Eurovision 2011, the year that you thought had the best logo and slogan, (according to our poll anyway) and the year that we saw Azerbaijan earn their first win on the Eurovision stage since their debut in 2008. That followed three Top 10 finishes in a row, including two Top 5 placings.
We are ready to go back in time and launch the second edition of Wiwi’s Way, where we see what we, your faithful bloggers, would change when reviewing the results. After we sound off you’ll have the chance to vote for your favourites.
The Top Ten of Eurovision 2011
- Azerbaijan – Ell & Nikki – Running Scared (221 points)
- Italy – Raphael Gualazzi – Madness of Love (189 points)
- Sweden – Eric Saade – Popular (185 points)
- Ukraine – Mika Newton – Angel (159 points)
- Denmark – A Friend In London – New Tomorrow (134 points)
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Dino Merlin – Love In Rewind (125 points)
- Greece – Loukas Giorkas feat. Stereo Mike – Watch My Dance (120 points)
- Ireland – Jedward – Lipstick (119 points)
- Georgia – Eldrine – One More Day (110 points)
- Germany – Lena – Taken By A Stranger (107 points)
The Top Ten of Team Wiwi
Our blog team watched the show again and re-voted. Here is what we came up with.
- Germany – Lena – Taken By A Stranger (actual result: 10th)
- Sweden – Eric Saade – Popular (3rd)
- Hungary – Kati Wolf – What About My Life (22nd)
- Ireland – Jedward – Lipstick (8th)
- Slovenia – Maja Keuc – No One (13th)
- Austria – Nadine Beiler – The Secret Is Love (18th)
- Italy – Raphael Gualazzi – Madness of Love (2nd)
- Estonia – Getter Jaani – Rockefeller Street (24th)
- Albania – Aurela Gace – Feel The Passion (Failed to Qualify)
- Switzerland – Anna Rossinelli – In Love For A While (25th)
Wiwi’s Winner: Germany
In 2010 Germany earned their first win since 1982, and for their attempt as host they sent Lena back for the second consecutive time with the dark and mysterious number, Taken By A Stranger. Lena was lucky enough to make the top 10, with a 7 point margin between herself and The United Kingdom’s Blue.
In 2011 Lena the girl became Lena the woman. Her sultry look, body conscious back-up dancers and sex kitten facial expressions got us all hot and bothered. She didn’t try to repeat the cute-and-innocent act of 2010, and this sudden shift in sound and attitude is what really got her across the line. The final zoom of the camera coupled with the sound of shattering glass remains one of our favourite endings ever.
Wiwi’s Worst: Portugal
After three “good” years for the least successful country at Eurovision, Portugal fell into a downwards spiral when picking their song for Düsseldorf. A Luta É Alegria was a terrible song, but earned the public’s affection for speaking out against deep austerity cuts at the height of Portugal’s financial crisis. Voters chose the song to spite their government–and undermined their shot at making the final in the process.
Now You Choose!
As we did for our first edition, we are giving you the chance to have a say, so here is our poll for Wiwi’s Way 2011:
Get ready to use your time machines guys! Next time we’re rewinding to Eurovision 1999 in Jerusalem.