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Namaste — ale! On March 7th, we asked our readers who their favourite Eurovision 2017 act was. The results are in — and boy are there a lot of you who wanted to have your say. A grand total of 27,020 votes were cast, with Italy’s Francesco Gabbani coming out on top with “Occidentali’s Karma”!

Francesco received 3,073 votes to top our poll, around 11% of the vote. That percentage might not sound much, but remember — there were 27 acts in total in our poll!

Francesco also remains the bookmakers favourite to win Eurovision 2017 and it’s all looking in line for the first Italian victory since 1990.

There’s no word yet as to when we might hear the revamped version of Gabbani’s song, though. As it stands, “Occidetanli’s Karma” is too long for Eurovision and needs some serious cuts to comply.

Will we maybe see him debut the changes at either London or Amsterdam?

Second place in this week’s poll goes to Romania’s duo of Ilinca feat. Alex Florea. We always know how passionate Romanian fans are and how they can get behind their act, no matter what. It seems even more so when the song has yodelling, too!

They received 2,958 votes, even having led the poll for some of the week. There’s no denying the song is fun and catchy — will all of Europe be yodelling along in May?

Once again in third place is France’s Alma. Remaining in the top three for yet another week, Alma polled 2,264 votes with our readers, just under 8.5% of the total.

Of course, “Requiem”‘s revised version only came out with just a few hours of our poll still to go, so we’d expect most of these votes to come from the original. Will she be able to maintain this great form with the bi-lingual version?

Fourth, fifth and sixth places all go to new entrants on our poll. Portugal’s Salvador Sobral received 2,067 votes with his touching song, “Amar pelos dois”. There’s then a big jump back to Greece’s Demy and Estonia’s Koit Toome & Laura, who took roughly 5% and 4.5% of the vote respectively.

And although she got close, unfortunately it was last place yet again for Germany’s Levina. She finished with 285 votes, a big jump on her total the previous week. Malta’s Claudia Faniello is within touching distance just one spot above, as she took 292 votes.

POLL RESULTS: WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE EUROVISION 2017 ACT SO FAR (MARCH 7)

  1. Italy: Francesco Gabbani, “Occidentali’s Karma” — 11.37% (3,073 votes)
  2. Romania: Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, “Yodel It!” — 10.95% (2,958 votes)
  3. France: Alma, “Requiem” — 8.38% (2,264 votes)
  4. Portugal: Salvador Sobral, “Amar Pelos Dois” — 7.65% (2,067 votes)
  5. Greece: Demy, “This is Love” — 5.07% (1,370 votes)
  6. Estonia: Koit Toome & Laura, “Verona” — 4.51% (1,219 votes)
  7. Denmark: Anja Nissen, “Where I Am” — 4.5% (1,215 votes)
  8. Moldova: SunStroke Project, “Hey, Mamma!” — 4.41% (1,192 votes)
  9. Finland: Norma John, “Blackbird” — 4.27% (1,155 votes)
  10. United Kingdom: Lucie Jones, “Never Give Up on You” — 3.99% (1,077 votes)
  11. Poland: Kasia Mos, “Flashlight” — 3.96% (1,069 votes)
  12. Latvia: Triana Park, “Line” — 3.19% (863 votes)
  13. The Netherlands: O’G3NE, “Lights and Shadows” — 2.83% (765 votes)
  14. Switzerland: Timebelle, “Apollo” — 2.75% (744 votes)
  15. Georgia: Tako Gachechiladze, “Keep the Faith” — 2.75% (742 votes)
  16. Cyprus: Hovig, “Gravity” — 2.51% (677 votes)
  17. Hungary: Joci Papai, “Origo” — 2.25% (608 votes)
  18. Australia: Isaiah Firebrace, “Don’t Come Easy” — 2.12% (574 votes)
  19. Belarus: NAVIBAND, “Historyja majho zyccia” — 1.93% (521 votes)
  20. Albania: Lindita, “Botë” (World) — 1.76% (475 votes)
  21. Austria: Nathan Trent, “Running On Air” — 1.7% (458 votes)
  22. Ukraine: O.Torvald, “Time” — 1.48% (400 votes)
  23. Spain: Manel Navarro, “Do It For Your Lover” — 1.25% (337 votes)
  24. Croatia: Jacques Houdek, “My Friend” — 1.21% (327 votes)
  25. Slovenia: Omar Naber, “On My Way” — 1.08% (293 votes)
  26. Malta: Claudia Faniello, “Breathlessly” — 1.08% (292 votes)
  27. Germany: Levina, “Perfect Life” — 1.05% (285 votes)

