I'm not familiar with this contest but it sounds like fun.
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Actually, it was and is rather popular here in Europe; here's some more information:
There have been certain controversies, like in all the great events and challenges, and business, commerce, financial issues and conflicts had, sometimes, a certain influence on some results.
And one of my preferred ABBA songs is, much more than great Eurovision winner "Waterloo":
But for contests, this one illustrates the games of life:
It´s a music compeition which is for Europe( including a few non European countries like Israel, Azebadjan and Australia) every year. And this year it´s hosted in my country but I´m so disappointed of the song which we sent to Eurovision this year.