San Marino’s Valentina Monetta

The Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—has now reviewed all 39 of this year’s Eurovision contestants. Each juror awarded each song a score from 1 to 10, and the scores were then 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. This was a painful process. Tears were shed and expletives were exchanged—and that was just when we told PeR we preferred their abs to their song.

Below you can see our assessment of tonight’s semi-final competitors. San Marino’s Valentina Monetta came tops with an average score of 8.29. One juror praised her song for addressing issues of “birth and death, and the importance of filling the space between the two with love and self-belief.” Another raved about her transformation from last year stating, “She ain’t a girl no more! She a woman!” On the opposite end of the spectrum we have Adrian & Bledar from Albania. One juror said “it tries to be deep, yet it’s as shallow as a mudpit in the Okavango Delta during a drought.” Ouch.

You can see the complete rankings of all 39 acts by clicking here and you can read our country-by-country preview of tonight’s show by clicking here. As for now, feast your eyes on our semi-final rankings

REVIEWS AND FINAL RANKINGS

1. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Crisalide” (8.29)

2. Georgia: Nodi & Sophie with “Waterfall” (7.43)

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

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

5. Israel: Moran Mazor with “Rak Bishvilo” (6.14)

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

7. Finland: Krista Siegfrids with “Marry Me” (5.71) ** (3 vs 3 vs 1)

8. Romania: Cezar Ouatu with “It’s My Life” (5.71)

9. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with “Ég á Líf” (5.64)

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

11. Hungary: ByeAlex with “Kedvesem” (5.0)

12. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano with “Pred da se razdeni” (4.86)

13. Bulgaria: Elitsa and Stoyan with “Samo Shampioni” (4.50)

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

15. Armenia: Dorians with “Lonely Planet” (4.21)

16. Latvia: PeR with “Here We Go” (4.07)

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

Photo: Dennis Stachel (EBU)

You can read our song reviews on the Wiwi Jury page. Then read the lyrics to this year’s entries on our contestants page. And then vote for your favourite contestants in our various polls.

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karina
karina
7 years ago

a mi no me gusta la cancion de malta!!!

scarlish
7 years ago

the cutiest song is from malta

karina
karina
7 years ago

1.Azerbaijan.2.RUMANIA.3.Russia

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
7 years ago

Do not underestimate Armenia and/or Albania, or even Hungary or Greece for that matter. We certainly underestimated Lithuania, Estonia and Belgium.

Alexander
Alexander
7 years ago

@Erti The jury didn’t put Serbia in first, Moje 3 fans did 😛

Erti
Erti
7 years ago

HAHA,pleaaaaaaase?!Your polls are so fake,you put the Serbia 1st and almost declared her as the winner of ESC,but it didn’t go even in the final.. #ALBANIA

Jonat
Jonat
7 years ago

San Marino1?!?!?!? Are you serious???
Israel rocks!

Nathalie
7 years ago

Malta, Hungary, Greece and Norway 🙂

Liana
Liana
7 years ago

This is the most realistic ranking I have ever seen.