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squarefishSILVER Member
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Posted:
Argh! NOOOOO!!!!

Was watching family guy last night on DVD and while changing discs saw a brief glimpse of the Rose Of Tralee competition on RTE.
Think of the "lovely girls competition" from Father Ted and you'll get the idea.

The contestant on at the time was called Emma Coffey from New Zealand, and wonder of wonders, she anounced that she was going to do a POI performance! yay! biggrin

I a had to pick up my jaw from the floor and scramble over to the couch in anticipation.......and......oh dear god no....... eek

Where I had been hoping to see some traditonal style poi of the Maori style (short strings, lots of wraps and rebounds) she pulls out a set of glowpoi about a meter long and procedes to do one of the most haggard ass poi routines it has ever been my misfortune too see.

I had to turn my back to the television only to see my fiance nearly crying with laughter, the whole routine consisted of (sloppy) butterfly to (sloppy) forward weave to (sloppy) butterfly to (sloppy) forward weave and so on.

And to top it all off it was done with a horrible dance version of Shakira's "hips don't lie" as the studio audience clapped along. Cheeese-O-rama.

This is the type of thing that makes people not want to hire us as performers, never mind exploding fuel or slippy floors, just really bad examples of the art done in a very public arena. angry

colemanSILVER Member
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Posted:
i was watching family guy last night too biggrin



it does indeed suck that there was crap poi on tv - but at least it was on rte where no-one will ever see it... wink tongue





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alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:
post links for the video, i wanna see this ubblol

BirgitBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I read about the Rose of Tralee in the Limerick paper on Friday and thought it looked a bit funny ubblol

Sounds a bit like the Indian girl in the "little Miss Springfield" competition and her tabla performance wink

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squarefishSILVER Member
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Posted:
All right then Ravehead,
heres the link, its a weird streaming thingy tho so don't try to fast forward through it though cos it seems to freeze. RTE Rose of Tralee site

Click on the link for Emma Coffey sixth down on the list,
and Coleman, you would quite possibly not believe how many people watch this damned thing.

My mother saw it and even she said it was pretty pathetic! ubblol

jo_rhymesSILVER Member
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Posted:
thanks for the link...I think...

Oh the shame frown redface

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newgabeSILVER Member
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Posted:
Never mind poor Emma, how seriously lame is the compere!!

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alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:
ubblol i'm not that good at poi but i know more tricks than that ubblol and yes it was sloppy

Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
Holy hell...

*cringe*

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fNiGOLD Member
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Posted:
is there a non-realplayer version of this?

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newgabeSILVER Member
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Posted:
Yes, Emma is a non-real player...

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fNiGOLD Member
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Posted:
i've got audio, but no video

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PyroWillGOLD Member
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Posted:
Oh dear god that was cringe worthy, but I certainly wish I go that kind of response when I did a 2 beat weave wink ubblol

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
Im with Firenice here,

I have only audio, and i tried 3 different players: VLC, Media player classic with the alternative real player codec, and one called Ambulant frown



None worked.

pixiejesterGOLD Member
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Posted:
 Written by: fireNice


i've got audio, but no video



I got that to.

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TabtI Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
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Posted:
i had video too, but then it whent all pooey and now i can only hear it....who wants to hear a bad performance? ubblol

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Posted:
Geri Halliwell fans...?

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BirgitBRONZE Member
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Posted:
ANY spice girls solo fans wink

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pixiejesterGOLD Member
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Posted:
Can anyone redo the video in a different format or get another one. I wanna see it.

It could be worse - we could all have normal jobs.

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BirgitBRONZE Member
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Posted:
hmmmm. There's 2 options. Download RealPlayer (you can always deinstall it straight away), or not bother so much when all it really is is a bad performance wink

In all fairness, from what I know about beauty competitions (which isn't much), most performances there aren't professional. Singers are ok, but usually not brilliant, as are dancers, belly-dancers, musicians, magicians, you name it! So if she wasn't good, that's not that much of a big deal though someone could've told her before. But maybe she just can't really perform anything else any better (and now leave the poor girl alone ubblol)

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Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
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Posted:
OK, just watched it. Pretty sloppy, agreed. I'd be interested to know how long she's been doing it for.... looks like about 2 weeks to me.

Still, everyone has to start somewhere, god knows I was doing that EXACT same routine a week after I started! ubblol

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Posted:
Oh lord, I wish I hadnt have sat through that now. Whats worse was the 8 or 9 minutes of boring chit chat befor hand.

It looked like her batterys had nearly run out as well you could ahrdly see them even when they turned down the lights.

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squarefishSILVER Member
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Posted:
Yeah, maybe,
but would you really want to show the world how seriously unskilled you are at your new hobby?

It's like trying to impress someone with a piece of "hand thrown Pottery" that looks like it came out of a dog (pick whichever end disturbs you most) ubblol

Why not do something nice like recite poetry? A moment of stillness in a world going by too fast......

IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Posted:
Meh, the only thing that impresses the irish poetry wise would be a dirty limerick

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BirgitBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I disagree, Joe! My Irishboy likes Chaucer smile But I don't know about the average RTE viewer...

Squarefish, *I* wouldn't have done poi in a beauty competition at the 2 weeks stage (even if I had entered in one, which is unlikely to ever happen). But then look at all the people who can't sing and go on Pop Idol, or who can't even do 2 weeks worth of poi and go on Big Brother instead... I'm just saying it's nothing unusual that someone with very limited scope or talent thinks it's a good idea to go public with it smile

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KittyKillenthusiast
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Posted:
no comment confused

Have you ever notice that poi is spelled backwords on the key board.............................................creepycool


sketchGOLD Member
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Posted:
quote from her profile:

______________________________________



Emma is an accomplished Irish Dancer in the Top Five in New Zealand and she has danced professionally here in Ireland. Kick boxing, indoor netball, touch rugby, reading and theatre are important outlets for Emma. A student of the violin from the age of 7 Emma describes music as a huge part of my life.

_____________________________________



So for the love of god why poi??????

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sketchGOLD Member
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Posted:
 Written by: Birgit


or who can't even do 2 weeks worth of poi and go on Big Brother instead....



am i getting the wrong end of the stick with this??????

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BirgitBRONZE Member
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Posted:
hahahahahaha!!! I hadn't read her profile, but maybe she's lying wink

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squarefishSILVER Member
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Location: the state of flux, Ireland


Posted:
For all those wondering how many actually watch the show, here are the numbers:

"TV audiences were down slightly on last year at 573,000, but the figure gives the lie to all those people who swear blind they don't watch the contest."

This doesn't include the people overseas who would be watching because their local lovely lass was in the competition!

FireTomStargazer
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Posted:
Jikes... Link to Rose of Tralee list The performance starts after 7 minutes of introduction...



IMHO all of you experts should go ahead and try this one day. Please do not forget to post your video or link to it here on HoP...



Thumbs up for Emma, who was performing in front of a MASSIVE crowd AND TV-broadcast with two tiny little glowball poi on a HUGE stage in a COCKTAIL DRESS (and lord knows what kind of shoes)... Most likely she was so nervous, that anything beyond butterfly and 2 beat wave would have resulted in serious bashing of balls-on-head...



She wanted to do something traditional, something that represented her country, she chose Poi (what else?) and maybe was bold enough to perform with something she in fact didn't know...



But go ahead, pick on her - just never let me catch you on video doing stupid stuff wink ubbangel
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