In recent weeks the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — has been rating and reviewing the 15 acts (or the publicly confirmed ones, anyway) who will sing at tonight’s Eurovision’s Greatest Hits concert. We’re so excited. Stars of yesterday, including Anne-Marie David and Nicole, will perform alongside more recent winners like Lordi and Emmelie de Forest. Most of them are already winners, so evaluating them was a total nightmare.

But we did it anyway and Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen came out on top. “With no-nonsense choreography accompanied by fake snow and a male dancer, this was truly a euphoric performance from Loreen,” one juror wrote. “A contemporary electro-pop banger, amazing vocals, simple but powerful staging – it all adds up to three minutes of perfection,” wrote another. Our jury from way back in 2012 was equally effusive.

You can read our complete reviews and rankings below. Just click on the song title for more. You can also watch our video reviews of all the songs by visiting our YouTube channel at wiwi.tv.

EUROVISION’S GREATEST HITS REVIEWS AND RANKINGS

  1. Sweden 2012: Loreen “Euphoria” (9.17)
  2. Ireland 1987: Johnny Logan “Hold Me Now” (8.62)
  3. Luxembourg 1973: Anne-Marie David “Tu Te Reconnaîtras” (8.57)
  4. Finland 2006: Lordi “Hard Rock Hallelujah” (8.4)
  5. Denmark 2013: Emmelie De Forest “Only Teardrops” (8.37)
  6. Austria 2014: Conchita Wurst “Rise Like A Phoenix” (8.2)
  7. Norway 1985: Bobbysocks “La Det Swinge” (8.07)
  8. Denmark 2000: The Olsen Brothers “Fly On The Wings Of Love” (7.88)
  9. Israel 1998: Dana International “Diva” (7.77)
  10. Germany 1982: Nicole “Ein Bisschen Frieden” (7.72)
  11. United Kingdom 1976: Brotherhood of Man: “Save Your Kisses For Me” (7.5)
  12. France 1979: Anne-Marie David “Je Suis L’Enfant-Soleil” (6.84)
  13. Ireland 1980: Johnny Logan “What’s Another Year” (6.67)
  14. France 2001: Natasha St- Pier “Je N’Ai Que Mon Âme” (6.44)
  15. Spain 2002: Rosa López “Europe’s Living A Celebration” (6.28)
  16. Russia 2006: Dima Bilan “Never Let You Go” (6.13)
  17. Sweden 1984: Herreys “Diggi-loo Diggi-ley” (5.44)
  18. Israel 2011: Dana International “Ding Dong” (5.06)
  19. Russia 2008: Dima Bilan “Believe” (3.77)

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits: Video Reviews

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Chrysovalantis
Chrysovalantis
5 years ago

It is extremely difficult to choose only one song among the many of great ones that the Eurovision Song Contest has offered to us…But one of my favorite moments was when Loreen appeared on stage in Baku.It was a unique and spectacular performance,hard to be achieved by only two artist performing.Not to mention that the title of the song is a Greek Word…Well done Loreen,we shall always remember you feeling…euphoria!!!

eurana
eurana
5 years ago

Where is Alexander Rybak the guy with record voting ?

troc
troc
5 years ago

I would add ‘Waterloo – Abba’, ‘Love Shine a Light – Katrina and the Waves’ and ‘Ooh Ah – Gina G’ 🙂

francESCa
francESCa
5 years ago

<3 lordi <3

kaden
kaden
5 years ago

ESC is great on TV but spectacular when you there!

Definitely recommend all fans to go even once to one of these events!

kaden
kaden
5 years ago

Well done to the BBC on tonight’s show – I really enjoyed it and the stage was much better then I was imagining 🙂

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

I wish Friends (Sweden 2001) were part of the line up 🙁

Sarah Boucher
5 years ago

If that German song won the ‘real’ show, tell it to Dan Schneider.

Mario My Gay Vision of Gay Love ~ We Re Going Up Up Up Up!
Mario My Gay Vision of Gay Love ~ We Re Going Up Up Up Up!
5 years ago

Its really big achievement the fact that *Euphoria* managed to get voted on Number 1 One not only 4 one year but 4 three consecutive years back to back in row!
Loreen has to feel really blessed and thankful about all these great things that she has achieved since 2012 that she won the Vision! <3 🙂
Of course she has a bright career many years ahead of her! <3 🙂
She is really one of a kind! <3 🙂

WTF
WTF
5 years ago

Unexpectedly good ranking for Lordi from the jury, good job. Diva should have been bottom 5 tho.

