Eurovision 2017: Reviews and rankings by the Wiwi Jury

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Forty-two acts will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, but there can only be one winner. To help you make an informed decision about where to cast your vote, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music un-professionals — has previewed and reviewed each of this year’s acts. It’s hard work being honest, but somebody has to do it.

Our jury consists of 38 jurors who hail from Australia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We are truly international, y’all!

Each juror assesses each song independently, and then awards each song a score from 0 to 10. The highest and lowest scores are then dropped to determine the Wiwi Jury average.

Reviews were made in March 2017 and are based on available versions of the songs at that time. As always, Wiwi Jury reviews will not be changed to reflect new information from pre-party performances or the Eurovision rehearsals.

Eurovision 2017 reviews and rankings

  1. Italy: Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma” (8.96)
  2. Belgium: Blanche – “City Lights” (8.67)
  3. France: Alma – “Requiem” (7.92)
  4. Azerbaijan: Dihaj – “Skeletons” (7.83)
  5. FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska – “Dance Alone” (7.79)
  6. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On” (7.58)
  7. Finland: Norma John – “Blackbird” (7.33)
  8. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov – “Beautiful Mess” (7.25)
  9. Israel: Imri – “I Feel Alive” (7.17)
  10. Hungary: Joci Pápai – “Origo” (7.13)
  11. Estonia: Koit Toome and Laura – “Verona” (7)
  12. Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic – “In Too Deep” (6.93)
  13. Belarus: Naviband – “Story of My Life” (6.9)
  14. Armenia: Artsvik – “Fly with Me” (6.83)
  15. Switzerland: Timebelle – “Apollo” (6.81)
  16. Latvia: Triana Park – “Line” (6.72)
  17. Moldova: SunStroke Project – “Hey Mamma” (6.67)
  18. Austria: Nathan Trent – “Running on Air” (6.64)
  19. Iceland: Svala – “Paper” (6.63)
  20. Australia: Isaiah – “Don’t Come Easy” (6.61) *
  21. Denmark: Anja – “Where I Am” (6.61)
  22. United Kingdom: Lucie Jones – “Never Give Up on You” (6.58)
  23. Portugal: Salvador Sobral – “Amar Pelos Dois” (6.56)
  24. Cyprus: Hovig – “Gravity” (6.5)
  25. Norway: JOWST – “Grab the Moment” (6.26)
  26. Greece: Demy – “This Is Love” (6.11)
  27. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic – “Space” (6.03)
  28. Albania: Lindita – “World” (5.92)
  29. Netherlands: OG3NE – “Lights and Shadows” (5.83)
  30. Poland: Kasia Mos – “Flashlight” (5.74)
  31. Romania: Ilinca and Alex Florea – “Yodel It!” (5.69)
  32. Ireland: Brendan Murray – “Dying to Try” (5.25)
  33. Ukraine: O.Torvald – “Time” (5.22)
  34. Russia: Yulia Samoylova – “Flame Is Burning” (5.14) **
  35. Czech Republic: Martina Bárta – “My Turn” (5.06)
  36. Spain: Manel Navarro – “Do It for Your Lover” (5.01) *
  37. San Marino: Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson – “Spirit of the Night” (5.01)
  38. Germany: Levina – “Perfect Life” (4.99)
  39. Croatia: Jacques Houdek – “My Friend” (4.39)
  40. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – “Keep the Faith” (4.31)
  41. Malta: Claudia Faniello – “Breathlessly” (4.25)
  42. Slovenia: Omar Naber – “On My Way” (3.44)
  43. Lithuania: Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution” (3.31)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote
** Withdrawn from competition

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