Just two days after releasing her official video for “Dancing in the Rain”, Spain’s Ruth Lorenzo has clawed her way back to the top of our weekly poll, “Who is your favourite Eurovision contestant so far?” Of the 13,012 votes cast over the five-day period from March 12 to March 16, Miss Lorenzo earned 2,344, or roughly 18%.

Ruth last won our poll the week ending March 2. Back then only 12 artists had been announced. She subsequently fell behind Romania’s Paula Seling & Ovi, the UK’s Molly Smitten-Downes, and Ireland’s Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith when 19 artists had been revealed. But, as this week’s results confirm, you can never count this señorita out.

http://youtu.be/vHjMlA8QVrM

Romania’s Paula Seling & Ovi finished in a close second this week with nearly 17% of the vote. They appreciate all of your support, as you can see in this video message they sent  during Romania’s Selectia Nationala.

The United Kingdom’s Molly Smitten-Downes continues to impress our readers, and finished third with nearly 15% of all votes. In recent years Blue have been the only other UK act ever to contend for the top spot in any of our polls. It looks like Molly is set to better their 11th place finish in Düsseldorf—and potentially challenge for the top spot. If you want to support her, why not buy an unofficial MS-D t-shirt?

This week’s top new entrant is Greece’s Freaky Fortune They’ve entered the poll in fourth place, with 9% of the vote. Their dismay after winning was adorable, and their funky song on revolution makes our readers want to “Rise Up”.

Rounding out the Top 10 are Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen, Montenegro’s Sergej Cetkovic, Albania’s Hersiana Matmuja, FYR Macedonia’s Tijana Dapcevic, Poland’s Donatan feat. Cleo and Ireland’s Can-Linn feat. Kasey.

Please keep in mind that the results below only include the 25 contestants who had revealed their songs by March 11. We will launch our next poll on March 19, one day after this year’s final song is revealed. The poll will include the final 12 acts to unveil their songs: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, and San Marino.

You can listen to all of this year’s songs on our contestants page.

What do you think of the results below? Can Ruth hold on to the top spot after the new songs enter our poll? Who of the final 12 acts do you think will shoot to the top?

Your Eurovision Favourites (Week Ending March 16)

1. Spain: Ruth Lorenzo with “Dancing in the Rain”: 2,344 votes, 18.01%
2. Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi with “Miracle”: 2,162 votes, 16.62%
3. United Kingdom: Molly Smitten-Downes with “Children of the Universe”: 1,920 votes, 14.76%
4. Greece: Freaky Fortune with “Rise Up”: 1,127 votes, 8.66%
5. Sweden: Sanna Nielsen with “Undo”: 548 votes, 4.21%
6. Montenegro: Sergej Cetkovic with “Moj svijet”: 446 votes, 3.43%
7. Albania: Hersiana Matmuja with “Zemërimi i një nate”: 405 votes, 3.11%
8. FYR Macedonia: Tijana Dapcevic with “Tami Kaj Sto Pripagjam”: 405 votes, 3.11%
9. Poland: Donatan feat. Cleo with “Slavic Girls”: 395 votes, 3.04%
10. Ireland: Can-Linn feat. Kasey with “Heartbeat”: 382 votes, 2.94%
11. Slovenia: Tinkara Kovach with “Spet/Round and Round”: 355 votes, 2.73%
12. Israel: Mei Finegold with “Same Heart”: 343 votes, 2.64%
13. Hungary: András Kállay-Saunders with “Running”: 326 votes, 2.51%
14. Italy: Emma Marrone with “La Mia Citta”: 229 votes, 1.76%
15. Lithuania: Vilija Mataciunaite with “Attention”: 208 votes, 1.6%
16. Denmark: Basim with “Cliché Love Song”: 194 votes, 1.49%
17, France: Twin Twin with “Moustache”: 185 votes, 1.42%
18. Latvia: Aarzemnieki with “Cake to Bake”: 169 votes, 1.3%
19. Malta: Firelight with “Coming Home”: 164 votes, 1.26%
20. Switzerland: Sebalter with “Hunter of Stars”: 152 votes, 1.17%
21. Estonia: Tanja with “Amazing”: 123 votes, 0.95%
22. Ukraine: Maria Yaremchuk with “Tick-Tock”: 118 votes, 0.91%
23. Finland: Softengine with “Something Better”: 113 votes, 0.87%
24. Iceland: Pollapönk with “Enga fordóma”: 105 votes, 0.81%
25. Belarus: Teo with “Cheesecake”: 94 votes, 0.72%

