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This is how the people of the United Kingdom voted!

Ireland = 86,653
Sweden = 41,099
Austria = 40,521
Turkey = 37,280
Norway = 31,050
Belgium = 30,631
Germany = 29,706
Estonia = 26,563
Poland = 25,972
The Netherlands = 24,269
Greece = 24,027
Russia = 23,497
Iceland = 23,333
Romania = 17,957
Malta = 16,763
Spain = 16,131
Cyprus = 15,892
Latvia = 11,344
Portugal = 10,057
Israel = 9,415
Croatia = 8,762
France = 7,244
Ukraine = 6,528
Slovenia = 5,976
Bosnia Herzegovina = 3,845 :eek: I voted for this!! :fiery:
 

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The Austria vote must have been a comedy vote, I know about a dozen of my mates voted for it just because it was hilarious!
 

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This maybe wrong, but I get that as:
557,750 votes.

Not bad.
 

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I (UK resident ;) ) voted forrrrr...
France
Belgium
Norway
I also liked the Estonian song - I should have voted for it too? (I apologise to Kuilli if she is reading!! :eek: A truly great song!! ;) )

I liked the 'rock' bits in the Austrian song...

And the Ukrainian man - now, I'm trying to think who he reminds me of... *thinking* *ouch* ;)
 

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Ireland leading by SUCH a margin too? I'll have to watch the tape again... :)

I liked Norway...

I'm In Looooooove
With A Beautiful Giiiiiirllll...


:hearts: :hearts: ;)
 

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No No No Princess Fiona!
How can you like that Norweigan Song, I'm sure it was great on radio but watching it, it makes me cringe *shivers*

How did Israel & Poland get as many votes as they did :confused:
 

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Pdm1987 said:
How did Israel & Poland get as many votes as they did :confused:
Ask people in your country :eek:
If you don`t like one song it doesn`t mean the other people think the same.

HUGE gap between 1st and 2nd :eek:
 

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I looooooved Norway too :hearts:

She' s the ooooone,
From the magical world
 

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Pdm1987 said:
This is how the people of the United Kingdom voted!

Ireland = 86,653
Sweden = 41,099
Austria = 40,521
Turkey = 37,280
Norway = 31,050
Belgium = 30,631
Germany = 29,706
Estonia = 26,563
Poland = 25,972
The Netherlands = 24,269
Greece = 24,027
Russia = 23,497
Iceland = 23,333
Romania = 17,957
Malta = 16,763
Spain = 16,131
Cyprus = 15,892
Latvia = 11,344
Portugal = 10,057
Israel = 9,415
Croatia = 8,762
France = 7,244
Ukraine = 6,528
Slovenia = 5,976
Bosnia Herzegovina = 3,845 :eek: I voted for this!! :fiery:
Where did you find that news ?
 

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www.doteurovision.com
Here's the report:

BBC release details of UK vote

The BBC have taken the unusual step of releasing full details of the 2003 Telephone Voting for Eurovision after Russian broadcaster ORT suggested there may have been some discrepancies in the figures.

ORT called the accuracy of the votes from several broadcasters into question where Russian duo t.A.T.u. failed to score or scored poorly. In response the BBC has issued full details of who scored what.

The number of people voting was up 67% with 574,515 votes received, up from 387,179 last year. Bosnia-Herzegovina were the least favourite amongst the competitors for UK viewers. Ireland (who got the UK 12 points) got double the votes of the second placed country Sweden. Russia did manage to register votes, despite allegations that the number to call was blocked, but only enough for 12th place.

France, ironically always well supported in the UK vote, scored very poorly in 22nd place this year. Like the Slovenian Drag Queens in 2002 the UK again proved they liked a gag by giving Austrian Alf the third highest score of the night; he missed 10 points by a mere 500 votes.
 

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Another Report , This time about t.A.T.u

Russians issue complaint
Russian Television bosses have demanded a recount of votes, so convinced are they that t.A.T.u. should have won the 2003 contest.

An official complaint has been logged by broadcaster ORT with the European Broadcasting Union in which the Russian broadcaster has asked to see the full certified televoting results from several broadcasters including the UK who failed to award Russia a single point.

Channel One has issued a press release suggesting that the results of certain nations seemed to be suspiciously out of line with the general voting trend on the night. They have requested notarised copies of the televoting results from the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Malta, Sweden and Norway. They have also suggested the EBU should be forced to investigate more fully the situation reported with the Irish televote which arrived too late for use and was substituted by that of a back up jury in which Russia failed to score highly.

"It is very difficult to explain why a very popular group got no points," Channel One spokesman Igor Burenkov said on Ekho Moskvy radio. Burenkov said Tatu's loss appeared to be politically motivated. "Eurovision is all about politics," he said. "All those who have won in recent years are countries entering the European Union: Estonia, Latvia and, this time, Turkey." Estonia and Latvia are to enter the EU next year. Turkey's bid remains at the negotiating table.

t.A.T.u. manager Ivan Shapovalov was left to wonder down the well worn path of whining that it was politics that decided the winner, "Our attempt to convert the support for t.A.T.u. into support for Russia through the Eurovision failed. The reasons are political. The Eurovision uses music for political purposes alone, the artists and their relative popularity don't come into the equation," he told reporters.

Admitting that t.A.T.u. had failed to deliver in Riga, he suggested that Russia would do well to set up a rival contest, echoing the sour grapes expressed by Danish TV bosses when Malene earned relegation for DR in 2002. "We shouldn't try and gain admission to this established club, we should create our own contest in Moscow which will suit Russian interests. Music should become a part of the political process, rather than the other way round."

Clutching at straws, Shapovalov added, "Maybe we should have taken a backing chorus of school girls, but we decided not to bother with any backing singers. Whether the girls turned in a bad performance or not is not the point, in Eurovision they vote for the country and not the singer."

Contest organizers denied Wednesday that the outcome had been manipulated. "All the rules were followed," said European Broadcasting Union spokeswoman Aline Ingwersen.

Few Russians, though, are blaming politics for Tatu's loss. "It would have been better if they had kissed," read a headline in Moskovsky Komsomolets on Wednesday. "This has never been so embarrassing," Vyacheslav Petkun, the lead singer of pop group Tantsy Minus, told the newspaper. "That red-haired girl -- I don't know her name, Lena, isn't it? -- can't sing at all. And you could tell that from the very first second."

"Even if they say 100 times that they were cheated, it's still obvious that they just couldn't sing," rock singer Zemfira was quoted by MK as saying.

For their part t.A.T.u. have not made many comments apart from stating that they were very happy to have ended in third place and enjoyed the whole Eurovision experience; "We aren't disappoint with the third place on the ESC. We are glad to been part of a such great event," they told German radio.

Meanwhile British gossip magazine NEW suggests that the girls who have built their whole reputation on image and publicity seem to be tiring of the monster they have created. It would appear that t.A.T.u. may be on the verge of splitting up making "Not Gonna Get Us" their last single. According to the magazine, Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova have said, "We love the band but to be honest, we are getting sick of all the negative reaction. It can be hard as we love the job but want people to focus on the music and not just our private lives."
 

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Here are the results of the greek televote:

(12) Cyprus = 20702 :rolleyes:
(10) Russia = 6690
(8) Belgium = 5283
(7) Turkey = 4936
(6) Poland = 3271
(5) Spain = 2580
(4) Romania = 2512
(3) Israel = 2053
(2) Austria = 1853
(1) Croatia = 1381
Iceland = 1323
Norway = 1291
Ireland = 1222
France = 1162
Germany = 1076
The Netherlands = 1006
Malta = 779
Ukraine = 693
United Kingdom = 663
Portugal = 620
Estonia = 546
Bosnia Herzegovina = 398
Slovenia = 391
Latvia = 367
Sweden = 120
 

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Here are the results of the Swedish televote

12 NORWAY I'm not afraid to move on - Jostein Hasselgård = 28 239
10 GERMANY Let's get happy - Lou = 24 140
8 TURKEY Every way that I can - Sertab Erener = 21 701
7 ICELAND Open your heart - Birgitta Haukdal = 16 780
6 AUSTRIA Weil der mensch zählt - Alf Poier = 14 107
5 NETHERLANDS One more night - Esther Hart = 13 405
4 SPAIN Dime - Beth = 11 141
3 POLAND Keine grensen - Ich Troje = 11 127
2 RUSSIA Ne verj, ne boisja - t.A.T.u = 10 892
1 ROMANIA Don't break my heart - Nicola = 8 518
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Ne beini - Mija Martina Barbaric = 7 130
BELGIUM Sanomi - Urban Trad = 7 121
SLOVENIA Na na na - Karmen Stavec = 7 013
IRELAND We've got the world tonight - Mickey Joe Harte = 5 924
ESTONIA Eighties coming back - RUFFUS = 5 776
GREECE Never let you go - Mando = 5 460
UKRAINE Hasta la vista - Olexandr Ponomarjov = 4 708
FRANCE Monts et merveilles - Louisa Baileche = 4 627
CROATIA Vise nisam tvoja - Claudia Beni = 3 618
LATVIA Hello from Mars - F.L.Y. = 3 215
MALTA To dream again - Lynn Chircop = 3 100
ISRAEL Many words for love - Lior Narkis = 2 377
CYPRUS Feeling alive - Stélios Konstantás = 1 824
PORTUGAL Deixha-me sonhar - Rita Guerra = 1 392
UNITED KINGDOM Cry baby - Jemini = 1 194
 

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The results of the Estonian vote:

Russia = 9,347 (Neighbourly Voting?)
Norway = 8,725
Belgium = 5,165
Sweden = 4,812
Austria = 3,914
Latvia = 3,620
Poland = 2,406
Ukraine = 1,960
Germany = 1,773
Iceland = 1,612
Ireland = 1,528
Romania = 1,513
Turkey = 1,504
Spain = 1,491
Netherlands = 1,139
Cyprus = 1,041
France = 1,005
Malta = 834
UK = 683
Israel = 666
Slovenia = 657
Greece = 550
Croatia = 418
Portugal = 289
Bosnia Herzegovina = 176 :eek:
 

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Had the French televote not worked, this is how their backup Jury would've voted:

United-Kingdom 1 Pt :bounce:
Norway 2 Pts
Netherlands 3 Pts
Croatia 4 Pts
Iceland 5 Pts
Turkey 6 Pts
Spain 7 Pts
Sweden 8 Pts
Belgium 10 Pts
Slovenia 12 Pts

It's a shame that their televoting didn't fail ;)
Bring back the full Jury system, these votes prove that the Juries are not politically minded/biased in comparison with a public televote!!! Lets get a petition and send it to the EBU ;) LOL
 

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The Cypriot Voting Results (Top 10 Only)
These are ridiculous!!! :fiery: :rolleyes:

1.Greece 2.243 (Tut-Tut)
2.Russia 506
3.Turkey 489
4.Ireland 440
5.Spain 432
6.Iceland 323
7.Austria 287
8.Belgium 280
9.Romania 238
10.Sweden 160

I wonder how many votes the country in 25th place got ;) (Probably United Kingdom with 1 vote ;))
 

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Anything from Turkey??

Bosnia don't have it because like Russia we had a jury to vote...
 
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