Eurovision 2015: Reviews and Rankings by the Wiwi Jury

Forty acts will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, but there can only be one winner. To help you make an informed decision about where to cast your vote, the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—has previewed and reviewed each of this year’s acts. It’s hard work being honest, but somebody has to do it.

Our jury consists of 29 jurors who hail from Albania, Austria, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, the UK and the US. We are truly international, y’all! Each juror assesses each song independently, and then awards each song a score from 0 to 10. The highest and lowest scores are then dropped to determine the Wiwi Jury average.

You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the COUNTRY name. The artist name will take you to an interview or further coverage, while the song title will take you to the lyrics.

EUROVISION 2015 REVIEWS AND RANKINGS

Click on the country name to read the review. 

  1. Estonia: Elina & Stig with “Goodbye to Yesterday” (8.50)
  2. SwedenMåns Zelmerlöw with “Heroes” (8.44)
  3. Norway: Mørland & Debrah Scarlett with “A Monster Like Me” (8.37)
  4. BelgiumLoïc Nottet with “Rhythm Inside” (8.31)
  5. Spain: Edurne with “Amanecer” (8.26) *
  6. Azerbaijan: Elnur Huseynov with “Hour of the Wolf” (8.26) *
  7. Slovenia: Maraaya with “Here for You” (8.11)
  8. IcelandMaría Ólafsdóttir with “Unbroken” (8.09)
  9. Albania: Elhaida Dani with “I’m Alive” (8.02)
  10. Latvia: Aminata Savadogo with “Love Injected” (7.89)
  11. Georgia: Nina Sublatti with “Warrior” (7.67)
  12. Australia: Guy Sebastian with “Tonight Again” (7.54)
  13. Germany: Ann Sophie with “Black Smoke” (7.41)
  14. Italy: Il Volo with “Grande Amore”(7.31)
  15. Armenia: Genealogy with “Face the Shadow” (7.19)
  16. Russia: Polina Gagarina with “A Million Voices” (7.06)
  17. Lithuania: Monika & Vaidas with “This Time” (7.0)
  18. The Netherlands: Trijntje with “Walk Along” (6.65)
  19. Israel: Nadav Guedj with “Golden Boy” (6.53)
  20. Belarus: Uzari & Maimuna with “Time” (6.52)
  21. Malta: Amber with “Warrior” (6.41)
  22. FYR MacedoniaDaniel Kajmakoski with “Lisja esenski” (6.26)
  23. Romania: Voltaj with “De La Capat” (6.13)
  24. Ireland: Molly Sterling with “Playing with Numbers” (6.07)
  25. Serbia: Bojana Stamenov with “Beauty Never Lies” (6.0)
  26. France: Lisa Angell with “N’oubliez Pas” (5.98)
  27. Czech RepublicMarta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta with “Hope Never Dies” (5.7)
  28. Montenegro: Knez with “Adio” (5.63) *
  29. Switzerland: Mélanie Réne with “Time to Shine” (5.63) *
  30. Poland: Monika Kuszynska with “In The Name Of Love” (5.5)
  31. GreeceMaria-Elena Kyriakou with “One Last Breath” (5.43)
  32. Hungary: Boggie with “Wars for Nothing” (4.83)
  33. United Kingdom: Electro Velvet with “Still in Love with You” (4.76)
  34. Austria: The MakeMakes with “I Am Yours” (4.69)
  35. Denmark: Anti Social Media with “The Way You Are” (4.61)
  36. Portugal: Leonor Andrade with “Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa” (4.26)
  37. Cyprus: John Karayiannis with “One Thing I Should Have Done” (4.11)
  38. MoldovaEduard Romanyuta with “I Want Your Love” (3.89)
  39. San Marino: Michele Perniola and Anita with “Chain of Lights” (3.61)
  40. Finland: Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät with “Aina mun pitää” (2.13)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. For Spain and Azerbaijan, of our 29 jurors, 16 rated Spain more highly than Azerbaijan, and 13 rated Azerbaijan more highly than Spain. For Montenegro and Switzerland, of our 29 jurors, 14 rated Montenegro more highly than Switzerland, 13 rated Switzerland more highly than Montenegro, and two rated them equally. 

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