Eurovision Rewatch: Madrid 1969 (20:00 BST)

dmlaw

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These jurors have a really admirable level of integrity. If we tried to use this scoring system today, it would be ten points to Greece from Cyprus.
 

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I think they just announced Massiel as the winner.
 

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Did they introduce a tie-breaker the following year, or did it take a while?
In 1970:
To avoid an incident like in 1969, a tie rule was created. It stated that, if two or more songs gained the same number of votes and were tied for first place, each song would have to be performed again. After which each national jury (other than the juries of the countries concerned) would have a show of hands of which they thought was the best. If the countries tied again, then they would share first place.
 

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Loads of countries withdrew in 1970 so I presume the rule was added pretty quickly.
 

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Did they introduce a tie-breaker the following year, or did it take a while?
Next year. Tied songs would be performed again and then the other juries would decide the winner by show of hands.
 

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Thankfully Salome gets quicker and quicker. Hopefully the other songs will follow the same method.
 

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