Eurovision 2015 may have ended two months ago, but that doesn’t mean that it’s far from our hearts. While reliving our favorite entries from recent years, we realized how many third-place entries we loved (after all, the best things come in threes). Who were your favorites? Read the profiles below and vote in our poll!
2008 – Kalomira “Secret Combination”
Kalomira’s catchy song and elaborate staging were a deadly “secret combination”. Her crazed dancing during the bridge remains one of our all-time fave dance sequences. Do you think she deserved her 208 points in Belgrade?
2009 – AySel and Arash “Always”
Azerbaijan’s second entry in the Eurovision Song Contest earned an impressive 207 points in Moscow with AySel and Azerbaijani-Iranian singer Arash. The way she worked her hair and shook those hips was amaze. Is their entry “always on your mind”?
2010 – Paula Seling and Ovi “Playing with Fire”
When Eurovision returned to Scandinavia for the first time since 2007, Romania earned 162 points and got fiery. Did it burn you up or leave you feeling ashey?
2011 – Eric Saade “Popular”
After a rare non-qualification in 2010, Sweden came back with a bang in the form of Eric Saade and his second entry to Melodifestivalen, “Popular”. He rocked a Michael Jackson look and even broke out of a glass closet. He earned 185 points, but did he stay popular in your eyes?
2012 – Željko Joksimovic “Nije Ljubav Stvar”
Serbia’s first top-ten placement since 2008, “Nije Ljubav Stvar” was the quintessential Joksimovic ballad. 214 points later, it still burns in our hearts. But is it passion or hate?
2013 – Zlata Ognevich “Gravity”
Our favorite Ukrainian singer-turned-politician, Zlata actually elevated us all with “Gravity”. And she even flew in the world’s tallest living man to carry her onto the stage. She earned 214 points in 2013’s grand final.
2014 – Sanna Nielssen “Undo”
Sandra Nielssen, Melodifestivalen extraordinaire, undid a lot of our sad in her riveting performance in 2014 that earned her 218 points. Does it still hurt bad for you that she didn’t place higher?
2015 – Il Volo “Grande Amore”
Perhaps the most successful third-place result in Eurovision history, Il Volo earned a whopping 292 points with “Grande Amore”. They clearly won over the televote, but did they win your hearts?