[EM] Interesting use of Borda count

Olli Salmi olli.salmi at uusikaupunki.fi
Sat Jan 26 06:34:39 PST 2002

I'm not sure if this is very interesting. This year's Eurovision Song
Contest is approaching. The winner is elected by a kind of Borda count.
Each participating country has 11 votes. They give 12 points to the song
they think is best, and from ten to one for the next ones. The points of
course are given from the bottom up to make the procedure more
entertaining. Does the lack of 11 make any great difference?

The contest arouses great passions. Sweden is using a six tier series of
contests to choose their entry. The Finnish final is tonight.

Olli Salmi

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