The most successful Eurovision countries in the 20s!

Eurovision is heading to the third decade of the 21st century and it has clearly changed not only in comparison with the past, but also with the recent years. In this article we investigate how countries scored during the first 2 years of the 20s, as well as their average score.

As you can see below, we cannot identify a group of 5-6 performing performing always well, as it used to happen the last years. Only a few countries are consistently doing well, despite the fact that the scores studied are only of the last 2 years. Tougher competition, the success of the contest on social media (TikTok had a business partnership with the contest this year featuring exclusive clips of the first rehearsals on the platform), as well as the high interest by record labels are only some of the reasons why it is harder to perform consistently well, since entries are of higher lever than the past.

Lets see in detail the average score of the countries during this decade:

Country        2022   2021    Average

  1. Ukraine           1          5             3
  2. Italy                 6          1            3,5
  3. Greece             8         10            9
  4. Sweden           4         14             9
  5. Russia             –           9             9
  6. Switzerland    17        3             10
  7. Moldova          7        13            10
  8. Serbia              5         15            10
  9. Portugal          9         12           10.5
  10. Lithuania       14         8             11
  11. France            24         2             13
  12. Spain               3         24           13.5
  13. Iceland          23          4            13.5
  14. Finland          21          6            13.5
  15. United Kingdom 2     26           14
  16. Norway           10         18            14
  17. The Netherlands 11     23          17
  18. Azerbaijan     16          20            18
  19. Belgium          19         19             19
  20. Armenia         20          –              20
  21. Malta               35          7             21
  22. Estonia           13         31             22
  23. Poland            12         33            22.5
  24. Cyprus            29         16            22.5
  25. Romania        18          28            23
  26. Israel              30          17           23.5
  27. Albania          28          21           24.5
  28. Australia        15          34           24.5
  29. Bulgaria         38          11           24.5
  30. Germany        25          25            25
  31. Croatia           26          27           26.5
  32. St. Marino     33          22           27.5
  33. Czech Republic 22     36             29
  34. Denmark        31         29             30
  35. North Macedonia 27 35             31
  36. Austria           36         30             33
  37. Ireland           34         37            35.5
  38. Latvia             32         39            35.5
  39. Slovenia         40        32              36
  40. Montenegro   37         –                37
  41. Georgia           39       38             38.5

As you can see in the table above, there are very few countries where the average of their positions in these two years is below 10. This proves how difficult it has become to be in the top ten. It is even more difficult to have continuous results within top 10, since only three countries have achieved this, Ukraine, Italy and Greece!

It is evident that Italy and Ukraine are the two powerhouses of the competition for this decade (so far). Sweden remains high on the list, but far from the first place it was in the last decade. Greece is recovering dynamically since it is in third place, when in the previous decade it was out of the 20s. Cyprus gets lower scores year by year, unfortunately making us believe that 2018 was just a coincidence and is currently in 24th place!

Regardless of personal taste and opinions, the numbers speak themselves and is clear that Ukraine, Italy and Greece are doing great during this decade. The new strategy of the management of ERT to chose the artist and the song internally, is proven to be successful, after years of bad results and 2 NQ (2016,2018).

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Hungary: MTVA will not broadcast Eurovision 2022!

The Hungarian public broadcaster MTVA will not broadcast this year’s Contest. Hungary has not participated in Eurovision since 2019 and did not choose to broadcast 2021 contest either. When the country did not participate in 2010 due to financial difficulties, both semi-finals and the Grand Final were broadcast on Duna TV.

Hungary withdrew from the Contest before 2020 competition. In November 2019, EBU revealed a list of participating countries on which Hungary was not in. MTVA has not made a statement as to why it chose to withdraw from the competition.

Hungary’s last participation was in 2019 with Joci Pápai and the song “Az én apám” however it did not manage to qualify to the big Final, getting 12th place with  97 points.


