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OFFICIAL RULES: How to play Eurovision Prediction 2019!

Welcome to the official rules of Eurovision Prediction 2019! We’re so glad that you are interested in participating. Therefore, to make things as easy as possible, below you can find out exactly what the game entails. The game is extremely easy to play and will take just take up a few minutes of your time here and there… unless you are an indecisive predictor of course! Once again, with a prize up for grabs for our Eurovision Prediction 2019 winner, what are you waiting for?


In case you are one of those people that just want to get stuck in, have a read of our quick rules summary below. For full details of how the game works, read on below!

1. When each prediction round begins, you will be notified via our official Eurovision Prediction 2019 Facebook page, our official Eurovision Prediction 2019 Twitter page and here on the ESCXTRA website.

2. All you need to do is select which entry you think will win each national final via the Google form we provide.

3. The player with the most points at the end of the 2019 national final season will become our champion. They will win a selection of items chosen by our editors on-site at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

How to play

Eurovision Prediction 2019 will consist of several rounds, where the aim is for you to predict which entry will win each country’s national final. Each round will consist of one or more national finals for you to predict. The number of predictions you will need to make in each round will depend on the dates on which the national finals fall.

You will be notified when a round begins and ends

When each round begins, we will notify you via a brief article that will be posted on our official Eurovision Prediction 2019 Facebook page, our official Eurovision Prediction 2019 Twitter page and here on the ESCXTRA website. We will also share these notifications on our official ESCXTRA Facebook page and Twitter page, so be sure to like and follow them too!

Inside this article will be a Google form. Here, you can send us your predictions. In addition, there will be a deadline for predictions to be submitted. Generally, you will be able to send your predictions for each round up until the earliest national final of the round is scheduled to begin airing. If the round contains a national final outside the typical Friday to Sunday period, special instructions may be given.

Predictions are submitted via a simple Google form

On the Google form, you will be asked to submit your name, Twitter profile and nationality. However, you will be able to maintain a significant level of anonymity if you so desire! You will then be asked to select which entry you think will win each national final using a series of drop-down menus. And that’s it!

You will require a Google Account to register your votes. The email address you use to login to the form and to submit your votes will not be retained by ESCXTRA following the end of the competition. Your email address will only be used to provide you with a notification if you are the winning entrant at the end of the competition. Your email will not be sold to any third-parties and will be kept securely within the Google Forms system by Google itself.

You can edit your predictions as you wish up until the deadline. Just make sure to supply us with the same personal details in your submission. But what happens next? Read on below!

Our scoring system

After all of the national finals in the round have taken place and selected their winners, it is time to award the points! We aim to turn the results around for you within 24 hours of the latest national final of the round coming to an end. However, please be patient if there are a lot of you guys playing… which we hope there will be!

A dynamic scoring system

We calculate your score depending on how close your predicted winners for each national final come to taking the victory. Take Melodifestivalen 2018 for example. If you predicted Benjamin Ingrosso to win, you would receive the full 12 points on offer. 12 points were available as there were 12 entries in the national final. If you predicted 2nd placed Felix Sandman to win you would receive 11 points and so on. Therefore, if you predicted fan favourite Margaret to win, you would have been awarded 6 points for her 7th place finish.

In the instance of a national final only declaring the winner, such as in Eurovision: You Decide, the points on offer will be all or nothing. For example, if you predicted SuRie to win you would take the full 6 points on offer. However, if you predicted any of the other five finalists, you would receive the minimum of 1 point. If a national final announces just a selection of exact placings, such as in last year’s edition of Festivali i Këngës when only a top three were revealed, then a hybrid of these two scoring systems will be used.

We will determine which of the two scoring systems will be used depending on the results that are announced during the show. Sometimes a national final chooses to reveal full results afterwards via the internet, or other outlets, after only announcing the winner during the show. In such cases, we will not include these detailed results in our scoring.

In the case of online-only national finals, such as Eurovision Song CZ, they must declare the full results within one hour of their winner announcement for these detailed results to be included in our scoring.

Round-by-round leaderboard updates

If you do not submit a prediction for a national final then you will receive zero points. This scoring process will take place for each national final. At the end of each round, the points will be added up and posted on our official Eurovision Prediction 2019 Facebook page, our official Eurovision Prediction 2019 Twitter page and here on the ESCXTRA website. The player that accumulates the most points after all the rounds have taken place will be crowned the winner of Eurovision Prediction 2019!

The prize

Of course, becoming the winner of Eurovision Prediction 2019 is a massive prize in itself! What? That isn’t enough? Well, luckily for you, we will be awarding the winner a package of promotional items from the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest! These items will be chosen at the discretion of our editors on the ground in Tel Aviv and the items made available to us by the delegations at the contest. Quite a unique prize right? Why not take a look at what Alexis, the winner of Eurovision Prediction 2018, received below!

Albania is first up!

Tell all your friends and get ready to predict! The first round will begin very shortly as it’s time for Festivali i Këngës to select Albania’s representative for Tel Aviv. Tomorrow, predictions for this first round will open. So stay tuned!

Happy predicting!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

Comments on OFFICIAL RULES: How to play Eurovision Prediction 2019!

  • Eurovision Fan

    Is this contest open to all ages? i would love to participate! i’m a massive eurovision fan! 🙂

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