Monthly Archives: May 2013

Farid Mammadov, Azarbaijan 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

Voting confusion in the ESC Final

After the Eurovision final, the split jury / televote has been revealed in some countries, and this has lead to a roar of disapproval for the current jury system. In…

Emmelie de Forest, Denmark, Eurovision Winner 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

Western Europe took Eurovision back

With Denmark’s and Emmelie de Forest’s win in Malmö last Saturday, Western Europe finally took Eurovision back from the grip of the Soviet Union. Except for the somewhat extraordinary victory…

Petra Mede, Eurovision Hostess 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

The true winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2013

In the Eurovision final, Denmark received most points from the other European countries, and thereby left Malmö victorious. But the true winner of Saturday’s show, was Swedish Television and hostess…

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3-4 possible winners

  39 competing countries have become only 26. The level of the final is better than for a long time – although the final has a far better second half…

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Semi Final 2: No surprise exits

  The favourites went through also from the second Eurovision Semi Final on Thursday, which means there has been no surprise exits this year. Or… Wait a minute.. The BIG…

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Who makes it from the second semi final?

  The day of the second semi final is upon us, and this is definitely a weaker one than the first. Which means an easier way for the big favourites….

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First semifinal: All favourites through to the final

  So far, so good. All the favourites for this year’s Eurovision trophy went through from Semi Final one. SVT made a magnificent show, and Petra Mede will definitely be…

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First semifinal: Who will proceed to the final?

  Tomorrow is the first of this year’s semifinals. Tonight is the jury semi final, where 50% of the result is decided, and tomorrow is the televised show where the…

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Bookmaker Analyzis: 1 week before the final

As we enter the Eurovision week, what does the bookmakers tell us? Usually the bookies are right about the winners – the bookmaker favourites won seven out of the ten…

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Sweden 2013: You – Review

  Song: You Performer: Robin Stjernberg The home country is always to be recognized in Eurovision, and usually always end up with high placings. Sweden has a good record in…