avatar 19 Dec 2012; 19:17 CET
written by Andy Simon

PORTUGAL, MEXICO, TURKEY, CYPRUS & ISRAEL HAVE 4 HOURS LEFT TO FIND THAT 1 MISSING VOTER!



4 hours before the end of the voting for the Grand Final of the Euro Friends Song Contest 2012, 108 people already cast their votes. The 12 jurymembers already sent in their votes and also 96 televoters from 29 countries voted so far.

Each country with a minimum of 3 voters will get full and independent voting power, which means all the votes coming from that country will be calculated together and translated into a top 10 from 1 to 8, 10 & 12 points. That top 10 will be presented during the Grand Final Gala by a spokesperson of that country. Countries with only 1 or 2 voters will see all their votes count together and translated as 1 top 10, the top 10 of the United Countries. Everybody can follow here how many voters his or her country already has.

This is the situation, 116 hours after the start of the voting, 4 hours before the end of the voting:
12 UNITED KINGDOM
08 SWEDEN
06 COSTA RICA
05 FINLAND
05 GREECE
05 GERMANY
04 NETHERLANDS
04 IRELAND
04 BELGIUM
03 FYR MACEDONIA
03 NORWAY
03 SWITZERLAND
03 FRANCE
03 DENMARK
03 LUXEMBOURG
03 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
03 SPAIN
03 SERBIA

02 PORTUGAL
02 MEXICO
02 TURKEY
02 CYPRUS
02 ISRAEL
01 GUATEMALA
01 SOUTH AFRICA
01 MALTA
01 AUSTRIA
01 AUSTRALIA
01 CANADA

13 countries already won full voting power in the past days, 5 countries joined the club today, being Denmark, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia and the USA.

The 18 countries with a minimum of 3 voters will each have a spokesperson reading the top 10 of their country in the Grand Final Gala on the 29th of December. Portugal, Mexico, Turkey, Israel and the USA are only missing 1 voter to gain full votingpower as well.

Everybody has 4 hours left to vote for their favorite songs out of the 25 songs in the Final of the Euro Friends Song Contest 2012:
01 SERBIA & MONTENEGRO: Lane moje - Zeljko Joksimovic (2004)
02 ITALY: Fiumi di parole - Jalisse (1997)
03 POLAND: To nie ja! - Edyta Gorniak (1994)
04 LUXEMBOURG: Tu te reconnaîtras - Anne-Marie David (1973)
05 SPAIN: Vuelve conmigo - Anabel Conde (1995)
06 ITALY: Si - Gigliola Cinquetti (1974)
07 FRANCE: L'oiseau et l'enfant - Marie Myriam (1977)
08 NORWAY: I evighet - Elisabeth Andreassen (1996)
09 ITALY: Gente di mare - Umberto Tozzi (1987)
10 ISRAEL: Hasheket shenish'ar - Shiri Maimon (2005)
11 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Lejla - Hari Mata Hari (2006)
12 ITALY: Non ho l'eta - Gigliola Cinquetti (1964)
13 SERBIA: Molitva - Marija Serifovic (2007)
14 SPAIN: Bailar pegados - Sergio Dalma (1991)
15 FRANCE: Je n'ai que mon âme - Natasha Saint-Pier (2001)
16 CROATIA: Neka mi ne svane - Danijela (1998)
17 ITALY: Rapsodia - Mia Martini (1992)
18 FRANCE: Un jour, un enfant - Frida Boccara (1969)
19 HUNGARY: What about my dreams? - Kati Wolf (2011)
20 LUXEMBOURG: Après toi - Vicky Leandros (1972)
21 ITALY: I treni di Tozeur - Alice & Franco Battiato (1984)
22 MONACO: Un banc, un arbre, une rue - Séverine (1971)
23 FRANCE: Le dernier qui a parlé … - Amina (1991)
24 SPAIN: Eres tu - Mocedades (1973)
25 PORTUGAL: Senhora do mar - Vânia Fernandes (2008)

Anybody with questions can send them to andysimon@euro-friends.com

CREDITS:
Text:
- written by: Andy Simon
- sources: Andy Simon
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