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Finland!!!!!!!! :)) Peter is happy!

Posted on 2006.05.21 at 01:20
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Hi all!!!

I am delighted with this result.  Finland have tried and tried and FINALLY they get their first win!!!!  Maybe Portugal can make it next year. :))))))

And Ireland has qualified for the final next year!!!!

Disappointed with Germany and would never have thought that Malta would come last!!!  Bizarre!!!!!!

Anyway, Off to Party !!!!!  Back home on Sunday.

Please feel free to leave any comments below or email me at peter.walsh66@ntlworld.com.  I'll be reading this when I get home!!!!!!!

Hope EVERYONE enjoyed the show!!!!!!!

Hope I can do the same for you in Helsinki in 2007!!!!!!!



Peter
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(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:35 (UTC) (Link)

Hooray!

Well done Brian!
Well done Lordi!
Romania woz robbed, but I'm glad Bosnia did well. I did a little better than breaking even on my Eurovision betting.

And WHY DID RUSSIA FINISH SECOND? He was awful! Cute, but awful.

Dave
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:38 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hooray!

And wasn't the Dutch guy great? Giving hard time to Sakis ("You're like Will & Grace!" Brilliant!). Yeah, my favorite was Bosnia as well, but have no problems with Finland winning. Despite block voting, overall we can observe that countries more or less voted for the same songs, and they were in the top 10, right? Thx again for your coverage, untill next year! J from the US.
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(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:40 (UTC) (Link)

yah!!!

phenomenal coverage from ALOE...thank u all so much and well done!
check ur site out every day, 365...how sad am i...but u pander to my sadness!!!

so thrilled with finalnd

ive only liked one of their songs ever....Lapponia.......but thats all changed tonight
gr8 nit for e'vision
well into the 21st century
all my mates who have slagged me, by the way, were glued to teh tV and texting me!!!
every1 watches itr

ok im bit hammered now
but go finland

and well done brian for top ten finish

so proud...even wit a rtap song
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:41 (UTC) (Link)
THIS WAS THE BEST EUROVISION EVER!!!
LORDI ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HARDCORE RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!

and by the way,
great coverage, peter
hope you'll do the same next year in Finland

miamartinis at 2006-05-20 22:43 (UTC) (Link)

ESC 2006 (WOW)

im over the moon lordi slapped eurovision in the face and said take this.finland have been trying 4 40 yrs and have done it helsinki 2007.
lithuania what a surprise , good one .
ireland fantastic, uk shame should have placed higher daz gave his all.
sweden , greece it was all hype..
russia great.
malta not fair but the guys voice wasnt up to it ..
and france worst performance of the night ...

turkey (sibel) coming to a gay club near u very soon .
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:45 (UTC) (Link)

so lordi it is...

well i am happy sweden didn't win. i found it to be the opposite of charming - rather plastic and unpleasant. quick run-through:

switzerland: nice, but boring.
moldova: weird, ont particularly well song - not memorable
israel: i completely forget this already. pleasant though.
latvia: that metal man made no sense, but i did like singing
norway: i really liked it, undeservedly so low
spain: nice - but what was with the butch lesbian dancer?
malta: he looked like tons of botox with a bad haicut.
germany: i loved them - they should have done better
denmark: weird, but she was cute and sang well
russia: he was cute but over-emoted - but it was a good song
macedonia: really badly sung, unimpressive
romania: very eurotrashy (which i like) and he sang really really well
bosnia/herzegowina: not my cup of tea but well-done
lithuania: annoying. that's all.
uk: i liked it. well performed, nice hook.
greece: i didn't originally like it but like it now. bad bad dress
finland: i was a little shocked, but i still like it better than a few others
ukraine: it was funny, and looked and sounded good
france: she sang better than i expected
croatia: i liked it. entertaining. she had a scary lip
ireland: good one - but boring. very green.
sweden: shiny plastic. did she leave out some of her glory-shouting?
turkey: i liked her. she was a mom in drag. cute.
armenia: oriental bondage. i really liked the song.
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-22 01:24 (UTC) (Link)

Re: so lordi it is...

good summing up on all the songs..
i agree with you about france i thought she sang very well too
i have the video of her performing live, the official video and
an mp3 of il etait temp..so i'm happy. she has a fantastic voice
i backed finland to win @ 18/1 and russia E/W @ 20/1 yippeee
i also had lithuania E/W at 50/1 so near and yet so far..
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:48 (UTC) (Link)

Finland rocks!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Finland! I think it was a cool winner, but I fear for the forthcoming esc, hope Europe still takes it seriously, and don't send kitsch songs en masse. Tal Sondak forever!!!!
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:53 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Finland rocks!!!!!!!

