Back on March 19, we asked you — our readers — to pick your favourite Nordic entry of Eurovision 2017.  It was a close race, but in the end Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson prevailed with his R&B flavoured sex anthem “I Can’t Go On”. Looks like all that treadmill walking has paid off…

Sweden, which advanced from the first semi-final on Tuesday, is currently sitting pretty with the bookies, who have him down as fifth favourite to win. His slick performance includes funky choreography and plenty of swagger, and sees him seduce the audience with close-ups of his smouldering eyes and a hand gesture that might get him in trouble in Brazil…

The other Nordic entrants from Semi Final One — Iceland and Finland — did not advance to the final, marking the third straight year of relegation for Iceland and the second straight year for Finland.

The other two Nordic entries — from Norway and Denmark — had better luck during their semi final appearances on Thursday. Norway’s JOWST advanced with the radio-friendly song “Grab the Moment”, while Denmark’s Anja Nissen reached several climaxes in “Where I Am” to slay her way to the final.

RESULTS: FAVOURITE  NORDIC ENTRY OF EUROVISION 2017

  1. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On” (26.52%)
  2. Denmark: Anja Nissen – “Where I am” (22.12%)
  3. Finland: Norma John – “Blackbird” (19.08%)
  4. Iceland: Svala – “Paper” (17.62%)
  5. Norway: JOWST – “Grab the Moment” (14.66%)

Will you be cheering or voting for one of the Nordic countries during the Grand Final on Saturday?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Zebb
Guest

Well Iceland was really nice live, but the staging was pretty empty and again – dark! At least there could be camera work. Unfortunately – also nope.
Finland was good but again, where was Lasse? Piano part wasn’t well executed as for me. Also I have to admit that song is way too calm for contest, pity truth that rest of whom we watched contest together agreed.

Erdbeere
Guest

I don’t like this Entry at all. Neither the Song nor the Singer. He looks like he’s so freaking in love with himself. Sorry, Sweden. Normally I do root for you in one way or another but this year I would have preferred Finland over Sweden and Denmark. .__.

Babsy
Guest

The best one didn’t make it to the final. It’s Finland. The rest is garbage.

Sandro
Guest

Denmark

ESCnut
Guest

I liked Denmark, it had so much passion. Sweden’s song looked like a commercial for tailored suits.

Marlon
Guest

My list is:
1. Finland – so underrated, this is real music (not Salvadors fake acting)
2. Sweden – leaves me cold, but has a catchy chorus and great performance
3. Iceland – I see why this didn’t appeal to masses, but Svala is amazing
4. Norway- I like the vocal effects and the show, but the chorus is so boring
5. Denmark – Is there a melody hidden somewhere between the shouting? I totally don’t get this entry and the overuse of her vocal power makes her voice sound annoying.

kilaude
Guest

I take it you’re a close friend of Salvador to know that he’s acting.

I swear some of you people are pathetic.

ESCnut
Guest

His reaction to realizing he had qualified was clearly play acting for the cameras, come on anyone can see that. So fake.

Anna
Guest

I totally agree. I thought it looked fake as well. Unless he’s a toddler??

Babsy
Guest

And he also looked like retarded

R
Guest

Oh, the people’s prejudices… If t doesn’t fit their ‘thatthatthat’ quota, it’s a fake…

Kirstine
Guest

It’s the third consecutive non-qualification of Finland as well.

Davve
Guest

He stands a good chance of winning ESC!

Colin
Guest

All Nordics are on a plus side this year!

1. Finland – 10/10 – For me the best song, so underrated
2. Norway – 9.5/10 – Very unique, I voted them in the semi
3. Denmark – 8/10 – What a voice! Nice song too.
4. Sweden – 7/10 – Bit generic, but polished and charismatic
5. Iceland – 6/10 – Not a bad song, just completely disconnected with the performance

AngieP
Guest

From the countries that qualified my favourite is Sweden! If things were different I would definitely root for Finland!