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Eurovision 2018


#1

I’m sure (I hope?) I won’t be the only one here watching tonight, so I thought we should have a safe place to discuss the madness as it unfolds. It also prevents any accidental hijacking of the regular weekend drinking thread, as I appreciate that there are plenty of people who can’t bear Eurovision, and that’s fair enough.

As a nod to the hosts, I will be opening one of these:

I still miss Terry Wogan. With him, you could actually hear the (presumed) bottle of whiskey next to him getting emptier and emptier as the evening wore on…


#2

We are spread betting with a French white and a Spanish red


and I feel that a lot of cheese and a mug of Camp coffee might also be appropriate…


#3

Ahhh, Eurovision… I spent my childhood glued to the TV every year watching it with glee, and half wondering how come Israel has become part of Europe :thinking:
Out with some fellow mums tonight, so won’t be watching unfortunately, but I suspect that by the end of the night we will be singing our hearts out in obscure, made up language as a tribute… :grinning:


#4

Israel is practically next door compared with that other geographically confusing Eurovision nation Australia! :slight_smile:


#5

Yeah, questionable geography but hey, the more the merrier!

Spectacularly questionable geography.


#6

Yes, maybe Worldvision is a better description… Although they might be the people who took over Specsavers :nerd_face:


#7

Whereas the Eurovision people should have gone there. We might be watching… also have the same wine open @Herbster


#8

I’ll be drinking this which is my kind of thing for sipping nonchalantly while pretending not to watch:


#9

Eurovision is most fun when watched in company, so watching it with you this year will be AMAZING


#10

Here we go!

I remember a group of us used to have a two-part drinking game that firstly involved a kind of cheesy-tunes-bingo. Drink every time they sing ‘ooh yeah’, every time a scantily-clad dancer appears, every time they hold the high note for the key change into the outro, etc…customise it at will.

Part two of the drinking game involved picking a country (or two) and taking a swig for every point they got.

For clarity, I am playing neither of those games this year…!


#11

Very disappointing from Spain … he might be a lovely partner … but shame he couldn’t actually do the singing bit


#12

Yeah. It was all very cute and earnest, but fell flat for me.


#13

My wife says the Slovenian has nice hair - does that count as a musical accomplishment?


#14

Slovenia are going into the early lead. Can’t see it winning, but it’s miles better than the first two!


#15

Nice bit of showmanship as well. Bit of audience participation always goes down well.


#16

I was just going to say it was pretty bad… haven’t seen the first two…


#17

You missed nothing!


#18

I think I might need to look at the sound setting on the tv as it is all s bit flat… either me or the organisers


#19

Very impressed by the way the Lithuanian got up off the floor - she can’t sing though


#20

Not hitting those notes. Also, it reminded me of a John Lewis Christmas advert song.