As the voting system for the Eurovision Song Contest has evolved, so have the routes toward the crystal microphone. The douze points framework is now in its fourth decade, but how it has been deployed continues to change. The current iteration separates… Read morePathways to victory: Recent recipes for #Eurovision success
the 2018 Grand Final result was clear and unremarkable. John Egan takes a look at some of the numbers.
Portugal’s 2017 victory was a landmark: a first victory after 50 attempts, a non-English language victory for only the second time in the televote era, and the first aligned victory (in terms of jury and public rankings) since 2014. All of which makes for a comprehensive victory…unless all is not necessarily as it seems, if you dig a bit deeper. So dig we have. Or at least tried
We were at the Swedish and Estonian national finals. Which got us thinking (again) about national final voting systems. You can read our analysis here. Perhaps someday we will take on the gauntlet that is the Lithuanian system. After we… Read moreMelodifestivalen, Eestilaul and voting
Whilst we won’t be in Kyiv, circumstances have conspired for appearances at both Eestilaul and the Melodifestivalen final. Bringing my skates to get my winter on (how Canadian). If you’ll be in Tallinn or Stockholm let us know!
It’s been happening for years. As long as there’s been a live voting sequence at the Eurovision Song Contest some countries seem to be more…supportive…of one another. Thus, in this article we focus our lens on the Scandi bloc and it’s voting history in the semi-final era of the Eurovision Song Contest.