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A remarkable statistic
« on: September 16, 2007, 03:43:09 AM »
I discovered something tonight when looking at some ESC scoreboards (I was bored :))

Between the votes of Finland in 1975 and the votes of Denmark in 1979 there were a total of 62 sets of votes given.  Accepting the fact that a country cannot vote for itself it gives the opportunity of 59 chances to receive points.  France received points on each of those 59 occasions (3 consecutive years with each country voting for it plus the last 4 to vote in 1975 and the first 2 in 1979).  This record is all the more remarkable when you consider that between 1971 and 1973 every entry received points from every country and the longest run of consecutive votes goes to Sweden who received votes from the first 4 countries in 1974 thus making it 54 consecutive votes.

Just thought I'd let you know :)

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Re: A remarkable statistic
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 03:50:23 AM »
I didn't really understand it :conspiracy: :vibes:

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Re: A remarkable statistic
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 03:53:28 AM »
Having said all that - Serbia & Montenegro and Greece received votes from all countries in both the Semi & the Final in 2004 a total of 67 consecutive votes...which can be extended by 1 for Serbia & Montenegro and 3 for Greece if you take the final of 2005 as the next chance they had to score points.

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Re: A remarkable statistic
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 03:55:59 AM »
I didn't really understand it :conspiracy: :vibes:

Basically France got points from every country 3 years in a row (76, 77 & 78).  It's rare to get votes from all other countries (it's happened only 16 times not including 1971-73, 19 if you include semis) so their achievement was remarkable really.

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Re: A remarkable statistic
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007, 03:57:46 AM »
Basically France got points from every country 3 years in a row (76, 77 & 78).  It's rare to get votes from all other countries (it's happened only 16 times not including 1971-73, 19 if you include semis) so their achievement was remarkable really.

Ah I see :D

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Re: A remarkable statistic
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007, 04:00:33 AM »
Ah I see :D

BTW - Belgium has scored votes from every other country twice (1982 & 1986)

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