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OGAE Poll 2022: The results from OGAE Estonia,Hungary and Belgium!

The results for the OGAE Poll 2022 continue today, with OGAE Estonia ,OGAE Hungary and OGAE Belgium being the next fan clubs to reveal the results of their members.

The results are as follows:

  • 1 point goes to the United Kingdom
  • 2 points go to Poland
  • 3 points go to Spain
  • 4 points go to Greece
  • 5 points go to France
  • 6 points go to Czech Republic
  • 7 points go to Italy
  • 8 points go to the Netherlands
  • 10 points go to Ukraine and…
  • 12 points go to Sweden

First 12 points for today go to Sweden and Hold me Closer,as Ukraine and the Netherlands follow.

  • 1 point goes to the United Kingdom
  • 2 points  go to Ukraine
  • 3 points go to Poland
  • 4 points go to the Netherlands
  • 5 points go to Italy
  • 6 points go to Albania
  • 7 points go to Austria
  • 8 points go to Sweden
  • 10 points go to France and..
  • 12 points go to Spain

Spain gets the second 12 points for today from Hungary that it’s not participating in this year’s contest.

  • 1 point goes to Austria
  • 2 points go to Estonia
  • 3 points go to Norway
  • 4 points go to France
  • 5 points go to Spain
  • 6 points go to the United Kingdom
  • 7 points go to Poland
  • 8 points go to Sweden
  • 10 points go to Italy and…
  • 12 points go to the Netherlands 

S10 receives the last 12 points of today’s results from their neighbors.

The total scoreboard after the results of 34 of 43 fan clubs is as follows:

Italy is leading for only one point against Sweden with only nine clubs remaining to vote.

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Soure: OGAE International

Eurovision 2022: The Preliminary Rehearsal Schedule has been released!

The Preliminary Rehearsal Schedule for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest has been released. As we have mentioned in a previous article, rehearsals will commence on April 30 at the PalaOlimpico in Turin.

The first rehearsal of the Greek delegation will take place on Sunday, May 1 at 13.40 CET, with the press conference following at 15.40 CET of the same day. Amanda’s second rehearsal will take place on Wednesday 4 May at 16.50 CET, with the press conference taking place at 18.00 CET.

The first rehearsal of the Cypriot delegation will take place on Monday, May 2 at 16.40 CET, with the press conference taking place at 18.40 CET of the same day. The second rehearsal of Andromache is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at 10.25 CET, with the interview at 11.35 CET.

You can see the full rehearsal schedule below (All times CET):

Eurovision πρόβες

 

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INFE Poll 2022: The results from Hungary!

For the sixth consecutive year the second Network of Eurovision Song Contest fans ,the INFE Network, in cooperation with ESCToday, carries out the INFE Poll.

The members of the Network in the 22 local fan clubs, have already voted their favorite songs of Eurovision 2022 and with the help of ESCToday, announce their results.

Today, we have the results from INFE Hungary:

  • 1 point goes to Cyprus
  • 2 points go to Albania
  • 3 points go to Greece
  • 4 points go to Italy
  • 5 points go to Norway
  • 6 points go to Poland
  • 7 points go to Spain
  • 8 points go to The Netherlands
  • 10 points go to Austria
  • 12 points go to… Sweden

Sweden gets another 12 points and now leads the INFE Poll as Spain is second and Italy third.

The total scoreboard till today is as follows:

Sweden 76
Spain 75
Italy 68
The Netherlands 57
United Kingdom 42
Albania 37
Poland 37
Austria 30
Greece 28
Cyprus 22
Finland 22
Ukraine 22
Norway 18
Estonia 16
France 12
Australia 10
Portugal 10
Serbia 10
Azerbaijan 7
Czech Republic 7
San Marino 7
Malta 6
Romania 6
Belgium 5
Israel 3
Germany 2
Ireland 2
Croatia 1

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Eurovision 2022: More than 40 countries will compete in Turin!

