Aftermath 2019: Dutch victory shows every nation can win Eurovision

The Netherlands won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Their first victory since 1975. Something the Dutch celebrated hard, since they have seen the other side of the Eurovision-medal often. Duncan Laurence’s victory with ‘Arcade’ marked the fifth overall victory of The Netherlands in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. But, with three gold medals…

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Aftermath 2019: Italy a strong favourite across Jury and Televote

Since their return to the contest, Italy has remained a strong competitor at the contest, and more often than not, we see Italy somewhere within the Top 10. This year was no exception, with Mahmood finishing in 2nd place with his song, Soldi. This year Italy remained their authentic self at the contest, which led…

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Aftermath 2019: Lazarev disappointed with third place for Russia

In the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Russia finished in third place with ‘You are the only one’ by Sergey Lazarev. The singer took part in 2019 again, and finished in third place again. A disappointment for the superstar. Lazarev specifically questioned the result of the jury vote, which made him lose the contest in 2016…

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Aftermath 2019: A renewed focus sees a strong result for Switzerland

Switzerland’s success at Eurovision is few and far between, and despite their efforts to turn their luck around, the nation often struggled to determine what would make a successful Eurovision package. With a renewed selection strategy, Switzerland proved that it was possible to turn things around after Swiss representative Luca Hänni achieved a respectable 4th…

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Aftermath 2019: Yet another top 10 result for Sweden

Sweden was one of the contenders for victory, so it was hardly a surprise that the Scandinavian country ended up in the top 10 of the Eurovision Song Contest yet again. Sweden were placed into the top 5 after issues with the dismissal of the Belarusian jury. In total they scored 241 from the professional…

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Aftermath 2019: KEiiNO still shocked with winning the televote for Norway

One of the biggest surprises of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is arguably the televote victory of KEiiNO from Norway. The 291 points from the viewers at home gave them a top-10 spot after all. Something the jury was not willing to give Norway. In fact, if the professional jury has had it their way,…

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Aftermath 2019: Jury vote winner North Macedonia got their best result ever

The last time we saw North Macedonia (back then: Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia) in the Eurovision final was in 2012. Seven years later, the nation not only finally reached the final again, they also got their best result ever: 7th. The song ‘Proud’ by Tamara Todevska probably did what it promised. It made the…

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Aftermath 2019: Finally another Top 10 result for Azerbaijan

In their first six years at the Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijan always made it to the Top 10 of the final. But, between 2013 and 2018, the country disappeared from the left side of the table. Until Chingiz came around. The song ‘Truth’ collected 302 points in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. It finished in…

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Aftermath 2019: United Kingdom still struggles at Eurovision

Michael Rice finished in last place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Another sad tale fort he BBC and the United Kingdom in the contest. When will the nation change their game plan? The first aftermath of the bad result in Tel Aviv does not give the English fans a lot of hope for better…

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Aftermath 2019: Australia returns to the Top 10

After Australia’s first result out of the Top 10 in 2018, the nation has returned to form with Kate Miller-Heidke and her divisive entry, Zero Gravity. The entry confidently topped the semi-final voting, however finished in 9th place in the final. Australia continues their successful run at Eurovision with an entry unlike its predecessors. The…

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