Monday, September 23, 2013

Eurovision 2014: New rules

There was a lot of consternation over the voting during this year's Eurovision song contest - mostly amongst people who think think this sort of thing matters.But the organisers are going to put a stop to wrongdoing:

Eurovision organisers have announced changes to the song contest's jury rules, amid allegations of bribery.

From next year, the names of each country's jury will be revealed ahead of the competition in an effort to increase openness and accountability.
Isn't that going to make it easier to work out who you're supposed to bribe?
For the first time, individual juror scores will also be published immediately after the final.
And won't that just make it easier to check that you've got what you've paid for?