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Finland’s pro-equality ‘Marry Me’ places 24th in Eurovision final

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  1. Shame! but the two guys in the interval kiss was fun to shove it up to turkey , Russia and the countries it still owns. I guess the airhead gay guys that vote in Eurovision were swooning over some homophobic hunk from a primitive country, bloc voting.

    1. Suddenly Last Bummer 19 May 2013, 12:40pm

      Am with you on this one. The same guys who are quite happy to holiday in homophobic countries.

      1. Yes , it’s like lets support discrimination against my own community.

  2. GingerlyColors 19 May 2013, 12:35am

    So next year’s Contest will be held across the big bridge in Denmark. It is nice to see a country that is at the forefront of LGBT rights win the right to host the 2014 competition. They were the first country to introduce civil partnerships for gay couples and last year they joined the growing club of countries with marriage equality.
    Denmark also gives us some of the finest bacon and get the Islamofascists wound up with cartoons.
    I am puzzled, however that Ireland came bottom in spite of a strong performance by Rylan Dolan and all those shirtless guys on display.
    Copenhagen here we come!

    1. Suddenly Last Bummer 19 May 2013, 12:48pm

      I’m quite pleased to see northern Europe and in particular the Scandinavian countries win at these type of contests, the countries who openly support equality and freedom of expression. Unlike the eastern bloc dunghills and ex Soviet states. It was more than a little ironic watching Russia’s entry waffle on about us living in harmony and the whole ‘why can’t we all just get along’ schtick considering that country’s policies on gender, sexuality and human rights in general. They should have had Pussy Riot perform the song, oh wait they can’t, those girls are still banged up in penal colonies.

      1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 19 May 2013, 1:09pm

        Very correct, LOVELY “Suddenly Last Bummer” ! Thank You so much !

      2. LOL! Russia singing bout some fluffy rubbish and Georgia trying to do a tribute act to Jordan and peter andre. Britain should pull out of this farce , what’s the point entering and wasting money , when we all know the outcome.

    2. Sweden has a history of supporting gay rights too, well done to them for showing two men kissing in the interval act. It would be enough to get the more conservative countries irritated.

      1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 19 May 2013, 1:20pm

        Chris, you are a 100% correct. Sweden is in my opinion the most gay friendly country in the world.Even if there are anti gay fascist in this beautiful country, too–They are few and far between. ( H. V. T. -Norway )

    3. Actually I thought that Ireland’s song was utterly mediocre, that said so was the song from Azerbaijan that same 2nd. In my opinion the Dutch song was by far the best, she only relied on her voice and the music, no gimmicks. The Danish entry was ok but nothing special. Bonnie’s song for the UK was utterly forgettable.

      Well done Iceland for singing in their native tongue, only 320,000 people speak Icelandic, it has some of the fewest speakers for an official language in Europe. Quite a nice song too, much better than that awful Greek entry that came 6th.

      1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 19 May 2013, 1:13pm

        And Iceland is very friendly to LGBT-persons ! Really a shining star !

  3. Yeah and poor Cascada came 21st :(

    I noticed a lot of artists whom have worked hard and sold millions of records got poor showings

    Cascada :'(
    Ryan Dolan he’s so hot and talented i wish he’d got more points :'( :'(
    and France’s Amandine Bourgois :'( all got poor showings

    While half of the ex soviet countries some with bad songs got in to the top 10 !!.

    But im glad a pro equality country like Denmark won :) even though not my 1st choice which was Germany and Cascada i still liked the Danish song :)

  4. I’m glad Krista lost. When women kiss each other like this, it’s an attack on gay rights. I’t’s fake. It trivializes our sexuality as genuine gay men and women.

    Oh, and why weren’t there any openly gay men at the Eurovision performances? Eurovision is homophobic.

  5. The Eurovision rules don’t allow political statements. Finland was clearly breaking the rules. I liked the song and hoped it would do well but Europe voted and didn’t agree. Leave politics out of the Eurovision

    1. Hopefully, in a few short years two people of the same gender kissing each other on the lips won’t be seen as a political gesture, just as a man & woman kissing each other on the lips now is not seen as a political gesture. Love should not be political.

    2. It is a political contest , that’s why Russian owned countries vote for each other regardless of talent, a kiss is not political unless you are an ignorant bigot, idiot. But I can see how it would upset more primitive less evolved European citizens, Bring back the Iron Curtain.

    3. Voting on Eurovision is all political! We used to do well until we followed America into 2 wars that the rest of Europe kept out of. The fact that the fake lesbian kiss song got more marks than a pretty decent UK song proves it. The Scandinavian countries all vote for eachother, the former Soviet countries all vote for eachother. We should just pull our money out of it and watch it collapse

    4. I totally agree with everything Colin *M* said, and feel I was a bit naive and stupid with my original comment.

  6. 50% of the vote is decided by Eurovision panel so the results are a foregone conclusion

  7. Helge Vladimir Tiller 19 May 2013, 9:58am

    EBU is too conservative- no doubt ! The two men kissing eachother was a deliberate demo. from lovely Sweden to support GAY RIGHTS ! So was comments made by The Lady leading The Show. Finland was a victim of homophobia !!!

  8. the lyrics was suspect! and i hope the kissing duos were married!

    Same sex relationships also have to be carried out in a responsible way..as a queer christian dont want to be seeing people get off with each other in public thank you very much, like i say to heteros doing it : GET MARRIED ! – if married – GET A ROOM

    1. No one has to respect your religious beliefs as a ‘queer christian’ though. I think the message the kiss sent was more important than not offending your christian sensibilities.

      1. Queer folks need to know that sex outside marriage is sin here the sin of fornication…

        me thinks that some arent ready for marriage neither and would destroy themselves like heteros that can give a damn about oaths sworn in marriage. not a step to take lightly…as oaths are expected to be kept and divorce is not allowed…

        1. you want to marry your boyfriend want to be in meaningful relationships etc are some of these folks truelly ready ??? i dont think so..me thinks that the need for premarital counselling must also be included in the bill!!

    2. You need to “get a room”, an isolated padded cell.

  9. GingerlyColors 19 May 2013, 5:55pm

    Yet again bloc voting has played a major part in Eurovision with the ex-Soviet countries voting for each other as do the former Warsaw pact countries. Spain gave us some votes no doubt thanks to the large ex-pat communities in the Costas.
    Eurovision needs reforming. To start with more countries and territories should be allowed to take part and that includes allowing the four constituent nations of the UK (as they do in some sports). Greenland and the Faroe Islands can also be included. Then there should be three semi-finals and only the country that wins the previous year’s contest should automatically qualify. Countries should not be allowed to compete with their direct neighbours during the semi-finals to reduce bloc voting.
    Of course having more participants and an extra semi-final will cost more money but the music industry is awash with cash.

  10. Ireland was amazing it should have gotten waaaaay more votes than it did. Im sorry, Bonnie is amazing and everything, but her performance on the night was bad, plain and simple, she came across as a bit tipsy, slurring her words from time to time. Finland was awesome, I dont know why 2 of the best songs came last, oh wait, yes I do, political voting at its finest.

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