Your favourite Eurovision act so far: Nicky Byrne fends off Ira Losco to remain on top

Malta’s Ira Losco did her best, but she just couldn’t shake Ireland’s Nicky Byrne off the top of our weekly poll. The Eurovision returnee briefly stormed to the lead when voting first opened, however, support for the “Sunlight” singer was simply too strong. Of the 5,790 votes received since Sunday 24 January, a massive 3,083 votes went to the ex-Westlife star — that’s a whopping 53.25% of all votes cast! His previous best was 762 votes on the week ending 17 January. 

Nicky Byrne “Sunlight”

Ira Losco’s “Chameleon” debuts in second place, picking up an impressive 1,394 votes or 24.08% of all votes cast. This would have been enough for her to top both previous polls. But the ante’s been upped and she’ll need to do better if she’s to win Eurovision.

Ira Losco “Chameleon”

Belgium’s Laura Tesoro and “What’s The Pressure” hold strong with 469 votes. That’s only slightly down on the 482 votes she received last time.

Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure”

Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale)

The increased competition sees Albania’s Eneda Tarifa slip from third to fourth. However, week-on-week, support for “Përrallë” (Fairytale) has actually risen — 457 votes versus 404 last week.

Ivan “Help You Fly”

Belarus’ IVAN rounds out the poll. Our second newcomer seems to have gotten lost in the melee. “How To Fly” managed to secure just 387 votes — the lowest tally so far this season.

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Luckily for most, we’re all about second chances. The slate will be wiped clean when we relaunch the poll on Tuesday. The quintet will be joined by the winner of Spain’s Objetivo Eurovisión, which takes place tonight.

What do you think of the current standings? Does Ireland deserve to be at number one for a third week? And can the Emerald Isle maintain the momentum once Spain joins the party? Who’s your Eurovision favourite? Let us know below.

YOUR EUROVISION FAVOURITES ON 1 February (5 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 53.25% (3,083 votes)
  2. Malta: Ira Losco “Chameleon” 24.08% (1,394 votes)
  3. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 8.1% (469 votes)
  4. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 7.89% (457 votes)
  5. Belarus: Ivan “Help You Fly” 6.68% (387 votes)

Total Votes: 5,790

PREVIOUS FAVOURITES

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 22 JANUARY (3 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 42.99% (668 votes)
  2. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 31.02% (482 votes)
  3. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 25.99% (404 votes)

Total Votes: 1,554

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 17 JANUARY (2 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 58.08% (762 votes)
  2. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 41.92% (550 votes)

Total Votes: 1,312

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