The (Lack of) Wisdom of Crowds: Predictions Makes Fools of us All

The reveal of the semi-final running orders earlier this week lead a to a flurry of qualifier predictions from the Eurofandom. This reminded me of the myriad replies I got to a recent tweet calling out for the worst pre-Contest predictions. I've trawled through all the replies and quote tweets and collated the most popular … Continue reading The (Lack of) Wisdom of Crowds: Predictions Makes Fools of us All

PIF PAF PREVIEWS, PREFERENCES & PREDICTIONS PART 2: THE SECOND SUPER SATURDAY

Since the start of the Eurovision year on September 1st, we've had 19 entries for the 2021 Contest confirmed. That leaves, with just over nine days until the Heads of Delegation meeting, a total of 21 songs left to hear for the first time. Whilst I'm almost certain at this stage there'll be someone holding … Continue reading PIF PAF PREVIEWS, PREFERENCES & PREDICTIONS PART 2: THE SECOND SUPER SATURDAY

Let’s Keep Last Night Between Ourselves, Shall We?

About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, up popped the notification...the Romanian song was now on the official YouTube channel. I bemoaned on Twitter, how little fanfare there was for a song presentation. Little did I know what was to follow mere hours later... Given we no longer have the Belarus open auditions to while away a … Continue reading Let’s Keep Last Night Between Ourselves, Shall We?

When The Contest Gets Messy: The Big 5

Yesterday my good friend, tea-towel impresario and fellow Eurovision writer, Ellie Chalkley, laid down the gauntlet on Twitter. Never one to shirk a challenge, let's chat top 5... https://twitter.com/ellie_made/status/1364537691883380746 GERMANY 🇩🇪 The 2010s was a funny old time for Germany at Eurovision. They sent songs that heavily reflected the chart of the time (2018 & … Continue reading When The Contest Gets Messy: The Big 5