Well, yes, Russia won. That is true. But just look at the Ukraine and be amazed at how well they do in this contest. And rightly so. No other country comes up with such a breath-taking variety of styles and acts, and nobody does so consistently well. Three entries out of six has made Top 2 in the voting.
There is no country quite like the Ukraine, and when we gather what songs were the most commercially successful this year, I think we will have another strong showing from the Ukraine there.
The entries of Ukraine with placings:
2003 Oleksandr "Hasta la vista"
2004 Ruslana "Wild dance"
2005 Greenjolly "Razom nas bahato"
2006 Tina Karol "Show me your love"
2007 Verka Serduchka "Dancing lasha tumbai"
2008 Ani Lorak "Shady Lady"
I think we could all be heading to Odesa some time in the near future...