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Well just another reason for me to avoid it, if countries like Turkey and Moracco can enter it.

What exactly is wrong with Turkey and Morocco entering the Eurovision Song Contest?



One they aren't European, two they have horrible human rights policies.

Turkey is European.  It is also Asian, I'll grant, but being 'also Asian' takes naught away from its being European.  And as Peter pointed out, if all of Islam was only as bad a Turkey, the world would be much better off.

Have you been to Turkey?  I like being there much better than I did being in Greece.

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I haven't been to Turkey myself. What I know about it is from others, mainly an American Jewish friend who lived there for many years in various parts, loves it, speaks fluent Turkish and is a mine of information on the country.

I have been to Greece, when I was 13, and didn't like it either. This is not because I was sexually assaulted there, that wasn't much. I was on a school cruise and wandering through the car park below the Parthenon with a few friends and a passing guy grabbed my crotch and squeezed, said "Nice boy!" and moved on. We all just gazed at each other in bewilderment and moved on ourselves. I suppose I was the blondest and most pink-cheeked of the bunch, so got the "honour".

It wasn't much, though he'd get a couple of years for it here. It was the stink and atrocious pollution of Athens, the crowdedness of it, everyone's aggressiveness and unease, the avarice, the poverty. The Classical monuments were unforgettable of course, but I wonder if they liked their surroundings any more than I did.
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Perhaps you're reluctant to date yourself, but when you went to Greece at 13, was it still a monarchy?   Under the colonels?
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Colonels, very much so. The only as such dictatorship I've visited.

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Surreal that Constantine II though exiled would have been still technically king then, though unlike leftists I've never blamed him for it.  Were you already interested in royalty at the time?   (Here I go, turning an off-topic thread on-topic...)
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I don't think so, though the influences I blame most for my affliction were already in place. I started on the Narnia books when I was about eight, though since I recall being in an anti-Christian phase at the time I may have been off them. Dickens's A Child's History of England I had long since more or less memorised.  The Lord of the Rings I had probably read at least three times, and I doubt I had then realised it is a Christian book, so it would have been safe from my scorn. But, although the seeds were planted, they had not that I recall grown.

This is just my speculation, I don't really know where it came from. My mother says that I've just always been interested, she's never known why. Maybe, but I don't particularly recall being so then. Why I recall being anti-Christian is because I remember a discussion on the subject with a senior boy (there were a couple to each dorm, to keep order), down in the clanging bowels of the Uganda, which was later to play a part in the Falklands War as a hospital ship. I didn't say it was a luxury cruise. More like a floating brat-infested warren,
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Gigliola Cinquetti being awesome and looking hot during her performance of "Si" in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

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The Greek entry at the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest. It should have won, IMO. The lead singer, btw, is Helena Paparizou, who won the 2005 Contest for Greece.

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What do you think of this year's line up, KYMonarchist?  I've had a look at a few.  I am not impressed with Britain's entry, all that hype over Lloyd Weber and the result is a very average song.  I like Malta, as I've had a soft spot for Chiara since her first appearance in 1998.  (I'd put a link but I'm at work and YouTube is banned!) I'm always pleased to see an old face return; surely it's time for Elisabeth Andreassen to make another appearance?
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The final this year should be composed of Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the U.K., Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, FYR Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Israel.


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http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E649DF23E20632CE

The official Eurovision channel's playlist of preview videos for all 42 entries this year.

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Sweden's entry in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest. Absolutely beautiful.

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France's 1981 entry, "Humanahum". Only time Latin was ever used at the Contest.

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Theodore Harvey's favorite entries this year are the Slovenian, Swedish, and Estonian entries. I know how his mind works.


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Estonia's entry at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest held in Oslo. It came in 5th and is still the best performing entry to the Estonian language at Eurovision. It also marks the first time a post-Soviet state reached the top 5 in a Contest.

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