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Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« on: November 23, 2016, 12:21:29 PM »
Hello, Forum folks! It's almost 2017 and we haven't started this discussion topic yet LOL.

So, as most of us know the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine on 9, 11 & 13 May 2017. The hosts are yet to be revealed by host broadcaster NTU.

The city & venue selection process began as soon as Jamala was proclaimed the winner in Stockholm back in May. Originally meant to be announced in August, we did not have a formal announcement until 9 September 2016.

This is the list of 43 countries that will be competing in next year's event, 1 of 2016 quit and 2 are coming back:
ALBANIA
ARMENIA
AUSTRALIA
AZERBAIJAN
BELARUS
BELGIUM
BULGARIA
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK
ESTONIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
GEORGIA
GERMANY
GREECE
HUNGARY
ICELAND
IRELAND
ISRAEL
ITALY
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
MACEDONIA
MALTA
MOLDOVA
MONTENEGRO
NETHERLANDS
NORWAY
POLAND

PORTUGAL - Returnee
ROMANIA - Returnee
RUSSIA
SAN MARINO
SERBIA
SLOVENIA
SPAIN
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
UKRAINE
UNITED KINGDOM


BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA announced during the summer that they won't return to the contest in 2017 due financial constraints and that it's broadcaster BRHT is currently not operating.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 12:26:41 PM »
CYPRUS was the first country to announce it's representative for ESC 2017. It's former X Factor contestant HOVIG, who finished 7th in his season back in 2009 (if I'm correct). His song has not been revealed yet, and Swedish composer and ESC tycoon Thomas G:son is behind his entry.

This is the song he presented for the 2015 NF, titled "Stone in a River" that finished in 4th place.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 12:34:54 PM »
NETHERLANDS was the 2nd country to announce their act for 2017, and after being rumored to go since winning The Voice in 2014... 3-piece girl group O'G3NE were confirmed on October 2016 as the next act to fly the Dutch flag in Eurovision. Days later they released their first album called "We Got This" and became #1 in the country in its first week. Their entry will be revealed in the coming months.

Here's their rendition of Loreen's iconic "Euphoria" from this summer:

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 12:38:55 PM »
MACEDONIA announced their entrant for Kiev back on Monday, and it is former Macedonian Idol contestant JANA BURCESKA. Her entry will be announced at a later date.

Here's one of her performances after the show:

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 12:47:01 PM »
BELGIUM announced their entrant for Kiev yesterday, becoming the 4th country to do so. It is BLANCHE, the artistic name of The Voice Belgique 5 contestant Ellie Delvaux.

Here's her Blind Audition on The Voice:

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 08:20:19 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hANitk-73e4&list=PLu-QTfbDH5WixAjgIaxw9MZW-DskmDjr8

There's a playlist of the contestants of UMK for next year's competition.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 03:03:32 PM »
Over the past few days, 2 more acts were announced:

On Friday 16 December, IRELAND, with the help of iconic Louis Walsh, selected 20-year-old BRENDAN MURRAY to be their singer. Following the announcement, made on RTE's The Late Late Show (where their NF used to be held), Mr. Walsh stated that they were looking for songs alas Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran for Brendan to sing in Kiev next May.

Here's when Nathan is properly and formally introduced to the Irish public as their next representative:

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Then on Monday 19 December, AUSTRIA's ORF announced that they've selected internally aspiring R&B singer NATHAN TRENT. Trent, 24, was originally set to take part of Germany's NF, Unser Song 2017, as he was one of the 33 shortlisted singers to take part in the competition.

Here's the video clip of one his songs, titled "Like it Is":

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2016, 03:12:46 PM »
Earlier this month, AZERBAIJAN announced it's entrant for the contest. DIHAJ will be the one flying their flag in Ukraine next May. The song going to the contest will be revealed at a later date.

Here's one of their most recent singles, "Gecələr Keçir":

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 02:39:07 AM »
Let's do a major update as 4 songs have been decided during the past few weeks.

The UNITED KINGDOM selected LUCIE JONES and the song "Never Give Up On You" on 27 January through the NF "Eurovision You Decide" aired on BBC 2.

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Last week, GEORGIA & BELARUS chose their respective entries.

GEORGIA chose TAKO GACHECHILADZE and "Keep The Faith".

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BELARUS chose NAVIBAND and "Historyja Majho Zyccia".

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And almost by Christmas, ALBANIA chose its entry through their classic "Festivali i Këngës". The winner of the festival was LINDITA HALIMI and her song "Botë".

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 02:46:37 AM »
On Christmas Eve (24 December 2016), ARMENIA selected its performer through their NF called "Depi Evratesil", or To Eurovision in English. The winner was ARTSVIK.

Here she is covering "A Million Voices" (Russia 2015) during one of the live shows.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 01:25:55 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hANitk-73e4&list=PLu-QTfbDH5WixAjgIaxw9MZW-DskmDjr8

There's a playlist of the contestants of UMK for next year's competition.

FINLAND will choose it's candidate for the Contest TODAY!
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2017, 09:29:28 PM »
FINLAND will send NORMA JOHN with "Blackbird" to Kiev.

