Norwegian votes not counted in Eurovision Song Contest

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Norwegian votes were not counted due to some technical errors, 1,2 million NOK are lost and they won’t get their money back. I think though after a little fighting they will get their money back – they didn’t get what they bought and there are laws that should cover that.

Bosnia Herzegovina lost a place in the contest due to the error, there are lots of people from Bosnia here in Norway – how will they react to the error? Will they think they live in the same kind of regime as they come from?

It reminds me of Ukraina giving votes to Russia, that was almost comical yet tragic. Is the Eurovision Contest used in political powerplay without people knowing it?

Links : EBU


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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

3 thoughts on “Norwegian votes not counted in Eurovision Song Contest

  • 23 May 2009 at 23:28
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    Seriøst?!?!? politisk etterspill?? det er snakk om stemmer i en sang konkuranse.. ikke stemmer om bruk av atom våpen eller noe sånt.. hvor dum går d an å bli…?

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    • 23 May 2009 at 23:35
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      Ja er det ikke utrolig? At noe slikt som Grand Prix kan ha så stor makt. Det skulle ikke være mulig men slik er verden blitt i dag.

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