Over the last past two weeks, you have been submitting your predictions for the first round of Eurovision Prediction 2023. In one of the two finals due to take place before the New Year, you were asked to predict the winner of Vidbir. Now, let’s take a look at who you collectively expect to win the Ukrainian ticket to Liverpool!
The winner will be selected via the 50/50 combination of votes from both the televoters and the professional jury. The jury consists of Taras Topolya, Jamala and Yulia Sanina.
The running order is as follows:
- Moisei – I’m Not Alone
- OY Sound System – “Oy, tuzhu” (Oh, longing)
- DEMCHUK – Alive
- Jerry Heil – WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR
- FIINKA – “Dovbush”
- KRUTЬ – “Kolyskova” (Lullaby)
- Tember Blanche – “Ya vdoma” (I’m home)
- Angelina – Stronger
- 2TONE – “Kvitka” (Flower)
- TVORCHI – Heart Of Steel
Let’s take a look at who YOU predict they will choose!
During this round of Eurovision Prediction 2023, 252 of you have predicted who you think will take victory in Ukraine. Without further ado, here are the entries that YOU have predicted to win in order of frequency, from most to least:
|Rank||Artist||Song||Number of predictions||Percentage|
|1||Jerry Heil||WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR||176||70%|
|4||TVORCHI||Heart Of Steel||6||2%|
|=5||OY Sound System||Oy, tuzhu||4||2%|
|8||Moisei||I’m Not Alone||3||1%|
|9||Tember Blanche||Ya vdoma||2||1%|
Our players have a rather patchy history with Vidbir. Last year, almost 70% correctly predicted Alina Pash’s win…I’m sure fewer people predicted that she would withdraw shortly after. Back in 2020, almost 1/3 of our players predicted that KRUTЬ would win with “99”, while only 12% predicted GO_A’s victory.
Back in 2019, however, almost 60% of our players predicted that MARUV’s win. Of course, she ALSO ended up withdrawing from Eurovision, but we still gave out the points!
Members of the ESCXTRA team would be delighted by this result, as they also selected “WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR” as their winner in our XTRA Decides feature.
After each national final, the points will be assigned and you will receive a rankings update via our Eurovision Prediction platform. Furthermore, we will make sure to notify you via our Eurovision Prediction Facebook page, our Eurovision Prediction 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 2023!
Last year, our players correctly predicted 12 national final winners out of 25.
In 2021, our players predicted the correct national winners 7 out of 13 times.
In 2020, 10 of out 27 times…an all-time low. To be fair, 2020 was a very unpredictable year in general.
In 2019, our Eurovision Prediction players collectively predicted 16 out of 29 national final winners correctly.
In 2018, your record was 19 out of 30, which remains the record.
With another 25 national finals for 2023 overall, there are still PLENTY of points up for grabs! New and returning players can join the game below:
What do you think of our players’ predictions? Who do you think will win Vidbir 2023! Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram, @escxtra on TikTok and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts.