Originally posted by: suomi2005
Well I think the level was very high in this years contest many countries did really try hard. I don't like the fact that pepole have been accuseing easteuropean countries for winnig because for voting each other tough it is partly true, but also many western countries have given high points to east european countries preforming in the contest and you have to admier the hard work that they put in to it all and many of them is really coming up with good songs in the competion while many west european countries has year after year not even botherd. But this year with the new system even UK and France had really amazing songs I loved them. My top three favourites this year was 1. Estonia a very beautiful song, 2.Albania and 3 Russia.
You have to remember that Finland and Greece are more western european tough they are located very eastward and both have won in recent years. Also many of the east european countries are new in the contest and even preforming in theire own language. I don't know much about the old times, I started watching the contest year 2002 when it was held in Tallinn.
Sadly Waldo's pepole didn't do well the hopes was really high over here and we wherer sure about a placement among the top ten guess that europop isn't so pop in europe anymore tough waldos music is pretty popular in nightclubs in mediterranean touristlocations. Finland has been a very long time in the eurovisions and has won once in 2006 and did get the 6th place in year 1962 with the song tipitii.quote>
I'd like to say that why also the West European countries votes for East European countries, is due to to that those who votes there are also East Europeans. How come? Well, they are immigrants (Nothing bad against immigrants. In fact I want my country to be multi-cultural) from other countries, who vote for the country they have main roots in, for obvious reasons. And the results clearly shows what minority dominates each country, e.g. Turks in Germany, Greeks in the UK, Serbs in Scandinavia and so on.
But I do somewhat agree with you that the Eastern acts are better, at least in performance. You know, more themes, more moves, more dancing, more properties, and not least, more skin. So it's also about being unique in the contest and sticking out, or it's simply just that the artist has super-star status in the bigger part of the continent.
If you're unfamiliar with Eurovision, you can clearly see that this competition is more complicated than it looks like and you will still not be be fully informed if you've read the official rules, because they only shape the contest's basis. The unofficial, unwritten rules, on the other hand, are what decides how the whole contest is shaped and those rules are very important when you're going to participate and/or vote in the Eurovision. You even have to think about those rules in the national pre-selection and any tiny and seemingly unimportant decision you make, will give drastic consecquences on how the final scoreboar might look like. You have to be careful where you step your foot. No wonder why an entire nation goes entirely Coco Bello if their representive doesn't do well.
This is a reason why some people doesn't bother the contset, but other, like me, are fully engaged in the Eurovision due to it's consecquencal complexity.
Just my two cents,