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Brekkie30,799 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today

So the ages are split as follows:
• Green: 3–9 years
• Turquoise: 10–15 years
• Blue: 16–29 years
• Purple: 30–44 years
• Pink: 45–59 years
• Red: 60–74 years
• Orange: 75+
• Missing color: Phone

Amazed they're putting 3-9 year olds in a single category. Indeed amazed they're permitted to vote at all.
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tightrope781,080 posts since 29 Dec 2005 Recently warned
UTV Newsline
When Margaret reached the final last year it was significant as the first non Scandinavian person to reach the Mello final. It was noted on the official Twitter feed as a big deal. But no matter how we consider Sweden ethnically diverse they are particularly anti Polish people and I think this is why they haven’t warmed to her.

Also, re the green room ‘sketch’ this week:


DVB Cornwall8,018 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Ructions in San Remo, Audience objecting to super finalists. Hosts taking time to restore order so show can continue, wolf whistles, gestures and the lot.

Italy will have either a male soloist (two superfinalists Ultimo or Mahmood) or the classical all male group Il Volo who've had a degree of international success as their ESC 2019 representatives.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 10 February 2019 12:05am
JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Il Volo have unfinished business but am I the only one slightly horrified by the idea of another RAI production, even 29 years on?
Kunst377 posts since 29 Jun 2016
BBC World
Italy's San Remo Finale is chugging along this evening, which I have joined after a few minutes in Iceland ....

First Major cock-up backing track failure for singer 'Mahmood' restart allowed.

There are as usual TWENTY FOUR entrants.... If it finishes by midnight in the UK we'll be lucky.


I can't get into SanRemo at all. I think half the issue is the songs are in Italian so it makes it harder to watch, along with the general length and chaos of the thing.

Yeah as an Italian I admit it's way TOO long, but that's one problem with many prime time shows in Italy

But what's the problem with the songs being in the local language?
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noggin14,160 posts since 26 Jun 2001

LH2 is a good shout for a NF location.


I think you'd need to bump up the budget quite a lot... Greatest Dancer, X factor etc. all have Saturday night prime time BBC One/ITV budgets - and can spread the set design and construction costs, as well as lighting costs, over multiple broadcasts (economies of scale).

The economics of doing something similar for a one-off are very different - particularly in LH2 - which is neither a venue nor a purpose-built TV studio. (Ditto George Lucas 2)

This is why you don't see one-off shows in LH2 or George Lucas 2 - and instead see them in TC1, HQ1 etc., or from existing venues.
JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today

LH2 is a good shout for a NF location.


I think you'd need to bump up the budget quite a lot... Greatest Dancer, X factor etc. all have Saturday night prime time BBC One/ITV budgets - and can spread the set design and construction costs, as well as lighting costs, over multiple broadcasts (economies of scale).

The economics of doing something similar for a one-off are very different - particularly in LH2 - which is neither a venue nor a purpose-built TV studio. (Ditto George Lucas 2)

This is why you don't see one-off shows in LH2 or George Lucas 2 - and instead see them in TC1, HQ1 etc., or from existing venues.


Good point. Case in point in Eurovision terms is the massive cost of Copenhagen despite the production really being an evolution of the Malmo show the year before. Looked spectacular and I don't think that set has ever been beaten, but because the venue was literally a shell, it cost a bomb.
JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Italy's San Remo Finale is chugging along this evening, which I have joined after a few minutes in Iceland ....

First Major cock-up backing track failure for singer 'Mahmood' restart allowed.

There are as usual TWENTY FOUR entrants.... If it finishes by midnight in the UK we'll be lucky.


I can't get into SanRemo at all. I think half the issue is the songs are in Italian so it makes it harder to watch, along with the general length and chaos of the thing.

Yeah as an Italian I admit it's way TOO long, but that's one problem with many prime time shows in Italy

But what's the problem with the songs being in the local language?


None at all, but it makes it less accessible I find.
BM11713 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/11/italian-egyptian-mahmood-singers-victory-angers-matteo-salvini
Italian goverment complaining about Italy’s entry,
And I think this article is hinting he might decline the offer to participate but I can’t speak Italian and confirm.
https://www.lastampa.it/2019/02/11/spettacoli/mahmood-italiano-al-cento-per-cento-ma-alleurovision-non-so-se-ci-andr-qiS65K3wrrYAZNQY0xzrWL/pagina.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter