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A look back at 2011

  1. Luis DLC I spread Eurovision joy in the US, oy

    Ok, I'm posting some facts here 1. in case anyone's interested :) and 2. to shut those negative media mouths who say the west can never get a break :P

    Let's start
    Number of countries: 43
    Tied with 2008 as the biggest number of entries ever

    [IMG]Color-coded map: green - were in the final, red - missed the final, yellow - participated in the past but not this year

    Semifinals:
    Number of semifinalists that stayed behind: 18:al::am::by::be::bg::hr::cy::il::lv::mk::mt::nl::no::pl::pt::sm::sk::tr:

    Number of western countries that did not qualify: 6
    Number of eastern (east of Germany-Austria-Italy) countries that didn't qualify: 12
    No new qualifiers :(

    11th places in the semifinal: :mt:Malta (semifinal 1 and won against :am:Armenia in the tie-breaker), :be:Belgium (semifinal 2)
    Points needed to qualify: 1 in both cases. This is the smallest gap between 10th and 11th since the introduction of the semifinal system.

    Now for the final:
    Number of countries: 25

    Number of western countries: 12
    Number of eastern countries: 13

    Number of English songs: 17
    Number of non-English songs: 3
    Number of bilingual entries: 5

    Number of western countries in the top ten: 5
    Number of eastern countries in the top ten: 5

    Number of non-English in the top ten: 0
    Number of bilingual songs in the top ten: 3

    Number of countries that got 12 points: 20 out of 25!:o
    Most 12s: 5, :ba:Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Time it took me to write this: too much.:D
  2. Curtis Belgium is a non country.

    Nice work luis :D
    yes this year was wide open but i didnt realise 20 out of 25 got 12 points o_O
  3. Luis DLC I spread Eurovision joy in the US, oy

    Thanks :P

    Yup, so many 12s all over the place with the accompanying boosxD
  4. Luis DLC I spread Eurovision joy in the US, oy

    Patricia Kaas award (saved by juries): :dk::( 18th in televote and 3rd in the jury vote made them 5th.
    Jury bitchslap of the year: :uk::( 5th in televote and 22nd in the jury vote made them 11th.

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