. Fingers crossed we'll see another great contest this year. :awesome:
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    All national entries that have been announced (so far)


    Belarus
    NaviBand - "Historyja majho žyccia"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE64fKApyZM

    Cyprus
    Hovig - "Gravity"
    (no video available)

    Finland


    Georgia
    Tako Gachechiladze - "Keep the Faith"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQvwm2PdFrg

    Germany

    Hungary

    Italy
    Francesco Gabbani - "Occidentali's Karma"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmpc3fcrNJQ

    Malta
    Claudia Faniello - "Breathlessly"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UBm1Okr9AQ

    Montenegro
    Slavko Kalezić - "Space"
    (teaser video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysep8S8x3Ts

    Spain
    Manel Navarro - "Do It For Your Lover"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwS45HBhzTs

    Poland

    Switzerland

    United Kingdom
    Lucie Jones - "Never Give Up on You"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH5qLvmessE


    Not yet announced:
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Greece
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • FYR Macedonia
    • Moldova
    • The Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • San Marino
    • Serbia
    • Slovenia
    • Sweden
    • Ukraine
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    :woo:

    Me and my friend make a huge deal of Eurovision every year. It used to be so much better when it wasn't taken so seriously

    Australia back again though :laugh:
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    I LOVE eurovision

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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    :woo:

    Me and my friend make a huge deal of Eurovision every year. It used to be so much better when it wasn't taken so seriously

    Australia back again though :laugh:
    Agreed. Would be nice to see some sillyness return to the contest this year, though looking at the national entries so far it's probably going to be another ballad-heavy year. :erm:
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    I LOVE eurovision

    This is ICONIC. Learned the dance and the lyrics and everything :laugh:
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Agreed. Would be nice to see some sillyness return to the contest this year, though looking at the national entries so far it's probably going to be another ballad-heavy year. :erm:
    You never know, one day. The cheesiness really was top level though, and I loved it. I try not to look at the acts in the run up so I'm surprised on the big night and I can laugh at the funny ones, but with the ballads it doesn't have the same effect
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    I really hope Loreen wins the Swedish selection again and hopefully wins Eurovision again

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    Hurrah! The UK might actually do well this year. :thumbsup:

    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    :woo:

    Me and my friend make a huge deal of Eurovision every year. It used to be so much better when it wasn't taken so seriously

    Australia back again though :laugh:
    I have to disagree. The songs are better these days than ten years ago. There were only so many songs like this I could take:



    :dong:
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
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    OMG EUROVISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! and breathe....

    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Hurrah! The UK might actually do well this year. :thumbsup:



    I have to disagree. The songs are better these days than ten years ago. There were only so many songs like this I could take:



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    Lol, this was my favourite in 2008 We need more of this
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    (Original post by IKEAPanda37)
    OMG EUROVISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! and breathe....



    Lol, this was my favourite in 2008 We need more of this
    :woo: :rave: :jumphug: :party: :yay:
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    :woo: :rave: :jumphug: :party: :yay:
    So have you listened to the :france:entry yet?
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    (Original post by IKEAPanda37)
    So have you listened to the :france:entry yet?
    :no: :hide: tomorrow :ahee: :france: :woo:
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    Yeah it's still stuck in my head and I don't even speak French
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    kinda looking forward to this year's Eurovision
    I can't stop listening to the tracks on the Eurovision channel

    Overall we possibly have a better chance than last year - the majority of the comments on Youtube are positive, apart from the ones which are making excuses Brexit is the only excuse I've seen)
    Our attitude towards Eurovision seems to have improved slightly
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    (Original post by IKEAPanda37)
    So have you listened to the :france:entry yet?
    I just listened to France's entry - it has got a lot of hype, but I was disappointed tbh. It's not a song I would listen to again. The live version is not good.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I just listened to France's entry - it has got a lot of hype, but I was disappointed tbh. It's not a song I would listen to again. The live version is not good.
    Ah interesting, I've not heard it live but I really like it IMO France have really stepped it up recently

    Best of the Big 5 by far
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    (Original post by IKEAPanda37)
    Ah interesting, I've not heard it live but I really like it IMO France have really stepped it up recently

    Best of the Big 5 by far
    They've certainly come a long way since 2014. :p:

 
 
 
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