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The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

BySimon Barclay

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Published annually since 2008 “The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest” contains every statistic imaginable! Over 330 pages of historical records and analysis of voting, divided into three sections: 1. Qualification for Eurovision for the current year. We look at each country's qualification process, whether by internal selection or by nation competition. Where a national broadcaster has held a competition to select their artist and song, we give details of how the competition was organised, the points or voting percentages given to the top 3 and a brief profile of the winning performer. 2. Contest Details and Voting Record. A full record of every Contest since 1956. For each year we list the artists, the songwriters & composers. Then the points awarded by each country to each performer in table format. We include the semi-final details for each year since they were introduced, and now we have separate points given by each country's jury and public we show separate voting tables for both, and that's for the two semi-finals and the final for the current year. A complete record of every point awarded. We've all experienced the excitement of the announcement of the public voting results since the innovation of the separate points scoring, and next in this section we have a round-by-round record of the scoreboard to show how each country moved up and down the leaderboard as the points are announced. Finally in this section the book lists every country's Eurovision entry in country alphabetical order so you can look up any artist and see their performance in semi-finals and final. 3. Here's where the data really gets crunched! As well as the simple records such as most successful & least successful countries, whether internally selected artists do better than those who qualify through national competitions, winning margins, how well (and more commonly, how badly) the Big 5 perform, languages songs have been performed in and which type of act generally does best, we do a deep dive into complex statistical analysis & include data on average points received for each position in the running order since 1975, the closest & most one-sided voting relationships, how points awarded by juries differ from those given by the public, geographical and bloc voting and finally every country's voting record in every Contest. If you're curious about whether some countries always favour others, this is the section for you!


Publication Date
May 25, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Simon Barclay


Interior Color
Black & White
Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm)

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