Russia will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 on Saturday – that is if statistical analysis from Channel 4 News is correct.
An analysis of voting patterns over the past ten years suggests that Russia will win the contest on Saturday evening, being held in Malmo, Sweden.
The country will be buoyed by top marks from Latvia, Estonia, Armenia and Belarus. The prediction suggests Russia’s Dina Garipova (pictured, above) will win with 193 points – 21 ahead of nearest competitor Azerbaijan.
At the bottom of the pile is France, forecast to amass just eight points, while the UK’s Bonnie Tyler is predicted to come third from bottom with 26 points.
However, with tensions high over the UK’s place within the EU, and Nigel Farage telling his anti-immigration views to all and sundry on the continent, especially on a recent trip to Bulgaria – it would be understandable to expect some anti-British sentiment to depress the UK’s score further.