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Victory and the Russophone bloc in the #eurovision Grand Final

Does said membership disproportionately benefit a 12 member Russophone bloc’s preferred entry? Click through for a lengthy analysis!


#eurovision 2018 Grand Final Analysis

the 2018 Grand Final result was clear and unremarkable. John Egan takes a look at some of the numbers.


The peculiarities of a “landslide” #eurovision victory

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


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.


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?


Selecting a winner: national selections and televote bias

This weekend a number of participating broadcasters selected their entries for Stockholm. With the meeting at which entries are locked down less than a month away, there will be a surge of such selections in the coming weeks. One that I watched was Friday’s UK national selection. I was impressed with the overall show, though […]