It's never been Eurovision Singing Contest. It's song contest, so best voice has never mattered. Just like when people listen to music, really. My favorite artists aren't necessarily the artists that I think are the best singers. There's got to be something else there too. Israels's singer had a good voice, the song had a great message, ok lyrics and she had a good attitude. BUT........ that's as optimistic as I can be. The chicken thing was horrendous!!!! But then again, Crazy Frog was a massive hit once, so peoples' taste can be very strange. Eurovisions history is filled with weird entries. All the way from the 70s to present day. Dschinghis Khan comes to mind. Weird as heck, but in a fun way which makes it good. And didn't Ireland once send a singing turkey to represent them? When you first hear/see these odd numbers, the reaction is like WTF?!?! But they are also the acts that you remember the most. And when some years has passed, you can look back on these weird songs or performances you can smile or laugh about it all - with more loving feelings. Like with the Russian grannies baking... First reaction: WTF?! What a joke! Are people really voting for this crap?! Reaction now: Naaawww... they were so cute!!!! PS: no, Israel is not in Europe. But it's a country the UN created out of nothing to give the jews as an excuse for the 2nd world war. It's the piece of land that America & Europe stole from the muslims to give to the jews - and still America's little sweetheart. So we pretty much have to include them. Australia is kinda like a UK colony. So we have to include them like an annoying little sister who is following us around.