After 12 days and an impressive 11,244 votes, we have a clear winner in our poll for best interval act of the past national final season. Ruslana was your favourite with more than 50% of the ballot. The energetic diva from Ukraine managed to steal the show at Romania’s Selectia Nationala final and grab 5,684 votes as a result.
First place: Ruslana
The amazing Ruslana, who was present for the second time in Craiova, after performing there in 2007, managed to beat other Eurovision favourites, like Loreen and Conchita Wurst, who finished second and third respectively.
Ruslana’s amazing appeal lies in the fact that she is an excellent performer. Unlike Loreen and Conchita Wurst, whose appearances were very calculated, the Ukrainian Eurovision winner had a more spontaneous show. She overrun her stage time by ten minutes, sang in Romanian reading lyrics off her phone, delivered an emotional and teary tribute to Ukraine, got off the stage and mingled with the audience to the shock of the organisers, and generally did her own thing. And people, both in the audience and at home, loved this.
Second place: Loreen
Loreen was second with her Melodifestivalen performance at Andra Chansen. She commanded the stage and got 1,591 of your votes votes, that is 14.15%. The 2012 Eurovision winner proved not only that she’s still got it, but that she can still surprise with her trademark striking, albeit minimal staging.
Third place: Conchita Wurst
Last year’s Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst was not only your third, but also your fourth, fifth, and sixth favourite in our poll, due to her various national final appearances. But it was the one in Austria, when she performed “You Are Unstoppable”, that she got the most votes for: 848, namely 7.54 percent. Granted, Conchy should be second with a grand total of 2,788 votes, but she still got less than half the percentage that Ruslana got. Nonetheless, her amazing performance in the Austrian final is simply unforgettable. We cannot wait to see what she’s got in store for us in May!
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