To hold the microphone shaped Eurovision winner’s trophy is a big honour. But let’s face it: sometimes it goes to the wrong person. People point fingers. They blame everyone from the jury to nationalistic televoters for the outcome.

So now you, faithful wiwibloggs readers, can choose the acts who you would like to wipe from the history books. Here you may choose you least favourite Eurovision winner since the Olsen Brothers won in Stockholm 2000.

You can vote for as many artists as you would like, but you can only vote one time.

Eurovision winners — 2000 – 2014

2000 – Olsen Brothers – Fly On The Wings Of Love (Denmark)

2001 – Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL – Everybody (Estonia)

2002 – Marie N – I Wanna (Latvia)

http://youtu.be/_B68kYxcea8

2003 – Sertab Erener – Everyway That I Can (Turkey)

2004 – Ruslana – Wild Dances (Ukraine)

2005 – Helena Paparizou – My Number One (Greece)

2006 – Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (Finland)

2007 – Marija Šerifovic – Molitva (Serbia)

2008 – Dima Bilan – Believe (Russia)

2009 – Alexander Rybak – Fairytale (Norway)

2010 – Lena – Satellite (Germany)

2011 – Ell & Nikki – Running Scared (Azerbaijan)

2012 – Loreen – Euphoria (Sweden)

2013 – Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops (Denmark)

2014 – Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix (Austria)

Let the worst song win.

Wiwibloggs readers, start voting now!

This poll will close on 17 June.

Photo Source: eurovision.tv

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redarrow
6 years ago

in 2005 malta should have won .. angel by chiara .. still listen to it these days great song .

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
6 years ago

My winners (watching since 2007):

2007 – Andorra
2008 – Poland
2009 – Estonia
2010 – Ukraine
2011 – Ireland
2012 – Iceland
2013 – Netherlands
2014 – Switzerland

iwantsalmon
iwantsalmon
6 years ago

First of all, I think it should be a common agreed fact that Ukraine’s “Wild Dances” is certainly the best winner considering the fact that people voted it above famous entries such as “Waterloo” however this could be because of the differences with tastes over the years. I didn’t like Alexander Rybak’s song so much but it got the most points in Eurovision history so… I don’t think the Olsen brothers really deserved to win. I think Conchita Wurst is a truly inspirational character. She/he also has a great voice compared to other artists but I think there were some… Read more »

Timbardur62
Timbardur62
7 years ago

I would have appreciated the Azeri entry/winner 2011 if the song was written by their domestic songwriters. There must be songwriters of their own!!? I feel the same way for all the winning entries of Luxembourg when their song were written by French musicians. There might be other examples but I picked up the most outrageous ones.

Chris
7 years ago

I’m confused, are we voting for the worst winning song or winner that shouldn’t have been? For example, Marie N’s “I Wanna” is in my opinion, the worst song out of all the winners from 2000-14. But 2002 wasn’t the best year, so Marie didn’t have much to fight against. Getting a favourable draw even with a poor song was why we went to Riga in 2003. But if we are voting for the song that shouldn’t have won the contest then I have a few “worst winners” for that too. I don’t think Turkey should’ve won in 2003, nor… Read more »

Lolly
Lolly
7 years ago

2005-Malta instead of Greece
2006-Russia instead of Finland
2007-Belarus instead of Serbia
2010-Russia/Azerbaijan instead of Germany
2011-Belarus/Sweden i.stead of Azerbaijan
2013-Anyone except Armenia and Latvia is best from the bullsh*t from Denmark, but let’s say my top 2 in the final so Azerbaijan or Ukraine

yasmin
yasmin
7 years ago

“Running scared” is still my favorite song. Azerbaijani contribution was amazing!

Calvin
Calvin
7 years ago

In a year with “Çaroban” (still my pick for best Eurovision entry of all time), “In Love for a While,” and “Ding Dong” (a guilty pleasure from a Eurovision legend), the “Running Scared” win is inexcusable.

per
per
7 years ago

Fabulous Azerbaijan duo was the most deserved winner in the ESC history!

