• bkmn

    For those that haven’t watched Eurovision, you may want to make sure the volume is not too loud.

    • raisinhead

      No, but this is the real essence of a Eurovision party.

      ‘Shh, I’m trying to hear the songs.’
      ‘But they’re all crap’
      ‘Technically, yes. But the troupe of juggling bearded babushkas is next up.’

  • Clungeflaps

    Proof that there really is no God.

  • Gustav2

    Damn, now I will have to look up what channel Logo in on…

    • bkmn

      Just search for Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

      • Yixing’s Fluffer

        That’s pretty much the only show it has, though I will tune in for the Gay for Play episode with Cheyenne Jackson as a guest..

      • Luis De California

        I remember the “shemail” dilemman. Ru practically said she’s the only thing holding up the show.

        “I still pay the fucking light bill over there”

    • Jude Newton

      Oh yeah me too.

  • bkmn

    How much air time will Conchita get?

    • Luis De California

      Probably none. Maybe a shout out “Thank you to last year’s hosts” at best.

  • Jude Newton

    Okay if we are going to do this we need open thread and whoever (is am so sorry I forgot your name) had the awesome insight last time must be here.

    • JoeMyGod

      That was probably our in-house Eurovision superfan Luis.

      • Luis De California

        😉

        I’ll be having my birthday/Eurovision party on the 14th so I might be here for the semifinals, but not the Final. We’re having European chocolates, flags, the works.

    • Luis De California

      Hello 🙂 Let me be your transcontinental guide.

      • Jude Newton

        Luis! Yes! Thanks. I look forward to it. Absolutely loved it when you commented on the last thread.

  • sherman

    It also doesn’t air on DirecTV.

  • We have watched the livestream in the past, sent to our TV from a MacBook. It worked pretty well, but as more people logged in to watch it started to freeze and rebuffer a lot. When it cam eback, the audio and video were out of sync.

    We get Logo on our cable system, but it is in standard definition.

  • JoeMyGod

    Finland is still one of my favorites.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_C_6-e9w5w

    • Irene Harrels

      Great! Now the wannabe swedes have finally learned to ripoff generic bubble gum. Even as cornish and culturally propagandist way as their forever superior “neighbor” country. Say goodbye to Sandstorm and Yamma Yamma and welcome rubberish Adele replica. https://youtu.be/apn6rT8zwmQ

  • Joey

    It was live streamed via YouTube last year as well.

    • Irene Harrels

      You’re completely mad if you watch that dreadful pile of shit voluntarily. Its even worse than I am Brucie, American Idol and a russian ice show combined with horribly bad plagiates of the worst eurodance “songs” you ever hear on Energy. You’re lucky as hell as you don’t have to have anything to do with it. In Europe this steaming diarrhea is on every fucking entertainment magazine and website for weeks and many of our national television companies show tens of hours of this shit every fucking year. National prunings, teasers, making ofs, all that bullshit besides of the actual Eurovision broadcast, which is more than thousands of times more than enough horrible abomination of worst live television on Earth, the ultimate worst of the worst, broadcasted from some shitty undeveloped never heard of capital of some dismal former Eastern European communist country, its a living nightmare! You, the ones who don’t have to hear a word about this rotten mind-blowingly stinking pile of shit and glitter vomit without doing anything want you watch it?! As much as I try to avoid it, its just as impossible as trying to avoid cat piss stinking narrow-mined twat movie fanboys who live in their mothers’s cellars and sewers raging about science fiction movies’s special edition edits and how anybody doesn’t love their favorite bullcrap on movie sites. Its just unbelievable that somebody is so crazy that he watches this shit even if tried to force to do it by pointing with a gun. This annual indescribably horrendous torture should be banned as a hideous crime against the humanity and everybody involved should be brought to the European Court of Human Rights to be punished for mental genocide and inhumane digital mass torture of most of the citizens of European Union!

      • Chuck in NYC

        lol. And how do you really feel?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Ugh. I was hoping they’d stop broadcasting Eurovision in Europe.

    • Luis De California

      Think of it this way, they appeal to the LGBT community and by contract even Russia is forced to broadcast every pro-gay shout out 🙂

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Then can we get just edited highlights with only the politics and without the lame cheezball muzak?

      • Irene Harrels

        Is there some shitty sappy camp scat that doesn’t appeal to “the community”.

        • Luis De California

          Maybe some sports, but more the players than games, I guess.

    • Irene Harrels

      If you live in the US, be grateful that NPR and C-Span air mostly historical and political documentaries and former of course just political events, interviews and senate hearings. European tax funded national television companies fund and show this crap.

  • Lazycrockett

    Meh Logo isn’t even in HD.

