Nine Things We Expect From Portugal And Eurovision 2018
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We’re off to Portugal, and while we await the almost inevitable decision to host it in Lisbon, Ewan Spence looks forward to what else we can expect from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.

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The 2017 Grand Final: Crunching the Numbers

Aside from the historic win for Portugal—having made their début in 1964 their 53 year wait is a new record—there’s a lot to drill into regarding the numbers this year. But for the first time since 2014 the juries and public agreed on who was the best—overwhelmingly so. This year’s continuation of the split jury/televote […]

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Spotter’s Guide To The Eurovision 2017 Grand Final
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With an unexpectedly tight race emerging, John Lucas presents a Spotter's Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Grand Final.

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Growing Gimmicks and Narratives –  Cutting Down The Tall Poppies

Can the drive to produce a great story to bring the Eurovision season to a rousing finish lead to a serious case of Tall Poppy Syndrome? Sharleen Wright thinks so.

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Does Performing After An Advert Break Weaken Your Chances?

With an audience putting the kettle on, buying another pint or waiting in line for the toilet, it can be easy to see why performing after an advert break is a disadvantage. But is it? Ben Robertson does the maths so you don't have to.

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