Someone
Someone
7 years ago

2005 – Israel israel and again israel.Such a meaningful song,compared to Helena’s.Really,this is the only year i don’t see ANY advantage for Helena over the Israeli singer.She was BEAUTIFUL,her vocals made me jaws drop…Helena’s okay,but i still don’t get it why she was better than Israel =/
2006 – FINLAND FTW NO COMMENT.We need more songs like this!
2007 – Serbia.First time i liked a song that’s in a language i don’t understand.Except the Buranovskie Babushki 😀
2008 – Didn’t have any favorites that year,but if i had to pick,Ukraine.

Someone
Someone
7 years ago

Okay,might as well put my list on too. 2009 – Iceland or Norway,can’t decide…leaning towards Norway though 2010 – Anything but Germany. 2011 – Anything but Azerbaijan,God,HOW DID THAT EVEN WIN.I didn’t watch that one,but i guess some juries got paid a LOT.AND I MEAN A LOT. 2012 – Germany,no contest.But i loved Russia too. I think i’m the only person who can’t stand Euphoria.The song was terrible to me,and so was the way she looked.I thought she was 50 years old before i looked her up on Wikipedia… 2013 – Malta and Denmark 😀 2014 – AUSTRIAAAAAAAA.During the voting… Read more »

Manu
7 years ago

My personal top 5 from Eurovision 2008:

2008-> 1. Russia – 2.Andorra – 3.Israel – 4. Iceland – 5.Greece

2009 -> 1.Norway – 2.Azerbaijan – 3.Turkey – 4.Spain – 5.United Kingdom

2010 -> 1.Denmark or Turkey – 3.Romania – 4.Germany – 5.France

2011 -> 1.Sweden – 2.Italy – 3.Estonia – 4.Slovenia – 5.France

2012 -> 1.Sweden – 2.Spain – 3.Iceland – 4.Norway – 5.Serbia

2013 -> 1.Denmark or Ukraine – 3.Norway – 4.Sweden – 5. Azerbaijan

2014 -> 1.Hungary – 2.Switzerland – 3.Spain – 4.Montenegro – 5.United Kingdom

karen
karen
7 years ago

for me there has to be at least a few that i didn’t like so here i pick who i choose since 2002 when i started watching 2002 croatia, france or malta should have won in 2002 instead of latvia. 2003 agree with the winner, or though belguim grew on me quickly 2004 one of my favourite winners 2005 grew on me, but also like malta and denmark that year as well. 2006 agree totally 2007 one of my favourites (still gets played on my ipod a lot) 2008 like ukraine, armenia and norway (still don’t understand why russia won… Read more »

Tara
Tara
7 years ago

Norway 2009, Germany 2010 and Azerbaijan 2011 just do not deserve winning the competition IMO, especially for 2010. The only thing I can say is that Satellite is catchy, but just like MTD said, it’s a bubble-gum pop song and this genre should not be appeared on an International stage in Eurovision as its just too informal IMO. The accent is also awful, here I am NOT trying to discriminate non-English speaking people, but music is a combination of many aspects and accent is certainly one of them. No big deal actually but you know, listening to a strange accent… Read more »

Brndn
Brndn
7 years ago

In my opinion 2006, 2010 and 2012 were the only years where the best song/performance won. Maybe 2004 as well but only because the standard was so low. 2014 – I think the Netherlands should have pipped Austria but Conchita was not a bad winner. 2013 – Norway definitely should have won. Hungary, France and Netherlands were also great. Denmark was ok but not spectacular. 2011 – Germany should have won twice in a row. “Taken By a Stranger” was even better than Satellite. Azerbaijan did not even deserve Top Ten. 2009 – Meh. I preferred Estonia and Iceland but… Read more »

