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Okay, I really have no idea about Eurovision, but a show based-on the viewers that doesn't let them choose the artist of the song they vote for - sounds dumb IMO emoticon

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Looks like this year the contest is exceptionally boring. I mean sure, you can expect 80-90% of acts being same old basic stuff every year, but there are normally 3-5 that stand out (for better or worse).
Now there's hardly anything but Iceland (with a Rammstein-ish act), so I guess that's my favorite.
If they don't make it to final it'll be a really bad year.

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Well, that it for Finland once again emoticon

Aside wishing Iceland to do well, I think Czech is going to be on top.

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Can we rename this topic “How has ot been a year again already”?




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Well, no great surprises, except one: Czech gets hardly any points from audiences emoticon
I don't understand that, I don't usually say this about any ESC results, but now I can't help wondering if there could actually have been an error in the system emoticon

And aah... 4 other Nordic countries in top half of final, Finland out in qualifying emoticon

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Turns out there actually was an error in the system, but not about Czech.

Belarus had after semifinal made public their points, a violation of rules which resulted on them losing right to (jury) vote in final. But because of the points system, their points had to be given somehow and this was done by calculating (god knows how) them based on countries that vote similarly to Belarus.

Apparently someone had read the resulting list backwards, awarding Belarus jury points to 10 worst acts.

While top 4 remains same, about dozen countries have their final place changed as the scores are corrected. Much to my annoyance, Sweden just barely beats Norway after this correction, the two switching 5. and 6. places.
Meanwhile San Marino improves by one their best result ever, being 19. instead of 20.

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No, Graham Norton, not "unfair", perfectly fair. The UK sucked, and has sucked every year since 2011, when Blue were unlucky to finish just outside the top ten in 11th with a typically Blue track. You have no automatic right to be high up just because you say so. No blaming Brexit, Michael Rice, No fix, no politics, you sucked. That's it. Just accept it. Your song was boring and the staging was dull, and you looked like you just walked in off the street. You sucked. Suck it up. The UK will never do well unless it stops treating this as an exercise in sneering at Johnny Foreigner and starts treating it as a big party like most of the rest of us. This can be traced back to the Jemini humiliation of 2003, where the public were programmed by Terry Wogan to blame politics because he blamed the Iraq War that year instead of a crap song being sung out of tune. Even the song's own singers admit that, for crying out loud. You can respect them. Wogan was a hero of mine, but I lost some of my respect for him after that, because to quote an old Irish saying, he "became more English than the English". That was the year he stopped being merely mocking and sarcastic, and started being openly hostile instead. The UK public has remained this way since, reaching it's nadir in Wogan's last year in 2008. A beautiful song, by a popular (on the continent, the UK didn't give him the time of day) singer won. The UK sent an X Factor runner up, singing a disco track that fell out of a timewarp from the 80s. Finished last, Russia won, Wogan blamed Putin, handed the keys to Norton and pissed off. I've watched on RTE with Marty Whelan ever since. He remembers what this is supposed to be about.

Meanwhile in the semis, with an equally dull drone and a staging that looked like they'd ripped the bar out of an Eddie Rocket's outlet, Ireland finished last in its semifinal with less points than when we sent the Turkey. Yes, Sarah McTernan did worse than Dustin, making this year officially Ireland's Worst. Eurovision. Ever.

All together, now... #My Lovely Horse, running through the field...#

Oh, and that's BS too. The country never intentionally threw the contest in the 90s, the year they were accused of doing that, they still won. The Father Ted episode was mocking that notion, not endorsing it.

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