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tightrope78926 posts since 29 Dec 2005
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Sourced from the Power Rangers? Laughing

What's MMPR really mean there? Confused


M&M Production Management who look after the set build etc at Eurovision each year. They’ve been doing so since at least Moscow 2009.

Each year in the run up to the Contest Ola Melzig does a blog about all the technical stuff:

https://m-m-pr.com/index.php/eurovision-diary-2018
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noggin13,229 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Meant to say also, the fact that Graham Norton knew nothing about the Eurovision Young Musicians trailer indicates to me that he hadn’t bothered to attend either the jury final or the family show earlier in the day. At both shows the final is run through from start to finish and the inserts and adverts are all included. Also seems to suggest that he doesn’t bother to attend the daily commentator briefings.


'Doesn't bother' is a little harsh. It's more likely to be a case that he can't. Unlike most countries the BBC split Semifinal and Final commentary duties between two teams, and Graham has a chat show to record and a radio show to make. It's not a case of 'doesn't bother' more a case of 'can't' isn't it?

Graham's commentary is always pretty entertaining, and he does a pretty decent job. I think his comment on the Eurovision Young Musician trail was more that it told you nothing in, and of, itself - not that he didn't know anything about it. The EBU keep shoe-horning in JESC and other promos in to the final (last year I think it was an EBU choir competition?) that really don't work...
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jolly turnip759 posts since 8 Mar 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Meant to say also, the fact that Graham Norton knew nothing about the Eurovision Young Musicians trailer indicates to me that he hadn’t bothered to attend either the jury final or the family show earlier in the day. At both shows the final is run through from start to finish and the inserts and adverts are all included. Also seems to suggest that he doesn’t bother to attend the daily commentator briefings.


'Doesn't bother' is a little harsh. It's more likely to be a case that he can't. Unlike most countries the BBC split Semifinal and Final commentary duties between two teams, and Graham has a chat show to record and a radio show to make. It's not a case of 'doesn't bother' more a case of 'can't' isn't it?

Graham's commentary is always pretty entertaining, and he does a pretty decent job. I think his comment on the Eurovision Young Musician trail was more that it told you nothing in, and of, itself - not that he didn't know anything about it. The EBU keep shoe-horning in JESC and other promos in to the final (last year I think it was an EBU choir competition?) that really don't work...

Yes that is how I took Graham's comment to mean. And spot on I believe. Here you have a once in a year audience who don't care for anything Eurovision other than the main final. Opportunity to make them aware of EYM but it was lost in the wishy washy presentation of the whole night.
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noggin13,229 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I'm sure there were several other references that suggested he had seen the dress rehearsal.


Yes - Graham traditionally sees the Friday dress rehearsal and most of the Saturday morning non-dress rehearsal - radio show permitting. My comments were that he may not be able to attend the commentator briefings, though I'm sure the BBC production team do.

Of course Graham will have known exactly what the Young Musician trailer was for and about - but he was putting himself in the position of the viewer...

The EBU really need to stop crow-barring in promotions for other Eurovision events that only a small number of countries take. The JESC stuff is almost always toe curling.
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tightrope78926 posts since 29 Dec 2005
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There were various comments online this year that it was a surprise to see anyone from the BBC at the artists press conferences during Eurovision week. Of course they were referring to Rylan who absolutely took to it like a duck to water and really immersed himself in the experience.
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