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

I pretty much agree with the winners except for: 2001… no words for this 2008 (would have loved to see Armenia or Ukraine winning but Russia winning was kind of obvious as it was the most middle of the road appealing to west and east). 2009 (never got why Norway won. Song was decent but there were so many more quality entries like Iceland or France or mor fun like Turkey or Azerbaijan) 2013 (Denmark? Seriously? Norway had such an amazing and original song! 2014 Even though I love Conchita and I love the song, the fact that this song… Read more »

Reglect
Reglect
7 years ago

Azerbaijan for sure

Marie Pantiz
Marie Pantiz
7 years ago

Helena Paparizou, Rybak, Loreen, Emmelie and Conchita the best winners!

ayka
7 years ago

Charles yes but today this song is our winner song ok but i don’t understand people if our song is good and nobody love the song it is sweden composer song but anybody love our song it was our what is your problem are you ok. and it is song contest not vocal contest even 2013 Emely De Forest has no wonderful voice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiM3C_AAtxE it was awful but she was winner, there are so many good vocal example italy Marco mengoni, Farid and island’s participant but they are were not winner, must be polite and don’t be envious. yes i’m… Read more »

Ariel
Ariel
7 years ago

Conchita Wurst 2014!!! La mejor! LA AMO!

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Ayka: … Your songs weren’t even written and composed by Azeri songwriters … instead Swedish people were paid a lot of money to have your country compete in Eurovision. How nationally proud are your of that? And the only problem with Running Scared is not the song … but the awful live vocals from the girl …

ayka
7 years ago

all world listen and sang AZERBAIJAN song “runing scared” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysJIWSenAkI and everybody love azer’s winner but it seems there are many envious people that don’t love azerbaijan as always because Azerbaijan had best songs and singers every year azerbaijan deserved winner

ayka
7 years ago

Nirgal Stupid are you sure? but it seems you are so envious

ayka
7 years ago

AZERBAIJAN DESERVED WINNER

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Dar: You have to understand, Eurovision came out of the closet in 1998 … you see … the music got worse and the party got bigger …

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

Oh this one is so damn easy for me: EVERYTHING between 1999 and 2006 and 2008 … the years of pure televoting just showcased back then how much people loved to see the bad on top and the good being rejected just for the fun of their stupidity. Then going a bit back further: Ireland 4 wins in the 90s … well … I can handle with the Linda Martin winning in 1992 but I have never been a fan of Niahm’s 1993 entry so my pick for 1993 would have been Norway or the Netherlands. In 1994 … I… Read more »

Nirgal
Nirgal
7 years ago

I predict a crushing victory of 2011 in this poll.

Not because of the quality of the song, but because they were representing Azerbaijan.

Any bets?

Koka
Koka
7 years ago

Lena with her song “Satellite” should be the worst I think.

Maybe it’s because of some factors other than music, Eurozone crisis is the main issue in whole Europe in 2010 you know…

Roman
Roman
7 years ago

Latvia 2002 by miles.

Tha
Tha
7 years ago

btw, I voted for 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2014.

Tha
Tha
7 years ago

My winners 2000-2008: 2000 – Latvia 2001 – Denmark 2002 – Estonia 2003 – Belgium 2004 – Serbia and Montenegro 2005 – Switzerland 2006 – Finland 2007 – Serbia 2008 – Portugal I follow Eurovision since 2009, so, my top five of each year since: (I made this tops right now haha) 2009: 1. Estonia – 2. Norway – 3. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 4. France – 5. Lithuania 2010: 1. Turkey – 2. Ukraine – 3. Romania – 4. Denmark – 5. Belgium 2011 1. Italy – 2. Finland – 3. Lithuania – 4. Ukraine – 5. Germany 2012:… Read more »

Tziki
Tziki
7 years ago

I agree with Dar: my votes go to 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2011.
I did like the winning song in 2011, but the performance was awful.

