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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 7, 2009
11 years ago3,705 views

google.nl/intl/en/landing/euro ...

"Want to predict the future? Forecast the winner of Eurovision 2009 before the final with the iGoogle "Predictor" gadget. Based on Google search data, it shows how popular each participant is and then calculates the scores they would get if the voting took place today! 50% of the score on the night comes from a professional jury so we can't predict what their vote will be."

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Alexander Rybak is very talented and he has a good song.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The UK 7th? Shouldn't we be in the bottom 5? :P

Would have thought they'd use YouTube viewing data :/

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Woohoo! Ireland isn't there again!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Patricia Kaas (France) 4th? => LoL!
In fact, she ranks high in Google Trends because she is already an (old) well-known singer in France... Her song is catastrophic.

[put at-character here]WebSonic : it was already promoted by Google Russia blog last month googlerussiablog.blogspot.com/ ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Speaking of Russia, google.ru promotes some special iGoogle themes that highlight Russian artists: google.ru/intl/ru/help/ig/art/ ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOM
Ah ok, thnx

I don't follow the Russian blog actually :-). My Russian is a little....well... :-).

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Google should filter out the searches for artists names performed from artist's country, the result would be more realistic.
What do you think? (© The Onion)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tom:
If you read the page carefully, you'll notice that's exactly what Google does.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You're right! Thank you very much Ionut

yes man [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Lithuania has nice song gonna sing first in the finals vote please!!

+ Show video

very good song

Birsen [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Hadise is the best.

Birsen Eyüpoğlu [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Hadise is the first. Who is second?

yty [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Yeah I agree with Google's prediction, Hadise will win this year. She is the star of this year's Eurovision. I will definitely vote for her.

Tasos [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Go go Saki.The Greeks of Norway votes Greece;)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I didn't like Greece, but Saki is an AWESOME name, got my vote!

Ali israfilov [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

1st Norway
2nd Turkey
3rd Azerbaijan

Emin Axundzade [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Azerbaijan
Turkey
Norway

Blalal [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Norway
and then whatever

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