#PLAYING WITH NUMBERS: Some ESC 2022 Semi-final 2 stats
As we eagerly anticipate the Second Semi-final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, here are some more stats to delight or bamboozle you. As we know, eight countries will bow out tonight, adding to the seven who have already left us. Can the past teach us anything about how things might go?
Well, there are arguably sweet spots in the draw. We’ve looked at the placings since we started getting two semi-finals in 2008. Placing the 2022 running order up against it we get this.
There are sweet spots where Azerbaijan, Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic are performing, so things could be good for them. Conversely, Serbia, Malta and North Macedonia look like they could have a harder time of things.
Next, based on how the countries in the second semi-final have voted for each other since the jury and public votes were split in 2016, this is how things could shape up.
Based on this measure, Sweden again look assured, but Montenegro, Georgia and North Macedonia could be heading home on Wednesday morning.
Of course, past performance is no guide to future performance, and we enjoy seeing the stats confounded. Will that happen this year? Tell us what you think.
Author: John Stanton
Source: Eurovision Ireland