We’re down to the wire and everything is up for grabs. And tonight — after several pyro showers and a bit of fuego — we will finally crown the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Ahead of tonight’s action, we gave our readers 24 hours to vote for their favourites. They marched with their fingers, pointing and clicking and ultimately casting 22,201 votes. The results are in and our readers have named their favourites. And they include a snow fairy, a fire starter and a man serving high fashion Halloween.

Finland’s Saara Aalto won the poll with 16% of all votes. The UK X Factor alum starts the performance spinning on a black platform with white carvings and we see her dancers — who wear military-inspired outfits — voguing in the foreground. Saara eventually unbuckles and proceeds to work every inch of the runway — voguing, swinging her arms in circles and dipping like it’s nobody’s business.

Towards the end of the act she climbs the stairs as a pyro shower unfurls. And then our girl pulls out a sparkling flare to announce just how much she’s moved from darkness to light. Empowered and emboldened, she turns backwards and falls into the arms of her army down below.

In recent weeks many had questioned whether Saara could make the final. She’s already proven those people wrong and now she’s ready to show them how high she can climb.

It’s getting hot in second place with the bookies’ favourite Eleni Foureira ready to slay for Cyprus. The “Fuego” singer is riding a wave of momentum and she’s now the favourite among most pundits.

Dolly Parton once said, “The higher the hair the closer to heaven.” And Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira definitely takes us to Paradise. Popping and locking, and frequently throwing her hair down and then into the air, she proves that sometimes the best prop at Eurovision is your own body.

The “Fuego” singer slips into a stunning catsuit with illusion cutouts that glitters beneath the stage lights as they cling to each of Eleni’s curves. Her four backing dancers cut a similar figure, creating an army of fabulous that entices and dazzles with every choreographed dip and turn. The moves, while very sensual and sultry, don’t stray into the vulgar. This is eye-catching, fiery and somehow beautiful — no fancy LED needed!

A song about fire should definitely have flames — and Eleni has them in spades. This features plenty of fire shooting into the air on the circular stage. Hip shake. Flame. Hair flip. Flame. One graphic element sees purple-ish smoke clouding the screen on either side of Eleni’s silhouette. She whips it away with her hair. Yes, kween!

The bottom three acts in our poll are Austria, Serbia and the United Kingdom. Between them they earned just 2.5% of the vote.

Who should win the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018? (Poll Closed)

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  4. ISRAEL – NETTA WITH “TOY”  7.8%  (1,731 VOTES)
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  7. ALBANIA – EUGENT BUSHPEPA WITH “MALL”  4.69%  (1,042 VOTES)
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Total Votes: 22,201
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5oavGvxBv8

 

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50 Comments on "Poll results: Finland and Cyprus are our readers’ favourites to win Eurovision 2018"

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CyxCy
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Well, you are not so far away … By changing about twenty countries of position. XD (and a huge heart for Cesar, I dare not imagine the face of punters when he shoved the top! XD)

Efi
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Cyprus is the Winner
Finland is 10-20 place
Vote #Fuego 25

EUGENT BUSHPEPA HONG KONG FANCLUB
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This is the administrator of Eugent Bushpepa’s Hong Kong Fabclub and we ask everyone to please support him tonight. China was banned from Eurovision but Hong Kong and Taiwan will watch Eurovision through SBS (Australia). We are Eugent fans since 2010 and we don’t want him to hold a grudge against us. Government does not represent people, especially not fans of artists. Thank you and good luck to all.

ESC Mod (Australia)
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For Chinese speaking fans, this is Eugent’s Hong Kong Fanclub:
http://www.eugenebush-hk.webnode.com

Wang Xiu
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Taiwan loves Eugene! China let us down but Eugene should win for us! Me and other fans been at Magong Beiji Temple and we prayed for him. May Xuanwu and all Chinese Gods will be with him!

Caliopecaliope
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I am afraid we will have very angry fans after tonight’s results. Fan favorites will be Cyprus and Ireland, but will they get the jury behind them? *drum roll *
Good luck everyone!

James
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Come on Ireland Let’s do this!!!!! It’s been too long 🙂

@EugeneESCUK
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MY PREDICTIONS :-

So I have done the number crunching and this is it :-
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My scoring says that 1 of these 3 will be the winner tonight :-
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ISRAEL, FRANCE and CYPRUS
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My “Dark Horse” is ESTONIA and I think ESTONIA deserves to win.
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My Top 10 (in alphabetical order) is :-
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BULGARIA
CYPRUS
ESTONIA
FRANCE
FINLAND
ISRAEL
IRELAND
ITALY
LITHUANIA
SWEDEN
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Any of these 3 could are alternatives :-
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Germany, Norway, Moldova
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Jo.
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Spain already trending worlwide on Twiter lol.

sam
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I have a challenge for William Lee Adams, and team wiwibloggs if cant stop bullying united kingdom Entrys every year why not William Lee Adams, let find united kingdom winner Entry i dare you

Jo.
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oh shut up!!

