This year’s 2018 Eurovision contest will be in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday night, May 12. If you’d like to skip straight to the Eurovision 2018 survey, you will find the link at the end of this article.
Why a Eurovision 2018 survey?
The winners of the 2018 Eurovision contest are going to be know in just a short while so why bother with a survey?
Quite simple; it’s a lot of fun. It’s fun creating the survey. Especially coordinating the Youtube video’s begin/end times for each of the songs/countries. As always, it’s also fun watching the responses come in.
Most importantly, however, it’s a lot of fun answering the survey. By listening to a recap of each country’s song (about 20 seconds per song) and by ranking the songs, respondents become more familiar with them and draw an opinion for which are their favorites and most likely to be on top. This “fun preparation” would hopefully make watching the actual live contest richer and a lot more entertaining.
Things I never knew
Doing a bit of ground work for this article I stumbled upon some interesting Eurovision facts. Yes, this article is about the survey but I still would like to share a few random facts just as a warm up (and to fill up a little bit of space). Did you know…
- Ireland holds the record for the highest number of wins, having won the contest seven times.
- When Portugal won last year (2017), they ended a 53-year run of entering without a win.
- ABBA who won the contest for Sweden in 1974 with their song “Waterloo”, went on to become one of the most successful pop bands in history. Yes, that’s them in the photo taken at the time of their performance.
Any prizes, you ask?
I know responding to surveys sometimes comes with prizes. As mentioned earlier, responding should be fun and helpful so there you have a built-in prize where everybody wins :).
But, on a more serious note, we will update this post with the names and countries of the 10 respondents coming closest to guessing the top 10 in their correct order. So please make sure to enter your name and country.
So here it is…
The link for the Eurovision 2018 survey is displayed below. There are a total of 26 recaps of the songs. Listen to the songs ranking them as you go along. Ranking all the songs should take 5 to 10 minutes.
Ranking is easy. Give “1” to the song you think will win. “2” for the runner up etc. Once a song has been ranked, you can always go back and change its ranking.
It’s not mandatory to rank all 26. You can rank however many you like, for example, rank only those you think would be in the top 10 with a ranking from 1 to 10.
Tip: record your rankings on a piece of paper and save it for the live contest. See how many of your guesses match all of Europe’s!
So dive straight into the the Eurovision 2018 survey. It’s free. It’s educational and it’s fun!