The Nordic countries have dominated Eurovision in recent years, securing five of the past ten victories. Last year, however, only two of them reached the grand final, with Denmark, Finland and Iceland all crashing out in the semis. Thankfully for fans of Nordic pop, the region’s two qualifiers did well — with Norway coming eighth and Sweden, of course, winning it all and bringing the contest back to Stockholm.

But in 2016 the past is forgotten and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have to fight for victory all over again. So we want to know: Which of these five countries has the best song in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016? Vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for as many of your favourites as you would like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

Finland: Sandhja with “Sing It Away”

Sandhja won Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2016 back in February. The Finnish public wanted to send Saara Aalto, and they placed Sandhja third. But love from the jury was enough to push her to the win.

Iceland: Greta Salóme with “Hear Them Calling”

Greta Salóme returns to Eurovision after singing “Never Forget” with Jónsi in Baku back in 2012. In a very exciting final of Söngvakeppnin 2016, Greta managed to edge past Alda Dís Arnardóttir, despite finishing second in the first round of voting.

Denmark: Lighthouse X with “Soldiers of Love”

Boyband Lighthouse X left two divas — Simone and Anja Nissen — in their dust as they stormed to the victory in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016. Band member Johannes Nymark is making his second appearance on the Eurovision stage after performing beside Emma Marrone back in 2014.

Norway: Agnete with “Icebreaker”

Agnete secured a landslide victory at Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2016. She won top marks from each region and earned more than 78,000 televotes more than silver medalist Freddy Kalas. Norway is the only Nordic country who has finished in top ten over the past three years.

Sweden: Frans with “If I Were Sorry”

Frans will represent the host country Sweden after winning Melodifestivalen 2016 last weekend. The 17-year-old is the youngest winner of Melodifestivalen since Carola, who won the contest when she was just 16 years old back in 1983.

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JereJose
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Somebodies need to stop whining about how: “The Finnish public wanted to send Saara Aalto, and they placed Sandhja third. But love from the jury was enough to push her to the win.”

In a same way we can say that European public wanted to Italy win on 2015 Eurovision with but love from jury was enough to push Sweden to win. http://www.escstats.com/ESC2015splitresults.xlsx

GEF
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My ranking is:

Finland (catchy, funky and different)
Iceland (catchy and a great performance)
Norway (a bit too similar to Euphoria in the beginning, not really unique)
Sweden (very repetitive, where is the chorus?)
Denmark (I don’t like boy bands)

Anyway: I think it is very silly to judge a song because it wasn’t the own No. 1 in the national preselection. And fortunately telvoters and jury members don’t care about preselections 🙂

Hide In My Suitcase
Guest

I find Finland the most pleasant to listen to and Denmark the most indifferent one!

Bionda
Guest

I dont like the nordic entries this year but among all my best is Norway and my worst Finland.

El Rosario de Raquel
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Usted lo que tiene que hacerse una pella de gofio…En forma de croqueta de pescado bien gruesa, cojer el pandero separar la tapa de la derecha luego la tapa de la izquierda, lo introduces por absorción, respira profundamente y al minuto.Levitara viendo el Teide en frente desde Agaete,se morira de gusto y hasta te correras, por una vez en tu vida y oiras aquello de doce puntos mas el microfono de cristal, y pareciera que lo vivieras en una pelicula subrrealista de Almodovar”mujeres a borde de ataque de nervios” comedia cumbre de cine Español.

El Rosario de Raquel
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Usted no se meta en mi vida no me insulte cotilla de bloggs Eurovisivo, Es usted el que ataca falta a respeto y nombra mis pais ,de forma poco respetuosa manipula ,comonveo que no va a cambiar es usted un acosador, H de GP. XNFVO vallase a Tomar Por El abujero negro de galaxia eurovisva follose a un pez por que otra cosa con la amargura que tiene.no puede levantarla …viejo decrepito
Y dejeme em paz.

