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!
XTRA VOTE 2019: Vote now for your ten favourites in semi-final 2!
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XTRA VOTE 2019: Vote now for your ten favourites in semi-final 2!

Welcome to XTRA VOTE 2019! We are pleased to welcome back our pre-contest vote for another year. This is our opportunity to discover who you, our ESCXTRA.com readers, want to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Previous winners of XTRA VOTE include Måns Zelmerlöw for Sweden in 2015, Amir for France…
XTRA VOTE 2019: Here are your ten Eurovision semi-final 1 qualifiers!
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XTRA VOTE 2019: Here are your ten Eurovision semi-final 1 qualifiers!

For the past few days, you have been voting in your hundreds for your favourite entries in the first semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Last night, voting closed and the results of the first-semi final of XTRA VOTE 2019 are in… 156 valid votes Overall, we received 164…
XTRA VOTE 2019: Vote now for your ten favourites in semi-final 1!
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XTRA VOTE 2019: Vote now for your ten favourites in semi-final 1!

Welcome to XTRA VOTE 2019! We are pleased to welcome back our pre-contest vote for another year. This is our opportunity to discover who you, our ESCXTRA.com readers, want to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Previous winners of XTRA VOTE include Måns Zelmerlöw for Sweden in 2015, Amir for France…
6 April: The latest My Eurovision Scoreboard rankings!
My Eurovision Scoreboard

6 April: The latest My Eurovision Scoreboard rankings!

We’re back with our brand new feature courtesy of the team at the My Eurovision Scoreboard smartphone application! It’s time to bring you this week’s look at the views of their community members. Trust us, this is the ranking to keep track of… the app has been downloaded over 100,000…
Analysing 12 years of OGAE voting: Why are the polls so similar to betting odds?
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Analysing 12 years of OGAE voting: Why are the polls so similar to betting odds?

This is an updated version of an article published in April 2018 Every year, many Eurovision fans eagerly await the results of the annual OGAE poll. OGAE is made up of over 40 fan clubs from around the world. For the poll, they cast votes in Eurovision’s classic 12 to…
30 March: The latest My Eurovision Scoreboard rankings!
My Eurovision Scoreboard

30 March: The latest My Eurovision Scoreboard rankings!

We’re back with our brand new feature courtesy of the team at the My Eurovision Scoreboard smartphone application! It’s time to bring you this week’s look at the views of their community members. Trust us, this is the ranking to keep track of… the app has been downloaded over 100,000…
EBU announces change to presentation of televoting results for Eurovision 2019
Tel Aviv 2019

EBU announces change to presentation of televoting results for Eurovision 2019

The EBU has confirmed via Eurovision.tv that the method of presenting the televoting segment of the results in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest is being changed. This will come into effect from the 2019 contest. And finally, Austria receives 71 points which is not enough to overtake…
Wales confirms participation in Junior Eurovision 2019
Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Wales confirms participation in Junior Eurovision 2019

S4C has revealed today that Wales will participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second consecutive year. Therefore, Wales will take part in the 2019 contest to be staged in the Polish city of Gliwice. The news was confirmed via the official Chwilio am Seren website. Searching for…
Melodifestivalen winner Anna Bergendahl will perform at the London Eurovision Party 2019!
London Eurovision Party

Melodifestivalen winner Anna Bergendahl will perform at the London Eurovision Party 2019!

Ahead of the final wave of ticket sales this weekend, more and more acts for the London Eurovision Party 2019 are being confirmed. Next up is Melodifestivalen 2010 winner Anna Bergendahl, thanks to OGAE UK! Anna Bergendahl represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and returned to the final…
Analysing 12 years of Eurovision odds: Is the contest becoming more predictable?
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Analysing 12 years of Eurovision odds: Is the contest becoming more predictable?

This is an updated version of an article published in March 2018 In recent years, I’ve perhaps had a slightly unhealthy obsession with Eurovision odds and continue to do so. I often believe that they can’t be that wrong when it comes to the results at Eurovision itself. In the weeks…
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