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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #425 on: December 05, 2011, 07:51:19 AM »
That is sooooo close!!! Can't breathe with that! :D

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #426 on: December 05, 2011, 07:31:22 PM »
Coming up tomorrow:

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The housemates will be celebrating the independence of Finland from dawn to dusk.

For the first time in the history of Finnish Big Brother the season will last over the Independence Day. The housemates' Independence Day celebration is going to be full of tradition but it will also include humorous elements.

The day will culminate in a dignified Independence Day dinner and a ball in the BB house. In addition to following the (traditional) Independence Day Ball in the Presidential Palace, you can also watch the Independence Day hullabaloo live on the BB 24/7 service.


The Independence Day of Finland is a national holiday with patriotic and 'memorial day' type themes. It is also a TV evening: many are glued to their sets watching a live broadcast from the Presidential Palace where the annual Independence Day Ball will take place. The Ball is at least partially a bit like the Finnish equivalent of the Oscar gala red carpet walk scenes, except the guests are MPs, diplomats, ministers and their spouses and all kinds of nationally distinguished people who the President has decided to invite to the party (authors, movie stars, athletes, singers, war veterans, representatives of various civic organizations, academics etc.) For the couple of following days after the Ball, the local gossip magazines will be full of pictures and commentary on the ladies' evening gowns.

See these links for more information:

http://yle.fi/elavaarkisto/artikkelit/linnan_juhlien_parhaat_palat_vuodelta_2010_50999.html
http://www.presidentti.fi/Public/default.aspx?contentid=235585&nodeid=41412&contentlan=2&culture=en-US

So whatever will go on in the BB house tomorrow night is going to mimic that annual TV event in some way.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #427 on: December 06, 2011, 09:27:23 AM »
It's Finland's Independence Day (6th December). The finalists received costumes from the storage room about 2 hours ago. They need to impersonate Finnish presidents.


Mikael is C. G. E. Mannerheim (1944–1946)


Suvi is Urho Kekkonen (1956–1982)


Janica is Mauno Koivisto (1982–1994)


Ben is Martti Ahtisaari (1994–2000)


Tanja is Tarja Halonen (2000-)

Currently, each of them is writing an Independence Day speech which they will be required to give later.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #428 on: December 06, 2011, 10:06:45 AM »
The Independence Day in Finland and the Constitution Day in Spain.  :P

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #429 on: December 06, 2011, 11:59:29 AM »
The housemates are watching a classic 1955 movie adaptation of "The Unknown Soldier", a WW2-era war novel by the author Väinö Linna.

(The story is fictional but partially based on Linna's personal experiences during the war. Finland gained independece in 1917, long before WW2, but it is generally seen that the two major military conflicts fought on the Finnish soil during WW2 - the Winter War and the Continuation War - allowed the country to remain independent and as part of "the West" instead of being occupied by the Soviet Union... which was the fate of the neighboring country Estonia, for example. The story of the novel/movie takes place during the Continuation War.)
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #430 on: December 06, 2011, 01:04:16 PM »
An alternative live feed just in case the events in the BBF house would not be interesting enough for you:

14:50 - 16:20 EET (12:50 - 14:20 UTC) Independence Day Concert: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra plays Kullervo Op. 7 by Jean Sibelius


(Click on the picture for a live video stream from the Helsinki Music Centre.)

conductor: Sakari Oramo
soloists: Johanna Rusanen-Kartano (soprano) and Ville Rusanen (baritone)
choir: The Polytech Choir
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #431 on: December 06, 2011, 01:28:50 PM »
Tanja is Tarja Halonen (2000-)


Tarja Halonen will be replaced next year, as her 2 terms will come to an end. The Constitution law in Finland states, that any President can sit in the office for a maximum of 2 terms (6 years each). This hasn't always been so, the law was changed in 1994. Also since 1994 there has been a public election.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #432 on: December 06, 2011, 03:24:45 PM »


The finalists just received their attire for the Independence Day celebration. The men got tailored suits, the women got evening dresses.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #433 on: December 06, 2011, 04:09:36 PM »










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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #434 on: December 06, 2011, 04:19:55 PM »
Coming up next (in 15 minutes): another alternative live video feed in case the events in the BBF house won't be that entertaining and captivating tonight:

The Presidential Independence Day Ball 2011
Live feed opens at: 18:30 EET (16:30 UTC)
Duration: 5h 30min


Click here for the live feed. (If the main stream does not work - they would appear to be having some technical problems tonight - you can also try the backup stream #1 with Finnish commentary and the backup stream #2 with Swedish commentary)

18:35 - 18:50 EET (16:35 - 16:50 UTC) - The preparty
18:50 - 22:15 EET (16:50 - 20:15 UTC) - The Presidential Independence Day Reception 2011
22:15 - 23:10 EET (20:15 - 21:10 UTC) - The afterparty

The general idea: Judge and comment on the design of the evening gowns worn by the local politicians and celebs as they approach the President and shake hands with her! Fun holiday pastime for the entire family and the media! Half of Finland (at least  the women) watches it each year so it must be interesting. Dancing and "Palace Punch" (the recipe is a secret!) fueled interviews will follow after the handshake ceremony.

