What is happening in Ukraine is horrible–and the West needs to do more. Thinking this will stop at Ukraine is naive, at best. Barring Russia from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 was an obviously appropriate tack to take. It’s… Read moreSlava Ukraini: Ukraine beyond the numbers￼
I wrote a thing for my pals over at ESCinsight: A different kind of buzz: Croatia, Lorde, and Māori at Eurovision.
The results from Thursday night were a bit tidier than Tuesday. As there were 17 entries competing for 10 spots in the Grand Final, each Semi-Final Two entry had a 59 per cent chance of qualification—so it was, at least… Read moreSemi-Final Two of the 2021 #Eurovision Song Contest
Thanks to political insurrection and subsequent rather lame-arsed hegemon trolling, Belarus was removed from this year’s Eurovision after having been allocated to the first semi-final. As a result, there were only 16 entries competing for 10 spots in the Grand… Read moreSemi-Final One of the 2021 #Eurovision Song Contest
There is a lot of 2021 data sitting on our server. So much data. In addition to the scores allocated to entries, we have added a range of categorical variables to see if we can find anything predictive in the… Read moreThe Curious Case of Malta in the 2021 #Eurovision
A plethora of other (awesome) websites have been crunching much of the data from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Rather than cover the same terrain, we have decided to “make the road by walking”: endeavouring to focus on other aspects… Read more#Eurovision 2021 Grand Final Surprises
Wasn’t it great to have the Eurovision back? And aren’t we all indebted to the EBU and Dutch host broadcasters for delivering three great shows (six if one includes the jury rehearsals)? We are all winners! But Måneskin, they are… Read moreThe #Eurovision 2021 Grand Final medallists
We have updated the League Table page of this site. Take a look here!
We ran several predictive articles as of late. It is time to keep ourselves honest. *sadtrombone* The top 5 from each of the juries and televotes are guaranteed finalists Our cheap-and-cheerful method to predict qualifiers from the semi-finals to guess… Read moreChecking back on 2021 predictions and prognostications
Let’s start with the awesome stuff! Kudos Congratulations Måneskin for winning the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. This is Italy’s third victory—but their first where televoting was an aspect of the scoring system. Italy’s 524 votes included 206 jury votes and… Read moreFirst thoughts on the 2021 #Eurovision Grand Final