Charles
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@El Rosario de Raquel: Como contesta a tus 3 comentários: a) Primero: Hablas de educación, sin embargo sigues siendo hipócrita con tus pensamientos totalitarios … hablas en tu lengua porque eres demasiado orgulloso para cambiar y piensas que todo el mundo debería hablar contigo solo en tu lengua. Eso lo queria Franco … y por lo tanto existen personas com tú en siglo XXI: Déjate de cinismos. b) Segundo: Más de lo mismo … tu pensamiento es lo de la ignorancia y de la testarudez …el sentimiento de inferioridad sigue presente como nunca. Y tu consciencia sobre el período mas… Read more »
El Rosario de Raquel
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Usted utiiza terminos como hispanohablantes y Europa de sur con absoluto desprecio, Cuidado por ahi no valla, estoy muy cansadita del clasismo , racismo, xenofobia de algunas persononaa que se creen superiores a otras, para mi lo unico que denota estas actitudes es un gravisimo complejo de inferioridad y problema de respeto a lo desconocido e intolerancia. Usted quiere un ESC Sin personas del sur …pero lo sentimos asi no se concebio en los años 50 un poco de respeto a la historia yo soy igual de DIGNA Que ested hable el idioma que hable…cuidado arenas movedizas.

El Rosario de Raquel
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Ustede en este blogg lo unico que hace es manipular, desde que alguien no esta de acuerdo con lo que ested piensa, le cae encima como la espada de Damocles ,usted administrador de este blogg no es ,como se atreve a decirme como devo y tengo que expresarme, jamas he ido por la vida pidiendo permiso para vivir, quien se ha creido usted quien es ” DIOS TODO PODEROSO” No le da verguenza lo que dice usted a los demas ,yo no hablare ingles ,pero usted en un Amargado, prepotente que actua de pandillero macarra de la calle, cuando se… Read more »
El Rosario de Raquel
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A señor don sabelotodo modere su lenguaje conmigo, yo a usted no le he insultado, se pasa usted mucho, no tiene educacion y si se va por la vida dando lecciones, deve ser a traves del respeto hacia los demas, yo aqui podre expresarme como me de la gana, si asi se me permite …tenga claro que seguire haciendolo, usted en mi vida no se meta, respete al que no piensa como usted, aqui yo hablo de ESC…Y no le hablo a nadie de Hitler, Musolini…eso es pasado casi prehistoria, sabe hablar con educacion, devatir, revatir nos enrriquece como humanos… Read more »
El Rosario de Raquel
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Tu me tachas de envidiosa y yo a usted de sobervio dos pecados capitales.Usted defienda sus ideas yo tengo el mismo derecho a hacerlo.Su prepotencia le lleva a juzgarme y hablar de un pasado doloroso y oscuro para España. Dese una vuelta mirese su interior.que yo escribiendo en Español en este blogg no tengo ningun complejo de inferioridad, y no me creo el ombligo del mundo…ese dicurso del idioma…No hace daño quien quiere si no quien pude.yo podre dormir tranquila.

Charles
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@El Rosario de Raquel: Saludos a tu orgullo franquista y a tu invidia a la Europa que consigue hablar mas do que una sola lengua … 🙂 Lo mismo no puedo decir de ti que te quedas en el año 1939 🙂 Escribir en un website … ah perdóname que la RAE me romperá los cuernos si utilizo anglicismos … escribir en un sítio de Internet sin querer siquiera tener ganas de comunicar en Inglés a causa de un orgullo tacaño, perezoso y mentalmente cuadrado y cerrado.

Em
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Denmark: Idk why everybody hate this, I like it a lot!
Norway: good!
Sweden: I also like Sweden!
Finland: catchy!
—–
Iceland: I just don’t like it :((

@EugeneESCUK
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It is interesting with just 5 countries Sweden is only a poor third. That does not bode well.

Tom
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1. Norway—Such a fascinating composition but the live visuals need polishing.
2. Finland—I love the studio version; I really hope Sandhja can improve the stage performance by the time of the semi-final.
3. Iceland—Improved but I feel like something is lacking still.
4. Sweden—For the first minute or so I like this a lot but it becomes too repetitive. Even so, it feels fresh for ESC.
5. Denmark—Much like Denmark’s entry in 2015, pleasant but forgettable.