More information: See this post from yesterday.

(Oh, and as for BBF: the housemates have been ordered out in the yard... so something is cooking up inside the house!)
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #435 on: December 06, 2011, 05:25:19 PM »
The housemates were just let back in after a second time in the yard. There's a fine dinner served for them on the dinner table.



(By the way, the YLE stream mentioned in my previous post wasn't working properly - they're apparently experiencing some technical problems. I have now updated the post a bit and provided new links to secondary backup streams. They would appear to work both with VLC and Windows Media Player. Update: The main video feed works now as well.)
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #436 on: December 06, 2011, 07:47:27 PM »
















(They're also dancing in that other stream.)
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #437 on: December 06, 2011, 09:10:33 PM »
Some songs that have played in the house tonight:

Benny Goodman - "
Sing Sing Sing
"
Oskar Merikanto - "
Valse lente
"
Duke Ellington - "
Take the 'A' Train
"
Sami Saari - "
Ainutkertainen
"

The finalists just finished a lengthy conversation about sex (and the size of the male member and how to use it and female body types and cellulite and asses and thighs and whatnot... as always.)



Janica already went to bed. She apparently got a bit offended as Big Brother reprimanded her on cutting some straps off of the dress she got because they got in her way. And she was tired anyway. Currently, Ben, Mikael and Tanja are under the smoking canopy having a conversation about cigars and how to smoke them.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #438 on: December 07, 2011, 08:18:05 PM »
Tonight, the finalists had to do some improvisation theatre and received a visit from stand-up comedian Arimo Mustonen.

At the moment, they're playing a drinking game. Mikael has already puked into the kitchen sink, Ben in the bathroom:





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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #439 on: December 08, 2011, 02:14:39 PM »
OK...

Sebastian has just revealed in a recent interview given to Radio X3M (YLE's Swedish language radio station aimed at youth audience) the production once strongly tried to suggest to him he's now nominating "the wrong person" in the diary room, and questioning "why is that". When he told them what he thought of that, they punished the entire house for his "arrogance" by removing all furniture, except a single chair and bed reserved for Sebastian himself:

http://yle.fi/extrem/artikel/musiknoje/42211-Big-Brother-styr-omrostningen-

Sebastian also says when he refused to wear the strap-on dildo on his forehead during a day task early in the season he was given direct, non-negotiable instructions in the diary room on what to say to the others about his line of action.

BB production has reacted to this public claim by suggesting it is all a misunderstanding and they would only try to ensure you can't nominate a housemate who has immunity.

Sebastian further comments the situation was not about him wanting to nominate anyone who had immunity:

http://yle.fi/extrem/artikel/musiknoje/42218-Big-Brother-svarade-till-Sebastian


(The articles are in Swedish, not Finnish. If you don't know any Swedish, use Google Translate to check them out. And while you're at it, see this Finnish-language thread on BBPlaza as well. Google Translate might help with that one too.)
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #440 on: December 08, 2011, 05:46:55 PM »
Quote from: bigbrother.fi
Surprise twist - 12 evicted housemates into the BB house!

On Friday, 12 previously evicted housemates will return to the BB house for a party.

The third-to-last day of the season - day number 102, which is Friday - will provide entertainment for your money's worth so don't leave the 24/7 feeds.

Late afternoon, the house will witness a festive "Best of" gala where the best moments of this season, as voted by the viewers, will be revealed in different categories.

Later during the night the house will see the return of 12 evicted housemates: Amanda, Annika, Kaisa, Liana, Netta, Veera, Tia, Terhi, Tamer, Stefan, Oskar and Salar.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #441 on: December 09, 2011, 12:39:17 PM »
Coming up next: the "Best of Big Brother 2011" gala. The finalists just got their attire from the storage room.

This season's last "BB Extra" (7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Finnish time) live broadcast will be done from inside the house.

Tonight, the finalists will also get a party with 12 previously evicted former housemates visiting the house.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #442 on: December 09, 2011, 03:06:07 PM »
The finalists - who are now wearing suits and dresses - spent a long time out on the upper patio sitting on the colorful deck chairs, complaining about the cold weather. (It's about 0 °C in Espoo.) The "Best of Big Brother 2011" gala is about to begin and they're now standing in front of the door, waiting to be let back in. BB is currently playing some movie soundtrack type orchestral music through the loudspeakers to up the anticipation.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #443 on: December 09, 2011, 03:57:56 PM »
The "gala" is actually about to begin! (Finally...!) Mikael just came from the diary room with an envelope and he's reading the instructions aloud to the others.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #444 on: December 11, 2011, 02:21:25 PM »
Quote from: bigbrother.fi
Surprise twist - 12 evicted housemates into the BB house!

