Jedward’s “Waterline” Is the ESC 2012 Song You Are Still Listening To

One month ago Wiwi asked y’all to let him know which Eurovision 2012 song had climbed to the top of your most-played lists. After one month and a total of 3,123 votes, Wiwi can now reveal that Jedward’s “Waterline” is the song y’all have on repeat.

On July 22 John and Edward sat in fourth place. But a last minute surge of support from their fans helped them finished on top. They received 417 votes, around 13% of the total, putting them ahead of runner-up Loreen. Her ESC-winning entry “Euphoria” earned 278 votes, or around 9%.

The other songs in the top five finished neck-and-neck. Cyprus’s Ivi Adamou—who had some of the hottest choreography in Baku—came third with 186 votes. That’s just one more vote than chain-smoking Macedonian Kaliopi, whose song “Crno i belo” divided opinion among the Wiwi Jury ahead of Eurovision. Romania’s Mandinga came fifth with “Zaleilah.” They banked 171 votes.

Some contestants who fared poorly at Eurovision have managed to do better on our list. Norway’s Tooji, who finished last in the grand final, came eighth in our poll. France’s Anggun, who received 0 points from televoters in Baku, came 10th with “Echo (You and I).” Gypsy temptress and disco diva Sofi Marinova came 17th in our poll. That’s the highest finish by a non-qualifier at Eurovision.

Complete Results

Contestant Votes %
1. Ireland: Jedward with “Waterline” 417 13.35%
2. Sweden: Loreen with “Euphoria” 278 8.90%
3. Cyprus: Ivi Adamou with “La La Love” 186 5.96%
4. FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi with “Crno i belo” 185 5.92%
5. Romania: Mandinga with “Zaleilah” 171 5.48%
6. Italy: Nina Zilli with “L’amore è femmina (Out of Love)” 120 3.84%
7. Spain: Pastora Soler with “Quédate conmigo” 116 3.71%
8. Norway: Tooji with “Stay” 96 3.07%
9. Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou with “Aphrodisiac” 94 3.01%
10. France: Anggun with “Echo (You and I)” 90 2.88%
11. Iceland: Gréta Salóme & Jónsi with “Never Forget” 82 2.63%
12. Turkey: Can Bonomo with “Love me Back” 79 2.53%
13. Germany: Roman Lob with “Standing Still” 77 2.47%
14. Albania: Rona Nishliu with “Suus” 74 2.37%
15. Denmark: Soluna Samay with “Should’ve Known Better” 67 2.15%
16. Estonia: Ott Lepland with “Kuula” 61 1.95%
17. Bulgaria: Sofi Marinova with “Love Unlimited” 60 1.92%
17. Serbia: Zeljko Joksimovic with “Nije ljubav stvar” (Love is not an object) 60 1.92%
19. Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki with “Party for Everybody” 55 1.76%
19. Ukraine: Gaitana with “Be My Guest” 55 1.76%
21. Azerbaijan: Sabina Babayeva with “When the Music Dies” 54 1.73%
22. Netherlands: Joan Franka with “You and Me” 53 1.70%
23. Malta: Kurt Calleja with “This is the Night” 52 1.67%
24. Austria: Trackshittaz with “Woki mit deim Popo” 51 1.63%
25. Moldova: Pasha Parfeny with “Lautar” 41 1.31%
25. Switzerland: Sinplus with “Unbreakable” 41 1.31%
27. Finland: Pernailla Karlsson with “Nar jag blundar” 38 1.22%
28. Slovenia: Eva Boto with “Verjamem” (I believe) 34 1.09%
29. Hungary: Compact Disco with “Sound of Our Hearts” 33 1.06%
29. Lithuania: Donny Montell with “Love is Blind” 33 1.06%
31. Latvia: Anmary with “Beautiful Song” 32 1.02%
31. San Marino: Valentine Monetta with “The Social Network” 32 1.02%
33. Israel: Izabo with “Time” 30 0.96%
34. Portugal: Filipa Sousa with “Vida minha” (Life of Mine) 29 0.93%
35. Bosnia: Maya Sar with “Korake ti znam” (I Know Your Steps) 26 0.83%
35. Croatia: Nina Badric with “Nebo” 26 0.83%
37. Belarus: Litesound with “We Are the Heroes” 22 0.70%
37. United Kingdom: “Love Will Set You Free” 22 0.70%
39. Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus with “Euro Neuro” 20 0.64%
40. Slovakia: Max Jason Mai with “Don’t Close Your Eyes” 16 0.51%
41. Belgium: Iris with “Would You?” 12 0.38%
42. Georgia: Anri Jokhadze with “I’m a Jocker” 3 0.10%