All the Nordic countries have chosen a decent song this year. Having said that, none of them reach the heights of Euphoria or I Feed You My Love.

El Rosario de Raquel
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Sois vosotros los que haceis comparaciones, los primeroa en atacar amparandose en no se que ley divina, de que a vosotros no le podemos decir lo pensamos , lo que sentimos.Nostros vivimos en democracia vostros pareciera olbidaros de esto, relajaos y disfrutar de espectaculo de la Europa unida…mentira, falacia, no me da la gana de creermelo, totalitarismo sectario.

Random.sage2.6
Guest

I haven’t heard Denmark’s yet. 🙁

1) Sweden
2) Iceland
3) Finland
4) Norway

Isaac Muscat
Guest

1.Iceland (11)
2.Norway (13)
3.Finland (17)
4.Sweden (18)
5.Denmark (22)

Allen
Guest

1 Iceland
2 Norway
3 Finland
4 Denmark
5 Sweden

PP
Guest

From 1980 to 2016 , I don t like only few song from Sweden 1982,1987,1997,2010,2013,2016

El Rosario de Raquel
Guest

“Hay muchas cosas maravillosas que se quedara por hacer si tú no las haces”.
Open your mind
Olvida el pasado yo vivo en el paraiso
Nunca aislados
I live on an island.
Superado lo del dictador lo tenemos, gracias a dios
Sin embargo Spain es de los pocos
Paises Europeo que otro tiene un
Territorio colonial
Nostros somos Guanches orgullosos.

Magpie
Guest

For me, the power trio (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) have really dropped the ball and sent horrible songs this year. My two favourites are Finland and Iceland

Antranig Shokayan
Editor

The fact that Denmark didn’t choose Anja or Simone and is still the 2nd best sums up how poorly the others did with their national selections. Or it just sums up how good the Danish field was.

Charles
Guest
@El Rosario de Raquel: Un consejo … la invidia a nadie ha hado fortuna en la vida y segundo … si los Suecos solo piensan en ellos dentro del entorno Eurovisivo que decir de los Hispanohablantes que rechazan al Inglés y a otras lenguas como tu lo haces por aquí con la convicción de que el mundo tiene que hablarte en tu lengua y solo en tu lengua .. aprender a hablar otros idioma y a conocer otras culturas te convertiría en un Hispanohablante del siglo XXI y no en un pobrecito del aislamiento Franquista. Por eso .. estás seguro… Read more »
Colin
Guest
”I am sad every year that Finland is so underrated among fans no matter what they send. There is clear bias against Finland among eurovision fans.” @deli – I loved Finnish entry in 2014. and it rightfully reached finals. In 2015., they could have had Siru or Opera Skaala, but they picked PKN, and rightfully failed. In 2016., UMK had one of the best line-ups and I was sure that either Mikael Saari, Saara Aalto or Kimmo & Annica would be in my Top 10. BUT, that didn’t happen and they chose wrong again. So, nothing against Finland, only against… Read more »
Nick
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1. ICELAND ( 7th / 42 )
2. NORWAY ( 17th / 42 )
3. SWEDEN ( 24th / 42 )
4. DENMARK ( 38th / 42 )
5. FINLAND (42nd / 42 )

davve
Guest

Sweden will place highest of them all.. and we all know it

per
Guest

This is Iceland worst dong ever. Norways its Euphoria. Sweden is best.

MrDado999
Guest

Same top as the Results.
1.Iceland
2.Norway
3.Sweden
4.Denmark
5.Finland

deli
Guest

I am sad every year that Finland is so underrated among fans no matter what they send. There is clear bias against Finland among eurovision fans.

So disappointing.

DenizNL
Guest

All good, but I chose for Iceland and Norway.

