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Discord over 'protest' Eurovision vote.

"Hard Rock Hallelujah" may have triumphed over "Never Let You Go" but, for some Russians, Eurovision was a scandal.

"I will never believe that the song by the Finnish group Lordi was better and stronger as a song than ours," he said. "I think that Russia was the winner and the voting was a protest vote, to some extent, but it was unclear what the protest was for."

Ok, that's just funny...

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Sun May 21st, 2006 at 11:24:49 AM EST
Oh my... they should team up with Terry Wogan...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 21st, 2006 at 11:34:53 AM EST
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"The sense is that the contest was more about circus performers, clowns and pyrotechnic effects, and not a song contest," Yuri Aktsyuta, a top music producer at Channel One, said in televised comments.

Well duh!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun May 21st, 2006 at 11:37:06 AM EST
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But the majority seems to think otherwise:

Not all Russians were critical of the results, however; 80 percent of people responding to an unscientific poll by Ekho Moskvyi said Bilan's second-place finish was a success.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 21st, 2006 at 11:38:27 AM EST
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BTW, just checked on my memory: Russia too gave 8 points (third place) for Lordi in both the semifinal and the final, and IIRC Russia had a jury vote not telephone voting.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 21st, 2006 at 11:43:49 AM EST
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