Tag Archives: 2013


“Professional” Eurovision juries vote like amateurs

As the EBU still refuses to announce the full split jury / televote result per country, some of the national broadcasters have recently released their jury results themselves. This has…

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…


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


United Kingdom 2013: Believe in me – Review

  Song: Believe in me Performer: Bonnie Tyler Bonnie Tyler has a big name in many European countries, but big names are not equal to success in Eurovision. And –…


Spain 2013: Contigo hasta el final – Review

  Song: Contigo hasta el final Performer: ESDM Where did the up-tempo summer hit pop songs from Spain go? This year Spain is trying to distance itself from the traditional…


Italy 2013: L’essenziale – Review

  Song: L’essenziale Performer: Marco Mengoni For the first time since 1997 will a Sanremo Song Contest winner represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest. This is a long awaited…