With Semi-Final 1 ahead of us, the contenders for the glass microphone awarded to the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are becoming clear. Ewan Spence takes a look at the various paths to victory that the top songs are taking.
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.
For those relatively new to the world’s favourite Song Contest, there was a time when the semi-final qualification seemed like it would be the end of Eurovision. Beginning with its introduction in Istanbul 2004, it was readily apparent that countries without several ‘friends’—whether through linguistic and geographic neighbours, former co-citizens in now collapsed federations, or with […]
Super Finals creating an exciting end to many National Finals, as we all vote for a winner between the top entries. But does this extra round of voting help pick the best song? Ben Robertson investigates.