Over the weekend Malta selected Firelight for Eurovision 2014 with their song “Coming Home”. The song has proven to be very divisive with our readers. Some of you have commented that it is a rip-off of Iceland’s Eurovision 2011 song of the same name and that it’s like a bad cover of Mumford & Sons. Advocates say it’s original and avoids the Eurovision cliché of upbeat euro-pop.

But how does it stack up against this year’s existing competitors? Albania, Belarus, Finland, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, and Ukraine have all revealed their songs. Of these seven acts, who is your favourite? Who has the best chance of advancing to the final, and who will be leaving Copenhagen early?

Italy’s Emma Marrone won our inaugural poll last week. But now we’ve reset the votes to zero and are starting over. Please note: Maria Yaremchuk has unveiled a new version of her song, so you’ll want to listen to it again.

You can vote for as many contestants as you like but you can only vote ONE time. This poll will close on Thursday February 13.

Contestants chosen by February 9

Albania: Hersiana Matmuja with “Zemërimi i një nate”

Belarus: Teo with “Cheesecake”

Finland: Softengine with “Something Better”

Italy: Emma Marrone with “La Mia Citta”

Malta: Firelight with “Coming Home”

Switzerland: Sebalter with “Hunter of Stars”

Ukraine: Maria Yaremchuk with “Tick-Tock”

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anon
anon
6 years ago

I guess it’s pretty safe to say Italy will likely be among the bookies’ favorites this year. Maybe next year we’ll be packing our bags for Rome?

Ivan
Ivan
6 years ago

What does people find so good in Italy’s song? It is the worst song they come with since their comeback, and if it is not the worst from the rest of the countries so far is because there seems to be a lot of bad songs this year. Beside Switzerland and Albania, the others doesn’t worth a place in the final, maybe Finland is also not so bad, but neither sth magnificant.

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
6 years ago

1. Switzerland
2. Italy
3. Finland (every day I like more…)
4. Albania (her voice is beaufitul)
5. Ukaine
6. Belarus (I’m sure they will change the song)
7. Malta (h-o-r-r-i-b-l-e)

But so far, there isn’t a serious favourite song

Pixy
Pixy
6 years ago

@Keith, oh, sure, azers are now busy negotiating with swedes(or greeks?) about the prices of entire production (asalways) for their 2014 entry.
Pathetic people.

Keith
Keith
6 years ago

Is it just me, or does it seem none of these songs will make the top ten, or even the final. Need to start seeing some magic happen besides Azerbaijan pulling out a hit.

Jacob
Jacob
6 years ago

1. Italy
2. Finland
3. Albania
4. Ukraine
5. Switzerland
6. Malta
7. Belarus

Giorgos
6 years ago

1.Italy
2.Finland
3.Switzerland
4.Ukraine
5.Albania
6.Belarus
7.Malta

If Greece sends Crystalia and Sweden Helena Paparizou then Italy will come 3rd.

D
D
6 years ago

Spain: “Màs (Run)” by Brequette
Estonia: “Kui tuuled pöörduvad” by Sandra Nurmsalu
Ireland: “Heartbeat” by Can-linn feat. Kasey Smith
France: “Ma liberté” by Joanna
Lithuania: “Blowing Out Cobwebs” or “It’s All About a Boy” by Monika Linkyte

D
D
6 years ago

I liked the idea of doing my own winners for each country so:

Albania: “Mikja ime” by Blerina Braka
Ukraine: “Love Is Lord” by Viktoria Petryk
Malta: “Lovetricity” by Christabelle
Latvia: “You Are The Reason” by Katrine Lukins
Finland: “Hope” by Hanna Sky
Hungary: “Running Out of Time” by Viktor Kiraly
Belarus: “You Will Be Here” by Janette
Switzerland: “Hunter of Stars” by Sebalter
Iceland: “Efter eitt lag” by Greta Mjöll Samuelsdottir