On Friday, 12 previously evicted housemates will return to the BB house for a party.

The third-to-last day of the season - day number 102, which is Friday - will provide entertainment for your money's worth so don't leave the 24/7 feeds.

Late afternoon, the house will witness a festive "Best of" gala where the best moments of this season, as voted by the viewers, will be revealed in different categories.

Later during the night the house will see the return of 12 evicted housemates: Amanda, Annika, Kaisa, Liana, Netta, Veera, Tia, Terhi, Tamer, Stefan, Oskar and Salar.



This twist seemed to fizzle out into nothing. The 12 housemates seemed to be enjoying the pool and sauna and then they all seemed to vanish without trace. The finalists didn't even seem to get to mix with them (unless I missed something).

I was expecting a wild party with all 17 of them drinking and partying until the small hours, but instead it was just a big let down. :(

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #445 on: December 11, 2011, 02:47:32 PM »
I was expecting a wild party with all 17 of them drinking and partying until the small hours, but instead it was just a big let down. :(

Yeah, it was nice seeing the ex-housemates and hearing some of their stories but it could have been so much better if they only had put a bit more effort into it. :(

There was some drama, though. You can read more about it here:

http://the-site.dk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=41281#p41281

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The finalists have been cleaning the house for one last time and preparing for the night.

The live final broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. Finnish time. (21:00 EET, 19:00 UTC). Here's a direct link to the placeholder web page for the Internet stream:

http://www.katsomo.fi/?progId=98858

If you're a 24/7 subscriber, a "lights off" sequence will be seen in the house after the live broadcast ends and before the 24/7 feeds will be switched off for good for this season.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #446 on: December 11, 2011, 02:54:44 PM »
Whilst I don't agree with the way they display the voting positions all the time, it does mean that going into the final any one of the finalists could end up the winner. I have no idea who is going to win and that does make for an exciting final.

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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #447 on: December 11, 2011, 03:48:05 PM »
Some events from yesterday which haven't been mentioned here:

-- flashback from yesterday begins ---

1. The finalists were shown a video clip giving some glimpses to how the media has treated them while they've been in isolation in the house. (As one might guess, this fueled a lot of discussion among the finalists.)

2. Later during the night, at around 11 p.m., Tanja and Janica had been to the sauna and taken their showers after it. They were preparing to join the other finalists in the bedroom (where Mikael, Suvi and Ben had already retreated to) when Tanja noticed BB was playing some music in the Nest. Tanja notified Janica about the music and they dashed into the Nest, still wrapped in their towels. They sat down, enjoyed listening to the music, and had a nice, lengthy conversation, wrapping up the season for their part. (BB was mostly playing mellow but wistful songs, such as Eurhythmics - "
I Saved The World Today
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Vesireittejä
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After the conversation was over, they came out and put some clothes on. Tanja went out for a smoke and Janica followed her to keep her company. Upon returning into the house, they noticed there's some music playing in the Nest again... so they went back in there, and discussed some more.







Finally, when the music in the Nest had stopped for good, they went out in the yard for another smoke... but were in no hurry, and their conversation there went on for about half an hour still. (Tanja was smoking and Janica was enjoying the residual heat of the sauna.)





Then they returned into the house. Tanja brushed her teeth - Janica had already done her evening routine - and they went to bed, saying good night to each other for the last time in the BB house.



Some audio clips just for the general feel of it - you can hear the music in the background:

The first session in the Nest:
bbf2011d103-nest-janica-tanja.mp3 (28:49 - 8.9 MB)

The second session in the Nest:
bbf2011d104-nest-janica-tanja.mp3 (1:02:11 - 21.8 MB)

The conversation in the yard and the good night wishes in the bedroom at the end:
bbf2011d104-yard-janica-tanja.mp3 (26:18 - 8.5 MB)

-- flashback from yesterday ends ---

The finalists were just ordered to move out on the patio and the rolling door went down.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #448 on: December 11, 2011, 04:14:09 PM »

The finalists are now enjoying their last supper.
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Re: Big Brother 7 Finland
« Reply #449 on: December 11, 2011, 07:46:18 PM »
At the moment it seems, that Janica will win. She's been on the top for the whole finale. In the latest intermediate the gap between her and Mikael apparently was 6 %. Suvi has been 3rd, Tanja 4th and Ben 5th for the whole time. The difference between Mikael and Suvi seems to be much larger than between Janica and Mikael. So...it seems the voting will not be as tight as expected.

Edit: the gap between Janica and Mikael is now 3,5 %(23 % at the beginning).
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