The biggest and most respected Eurovision Song Contest predictive tool on the internet is back for a seventh year! The 2009 esctoday.com BigPoll is officially open. The poll relies on our readers accurately predicting the outcome of the Eurovision Song Contest and the semi final, we ask you to predict the finishing order of the participating countries. Will the esctoday.com readers get it right yet again?
The BigPoll will allow you to predict the result of the two semi finals, and as soon as the second one is over on 14th May, you will be able to predict the result of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest Final.
This year, esctoday.com decided to delay the start of the BigPoll in order to give songs chosen towards the end of the national final season more time to sink into people's thinking and to allow for the final versions of the songs to be released.
The simple 'drag and drop' interface allows you to see the order of your predictions clearly on screen, in much the same way that you see countries move up the Eurovision Song Contest scoreboard during the voting.
Remember, we are asking you to predict the result, not vote for your favourite song (we will be doing that at a later date!). You are free to take into account political, neighbourly and diaspora voting, betting odds and preview shows. You can change and update your votes until the poll closes at 17:00 CET on Tuesday 12th May for the first semi final and 17:00 CET on Thursday 14th May for the second semi final. A special prize will be awarded to the most accurate predictions.
The esctoday.com BigPoll is the most accurate prediction poll on the internet. the esctoday.com big poll has correctly predicted the Eurovision Song Contest winner in three of the last five years. Last year, it correctly predicted the top two songs, but in the wrong order yet correctly predicted four of the top six songs.
The voting ballot for the Grand Final will be available after the second Semifinal.