Archive | May, 2012

Our Opinion about the Alleged Country Exclusion of ESC

30 May

http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/musik/diktaturerna-ska-ut-ur-schlager-em (Swedish)

http://eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/eurovision-2013-new-rules-may-exclude-belarus-azerbaijan/ (English)

Recently, there are reports indicating that several countries have proposed that EBU ban countries like Azerbaijan, Belarus, or even Russia for no respecting democratic and human rights values (see above for details). We Chinese ESC Fans are totally disagree with this proposal and sincerely hope that EBU not force countries like Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, that usually send good entries, withdraw eternally from the Contest.

We know that freedom of expression is the inalienable part of human rights. We can express with words, articles, newspapers, and also express with songs and music. Banning these countries from the Contest seems to be a way of defending the human rights, but actually, it’s a way against the free speech and human rights defense. Banning them from the Eurostage is just a way of silencing the artists of the countries just like their governments are currently doing. In our humble opinion, to some degree, those who require the prohibition of these countries are acting almost the same like the dictatorships.

To those dictatorship-ruled countries, the best way is to change them, not to expel them. The United Nations doesn’t exclude these countries, nor does EBU itself. We know that Eurovision played quite a role in ending Salazar’s rule in Portugal, so why can’t it be changing another country? We know that Pope’s John Paul II’s visit to Poland boosted the Revolution in the end of 1980s in that country that terminated the Communist Party rule, and the current Pope was visiting Cuba, but what if the Popes refused to visit a country with dictatorship?

Loreen and Anke’s message to Baku is clear, but if Azerbaijan is banned, can their voice be heard again in that country? Always remember that exclusion is another kind of discrimination, which the human rights value is fighting against. The exclusion of these countries is the best way of politicizing the Contest.

We should not punish the artists under dictator rule in this way for the wrongdoing of their government, especially when their dictators is by no means elected by their people. 

If someone think that China is itself a dictatorship, so we can’t talk about human rights here. Please don’t think this way. Living under dictatorship only make you eager more for the human rights. Our leader is not elected directly by us, so they may not be talking about human rights but we’d like to. When we say “we”, we refer to all the Chinese artists, music fans, and all the Chinese eyes currently looking at what is happening in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Some may think that the exclusion is good for eliminating block votes. This is not right. Block voting also exists in non-former-soviet country, such as Greece-Cyprus, Romania-Moldova, that always gave each other 12 points. The reason of block voting is more cultural than political. Some people with almost the same culture background may vote for each other. Even if you can expel a regime, you can’t expel a certain kind of culture. We must learn to face to the block voting, not just try to eliminate it.

By Chinese Eurofans, Midnight of May 31, 2012.

Chinese Eurovision Curse? Not Really

28 May

It’s the first time ever that Chinese Eurofans have the opportunity to give their 1 to 12 points to the entries of the Contest. 28 Chinese fans had their votes count. This is a rather satisfactory participation since we don’t have so many Eurovision fans as we just started. Our Top 10 is as follows with their real rank in the contest noted in the parenthesis.

1. Iceland (20)

2. Sweden (1)

3. Greece (17)

4. Spain (10)

5. Romania (12)

6. Cyprus (16)

7. United Kingdom (25)

8. Serbia (3)

9. Bosnia and Herzegovina (18)

10. Ireland (19)

Some commented that there may be a Chinese Eurovision Curse that entries listed in the Top 10 in China may not be able to get a good result in the Contest. But we would argue that our votes may be more reasonable than that of many countries. We’re dreaming of one day Eurovision may consider the votes of our country, which is free of block voting or political voting (if there really is).

The only China’s neighbour taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest so far is Russia. However, Russia finished 14th in our votes.

Chinese Translation: Crno i belo 《黑与白》

27 May

曲:罗密欧·格里尔 (Romeo Grill)

词、演唱:卡利奥皮·布克莱斯卡 (Kaliopi Bukleska)

 

Crno i belo

《黑与白》

Vo oči sega gledaj me 看着我的双眼,
Ne sum gubitnik ti znaj 你知道我不是失败者。
Ne se predavam do kraj 不到最后一刻,我决不放弃,
Nema ragjanje bez pagjanje 所有的成功,都伴着痛。
   
Otvori duša priznaj mi 敞开心扉,向我承认,
Što sme sega jas i ti 现在你和我,我们怎么样。
Pola moe vo tebe 我的一半在你心中,
A pola tvoe spie vo mene 而你的一半,安详地在我这里入眠。
   
Ajde sega gušni me, do nebo digni me 过来拥抱我吧,高高地举起我!
   
Crno i belo e se 所有的一切,无非是黑与白,
Edna vistina i edna laga 一边是真理,一边是谎言。
Iako zaedno sme 当我们在一起时,
Jas biram srekja, ti biraš taga 我选择幸福,你选择悲伤。
   
Crno i belo e se 所有的一切,无非是黑与白,
Dobro i lošo ništo ne gi deli 没有什么来将好坏分开。
Daj sega nasmevni se 过来,笑一笑吧,
Denot me vodi vo nokji beli 这一天要将你带进白色的夜。
   
Vo oči sega gledaj me 看着我的双眼,
Tamu ti kje najdeš se 你能找到所有的东西。
Ajde predaj se do kraj 快,结束你的一切吧,
Za novo ragjanje, so mene 这样你就可以和我重生。
   
Otvori duša priznaj mi 敞开心扉,向我承认,
Što sme sega, jas i ti 现在你和我,我们怎么样。
Pola moe vo tebe 我的一半在你心中,
A pola tvoe spie vo mene 而你的一半,安详地在我这里入眠。
   
Ajde sega gušni me do nebo digni me 过来拥抱我吧,高高地举起我!
   
