About the Ebook
Now in its 6th year of publication, this popular guide has all the statistics from every Eurovision Song Contest from its modest beginnings in Lugano, Switzerland in 1956 to the spectacular event in Malmö, Sweden in 2013. Curious as to who votes for who? Does neighbourly voting really exist? Where is it best to perform in the running order? All the evidence is here, along with many other quirky stats from this enduringly popular show. Compiled from the author's own visits to the contests where possible, this is an insight into the history of the event and its entertaining voting patterns. The expanded Guide this year includes even more facts, statistics and records, including: Average age and gender of previous winners back to 1956, five year history of the language each country has performed their songs in, analysis of the type of entry from each country this year, worst semi-final runs since last qualifying for the Final, analysis of the best and worst semi-finals to compete in compared to success in the Final.