Euro(vision) Meltdown Fear

This was written for the @jfb57 100 word challenge (wk 12).  I found this to be quite a difficult challenge and it took me a while to settle on something.  I’ve written this from the point of view of a broadsheet newspaper.

The future of the Eurovision Song Contest was in jeopardy last night following the shock revelation that certain groups of countries were using their votes tactically in order that certain other countries were never contenders for the winner’s place.

The story came to light after the mobile phones of various members of the judging panel were hacked and voicemails relating to the scam were accessed.  The story was then leaked to the media.

“It was never about which country had the best song” a source close to the contest organisers was quoted as saying.  “It was always a political decision”.

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8 Responses to Euro(vision) Meltdown Fear

  1. jfb57 says:

    Brilliant! That brings back memories of recent news lines!! It has the right tone for a broadsheet too!

  2. Sally-Jayne says:

    You have imitated the style of a broadsheet really well – and I love the inclusion of phone hacking scandals in your story.

    I really envy those of you who are able to think laterally enough to see beyond the obvious currency reference and apply the headline to Eurovision, EuroDisney etc.

  3. Anna says:

    This is pure brilliance. And probably a lot closer to the truth than the organisers of said event would like. 😀

  4. Dughall McCormick says:

    Good stuff, Polly. I agree with Julia that you have not only got the journalistic style spot on, but it is also definitely ‘broadsheety’ in tone.

  5. Rowen says:

    Great post! Must look up this challenge – sounds good.

  6. susankmann says:

    This is fantastic, excellent work and very topical. I feel the very same about Eurovision x