“We Could Be The Same”: The Eurovision Song Fans Are Still Listening To

One month ago Wiwi asked y’all to vote for the Eurovision 2010 song you’re still listening to. After 1,158 votes, we have a winner: Turkey’s maNga with “We Could Be The Same.”

Turkey’s hottest rap-rock band earned a whopping 45% of all votes, perhaps owing to front man Ferman Akgul’s recent victory in Wiwi’s search for Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.

Germany’s Lena Meyer-Landrut, this year’s Eurovision winner, placed second.

Romania’s Paula Seling & Ovi came third—just like they did in Oslo.

The full results, posted below, seem to prove that you don’t have to do well at Eurovision for your song to endure (something you’ll remember from Wiwi’s post on how contestants fared on the iTunes charts). Harel Skaat, the much-hyped Israeli contestant and a favorite with the bookies, only placed 14th at Eurovision, but his song placed third in our poll. And Norway’s saddest lounge singer Didrik Solli-Tangen, who placed 20th at Eurovision, finished an impressive sixth in Wiwi’s poll.

In some instances, though, it’s a case of once a loser, always a loser. Latvia’s Aisha, who came last in the first semi-final, also finished last here. The daughter of one of Latvia’s biggest rock stars, Aisha didn’t receive a single vote from Wiwi’s readers.

Contestants are listed below in the order they finished, along with the number of votes they received and the percentage that represents. The number in parentheses denotes where the contestant finished at Eurovision. In instances where contestants did not advance past the semi-final, the placement comes from the semi-final and is marked with an SF.

1. Turkey: maNga with “We Could Be the Same” (2)
524,
45.25%
2. Germany: Lena Meyer-Landrut with “Satellite” (1) 181, 15.63%
3. Israel: Harel Skaat with “Milim” (14)
46 3.97%
3. Romania: Paula Seling and Ovi with “Playing With Fire” (3) 46 3.97%
5. Greece: Giorgos Alkaios and Friends with “Opa” (8)
39 3.37%
6. Norway: Didrik Solli-Tangen with “My Heart Is Yours” (20) 32 2.76%
7. Serbia: Milan Stankovic with “Ovo je Balkan” (13)
25 2.16%
7. Azerbaijan: Safura with “Drip Drop” (5) 25 2.16%
9. Belgium: Tom Dice with “Me and My Guitar” (6)
23 1.99%
9. Croatia: Feminnem with “Lako Je Sve” (13 SF) 23 1.99%
11. Armenia: Eva Rivas with “Apricot Stone” (7)
22 1.9%
12. France: Jessy Matador with “Allez! Ola! Olé!” (12) 19 1.64%
13. Spain: Daniel Diges with “Algo Pequeñito” (15)
16 1.38%
14. Portugal: Filipa Azevedo with “Há dias assim” (18) 14 1.21%
15. Moldova: Sun Stroke Project & Olia Tira with “Run Away” (22)
13 1.12%
16. Sweden: Anna Bergendahl with “This Is My Life” (11 SF) 12 1.04%
16. Bosnia: Vukašin Brajic with “Munja I Grom” (17)
12 1.04%
18. Albania: Juliana Pasha with “It’s All About You” (16) 11 0.95%
19. Ukraine: Alyosha with “Sweet People” (10)
10 0.86%
20. Slovakia: Kristina with “Horehronie” (16 SF) 8 0.69%
21. The Netherlands: Sieneke with “Ik Ben Verliefd (Shalalie)” (14 SF)
7 0.6%
22. Iceland: Hera Björk with “Je Ne Sais Quoi” (19) 6 0.52%
23. Malta: Thea Garrett with “My Dream” (12 SF)
5 0.43%
24. Bulgaria: Miro with “Angel Si Ti” (15 SF) 4 0.35%
24. Cyprus: Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders with “Life Looks Better In Spring” (21) 4 0.35%
26. Ireland: Niamh Kavanagh with “It’s For You” (23) 3 0.26%
26. Poland: Marcin Mrozinski with “Legenda” (13 SF)
3 0.26%
26. Russia: Peter Nalitch with “Lost and Forgotten” (11) 3 0.26%
26. United Kingdom: Josh Dubovie with “That Sounds Good to Me” (25)
3 0.26%
26. Belarus: 3 + 2 with “Butterflies” (24) 3 0.26%
26. Denmark: Chanée & Tomas N’evergreen with “In A Moment Like This” (4)
3 0.26%
26. Estonia: Malcolm Lincoln with “Siren” (14 SF) 3 0.26%
26. Finland: Kuunkuiskaajat with “Työlki ellää” (11 SF)
3 0.26%
34. Lithuania: Inculto with “Eastern European Funk” (12 SF) 2 0.17%
34. Georgia: Sofia Nizharadze with “Shine” (9)
2 0.17%
36. Slovenia: Ansambel Roka Žlindre in Kalamari (16 SF) 1 0.09%
36. Switzerland: Michael von der Heide with “Il pleut de l’or” (17 SF)
1 0.09%
36. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Gjoko Taneski with “Jas Ja Imam Silata” (15 SF) 1 0.09%
39. Latvia: Aisha with “What for?” (17 SF)
0 0%