Monday, May 14, 2007
There is a huge political element to the ESC. Not only do countries vote for their neighbours (oh yes, they do) but we lose out on votes because of our presence in Iraq.
That still doesn’t explain why the other real European countries got nowhere and some of the Johnny-come-latelies made it to the top ten. Not everyone is as involved in Iraq as we are and not all the Western songs were crap.
Something needs to change. The voting system needs a real shake. One person, one vote would be a start.
I'd hoped that after Lordi's win last year, more countries would be encouraged to try something 'a bit different', but the only one I heard that fell into that category was Bulgaria's caterwauling percussionist (who would have got my vote).
Oh well, maybe the the great British public will develop a bit more of an adventurous taste for next year.