Feh! Russia wins Eurovision. I stay up way too late to watch. Boaz at least does not embarrass us, as he ends up in the top ten, garnishing points from many countries. (Personally, I think he did a great job with a really great song.) A few surprises: some of the other plastic entries that I expected to do well (Poland and Sweden, for example) ended up near the bottom. UK finished in a very undeserved last place, while Germany was also at the bottom (and rightly so). Check out some interesting links here and some very strange statistics here. What never ceases to amaze me is that for some people in Europe, joke entries like those of Spain and Latvia were clearly the favorites, as they received top points a few times (though still not coming close to being real contenders).