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Maintaining Trust In The Eurovision Voting System
Roy Delaney

There have long been rumours of multiple simcards, friendly call centres and dodgy backroom jury arrangements. But in an increasingly corruptible world, how can we be sure that our winner is genuinely the continent’s favourite song? Roy Delaney explores the possible new futures for Eurovision voting.

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Who Should Win When Televoters And Juries Collide?
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In the battle to accommodate popular trends and artistic power, the National Finals (and Eurovision itself) balances the televote with a jury component. What happens when these disagree? John Egan looks back through the 2017 National Finals to find out.

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Kyiv, Are You Ready To Host The Eurovision Song Contest?
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It seems a large question mark still hangs over many of the arrangements for Eurovision in Ukraine. Sharleen Wright caught up with Ukraines’ national tourism minister Anton Tarenenko in Berlins’ ITB – the worlds largest travel conference - seeking answers to some of the most important and eagerly awaited news about Kyiv 2017.

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The Longest Eurovision Selection I Never Saw
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It may seem that every Saturday since the start of eternity that Lithuania’s been having their ultra-marathon National Final format. However if you turn up on Saturday for the final, you’ll miss all the drama. To understand how Lithuania’s process does work. Ben Robertson met up with Lithuanian Head of Delegation Andrius Giržadas.

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‘Cool Me Down’ One Year On: A Signpost To The Future of Eurovision
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If you want to dream, Eurovision 2017 would be in Poland and Margaret's 'Cool Me Down' would have been the big summer anthem instead of Justin Timberlake. But her impact on the Eurovision Song Contest is real, tangible, and long lasting. Ellie Chalkley argues that Poland's loss is the path forward for the Song Contest.

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