Nick P.
6 years ago

1) Finland: Softengine – “Something Better” | 9.75 pts. 2) Malta: “Coming Home” – Firelight | 8.25 pts. 3) Albania: Hersiana Matmuja – “Zemërimi i një nate” | 7.75 pts. 4) Switzerland: “Hunter of Stars” – SeBalter | 7.25 pts. 5) Italy: Emma Marrone – “La mia città” | 6.5 pts. 6) Ukraine: Mariya Yaremchuk – “Tick Tock!” | 5 pts. 7) Belarus: TEO – “Cheesecake” | 4.75 pts. National Final Winners: Ukraine: “Let Go” – Tetyana Shyrko Albania: “Mikja ime” – Blerina Braka Belarus: “Via Lattea” – Elena Siniavskaya Finland: “Shining Bright” – MadCraft Switzerland: “Hunter of Stars” –… Read more »

Digi
Digi
6 years ago

7.Belarus
6.Ukraine
5.Malta
4.Finland
3.Albania
2.Switzerland
1.Italy

Victoria
Victoria
6 years ago

I likeeeee Belarus!!!!!

Paige
Paige
6 years ago

1. Ukraine
2. Switzerland
3. Italy
4. Albania
5. Finland
6. Belarus
7. Malta

PETAR
PETAR
6 years ago

1.Switzerland
2.Ukraine (much better first version)
3.Belarus
4.Italy
5.Finland
6.Albania
7.Malta

D
D
6 years ago

1-Albania
2-Switzerland
3-Italy
4-Ukraine
5-Finland
6-Malta
7-Belarus

I like how Malta is sending something more alternative this year, but the song just isn’t good. It honestly sounds like a blatant copy of “I Will Wait”, a song that I can not stand. I really like indie music and indie folk, as that’s probably my favourite music genre, but I just don’t particularly like this song. I was excited to have a good dance-pop song from Malta this year but oh well.

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

My favourite so far is Malta. It reminds me of Mumford and Sons but it is a nice break from all the brutal songs this year. I am also focusing a lot on the Irish National Final and let me tell you something, I really think that the song Heartbeat by Can-Linn and Casey Smith is excellent and with outstanding choreography, stage presence and a running order placing of roughly 16th to 19th it could actually be Eurovision Song Contest Dublin 2015.

takecare
takecare
6 years ago

Romanias Miracle and Breathe are miles better than all of these :))

takecare
takecare
6 years ago

NONE, albania its okish,still noooooooo , none

sighs
sighs
6 years ago

Everyone are horrible. Please god, I hope I haven’t heard any top 15 song so far.

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

@Tony Tell me about it. They should just concentrate all their efforts on Turkeyvision or whatever that crap is called and leave Eurovision for good. I will not miss the dolled up, patriotic contestants “created” for eurovision (i.e. Aysel, Safura, Farid) and the ordinary pop songs bought from Sweden and Greece.

bav
bav
6 years ago

Why Italy is bad? Because she prefers awful performances and song is incorrect. Albania is my favorite now.

jessie
6 years ago

Malta very good from italy

Melisa J
6 years ago

Albania and Finland are still my top songs. Waiting for Hungary and Sweden to amaze me.

Tony
Tony
6 years ago

It would be cool if Armenia wins so Azerbaijan goes away at least for a year XD, but that’s unlikely

ESCAlexSP
6 years ago

Albania and Italy 🙂

bav
bav
6 years ago

My ratings:
1. Albania 80%
2. Ukraine 60%
3. Finland 55%
4. Belarus 50%
5. Switzerland 50%
6. Italy 45%
7. Malta 30%
Quality of my ratings is very high.

Lucas
Lucas
6 years ago

Finland by far!!!

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

Can’t wait to see what Armenia has to bring this year. Would love to go to Yerevan in 2015.

Dhani
6 years ago

1: Malta
2: Italy
3: Switzerland
4: Belarus
5: Albania
6: Ukraine
7: Finland

Dhani
6 years ago

the best song is malta and italy. the best artist is VALENTINA MONETTA , but i also think ilse and waylon from netherlands is a strong name

Daniel Varga
Daniel Varga
6 years ago

My favorite artists is Armenia’s representive Aram MP3!! I’m waiting for his song! 🙂 Greeting from Hungary!

deli
deli
6 years ago

Still Finland is my favourite