KRAZY KATS

Welcome to Krazy Kats - a friendly informal online community discussing life issues that we care about. Open 24/7 for chat & chill. Come and join us!

Video of the Week now showing on Light After Life Forum's Portal Page is: 'The Case of ESP' (1983 BBC Documentary examining evidence for and against the existence of psychic phenomena)

Latest topics

» Keep a Word - Delete a Word
by Whiskers 13th August 2018, 19:14

» PURRFECTION !!!
by Whiskers 13th August 2018, 19:09

» Silly Endings.
by Whiskers 9th August 2018, 16:50

» Interruption of services
by Kitkat 6th August 2018, 16:10

» The Irish Thread
by Kitkat 6th August 2018, 15:50

» Cute and hypnotic.
by Kitkat 29th July 2018, 23:21

» A half-hearted plea
by Kitkat 24th July 2018, 14:30

» Jellyfish swarm turns sea pink
by Kitkat 12th July 2018, 17:28

» Backpacker hospitalized with sepsis after mosquito bite coma
by Kitkat 6th July 2018, 10:00

» Antwerp Railway Station.
by Kitkat 3rd July 2018, 14:57

» Garden Gossip
by Kitkat 1st July 2018, 10:07

» The power of the tweet !
by Kitkat 28th June 2018, 19:28

» Eighty-two chihuahuas found at Birmingham house
by Kitkat 25th June 2018, 12:28

» Stardust on the Moon
by Whiskers 12th June 2018, 20:36

» Feather by the sea.
by Stardust 10th June 2018, 20:46

» Pic-pick of the week
by Jamboree 10th June 2018, 02:10

» Notification of new posts made on the Forum
by Kitkat 3rd June 2018, 11:54

» Oh, well done! - crafty little crayfish
by Kitkat 3rd June 2018, 11:26

» The Spiritlove Forum
by OreoCat85 1st June 2018, 08:51

» Notification of new PMs (private messages) [solved]
by Kitkat 28th May 2018, 22:27

» Costco is where the talent is
by Kitkat 26th May 2018, 17:01

» What is GDPR ?
by Kitkat 26th May 2018, 12:55

» New 'Like' feature on the forum
by Kitkat 25th May 2018, 22:27

» The cartoon thread.
by Kitkat 24th May 2018, 16:08

» Goodbye Depo Provera
by OreoCat85 24th May 2018, 10:53

» The Greatest Showman
by OreoCat85 24th May 2018, 10:50

» Ashya: The Untold Story
by Whiskers 22nd May 2018, 11:07

» Raincheck! Sorry, I'm doing my nails ...
by Kitkat 18th May 2018, 11:18

» Forum going slow
by Kitkat 17th May 2018, 13:31

» Eurovision 2018: 7 things to look out for during the show
by Kitkat 12th May 2018, 17:36

» Woman asks firefighters to help'stoned' raccoon
by Kitkat 12th May 2018, 12:35

» Poetry from the heart.
by Kitkat 12th May 2018, 11:20

» "Moonlight Sonata" - A Morning in May
by Feather 12th May 2018, 10:37

» Red tide: Electric blue waves wash California shore
by Kitkat 11th May 2018, 12:18

» Rolling stock that just ... doesn't
by Kitkat 8th May 2018, 22:49

» Like cake?
by bimbow 8th May 2018, 22:15

» Shoulda known it was too good to be true ...
by Kitkat 8th May 2018, 11:05

» MPs call for ESA death statistics to be published (Calum's List)
by Kitkat 24th April 2018, 20:26

» 'Messy' mum barred from pub
by Kitkat 23rd April 2018, 14:21

» Prime cheek!
by OreoCat85 22nd April 2018, 19:18

» Endowarriror os now OreoCat85
by Whiskers 22nd April 2018, 18:38

» Migraine is more than 'just a headache'
by Jamboree 19th April 2018, 09:04

» View all new posts since last visit - at a glance
by Kitkat 9th April 2018, 11:36

» Ronnie Corbett in an opera spoof?
by bimbow 7th April 2018, 23:02

» Henry and Baloo leave their pawprints in our hearts
by Whiskers 6th April 2018, 21:55

» Orkney: When the Boat Comes In
by Kitkat 6th April 2018, 16:30

» The Worst Construction Mistakes Ever
by Whiskers 5th April 2018, 12:00

» Nature
by Whiskers 4th April 2018, 12:00

» Wildlife - death of Sudan, last male White Northern Rhino
by Stardust 4th April 2018, 09:36

