After the 2012 Contest, there has been a lot of talk around the 50/50 scoring system of televoting and juries. One day the jury system could come under a huge amount of scrutiny and if it doesn’t measure up, confidence in Eurovision could be damaged. What could the EBU do now to make the jury process robust and transparent?
We have viewing figures, jury results, more National Final winners, and our first ‘Second Chance’ of the Summer from Switzerland. All that and more in the latest Insight podcast.
As the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest fades from view, and thoughts turn to the next Contest, what will people take away from Azerbaijan’s hosting of the Eurovision? The ESC Insight team have sat down to think about the moments that made Baku a memorable Contest.
As delegations around the continent look back at their 2012 Eurovision campaign (and some of them ask the fans what they thought was wrong), ESC Insight has a simple message we would like everyone to remember as they make plans for 2013.
One of the popular pages on ESC Insight is our list of Eurovision websites. Have we missed your favourite site, is something broken, or has a new URL? Let us know through the form at the bottom of the links page.
Yesterday was all about the songs the National Finals sent by mistake, today it’s the flip-side. Which countries managed to choose the right song to send to Eurovision 2012, even if the final result wasn’t what was hoped for? ESC Insight starts the debate.
Now the dust is settling on this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the analysis can begin. Let’s start with song selection. Forty Two songs made it to Baku, but which songs really should have been left behind for something else in their National Final? Where did it go horribly wrong? Here’s what we think…
It all starts again. Even as we look back on the 2012 contest, our next Eurovision cities are calling us. Amsterdam (JESC 2012) and Stockholm (ESC 2013, and yes, we’re 99.95% sure it’s going to the capital) are on the horizon, and we’ll have all the news, national finals, gossip, and entries as they happen in the regular ESC Insight podcast.
Updated for 2012, the Top 100 has now been revised to reflect the changes brought on by this year’s results. Only two of the twenty six finalists made it – take a look to see where they placed…