...Research appears to confirm this -- a British computer expert has identified a "Balkan bloc" and a "Viking empire" of like-minded nations.
Like the European Union, Eurovision is changing, its center of gravity shifting eastward.
Winners these days are often from central and eastern Europe, where Europop rules the musical roost. Ukraine won in 2004, Turkey the year before that and Latvia in 2002.
Finally... "And there was good news also for Americans -- the event is soon to be replicated on U.S. television." Cool! Go west! :-)