“It’s My Life” Is the Eurovision Song You’re Still Listening To

One month ago we asked y’all to check your iPods and tell us which Eurovision 2013 songs you’re still listening to. After counting 8,319 votes, we can now reveal that Cezar Ouatu’s “It’s My Life” is the song looping most frequently on your music player!

The Romanian, who spoke with Team Wiwi in an exclusive interview backstage just moments before the second semi-final, captured 4,393 votes—more than 53% of all those cast. Before you start complaining remember this: Cezar had the highest televoting average in his semi-final, and was let down big time by the professional jury. (Appropriately enough you guys also handed him the 2013 Kate Ryan Award for Most Wronged at ESC).

Norway’s Margaret Berger, who y’all previously honored as the contestant most likely to succeed commercially, finished second with 246 votes. And Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest—who has followed up with a pretty decent album—finished third with 226. Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich and Holland’s Anouk round out the Top 5.

You’ll notice that many acts that were hits with televoters—but failed to strike a chord with the professional juries—also did well in this poll. Montenegro’s Who See—who came fourth in the televote during their semi—finished ninth in our poll. And far from finishing last like he did in the grand final, Ireland’s Ryan Dolan came 21st here.

What do you think of the results? Are you still listening to the Top 10 songs below? Did Cyprus, Croatia, Latvia and Armenia deserved to finish in spots 36, 37, 38 and 39? Let us know in the comments box below!


1. Romania: Cezar Ouatu with “It’s My Life” 4,393 votes, 53.97%
2. Norway: Margaret Berger with “I Feed You My Love” 246 votes, 3.02%
3. Denmark: Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops” 226 votes, 2.78%
4. Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich with “Gravity” 218 votes, 2.68%
5. The Netherlands: Anouk with “Birds” 201 votes, 2.47%
6. Germany: Cascada with “Glorious” 175 votes, 2.15%
7. Sweden: Robin Stjernberg with “You” 142 votes, 1.74%
8. Montenegro: Who See with “Ingranka” 140 votes, 1.72%
9. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Crisalide” 139 votes, 1.71%
10. Italy: Marco Mengoni with “L’essenziale” 137 votes, 1.68%
11. Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa with “Love Kills” 128 votes, 1.57%
11. Moldova: Aliona Moon with “A Million” 128 votes, 1.57%
13. Malta: Gianluca Bezzina with “Tomorrow” 124 votes, 1.52%
14. Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov with “Hold Me” 122 votes, 1.50%
15. Finland: Krista Siegfrids with “Marry Me” 113 votes, 1.39%
16. Greece: Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis with “Alcohol is Free” 112 votes, 1.38%
17. France: Amandine Bourgeois with “L’enfer et moi” 102 votes, 1.25%
18. Serbia: Moje 3 with “Ljubav je svuda” 97 votes, 1.19%
19. Estonia: Birgit Oigemeel with “Et uus saaks alguse” 95 votes, 1.17%
20. Hungary: ByeAlex with “Kedvesem” 93 votes, 1.14%
21. Ireland: Ryan Dolan with “Only Love Survives” 92 votes, 1.13%
22. Israel: Moran Mazor with “Rak bishvilo” 85 votes, 1.04%
23. United Kingdom: Bonnie Tyler with “Believe in Me” 84 votes, 1.03%
24. Russia: Dina Garipova with “What If” 75 votes, 0.92%
25. Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya with “Solayoh” 74 votes, 0.91%
26. Slovenia: Hannah Mancini with “Straight Into Love” 72 votes, 0.88%
27. Austria: Natália Kelly with “Shine” 66 votes, 0.81%
28. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with “Ég á Líf” 65 votes, 0.80%
29. Spain: El Sueno de Morfeo with “Contigo hasta el final” 56 votes, 0.69%
30. Bulgaria: Elitsa and Stoyan with “Samo Shampioni” 54 votes, 0.66%
31. Georgia: Nodi & Sophie with “Waterfall” 50 votes, 0.61%
32. Switzerland: Takasa with “You and Me” 47 votes, 0.58%
33. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano with ”Pred da se razdeni” 40votes, 0.49%
34. Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko with “Identitet” 34 votes, 0.42%
35. Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis with “Something” 32 votes, 0.39%
36. Cyprus: Despina Olympiou with “An Me Thimase” 30 votes, 0.37%
37. Croatia: Klapa s Mora with “Mizerja” 27 votes, 0.33%
38. Latvia: Grupa PeR with “Here We Go” 15 votes, 0.18%
39. Armenia: Dorians with “Lonely Planet” 10 votes, 0.12%

Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.

Photo: Dennis Stachel (EBU)