Analysis

Eurovision 2016: Thoughts On The New Voting

Eurovision 2016 – The best part of the day after the grand final is going through the results and analyzing the heck out of them. You guys looked into some of the interesting results that happened this year so we want to share them. Plus, the new voting happened, not just in format, the voting […]

Eurovision Times: 2015 Site in Review

Eurovision Times 2015 – As another year draws to a close we’ve had another look at the Eurovision Times site stats and again are humbled. So as we head towards 2016 and another New Year, have a look back at the figures with us for 2015…

Eurovision 2015: Semifinal 2 Split Results

Eurovision 2015 – We made it through the exciting night and now that the full split results have been released, for both the two semifinals and the final, we’ll make articles as we analyze them: now the full results for the second semifinal!

Eurovision 2015: Semifinal 1 Split Results

Eurovision 2015 – We made it through the exciting night and now that the full split results have been released, for both the two semifinals and the final, we’ll make articles as we analyze them: now the full results for the first semifinal!

Eurovision 2015: Italy Won the Televoting!

 Eurovision 2015 – With the Swedish win being still celebrated, the full split results have been released, for both the two semifinals and the final. We’ll make articles as we analyze them: first up, the shock reveal that Italy won the televoting!

Eurovision 2015: Check Out the Semifinals Results

Eurovision 2015 – With the Swedish win being still celebrated, the full split results have been released, for both the two semifinals and the final. We’ll make an article once all points are counted to see the split results, but for now, discover the overall semifinal results!

Eurovision 2014: All Semifinal Results

Eurovision 2014 – As soon as the contest was over, the EBU published the full televote and jury results (including each jury’s vote). Here you’ll find the semifinals’ results with 100% jury, 100% televote and most importantly with the old split results prior to the 2013 changes. Tell us what you think!

Eurovision 2014: All Final Results

Eurovision 2014 – As soon as the contest was over, the EBU published the full televote and jury results (including each jury’s vote). Here you’ll find the contest’s results with 100% jury, 100% televote and most importantly with the old split results prior to the 2013 changes. Tell us what you think!

Editorial: Looking Back on 2012

Editorial – I made it an habit to publish a long editorial about the year just passed which features both a personal opinion on the songs and the contest and analysis of the results. After 2010 and 2011, I promised 2012 and never actually got to publish it. As the 2013 post-contest fever comes down, […]

Eurovision and Twitter: Research on Most Tweeted About Acts

Twitter – There have been several academic research projects in the past based on Eurovision, but the latest shows some interesting facts about Eurovision and the use of the social networking site Twitter in last year’s contest in Baku. The annual Internet Research conference, which is being held in the UK today, saw a paper […]

Voting Analysis (5): Who Voted for the Bottom 15?

  Voting Analysis – We already looked at Sweden, Russia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Estonia and the Top 15. Today we continue with the countries that achieved the places 15-26. Who voted for them, why and how important were traditional voting patterns. Here we go:

Voting Analysis (4): Who Voted for the Top 15?

  Voting Analysis – We already looked at Sweden, Russia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Albania and Estonia. Today we continue with the countries that achieved the places 7-15. Who voted for them, why and how important were traditional voting patterns. Here we go:

Voting Analysis 2012 (3): Who Voted for Albania and Estonia?

  Voting Analysis – Two ballads, two small countries. Albania achieved its best result a week ago, when Rona Nishliu came 5th. Estonia repeated their good place from Moscow and came 6th. Both entries were entirely performed in the national language. But who voted for the two entries? And why?

Voting Oddities: Lithuania + Georgia = Love

  Voting Analysis – The Eurovision voting is infamous for its exchange of 12 points between neighbors. The most well-known example being the couple  Greece-Cyprus. Recently Romania-Moldova and Turkey-Azerbaijan have been added to the harmonious couples. There is one pair however that seems like a misfit: Lithuania and Georgia. Every year the exchange of high […]

Score Analysis (2): The Final – Part Two

  Score Analysis – The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 is now over and we can look at the score to analyze it. Which country achieved its best result ever, which country didn’t qualify yet again and were any old records broken?  We already analyzed the second half of the scoreboard in the final, today we […]

Voting Analysis 2012 (2): Who Voted for Russia and Serbia?

  Voting Analysis – The Russian grannies and Zeljko Joksimovic were the only one’s who had a remote chance of catching the runaway winner of Eurovision 2012 from Sweden. Both of these countries’ have often been criticized for being among the biggest beneficiaries of block voting. But who voted for the two entries? And why?