D
D
7 years ago

My winners:
2000- Denmark
2001- France
2002- Malta
2003- Russia
2004- Serbia & Montenegro
2005- Israel
2006- Poland
2007- Moldova
2008- Serbia
2009- Iceland
2010- Denmark
2011- Bosnia & Herzegovina
2012- Estonia
2013- Norway
2014- Sweden

So basically, the only winner I agree with is 2000, but that’s probably because I’ve only heard around 3 songs from 2000. Anyway, I am happy with most of the winners despite me not rooting for them, but the ones I’m not happy with are Estonia, Latvia, Greece, Finland, and Russia.

Deven O'Kearney
7 years ago

Here is my take on the winners since 2000: Denmark in 2000: This is one of my all time favourite Eurovision songs and I am only 15. But still, the honesty and musical ability that these brothers have is incredible. Well worth the 37 year wait for a 2nd win Denmark. Estonia in 2001: This song is a bit too jumpy. However, I do like it. Latvia in 2002: Too much Vitamin D in this song. Not a real winner at all. Turkey in 2003: I love the fact that this pop song is tailored towards the Middle East. I… Read more »

SpirK
SpirK
7 years ago

Well, most of these weren’t my winners of the year, but I didn’t feel it was right to vote for them just because it wasn’t my favourites, cause everyone of them had a winning performance. I voted only for two of these. Latvia’s win in 2002 and Azerbaijan’s in 2011. I find both of them irritating and fully undeserved winners. My winners by year: (attention! weird taste) 2000: United Kingdom- Don’t Play That Song Again 2001: Greece- Die For You 2002: France- Il Faut De Temps 2003: Iceland- Open Your Heart (all time favorite) 2004: Cyprus- Stronger Every Minute 2005:… Read more »

Timselvision
Timselvision
7 years ago

My top 3s of the past years – 2004 – 2014. 2004 1. Serbia & Montenegro 2. Ukraine 3. Belgium 2005 1. Switzerland 2. Greece 3. Denmark 2006 1. Romania 2. Finland 3. Russia 2007 1. Belarus 2. Finland 3. Ukraine 2008 1. Ukraine 2. Greece 3. Iceland 2009 1. Bosnia & Herzigovina 2. Iceland 3. Azerbaijan 2010 1. Romania 2. Slovakia 3. Turkey 2011 1. Bosnia & Herzigovina 2. Iceland 3. Slovenia 2012 1. Sweden 2. Serbia 3. Iceland 2013 1. Norway 2. Denmark 3. Greece 2014 1. Netherlands – I feel like a nationalist now, but maybe it… Read more »

Darren
Darren
7 years ago

For me, it has to be Azerbaijan in 2011…for me the song was quite bland and unimpressive.
I think Sweden, Ireland or Denmark should have won in 2011

Howard Wachtel
7 years ago

My winners (in those years where I didn”t approve of the actual winner):
2000 – Russia (Alsou)
2001 – Germany (Michelle)
2003 – undecided, nothing stands out
2005 – Malta (Chiara)
2006 – Bosnia (Hari mata Hari)
2008 – Serbia (Jelena)
2009 – Iceland (Yohanna)
2010 – Denmark (Chanée and N’evergreen)
2012 – Serbia (Joksimovi?)

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

MY winners:

2000 – Russia
2001 – Greece
2002 – United Kingdom
2003 – Turkey
2004 – Serbia&Montenegro
2005 – Malta
2006 – Romania/Bosnia&Herzegovina
2007 – Bulgaria (since i cannot choose a non-qualifier)
2008 – Greece/Norway
2009 – Iceland
2010 – Germany
2011 – Italy
2012 – Sweden
2013 – Norway
2014 – Netherlands

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
7 years ago

@Dar: “Also can I say wiwi bloggs that eurovision did exist before the year 2000 yet you never do any articles on that period ..”

