Along with host country Denmark, the Big Five — France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom — get an automatic spot in the grand final of Eurovision. They drop a lot of euros on the contest, and we thank them for helping keep ESC afloat. We used to roll our eyes at the jokes these nations would send to the contest. But in recent years they have been earning their keep.
The trend continues in 2014. In the latest set of odds for the final, both Denmark and the United Kingdom are in the Top 10. But that’s not the only barometer of success. France is bringing major originality. Spain will deliver a beautiful ballad (and hopefully a bit of rain). Italy will rock on with one of its biggest stars, and Germany recently staged one of the glitziest national finals in Europe. They’ve all brought something to the table this season.
But who is YOUR favourite? You can listen to the six automatic qualifiers below and then vote in our poll. This poll will close on May 7 at midnight, a few days before the grand final on May 10. Let us know what you think!
The Automatic Qualifiers
Denmark: Basim with “Cliché Love Song”
France: Twin Twin with “Moustache”
Germany: Elaiza with “Is it Right”
Spain: Ruth Lorenzo with “Dancing in the Rain”
United Kingdom: Molly Smitten-Downes with “Children of the Universe”
Big Five + Denmark Poll
You can vote in our other Eurovision polls by clicking here.