» Stephen Hawking's warnings: What he predicted for the future
by Whiskers 3rd April 2018, 22:05

» Facebook links
by Stardust 3rd April 2018, 11:39

» A Granma's Anagrams
by Whiskers 3rd April 2018, 11:23

» Is Peer Review all it's cracked up to be?
by Stardust 3rd April 2018, 10:02

» Guess the word
by Jamboree 31st March 2018, 16:09

» Question for Forum Bloggers (Poll)
by Kitkat 30th March 2018, 23:05

» Happy Easter
by Kitkat 30th March 2018, 23:01

» Wild Scotland
by Whiskers 29th March 2018, 20:03

» A blink's as good as a smile
by Kitkat 27th March 2018, 21:08

» World's oldest cave art
by Stardust 27th March 2018, 11:23

» Kemerovo fire kills at least 64
by Stardust 27th March 2018, 10:52

» Blogthings: The Labyrinth Test
by Stardust 26th March 2018, 17:10

» Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Red Carpet selfies banned
by Stardust 26th March 2018, 13:33

» True hero: Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame
by Kitkat 25th March 2018, 22:27

» Books
by Kitkat 24th March 2018, 16:48

» Cosmic beauty
by Stardust 23rd March 2018, 11:26

» Blogthings: The Easter egg personality test.
by Kitkat 23rd March 2018, 10:29

» Blogthings: What part of Spring are you?
by Stardust 23rd March 2018, 10:13

» So you think you know cats... read on
by Stardust 23rd March 2018, 09:43

» Freecycle.org
by Kitkat 22nd March 2018, 13:09

» Blogthings: what forest animal are you?
by Whiskers 21st March 2018, 16:40

» Bureaucats: Whiskers in the Workplace
by Whiskers 21st March 2018, 15:45

» Wildlife - lions eat the poacher
by Whiskers 21st March 2018, 15:43

» Wildlife - San Francisco to ban sale of fur
by Stardust 21st March 2018, 11:48

» The Beast from the East?
by Stardust 21st March 2018, 10:44

» Delicious and nutritious
by Stardust 21st March 2018, 10:19

» April Fools
by Stardust 21st March 2018, 07:57

» Your man with the glasses ...
by Kitkat 20th March 2018, 13:36

» Message in a bottle
by Stardust 20th March 2018, 09:39

» Upper Back Pain
by Kitkat 10th March 2018, 16:14

» [solved] Yahoo Mail down - again!
by Kitkat 9th March 2018, 23:00

» Concerns with Wikipedia (and "filter bubbles") - Guerrilla Skeptics at Large
by Kitkat 3rd March 2018, 23:29

» Wonderful images - fabulous music
by bimbow 1st March 2018, 17:23

» The Beast from the East
by Kitkat 1st March 2018, 14:01

» Invasion of the sex-craved spiders! EEK!
by lar-lar 25th February 2018, 21:32

» Daughter fundraising to save her terminally ill mother
by Jamboree 18th February 2018, 11:53

» Kitkat's KK Blog
by Kitkat 15th February 2018, 21:36

» A Day in The Life of a Dictator - Documentary
by Jamboree 12th February 2018, 07:21

» A coconut in a coffin?
by Whiskers 9th February 2018, 20:35

» Limericks
by bimbow 8th February 2018, 21:22

» Is there a Cathy in the place?
by Kitkat 1st February 2018, 19:17

» Chinese New Year
by Stardust 1st February 2018, 14:17

» What's your emergency?
by Whiskers 27th January 2018, 13:09

» YouTube free-loading vlogger gets a much needed lesson in reality
by Whiskers 22nd January 2018, 20:17

» Three-month-old baby says "hello"
by Kitkat 13th January 2018, 15:00

» 60 Christmas traditions around the world
by Kitkat 30th December 2017, 21:58

» Simon's Cat
by Kitkat 26th December 2017, 16:27

» A new(ish) song for Christmas.
by Whiskers 24th December 2017, 13:49

» Merry Christmas
by Whiskers 24th December 2017, 13:37

» The Christmas Thread
by Kitkat 20th December 2017, 21:22

Top posting users this month

Top posters

Kitkat (3591)
 
Whiskers (1356)
 
Stardust (1243)
 
Feather (1216)
 
Umberto Cocopop (369)
 
Jamboree (333)
 
bimbow (318)
 
lar-lar (132)
 
Pixie (105)
 
OreoCat85 (82)
 

Top posting users this week

Please sign our Guest Book:


Click to enter > Guestbook

Light After Life Forum (LAL)


