Terry Wogan Quits EurovisionAugust 12, 2008 at 10:19 pm | Posted in Music, Television | 4 Comments
In this year’s contest, Britain’s Andy Abraham only earned 14 points, while the Russian winner Dima Bilan bagged 272.
Commenting on the 2008 contest, Wogan said: “Days before the show, I knew Russia would win. The fact is, Putin was getting nasty, which means the former satellite states were always going to vote for Russia in order to keep the oil coming.
“It’s unfortunate, I suppose, but whereas we have always taken Eurovision with a pinch of salt, the former Eastern Bloc countries are not sufficiently versed in the ways of democracy to realise they are supposed to be voting for a song, not a next-door neighbour.”