Dutch audience unsatisfied with Eurovision system

by Sietse Bakker 289 views

A big part of the Dutch Eurovision Song Contest viewers, which were 4,8 million people on the maximum this year, is unsatisfied with the used televoting system. At least, that's what the number of angry reactions suggests.

At the message board of the official Dutch Eurovision website songfestival.nl, people write that the used televoting system is unfair: “People do not vote for the best song, they vote for the best act, the most funny dress or the most good-looking dancers”, some wrote at the board. Others think that the voting procedure is unfair because of neighbour voting.

“We got 10 points from Russia, which used a jury of professionals from the music business”, one of the writers of the Dutch entry One more night noticed after the contest. More and more people in the Netherlands suggest that a professional jury would have a more objective point of view: “I don't understand why Esther Hart got less points than countries with artists singing bad”, one of our visitors wondered.

Complaining after the contest seems to become a tradition, as the same questions and reactions popped up in 2000, after Linda Wagemakers ended up 13th while being one of the favorites on forehand, just as in 2001 when Michelle reached the 18th position with Out on my own.

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