Click HERE for latest topics feed

Eurovision 2018: 7 things to look out for during the show

Share
avatar
Kitkat
Admin Kat
Admin Kat

Posts : 3591
Likes received : 34
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend

Eurovision 2018: 7 things to look out for during the show

Post by Kitkat on 12th May 2018, 17:36

Love it, or hate it (I love it), it's that time again.  Of course it's not quite the same since the demise of our cheeky Terry, but nevertheless it's a kind of compulsive, perverse viewing for many, including myself.  cheesy pirat

Here's Lucy Todd's preview as to what to expect tonight:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44093468

Eurovision 2018: 7 things to look out for during the show

The moment you've all been waiting for is here: Saturday's Eurovision grand final.

The excitement has been building all week in Lisbon, as have the number of crazy outfits and national flags.

You'll know already that Cyprus is odds-on favourite to win this year's competition. But don't fret, the UK is the bookies' favourites as well... to finish dead last. Oh dear.

So don't get your hopes up for a British win in 2018, but just enjoy the show - the songs really are particularly strong this year. Here are my seven things to look out for.

1. Saara Aalto's smoking gun


You'll remember Saara from 2016's X Factor and our Finnish favourite is back on our screens again - this time competing for her country.

Watch out for Aalto on a rotating board which looks like she's about to have someone throw knives at her while blindfolded.

She also has an amazing sparkler-come-firework gun which she fires towards the end of her allotted three minutes. All very dramatic... when it works. It's failed to fire off occasionally during rehearsal, so it will be interesting to see if it manages on the night.

2. Ireland's controversial dancers


Ryan O'Shaughnessy made headlines around the world earlier this week when the EBU banned a Chinese television network from airing the final, after they refused to air the Irish performance and blurred out gay pride flags in earlier broadcasts.

The controversy has arisen because O'Shaughnessy's dancers tell a story of love and heartbreak - and they are both male.

O'Shaughnessy told BBC News: "From the very start we've said love is love - whether it's between two guys, two girls or a guy and a girl, so I think this is a really important decision."

Will this controversy and the added publicity play in Ireland's favour?

3. All the acts performing with their husbands or boyfriends


This year's Eurovision seems to be even more of a love-in than it is usually. Literally. The number of on-off stage romances seems particularly high.

One of the favourites, Madame Monsieur from France, are a real life Mrs and Mr Emilie Satt and Jean-Karl Lucas, who met in 2008 and have been married for three years.

Lithuania's Ieva Zasimauskaite sings an endearing song about finding the person to grow old with, only to finish the song meeting a tall, handsome stranger on a bridge. Cue her real-life actual husband.

And perhaps the most obvious pairing is Spain's Amaia and Alfred who spend the whole of their duet no more than three inches away from the other's face, and end the song with a kiss. They say they've been dating for several months. I say isn't this all a bit too soon?

4. Netta's chicken impression


If you haven't heard about Israel's entry already, she has been the one with all the buzz around her in the lead-up to Eurovision.

She has a unique appearance and original performance style. Oh, and she also does a chicken noise and dance to go with it.
Seriously.
Chicken impressions aside, the song has a real message that fits right in with 2018's #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

5. The Vikings are coming...


...run.

Rasmussen may look, as some media have noted, like the lanky kid brother of Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones, but the message he brings is peace. The song is all about laying down your sword and taking the Higher Ground (the name of the song).

It may not sound like the ingredients for a hit, but c'mon guys this is Eurovision. Trust me, the primordial sounds of this song are going to do well.

6. Netherlands' strange backing dancers


Waylon provides the country music sound of the competition and shows up on stage in a stetson and leopard print jacket. So far, so normal.

He has a drummer and three guitarists with him - although I sincerely doubt any guitar music is being produced by the trio.

But then they toss away their instruments and start some kind of jerky dance moves, which make them look like Pinocchio being electrocuted. There is some crotch grabbing and a few back flips.

I don't even know where this kind of dancing belongs, but it's not here...

7. The dress that takes NINE people to get it on stage


It takes Estonia's Elina Nechayeva and eight members of crew to get her dress on stage - but I think we'll all agree it's worth the effort.

Elina's act consists of her in a massive dress with images projected onto the skirt, while she belts out opera and reaches notes that would make even Mariah Carey wince.

I'm making it sound bad, but it is a good thing. I promise.


Fings ain't wot they used to be, eh?  nuts   Oh well ... it's all in good fun.

You can watch the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 12 May on BBC One at 20:00.

    Current date/time is 17th August 2018, 10:07