How does Europe Make Its Mind Up? Connections, cliques, and compatibility between countries in the Eurovision Song Contest

@article{Fenn2006HowDE,
  title={How does Europe Make Its Mind Up? Connections, cliques, and compatibility between countries in the Eurovision Song Contest},
  author={Daniel J. Fenn and Omer Suleman and J. Efstathiou and N. Johnson},
  journal={Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications},
  year={2006},
  volume={360},
  pages={576-598}
}
We investigate the complex relationships between countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, by recasting past voting data from 1992–2003 in terms of a dynamical network. Our analysis shows that the UK is remarkably compatible, or ‘in tune’, with other European countries during the period of study. Equally surprising is our finding that some other core countries, most notably France, are significantly ‘out of tune’ with the rest of Europe during the same period. In addition, our analysis enables… Expand
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