Vendettas from Vienna – Voting Controversy

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Song Contest Courts Controversy

An article from the Mirror website revealed that the Eurovision Song Contest voting system is caught up in a scandal.

A statement from the Eurovision Song Contest press office reads:

“The jury results of FYR Macedonia and Montenegro for the grand final have been excluded after consultation of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the contest’s independent voting observer, and upon the decision of the executive supervisor and the chairman of the reference group.

“In both countries, televoting applied for 100%. The exclusion of two juries will be further discussed in the next reference group meeting in June.”

As the controversy bubbles away there is time to reflect on how to reform the voting system and how to plan for the parties of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.

 

Tom Brada
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A recent convert to the Eurovision cause, I'm now a committed believer - from the pointed voting politics to the flamboyant fanfare of the performers themselves, what's not to love?

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