Google’s Eurovision 2011 Prediction Tool

Google has launched its annual Eurovision iGoogle Predictor Gadget, which predicts who will win Eurovision based on how many times Internet users search for them. It then calculates the score contestants would get if voting took place today. It’s done geographically, so unlike most online polls (including my own) it prevents fans from “voting” for their nation’s own contestant. I’ve added the widget to the right-hand column of my blog pages (look right and scroll down), so you can watch the results unfold at any moment. Of course, the professional jury makes up 50% of the score, so this only gives you a glimpse of how the public might vote.

As of midnight on May 4, the results were as follows:

1 Ireland Jedward 129
2 Denmark A Friend In London 100
3 France Amaury Vassili 82
4 Romania Hotel FM 78
5 Sweden Eric Saade 65
6 Belarus Anastasiya Vinnikova 64
7 Latvia Musiqq 64
8 Germany Lena 61
9 Spain Lucía Pérez 57
10 Estonia Getter Jaani 56
11 Greece Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo Mike 43
12 Russia Alexej Vorobjov 37
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Merlin 36
14 Moldova Zdob ?i Zdub 33
15 Azerbaijan Ell/Nikki 32
16 Israel Dana International 30
17 Armenia Emmy 25
18 Slovenia Maja Keuc 24
19 Switzerland Anna Rossinelli 24
20 Hungary Kati Wolf 22
21 United Kingdom Blue 19
22 Portugal Homens Da Luta 17
23 Ukraine Mika Newton 17
24 Finland Paradise Oskar 14
25 Croatia Daria 12
26 Malta Glen Vella 10
27 Macedonia Vlatko Ilievski 9
28 Turkey Yüksek Sadakat 8
29 Albania Aurela Gaçe 8
30 The Netherlands 3JS 8
31 Slovakia TWiiNS 8
32 Poland Magdalena Tul 8
33 Norway Stella Mwangi 6
34 Belgium Witloof Bay 5
35 Cyprus Christos Mylordos 3
36 Bulgaria Poli Genova 3
37 Iceland Sjonni’s Friends 1
38 Italy Raphael Gualazzi 0
39 Lithuania Evelina Sašenko 0
40 Serbia Nina 0
41 San Marino Senit 0
42 Austria Nadine Beiler 0
43 Georgia Eldrine 0

See the latest Google Poll updates: