It seems that going it alone allows for a better chance of winning – solo acts tend to get a better position, compared to groups. There have been more solo participants over the years, compared to multi-performer acts, and perhaps unsurprisingly more solo act winners.
Samra, representing Azerbaijan
For the groups that do take a shot at it, bigger seems to be better – but if you can’t go big, go small. Those who have six members (the maximum number allowed) tend to do best, followed by duos and then groups of three.
The numbers show that it’s more common to enter as a mixed gender group (33 entries since 2012), followed by all male groups (29 entries since 2012), and all female (7 entries since 2012) groups. However, all female groups score better, followed by mixed and all male groups respectively.
When it comes to deciding whether or not to commit to a group or try going solo, it seems men and women have different luck. Female groups tend to do better than female solo artist, whereas male solo artists have the edge over male groups.