Over the years the competition has drawn criticism for its voting patterns. Critics say voting reflects geopolitical affiliation, with votes often going to neighbours and historical allies. For this reason professional judges from individual countries cast votes in this year's competition in addition to the public.But Finland still came in last place on saturday night. So it wasn't just politics this year. The country's song really was a stinker. I totally missed Eurovision this year. This may have been a good thing.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I liked YLE's "Rock Bottom" headline to their Eurovision report. YLE note about the song competition that: