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Australia: First thoughts on a national final

Paul Clarke, Australia’s Head of Delegation, exclusively informed ESC Daily in May that Australia is planning a national final (assuming they remain in Eurovision). Although nothing is set in stone, a national final is certainly a viable option for 2018. Joshua Mayne takes a look at how a national final could work in Australia.

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Eurovision; Olympic Games or Drinking Game?

Over the past few weeks many friends, relatives and colleagues have asked me about my Eurovision experience in Kiev. And they all reciprocally told me about their experience watching the 2017 Contest at home, on TV. Obviously their experiences were all completely different from mine. 

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Editorial: Ballads could disturb the battle between Italy and Sweden

Ballad entries such as Bulgaria and Australia could still disturb the battle between Italy and Sweden for victory in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The results of the second semi final will be crucial in predicting the final result. That is the conclusion from Steef van Gorkum’s fourth and last editorial on ballads in the […]

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Editorial: Always room for 3 to 5 ballads to qualify

The genre split between the songs that qualify from a Eurovision semi final has been extremely stable over the last eight years. Thus concludes ESC Daily’s Chief Editor Steef van Gorkum in his third editorial about ballads in Eurovision. “There is always room for 3-5 ballads in the envelop ceremony. Not more, not less.”

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Editorial: Ballads can only win when they are outnumbered

Last week, ESC Daily’s Chief Editor Steef van Gorkum compared the number of ballads in the last nine editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. Today he takes the next step and draws a strong conclusion. Ballads only win the Eurovision Song Contest when there are less than 40% ballads in the final.

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Editorial: Not that many ballads in 2017

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest does not have significantly more ballads than previous editions. Thus concludes ESC Daily’s Chief Editor Steef van Gorkum in an editorial today, after doing meticulous research into the genres of the songs.

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Editorial: Isaiah a fantastic way to display Australia’s cultural diversity

Our Australian guest columnist Joshua Mayne reacts to the internal selection of Isaiah Firebrace for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. “This is a fantastic way to continue to display Australia’s cultural diversity”, he says.

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Editorial: Who could host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest for Australia?

After the recent news that Sam Pang and Julia Zemiro will not be hosting the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest for SBS, Australian fans are still in disbelief, and for good reason. Our columnist Joshua Mayne will now look ahead: Who could host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest for Australia?

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Hungary: Jury and televoters will bargain for a winner in A Dal final

Hungary will choose its song for Kiev this Saturday in the Grand Final of A Dal 2017. The preselection show is a never-ending battle between jury and televoters. Steef van Gorkum explains the love-hate relationship between the two.

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Editorial: Australia should have a national final

The Australian entrant for Eurovision 2017 will be decided via an internal selection, and although this system works, could it be improved? Australian journalist Joshua Mayne believes so in his latest guest editorial for ESC Daily.

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