    • Irene Harrels

      You wanted to see all acne, spit and sweat on the perfomers’s skin in high def as they pretend to sing over already taped song?

  • Luis De California

    Betting favorites: 1. Russia
    2. France
    3. Australia

  • Luis De California

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2GUS-3T7cU

    Norway’s my favorite. Starts slow then the tempo really changes in the chorus, like two songs in one.

  • Circ09

    Another reason I am glad I cut the cable. It is so much easier to stay up with things like Eurovision while online. And I can skip all the crap music, chit-chat, etc… I don’t want to be bothered about.

    • Luis De California

      I skip a lot of the dragged-out voting (where some just want their 5 seconds of fame) when I watch with friends, not even I am that big of a fan to sit through all the “thank you for a wonderful show, sings country’s chorus).

  • BobSF_94117

    I assume they’ll subtitle all the songs.

    • Luis De California

      In Finland and a handful of places they do if it’s not in the national language. I wish BBC would do that for the non-English songs, I still like them anyway, but if they have a message it would help.

      • BobSF_94117

        I meant for the English-language ones.

        🙂

        • Luis De California

          I thought so too. The thickest accents tend to come from Belarus and Moldova 🙂

          • BobSF_94117

            I remember when most of the singers in English were very, very hard to understand, at least for an American. Nowadays, they all sound like they were born in L.A.

          • Luis De California

            ABBA back in the days to now when I don’t even know someone’s a foreigner until I hear them speak or read about it in an interview 🙂

          • Irene Harrels

            “a foreigner”? You mean “not fluent in english”? They’re indeed very “foreigners” for americans, as the whole show is made, meant and broadcasted mainly for Europeans. It has exactly xero to do with US. So, I don’t think that an ukrainian performer is a “foreigner” in Ukraine, just because he doesn’t speak fluent english with a midwestern american accent. And the point is not either to be fluent in english or american as in most of the European countries, english is not even the native language.

          • Luis De California

            I meant the people who come have a career here. There are several (not necessarily Eurovision singers) who made the US their home, write and record here.

      • jawnbc

        In most European countries, the subtitles for entries are in the viewing country’s language rather than the language of the songs themselves. So people who want to understand the song can do so. Which sometimes ruins the experience.

        • Luis De California

          Looks like BBC who has a strange relationship with the contest are the exception.

  • Luis De California

    One of the most talked about songs aside from the betting favorite, Ukraine. Crimean girl who sings about the plight of the Crimean Tatars in the 40s. Some complained that his was against Russia, but the EBU didn’t rule that she broke the rules.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C7E19yz23g

  • Luis De California

    If you want something alternative, here’s Latvia. Written by last year’s singer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVcKNzmvfxI

  • TheManicMechanic

    I can only imagine the number of gays that have plotzed right about now.

    • Luis De California

      Myself included 🙂

      • S. Parilla

        Same.

    • Acronym Jim

      Didn’t plotz, but I did pee myself a little.

  • Clungeflaps

    Heavens above, Eurovision is so dumb (that almost rhymed, maybe I should make it a pop song). Here’s some song titles from Eurovision entrants:

    “Ooh Aah, Just a little bit”
    “Ding-a-Dang”
    “Diggey-loo Diggey ley”

    Proof that Europeans are on the level of 5 year olds and never rise above.

    • Porkie

      So this would be part of “I love everyone but the English” would it? No, not xenophobic at all.

      • Clungeflaps

        I never said I hated Europeans, I just think they listen to horrible, infantile dross.

        You probably like Cheeky Girls don’t you?

        • Porkie

          “I never said I hated Europeans”..I just said that they ” are on the level of 5 year olds and will never rise above”…..
          (P.S. You can be xenophobic, just as you can be racist, without actually saying I hate these people or those people. Why don’t you get a friend to explain it to you? …..Oh, sorry!. That was thoughtless of me ….Why don’t you get someone with whom you work or maybe a random stranger to explain it to you?)

          • Clungeflaps

            You insult Americans all the time, so your accusations are pretty hypocritical. Typical European.

          • Porkie

            You, Insult?….. yeah… plenty ’cause you are an asshole…but not because you are American …Read the fucking posts ….Idiot.

    • Irene Harrels

      Like most of the technocrap and other “modern” (most of the commercial music sold today) popular music is in so much “higher level”. And most of it is produced in USA, mind you.

      • Clungeflaps

        You’ve obviously never heard the pop tripe that they play over in Europe, like Schlager or Apres-ski music. It makes Rihanna sound like Phillip Glass.

  • Acronym Jim

    FWIW, Logo isn’t in HD in my area either, but RuPaul films her show so that you almost can’t tell.