Total Votes: 27,020

With all bar one song now revealed for Eurovision 2017, we’ll be launching a number of polls over the coming days and weeks. Keep your eye out for our Semi-Final One and Two favourite polls soon!

Is Francesco your favourite? Do you think that Italy have the victory all but sewn up now? Shout out all your thoughts on the wiwibloggs app or in the comments section below!

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Mendi
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Hmz… Wasn’t expecting Denmark and Latvia to end up so high and Romania be 2nd.

anonymous91
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i’m so addicted to Yodel It and Occidentali’s Karma, 2 really nice fun songs

Romania is so underrated, Portugal for me is a bit overrated 5th place at bookies

eurovision is supposed to be about showing diversity, originality and making people happy, well i don’t get happy from dreary boring ballads 🙂

Visenya
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@Trocatoc
Yes you haven’t get the meaning at all!!!
Wiwiblog had an article about the song http://wiwibloggs.com/2017/02/15/occidentalis-karma-lyrics/174193/
If you already read it, then shame on you! You still are talking about a joke, when in fact its meaning is deep, critical and philosophical! A masterpiece!!

Lady Gagarina
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@Maria child, you clearly missed the point if my post. Have you ever seen the video or even scrolled down the past comments? https://youtu.be/9sY-TsLXiDo

Anto
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The first 4 countries in the chart have romance languages. Romania, Italy, France and Portugal. This is what it should be. Every single year we attend to watch Nordic countries going upper in the chart without blinking an aye.
Anyway Italy should win this edition without a doubt. What are we talking about?
And plus, I hope that our brothers France, Romania and Portugal will be behind us in top 10.

MARIA
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LADY GAGARINA – I UNDERSTAND YOU PREFFER ROMANIA because thats your country – but I dont think so thats will be number one on ESC this year – I am watching ESC 24 years – and I see and hear this song maybe good for young people…. but people like me expecting a lots of more on ESC ……. I am also very sad any countries sending sick artists on ESC and I dont understand why ??? they expecting a mercy to win a battle……that shold be fair play game – I dont know what will be later – but… Read more »
Lady Gagarina
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The Romanian song should be number one, i love this performance: https://youtu.be/9sY-TsLXiDo 😛

Lady Gagarina
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@The Dark Side Of DeMoon yaz boo, send Alvin & the Chipmunks, they are so much better, lovely. Your presence here is like the status of your faves: irrelevant & unnecessary. You’re a strawberry shortcake: tumble dry bish, tumble dry!

Cosmin
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What I don’t like about Romanians is that they are offended if they are called gypsies. Are you aware that this is racism? People may mistake your race, but if you are so offended by the mistake, this is the ultimate racism.

adriana
Guest

@Racal We should not make comments anymore on Romanian song ,because we are both romanians now????????????????????Let them argue with each other if that’s what they want???????????? And no ,Racal is not Romanian so stop calling everyone romanians ffs .Love and peace to you all????????????Vaya con Dios. ?

Racal
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@hihihi: … Huh? So now I’m Romanian… LMAO! 😀 I never set foot in Romania in my entire life and I can’t stand that song, what in the world made you think I was Romanian?

You people are crazy! 😀

hihihi
Guest

Come on, all of you are Romanians, and Racal also.
Yes Romania made a bad choice this year, why is so bad to stay in semi?

