Swedish media: Eurovision died in Helsinki

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Swedish tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen have stated their anger towards the results on the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. According to Aftonbladet the Eurovision Song Contest had died in Helsinki.

Both tabloids say that the excitement of the voting procedure disappeared when neighbourly voting started to show its worst sides. The Swedish media blamed the host broadcaster YLE isradio partly in the bad result of the Swedish entry. In their view the broadcast picture of the entry was that bad that the Ark's performance didn't reach the viewers properly. Nor had the stage equipment worked as planned.

However, the European Broadcasting Union's representative Bjørn Erichsen pointed out that six million votes had been cast last night and the Western European countries had voted for the Eastern European countries as well.

Sweden finished 18th at this year's Eurovision Song Contest and due to that they will have to take part in the semifinal next year to get a chance to compete for the victory of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.

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