Well, as Terry Wogan pointed out after the votes had been announced, “This is no longer a song contest.” The voting is so blatantly political. There’s not even an attempt to hide it any more.
Eurovision was won by an insipid Russian song – it got votes from the Balkan countries, the eastern Baltic states, and some of the eastern European regions, all of whom depend on Russia – “That’s right! Keep the oil flowing through the winter,” said Terry. But it was a crap song.
The UK came last!
I think the western European nations should pull their funding from the competition. It’s been fun, while the fun lasted, but the fun is now over.