Spanish singer told to lose Eurovision?

Sarah Coles
Eurovision semi final
Eurovision semi final

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As the continent gears up for the flamboyant craziness of the Eurovision Song Contest final this weekend, Spain's contestant, Pastora Soler, says that individuals from Spain's broadcasters TVE have been joking with her that she should try not to win, because they can't afford to host the show next year.

But does the same go for other countries in the competition, and is there anyone deliberately fielding a hopeless entry in order to avoid hosting next year?