The Eurovision 2018 season received a much need kick-start this week when France’s Destination Eurovision 2018 ended with victory for Madame Monsieur and “Mercy”. This brought the current tally of confirmed acts and songs to two, the other being Albania’s Eugent Bushpepa with “Mall”. He earned the right to sing at Eurovision after winning Festivali i Këngës 56 in late December.
Lisbon may still be a long way off, but it only takes two to tango. And what a fierce dance it’s been!
We asked y’all to vote for your favourite Eurovision act so far, and a whooping 3,747 votes were cast in less than 24 hours.
Madame Monsieur put in a valiant effort, picking up 1,790 votes (47.77 % of all votes cast). But the Gallic duo were pipped to the post by the Balkan rocker. Eugent turned on the heat and scooped up 1,957 votes in the process (52.23% of all votes cast).
Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall”
France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy”
Your Eurovision favourites on 29 January (2 acts)
- Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 52.23% (1,957 votes)
- France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 47.77% (1,790 votes)
Total Votes: 3,747
Thankfully, this isn’t a battle to the death. Madame Monsieur live to fight another day. However, they’ll face even more additional adversaries. The Czech Republic’s search for its next Eurovision act later today, while Spain will pick its acts in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Afterwards, we’ll relaunch the poll to include the winning songs from both.
What do you think of the current standings? Does Albania deserve its number one placing? And perhaps more importantly, can they hold onto the much coveted top spot next time? Will the Czech Republic arrive with a bang and snatch poll position? Will Spain serve up some Eurodrama? Or could France sneak past all of them and claim the crown? Let us know below.
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