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The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

BySimon Barclay

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Published annually since 2008 “The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest” contains every statistic imaginable. This new edition for 2023 has 330 pages of historical records and analysis of voting, divided into four parts: Section 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. We also give QR code links to the official videos. Section 2: In this section we focus on this year’s Contest in Liverpool. We full details of the writers and composers of each song, followed by full voting tables for each semi-final and the final, split into public and jury voting. Then there is a round-by-round record of the scoreboard to show how each country moved up and down the leaderboard as the points are announced both for the jury points and the always exciting public televote points. Section 3: Here's where the data really gets crunched. Starting with a full year by year record of each country’s entries, the section moves on to 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! Appendix: 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. A complete record of every point awarded.


Publication Date
Jun 12, 2023
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Simon Barclay


Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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