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Eurovision Song Contest Garners Strong U.K. Ratings

28 May 2012 8:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

London -- The Eurovision Song Contest, billed as the world's most popular music competition, courted controversy before the territory sing-off tuned up and ended with some in the British media calling to pull out after the U.K. came in second to last, all but ignored in the highly politicized voting process. But despite the fact the U.K.'s Engelbert Humperdinck crooned his way to just 12 points, finishing next to last, the show garnered 9.6 million viewers in the country, according to figures from ratings agency Barb. Photos: Sundance London – Highlights from the Film and Music

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