Lady Gagarina
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Wow, the Romanian yodeling song is so good https://youtu.be/9sY-TsLXiDo
🙂

Lady Gagarina
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@adriana girl, loosen up a little. It’s actually fun. And the Romanians are the ones who are easily ticked off, which is amusing. Goes to show what type of self-esteem they have. The other countries don’t get that much ballistic when someone criticizes their song. Let them be: let them continue to make fools of themselves & create a mockery of their country

adriana
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From now on im not gonna defend anyone ,but im not gonna stand and read the horoble coments some of you make towards contenstants ..It is totally rude and ofensive to call someone horoble…Some countries have good financial resources ,some dont.Some have good singers some dont .But that doesnt give the right to treat someone like garbage just because you dont like someting.Any constructive crtitics are good..Show me one constructive critic here and im not gonna say anything .But most of the coments are vulgare because only like that some of you can get their way.Respect is not a hard… Read more »
adriana
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@Anabela SakamTe Im definitely not romanian and i take any negative coments towards anyone .Now that your so curios about my nationality im brazilian living in the uk for over 20 years.Older than most of you here .Anything else your little brain wants to add ?

Anabela SakamTe
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I like how adriana pretends that she’s not romanian and she’s everywhere related to Romania and gets easily offended by anything against of Romania’s this year’s entry. If you’d be a non-romanian you’d not take personal all those negative comments to that song, but you do. All the people here has their favourite entries, but nobody walks around like “if you don’t like my favourite song then you have something against its country”.

adriana
Guest

some people in here from some countries behave like morons and you romanians please accept that yodel it is not everyone cup of tea.its fun catchy song but most young generation have no idea what yodelling is.

Lady Gagarina
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As an act of charity, let those fans of the horrid yodeling song win the polls. I guess that helps in their self esteem. Toodles for now.
Back to the actual songs, good luck to Sweden, Australia, Bulgaria, Italy, France, UK, Czech Rep, FYRM, Israel…gosh there’s too many, I still haven’t found a real fave. But it’s pretty clear by now who my last place is 😛

Lady Gagarina
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@Racal these Romanian queens don’t know what democracy is, ie having an opinion. So sad really 😛 Let them enjoy their pathetic lives, it’s so good to watch them make fools of themselves in their fanaticism. Quite entertaining actually

2PEU
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Romanian song is not good.

adriana
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@Racal Your very welcome 🙂

Racal
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@Adriana: THANK YOU! 🙂

adriana
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@Racal I incline to agree with you on few points there and yes we need to behave like adults .It wont be Bucharest 2018 but lets face it ain`t that bad ,come on now ? 🙂 Not everyone taste ,but lets all wait and see how all the songs develop prior semi-finals .We all say things on the moments of spur but we don`t actually mean it..We get carried away,the fever of (Eurovision ),you know….. 🙂 .Hey Romanians behave now please 🙂

Racal
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@AurelianTamisan: Yes “honey”, I’m frustrated, I’m a hater, I am all you want. Yodel It! is the best song I have ever heard in my entire life. Happy?

AurelianTamisan
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@Racal

Honey, are you frustrated? You can say all you want about the Romanian song, then everybody can answer your comment with his opinion, right? And sorry, if it is an opinion about the song is absolutely ok, but when people are starting to talk about gypsies… yeah, sorry that we’re not accepting a false statement about us, not to talk that it is made on a negative way, please forgive us!

Racal
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@Adriana: I’m sorry but how do you explain that the comment section always turns into a ridiculous drama about the Romanian song? Now if some people are attacking Romania (the country) and its citizens, they are obviously idiots and the smart thing to do is to ignore them. But you should also all learn to accept that not everyone like the Romanian song (just like for all other countries) and they are entirely entitled to criticize it. Seriously, for every bad comment about Yodel It!, there are 4-5 Romanian guys commenting “Ahahahah, you’ll see! We’re the best, hahaha! Bucharest 2018,… Read more »
adriana
Guest

@Racal Quiet please 🙂 Constructive critics are welcome ,but when you exaggerate it shows clearly on the coments you make.By the way im not romanian ,but i know your from switzerland,so stay quiet and look pretty 🙂 :)))))))))))))How is life in the Uk by the way?

