Latvia's 7th Wonder
( published 27th May 2002 )
www.alexandrino.com


Hi All,

If you are among the 98.5 pct of the population who don't watch it anymore, be aware Latvia won it! No, not the World Cup, the very important Eurovision Song Contest of course. In "contest" you find the word "con", and although I believe the song deserved to win, we had the usual share of "dodgy" country decisions.

12 points, 10, 8, then 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points, you remember how each country distributes their share to each preferred song, this year we had Cyprus giving 12 points to Greece and Greece giving 12 points to Cyprus, Germany was so much shit that Turkey gave them only 3 points this time, and imagine how bad Turkey must have been as Germany didn't give them any points at all.Is it a surprise that Turkey didn't get points from Greece either, and Turkey ignored Greece alike?

France who came 5th had 7 times 8 points or more. And among those, points were given by UK, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland, all French neighbours. Hmmmm, and Italy and Luxembourg? OOoohh yes, they weren't there this year! ( But really, UK giving France their only 12 points??? Are the roastbeefs sick? )

In the usual Sweden/Finland/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania/Russia mafia, everybody gave some sort of points to each others, except Finland who didn't receive points from Lithuania and Latvia, and Lithuania who didn't receive points from Finland. Any diplomatic trouble there???

Last weekend we were a bunch of friends watching the show, and in the competition "parents supporting Malta / children supporting Latvia" our 8 year old children won, and our neighbours remember it as well due to the heavy noise they made!!! Soooorry!

Have a nice day
Alex


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