Friday, May 23, 2008

Eurovision: Won't someone think of the integrity?

As if the voting in Eurovision was a sacred bond of trust between humanity and the muses, there's now worries that text voting could skew the results, reports MediaGuardian:

The continued use of SMS voting across Europe is bound to raise fears about who wins the contest, which takes place in Serbia tomorrow night.

The BBC banned SMS voting from programmes following the spate of fake TV scandals, saying the technology was not accurate enough to guarantee that all text votes were counted in time.

Sources have confirmed that the BBC has raised the issue with the European Broadcasting Union, the body that runs the song contest.

Well, it'll give Terry Wogan something else to grumble about if he ever gets bored of moaning about block voting. Not, of course, that that's likely.