The Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—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 asked Bonnie Tyler about all that collagen and botox.

Anouk Birds Eurovision 1Below you can see our assessment of tonight’s finalists. Holland’s Anouk came tops with an average score of 8.36. One juror described her song “Birds” as “art in its purest form”. Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest came second with a rating of 8.07. Our jury praised her song for addressing themes of unity and division across politics, the environment and romance, and for tribal drumming that “taps into our most basic instincts and would have stirred a reaction in the first homo sapiens, the mandarins, and Enlightenment thinkers.”

On the opposite end of the spectrum we have Spain’s El Sueno de Morfeo in 25th place with an average score of just 4.0. Our jury praised the lead singer’s ability to ride a horse in the music video, but not her ability to deliver a top-notch song. Belgium’s Roberto Bellarosa came last with a score of 3.5. We moaned that his song “Love Kills” deserved an early death. (Roberto has subsequently re-worked the song and we’re actually kind of in love with it now. But our score has to stand as it is).

You can see the complete rankings of all 39 acts by clicking here. As for now, feast your eyes on our semi-final rankings.

REVIEWS AND LATEST RANKINGS

1. The Netherlands: Anouk with “Birds” (8.36)

2. Denmark: Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops” (8.07)

3. Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich with “Gravity” (7.57)

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

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

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

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

8. Sweden: Robin Stjernberg with “You” (6.92)

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

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

11. Russia: Dina Garipova with “What If?” (6.64)

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

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

14. Malta: Gianluca  Bezzina with “Tomorrow” (6.07)

15. Moldova: Aliona Moon with “O Mie” (6.0)

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

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

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

19. Italy: Marco Mengoni with “L’essenziale” (5.07)

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

21.United Kingdom: Bonnie Tyler with “Believe in Me” (4.57) * ( 4 vs. 2 vs. 1)

22. Estonia: Birgit Oigemeel with “Et uus saaks alguse” (4.57)

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

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

25. Spain: El Sueno de Morfeo with “Contigo hasta el final” (4.0)

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

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. 4 vs 3 indicates that four jurors preferred the song that won the tiebreak.

** In this instance, 3 jurors prefered one song, 3 jurors the other, and one gave them the same rating. Therefore the tie could not be broken.

Photo: Photos: Thomas Hanses (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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Kikka Duff
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Kikka Duff

What a lovely song has got MALTA this year!

Vika
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Vika

don’t like Denmark. Not cause it’s favorite like some one said but cause there’re a lot of better singers. she can’t sing at all. song is just an average we’ve already heard it for 10000 times

Fabio
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Fabio

Marina, you are obviously living under a rock, Denmark is the favorite because it’s a good song with a naturalistic look. It has faced a lot of hate simply for being that. The fact that you think it’s important to bash just shows you know it’s the best one.

daniel
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my vote is for malta very simple lovely song it makes you feel happy sing along with it makes you smile evrything go malta 12 points this year

Marina
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Marina

What´s with all the love for Denmark? So she’s singing about politics. Is it genuine? No. It’s just part of the formula. She even SMILES while singing a song called ‘only teardrops’. What kind of message is that?

Oh and the tribal drumming.. hmm… in what act have we seen this before? Oh, wait, I think I remember!

I honestly cannot believe that even juries are falling for this conventional trash.

kalomira greece
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kalomira greece

Definitely Denmark is going to win!! Somne good songs which may will be in top 5 is Azerbaijan, Norway, Ukraine ,Germany,Georgia and Netherlands!

Alexa
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Alexa

Ha, ha, well done, Dydaya.

dydaya
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dydaya

This one is for Romania´s Cezar: Et uus saaks alguse of Eurovision! Cezar, Believe in me, Tomorrow you will win. What if we change the geopolitical rules a little bit with that Waterfall of special sounds which your voice produces? Eg a lif, and I must live it to the full, especially because these moments are unique! Kedvesem, L´essenziale is that we made it to the final, and that we will show everyone that you can bring Only teardrops to the other contestants, and that is because you are Glorious! Something in your voice makes me believe that not only… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

I thought i was the only one supporting georgia…whatever people say about cheese, they sing like winners

DEX
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DEX

I think it s Netherlands.

Stacey K
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Stacey K

marco you are wrong. denmark will win. the jury loves her so much.

marco not mengoni
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marco not mengoni

I think Georgia or Azerbaijan will win. The West is too divided between Norway and Denmark and Sweden. Tibilisi anyone?