Previous Favourites

Your favourites on March 10 (19 artists)

1. Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi with “Miracle”: 1,113 votes, 21.84%
2. United Kingdom: Molly Smitten-Downes with “Children of the Universe”: 1,036 votes, 20.33%
3. Ireland: Can-Linn feat. Kasey with “Heartbeat”: 556 votes, 10.91%

Your favourites on March 2 (12 artists)

1. Spain: Ruth Lorenzo with “Dancing in the Rain”: 794 votes, 31.28%
2. Hungary: András Kállay-Saunders with “Running”: 586 votes, 23.09%
3. Italy: Emma Marrone with “La Mia Citta”: 310 votes, 12.21%

Your favourites on February 21 (8 artists)

1. Italy: Emma Marrone with “La Mia Citta”
2. Albania: Hersiana Matmuja with “Zemërimi i një nate”
3. Finland: Softengine with “Something Better”

Your favourites on February 16 (7 artists)

1. Italy: Emma Marrone with “La Mia Citta”
2. Malta: Firelight with “Coming Home”
3. Finland: Softengine with “Something Better”

Your favourites on February 7 (5 artists)

1. Italy: Emma Marrone with “La Mia Citta”
2. Albania: Hersiana Matmuja with “Zemërimi i një nate”
3. Switzerland: Sebalter with “Hunter of Stars”

Who are your Eurovision favourites? Comment below!

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Lenna
Lenna
6 years ago

Hi from Latvia !!

Spain is not my choice to win this year. The song is bland for a children’s movie. The video is very seen, does not have any history.
My top 10 for this year:
1 Armenia
2 Sweden
3 Macedonia
4 Norway
5 Romania
6 Italy
7 Russia
8 Arzebaijan
9 Uk
10 Ireland

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Please comment on my blog. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi guys. Listen what do you think of Conchita Wurst’s entry? I think it is alright but I don’t know if it will do well or even qualify. Austria benefits from the Yugoslav countries and there are none of them, apart from FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. It has also been a very controversial move from ORF, considering protests in Vienna and Ukraine, Russia and Belarus threatening to withdraw because of the entry. Plus last year they sent a brilliant entry and it didn’t qualify. Even with Serbia, Montenegro and the UK voting in SF 1. But you never know… Read more »

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

What I found amazing is the fact that Aram MP3 odds are actually almost as close as Loreen’s odds were back in 2012, certainly higher than what Denmark’s odds were in 2013.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Well, last year Denmark was pretty consistently first in the betting odds.

I dunno, I just don’t see it for Ireland. We’ll have to wait and see what the live performance is like. I’m not saying I’m always right – I certainly didn’t foresee Ireland finishing last in 2013, for instance.

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

@Alex: Please reply to my my comment. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

@ Alex: I know why you don’t think Ireland will win this year. Well, if you look at Denmark last year, you had people saying Copenhagen 2014 and you had other people saying that Denmark are not going to win. It is just opinions. Nobody knows the winner of Eurovision 2014 until it has been announced. Ireland are currently 13/1 with the bookies 888 betting but that could change to 6/1 within the next few weeks. Remember 2011, JEDWARD quickly went from 25/1 to 9/2. But yeah, you are right because people (in and around Europe) are saying that Ireland… Read more »

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Spain and Ireland are perhaps the two most overhyped entries this year to me. Although Ruth sounds much better on the new version, the actual song itself is musically uninteresting to me, and she’s still overly emphatic. When people talk about Dublin 2015 I’m really wondering why. The song is above average, but I just don’t see how it’s going to rack up votes like some are suggesting. It seems more like Western European fans getting excited over a local entry more than anything else.

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi Wiwibloggers. This is Deven from Ireland. So yesterday you found out which songs I think have the best chance of winning. Now I am going to tell you the songs that are of a poor quality: 1) Lithuania (It is very rushed and there are so many songs this year that are much better than their efforts. Sorry Lithuania, no final for you this year.) 2) Estonia (A relatively unexceptional copy of Euphoria. Estonia won’t win in Denmark again.) 3) Albania (The radio version sounds VERY robotized. It is also a completely powerless ballad. Albania may as well bring… Read more »

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

@Deven Dublin would be great too, but I don’t think it’s happening this year, but you never know.

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

@ESC AUS, Leon and Digi: Thanks for commenting on my blog. What I have written down here is just my honest opinion. I really do hope that we go to Armenia, Hungary, Sweden or England next year or you come to Ireland for ESC 2015. I don’t think we will be going to Romania next year. I think it is overrated. 🙁

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

@Belgian. Forgive me, but I’m following many blogs and websites and Spain is not between the sixteenth and twentieth places, that’s false. By the way, many tops on youtube put my country in top 10, 5 or 3 and they’re not made by Spanish people.

