Brit Awards 2007 gets set for live text voting

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britawards.jpgWell, it was only a matter of time, I suppose. This year’s Brit Awards will be the first to feature live text voting on the night itself. Sadly, this doesn’t mean you can text abuse from your sofa to get Oasis hustled off-stage early during their show-closing hits medley. Although it’s a thought.

Instead, viewers of the live TV broadcast will be able to vote during the show for the Best British Single. There is a webpage telling you how it’ll work, but at the time of writing, it’s just throwing up a friendly Apache Tomcat HTTP Status 404 message on my computer (Mac/Firefox), which doesn’t bode well.

Nevertheless, the Brits promise to be one of the most high-profile SMS-voting events yet. Although the danger of relying on keen texters is that Crazy Frog will hop away with the prize…

Stuart Dredge
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