Pet Shop Boys and the Eurovision Song Contest

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Do you think PSB want to take part of Eurovision song contest?

Yes and I'd like to watch them there.
3
10%
Yes but I woudn't like to watch them there.
2
7%
No, they wouldn't like to take part of it and I agree with that
18
62%
No, they wouldn't like to take part of it and I disagree with that
6
21%
 
Total votes: 29

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Re: Pet Shop Boys and the Eurovision Song Contest

#16 Post by alig »

THE ESC has turned into a freak show. A bearded lady? Attention whores everywhere. This is not about music. It's about who's more bunkers and outrageous. And pretty much all the songs are dross.
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#17 Post by Corina »

alig wrote:THE ESC has turned into a freak show. A bearded lady? Attention whores everywhere. This is not about music. It's about who's more bunkers and outrageous. And pretty much all the songs are dross.
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#18 Post by raggatwin »

I quite liked her song.
Hello my name is Neil Tennant and I'm Chris Lowe and we're of the Pet Shop Boys.

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#19 Post by bookshopboy »

raggatwin wrote:I quite liked her song.
:up: Me too.

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#20 Post by Rusty »

I love Eurovision (possibly for all the wrong reasons) but I would not want to see the boys perform. On the other hand I have no problem with them writing the UK song to be performed by another artist. And goodness knows the UK desperately needs a half decent song!
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#21 Post by leahysb »

I really liked Conchita's peformance, and I think the song is great
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#22 Post by ZiggyPSB »

Some people will see the Austrian act as another entertainer standing up for transgender rights, much in the same way as the Winner video, to the extent that the PSB Facebook makes parallels between Winner and the Austria act.

Meanwhile those will get offended by the naysayers like back then with Winner.
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#23 Post by territorygal »

ZiggyPSB wrote:Some people will see the Austrian act as another entertainer standing up for transgender rights, much in the same way as the Winner video, to the extent that the PSB Facebook makes parallels between Winner and the Austria act.
Eh, the only parallel I saw in the FB entry was that they're winners... just like the title of the song! (gasp!)
"'Winner’ is a fitting song for Austria, who were crowned Eurovision champions this Saturday. Austria, you’re a winner!"
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And anything I'd want to say out loud will be sung
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#24 Post by ZiggyPSB »

Is the parrallel of the transvestite in the Winner video and Conchita himself not there?
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#25 Post by territorygal »

Drag performance and transgenderism are two different things, so, no.

Not that people won't conflate the two and draw their own parallels. But the "official" PSB FB page doesn't do this, explicitly or implicitly. It's all about being winnerzzzz! :p
And everything about tonight feels right and so young
And anything I'd want to say out loud will be sung
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#26 Post by BugBoy »

bookshopboy wrote:
raggatwin wrote:I quite liked her song.
:up: Me too.
I thought it was very James Bond themey, maybe the next bond film will be 'The Woman With The Golden Beard'!
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#27 Post by BoyStrange »

Rusty wrote:On the other hand I have no problem with them writing the UK song to be performed by another artist. And goodness knows the UK desperately needs a half decent song!
THIS!!!

Should PSB write and perform a Eurovision song? Absolutely not! They will be ridiculed just like Bonnie Tyler and Engelbert Humperdinck.

Should PSB write a Eurovison song for a group consisting of two men and two women - all in their first half twenties? Absolutely yes!

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#28 Post by agent doris »

Just saw a clip of the Austrian supports and I'm sure one was wearing a nightlife tshirt!

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#29 Post by Sandy Shaw »

Corina wrote:
tucky101 wrote:Anyone watching it at the end see the fella in the front row cheering the winner and wearing a nightlife tour t-shirt?
me :-)
I thought you meant that you were that "fella", but I believe you are a lady Corina! :wink:

A friend of my sister's was actually in the audience. I avoided Eurovision and went to a wonderful James Galway concert in Cadogan Hall near Sloane Square.
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