The Eurovision Times KnockOut 2017 – The oldest ET institution is back for its 7th running! Our knockout competition, TEKO 2017, is starting this weekend to crown our forum’s winner of the 43 (for now)-strong field for Kyiv! You’ll be able to vote in heats and duels, which will fill in this bracket.
There will be 13 groups with three countries each, two with two countries, and one for the three best second-placed countries. From there, they’ll compete against each other in duels, quarterfinals, semifinals, and ultimately a final, which will decide the winner of TEKO 2017! The allocations for the heats have been conducted in a top-secret ET location using the most cutting edge means… notebook paper and an empty chocolates container.
Forty three (very tiny) balls later, we’re ready to begin the competition!
The Rules: Every heat will have its own poll that will be open for 3 days. You can vote for any one country in each heat, and you’re free to vote in all the heats. However, the results of the voting will not be made public until the results are announced. Voting for different heats may be open at the same time, so be sure to check back frequently to make sure you vote in each one!
Round One: Group Stage
One country will advance to the second round from each group. The draw for TEKO 2017 was conducted on 15 March 2017 by a certified ET author (that’s me!) and resulted in the following groups:
Austria v. Belarus v. Finland
Moldova v. Portugal v. San Marino
Hungary v. Malta v. Spain
Greece v. Russia v. Poland
Australia v. Denmark v. Lithuania
Belgium v. France v. United Kingdom
Estonia v. Ireland v. Norway
Croatia v. Israel v. Serbia
Czech Republic v. Italy v. Slovenia
Azerbaijan v. Georgia v. Sweden
Cyprus v. the Netherlands v. Ukraine
Albania v. Germany v. FYR Macedonia
Armenia v. Bulgaria v. Romania
Montenegro v. Switzerland
Iceland v. Latvia
Best 2nd Place #1 v. Best 2nd Place #2 v. Best 2nd Place #3
Round Two: The Duels
The duels will be made up of the winners of the 16 groups. Each winner will advance to the quarterfinals.
Duel 1: Group 1 Winner v. Group 9 Winner
Duel 2: Group 2 Winner v. Group 10 Winner
Duel 3: Group 3 Winner v. Group 11 Winner
Duel 4: Group 4 Winner v. Group 12 Winner
Duel 5: Group 5 Winner v. Group 13 Winner
Duel 6: Group 6 Winner v. Group 14 Winner
Duel 7: Group 7 Winner v. Group 15 Winner
Duel 8: Group 8 Winner v. Group 16 Winner
Round Three: The Quarter-finals
The quarter-finals will be made up of the winners of the eight duels. Each winner will advance to the semi-finals.
Quarter-final 1: Duel 1 Winner v. Duel 2 Winner
Quarter-final 2: Duel 3 Winner v. Duel 4 Winner
Quarter-final 3: Duel 5 Winner v. Duel 6 Winner
Quarter-final 4: Duel 7 Winner v. Duel 8 Winner
Round Four: The Semi-finals
The semi-finals will be made up of the winners of the eight quarter-finals. Each winner will advance to the semi-finals.
Semi-Final 1: Quarter-final 1 Winner v. Quarter-final 2 Winner
Semi-Final 2: Quarter-final 3 Winner v. Quarter-final 4 Winner
The Final Round
This is it, the round that will decide the winner of TEKO 2017! It will be made up of the winners of the two semi-finals.
Final: Semi-final 1 Winner v. Semi-final 2 Winner
The first group, containing Austria, Belarus, and Finland, will open later today (Saturday)!