Pathways to #Eurovision victory 2022: Ukraine

This year’s Vidbir, the Ukrainian national selection, was won by Kalush Orchestra with Stefania. Eventually: Or, rather, Kalush Orchestra was given the opportunity to represent Ukraine after the original victor in their national final withdrew: once again, the issue of… Read morePathways to #Eurovision victory 2022: Ukraine

Pathways to #Eurovision victory 2022: Sweden

This year’s Melodifestivalen was won by Cornelia Jakobs with Hold Me Closer: After a relatively weak performance in 2021—where Tusse’s Voices finished 14th in the Grand Final—many fans wondered if SVT’s formula for persistently high ranking entries was losing its… Read morePathways to #Eurovision victory 2022: Sweden

First thoughts on the 2021 #Eurovision Grand Final

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

Double up: The Journey from Qualifier to #Eurovision Grand Final Victory

Except for 2005 (when Helena Paparizou’s My Number One was prequalified thanks to Greece’s 2004 result) and 2010 (when Big Five member Germany’s Lena won with Satellite) every Eurovison winner since 2004 has qualified from its semi-final. This is true… Read moreDouble up: The Journey from Qualifier to #Eurovision Grand Final Victory

#Eurovision 2019: Did the Cheap-and-Cheerful Qualification metric hold up?

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?