At last Eurovision is coming up with fare results

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I am a big Eurovision fan. As is Turnipsock. I'm so glad a nice catchy song won that was better than most. I'm glad the voting wasn't so rigged this year. I loved Graham Nortons commentary especially the bit about "These girls claim to be in National costume, Yeah, and Liberarchy is the president" 
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« Reply #1 on: 17/05/2009 21:47:47 »
I liked his comment about the dress of the girl who gave the voting results for one of the Balkan countries - 'that's either national dress, or its a horrible dress'!

His sense of what was good and bad taste was interesting. He liked the Ukrainian gyrating silver-clad (scantily clad!) gladiators! yuk!

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« Reply #2 on: 18/05/2009 21:08:43 »
What did you think about the water play session? It is a good job it was in the interval as it just made me want the toilet.
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« Reply #3 on: 18/05/2009 21:21:03 »
Why do you think the voting was rigged last year?
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« Reply #4 on: 18/05/2009 23:43:25 »
Ask Terry Wogan. He was predicting the scores and getting them correct each time and no I'm not accusing Sir Tel. of corruption!
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« Reply #5 on: 19/05/2009 07:57:06 »
There's a difference between bias and rigging. How many points did Malta give the UK?
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« Reply #6 on: 19/05/2009 20:33:08 »
No one voted for Malta though and I thought it was quite good. I guess they were worried it would be all over if the fat lady sings again!
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« Reply #7 on: 19/05/2009 21:21:44 »
There's a lot of politics involved. I guess now some countries have been part of Europe for longer, maybe they feel less of a need to vote for their close neighbours. There were a few examples of that, but nothing like what it was last year!

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« Reply #8 on: 19/05/2009 22:13:50 »
The voting system had been changed this year to include 50% from an expert musical panel and 50% from home votes.
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« Reply #9 on: 19/05/2009 23:11:45 »
It looks like Terry Wogan has been causing us to get a bad result for years, as soon as Graham Norton takes over...we do well.

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« Reply #10 on: 19/05/2009 23:16:17 »
The voting system had been changed this year to include 50% from an expert musical panel and 50% from home votes.

did that happen for the semi finals? Switzerland didn't make it through again. Two years ago, they were favorites to win and then got put out in the semis due to the voting.

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« Reply #11 on: 19/05/2009 23:35:31 »
Did they choose another Irish man to present it to soften the blow of no Terry W?

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« Reply #12 on: 20/05/2009 00:33:30 »
I think they did.

I thought, with the power of the red button, I could have had Ken Bruce (not in the biblical sense).
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« Reply #13 on: 20/05/2009 21:38:07 »
I think they chose Mr Norton as Eurovision has such a large Gay following. Look at me and Turnipsock for example. Ken Bruce is not my cup of tea. You will be releaved thatI don't have person/object dismorphia.
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« Reply #14 on: 21/05/2009 12:57:20 »
There was just as much voting for neighbours as in past years. The difference was that Norton, in true 1984 fashion, kept stating it was not occuring. It seems to have been an effective on several of you. Poor old Terry must be trying to climb into his grave so he can turn.
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« Reply #15 on: 21/05/2009 13:04:36 »
Personally, I've always found the 'artists' and the material to be a load of c**p. The only good thing about it was Wogans quips and pee taking.
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