If the main story from Semi-Final One was (largely) about Kalush Orchestra, Semi-Final Two was (largely) about Cornelia Jakobs. Oh, and the drama. And drama there was! Let’s take a look. Sweden Is their wont, yet again in 202 Sweden… Read more2022 Eurovision Semi-Final Two analysis
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￼
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￼
This year’s Sanremo Festival was won by Mahmood and BLANCO with Brividi: Since February, Brividi has topped the Italian and Swiss charts and appeared in the top ten of Israel, Lithuania, and San Marino. Not many Eurovision entries chart elsewhere… Read morePathways to #Eurovision victory 2022: Italy
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
As is tradition, the EBU released the detailed scores from all three competitions as this year’s Grand Final came to a close. John Egan drills down into the numbers for the first semi-final. In our analysis of the Grand Final… Read more#Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final One: an Analysis
As another Eurovision season comes to a close, John Egan crunches some of the numbers from this year’s Grand Final. There are some surprises! For the second year in a row the bookies’ favourite has triumphed: congratulations to the Netherlands’… Read more#Eurovision 2019: the Grand Final Results
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
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