Malin
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Be proud of your country tonigtht regardles of the result. They are all winners, so many stars. Every song is like a birthdaygift or a christmaspresent. Thuesday my 10 year old daughter said which such happiness ” this is the BEST tv-show in the world”. I asked if it almoust was like cristmas. ” this is much better than Cristmas. Miss my daughter tonight but I don’t feel alone. We are so many escfans that are connected tonight, all to our passion for esc. Something that many people don’t share whith us. Have the best night to to night. Love… Read more »
Darragh
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Best of luck Ireland, let’s hope Europe vote with their hearts tonight. Best of luck everyone, may the best country win

Jo.
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Good Luck!!!!

Yaa
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Hi, Malin!

Louden
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I remember being 10 and watching Abba win and sharing my joy with my mum. ESC creates memories to be treasured.

sam
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so anti British wiwibloggs WHY ?

ochi chernye
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Because UK is the biggest peace of shit in the whole world.

sam
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I’ve been watching your videos all ways put down united kingdom not PEOPLE FOOLS AT BBC PICK BAD SONGS

sam
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united kingdom send any one to Eurovision song contest still be so anti British

sam
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so anti British wiwibloggs

sam
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wiwibloggs shamefull people

Alex
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And after the show (no not PED) i will see salty comments on Wiwibloggs website on how the others should’ve won. I should bring popcorn.

DyGh
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sam
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wiwibloggs. are fake news

sam
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stop insulting united kingdom shamefull people on wiwibloggs

Mateo
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We’ve had a ton of these polls but i missed one: What song’s victory would be best for the Eurovision Song Contest?
Because that means personal preference should not lead but what song would have a positive effect on the standing of the contest. I came to the conclusion that for me a Hungarian victory would probably be best to show that Europe isn’t only about produced pop.
As for chart success I’m not really sure possibly Bulgaria or even Israel. Had Poland’s singer done better they might have had a shot.

kammajaa
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Austria 24, Finland 1 ??? Wow, no comments….

Louden
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In hindsight….lol.

CookyMonzta
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FIN and CYP are more likely to end up canceling each other out, leaving the door wide open for ISR, IRE and FRA and maybe LTU.

erzz
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Cyprus will bring it definitely, and hopefully win, however Finland definitely Entertain, so they should expect a good result.
however Nicosia 2019 is what I wantt

Alessio
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AND THE REAL WINNER IS ALBANIA – EUGENT BUSHPEPA WITH “MALL

Jo.
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You know the show is about to begin when the comments go nuts. lol

Galit
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It’s annoying.. this kind of behavior.!

Galit
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We are not your toys William!
SUPPORT ISRAEL! VOTE NO. 22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaslhVpMv3k

Galit
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FAKE NEWS ALERT! S?hame on you William! Israel leads your polls!
http://wiwibloggs.com/2018/03/20/poll-who-will-win-eurovision-2018/219915/

George
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And I repeat, this is an old poll. Things change. Stop being annoying and enjoy the show!

Galit
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This is not an old poll! this is the one and only poll on the site! stop cheating!

Ellie
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Ana
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Please vote Italy #26 and Albania #12 !
😀
Have a nice evening, everyone!

Aris
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Support Cyprus! Vote for number 25! #Fuego

WhiteSox17
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Never.

digitalcrow
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Good ! Whitesox17 you are one of the few that can actually hear ! Aris go to a doctor for your ears . Cyprus singer isn’t even sexy I hate her style her skin her face her everything yak ! Vote for Israel or somebody else not make this contest a freaking modeling catwalk you untalented trash !

Axc
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This! The cheap overtanned skank with 1kg makeup look is not cute.

Galit
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Prsonaliy Wiliiam -WIWIBLOGGS I rather you won’t lie. publishing lies as if Finland and Cyprus won your polls.
This is a biased publication..
Your polls sat Netta won
http://wiwibloggs.com/2018/03/20/poll-who-will-win-eurovision-2018/219915/

LawStudent
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Galit your links is to the pre-reharsal poll. Wiwibloggs ran another poll after the rehearsals and the above are the final results. Still only love Netta and wish her all the best tonight, but no one is biased or lying. Relax.

Justhonest
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That poll is from March before any of the live shows.. Stop giving us Israelis such a ridiculous image I swear!

George
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This is an old poll that you posted…. Things have obviously changed since then

Medmed
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France 5th ???

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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Doesn’t deserve more. 5th is good