Correlation vs. CausationSo, does the result of the Eurovision Song Contest directly influence the happiness and well being of a country's population?
About 200 million people watched this year's contest, held in Lisbon, Portugal. There will be no escaping the issue next year unless the competition's rabid fans in coastal Tel Aviv get their way and manage to host it instead.
Sobral last week criticized "Toy" as "horrible music", insisting the focus should be on the music and not the spectacle. Netta Barzilai's "excellent" song could not win Eurovision "because Europe is imbued with bi-coloured anti-Semitism: The classic Christian anti-Semitism of Holocaust's perpetrators and Muslim anti-Semitism that's striking root" there, he wrote, vowing to eat his own "hat" if he's proven wrong.
"It's so fun that you chose something different".
"We learned that girls aren't toys, they're just as strong as the boys are", she said. "I believe authenticity (shows) through".
"Next time in Jersualem!"
Wearing a bandana and a backpack, the man apparently shouted "Nazis of the United Kingdom media, we demand freedom", after grabbing the microphone from the singer.
Fans of the Eurovision Song Contest were elated on Saturday as Israel was deemed the winning country.
Barzilai, known more usually as Netta, has a witty and endearing personality.
A massive crowd gathered Monday evening at Rabin Square in the bustling city of Tel Aviv to crown this years' queen of Eurovision, Netta Barzilai.
She sang the catchy lines of the song, "I'm not your toy, you stupid boy". Austria's success - a third place with 342 points - came as a surprise. He was quickly dragged offstage by a security agent, and SuRie was handed another microphone while barely a missing a beat.
Speaking about the chicken noises she makes during the song, she told Wiwibloggs: "The noises are supposed to imitate the voices of a coward - a chicken".
Previous editions of the annual event have also witnessed protesters getting onto the stage.
Eurovision is staged by public broadcasters who are part of the European Broadcasting Union, an organization with members from western Europe to Russian Federation and the Middle East.
Australia's entry from Jessica Mauboy was in 12th place when the votes from the jury voting were tallied but did not score well in the tele-vote section and was dragged down to 20th place in the 26 spot competition.
The scientists then compared data from countries who participated but did badly, to countries who didn't take part at all.
Past winners have rarely become household names, but they include Swedish pop group ABBA and Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias.