All About Political Voting (MP3 8.6MB 9 minutes 16 seconds)
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It’s not just the songs and the showmanship that people love about Eurovision, it’s how the history of Europe directly affects voting patterns in the contest. And as the traditional satellite links up around Europe show, there’s anticipation, excitement and even some obvious favouritism between countries that happens every year.
Yes, the political voting at Eurovision is as much party of the fabric as, well, the sequins, spandex and glittery fabrics worn by the performers.
But there’s a lot of complex issues behind the two words of political voting, and it’s this area that is explored in the latest Short Guide to Eurovision on the unofficial podcast.