Good point. At least TRY and go as far back as when the 12-point system started (1975). I’ll bet my horse money that there are people on this board old enough to have watched that contest…

…Or, at the very least, go back to when they limited the minimum age to 16 (1990?).

Dhani
7 years ago

My winners:

2000 – IRELAND
2001 – FRANCE
2002 – MALTA
2003 – RUSSIA
2004 – SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
2005 – LATVIA
2006 – BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
2007 – GEORGIA
2008 – SWITZERLAND (or SERBIA can’t decide!!!)
2009 – FRANCE
2010 – GEORGIA
2011 – SLOVENIA
2012 – AZERBAIJAN
2013 – SAN MARINO
2014 – MONTENEGRO (or POLAND can’t decide!!!)

Davve
Davve
7 years ago

It is easy.. 2001, 2002 and 2008 was undeserving winners!

David Thielen
7 years ago

So many choices…

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

worst winners:1.Latvia 2001
2.Serbia 2007
3.Finland 2006
4.Germany 2010

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
7 years ago

Oops I forgot Finland 2006! It’s no.10 in my list, so Russia 2008 is no.11 etc.

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
7 years ago

Denmark 2000 (argh), Estonia 2001 and Azerbaijan 2011 were the most undeserved by far. Latvia 2002 was bad but, let’s face it, it was the only one that stood out in an otherwise very forgettable year. Russia 2008 was probably fixed and the stage presentation was ridiculous. As a performer however, Dima Bilan is not an undeserved winner. My favourite list goes like this: 1. Austria 2014 2. Turkey 2003 3. Serbia 2007 4. Sweden 2012 5. Germany 2010 6. Norway 2009 7. Ukraine 2004 8. Greece 2005 9. Denmark 2013 …all of them stellar winner s in my book.… Read more »

AndreaIT
AndreaIT
7 years ago

I didn’t follow eurovision before 2006, so this is my top 3 each year 2006-2014
2006:
1- Sweden
2- Finland
3- Romania
2007:
1- Spain
2- Belarus
3- Ukraine
2008:
1- Ukraine
2- Sweden
3- Portugal
2009:
1- Norway
2- Azerbaijan
3- Iceland
2010:
1- Denmark
2- Germany
3- Armenia
2011:
1- Sweden
2/3 – Ukraine, Estonia (No particular order)
2012:
1- Spain
2- Sweden
3- Iceland/F.Y.R. Macedonia
2013:
1- Ukraine
2- San Marino
3- Denmark
2014:
1- Sweden
2- Austria
3- Russia

DChampion
DChampion
7 years ago

Definitely Russia & Azerbaijan… I would rather have Azerbaijan won in 2009 instead or Norway, but Norway is definitely not undeserved winner… As for Russia they never had “that thing” with song or on stage… I don’t know how they won in 2008 because there were so many stronger songs from EX-Soviet diaspora and block to vote for (Ukraine and Armenia)… And just to make it clear, I do not getting hate on Russia because of the country, but I think their songs are generally very good, but always too generic or by-recipe to make them stand above others… Exception… Read more »

MTD
MTD
7 years ago

That would be Conchita Wurst. Every other year, there were reasons why particular song/package won: Denmark 2000 – the whole “love” package was OK, even though I loved Russia more. Estonia 2001 – no matter what you’ll say, that song was happy, the definition of a feel-good song. Latvia 2002 – Spanish influence, dresses undressed. 🙂 Turkey 2003 – feel the rhythm baby! Ukraine 2004 – epic + fresh & new. Greece 2005 – feel the rhythm, #2. Greek style! Finland 2006 – epic + fresh & new. Serbia 2007 – powerful, hands down! Russia 2008 – the song itself… Read more »

Realist
Realist
7 years ago

Without any doubt conchita wurst, she is the wurst if you pardon the pun, she only won because of her appearance and not because of her song and then to add fuel to the fire she then kills 50 balkans….