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Lisbon 2018 Retrospective: Semi-Final Two #eurovision #allaboard

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 exceptions underwhelming. There was another element to the luck of the 2018 draw that seemed […]


The 2017 Semi-Final results: a review

As we await clarification about the dates (hopefully identical to 2017), city (hopefully Lisbon), and venue (hopefully MEO Arena) for 2018, we’ve drilled down a bit into the fortunes of this year’s semi-finalists. There were 18 songs competing in each semi-final and half of the pre-qualified countries’ juries and public also voted in each. Therefore, […]


Kyiv 2017 Semi-Final Pot Analysis @escinsight

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


What the 2016 Grand Final draw might tell us

In the dark of night they worked, cobbling together performance data, considering delegate importance and personalities, and calling upon their extensive experience as light entertainment producers to create something magical. But what does this year’s producer-led draw tell us?


Quick thoughts on the 2016 non-draw

Mere hours before the final tranche of tickets for this year’s Eurovision go on sale (good luck punters; use multiple browsers!), we have learned the dreadful “producer-led” draw for this year’s two semi-finals…