Eurovision: Come Together (BBC) (16 May 2020)


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Dec 8, 2005
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The BBC are doing a programme in May:

Eurovision: Come Together

BBC One and Graham Norton bring the country together for a special Eurovision broadcast - Eurovision: Come Together on Saturday 16 May.

Produced by BBC Studios the show will feature classic Eurovision performances, a look at what would have been in 2020 and entertaining interviews, including this year’s UK entry James Newman.

  • Eurovision: Come Together will be produced by BBC Studios for BBC One
I guess it should have its own thread?

These are the songs the public will be asked to vote on:
• Dancing Lasha Tumbai - Verka Serduchka (Ukraine) - 2007
• Diva - Dana International (Israel) - 1998
• Euphoria - Loreen (Sweden) – 2012
• Fairytale - Alexander Rybak (Norway) - 2009
• Fuego - Eleni Foureira (Cyprus) - 2018
• Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden) - 2015
• Love Shine A Light - Katrina & The Waves (UK) - 1997
• Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz (UK) - 1981
• Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu - Domenico Modugno - (Italy) - 1958
• Ooh…Aah…Just A Little Bit - Gina G (UK) - 1996
• Poupée de cire, poupée de son - France Gall (Luxembourg) - 1965
• Rhythm Inside - Loïc Nottet (Belgium) – 2015
• Rise Like A Phoenix - Conchita Wurst (Austria) - 2014
• Satellite - Lena (Germany) - 2010
• Save Your Kisses for Me - Brotherhood of Man (UK) - 1976
• Soldi - Mahmood (Italy) - 2019
• Sound of Silence - Dami Im (Australia) – 2016
• Toy - Netta (Israel) - 2018
• Waterloo - Abba (Sweden) - 1974

And this is the expert jury responsible for the shortlist:
Rylan Clark-Neal - UK commentator, BBC Four
Scott Mills - UK commentator, BBC Four
Mel Giedroyc - National final host and former BBC Four commentator
Ken Bruce - Radio 2 commentator
Adele Roberts - Radio 1 DJ, UK Eurovision jury member 2019
Mark De-Lisser - Eurovision Vocal Coach
Nicki French - UK Eurovision entrant 2000 and London Eurovision Party co-host
Paul Jordan - Dr Eurovision – Eurovision pundit and expert
Heidi Stephens - Guardian TV live blogger and Eurovision fan
Steve Holden - Music reporter for Radio 1 Newsbeat and Eurovision fan
Mandy Norman - Eurovision superfan - attended Eurovision since 2003
Alasdair Rendall - President of OGAE (UK Eurovision fan club)
Sarah Cawood - Former BBC Three Eurovision commentator
SuRie - UK Eurovision entrant 2018
Joel - Eurovision superfan, featuring in BBC Eurovision 2019 online content
William Lee Adams - Eurovision blogger
Zoe London - DJ and Eurovision superfan
Lucy Percy - Eurovision blogger
I assumed Waterloo was more likely to win. Or Making Your Mind Up because Brits. :zombie:

To be honest, I am not yet bored of Euphoria being the benchmark that all future Eurovision songs should aim to surpass. I’m really glad that we have a proper HIT of the modern contest - otherwise a show like this would be all about “the good old days.”
I'd probably say Euphoria if I was going to put money on it (particularly with those odds), but you have to factor in the viewing demographic. The average BBC1 viewer is 61.
But voting online (I assume it will be free internet voting, right?) doesn't go that well with 61yo, so I still say Euphoria.
It wouldn’t let me stake £100 on Euphoria :(

Will the casual viewers be tuning into this - seems like fan service to me? If they’re not fans but still watching I can’t imagine them bothering to vote online for something that doesn’t matter.

I’ll just need to remember to vote myself...

*loses everything*
But voting online (I assume it will be free internet voting, right?) doesn't go that well with 61yo, so I still say Euphoria.

My mother is over a decade older than that and manages to vote online for shows like Strictly without a problem.

I think lockdown will probably drive the demographic down, but that may not have been as marked as it was now restrictions have been eased.
I shall throw a vote to SOLDI obviously :disco:
Loreen is 9-1 on bet365. I should have looked into this a bit more...
I’ve never put a bet on before, seems TEMPTING
Waterloo on both Bet365 and Sky - 1.50
Bet365 have Making Your Mind Up as second favourite on 5.50
Betfair has more generous odds - with MYMU on 7.0 (decimal) and Loreen second favourite on 6.0.

Verka at 50.0 seems good value.

Put £100 on ABBA to win to return £150
And £50 on Loreen to return £500

Total spend £150.

You can’t lose :eyes:
Wow, Mahmood, Dami, Feugo and Rhythm Inside are 100% the right choices of fan faves to re-float in peoples memories - TASTE BBC. Noted favourite of the people Spirit In The Sky would have been nice too.

So is there a show based on the 2020 contest tonight, alongside this as a separate show WITH A VOTE? That’s quite exciting tbh :disco:
‘Fraid not, dolly. No voting in the main one. Although I think the BBC are making a nice effort at interactivity here

*collapses to floor sobbing with gratitude*

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