Melissa J
5 years ago

Look, I like Loreen and Euphoria is a pretty good song, but I am tired of every year people deciding that one song is a ripoff of Euphoria, even if it’s a completely different genre!! I like Euphoria but there are other songs I like a lot more.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

She’s my 2nd favourite out of that list, only behind Emmelie. Two phenomenal Scandinavian winners back to back <3

I wish Lena was in this though.

Mei International
Mei International
5 years ago

I wish Ruslana or Helena Paparizou would perform 🙁 They are now huge stars so I am sure their schedules were booked, especially with Ruslana’s activism in Ukraine.

Cor Morand
Cor Morand
5 years ago

Well, tastes differ. I do not always agree with these sort of list but most of the time I do see where one’s coming from. Bet ‘ Europe’s having a celebration’ in this list??? It really is one of the worst songs ever!!!! Horrific…

James
James
5 years ago

The stage for the show is looking good, much better than what I was expecting for concert, look like the BBC did spend all their budget on the show.
https://www.facebook.com/BBCEurovision/photos/a.427217399342.213573.312215209342/10153245711269343/?type=1

Mario My Vision of Gay Love ~ Thats too many rehearsals!
Mario My Vision of Gay Love ~ Thats too many rehearsals!
5 years ago

It could be at least 2 (initial sound rehearsals) + 2(dress rehearsals) The songs of the semifinals that will qualify to the final will be heard.. 2 ( sound rehearsals) + 2 (semifinal dress rehearsals) + 1 ( the main semifinal dress jury rehearsal) + 1( the live from tele Vision performance of the actual semifinal) +2 ( two more dress rehearsals 4 the grand final..) +1 ( the main dress jury rehearsal of the grand final..) +1 ( the live show from teleVision 4 the big grand finale ) So that makes it 10 times!! Thats too many! The… Read more »

davved
davved
5 years ago

Euphoria is the modern Waterloo… best of its kind

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Ok the official program 4 the dates of the rehearsals is OUT! <3 😀

Rehearsal schedule ~ Eurovision Song Contest 2015
http://www.eurovision.tv/upload/press-downloads/2015/Rehearsal_scheduleForPress_31_03_2015_v3.pdf

Personally i find it way too much that there are 3 dress rehearsals 4 each of the semifinal and the grand final…
There are already 2 rehearsals so that makes it 5…Its too much..
It would be ideal if we had only 2 regular initial rehearsals & just 1 single dress jury rehearsal that would be the main one..

Personally i will NOT watch any rehearsal at all because it will ruin totally the special magic 4 me!

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Not a bad top 10 at all.

4 songs not being presented tonight and very notable absentees are :-

ITALY – 1958 – “Volare” – Domenico Modugno
SWEDEN – 1974 – “Waterloo” – Abba
NORWAY – 2009 – “Fairytale” – Alexandra Rybak
GERMANY – 2010 – “Satellite” – Lena

I think all these would have made the all-time Top 10. I’m not sure who would have to make room for them? Perhaps Lordi, Bobbysocks, Dana International and Nicole?

Can’t wait to see the show, not to be missed.

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

I can understand that we all have different tastes and opinions and stuff, but giving “Believe” an average score below “Ding Dong” by two points is just ridiculous and not objective in the least. Are you really still that bitter about Ani Lorak? Dima’s song is no masterpiece, and a poor winner from a poor year, but you should judge it for what it is, not the whole context surrounding it.
Now I’m curious about how you guys would have rated Fairytale.

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

I´m pretty shure that Conchita Wurst not been on the list at all if it not was just for he win last! Emelie Forest and Loreen are the best last winners and should be on my top list include Jonny Logan, Nicole, Ann-Marie David, Bobbysocks and Herreys

Mario My Vision of Gay Love!
Mario My Vision of Gay Love!
5 years ago

@ Yeah of course…Loreen is a special league of her own… No one can deny this even the haters of her..

Mei International
Mei International
5 years ago

in terms of points, legacy and commercial success before and after the show-loreen stands alone!

Mario My Vision of Gay Love!
Mario My Vision of Gay Love!
5 years ago

Loreen’s *Euphoria* would even had better grade if the top grades of certain wiwi juries were included and the so low 5(!!) from two wiwi juries were excluded though.. Really lame that *Hard Rock Halleluyah* has so high grade and is even above of much better songs like *Only Teardrops by Emmelie De 4rest & *Rise Like A Phoenix* of Conchita Wurst..! The French song of 2001 is criminaly underrated by the wiwi jury!! What a shame! *Diva* of Dana International & Nicole’s german song should had even better grades imo.. ~ Here is my top19 ranking of all the… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Pure euphoria indeed.