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elektra blue

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Haven't finished watching last night's Eurovision Semi-Final 2 yet. But, I just reached the second interval act, and HAD to share it straight away.

It's "Grande Amore", Jim, but not as we know it! ;)

Il Volo - "Grande Amore"

And now for the big question that is on all our lips:

Is this rocked-up version any more acceptable to @elektra blue than the regular version?

CaroLiza_fan
i can't tell, i muted them as soon as they appeared :LOL: 🙉
 

CaroLiza_fan

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i can't tell, i muted them as soon as they appeared :LOL: 🙉

Ach, you and your long held biases! :bang: You really missed a treat.

And I suppose you sat and listened to Laura Pausini and Mika's duet. It was awful! :drama:

By the way, if you are interested in my opinions on the 2 Semi-Finals, they are in the dedicated 2022 Eurovision thread.

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elbkup

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Such a lovely song .. and how I am feeling today
We must enjoy such moments
 

CaroLiza_fan

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Nooooooooo!!!!!!!

Vangelis has died at the age of 79. He had COVID-19.

I just loved Vangelis' music. He was an absolute genius, and will be sorely missed.

As my tribute, I am going to use one of my favourite pieces of skating music:

Vangelis - "Conquest Of Paradise"

OK, so you can't have a Vangelis tribute without including his most famous soundtrack piece too:

Vangelis - "Charoiots Of Fire"

My thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans.

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elbkup

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Nooooooooo!!!!!!!

Vangelis has died at the age of 79. He had COVID-19.

I just loved Vangelis' music. He was an absolute genius, and will be sorely missed.

As my tribute, I am going to use one of my favourite pieces of skating music:

Vangelis - "Conquest Of Paradise"

OK, so you can't have a Vangelis tribute without including his most famous soundtrack piece too:

Vangelis - "Charoiots Of Fire"

My thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans.

CaroLiza_fan
RIP 😢 I will add this… from
The Year of Living Dangerously

 

CaroLiza_fan

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RIP 😢 I will add this… from
The Year of Living Dangerously

https://youtu.be/cBBQNKHqrgk

I don't actually know that film, but thank you for adding the link to the music.

It was nice to hear something different. Normally when you think of Vangelis, you think of really epic pieces. But, this was more gentle and peaceful. It was still recognisable as Vangelis, though. And I liked the way that it started off with just the piano playing. Just like his music career started!

I've been saying for years that we don't get enough Vangelis music being skated to. So, it will be interesting to see how many skaters use his music this coming season as a tribute now that he is gone. And if there is much variety, or whether they all go for the same big pieces.

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elbkup

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I don't actually know that film, but thank you for adding the link to the music.

It was nice to hear something different. Normally when you think of Vangelis, you think of really epic pieces. But, this was more gentle and peaceful. It was still recognisable as Vangelis, though. And I liked the way that it started off with just the piano playing. Just like his music career started!

I've been saying for years that we don't get enough Vangelis music being skated to. So, it will be interesting to see how many skaters use his music this coming season as a tribute now that he is gone. And if there is much variety, or whether they all go for the same big pieces.

CaroLiza_fan
Great beautiful and tough film about a difficult time (1964 Indonesia just before the fall of Sukarno).. extreme poverty, Communism, PKI, yellow press journalism, juxtaposed with the serenely beautiful.. early Vangelis got it right.
Linda Hunt played Billy Kwan the photojournalist and mentor to Mel Gibson’s Aussie Journey Guy Hamilton..
She won an Oscar for the Role.. and Vangelis should have for the soundtrack. “Like Water From The Moon”.. it’s an old Javanese saying, Boss, meaning something one can never have..
 

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So sorry to hear of Vangelis' passing. Loved the entire soundtrack of "1492" (even though we have never seen the movie). I bought that soundtrack because I loved how Hartshorn & Sweiding, Elvis, & Todd skated to it. In the meantime, I bought another Vangelis CD that has many selections from other soundtracks that he did. RIP, Vangelis.
 
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I watched last night's first Semi-Final of "Britain's Got Talent" this afternoon, and wanted to share the interval act:

"Bad Romance", "Seven Nation Army", "Toxic", "Sweet Deams", and "Bad Romance" (reprise) medley

I'm sure we've heard parts of this medley being skated to this season, haven't we @elektra blue...? :devil:

I actually intended posting in here yestarday afternoon after I finished watching the last audition show, which had been broadcast on Saturday night. The guy whose audition was the last to be shown was just unbelievable:

Maxwell Thorpe - 2022 BGT Audition

Somebody help me - who does his Dad remind me of? I'm sure it's a former skater, but I can't think who!

It's a shame that all the Golden Buzzers had already been given out, because he was definitely better than some of the acts that did get one. Hey, you could see in Simon Cowell's face that he wanted to sign him up there and then.

And just by chance, Maxwell was the last to perform on last night's Semi-Final too:

Maxwell Thorpe - 2022 BGT Semi-Final

I won't give away whether he got through to the Final or not. All I will say is that my 3 favourite acts from the night were in the Top 3.

I'm really looking forward to hearing him again, and seeing how he gets on after BGT. Because this guy definitely has a voice that could make him a star.

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For the past week, I have been watching a series on a channel that I hadn't even flicked onto for about 20 years. And every time I hear the music on the advert for the sponsor for the channel's morning programming, I start singing this song in my head:

Spice Girls - "Say You'll Be There"

I swear, the first few notes of the advert are exactly the same as the first few notes of this song! 😲

[I'm not talking about the preview of the first line of the chorus at the very start].

They diverge after that, though.

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Anna K.

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To add to the vast variety represented on this thread...

My current obsession is this one: Lehetsz király (Les Rois du Monde) from the year 2005 Hungarian version of Romeo et Juliette, Les enfants de Verone (the French musical):

 

elbkup

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Pawn Sacrifice - Bobby Wins
James Newton Howard

 

iluvtodd

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An Off Kilter LIVE CD - the Canadian band @ WDW EPCOT (Canada) - rock band with a Celtic feel to it
 

anonymoose_au

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Somehow on YouTube Boney M's Rasputin showed up in the recommendation area.

This song is such a trip, the video is even more so :laugh2:

 
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