Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Video Hangout

May 23, 2015 1

The WEIO Eurovision team gathered virtually Friday night to chat about this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Literally see what they had to say. Dreams do come true: you can now watch three Americans who have zero standing in the Eurovision Song Contest go into a deep dive about this year’s competition! The WEIO Eurovision Team (Ryan Brazell, Mike McComb, and Ben Smith) met up on a Google Hangout Friday to chat about this year’s Contest. Topics include: How Vienna is doing as a host Wondering why there are four hosts Conchita Wurst’s next career moves Surprises from the First Semi-Final Disappointments in the Second Semi-Final Handing out the Golden Hamster Wheel Award for Most Improved Entry Celebrating accessibility for the deaf community Speculation on the Big 5 + Austr*ia((Austria and Australia) Predictions on Last Place The video is a bit long, but use it as prep for your Eurovision party and you will be golden. For additional commentary during today’s Grand Final, be sure to follow @WEIOTV, @RyanBrazell, @Rube_Goldberg, and @BenMSmith on Twitter. For those who are interested in the voting order, here is the list from Eurovision.tv: 1) Montenegro (Andrea Demirović) 2) Malta (Julia Zahra) 3) Finland (Krista Siegfrids) […]

The post Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Video Hangout appeared first on What Else is On: telESCope.

[Read more…]

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Second Semi-Final: Our Predictions

May 21, 2015 0

In just a few hours, seventeen countries will compete for the final ten spots in Saturday’s Grand Final. After months of preparation, who will advance? With Semi-Final 1 in the books, we now know most of the countries who will compete in Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. Later today, seventeen more countries will compete for the final ten spots. Who’s it gonna be? A quick recap about the methodology we used to generate these predictions: each member of the WEIO Eurovision coverage team (Ben, Mike, Ryan) ranked the entries three times. The first ranking was just to get a sense of what we liked and didn’t once all the entries were selected, and does not factor into our final scores. For our second and third rankings, we individually compared each entry against the others in the field asking the question “which entry is more likely to qualify.” (You might be surprised how much some entries changed from ranking to ranking!) We also incorporated the press center votes, YouTube views of the second rehearsal videos, and the betting odds from Oddschecker.com. Then some math determined the ten best-scoring entries. Our official prediction for the second Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final, in alphabetical order, […]

The post Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Second Semi-Final: Our Predictions appeared first on What Else is On: telESCope.

[Read more…]

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 First Semi-Final: Our Predictions

May 19, 2015 0

It’s finally here! The first semi-final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. After months of speculation, which ten entries do we think will advance to Saturday’s Grand Final? It’s finally here! The first semi-final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. After months of speculation, which ten entries do we think will advance to Saturday’s Grand Final? First, let’s talk about methodology. Ben, Mike, and Ryan ranked the entries three times. The first ranking was just to get a sense of what we liked and what we didn’t once all the entries were selected in mid-March. This ranking did not factor into our final scores, but did help us gauge improvement (or disappointment) over time. Our second ranking was in mid-April, shortly after the Eurovision in Concert event in Amsterdam. We each compared each individual entry against the others in the field asking the question “which entry is more likely to qualify.” We used this same ranking process this past weekend after watching all the rehearsal footage on the Eurovision YouTube page. However, we are not so vain that we didn’t take other people’s opinions into account.1 We also incorporated the press center votes2, the YouTube views of the second rehearsal videos on […]

The post Eurovision Song Contest 2015 First Semi-Final: Our Predictions appeared first on What Else is On: telESCope.

[Read more…]

1 2 3