Ireland reacts to running order rule

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Ireland reacts to running order rule

EBU’s announcement of the changes in the way the running order of the next Eurovision Song Contest will be done has triggered a great number of reactions from fans and broadcasters. Mr. Michael Kealy, the Executive Producer for Entertainment at RTE, Radio Telefis Eireann has expressed that he welcomes anything that makes the show better for television viewers and hopes that the Irish entry is strong enough to compensate for what may be perceived to be an undesirable spot in the running order.

 

Michael Kealy told Esctoday.com “ I will say that generally we welcome anything that makes the show better for television viewers, obviously being placed at certain points in the running order has advantages and disadvantages but we hope that our entry will be strong enough to compensate for what may be perceived to be an undesirable spot in the running order.”


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3 Comments

  1. Henrik KaltenbaK
    November 19, 2012 at 20:03

    I absolutely disagree! How unfair is that! A draw is the fairest possible way. This way there is a risk the broadcaster can advantage all those they think have a chance to win, and disadvantage those they do not think much of. when it comes to running orders Melodifestivalen is always predictable in a way to advantage certain acts I feel.


  2. Zohar ...
    November 19, 2012 at 16:33

    The only way to compensate a bad song number for Ireland, is to bring the twins back, They grab the attention, no matter which song number they are


    • Karl P.
      November 20, 2012 at 10:30

      It’s a bad idea, Zohar, to bring the twins back. Just bad.


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