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Not Often Heard Show 7 (Feat. Eurovision Preview - Semi 1)

Not Often Heard Show 7 (Feat. Eurovision Preview - Semi 1)

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H & Claire, Destiny Chukunyere, Mandy Smith, Eighth Wonder, Naomi Campbell and more.

Boy Bands, Girl Bands, Eurovision Near-misses and songs you thought you'd forgotten!! We are the show that brings it all back to you! Mark and Vikki join Gary this time to look at the songs in Semi Final 1 of Eurovision 2016. We also have our regular features, Not Often Connected, Back to Back to the 90's and the A to Z of Swedish pop. You can find us on Twitter/Facebook and Instagram, just search for Not Often Heard!


Daniel Wright

*shock* calling yourself Eurovision fans.

There were 43 songs in this year's contest but after Romania were kicked out leaves us with 42 songs.

I did however find most of this year's songs a little too "middle of the road"/"Jury Fodder" making very few challenges to be the runaway winner, but this could be due to the new scoring system.

Instead of the Juries and Televote having a 50:50 stake in a countries scoring, we have two separate set of points.
The jurors 8,10 and 12 will still be read out with points 1 - 7 added to the scoreboard automatically.
The televotes however will be combined (in the view that the diaspora will be less evident when you combined 42 sets of 12,10,8-1) only the televotes top 10 country will be announced, the other 16 countries total points will be added automatically.

The idea is that it will be harder to spot a runaway from the early votes, and could possibly have something that scored 11th with the Jury end up in 4th position after Televotes.

It does however make me wonder if they'll announce the bigger numbers in French also.

"Pour La Royamme Uni, deux cent soixante-six points" (UK 266 points <- not bloody likely but nice to dream)