Crno i belo e se 所有的一切,无非是黑与白,
Edna vistina i edna laga 一边是真理,一边是谎言。
Iako zaedno sme 当我们在一起时,
Jas biram srekja, ti biraš taga 我选择幸福,你选择悲伤。
   
Crno i belo e se 所有的一切,无非是黑与白,
Dobro i lošo, ništo ne gi deli 没有什么来将好坏分开。
Daj sega nasmevni se 过来,笑一笑吧,
Denot me vodi vo nokji beli 这一天要将你带进白色的夜。
   
Crno i belo e se 所有的一切,无非是黑与白,
Edna vistina i edna laga 一边是真理,一边是谎言。
Iako zaedno sme 当我们在一起时,
Jas biram srekja ti biraš taga 我选择幸福,你选择悲伤。
   
Crno i belo e se 所有的一切,无非是黑与白,
Dobro i lošo, ništo ne gi deli 没有什么来将好坏分开。
Daj sega nasmevni se 过来,笑一笑吧,
Denot me vodi vo nokji beli 这一天要将你带进白色的夜。
   
Crno i belo e se 所有的一切,无非是黑与白。

The Ultimate Chinese Results

26 May

After two semifinals, some of our fans did their revision of the votes, either to deliver a new vote or to transfer his/her points for disqualified entries to qualified entries. And we also received three more votes, thus resulting a total change of our scoreboard.

We’re closing the vote now, and the Chinese votes for the final are as follows:

1. Iceland  210      -12

2. Sweden  171     -10

3. Greece  139     -8

4. Spain  137       -7

5. Romania  90    -6

6. Cyprus  81       -5

7. United Kingdom  63         -4

8. Serbia  57        -3

9. Ireland  54        -2

10. Bosnia and Herzegovina  52              -1

——–

11. Lithuania  49

12. France  47

13. Estonia  46

14. Malta  44

15. Russia  40

16. Hungary  37

17. Moldova  35

18. Germany  32

19. Albania  28

20. Italy  23

21. Denmark  16

22. Azerbaijan  15

23. FYR Macedonia  5

24. Turkey  3

25. Norway  2

26. Ukraine  2

Chinese Translation of Albanian entry: Suus

25 May

演唱:Rona Nishliu (罗娜·尼什柳)

Suus

《她的歌》

Në këtë botë, dashuria s’jeton më 在这世界,爱已不在。
Koha më për ne s’ka kohë, jo 我们已经没有时间,没有了。。
Ho… jo oh oh, oh oh 没有了。。。
Jo oh oh oh… jo oh oh oh… 没有了。。。没有了。。。
Koha më për ne s’ka kohë 我们已经没有了时间。
   
Atëron aeroplani im 我的飞机降落了
Në pistë pa drita të shpirtit tënd 降落在你内心深处的漆黑跑道上
Me bërryla ngjiten sot 之前消失的回忆,
Ata që dje s’jetonin dot 却扭曲了我们今天的道路
Por të djeshmet s’kanë rëndësi 但从前也已不再重要
Nga detëra të trazuar u përpinë 它已被凶猛的大海吞噬
Ë, të nesërmet nuk do t’sjellin gjë 未来,也带不来什么
Veç shpresë pa shpresë e marrëzi 只能带来无果的希望和疯狂。
   
Më lerni të qaj… qaj… qaj… 就让我哭吧。。哭吧。。哭吧。。。
Se ktë gjë më së miri di ta bëj tani 我也只能这样做了
Se ktë gjë më së miri di ta bëj tani 我也只能这样做了
   
Më ler ni të qaj… qaj… qaj… 就让我哭吧。。哭吧。。哭吧。。。
Se ktë gjë më së miri di ta bëj tani 我也只能这样做了
Se ktë gjë më së miri di ta bëj tani 我也只能这样做了
   
Më ler ni të qaj… qaj… qaj… 就让我哭吧。。哭吧。。哭吧。。。
Se ktë gjë më së miri di ta bëj tani 我也只能这样做了
Se ktë gjë më së miri di ta bëj tani 我也只能这样做了

2nd Semifinal Prediction Results

25 May

Our 2nd Semifinal Top 10 were: Sweden, Serbia, BIH, Lithuania, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Estonia, Belarus, Malta.

The qualifier of Semifinal 2 are: Sweden, Serbia, BIH, Lithuania, Estonia, Malta, FYR Macedonia, Norway, Turkey, Ukraine

We predicted 6 of 10 qualifiers right.

 

A new round of voting selecting our favorite from the final entries is carrying out. It will be closed right before the Final starts.

1st Semifinal Prediction Results

23 May

Chinese Top 10 according to our votes:  Iceland 12, Greece 10, Romania 8, Cyp 7, Ireland 6, Latvia 5, Moldova 4, Finland 3, Hungary 2, Denmark 1

Qualifiers of 1st Semifinal: Iceland, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Ireland, Albania, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Russia. It’s a pity that Latvia and Finland didn’t make it to the final.

We successfully predicted 8 out of 10 Semifinal 1 Qualifiers. 

Meanwhile, our Top 10 for 2nd Semifinal are: Sweden, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lithuania, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Estonia, Belarus, Malta.

We’ll see how many qualifier we can predict right this time!