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Experts say Waterloo is the best Eurovision song of all time.

Abba's Waterloo is the perfect Eurovision song, according to experts.

It contains the ideal combination of seven crucial ingredients to make it the best Eurovision song of all time.

Dr Harry Witchel, physiologist and music expert at the University of Bristol, came up with the recipe for Eurovision perfection to mark its 50th anniversary.

He has come up with seven crucial elements - pace and rhythm; an easily-memorable song; the perfect chorus; key change; a clearly-defined finish; dance routine and costume.

The expert put this year's competitors through his criteria and found that Bosnia and Herzegovina had the best chance of winning, with the song Call Me.

British entry Javine was seventh in the list of singers most likely to take the Eurovision crown this weekend Dr Witchel said: 'For any music fan it should come as no surprise that Waterloo is the perfect Eurovision song.

'The main thrust of the song, the word Waterloo, is just three syllables long and then there's a lot of space for it to become both memorable and emotionally evocative Top 10: 1 Abba (Sweden) Waterloo 19742 Celine Dion (Switzerland) Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi 1988; 3 Sandie Shaw (UK) Puppet On A String 1967; 4 Teach-In (Netherlands) Ding-A-Dong 1975; 5 Bobbysocks ( Norway) La Det Swinge 1985; 6 Bucks Fizz (UK) Making Your Mind Up1981; 7 Salome (Spain) Vivo Cantando 1969; 8 Johnny Logan (Ireland) Hold Me Now 1987; 9Dana International (Israel) Diva 1998; 10 Charlotte Nilsson (Sweden) Take Me To Your Heaven 1999
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