Seems rather incongruous that a great number of countries representatives sing their Eurovison songs in English despite the fact that this is not their mother language

Surely the whole point of this contest is a display of national identity by the competing countries and the natural extension of this concept are songs in their own language?

On the other hand, perhaps it all comes down to the fact that they percieve songs in their own langauge as being incapable of winning or alternatively that English should be the de facto language of Europe (that should please the French)

Nevertheless, why bother to have a Eurovison contest at all if the countries involved do not display their identity - all rather along the lines of 'block voting'

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