Racal
Guest

And the Romanian drama strikes again…

People, by now you should have learned that you don’t have the right to express your opinion on the Romanian song on this forum (otherwise you’ll be accused of hating Romania by all the Romanian drama queens of Wiwibloggs).

adriana
Guest

@Guðrún Karlsdóttir Its not the romanian act hated such as ,is the Romanian people hated on here ,honesty best policy…If it was the act i would have believed it so please say the realitty .I hate when people in here hide behind the romanian act and say is the most hated when most of you hate romanian people.Shame on you ..some of you are so idiots.

Ctari Hoji
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BULGARIA IS GONNA WIN
#SOFIA2018

D
Guest

Sweden!!!!!!!

Italys song sounds like something that could have won ESC in 1978

D
Guest

Sweden will beat Italy again…. Italys song is outdated….

Guðrún Karlsdóttir
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Guðrún Karlsdóttir

@ Rob
90% of the votes for Romania were from Romanian fans. I was there when Romanian votes rose up in a few minutes just when romanian people started to appear in comments section and many people saw that. Also no way Yodel It! has so many fans, I’d even say it’s one of the most hated act of this year’s contest, sorry.

Rob
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@Chris Halpin I know you dislike Romania’s song, but is not fair to say that only Romanians voted for their own country. People from France did not did that? Or from Italy or other top placed country? Think more and write less.

DragonairZ
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So tired of this DeMoon user. ‘It’ thinks this comment section is a joke and the fact that theres always a change between ‘Dark’ and ‘Light’ shows how pathetic that user’s life is… Seriously. Stop commenting, no one here likes you..

Pluma
Guest

I believe Greece gonna be the surprise winner

Mimimi
Guest

Semi 2 will be sooo brutal. So many good songs, but only 10 can get through. 🙁

mmaxi8
Guest

eurovision is about its live version
So my favorites are Australia, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Finland, and Netherland

Osterreich
Guest

I’m afraid the ugly graham norton will just bash Francesco the whole night, because he doesn’t like anything Italy.

Eve
Guest

*ups, Gabbani 🙂

Eve
Guest

Francesco Gabanni without doubt, my winner <3

dmitris
Guest

That’s sweet. Would like to visit someday.

dmitris
Guest

Utopia, and yours?

dmitris
Guest

@ The Dark Side etc.

Ah yes, Chris has asked for our opinions in the article and i posted mine. I don’t need any toilet papers as i am constipated.

Purple Mask
Guest

Two things surprise me about the poll result.
1. The actual percentage differences are very close. (This might be the closest since 2010/11?)
2. Portugal is getting a lot more votes than I expected. Is there a demand for that sort of music to come back? I wonder.

dmitris
Guest

@ The Dark Side etc.

I don’t remember if i asked for any advices. Nevertheless, what’s wrong with being constipated? So in that way i am not pooping out more of you. That seems fair, ain’t it?

Guðrún Karlsdóttir
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Guðrún Karlsdóttir

@ The Sides of DeMoon

People are writing their opinions, I don’t think you should be responding to everyone that way. You like Romanian song, we get it and respect it, so you need to respect others’ opinions. Thank you, have a good night.

AurelianTamisan
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The fact that the only thing commented on Romania’s 2nd place is that the Romanian fans are very passionated is a little unfair. There is a difference of 700 votes between it and 3rd place, I don’t think that there were so many Romanians to put it that high, it wouldn’t be enough. Anyway, years after years it was demonstrated that polls don’t mean too much for the actual contest. Like youtube tops, which are usually even more unrealistic, cause there is just a category of fans that are actually predicting or saying their preferences. I think Belgium will be… Read more »
Trocatroc
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I am another person who just doesn’t ‘get’ the Italian entry. I feel like if other countries had entered , it would come off as more of a joke act. I’ve listened to it so many times now and it’s not growing on me and I wish it would because I feel this contest is missing a really stand out act. I think peoples favs and betting odds will shift about a bit when it gets to rehearsal stage.