Who run the world? Girls! Despite the fact that Eurovision 2016 has been described as one big sausage fest, this year’s contest has a massive 22 solo female acts — up from 17 last year. Progressive Sweden must be LOVING the gender balance.
This decade we’ve seen three (and a half) solo ladies go on to snatch the Eurovision trophy. Lena from Germany, Loreen from Sweden, Emmelie from Denmark, and Conchita from Austria. Do any of our ladies from 2016 have what it takes to join the illustrious alumni of female Eurovision winners? And who stands the best chance?
You can let us know by voting in our poll, “Who is the best solo female act at Eurovision 2016?” You can cast your votes below, but be aware that you can only vote ONE TIME, so please tick the box next to each of your favourites before you press submit.
Albania: Eneda Tarifa with “Fairytale”
Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan with “LoveWave”
Australia: Dami Im with “Sound of Silence”
Austria: ZOË with “Loin d’ici”
Azerbaijan: Samra with “Miracle”
Belgium: Laura Tesoro with “What’s The Pressure”
Bulgaria: Poli Genova with “If Love Was a Crime”
Croatia: Nina Kraljic with “Lighthouse”
Czech Republic: Gabriela Gunciková with “I Stand”
Finland: Sandhja with “Sing It Away”
FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi with “Dona”
Germany: Jamie-Lee with “Ghost”
Iceland: Greta Salóme with “Hear Them Calling”
Italy: Francesca Michielin with “No Degree of Separation”
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