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It’s not the statistics, it’s the song!
Elaine Dove

It looks like our statistical analysis of the semi final draw last week has caused a lot of conversation online (especially on Facebook), with some people loving the idea, and others accusing us of spoiling the fun. But one of our Juke Box Jury judges, Elaine Dove, fees very strongly on the issues raised.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Epic Sax Guy #Fail
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We have the first draw for the semi-final, confirmation of our venue, news on the Hotel, two more confirmed songs, and news from around Europe. All in this week’s news from the world of Eurovision.

Eurovision Sabermetrics: A statistical analysis of today’s Semi Final draw

With the first draw for the semi finals made, it’s time to look at the countries that will be facing and voting for each other on the 22nd and 24th of May in our host city of Baku. And that means introducing Eurovision to the world of sabermetrics.

Why Eurovision? Well, I got a PhD out of it!

Who would have thought that what started as a childhood hobby would turn into something which would have such an impact upon my education and essentially my professional development? Not me – at least, not then!

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Runners, Riders, and Results
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Results from last week’s National Finals, news on the heats and finals going on this week, the complete entry list to Eurovision 2012 and music from Erica Mou. This week’s podcast, hosted as always by Ewan Spence.

Into the Valley of Song rode the Forty Three

We have our entry list, and the forty three countries who have submitted an application are known. As Eurovision 2012 takes shape, what’s drawing the attention of the ESC Insight team?

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