After the suspicions of dirty dealings in the Maltese final, when a well timed power cut blew out one contestant's hopes much worse news comes out of Germany.
Gracia, the German participant of the Eurovision Song Contest, is being banned from the German charts due to chart manipulation.
This is an unparalleled incident in the 28-year-long history of chart identification. Gracia's producer, David Brandes, is under suspicion. For that reason, the songs of Vanilla Ninja and Virus Incorporation, groups also produced by him, will be deleted from the charts.
The horror, the thought that cheating or any form of impropriety could sully the good name of Eurovision democracy.