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Discussion in 'Eurovision 2012 Betting' started by Gavster, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Gavster

    Gavster Novelty & Proud

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    A new thread for Sweden given that all the previous stuff is in the Melodifestivalen thread.

    Here's a cracking live performance from Loreen on The Voice, Finland.
  2. Steve_uk

    Steve_uk Well-Known Member BANNED

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    The title Euphoria expresses it all:a feeling of extreme happiness or well-being possibly leading to a pathological state such as mania. Here Loreen(pronounced Law-ray-an) manifests doubts and insecurity in her soul-searching eyes as to whether her love is requited and holds on to the moment:she is the sole focus of the song until her lover arrives to guard and nurture;the bystander who hears and watches this combination of Echo of Greek mythology and Mona Lisa come alive as she struggles against the elements of wind and snow, reminiscent of the ghost of Cathy in Wuthering Heights(and here Kate Bush is worth a mention),as she lurches between hope and despair,as finally hope prevails in the optimistic chorus and she is lifted up by her lover;we have endured the maelstrom of emotion with laser and vocoder with the viewer afforded no break in this chiaroscuro artistic masterpiece..​
    Here's what the fuss is all about..

    Could we stick with the original please,and I hope for Loreen's sake she does.
  3. hotspur

    hotspur Active Member

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    I hate to be the boy in The Emperors Clothes story,but,you know,I would never have thought this was a 2-1 shot!?
    Are the other songs really that bad?
    Maybe thats a stupid question cos were talking Eurovision..
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    You're right to raise the concern.It's the first time I've seen this alternative version with the prim row of schoolgirls on bowed strings looking like frightened rabbits as they look askance at Loreen taking a music seminar.You might as well ask Mozart to choreograph the fluorescent bottoms of the Austrian entry,so incongruous does this appear. Where is the intensity,the urgency of the first version,where she struggles valiantly against her fate,yet bodily rises with her "u-u-u-u-up",her total physical response coordinated with her enigmatic expression throughout. Luckily for her yes,the other songs are that bad..
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    Steve_uk Well-Known Member BANNED

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    Let's wait for the rehearsal,and hope they get her lover and the snow machine back..
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    Steve_uk Well-Known Member BANNED

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    Well they are back,and glad the snow machine hasn't dampened the bowed strings..

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