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
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
Mere moments ago the EBU released this year’s running order: 🇨🇾 Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo 🇦🇱 Albania / Anxhela Peristeri – Karma 🇮🇱 Israel / Eden Alene – Set Me Free 🇧🇪 Belgium / Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place 🇷🇺 Russia / Manizha – Russian Woman 🇲🇹 Malta / Destiny – Je Me Casse 🇵🇹 Portugal /… Read more2021 #Eurovision Running Order Analysis
Today the 2020 Eurovision season kicked up a notch. There was the “insignia exchange ceremony” from the Tel Aviv organizers to those from Rotterdam (which is mildly interesting) and the allocation draws for the semi-finals (which is very interesting). I… Read moreThe 2020 #Eurovision semi-final allocation draw
As has been a trend in recent years, one of the semifinal winners triumphed on Saturday night. As the credits rolled on Tuesday, many pundits rightly assumed that Kate Miller-Heidke’s Zero Gravity had a lot of momentum. And they were… Read more#Eurovision 2019: Aussie Aussie Aussie (why why why)
In a recent article, we postulated: What emerges quickly is that entries ranked in the top 5 of either the jury or televote rankings of their semi-final qualifies for that year’s Grand Final. Well…we now have the full results… Read more#Eurovision 2019: Did the Cheap-and-Cheerful Qualification metric hold up?
In a live, competitive competition, what you do and when you do it both are important. But how important is the “when” bit, when the immediate goal is qualifying for the Grand Final? In this article John Egan looks at the question of Grand Final qualification in the two semi-final era of the Eurovision.
“Brutal.” “A bloodbath.” “So unfair.” “Toughest semi-final in history.” These were but a few of the comments made in the Lisbon bubble about the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest first semi-final. The overwhelming consensus was that Tuesday’s line-up of entries was… Read moreStrongest, toughest ever? 2018’s first #Eurovision semi-final in context
Does said membership disproportionately benefit a 12 member Russophone bloc’s preferred entry? Click through for a lengthy analysis!
the 2018 Grand Final result was clear and unremarkable. John Egan takes a look at some of the numbers.