Review A EUROVISION Thread

Nick91

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I haven't watched ESC since 2009. Based on the recap for this year's contest, most songs were kind of mediocre. Not as silly and over-the-top as some previous years, but slow, dull and forgettable. If I had to vote, I would go with France because I love the language and the singer is stunning.
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
Eurovision reveals how invader who interrupted UK act made it on stage

The intruder is a self-styled philosopher who previously interrupted the final of The Voice and the National Television Awards.

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The anti-media campaigner who interrupted SuRie's performance in the Eurovision final managed to invade the stage after climbing into the venue's camera run while being pursued by security.

Organisers the European Broadcasting Union said the man - believed to be a so-called "philosopher, activist and DJ" who goes by the name of Dr ACactivism - made his way to the stage via a bridge.

"He climbed into the camera run and reached the main stage via the bridge, pursued by security," said a spokesman.

"He was removed off stage after seven seconds and was questioned by police. We take security very seriously and an investigation into what happened is already underway."

The man previously stormed the stage during the final of The Voice in 2017 and the National Television Awards in January this year.

SuRie remained on stage and clapped along to the music of her song Storm as the man was dragged away by security.

Dr ACactivism refers to himself on his website as an author of seven eBooks, and a post on his Twitter account from 10 May advertises his latest eBook called The Workings Of The UK State Mafia.

Hours before his Eurovision stage invasion he posted a video on Twitter that claims to show a journalist grabbing his neck.

Words across the video read: "Watch how journalists and Police of London use force to silence

Dr ACactivism crashed the stage during the final of The Voice in April 2017, whilst holding up a piece of paper that was meant for viewers to read.

He was tackled by security before the audience had a chance to read the message.

The activist later claimed that the security staff almost broke his neck as they removed him from the stage.

One of Dr ACactivism's eBooks is called "My Struggle for the Freedom of Ideas Against the Corrupted Murdering Nazis of the Big Mainstream Media like the ITV: Murdering Nazis of the Big Mainstream Media."

In the book he touches on his stage invasion on The Voice in a section called "Whoever dares will be choked to death. This is the lesson that the ITV gave to me, Dr AC".

In January 2018, he tried to make it onto the stage at the National Television Awards while the nominees for the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment award were read out.

Presenter Dermot O'Leary was able to remove him from the stage without him making it on television.

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Dr ACactivism posted a video on Twitter explaining why he tried to make it on stage at the awards ceremony, in which he said: "The artists and the journalists of the UK media are working with a philosophy that says control and oppress.

"So they control every institution that has to do with ideas, from the big media to social media, movie theatres, cinemas, book companies and so on."

He adds: "So I, Dr AC disrupted them for social justice, that is the freedom of ideas, the right of participation, and the right of being heard."




Graham Norton, who was the commentator for the BBC coverage of Eurovision 2018, said after SuRie's performance: "She was doing a brilliant job anyway."

He later added: "There was a stage invasion, SuRie coped incredibly well, I can't stress enough what a brilliant job she did, she must have been terrified."

The European Broadcasting Union offered SuRie the chance to perform again but she chose not to.

SuRie came 24th of the 26 entries in the contest.

The 29-year-old tweeted afterwards: "Well I've always said anything can happen at Eurovision.

"I'm so proud of my performance tonight. I gave it my very best.

"It's been an incredible experience for me. I am so grateful for everyone's love and support.

"The fans make Eurovision what it is; the biggest and the most inclusive and open celebration of music in the world."
 

Doctor Omega

Moderator
a Eurovision song created by Artificial Intelligence:


Blue Jeans and Bloody Tears



As Europe (together with Australia and Israel) are glued to their TV sets watching the 64th Eurovision song competition, we asked ourselves What makes a Eurovision song memorable? does a Eurovision hit have special DNA?

We are a group of artists, musicians and programmers that wanted explore human creativity and challenge it. We have created a Eurovision AI song that celebrates Eurovision – its melodrama, kitsch and camp, its humor and its gimmicks. The result is comprised entirely of material written and composed by Artificial Intelligence, titled "Blue Jeans & Bloody Tears".

The project team fed hundreds of Eurovision songs – melodies and lyrics – into a neuron network. Then, algorithms produced thousands of new tunes and lines of verse, from which a few musical units were carefully selected and “welded” into a song.

We hope this song will become the Eurovision unofficial anthem of Eurovision 2019. A duet on disillusioned love between Izhar Cohen (Israel's first Eurovision winner, 1978) and a computer, written and composed by a computer. The song was produced by Avshalom Ariel - one of the creators of TOY (Eurovision song winner, 2018)

Lyrics:
I am lost when i’m with you
There’s no hesitation in your eyes
Baby bye bye bye
Oh bye bye bye
Baby by myself the stain
grows more obvious

In this pain of the bird who’s flying
Over roses of sadness
Baby bye bye bye
Oh bye bye bye
Baby summer’s gone
It’s gone for the both of us

And tears will always have wet eyes
I’ll cry but I'll survive
On a mission
I will let you go forever

Blue jeans and bloody tears
Blue jeans and bloody tears
There’s no life without your life in misery
Blue jeans and bloody tears
Don’t give up on a precious summer
Rolling in the moonshine
Baby by bye-bye
Oh by bye-bye
Baby let me go
So close to the holy ground


Tears will always have wet eyes
I’ll cry but I'll survive
On a mission
I will let you go forever

Blue jeans and bloody tears
Blue jeans and bloody tears
There’s no life without your life in misery
Blue jeans and bloody tears

Don’t break my heart - It’s powerless
This magic is in spite of me
Don’t keep me hanging on

Don’t break my heart - It’s powerless
This magic is in spite of me
Don’t keep me hanging on
keep me hanging on
keep me hanging on
I will let you go forever
Blue jeans and bloody tears

Blue jeans and bloody tears
Blue jeans and bloody tears
There’s no life without your life in misery
Blue jeans and bloody tears

Blue jeans and bloody tears
Blue jeans and bloody tears
There’s no life without your life in misery
Blue jeans and bloody tears


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