The Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—has now reviewed 20 of this year’s 39 Eurovision contestants. Since we’re more than halfway done, it’s a good time to pause, file our nails, and review our current Eurovision 2013 rankings. These rankings are accurate as of April 25.

Thus far only four countries have managed to obtain an average score of 7.0 or higher. They are Denmark, Azerbaijan, Norway and Germany. Each of these countries is also in the Top 10 in our reader’s poll, and in the Top 10 with the bookies. Thus far only Denmark and Norway have received perfect 10s from any jury members.

Latvia, Belgium and Albania currently occupy the three lowest places on our table. That dovetails with the bookies’ predictions. But there is some tension. For instance, Belarus rests in 10th in our rankings at the moment, below countries like Lithuania, Cyprus and Slovenia, which the bookies do not expect to advance past their respective semi-finals.

Who has the jury rated too highly thus far? And who has the jury underrated? Which reviews are you most looking forward to reading of those that remain? Let us know in the comments box below. You can also read the reviews by clicking on the links that follow.

Reviews and Latest Standings

Eurovision 2013 all 39 contestants1. Denmark: Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops” (8.07)

2. Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov with “Hold Me” (7.29)

3. Norway: Margaret Berger with “I Feed You My Love” (7.21)

4. Germany: Cascada with “Glorious” (7.14)

5. France: Amandine Bourgeois with “L’enfer et moi” (6.86) ** (3 vs 3 vs 1)

5. Ireland: Ryan Dolan with “Only Love Survives” (6.86) **

7. Slovenia: Hannah with “Straight Into Love” (6.57)

8. Cyprus: Despina Olympiou with “An Me Thimase” (6.5)

9. Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis with “Something” (6.43)

10. Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya with “Solayoh” (6.21)

11. Malta: Gianluca  Bezzina with “Tomorrow” (6.07) * (4 vs. 3)

12. Austria: Natália Kelly with “Shine” (6.07) *

13. Finland: Krista Siegfrids with “Marry Me” (5.71)

14. Switzerland: Takasa with “You and Me” (5.57)

15. Croatia: Klapa s mora with “Mizerja” (5.0)

16. Bulgaria: Elitsa and Stoyan with “Samo Shampioni” (4.5)

17. Greece: Koza Mostra with “Alcohol is Free” (4.36)

18. Latvia: PeR with “Here We Go” (3.5) * (4 vs. 3)

19. Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa with “Love Kills”* (3.5)

20. Albania: Adrian & Bledar with “Identitet” (2.86)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. The contestant with more preferential votes wins. For instance, Latvia and Belgium had the same average score. However, four of the seven jury members ranked Latvia higher, giving them the tiebreak. 

** In the case of France and Ireland, the tie could not be broken. Three jurors preferred France, three jurors preferred Ireland, and one juror like them equally.

About the jury. Each juror awards each song a score from 1 to 10, and the scores are averaged to determine the Wiwi Jury Verdict. Our jury is truly international and includes people from Britain, Bulgaria, Finland, Hong Kong, Panama, Romania, Sweden and the United States.

Over the next two weeks we will publish our reviews for Armenia, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy,  FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, San Marino,  Serbia, Sweden, Spain, Ukraine and the U.K.

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redarrow
8 years ago

oh oh oh oh malta very nice song 🙂

Bahar
Bahar
8 years ago

John I guess we have the same taste of music 🙂

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

You guys should redo the Love Kills rating… a lot of the comments were based on solely the first national final performance when the guy (was said to have) had the flu. And like you reported, he did a pretty good job when he performed in Amsterdam.

Lukaya
Lukaya
8 years ago

I’m really looking forward to Romania… I’m already saving the popcorn for the war in the comments.

Emily
Emily
8 years ago

What are your PERSONAL tops?

John
John
8 years ago

Bahar, we have the same TOP 3!
1) Ukraine
2) Russia
3) Azerbaijan
+ 4) Germany

Bahar
Bahar
8 years ago

Wiwi Bloggs OK 🙂 I like many songs and wish everyone good luck and enjoy Eurovision 🙂
My favourites are still
1) Ukraine most
2) Russia most
3) Azerbaijan most
4) UK nice
5) Malta nice
6) Georgia lovely
7) Norway most
8) Greece with funny song 🙂
9) Italy
10) Israel

Bahar
Bahar
8 years ago

Why Ukraine is not on this list? 🙁
My favourites Azerbaijan, Malta, Norway and Greece here, but not my Ukraine

Z24
Z24
8 years ago

I think Azerbaijan is way overrated. Sorry, but the song is a very safe Swedish-sounding (Although its’ Greek this time). It doesn’t have the bang that they had last year with Sabina. It’s like a bad copy. Margaret should’ve pass him. Lithuania’s also a bit on the high side and Bulgaria’s a bit on the low side.
Just my humble, strong opinion lol.

Hope an interesting country’s next, like San Marino or Montenegro.

Spring
Spring
8 years ago

Well done Azerbaijan, Norway and Malta, but where is Ukraine in this list? Best of the best song? 🙁

nikki
8 years ago

azerbaijannnnnnnnnnnn

redarrow
8 years ago

i think malta should be higher rating

Samo
8 years ago

I can’t wait for San Marino, Sweden and the Netherlands to smash with an average of … 10!!!!!!!

You guys have criminally underrated Norway and Belarus though!!!!!!!

Inge
Inge
8 years ago

I’m curious about what you think of Anouk & Robin Stjernberg!

Penny
Penny
8 years ago

I think verdicts on Sweden’s, Spain’s and the United Kingdom’s entries will be interesting 🙂 and thoughts on San Marino would be illuminating too! Lithuania was definitely rated too highly, and Greece although critically not perhaps as obviously succsessful as say Secret Combination, has overtones that are memorable of ‘Opa’ from 2010 so I’d expect it to advance to the Final and possibly crack the Top 10!