How Icelandic votes will be decided?
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – The lawyers in Iceland are going on strike and it seems it will take long and therefore it will affect the Eurovision Song Contest participation of the country. How? Well jury votes in each country have to be certified by notaries and the long last strike in Iceland is not leaving many options to the Icelandic national broadcaster.
Well the fan sites as usual created a panic, even claiming that the country’s entry “Unborken” will be disqualified or even that there is a jeopardy on whether Iceland will be allowed to vote. Hold your horses! EBU is not an insane institute because there are many options, aren’t they?
First the country can use only tele voting, second we might have an end to the strike by the time Eurovision semifinals and final take place and third, there might be an exception from the strikers in order for the country to normally follow the EBU guides for the Eurovision voting. But in no case there will be the end of the world as some already published on the web (and the call oikotimes unprofessional, ha!)