In recent years the Big 5—those countries with deep pockets who automatically qualify for the final—have really brought it. From Germany’s Lena to Spain’s Pastora Soler, the Big 5 is now synonymous with the Top 10. Add to that the host nation, whose contestant won the previous year, and you’ve got six automatic qualifiers for the final who can threaten for the Eurovision trophy.
But which automatic qualifier is your favourite this year? Will Cascada stomp her way past Bonnie Tyler? Will Amandine Bourgeois’s unique brand of crazy take her further than El Sueno de Morfeo’s enchanting Celtic vibe? Or will Marco Mengoni’s Army of Fans help him bulldoze through his older rivals?
Let us know in the poll below and then sound off in our comments section. Please note: You can vote for as many contestants as you would like, but you will be blocked from voting more than one time. Be sure to click the name next to each contestant you want to support before pressing submit.[polldaddy poll=”7107651″]
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