The history of Eurovision Prediction: 2014-2020

The eighth season of Eurovision Prediction begins next month!

This article is an updated version of The history of Eurovision Prediction posted in November 2019.

Over the next few months, Eurovision Prediction will take place for the EIGHTH time! That’s right, unlike the contest itself, we have an unbroken run (too soon?). Although we’re potentially facing an…um…leaner national final season, there will still be plenty to predict in the coming months. Although we have our reliable regulars who play each year, here’s a condensed history of the past seven editions, in time for the new edition!

Starting with our humble beginnings…


The first edition of Eurovision Prediction took place in the run-up to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. A total of 36 players took part in the game, five of which were involved in the organisation of the competition. Therefore, 31 of you were eligible to be present on the main leaderboard and it was Arianna Brooke who was the game’s first-ever winner!

Samantha Ross finished as runner-up, which was to be the first of four consecutive top 11 finishes – will it be a fifth this time around? Taking the bronze medal was Jack Cuffe! Check out the full top 10 below:

1stArianna Brooke179
2ndSamantha Ross170
3rdJack Cuffe166
4thJoana Patricia161
5thJessica Cambridge160
6thCallum Nowacki152
7thMila Kovalj150
8thDennis & Maikel144
9thNicholas Provenghi142

To see the leaderboards in full, check out the following two Eurovision Prediction tweets (here and here).


Eurovision Prediction 2015 was even more popular than its debut year, with an impressive 58 of you taking part. Anthony, the founder of fellow Eurovision fansite Eurovoix, was the competition’s second champion! Furthermore, Holger and Matthew A. completed the podium.

3rdMatthew A.192
5thJessica C.191
7thCallum R.182
9thJamie H.180

The full leaderboard for this year is included below:

Our journey down memory lane continues on the next page…


Eurovision Prediction 2016 was the biggest edition of the game to date at the time. An astonishing 82 of you played. 2016 also saw the closest battle for the victory that the game had seen thus far. @jacqueslecube became the third Eurovision Prediction champion by the narrowest of margins possible, short of an exact tie of course…

Unfortunately, @Sandruschkaa was the unlucky player to miss out on victory. Nevertheless, 2nd place in a field of 82 is certainly an impressive achievement! @Johanna7r and @kyliewilson tied for third, breaking the 200 points barrier. Meanwhile, 2014 champion @Arianna483 made a return to the top 10.


For the full 2016 leaderboard, see below:


Eurovision Prediction 2017 was a battle between 58 players, matching the participation rate in 2015. @einselm was our fourth champion, scoring the highest number of points of any winner to date. Mila (@LoreenatorDK) was our runner-up after already securing two top 10 finishes in 2014 and 2015. Furthermore, @SagheerC93 finished in the bronze medal position!

2015 champion Anthony made a return to the top 10 while 2014 runner-up Samantha (@escinsider) maintains her impressive finishing record.


For the full 2017 leaderboard, see below:

Go to the next page to see what happened when our player numbers quadrupled…


For Eurovision Prediction 2018, the game had a brand new home here on An (at the time) unprecedented 218 players took part which more than doubled the previous record of 82 players achieved back in 2016. In addition, it was more than triple the 58 players that took part last year.

In an extremely close competition in which the top 10 were separated by just seven points, it was’s Ryan that took victory but do not worry, his predictions were all validated by fellow team members! Nevertheless, it was all about the grand prize which went to the highest placed finisher not affiliated with 

Therefore it was Alex S. that won the 2018 grand prize, narrowly holding off Emily. A special well done to Johanna S. who secured a third consecutive top ten finish… surely a win is around the corner?

Have a look at the full top 10 and the full scoreboard via our results article below!

1stRyan C. (@RyanCobb__)269
2ndAlex S. (@Lasaxes)268
3rdEmily (@escupd8s)267
4thJeff T. (@lowkeyescfan)266
5thMike S. (@michael_sproutt)266
7thJohanna S. (@johanna7r)265
8thAnthony G. (@anthonygranger2)264
9th (@joanaplucas)263
10th (@DennshR)262

You can read the full 2018 results here.


2019 turned out to be yet another record-breaking year for Eurovision Prediction! Firstly, we had a tie for 1st and 2nd place – a first for the Eurovision Prediction game. There were 345 of you taking part in the competition, and it was a volatile journey, with the leaders slipping near the end. Oh, the drama!

The top 10 was separated by just 10 points and all top 10 players had predicted between 12 and 16 winners throughout the Eurovision season. James M and Peter P were the joint winners, edging over Jack R by just 4 points. The victory went to James on countback by virtue of making 15 correct predictions, one more than Peter!

1stJames M.245
2ndPeter P.245
3rdJack R.241
4thStephen B.240
5thMathilda S.238
6thPeter D.237

Have a look at the full list of results here.


Despite how 2020 has turned out for us all…it started well! A record-shattering 420 of you took part in the competition over the course of 11 rounds. Like 2020 itself, the game was turbulent to say the least…with a number of upsets causing controversy throughout the course of the game.

In yet another nail-biter, a mere 4 points separated our top two. Both James M and Jeff T predicted 14 winners out of 27, proving that you don’t have to predict everything correct to win. Also note that 5 out of the top 10 have names starting with J…

RankPlayerPointsWinners predicted
1James M22814
2Jeff T22414
3Jonathan M21913
4Grace MT21912
5Anna-Lisa D21911
6Johanna S21811
7Lisa B21713
8Vince P21712
9Stacey P21711
10Jon Z21614

The full leaderboard is embedded in the results article here.


With the 2021 season commencing next month, the Eurovision Prediction 2020 is ready to commence. As teased earlier, we will be kicking off with a just-for-fun Junior Eurovision practice round later this month! So stay tuned if you want to get involved!

We can’t wait to begin… can you? In the meantime, check out our official Eurovision Prediction 2020 Facebook page, our official Eurovision Prediction 2020 Twitter page and keep an eye on the ESCXTRA website and YouTube channel.

We’ve also recently created an ESC Prediction Instagram page, which you should totally also follow.

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