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Eurovision Trivia: 2020 So Far…

Eurovision Trivia: 2020 So Far…

Welcome to the start of the 2020 National Final Quiz season! Every week or two weeks, depending on how busy the news cycle is, there will be a quiz. This will feature questions that will test your knowledge on all the latest comings and goings in the Eurovision world. The questions are sourced from information written about in ESCXtra news articles. This is the same as last year and will be so for the vast majority going forward. If you are a regular reader, you should have no issues answering all of these questions correctly. From the quiz author on the most recent prior quiz: Many thanks to those of you who played my quiz on Eurovision in the 2010s, published on New Year. I did something I do not usually do, but may do in the future for major quizzes. I included a message encouraging Twitter users who got 100% on the quiz to message me with a screenshot. While accepting that this is not iron-clad proof evidence that they got it on the first try, but they would not have known it was there (and a certain question was through one of my mistakes, worded wrongly, making it …
RESULTS: Who is leading after Round 2 of Eurovision Prediction 2020?

RESULTS: Who is leading after Round 2 of Eurovision Prediction 2020?

In what ended up being a *surprise* speed round after having just over a week’s notice that the final would take place this week…170 of you took part in Round 2 of Eurovision Prediction 2020! This time, it was your task to predict who you thought would win the Georgian Idol final. On New Years Eve, Tornike Kipiani won the Georgian ticket to Rotterdam. Calculating your points! As we revealed prior to Tuesday evening’s final, the most popular answer amongst our players in this round by far was Tornike Kipiani. Unlike in Round 1, the majority won and he won the televote over his three rivals! This time, following the pack paid off, and 141 of you got full points this round! Since 10 of you FORGOT TO VOTE, 24 players are now battling for first place. As stated in the rules, when full rankings of the participating entries are revealed during the live broadcast, we use the full extent of our scoring system. Therefore, predicting the winning entry earns you 4 points as there were 4 finalists. Predicting the runner-up earns you 3 points and so on. Here is the scoreboard! So what does this mean for the scoreboard? Well, with …
Eurovision Trivia: The 2010s Quiz

Eurovision Trivia: The 2010s Quiz

Welcome to the new decade! To start off the new decade of Eurovision quizzes at ESCXtra, let’s bid farewell to the 2010s, the previous 10 years, by taking a 2010’s quiz! Perfect for a lazy New Year’s Day, if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying that right now. That’s everything from 2010 to 2019. All the contests, all the winners, everyone who did really well, everyone who did really badly. The quiz in this article will test you on a set of questions based around the whole decade of the contest and some of its most notable events. It’s more than a normal quiz. I hope you enjoy these, test yourself, test your friends on their knowledge of the 2010’s with this quiz. and see who has picked up the most about Eurovision over the past decade. Note: for the question ‘Which country would have won the contest if there were no televote’, please read either ‘televote’ as ‘juries’ or ignore the word ‘no’. This is preferable to editing the quiz, as doing that now risks deleting the entire thing. Quizzes about the events of the already underway Eurovision 2020 National Final season will be along in future weeks. Keep …
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

There is no other way to start the new year but with ABBA’s “Happy New Year”. However; it’s even more fun when someone a bit unexpected sings it! And since it’s not only a new year, but a new decade; here it is again! From all of us, to all of you; Have a wonderful and fulfilling 2020!
🇬🇪 YOU have predicted Tornike Kipiani to win tonight’s Georgian Idol final!

🇬🇪 YOU have predicted Tornike Kipiani to win tonight’s Georgian Idol final!

Over the last past week, you have been submitting your predictions for the second round of Eurovision Prediction 2020. For this round, your task was to predict the winner of the Georgian Idol. Now, let’s take a look at who you collectively expect to win the Georgian ticket to Rotterdam! Here at ESCXTRA, we always want to give you…XTRA! So this year, Eurovision Prediction will be bringing the receipts, neatly organised and presented ahead of each national final. So let’s take a trip down memory lane (from the past two weeks, really) and look at what has shaped our predictions… During this first round of Eurovision Prediction 2020, 170 of you have predicted who you think will take victory in the Georgian artist selection – Georgian Idol 2019. Without further ado, here are the entries that YOU have predicted to win in order of frequency, from most to least: RankArtistNumber of predictionsPercentage1Tornike Kipiani 14182.9%2Tamar Kakalashvili 158.8%3Mariam Gogiberidze 74.1%3Barbara Samkharadze 74.1% Lessons from Albania? In the last round, you had predicted a clear victory for Elvaja Gjata. However, the jury disagreed and decided to send Arilena Ara as the Albanian representative to Rotterdam. Is this likely to happen in Georgia? The answer is; unlikely. …
Did you hear? Eurovision tidbits – Iceland special

Did you hear? Eurovision tidbits – Iceland special

After a loooong break the tidbits return! And what could possibly be more natural than starting off the new edition with an Iceland special? There is so much Eurovision related stuff going on on this little rock in the North Atlantic that it’s difficult to know where to start! We’ll bring you birthdays, babies, wisdom, new music…and of course; the Xtra goodiebag is back too! How to win at life Águsta Eva (aka Silvia Night) shares a lot of fun stuff on her Instagram, and recently we noticed this very wise nugget of wisdom; View this post on Instagram Fine! Repost frá @erlendsdottir @ragnaella A post shared by Agusta Eva Official (@agustaeva) on Jul 5, 2019 at 5:07pm PDT In other news we can also mention that Águsta Eva is starring as viking woman Urd in the HBO series “Beforeigners”, which is a satirical near-future sci-fi series about people from the past seeking refuge in Oslo. View this post on Instagram HERE IT IS! The first poster for HBO's Beforeigners! I am so proud and pleased to see this come to life!! And a handfull of love for my luvly friends Nikko and Krista who are the the front and …
ROUND 2: It’s time to make your 2020 Eurovision Prediction for Georgia!