Through the official account of the Eurovision Contest on Twitter, a few minutes ago we had an important piece of information. The countries that will take part in Eurovision 2022, will be more than 40!

A few days ago again through Twitter, the Eurovision account asked fans how many countries they think will take part in Turin.

About 62% answered more than 40 countries and today we learned that this answer was the right one!

The above practically means that apart from Montenegro, which has already announced its return to Eurovision 2022, but also Armenia, which, although it has not yet opened its papers, its participation in Junior Eurovision in December makes us almost sure that the Caucasian country will return. We may have other countries that will either return or make their debut in the contest that will take place next May in Turin.

Andorra, Monaco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia and Hungary do not seem willing to return. On the other hand, Turkey has so far kept a low profile. However, the EBU’s announcement this summer, for discussions with the country’s public broadcaster regarding the possibility of its return, leaves some hope.

Soon, however, we will find out the full list of countries that will compete in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest and all our questions will be answered!

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Hungary: AWS lead singer, Örs Siklósi has passed away!!

An unpleasant development became known through the official Eurovision site. It has to do with the lead singer of the group AWS, Örs Siklósi, who represented Hungary at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon. Örs Siklósi unfortunately passed away today at age 29 losing the battle against leukaemia which he had been diagnosed with, since last June.

In their statement, the group members stated:

“To say the indescribable, to describe the indescribable. That is what we now have to do. In June, Örs was diagnosed with leukaemia. We now have to inform you with a broken heart that on 5 February our partner, friend and brother Örs Siklósi has passed away at the age of 29 after a long struggle.

 

Together with AWS, they had won the Hungarian national selection A Dal  and represented their nation in Lisbon in 2018, where the qualified in 10th place (with 111 points) from the 2nd Semi-Final, and in the Grand Final they ended up in 21st place with 93 points.

On behalf of the EurovisionFun site, we send our deepest condolences to his beloved ones, friends and family.

Source: Eurovision.tv 

Hungary: The former head of delegation explains the reasons of absence from ESC 2021

Lőrinc Bubnó, the former head of delegation of Hungary gave an interview to Jan Bors, the former head of delegation of Czech Republic at the contest. In the third episode of “Humans of Eurovision” Lőrinc Bubnó explained the reasons why his country chose to be absent once again.

We must clarify that Lőrinc Bubnó expresses his own opinion and that he has not come in contact with the public broadcaster MTVA. So, according to his own point of view, there are two reasons that led to the withdrawal.

One being money, participating in Eurovision costs a lot of money, we are not a very rich country, if we have to cut something and it’s not good for the country’s image, then it was pretty sure they would cut this.

On the other hand, Hungarians still need some time to be prepared for “Western Europe” and the LGBTQ+ community and how to accept people.

An additional reason for the withdrawal of Hungary is the great success of A Dal, the show through which the nation used to select its Eurovision representative. The aforementioned success continues despite the non-participation at the song contest.

You can watch the entire interview below.

 

Hungary: Does not return to the contest | No connection of A Dal with Eurovision 2021!

Hungarian public broadcaster recently announced the rules for A Dal 2021.  A Dal, the Hungarian music festival used as the method of choosing the country’s entry in the contest, will have nothing to do with Eurovision in 2021 either. This practically means that the country of Central Europe will be absent from the contest for the second consecutive year. Read more

Hungary: This song would represent the country in Rotterdam

Last night was also the end of the A Dal, the music contest that Hungary had been using for so many years as a national final to choose its entry in Eurovision.

The duo of Gergo Rácz & Reni Orsovai won the A DAL 2020 final. Gergő Rácz was one third of the VIP band that participated in Eurovision with Hungary in 1997 with “Miért kell, hogy elmenj?” 12th place. He also participated in Hungary’s 2011 synthesizer, “What About My Dreams” with Kati Wolf, who finished in 22nd place.

Source: Escxtra.com