Eurovision Song contest 2006

#1
So the year 2006 has come round, which only means another round of Eurovision!

Cyprus has an OK song this year, alot better than last years.

Greece, with their ever lasting win from 2005, which is thankful towards Helena Paparizou, is about to embark on another winning by the looks of it! To be honest, with the entry they have going, Greece looks to become the new 2006 winner with the out standing Anna Vissi, who is a an everlasting superstar for the past 10years!

Song chosen for Vissi to sing at Eurovision

LARNACA-born superstar Anna Vissi will be representing Greece in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with a song very close to her heart.

Following a selection process on Tuesday, when a committee and the public voted on their favourite of four songs, ‘Everything’ with lyrics by Vissi and music by her ex-husband, Nicos Karvelas, was chosen.

The event was televised live on CyBC-2 and won the most viewers in that time-slot, with an almost 60% of people watching TV at the time tuning in for the show.

The committee was chaired by Mimis Plessas and made up of Antonis Andrikakis, Demetris Starovas, Themos Anastasiades, Christina Politi, Evangelia Piskera, Antonis Karajikos and Rena Kapitsala. Eurovision web-site representatives Sitse Backer of ESCTODAY and Photis Constantopoulos of Oikotimes also shared one vote. story
Am I wrong in thinking big famous names were not allowed to enter?

Last year's winner, Helena, had been an up and coming start from 2004.

From what I hear, the UK's entry is not so good! I was a bit pee'd that Ireland were not in the running for the final in 2005 either :twisted:

So, who willl be watching the good old Eurovision this year? I know I will be, or is that sad?
 
#6
Tell you what, come over to Cyprus, stand in Nicosia town centre and ask if they are Turks...............I'll be filming the outcome.

No, doesn't depend who runs the airways. If your Turk/cyp and you live over the northern side, your a turk, plain and simple. Easier to explain, they come under the Turk flag and not the Cyp one.

Its like calling a Mexican, an American or something.

Edited to say: Have a look at this for more info here
 

Ratrat

Lantern Swinger
#8
Jenny_Dabber said:
Tell you what, come over to Cyprus, stand in Nicosia town centre and ask if they are Turks...............I'll be filming the outcome.

No, doesn't depend who runs the airways. If your Turk/cyp and you live over the northern side, your a turk, plain and simple. Easier to explain, they come under the Turk flag and not the Cyp one.

Its like calling a Mexican, an American or something.

Edited to say: Have a look at this for more info here
Its interesting to have a coffee in "Woolies (I think) the tallest building in Nicosia and look out over the Green Line into the Turkish sector - complete with the Turkish flag cut into the hillside. Wish I was there now, at least the weather would be warmer.
 
#9
'Woollies' is not 'ermes', branched from Debenhams.

The flag is still there and the Greek/Cypriots are still pee'd with it.

As for the weather, its going from good to bad to good, 20c today but frigging humid. 19c yesterday and thunderstorms with lots of rain the weekend before.


Any how, this is off subject...............

Reckon the Nordics will enter their version of 'glam rock' bands again?
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
#10
Jenny_Dabber said:
From what I hear, the UK's entry is not so good! I was a bit pee'd that Ireland were not in the running for the final in 2005 either :twisted:

So, who willl be watching the good old Eurovision this year? I know I will be, or is that sad?
The UK's entry this year is very 'tongue in cheek' I think, a 'rap' number by a slightly ageing DJ. It seems to send up Eurovision quite nicely, though, and is a bit of fun.

I usually watch it, as I like that feeling of incredulity you get when the political voting is underway. And Yes, it IS sad. :wink:
 
#11
Geoff_Wessex said:
Jenny_Dabber said:
From what I hear, the UK's entry is not so good! I was a bit pee'd that Ireland were not in the running for the final in 2005 either twisted

So, who willl be watching the good old Eurovision this year? I know I will be, or is that sad?
The UK's entry this year is very 'tongue in cheek' I think, a 'rap' number by a slightly ageing DJ. It seems to send up Eurovision quite nicely, though, and is a bit of fun.

I usually watch it, as I like that feeling of incredulity you get when the political voting is underway. And Yes, it IS sad. wink
I don't think it's sad... in fact I'm rather a fan of the Eurovision - at least it doesn't pretend to take itself seriously like these 'reality' singing shows and celebs singing/dancing/making arses of themselves... the Eurovision is what it is and I for one would love to be in the audience, waving my flag and having a jolly good time!
 
#12
Jenny_Dabber said:
Tell you what, come over to Cyprus, stand in Nicosia town centre and ask if they are Turks...............I'll be filming the outcome.

No, doesn't depend who runs the airways. If your Turk/cyp and you live over the northern side, your a turk, plain and simple. Easier to explain, they come under the Turk flag and not the Cyp one.

Its like calling a Mexican, an American or something.

Edited to say: Have a look at this for more info here
J-D

No, doesn't depend who runs the airways. If your Greek/cyp and you live over the Southern side, your a Greek, plain and simple. Easier to explain, they come under the Greek flag and only pretend its the Cyp one.

As I said gone native.

How many Turkish Cypriots killed Brit servicemen, woman and children in the 50's. Major Turkish terrorist group called EOKKA I don't think so.

How come all the Cypriots in North London Greek and Turk live and run businesses side by side with very little trouble????

Nutty
 
#13
That is there, over here they spit knifes, well the ones I know lol

Mind you it is all a bit dodgy, they get on when they want to.

But depends on which way your blood runs.

Mind you, it was the English who played the devils advocate in 74. But then again, the turks and cyps have different stories!

Anyway………..

GOOOOOOOOOO EUROVISON!!!
 
#15
sidon55 said:
Hang about, Nutty. Eokka was Greek and fronted by Archbishop Makarios
Nick

Go back to sleep with them bears up the trees. Read the words after EOKKA "I D'ONT THINK SO"

That means the EOKKA terrorists that killed Brits were not Turk Cyp's so they must have been J-D's friends the Greek Cyp's.

I would ask if all is well in Noosa but it appeasr senility is setting in

Luv and hugs from Chrissie

Nutty
 

sidon55

Lantern Swinger
#16
I would ask if all is well in Noosa but it appeasr senility is setting in

Luv and hugs from Chrissie

Nutty[/quote]

What else is new, Nutty. Just trying to blend in with the locals

Luv & Hugs to Chrissie
 
#17
Nutty said:
How many Turkish Cypriots killed Brit servicemen, woman and children in the 50's. Major Turkish terrorist group called EOKKA I don't think so.

How come all the Cypriots in North London Greek and Turk live and run businesses side by side with very little trouble????

Nutty
I think the real problem is that there are just a few Greeks who would like to re-create the Byzantine empire and are just a trifle miffed tha Ataturk pushed them back into the sea in 1922.

Greek ultra nationalists would have and probably will do anything to ethnicly cleanse the Turks from Cyprus, hence the Turkish invasion.

Peter
 

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