Yes, be interesting to see what happens next. I can't say anything very intelligent about Finland simply because I don't understand otr like that sort of music but I'm sure its good of its kind.

Thing is, it won because of hype and the circus effect - we have had whips and chains, and now monsters.

Whats next?

A song, sung by a good singer? Or will they always make up the rest of the top 5?

At least one relief - Sweden lost!
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 22:56 (UTC) (Link)
I am happy for Suomi...they had no 1 place, but they are for so long in competition. This one stood out really...nobody could compete with them even not Dima or Hari. And did you noticed that 8 out 10 semi-finalists ended in top10??????? It means that either semi-final songs were better or second time performing makes people to remember these songs better.
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:00 (UTC) (Link)

thank you

Hi Peter,

I just wanted to thank you for all your posts and information. I really enjoyed reading what you had to say over the past week and thats for all the updates...scott
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:05 (UTC) (Link)

Worst Winner in 51 years!

This year's winner is the worst in the 51 year history of ESC, the only positive thing that I can say is that it's good to see a country who has been involved in ESC for so long was finally won, but with all respects to you above who are thrilled that Lordi won. This is not music!, how easy it is to sway people with a gimmick, who was it that said "The masses are asses". On a more postive note thanks to Brian Kennedy for a great performance and a respectable result for Ireland tonight. Germany deserved to do much better, but as for the UK, France and Spain they were nothing short of a disgrace. I do think that something needs to be done about the voting. I can see countries dropping out soon if things don't change. BTW the only reason that we gave 12 points to Lithuania, is because the 30,000 plus Lituanians who live here, voted for them.
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:11 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Worst Winner in 51 years!

I think the finnish song was quite good, but the costumes/masks was a bit strange....a bit surrealistic in esc. A catchy tune, but maybe not for granny......
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:06 (UTC) (Link)

What about Ukraine?

She was the true winner....all though her english was a bit bad
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:13 (UTC) (Link)

Germany got robbed

15th place for Germany?? I'm sorry but that's just laughable, i hope they change the format!
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:17 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Germany got robbed

No no never was a good song, but it was easily forgotten in the middle....also Denmark. And both were excellent performances
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:16 (UTC) (Link)

Good old voting procedure back in ESC!!!!

Maybe next year? It was messy with the first 7 points in a row, and then having to keep up with the 8, 10 and 12's. Not as exciting as previous years....
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:20 (UTC) (Link)

TAL SONDAK FOREVER!!!!

I'm living in the past
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:21 (UTC) (Link)

Country and Western... and rap

I think tonight proved that neither country and western, nor rap, is popular throughout Europe. I thought Germany would do better but it obviously left most people cold.

As this is the AKOE page - I'd just like to point out that Ireland gave Lithuania their only 12 points! Hmmm.... Anyway I predicted Lit would come 6th, so happy with that!

Darren, UK
(Anonymous) at 2006-05-20 23:25 (UTC) (Link)

Onneksi olkoon Suomi!

I am very happy Finland won! I liked the song for a while, though never put any money on it because of the 5th placing for Norway last year. I just didn't think ESC was ready for rock! Now I know!

Great Sweden didn't win! Or come top 3! Hurrah! Carola sang way better in the semi. She seemed to miss out some of her big ad-lib notes near the end. Rubbish!

Excellent placings for Russia, Bosnia and Romania. Though I wanted Bosnia to win, 3rd place is good enough. More good songs needed! Mihai sang SO well, I was thinking it could go and win. Well, until Finland came on!!

I was disappointed with Germany. Found it very boring. UK was great, but coming after Lithuania was bad. Spain and France were just shit. The big 4 are really the worst 4 in the contest. UK has some great indie/rock/metal bands, why not send one of those next year? We could do really well with a good rocky song. Come on BBC, put some welly into MYMU!

Very disappointed with Norway's position. She sang amazingly well, and probably was tainted by singing so early on. Shame.

Malta was dire, but better than Moldova, France and Israel. I do hope they win the contest soon! Bless 'em, must be hard being so tiny, and having no neighbours :(

In conclusion, Onneksi olkoon Suomi! I want to go to Finland and watch next year. Maybe Nightwish can perform, get Tarja back!

Scott.
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