The United Kingdom was dealt a blow to her musical pride tonight when it received only 10 votes of a possible 456 from the rest of the other 38 participating European countries. The UK seems to be a very long way from its hey day when it used to win the contest frequently. The entry by Josh Dubovie called That Sounds Good To Me obviously didn't sound so good to the European judges and audience who gave it the firm thumbs down with only four countries voting for it. Perhaps we need a complete review of how we choose our songs if we are ever going to win again. Ireland was also disappointing in the voting, especially as it had been expected to do very well.
On the other hand, germany came through with a pretty catchy tune, Satellite by Lena Meyer-Landrut. It's very difficult to sit still while it's playing. Denmark started off with the first two 12 points in the voting but then Germany came into the race and kept its lead to the end. The top five of the 25 finalists are:
1. Germany: Satellite - sung by Lena Meyer-Landrut (246 pts)
2. Turkey: We Could Be The Same - sung by maNga (170 pts)
3. Romania: Playing With Fire - sung by Paula Selling & Ovi (162 pts)
4. Denmark: In a Moment like This - sung by Chanée and N'evergreen (149 pts) - my favourite!!
5. Azerbaijan: Drip Drop - sung by Safura (145 pts)
It was a very keen competition with some spirited entries from Moldova, France and Greece, to name a few.
The only drama of the night was the invasion on stage by a fan who disrupted the Spanish performance and they were allowed to perform again while the fan was hauled off by security to be arrested.
For further information: The Eurovision Song Contest
For the Scorecard: The Eurovision Final