I haev been thinknig abuot the way that the conteest coudl be fairre. There shuold be rules that say the follownig;
A) eACH AREA OF eUROPE IS DIVIDDED INTO fOUR SECTIONS:
wESTERN, BALKAN, BALTIC AND MEDITTERARANEAN.
Six countries then go forwadr from each gruop:
You could then see the line up of countreis looking like this:
6) The Netherladns
10) United Kingdom
13) Bosnia and Herz....
B): THE BIG FOUR SHOULD ALWAYS GET AUTOMATIC QUALIFIFICATION AS THEY CONTRIBUTE MORE MONEY. tHE THRE REMAINING PLACES IN THE WESERN GROUP WOULD BE LOTTERY. THE FIVE REMAINING COUNTRIES WOULD BE BY LOTTERY AND THE SIX EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WOULD BE BY LOTTERY. tHERE WOULD BE NO SEMI-FINAL.
The lowest scoring countries in each group (bar the big four) would be removed from the lottery the following year. Only participating countries would vote. This would make it much faiere.