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”.