Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Eurovision 2007

Well, the Eurovision Song Contest has been and gone. Did you see the crowds packing the streets of Helsinki? I would have loved to have been there. As one of the commentators said, there will never be another day like it. Finland had been waiting 46 years for a win. I suppose there might be something similar when Portugal wins. Portugal has been trying since 1964. Do the Portuguese take the ESC as seriously as the Finns do? Time will tell.

There were a lot of complaints about the voting in the British press. But if it wasn't for our own coterie of Ireland and Malta we would have got nul points. It might be unpatriotic to say so, but it was a rotten entry. Scooch wasn't a proper group and the song was a copy of Slovenia's entry of 2002. Complaints about bias in the voting are nothing new. I remember the audience jeering the scoreboard in 1966 when all the Scandinavian countries voted for one another.


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