Eurovision by Numbers

This year represents the 57th edition of Eurovision, with 39 countries across Europe all competing to be crowned the 2013 Eurovision Champion. Here are some  interesting Eurovision trends from the previous tournaments:

7 – Most wins of Eurovision


Ireland hold this record, having won Eurovision in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and most recently in 1996.


Ireland are priced at 1.400* to qualify from the Semi-Finals.


3 – Most Eurovision wins in a row


Also held by Ireland who won in 1992 with the song “Why Me” by Linda Martin, in 1993 with “In Your Eyes” by Niamh Kavanagh and in 1994 with “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” by  Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan.


Ireland are 6.290* to finish in the top 3 of Semi-Final 1.


2 – Most number of wins by a performer


Yet another record held by you guessed it… Ireland, singer Johnny Logan is the only performer to have won Eurovision more than once. First winning in 1980 with the  song “What’s Another Year” and winning again in 1987 with “Hold Me Now”.


6 – Host country victories


Taking place in Malmo, Sweden this year, Eurovision has been won 5 times by the host country. The inaugural competition was won by Switzerland in 1956. In 1969 four  countries were tied for 1st place including hosts Spain, along with the UK, Netherlands and France. In 1973 Luxembourg were victorious hosts with the song “Tut te  reconnaitras”. Israel won in Jerusalem in 1979; and Ireland won twice hosting in 1993 and 1994.


27 – All in the language


English is the song language with the most wins, with countries performing winning songs in English for the last five contests. French is the second-most spoke winning  language with 14 wins.


The three favourites – Denmark (2.520*), Ukraine (7.140*) and Norway (7.910*) will all be performing their entries in English.


15 – Close but no cigar


The United Kingdom hold the record for second place finishes, having been runner up 15 times.


169 – Points record


In 2009 Alexander Rybak of Norway won Eurovision by a record 169 points.


Norway are the 3rd favourites to win Eurovision at 7.910*.


18 – Most 12’s


At last year’s Eurovision Loreen of Sweden was awarded the maximum possible number of points – 12 from 18 countries out of 41. Which is the most number of countries  that anyone has received maximum points from.


16 – Nul Points


Since the introduction of the current scoring system in 1975, there have been 16 entries that have received no points. The most recent entry being “Aven Romale” by in 2009. Norway are the country to have been awarded no points the most amount of times – in 1978, 1981 and 1997.


Norway are 2.800* to win Semi-Final 2 and 1.033* to qualify.


11 – Building Blocks


Perhaps one of the key aspects of Eurovision betting is the regional block voting that takes place. Statistical analysis of Eurovision voting shows that countries will  often vote for each other purely because of political, cultural or geographical alliance.


There are at least 11 blocks of countries that regularly award each other high points:


 UK and Ireland


 Netherlands and Belgium


 Spain, Portugal and Andorra


 Turkey and Azerbaijan


 Cyprus and Greece


 Georgia and Lithuania


 Romania and Moldova


 Nordic states


 Baltic states


 Balkan countries


 Former Warsaw Pact countries



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(Source: Pinnacle)




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