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Quent91
25th January 2011, 21:37
Let me explain my idea : what do you think of the EBU giving an invitation to every interested non-european country to take part a year in the contest ? An interested country would show their interest in taking part in the ESC, then the EBU decide and the country would participate one year in the contest, like a guest of honour ? And every year, it would be a different country :)

For example : Australia ? They could realize their dream ! And imagine, they win ! The next contest would be held in th southern hemisphere :)

94ayd
25th January 2011, 22:07
This sounds pretty cool, actually! :D

Matt
25th January 2011, 22:10
I am an inclusive kinda guy so I'd love that idea.

Quent91
25th January 2011, 22:42
Yes it is... For some diversity :)
Should send the idea to the EBU :p

ParadiseES
25th January 2011, 23:14
Yeah, that would be awesome, except going to Australia for ESC :lol:

Milos-BC
26th January 2011, 00:19
Not a bad idea actually :D

goktengri
26th January 2011, 00:44
Japan xheart

AlekS
26th January 2011, 02:52
Australia. Who (except diehard fans) would watch ESC at 3-5AM in the morning? This is a live show after all.
Same goes for hosting.
I would LOVE to include many countries. But it's impossible :(

MyHeartIsYours
26th January 2011, 02:56
I don't want anyone else :p

Canuck
26th January 2011, 07:25
Australia. Who (except diehard fans) would watch ESC at 3-5AM in the morning? This is a live show after all.
Same goes for hosting.
I would LOVE to include many countries. But it's impossible :(

Very true. It wouldn't work on a worldwide basis unless there was a different show for the performances and results.

Jukica
26th January 2011, 16:49
Australia. Who (except diehard fans) would watch ESC at 3-5AM in the morning? This is a live show after all.
Same goes for hosting.
I would LOVE to include many countries. But it's impossible :(

+1 :/

Scooby
26th January 2011, 16:58
Only Zimbabwe

Interrail
26th January 2011, 23:25
I like the idea. I'd invite Australia first, they seem to be most interested in the ESC (outside Europe) and in this country ESC has respectable fanbase. I'd like if 1st guest of honour would be Australia...and then...in future...EBU could invite Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Tunisia...It would be awesome to see them in the ESC once:D

lucian-crusher
27th January 2011, 11:23
Great idea! IMO ::us ::au ::ca and ::co should be considered European countries based on music! :D

A-lister
28th January 2011, 01:42
Not my cup of tea at all.

I'm more the traditional type that sees other stuff in Eurovision than just a music contest, also for practical reasons I'd say no.

Honestly it would just be the beginning of Worldvision and Eurovision would be dead and I want it to stay geographically European basically :/

I've got no problems with listening to music from other parts of the world, I do it quite often as I have a big interest for music generally, but I want Eurovision to stay Eurovision.

roadrunner
4th June 2011, 12:39
Nice idea, but what if the respective continents just have their own editions of ESC? :)

CC92
4th June 2011, 16:23
I would love if the contest was open for every country in the world.

Grinch
4th June 2011, 16:51
Yes yes yes! If it was up to me, I would love to see countries with interesting cultures on ESC. Argentina, Japan, Iran etc. Wouldn't it be great xlisten2 But on the top of the list there is Australia ofc, they deserve this :)


Australia. Who (except diehard fans) would watch ESC at 3-5AM in the morning? This is a live show after all.
Same goes for hosting.
I would LOVE to include many countries. But it's impossible :(

We watch NBA matches, Emmys, Oscars etc @4-5 am. Why would not anyone do the same? Not as much as European countries but still...

Rose
13th June 2011, 10:08
Being from Australia - I don't want to join. Why? Because the only people who watch it are the Europeans (and of course there are A LOT of us!) but what I'm saying is that we will end up giving top points to Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia etc. every year no matter what they send, because these countries have the largest diaspora, and the rest of the population really have no interest in it tbh - or else they just watch it to laugh at how 'ridiculous' it is. So it's really no different to what happens over there in Europe.

SBS (who broadcasts ESC here) does a mock vote on their website every year. The results this year are so predictable:

1. Ireland
2. Greece
3. Serbia
4. Moldova
5. Hungary and so on.

I don't find this a very fair result because people just vote for their country of origin. Plus you have to consider the time difference. And what could we possibly send to Eurovision anyway? Kylie Minogue?xrofl3- I honestly can think of no one else.

Yamarus
13th June 2011, 10:24
And so what if Australia votes according to its diaspora? Frankly I wouldn't care, Australia at the ESC would be extraordinary! xD. But it's not workable I think. What I would *so* much like to see is for Asiavision to be revived! And organised in November. Imagine, we'd have a giant international musical event every six months!
I'd also wish the Latino-American song contest would be revived.

My wet dream is to see Song Contests appear on each continent, and send their top representatives to the World Contest. Mahaha.

roadrunner
13th June 2011, 17:20
And so what if Australia votes according to its diaspora? Frankly I wouldn't care, Australia at the ESC would be extraordinary! xD. But it's not workable I think. What I would *so* much like to see is for Asiavision to be revived! And organised in November. Imagine, we'd have a giant international musical event every six months!
I'd also wish the Latino-American song contest would be revived.

My wet dream is to see Song Contests appear on each continent, and send their top representatives to the World Contest. Mahaha.

I have the same dreams as yours! :D

Salmon
27th June 2011, 15:12
Now you've been speaking of Australia so long. Reading this thread, a lightbulb appeared above me:
What if Australia was a permanent participant? So it would take part every year. I think they could be allowed to send in songs. Because they love Eurovision!

Quent91
27th June 2011, 21:37
won't happen. EBU won't let them or they must accept averyone

Kicker
27th June 2011, 22:26
I don't like the idea... I think its EUROVISION and that since 1956 - And that should it be still in 50 years :)

RomanFromRussia
30th June 2011, 07:32
Sealand xlol
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Sealandafterfire2.JPG/800px-Sealandafterfire2.JPG
The Principality of Sealand is an unrecognized entity, located on HM Fort Roughs, a former World War II Maunsell Sea Fort in the North Sea 10 km (six miles) off the coast of Suffolk, England (5153'40"N, 128'57"E).

Since 1967, the facility has been occupied by the former British Major Paddy Roy Bates; his associates and family claim that it is an independent sovereign state. External commentators generally classify Sealand as a micronation rather than an unrecognized state.[3] While it has been described as the world's smallest nation,[4] Sealand is not currently officially recognised as a sovereign state by any sovereign state. Although Roy Bates claims it is de facto recognised by Germany as they have sent a diplomat to the micronation, and by the United Kingdom after an English court ruled it did not have jurisdiction over Sealand, neither action constitutes de jure recognition as far as the respective countries are concerned.

sophielou
1st July 2011, 22:15
I'm afraid I'm one of those sulky people who think Eurovision should be just for us. If they want to have a song contest, they can found their own contest. This one is ours! :)

But no, even for my Australian cousins, they shouldn't be entitled to come into Eurovision because they aren't a European country or in the EBU, nor are they entitled to join the EBU. It'd be too complicated and not really worth the effort.