Ever since Lordi earned a victory with “Hard Rock Hallelujah” ten years ago, rock music has had a welcome place at Eurovision, with many acts bringing a big rock sound to the arena stage. This year has seen five acts incorporate rock into their act. But which is your favourite? Listen to the songs below and have your say in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once so make it count. Rock on!
Cyprus: Minus One “Alter Ego”
Teaming up with Swedish songwriter Thomas G:son, Minus One has given “Alter Ego” a solid schlager core infused with their Cypriot rock flavour. Delish!
Belarus: Ivan “Help You Fly”
While “Help You Fly” is predominantly an electro-pop song, there’s a lot of crunchy rock guitar and rhythm, delivering plenty of attitude in the chorus.
Georgia: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz “Midnight Gold”
The Young Georgian Lolitiaz bring a classic Britpop sound, backed up by Nika Kocharov’s vocals, which meld London indie with Tbilisi cool.
Montenegro: Highway “The Real Thing”
Highway break away from their X Factor boyband roots with a mix of EDM in the verses and thick stoner rock guitar on the chorus.
Romania: Ovidiu Anton “Moment of Silence”
Ok, so Ovidiu Anton is no longer in the competition, but we’re still going to include him because he delivered the goods with his dramatic rock ballad.