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2012-03-12

A Minute-by-minute Popularity Contest – Loreen versus Danny

Despite the fact that the Swedish part of the Eurovision Song Contest final was broadcast live, as a TV viewer it was impossible to get a sense of just how popular the artists were at a given point in time. Having access to Ethersource made sifting out meaningful blog posts and Tweets in real-time a breeze! Below are two graphs outlining, minute-by-minute, the popularity of the two top contestants as expressed in Swedish on-line social media for the day of the final (click the image for a larger version). Note that the popularity score of Loreen’s reaches higher during her performance than does Danny’s. In fact, looking at the scale and the contents of the two graphs, it is clear that the expressions of popularity towards Loreen is consequently higher throughout the day.

The popularity of Loreen and Danny Saucedo, measured minute-by-minute during the day of the final of the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest.

The popularity of Loreen and Danny Saucedo, measured minute-by-minute during the day of the final of the Swedish part of the Eurovision Song Contest. The annotations in red denotes the appearance on stage by the two artists.

The timing information for the performances of the artists is available at the official web site of the contest.

Category: case studies, sentiment analysis