Voting Analysis 2012 (1): Who Voted For Sweden?

  Voting Analysis – Welcome to the voting analysis of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. In the coming days we will look closely at the Top 10 of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and find out who voted for whom. Today we start with the winner of this year: Sweden!

Score Analysis 2012 (1) : The Final – Part One

  Score Analysis – The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 is now over and we can look at the score to analyze it. Which country achieved its best result ever, which country didn’t qualify yet again and were any old records broken? Today, we start by analyzing the places 13-26 of the Eurovision Final. Stay tuned […]

Prediction: The First Semi-Final

  Eurovision 2012 – In less than 24 hours we will know the ten lucky countries that will qualify from semi-final one. In this editorial I would like assess each countries’ chances to qualify(according to yours truly). So here we go:

Eurovision 2011 Voting Analysis: The Balkan League in the Semi-Finals

Editorial – As with every year, the cries of “bloc voting” called loudly as the winners Ell & Nikki from Azerbaijan were announced the winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. After receiving votes from thirty countries, nineteen at the level of 8-points or higher, it seemed clear to the roaring fans of Sweden, Italy, […]

Editorial: OGAE Votes For Camp! What Else Is New?

OGAE – The traditional annual OGAE vote has started again. OGAEs from every country imaginable will announce their votes in the coming weeks. One thing is clear already: Camp will rule and the actual final result on May 14 will be as close to the OGAE result as Moscow is to Lisbon and as Dana […]

Eurovision 2011: Who will return?

Eurovision 2011 – This year there were more rumors and speculations about possible returns, debuts and withdrawals than in any other year. There were also more (predominantly positive) surprises concerning the list of participating nations. In total 42 countries (nothing official yet) will compete for the ‘Grand Prix’ in Düsseldorf next May. An official list […]

How to write a Eurovision winner

In the press -“What’s the main ingredient of a winning Eurovision lyric?” asks BBC journalist Mark Savage in his article, and his answer is “love”.  Savage looked at the lyrics of each of the winning songs since 1956 and analysed the words that are used. “Love” accounts for an impressive 2% (one in 50 words […]

Score analysis 6: Semifinal 1

17. Latvia – Aisha – What for? From 2005 until 2008 Latvia always made it to the final, but last year and this year, they were less fortunate. In 2009 they came last with “Intars Busulis” in the second semifinal and this year they repeat this failure coming last in the first semifinal. Aisha’s singing […]

Voting analysis 8: Who voted for Denmark?

Denmark – Chanée and N’evergreen achieved the best result in years for the Scandinavian country just a month ago in Oslo. Their Eurovision-popsong “In a moment like this” got points from a lot of European countries and thus reached 4th place behind Germany, Turkey and Romania.Was the Scandinavian block at work again? And who also […]

Score analysis 5: Places 01-05

05. Azerbaijan – Safura – Drip Drop Safura was the big favourite this year to win the competition and there is no doubt that the Azeri delegation excepted nothing less than to take home the crown. All the money spent for choreography, video and promotion “only” resulted in a 5th place. 2010 saw Azerbaijan’s 3rd […]

Voting analysis 7: Who voted for France?

France – The World Cup wasn’t even a month away from the Eurovision Song Contest this year and so France3 decided to promote their official World Cup song through the Contest. Jessy Matador’s 12th place is one of the better positions France has achieved in recent years, which apparently didn’t help the French Équipe to […]

Score analysis 4: Places 06-10

10. Ukraine – Alyosha – Sweet people The Ukraine has only participated for 8 years but has already achieved a win and 2 second places. They never failed to qualify for the final, either. Last year Svetlana Loboda only reached 12 th place with her “hell machine”, which for sure was a disappointment for the […]

Voting analysis 6: Who voted for Romania?

Romania – Paula Seling and Ovi achieved the best Romanian result ever with “Playing with fire”: a third place! They were third in 2005 too tough with Luminiţa Anghel & Sistem and “Let me try”.Romania has also never failed to qualify for a Eurovision Final since the introduction of the semifinal(s) But who helped Romania […]

Score analysis 3: Places 11-15

15. Spain – Daniel Diges – Algo pequenito This 15th place is the best result achieved by a Spanish entrant since 2004, when Ramón reached the Top 10 with “Para llenarme de ti”. To the second to last place last year in Moscow this is a huge improvement for the Southern European country. In 2005,2006 […]