• Dale Roberts

Eurovision host city poll: Which city is the Aussie fan favourite?



Last Friday, seven cities were shortlisted to host Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine.


We ran a preferential poll that saw fans rank their top five choices in order.


In total, 256 fans took part and today we are focusing on the results of the 108 Australians who voted in the poll.


Below are the results over several rounds where one city will be knocked out and their preferences redistributed.


For example if you voted for Glasgow and they were knocked out first round, your vote would then go to your second choice.


Got it? Good! Let's go!


Round 1


Glasgow - 54

Manchester - 23

Birmingham - 13

Liverpool - 8

Leeds - 4

Newcastle - 4

Sheffield - 2


Knocked out: Sheffield



Round 2


Glasgow - 54

Manchester - 23

Birmingham - 14

Liverpool - 8

Leeds - 5

Newcastle - 4


Knocked out: Newcastle



Round 3


Glasgow - 56

Manchester - 23

Birmingham - 16

Liverpool - 8

Leeds - 5


Knocked out: Leeds



Round 4


Glasgow - 58

Manchester - 26

Birmingham - 16

Liverpool - 8


Knocked out: Liverpool



Round 5


Glasgow - 61

Manchester - 29

Birmingham - 18


Knocked out: Birmingham



Round 6


Glasgow - 71

Manchester - 36


Winner: Glasgow!


Credit: The SSE Hydro - Events & Concerts in Glasgow (Facebook)

Glasgow win with 66% of the head-to-head vote against runner-up Manchester.


You may notice the head-to-head is one vote short, one person had neither city in their top five choices.


Glasgow started with 50% of the first preference vote, so it was already over by round 2, but hey, we don't like to spoil the fun!


So Aussies are very keen to see Eurovision 2023 held in the Scottish city. How does that compare to British fans and the rest of Europe?


We'll bring those results out very soon!


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