We did a series of articles on three of the well regarded entries. It’s time to see how we did. Let’s jump right in! Italy What we said: If Brividi is in the top 5 after the jury vote, they… Read morePathways to victory 2022 review￼
Unprecedented Kalush Orchestra’s massive 631 points total score is not a record in-and-of-itself. However, Stefania has set several records: Highest ever televote score: 439 points Highest ever average televote score: 11.25 (nearly 12 points) Highest ever percentage of maximum televote… Read moreStefania’s Triumph
Mere moments about the EBU released the Grand Final draw performance order: Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off Romania: WRS – Llámame Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do… Read moreDrill down: 2022 Grand Final Performance order
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￼
What is happening in Ukraine is horrible–and the West needs to do more. Thinking this will stop at Ukraine is naive, at best. Barring Russia from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 was an obviously appropriate tack to take. It’s… Read moreSlava Ukraini: Ukraine beyond the numbers￼
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