58 Points on the national final trail

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!

Kyiv 2017 Semi-Final Pot Analysis @escinsight

My analysis of the results of the semi-final allocation for 2017 can be found here.

Any pot of gold? Some thoughts on the 2017 draw pots for Kyiv

Our friends at eurovision.tv have announced that the allocation draw for Kyiv happens on 31 January–a bit later than some years, but not too late by any stretch of the imagination. As we did last year, we thought an analysis would be appropriate. In advance of next weeks draw for semi-final allocations–and the spot in […]

Is timing everything? Early artist and song selection and success

Is it indeed November? Are we really a mere six months away from the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv? We are! And while it’s early in the selection cycle, things are slowly picking up. We have 43 ostensive participating countries broadcasters – though there is yet another chance to withdraw without penalty next month. […]

Not ignoring you; ignoring Valletta

As we move out of our antipodean “winter”, we are working on some new analyses. However, our embargo of the child exploitation labour version of the franchise continues.

Eurovision 2016 Semi-Final One: Crunching the Numbers

After a decent (nearly two months long) post-Eurovision break, here at 58points.com we are ready to dust off our calculators and typewriters and reboot the site. That wee voice is once again whispering in the back of our heads “there are data, lots of data.” We certainly love our data. We will start our reboot […]

Stalin = victory (ESCInsight)

My latest for ESCInsight – which considers the extent to which Stalin might have tipped the public in Jamala’s favour–can be found here.

2016 Grand Final: It All Adds Up

In this next article in our series looking back at the 2016 Contest we examine the overall Grand Final results. We identify the winners (yes, plural), and highlight how differential jury and televote scores are no longer squashed to the bottom of the leader board.

2016 Grand Final and Anti-Russian jury bias

Doubtless the PR machine around Europe’s favourite Song Contest loved the potential in a Russia versus Ukraine narrative. Since Jamala’s win, there have been some who think anti-Russian bias explains their loss. The data tell a different story…

Ukraine, Russia and Australia: my analysis for ESCInsight.com

I’ve done some analysis of this year’s top 3 over at ESCinsight. com Take a look.