Two weeks ago we asked our readers to select their favourite among this year’s 26 different national selections. Not many of you will be surprised that Melodifestivalen—the high-octane, high-glam contest in Sweden—has won in a landslide.
The festivalen of crotch grabbin’ and flashing lights had y’all glued to tv screens as you watched Floridian Swede Ace Wilder narrowly miss out on a chance to sing in Copenhagen. A total of 428 of our readers voted for Sweden’s national selection. That’s more than one in five of all those who cast votes.
Spain’s recently resurrected Mira quién va a Eurovisión came second with 182 votes. The battle between Brequette and Ruth Lorenzo gave us plenty of drama and plenty of spice. We enjoyed all that flavour. We hope Spain realizes they’re on to a good thing and keeps the party going next year.
Greece’s MAD selection came third. Part of the appeal had to be the gorgeous men of Freaky Fortune, and the enchanting eyes of runner-up Kostas Martakis.
Brequette won the jury and Ruth won the public vote, and that tie added to the suspense. Unfortunately a similar scenario did not seem to add any appeal to the Belarusian selection. It finished 26th in our poll with just seven votes. Years of alleged vote rigging and insecure producers who like to change songs at the last minute have left viewers rolling their eyes.
National broadcasters can learn a lot from our poll. They need to organize their contest like Sweden, throw in some Greek madness, stir in a bit of controversy from Spain and —BOOM! You may be our winners next year.
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