Digi
Digi
6 years ago

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 for Barcelona, San Marino, or Milano 🙂

ESC AUS
ESC AUS
6 years ago

@Deven: Happy (belated) St. Patrick’s Day to you, too! As for ESC 2014, we agree on several points. I also believe that Azerbaijan may even miss out on top 5 this year – to me (!), the song is nice, Dilara sings it well, I’m sure the staging will be professional…. but the song is simply too monotonous. It doesn’t have any highs or lows, it’s ‘just’ nice, and that’s it. The Irish song, unfortunately, does very little for me – to me (!), it seems like last year’s Irish entry in many ways: a very competent but somewhat dated… Read more »

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

@Deven – I can’t believe you waited this long to hear Not Alone lol. I would be very happy with either Yerevan 2015 or London 2015. Would be a good opportunity to go to Armenia I guess, never been there.

Seth Petruzelli
Seth Petruzelli
6 years ago

my top 5 :

1. Romania
2. Armenia
3. UK
4. Italy
5. Ireland

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi Guys! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Emerald Isle. What do you think of Armenia’s entry this year? When I first heard it today I was astounded by it. It is absolutely amazing. Azerbaijan on the other hand, is really going to struggle against Armenia, Hungary, Sweden and Ireland this year! In my opinion, one of these cities will host Eurovision Song Contest next year: 1. Yerevan 2015 (Amazing mix of contemporary, rock and dub-step) 2. Budapest 2015 (Love this song. It was very well staged on A Dal 2014) 3. Dublin 2015 (Very strong and powerful contemporary song.… Read more »

Cwduncan
Cwduncan
6 years ago

@T what’s more disappointing, is that only 4 song’s are fully in one language (other than English) and 4 other’s sing in half-English, half-native. Compared to 15 song’s last year.

Attention!
Attention!
6 years ago

Bad selection Spain, very bad!! This girl only say: the rain the raiiiiin, Your better option this year had been brequette with “Run´´, This song might have obtained top10 or more… A sorrow, but this year Spain will not raise of the position 20 º

Cwduncan
Cwduncan
6 years ago

@T oh, didn’t realise that, a lot of other websites only list molly as having done the lyrics and composing :/

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

@T – Yes, and I think that’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s also not surprising that those 4 (well we don’t know Russia yet) are tipped to be big favorites. I appreciate Swedish producers, but isn’t the whole point of Eurovision to bring something from your own country? Armenia FTW (produced by the singer and the lyrics written by his best friend)

Belgian
Belgian
6 years ago

All the coments are great for Spain in this website, I suspected that all the comentarist are spanish, because in Europe don´t like so much, in other websites and bloggs Spain is in the 16-20th place…

Armenian Eurofan
Armenian Eurofan
6 years ago

The final version of “Dancing in the rain´´ it´s OK, but this song it´s very boring and repetitive “The rain, the rain´´. Spain it´s my top24 this year, i love this country but not their entry, sorry.

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
6 years ago

I love the final version of Ruth (no that performance) and I really wish a top 10 for her

But my favourites are others: UK, Armenia & Azerbaijan :p, Montenegro.

JM1968
JM1968
6 years ago

My favorite is Spain!

Paige
Paige
6 years ago

So happy Ruth is doing great! I hope she brings Spain a win, which they haven’t gotten for 45 years!

T
T
6 years ago

@Cwduncan

Anders Hansson (Agnes’ Release Me etc.) have writing credits for the song.

http://www.eurovision.tv/event/lyrics?event=1893&song=31363

Cwduncan
Cwduncan
6 years ago

@T : uk’s song was written and composed by Molly, no Swedes 🙂

T
T
6 years ago

So apparently 5 countries have used Swedes for producing/writing their songs – Ireland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and U.K.

Armond
Armond
6 years ago

Here’s my top 10:
1. Spain
2. Armenia
3. Sweden
4. Romania
5. Ukraine
6. Germany
7. Israel
8. Hungary
9. Greece
10. Ireland

Bb
Bb
6 years ago

My favorites this year are (in Alphabetical order) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Italy and Sweden. Good luck to all countries!