ROUND 2: It’s time to make your 2020 Eurovision Prediction for Georgia!

Welcome to ROUND TWO of Eurovision Prediction 2020. In a few days time, the final of Georgian Idol will take place in Georgia and it’s time for you to predict who will be the winner! For those of you who have never played Eurovision Prediction before, it is a game where Eurovision fans from all over the world battle it out to become the champion! All players need to do is predict which entry will win each national final that takes place during the 2020 Eurovision season. At the end of the season, the player with the most points takes the victory and becomes Eurovision Prediction Champion! In addition, we will once again award a special Eurovision prize to the winner. Click here for a full explanation of the rules and our scoring system. In this round, 4 points are available for correctly predicting the winning artist. The 2nd place act will yield 3 points, 3rd will yield 2 and predicting the 4th placer will give you…a single point. Consider this a pallet-cleanser following the drama of Festivali i Këngës. Although the latter taught us that even runaway fan favourites can still lose national finals, it might worth noting that Tornike Kipiani has …
RESULTS: Who is leading after Round 1 of Eurovision Prediction 2020?

RESULTS: Who is leading after Round 1 of Eurovision Prediction 2020?

Over the past couple of weeks, a record-breaking 225 of you took part in round 1 of Eurovision Prediction 2020! This time, it was your task to predict who you thought would win the Albanian national final. Yesterday evening, Arilena Ara won Festivali i Këngës 58 and therefore the Albanian ticket to Rotterdam! Calculating your points! As we revealed prior to yesterday evening’s final, the most popular answer amongst our players in this round by far was Elvana Gjata. Unfortunately for the 75% of you who picked her…she lost to Arilena by only 3 points. Although, Arilena was indeed the second most popular answer, with 37 of you selecting correctly and still in contention for a 100% correct record. As stated in the rules, when full rankings of the participating entries are revealed during the live broadcast, we use the full extent of our scoring system. Therefore, predicting the winning entry earns you 12 points as there were 12 finalists. Predicting the runner-up earns you 11 points and so on. Unfortunately, if you chose an artist that failed to qualify from the semi-finals, then it is nil points for you this time. Here is the scoreboard! So what does this mean for the scoreboard? Well, with the …
🇦🇱 YOU have predicted Elvana Gjata to win tonight’s Eurovision national final in Albania!

🇦🇱 YOU have predicted Elvana Gjata to win tonight’s Eurovision national final in Albania!

Over the last past two weeks, you have been submitting your predictions for the first round of Eurovision Prediction 2020. For this round, your task was to predict the winner of Festivali i Këngës in Albania. Now, let’s take a look at who you collectively expect to win the Albanian ticket to Rotterdam! Here at ESCXTRA, we always want to give you…XTRA! So this year, Eurovision Prediction will be bringing the receipts, neatly organised and presented ahead of each national final. So let’s take a trip down memory lane (from the past two weeks, really) and look at what has shaped our predictions… During this first round of Eurovision Prediction 2020, 225 of you have predicted who you think will take victory in Albania. Without further ado, here are the entries that YOU have predicted to win in order of frequency, from most to least: RankArtistSongNumber of predictionsPercentage1Elvana Gjata“Me tana”16975.11%2Arilena Ara“Shaj”3716.44%3Valon Shehu“Kutia e Pandorës”52.22%4Era Rusi“Eja mere”41.78%5Kamela Islamaj“Më ngjyros”20.89%5Kanita Suma“Ankth”20.89%7Aldo Bardhi“Melodi”10.44%7Genc Tukiçi and Nadia Tukiçi“Ju flet Tirana”10.44%7Albërie Hadërgjonaj“Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua”10.44%7Olta Boka“Botë për dy”10.44%7Gena“Shqiponja e lirë”10.44%7Sara Bajraktari “Ajër”10.44% YouTube dominance From the moment the names of the finalists were announced, Elvana Gjata was instantly the favourite to win Festivali i Këngës 58. This …
🇦🇱 ALBANIA WATCH PARTY! Join us live to preview the Festivali i Këngës finalists at 9pm CET on Saturday, December 21st

🇦🇱 ALBANIA WATCH PARTY! Join us live to preview the Festivali i Këngës finalists at 9pm CET on Saturday, December 21st

It’s time for another Eurovision watch party here at ESCXTRA.com! This time we will watch together all of the finalists in this year’s Festivali i Këngës, the national selection for Albania’s 2020 Eurovision entry! So, on Saturday, December 21st at 9pm CET, join fans from all over the world to watch, listen, chat and open up about all of this year’s Festivali i Kënges finalists, previous Albanian entries and round one of Eurovision Prediction LIVE! Saturday 21st December, 9pm CET! The plug.dj platform gives you the chance to watch videos simultaneously with fans from all over Europe and beyond. React to each video live using the 👍 and 👎 reaction buttons and chat live with other fans simply by logging into the platform with your favourite social media account! We will play the live semi-final performances of each entry to have qualified for Sunday’s Festivali i Këngës final and throw in some previous Albanian favourites too! We can’t think of a better way to spend your Saturday night… can you? And get ready for Eurovision Prediction and My Eurovision Scoreboard! Not only that, but we are reaching the deadline for round 1 of everyone’s favourite Eurovision game… Eurovision Prediction! So you …
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