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
“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.
The first 2018 semi-final offered an embarrassment of riches: there being a sense of disappointment with what would follow on Thursday seemed inevitable. But even with a lowered set of expectations, what was delivered on Thursday felt, with a few… Read moreLisbon 2018 Retrospective: Semi-Final Two #eurovision #allaboard
While this site is focused on data derived from the Eurovision, we are not inured to other developments around the Contest. The Ukrainian decision is incredibly short sighted. But this also highlights how the EBU needs to get its own… Read moreon boycotts
My latest for ESCInsight – which considers the extent to which Stalin might have tipped the public in Jamala’s favour–can be found here.
I’ve done some analysis of this year’s top 3 over at ESCinsight. com Take a look.
Still write the odd piece for ESCInsight (a grand group of people). My latest was an analysis of how widespread resonance for the message of 1944 might be across the Eurovision televoting public. As a child of the Irish diaspora,… Read moremoonlighting at ESCInsight: When Strangers are Coming
We have one semi-final behind us and the next looms large. Whilst 80 per cent accuracy isn’t bad, the perfectionists at 58points.com aspire to, well, perfection. But we are sticking with our 2016 model to see if it does any… Read more2016 Semi-Final Two Prediction: Our Infinitely Reliable Non-Scientific Model