In all the talk of winners, worthy songs, happy memories, and a general air of 'life is wonderful', John Egan wants to look somewhere else. We all know the songs that are the favourites, but what about the other end of the spectrum? What about the songs that nobody liked on the night? Is there 'a least favourite song of all time?'
Two live shows, twenty qualifiers, and one very big spreadsheet. Ewan powers up his Digital Nate Silver to analyse the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 semi-final draw and makes a prediction for the likely line-up to escape from Tuesday and Thursday night.
In this year's post-Eurovision discussions, the scoring coming out of the new ranking system is featuring heavily. Why are we getting such diverse results from the combination of the jury and the televote? Can you really finish second in a televote and still score no points? John Egan crunches some numbers to find out.