The Finger Points Outwards - No. 41: Eurovision Bloc Voting
On watching the Eurovision Song Contest, I again wondered if someone had tried to prove or disprove whether "bloc voting" takes place. Sure enough they have, and the results accord fairly well with my expectations. That is, bloc voting did start to pick up in the '90s, and gather momentum into the new millennium. Also, that bloc voting may affect who the eventual winner is, but only rarely. Certainly it didn't seem to affect it in 2012!