The votes and points allocations for tonight's Eurovision Song Contest are already known and available for anyone to read.
Estonia - Will give their 8, 9, 10 and 12 points to Finland, Russia, Lithuania and Latvia
Latvia - Will give their 9, 10 and 12 points to Estonia, Lithuania and Russia
Lithuania - Will five their 10 and 12 points to Estonia and Latvia
Greece Will give their 12 points to Cyprus
Cyprus will give their 12 points to Greece
Norway - Will give high scores to Sweden and Denmark
Denmark - Will gave high scored to Norway, Iceland and Sweden
All the Balkan countries - Will vote for each other
All ex Soviet states - Will vote vote for each other
This EXCLUSIVE story is based on the fact that Eurovision is not song contest, but is instead a means of allocating high scores to your friends and to hell with the music.
Eurovision used to have some kind of merit, but now it is a sad joke of an event, with only Terry Wogan's tongue in cheek sarcastic comments making it even remotely worth watching.
Do I think the UK will win ? no, our song is rubbish. However, had The Beatles miraculously reformed and sung Let it Be, we'd still finish with a low score. Your position in the final scores bares no relation to the song your entrant sings.
It's time for the BBC to pull the plug on this farce and save themselves several million pounds a year.
Update : - For an excellent piece of research in to Eurovision bloc voting, read http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/2/1.html which highlights that with Moldova and belarus joining, any country outside of a voting bloc can never hope to win whilst countries like italy and Luxembourg have already quit Eurovision in disgust.