May 2015 archive

May 23

Finals – Azerbaijan buys Youtube views (again), Belgium crowd favourite, Sweden leading the odds

Today is the Eurovision 2015 Final! Are you ready to see who is going to get the honour of hosting next year’s Eurovision? Just like last year I went through and tracked the Youtube counts of each contestant. The results are below: Country Youtube Counts  1 Russia 6,929,010  2 Azerbaijan 5,811,387  3 Albania 4,266,511  4 …

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May 17

Austria

Up next is our hosts: Austria! After winning last year and winning in 1966, Austria has a varied record at Eurovision. Although they have won twice, they have gotten last place a grand total of eight times. In fact, between 2004 and 2014 Austria only qualified for the final twice and in those two years …

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May 17

Australia

Our next country is Australia! Yup, you read that correctly. In order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Eurovision and to emphasize the slogan of “building bridges” the EBU has decided to invite Australia to participate in the grand finale of Eurovision this year! From the way the announcement was made, it seems as though …

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May 16

France

Finally it’s France! In the early years France had done really well winning five times between 1956 and 1977. Since then France hasn’t done so well culminating in their first last place finish last year. This year they are sending Lisa Angell to sing N”oubliez pas (Don’t forget). Lisa has been singing for quite a few years …

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May 16

Germany

Next up is Germany! Germany hasn’t had the best history in Eurovision. Although they have participated in every single Eurovision competition, they have only won once and they have been last place five times. This year they are sending Ann Sophie to sing Black Smoke. Ann herself is a pretty song singer. She has one album out …

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May 15

Italy

Next in the finals is Italy! Italy has a fairly average Eurovision history, only winning twice and losing once. Additionally, they didn’t participate between 1998 and 2010. Since their return in 2011 Italy has been doing really well, usually receiving top 10. This year they are sending Il Volo to sing Grande Amore in hopes of another …

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May 15

Spain

Spain is our next country to look at. Spain has been middle of the line in recent years, although previously they had a very strong record having won a total of 2 times and only receiving last 4 times. Since their second place finish in 1995, Spain has yet to receive top 5, but hopefully …

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May 14

United Kingdom

Up next is the United Kingdom, one of the most successful countries in Eurovision history. Since 1957 they have won 5 competitions and only started doing poorly in recent years receiving last place in 2003, 2008 and 2010; only once ever getting nul points in 2003. Not only that, but until 1998, the UK had …

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May 14

Azerbaijan

Up next is Azerbaijan! Since joining in 2008 Azerbaijan has done really well. They have not only made every single finals show, but they had made top 10 almost every year (except last year) and have even won already. This year they are sending Elnur Huseynov to sing Hour of the Wolf in hopes of keeping up …

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May 13

Cyprus

Cyprus is the next country on our list! Since their 5th place finish in 2004, Cyprus has not done very well. Since then they have only qualified for the finals 3 times, and haven’t even made top 15 in those cases. In fact 5th place was the best that Cyprus has ever done in the …

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