  • Chuck in NYC

    Just some trivia. It will be the first time it’s aired live in the U.S., but the 1971 contest aired on some PBS stations. I thought it was fabulous and recorded the audio when it was repeated a few days later. Played it for years and years — and recently found myself humming the Yugoslavian entry again while doing laundry!

    • Luis De California

      Trivia: 1971 is the only contest that produced a country that won, but never hosted. Israel declined 1980 because they did the double, but Monaco only won in 71 but didn’t host because they had just an open-air venue. France offered to help with anything, but only if it was held in France so Monaco said bye and gave it to UK.

      • Irene Harrels

        Congratulations for wasting time to for useless trivia of the worst thing ever hit this goddamn planet.

        • Luis De California

          Thanks! 😀

          • Chuck in NYC

            I loved Monaco’s winning entry. And poor Katja Ebstein — including 1971 she placed third twice and second runner-up once but was never a winner! 🙂

          • Luis De California

            Insert the bridesmaid never the bride saying.

          • Chuck in NYC

            Well, second place once (in some quarters, second runner-up equals third).

          • Luis De California

            I read somewhere in some schools in France, their 77 winner is taught because of its message

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29s–ITe2RA

  • abbafan65

    I can’t wait. I’m having a Eurovision party at my house, although I think most folks are coming for the free MaryJane. 😉 Sadly, Sweden doesn’t stand a chance this year with who they chose in Melodifestivalen to represent them.

    • Irene Harrels

      I hope it doesn’t. If have to choose between Stockholm, which “wins” every 2. year, and a random shithole in some Eastern European socialist country, even former Soviets goes.

  • DutchBoy74

    Looks like a decent bunch this year.

    • Luis De California

      In the last decade it’s expanded beyond just pop and ballads which were the brunt of collections from 50s-00s. I’m glad it’s shifted to include more genres.

      • Irene Harrels

        More? Like only shitty ripoff eurodance? Eurovision’s catalog of song genres have always been very narrow BUT even in the 80’s it had more variance and alternative options than this shit pile today! I’m not sure how much your music selection differs from Northern Europe’s one, I think that as even headquarters of most of the record labels are located in US, they sell pretty much same shit here as they sell there, not-mainstream eurodance is probably more listened here, but Eurovision just takes the worst billboard hits and makes horrible imitations of them and then these plagiarized dogs shits “compete” each other and then the “best” of the lowest scum wins and organize next years worlds biggest pirated music show.

        • Luis De California

          The 80s was pop, schlager or ballads. Only once in a while did you get a band as the juries mostly went for the Whitney Houstons.

          • Irene Harrels

            And completely generic eurodance ripoffs are much better? Are there big bands of synthesizers and dj’s now? I haven’t seen anything but lip synched cover girls “singing” horrible eurodance bullshit and at most, group of grannies jumping. Doesn’t count as a “band”, in any meaning, to me. One bearded tranny doesn’t help one iota.

          • Luis De California

            There’s three this year, three last year.

            Last year there were more a lot more men competing than women.

  • TheSeer

    This is radical Marxist gay agenda at work…

  • Luis De California
    • Alessar

      Verka Serducha. Classic. I do hope that because Logo has secured the rights we can still stream it online. I don’t have Logo in my cable lineup.

      • Luis De California

        My friend was wondering if they would block American proxies on Eurovision’s youtube stream. I hope not. Also, I’m wondering if they’ll use BBC commentary, their own or just stream it without any. We’ll have to wait and see. I’ll email LOGO.

  • DanimalChgo

    Logo looks like shit on my TV, so I’ll stick with the YouTube live stream which will most likely look better.

    • Luis De California

      Thought it was just me, now I see it’s an equal opportunity lack of pixels.

      • DanimalChgo

        Yeah, with Drag Race on Logo, I have my choice of “zoom in to fill the screen, but everything is super blurry and pixelated,” or “zoom out to sharpen the picture but most of the screen is black, because it letterboxes all the way around.” I don’t want to watch Eurovision that way too.

        • Luis De California

          The best picture quality is their official site’s stream: http://www.eurovision.tv but you have to download a plug-in.

          Youtube’s is alright, but nothing HD.

          • DanimalChgo

            I think their website uses YouTube now. They ditched the plugin last year. Or so I was told by some folks who watched online live – I wasn’t able to last year.

          • Luis De California

            It wasn’t up on eurovision.tv last year until the next day, which was a pain for me, since looking it up on youtube would’ve caused spoilers, but I had no choice. I watched the one with sign language on youtube, that was uploaded hours before the regular broadcast. It was interesting to see how the signers got into the songs (swaying to pop and exaggerating sad faces in ballads).

  • DonnaLee

    Sorry, don’t have cable, but I’m open to watching it online again.