It’s been one month since the stars shined and the confetti fell in the grand final of Eurovision 2016. The team at wiwibloggs can’t get Jamala’s “1944” out of our heads. Unless we put on Dami Im’s “Sound of Silence” or Sergey Lazarev’s “You Are The Only One.” But our playlists don’t stop with the Top 3. We’re still loving Samra’s “Miracle”, ManuElla’s “Blue and Red”, Rykka’s “The Last of Our Kind” and more…
That we would compulsively listen to songs that failed to crack the Top 10 (or even make the final) isn’t surprising. Eurovision acts frequently fall flat on the big night because of bad staging or dodgy vocals, while digitally re-mastered versions of those same songs go on to prove timeless. Remember Britain’s Gina G. from the 1996 contest? Her dance number “Ooo Ah….Just A Little Bit” only placed 8th, but it’s now a staple on dance floors from Havana to Haifa.
Now it’s time for you to let us know which songs you are still listening to. So load your iTunes, see which tracks you’ve played the most, and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only vote one time: be sure to click the box next to each song before pressing submit. In order to discourage fans from manipulating the results, you will not be able to see the full results after voting. Sorry ’bout it. But we will publish updates from time-to-time. The poll will close on August 14.
Note: We have decided to include Romania’s planned entry “Moment of Silence”. Despite Romania’s forced withdrawal from the contest, the song is on the official Eurovision CD, so we thought it right to include it here as well.
Rather than stressing out over the results, why not review our past winners? Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw won with “Heroes” last year, Israel’s Mei Finegold won with “Same Heart” in 2014, Romania’s Cezar won with “It’s My Life” in 2013, Ireland’s Jedward won with “Waterline” in 2012, Sweden’s Eric Saade won with “Popular” in 2011, and Turkey’s maNga won with “We Could Be the Same” in 2010.