Eurovision entrant Molly

Music streaming service blinkbox music recently commissioned the London College of Music - part of the University of West London - to analyse some of the key elements of winning Eurovision entries to see exactly what they have in common.

Senior Lecturer and member of the Senior Fellowship at the London College of Music Sam Sutton led the study, analysing all the winners from the past 10 years in a bid to find out how they stood out above the rest.

Results suggested that the length of the song as well as notes used are key to getting votes on the Eurovision songs.

Winners were successful mostly with songs no more than three minutes long, with a three note hook on the chorus.

Two other key variables were noted as a sense of familiarity and plenty of 'cheeky charm'.

The formula to the perfect Eurovision song was expressed in the following way:

(3 minutes long + 3 Note Chorus) + Sounds Familiar + Cheeky Charm = Win

Sam commented: “The blinkbox music Eurovision study shows that past winners share a cunning secret for success – they keep it simple. A song which is three minutes long combined with a three note hook in the chorus is their first step. The next is to engage potential voters with a sense of familiarity by serving up a dynamic chorus. All of this then sits above that all-important factor, cheeky charm.

“This year’s UK entry Molly does this brilliantly. The vocal melody has that familiar quality and only requires one listen before it’s firmly rooted ‘on repeat’ in your brain. It is also three minutes long on the nose, which firmly puts her in the running.” he continued.

The lecturer also stated that Molly has a good chance of taking home the Eurovision win if his formula is taken into account.

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