By December 17 six countries had revealed their Eurovision 2017 contestants: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cyprus, Ireland, Macedonia and The Netherlands. And while all of them led Eurofans to pause and watch a few videos on YouTube, who made the blood pump the hardest?
We wanted to find out so asked our readers to let us know which Eurovision 2017 act they were most excited about so far. After counting 2,565 votes we can now reveal that O’G3NE — that’s the sisters Lisa, Amy and Shelley — have won the day with 32% of all votes.
The trio, who competed at Junior Eurovision in 2007, have demonstrated their ambition and confidence in recent days.
Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf on Christmas day, Lisa made it clear they are going to the Ukraine with the hope of winning.
“Of course we’re going for the win!” Lisa said. “How cool would it be to finally get the party to the Netherlands? We’re going for it.”
The O in their name stands for their mother’s blood group, while G3NE represents the genes that bind the the three sisters.
Most recently the girls appeared on The Best Singers of The Netherlands. In the first episode they sang their own version of Emeli Sandé’s ‘Clown’. It immediately went to number one on the iTunes charts. You can buy it here.
AVROTROS have not revealed when the group’s song will be released, but we know the girls are not worried about delivering something big or staying true to themselves.
Eurovision 2017: Favourite acts (Chosen by December 16)
1. The Netherlands — O’G3NE 31.89% (818 votes)
2. Azerbaijan — DiHaj 20.16% (517 votes)
3. Belgium — Blanche 14.31% (367 votes)
4. Ireland — Brendan Murray 14.04% (360 votes)
5. Cyprus — HOVIG 11.58% (297 votes)
6. Macedonia — Jana Burceska 8.02% (206 votes)
Total Votes: 2,565