Slightly Biased ESC Fan
Guest
Slightly Biased ESC Fan

1. Sweden
2. Finland
3. Denmark
4. Iceland
5. Norway

Mar
Guest

Estonia, distantly followed by Iceland and Norway. The other three make my ears bleed, even more so when you realize all the amazing songs they left behind in their NFs.

blondboybc
Guest

1) Icleand (great singer, unique song, wonderful staging!) In my top 5!
2) Norway (good singer, good song, good staging)
3) Finland (average singer, good song, decent staging)
4) Sweden (below average singer, decent song, boring staging)
5) Denmark (average in every way)

Thanks! 😀

Österrike
Guest

Greta looks like a horrible ghost. As horrible as all the Nordic entries are.

Travis
Guest

1. Norway (5)
2. Iceland (11)
3. Denmark (25)
4. Finland (27)
5. Sweden (28)

Chance
Guest

I REALLY like Iceland. Finland is a catchy and quickly growing on me. Norway would be a lot better if the chorus didn’t sound like it was from an entirely different song. Sweden is fine, and Frans is very attractive so it will probably do well. And Denmark is decent and should make the final.

so my rank would be
1. Iceland
2. Finland
3. Sweden
4. Denmark
5. Norway (though a revamp that improves the way the chorus sounds would jump it up to 3rd)

Esc Phanie
Guest

1. Finland
2.- Iceland
big gap
4.- Norway
3.- Denmark
4.- Sweden
Sorry but I cant ensure with swedish’ arrogance anymore. They even descriminate other countries as if their music was the only one. They could not bemore mistaken, world is biggest than they think¡¡ And music is bigger than them¡

irish esc
Guest

@dutchguy
same.

DutchGuy
Guest

I only like Norway and Iceland.

Florian
Guest
I might be a tiny little bit biased towards Iceland because I am somewhat of an “Icelandophile” but then again, I have a favorable opinion of all five Nordic countries… Regardless, Iceland is the clear favorite for me out of the Nordics this year. I already liked Greta Salóme’s 2012 effort, especially for bringing Jónsi, my favorite Icelandic male vocalist, back to Eurovision. However, I am convinced that Greta will have a better shot at a decent result in the final.”Never Forgot” did not translate very well on the Eurovision stage, in my opinion. The two main vocalists, the violin… Read more »
El Rosario de Raquel
Guest

Vamos a hacer una cosa, como veo que este es vuestro pasatiempo favorito, retomamos el dia 25 de Marzo del 2016 yo me voy de vacaciones de semana Santa a las mas cálidas playas de Europa …a la vuelta seguimos jugando.
Por favor esperarme.

El Rosario de Raquel
Guest

1 Norte vision
2 frio vision
3 mafia vision
4 vivo vision
5 muero vision
Mas vision Europea de principios, valores y derechos humanos y menos…12 puntos son para el autoengaño

Hastings
Guest

1. Norway
2. Iceland
3. Sweden
4. Denmark
5. Finland

cheesecake
Guest

1. Norway
2. Iceland
3. Sweden
4. Finland/Denmark

LATVIA
Guest

1. Sweden (10/10) – first time ever I like Swedens song

2. Finland (4/10)

3. Denmark (2/10)

4. Iceland (2/10)

5. Norway (1/10)

El Rosario de Raquel
Guest

Pues te cuidado…te quemes o te derritas, mucha cancion bonita pero el mensaje solo se os queda en la piel…deve ser en el corazon, alma, espirito, sensibilidad…fire.

Thales
Guest

Iceland and Sweden are in my top 5.
Sweden is simply and really great.
Greta has an amazing performance and her song reminds me OMAM (Of Monsters and Men, unfortunately I didn’t went to their show last weekend here in Brazil)

Finland is quite good. Sandhja is a great singer.
The best thing about the song/performance of Norway is the tempo change. It’s quite good, although the beggining of the song reminds Euphoria.

Denmark isn’t doing well for the 3rd year in a row. Just a normal song. Not bad, but nothing outstanding.

Sry my bad english

Drakula
Guest

1. Iceland
2. Finland
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Denmark

flirtyllama
Guest

i love Denmarks song they are so hot too i cant bear it