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 11:51:25 PM »
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 03:17:54 PM »
This is the logo of this year:


And earlier today the draw for the semi-finals was done:

SF1 = Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Finland, Georgia, Montenegro, Portugal, Sweden (First Half), Armenia, Cyprus, Czechia, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Moldova, Slovenia & Poland (Second Half). Italy, Spain & UK vote on this SF.

SF2 = Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia (First Half), Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Israel, Lithuania, Norway, San Marino & Switzerland (Second Half). France, Germany & Ukraine vote on this SF.

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 05:36:41 PM »
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2017, 08:57:08 PM »
Before minutes was revealed the song of Israel. I can't with the fact that Imri will go to Eurovision for the third year. I just can't...Anyways this song is boring for me, no chance.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2017, 11:01:49 PM »
I actually liked Israel, it breaks the ballad system of this year. Guys, which entries are your favorites this year? Mine is France, Belgium, Italy, Moldova, Denmark, Cyprus, Switzerland, Belarus and probably UK

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2017, 02:38:32 AM »
MY CURRENT TOP 10:

1. ITALY
2. DENMARK
3. FINLAND
4. BELARUS
5. SWITZERLAND
6. FRANCE
7. MOLDOVA
8. AUSTRIA
9. NETHERLANDS
10. BELGIUM
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2017, 09:02:18 PM »
Mine is:

1. France
2. Poland
3. Belgium
4. Macedonia (new it's amazing <333)
5. Italy
6. Moldova
7. Denmark
8. Switzerland
9. Belarus
10. Cyprus

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2017, 07:22:55 PM »
Mine:

1. Israel <3 <3 <3 <3
2. Switzerland
3. Italy
4. Macedonia
5. Moldova
6. Sweden
7. Serbia
8. Hungary
9. Denmark
10. Belgium

Please Israel must win :D
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2017, 10:46:53 PM »
16 years old Kristian Kostov will represent Bulgaria with this song. I like Kristian but this song... :zzz :zzz :zzz
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2017, 12:06:30 AM »
I actually really like the song, is giving me Troye Sivan vibes <3333

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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2017, 07:54:36 PM »
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I actually really like the song, is giving me Troye Sivan vibes <3333
Me too, is a good ballad, ok it's another ballad, but at least is a good one.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2017, 02:51:38 AM »
I don't really have a top at the moment. I love Norma John...but I really love the entries of Italy and France at the moment. Sweden is not bad, but IMHO it's not the best they had.

Bookies really seems to like the Portuguese entry. A bit dull, but would like to see Portugal in the final.

OK...if I really have to...I can give you my TOP 3:

1. Italy
2. Belgium
3. France

BTW...If you didn't already know, in Melodifestivalen final both Lisa Ajax and Robin Bengtsson had the word fuck in their songs before the final. Lisa chose not to drop that word in the final, possibly to get more votes. That failed miserably. Robin replaced the original with freaking.

I didn't really see any reason to sugarcoat the original word used in either song. It is as it is.
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - Kiev, Ukraine
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2017, 03:46:21 PM »
I honestly can't understand why people love the portuguese entry, it's nothing that really stands out or is a masterpiece, I find it boring tbh. But still it's been growing on me so maybe I'll eventually like it lol.

Talking about Finland, I was not feeling it at first but now I find it good, just not between the bests. I honestly think that at this point Italy is just being so overrated, I mean the song is good and I enjoyed it a lot but after some time it lost part of what made it fun, idk.

Talking about masterpieces, my top 3 will probably always remain like this:

1. Macedonia - I was really surprised when Macedonia dropped their song, I was guessing for some another cheap ballad and tables turned so fast the second I hear this song. IT'S A FUCKING MASTERPIECE: modern and lately I've been into more intense beats and this gives me everything honestly. The lyrics are super catchy and I love the music video, I like literally everything about this entry, best macedonian entry ever <3333

2. Belgium - This country has been slaying for the last 2 years and I was expecting another slay. But it was MORE than that, this totally BLEW MY MIND. By its Lana Del Rey vibes Blanche is giving me that masterpiece with her beautiful low voice and that amazing instrumental that makes everything so exciting. I cannot see how someone can even dislike this, it's just pure art honestly

3. Poland - Dear Poland, I was not expecting this from you. The song catched my attention from the first second: since I watched the music video first, it gave me a misterious and dark vibe and I was totally down for that. The instrumental is really good and I love how the song keeps growing until it ends. Everytime I listen to this it makes me speechless and makes me wanna scream the lyrics so bad

Believe it or not, France was my NUMBER 1 like 2 weeks ago, but it all came down to the moment of truth: how would the revamp affect the song? It did, for worse. The original version was so beautiful and those instrumentals ran up perfectly with the French amazing lyrics (I don't speak french but it sounds amazing!!). At the revamp the chorus changed into English, and I was actually okay with that. My issue that made me disappointed by the revamp was the instrumentals: they wanted to give more spice to it but they just finished ruining the whole song. Now it sounds a mix of several sounds thrown there and it makes the experience with the song bad.