Is winning Eurovision all about the right lyrics?

There's a secret code to Eurovision-winning lyrics according to the University of Winchester's Glenn Fosbraey.

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the few remaining examples of event TV – and audiences lap it up. With 8.9 million viewers in 2022, Britain formed the largest audience of all Eurovision markets. And this time around, there’s even a bit of hope for those cheering on the British talent.

Although it’s been 26 years since the UK’s last victory, courtesy of Katrina and The Waves in 1997, Sam Ryder’s ‘Space Man’ marked a return to the runners-up podium last year. The UK has now chalked up a record 16 second place finishes. But what would it take to go one better and win the whole thing?

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