Maybezz
Maybezz
6 years ago

WOWW Spain…..my winner too

Mex
Mex
6 years ago

These will be my favorites fo the upcoming show in CPH:

1. Armenia
2. Denmark
3. Israel
4. Greece
5. Montenegro.

And I’ll stick to these (except if Russia surprises us all).

Good luck to all.

Heyy
Heyy
6 years ago

My Top 10 in random order 🙂 Ireland Estonia Malta UK Sweden Slovenia France Poland Spain Italy or Ukraine I think Romania is waaay overrated… its nowhere as strong as Playing with Fire. Hungary is Ok, tends to be a little boring at times. Montenegro is boring as hell … but I think they will sneak to the final I find Israel to be a bunch of noise… sorry. As for Armenia, I like it, but its just not a winner… but i think top 10-15 is guaranteed. Same with Macedonia … overrated The most underrated here are Malta, Ukraine… Read more »

AJ
AJ
6 years ago
SJ
SJ
6 years ago

1.San Marino
2.Denmark
3.Ireland
4.Spain
5.Hungary
6.Sweden
7.Estonia
8.Montenegro
9.Romania
10.Greece
11.Switzerland
12.Slovenia
13.Macedonia
14.Belarus
15.Norway
16.Ukraine
17.Iceland
18.Germany
19.Israel
20.Armenia
21.Italy
22.Georgia
23.Finland
24.Albania
25.Latvia
26.France
27.United Kingdom
28.Belgium
29.Azerbaijan
30.Portugal
31.Moldova
32.Lithuania
33.Poland
34.The Netherlands
35.Malta

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

My top 10 this year…(if anyone cares) 1. Armenia – I never thought they could top Qele-Qele or Apricot Stone, but they did. 2. Spain – best Spanish entry since 2009 (yes, I know they finished last) 3. Sweden – 2011 and 2012 were obviously better, but this is not bad at all. 4. Greece – always great. 5. Hungary – first time ever in my top 10. 6. Israel – Their best entry for me was 2010, but this is the closest they’ve come. 7. UK – 2011 was the best, but they sucked live. 8. Norway – I… Read more »

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

Wait- if Crimea gets permission to join the Russian Federation “illegally” will they vote as Russia or Ukraine?

Politics rears its ugly head in the contest even more now.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

I don’t care if the polls is fixed or not and I don’t care that Ruth is known in the UK because of the XFactor … what matters to me is that a great song is on top instead of a disastrous miracle, or a smelly cheesecake, an annoying rise up or a bunch of huge polish breasts, etc. … Everybody here can hate Silent Storm all they want … but at least there are still some brains left to allow Ruth to be on top. Way the go, girl!

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

Hi Easpag – I agree but the EBU may intervene as they have to publish all the songs. We know the Russian song is called “Shine”, still nothing from Austria. After all the hype they both better be good………………..they probably will be.

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

@Eugene I’d say they’ll both be very late announcements tomorrow. Both Austria and Russia will want to be last announced, so they’ll try and wait the other out.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

go go go go go Romania and UK <3 <3

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

Hi Robyn – Ha ha what are you like? You have changed your view since yesterday at 1:58!! I quote :- “OMG, whoever those crazy Spanish and Romanian fans are, they didn’t do a great job at rigging the votes. It’s *so obvious* that it’s been faked!” Of course you are entitled to change your view!! Perhaps you DO agree with me really? (Hehe) If you are going to ignore bits of a poll, why bother in the first place? If nothing is “dodgy” why ignore the top 5? I perfectly understand both your points though. ( OFF TOPIC –… Read more »

Nolan
Nolan
6 years ago

Love Greek entry!Athens 2015!

ybn
ybn
6 years ago

Vídeo oficial y NEW VERSION!!! “Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing In The Rain (Spain) http://youtu.be/P9R96ZoWJBU

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

Spain and Romania suddenly jumping ahead in the polling doesn’t mean there’s any dodgy activity happening. All it takes is a fan group to get a link to the poll, everyone comes here, and suddenly there’s a leap in numbers.

And besides, if you ignore, say, the top five, the rest of the poll is pretty consistent and I think it offers a good indication of genuine popularity for the rest of the competition.

Jalal
Jalal
6 years ago

Ruth is SEX on legs. 🙂

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

Hi Easpag – Thanks, apology accepted, no harm done.

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

@Eugene the way you phrased your post, it’s sounded as if you were accusing Wiwi of fixing the polls. You weren’t, so I apologise.

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

Hi Willy that’s okay I would not accuse Wiwibloggs of fixing a poll, what do you guys get out of that? You know exactly what I mean you are obviously monitoring the results on a day to day basis, like some of us.