Love Will Set You Free

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Love Will Set You Free

Postby Mick F » 19 Mar 2012, 1:57pm

Do you think we'll win with this one?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/eurovision/2 ... ideo.shtml

Good catchy song, and well sung.
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby patricktaylor » 19 Mar 2012, 2:15pm

Mick F wrote:... Good catchy song, and well sung.

I agree. It's actually a song, and he can still sing. Good old Engeldinck.

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby daveg » 19 Mar 2012, 5:55pm

It's not about winning, it's about taking part! :? Something we always do particularly well.

Anything above nil point is a bonus :D

Is Vera Lynn taking it on next year?
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby DavidT » 19 Mar 2012, 6:16pm

I think that because of the political nature of the voting (i.e UK is generally disliked :wink: , and that many countries have strong support for their geographical neighbours or historical cousins) the UK entry is currently at least, destined to be doomed. However it's been great fun over the last few years watching us go through every possible option trying different tactics and songs. Good luck to Englebert - I've heard worse.

After daveg's suggestion of Vera Lynn, Perhaps in 2014 we can bring Bucks Fizz back. :D

Graham Norton has proven a brilliant successor to Sir Terry, who had clearly and understandably lost the will for the competition.

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby jezer » 19 Mar 2012, 6:54pm

I've managed to avoid hearing it so far, but I imagine it won't be long.... :(
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby al_yrpal » 19 Mar 2012, 7:19pm

No way we will ever win in this pointless politicised non contest.

We are not part of Europe and they know it

An opportunity for regional Willy waving.

The Russian grannies must be favourite

Apparently the gay community love this contest.

Music sales in the real world says it all, we still punch above our population weight

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby Benethi » 19 Mar 2012, 8:29pm

My first thought was - "Isn't he the Baddie from 'The Princess Bride'?"
And Wikipedia confirmed this to be true.

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Mick F wrote:Do you think we'll win with this one?

Inconceivable!
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby Cunobelin » 19 Mar 2012, 8:34pm

al_yrpal wrote:No way we will ever win in this pointless politicised non contest.

We are not part of Europe and they know it

An opportunity for regional Willy waving.

The Russian grannies must be favourite

Apparently the gay community love this contest.

Music sales in the real world says it all, we still punch above our population weight

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Do we actually want to win.

It strikes me that many countries are trying not to in order to avoid the estimated £25 - 30 million cost of the event!

Mind you after Lordi - anything could happen!

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Mar 2012, 9:02pm

Considering how many of he forum membership have bus passes - or nearly have bus passes :wink: - B&Q Diamond cards etc., I'm a bit surprised nobody has had much to say about EH from his first time around. My dear old dad was going through one of several periods of quite severe mental illness at the time and one of the manifestations was buying Please release me, let me go... I'm not saying that buying the record was a symptom of mental illness but rather the fact that he bought quite a few copies. If anybody is going by this man's record of selling records*, my dear old dad isn't still with us to ratchet up the sales this time around, so past performance is no indicator of the future. Joking aside, even the title of this song reminds me of those days. We never did find out what the significance of the words was for him because he was still happily married to my mother when he died nearly two decades later.

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"Release Me" spent 56 weeks in the Top 50 in a single chart run. "Release Me" was believed to have sold 85,000 copies a day at the height of its popularity, (Wiki)

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby reohn2 » 19 Mar 2012, 9:10pm

DavidT wrote:.........Graham Norton has proven a brilliant successor to Sir Terry, who had clearly and understandably lost the will for the competition.


If Graham Norton's presenting it I'd loose the will to live :|
As for Herbert Bumpyplonk,I thought he was dead :shock:
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby reohn2 » 19 Mar 2012, 9:13pm

jezer wrote:I've managed to avoid hearing it so far, but I imagine it won't be long.... :(


Cotton wool in your ears will deaden it at least :roll:
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby reohn2 » 19 Mar 2012, 9:23pm

thirdcrank wrote:..........*
"Release Me" spent 56 weeks in the Top 50 in a single chart run. "Release Me" was believed to have sold 85,000 copies a day at the height of its popularity, (Wiki)


Which only goes to show that all of the people can be fooled all of the time.........well for 56weeks atleast :shock: .
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby cycle cat » 19 Mar 2012, 9:57pm

Englebert Humperdink went into the woods.
His jumper snagged on some branches.
He struggled to no avail until he started to sing:-
"Trees release me, let me go..."
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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby DavidT » 19 Mar 2012, 10:15pm

reohn2 wrote:
DavidT wrote:.........Graham Norton has proven a brilliant successor to Sir Terry, who had clearly and understandably lost the will for the competition.


If Graham Norton's presenting it I'd loose the will to live :|


I must admit I'm not really a fan of Graham Norton at all, but I find his narration for this programme not only bearable but actually quite funny. On a positive note, when the T family watch the show, my son uses his atlas to find the countries. Useful for Dad as well to try and make sense of the complications as to what has happened behind the former Iron Curtain :? Geography was a lot easier in the 80s....

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Re: Love Will Set You Free

Postby patricktaylor » 19 Mar 2012, 10:16pm

reohn2 wrote:... As for Herbert Bumpyplonk ...

Engelbert is our friend >>