post yfw france is in the last 5 again, for the 20th or so consecutive year.
[spoiler]I am french. feelsbadman.pepe[/spoiler]
I honestly think the neighbouring country thing isn't the only reason.
I think they vote because they have similar cultures, and so similar musical tastes. Also these songs are getting played on their TVs and radios for weeks before Eurovision, so they know them and can sing along.
The Irish one has been played a lot here in the UK, so I bet that we will give them a good vote.
But is has nothing to do with us being neighbours.
Also: You can't vote for your own song in your own country. You can vote for your countries' song if you're in another country.
So all the Poles currently in the UK can vote for Poland.