As we wait for Eurovision 2016 to arrive in all its bedazzled glory, we’ve been attempting to re-enact past contests from memory while standing in front of a camera. Sometimes the songs and their lyrics come easy — as with Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki and Sweden’s Loreen. In other instances we’re left scratching our heads and saying OMGWTF. Such was the case in our most recent recap of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Thankfully we aren’t alone in our occasional confusion. We asked you guys which Eurovision 2012 songs you struggle to remember and there were a few songs that really stood out. We collected a total of 5,213 votes and Belgium’s Iris has come out on top with her sleepy number “Would You?” She earned 297 votes, followed by Portugal’s Filipa Sousa (“Vida minha”), who earned 282 votes, and Croatia’s Nina Badric (“Nebo”), who bagged 272. Trying reciting the lyrics to all of those songs now. Rather impressively, the Russian grannies only earned 36 votes. That oven certainly left an impression…

You can watch our 2012 recap below and all of our recaps here. We’ll be uploading our 2013 recap tomorrow. You can also check out the complete results at the bottom of this post.

Eurovision 2012 Recap: All Songs

Which Eurovision 2012 songs do you struggle to remember? (Poll Closed)

  1. Belgium: Iris with “Would You?” 5.7% (297 votes)
  2. Portugal: Filipa Sousa with “Vida minha” (Life of Mine) 5.43% (283 votes)
  3. Croatia: Nina Badric with “Nebo” 5.22% (272 votes)
  4. Slovakia: Max Jason Mai with “Don’t Close Your Eyes” 4.6% (240 votes)
  5. Georgia: Anri Jokhadze with “I’m a Jocker” 4.37% (228 votes)
  6. Israel: Izabo with “Time” 4.34% (226 votes)
  7. Bosnia: Maya Sar with “Korake ti znam” (I Know Your Steps) 4.07% (212 votes)
  8. Slovenia: Eva Boto with “Verjamem” (I believe) 3.55% (185 votes)
  9. Belarus: Litesound with “We Are the Heroes” 3.49% (182 votes)
  10. Finland: Pernilla Karlsson with “Nar jag blundar” 3.45% (180 votes)
  11. United Kingdom: “Love Will Set You Free” 3.22% (168 votes)
  12. Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus with “Euro Neuro” 2.97% (155 votes)
  13. Moldova: Pasha Parfeny with “Lautar” 2.74% (143 votes)
  14. Switzerland: Sinplus with “Unbreakable” 2.74% (143 votes)
  15. Hungary: Compact Disco with “Sound of Our Hearts” 2.65% (138 votes)
  16. Netherlands: Joan Franka with “You and Me” 2.55% (133 votes)
  17. Lithuania: Donny Montell with “Love is Blind” 2.26% (118 votes)
  18. Bulgaria: Sofi Marinova with “Love Unlimited” 2.21% (115 votes)
  19. Turkey: Can Bonomo with “Love me Back” 2.21% (115 votes)
  20. Latvia: Anmary with “Beautiful Song” 2.19% (114 votes)
  21. Azerbaijan: Sabina Babayeva with “When the Music Dies” 1.98% (103 votes)
  22. Serbia: Zeljko Joksimovic with “Nije ljubav stvar” (Love is not an object) 1.98% (103 votes)
  23. Malta: Kurt Calleja with “This is the Night” 1.8% (94 votes)
  24. Austria: Trackshittaz with “Woki mit deim Popo” 1.78% (93 votes)
  25. France: Anggun with “Echo (You and I)” 1.65% (86 votes)
  26. FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi with “Crno i belo” 1.61% (84 votes)
  27. Spain: Pastora Soler with “Quédate conmigo” 1.55% (81 votes)
  28. Albania: Rona Nishliu with “Suus” 1.5% (78 votes)
  29. San Marino: Valentine Monetta with “The Social Network” 1.46% (76 votes)
  30. Denmark: Soluna Samay with “Should’ve Known Better” 1.42% (74 votes)
  31. Estonia: Ott Lepland with “Kuula” 1.42% (74 votes)
  32. Germany: Roman Lob with “Standing Still” 1.4% (73 votes)
  33. Ireland: Jedward with “Waterline” 1.29% (67 votes)
  34. Italy: Nina Zilli with “L’amore è femmina (Out of Love)” 1.17% (61 votes)
  35. Norway: Tooji with “Stay” 1.17% (61 votes)
  36. Romania: Mandinga with “Zaleilah” 1.11% (58 votes)
  37. Iceland: Gréta Salóme & Jónsi with “Never Forget” 1.07% (56 votes)
  38. Ukraine: Gaitana with “Be My Guest” 1.07% (56 votes)
  39. Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou with “Aphrodisiac” 1.06% (55 votes)
  40. Sweden: Loreen with “Euphoria” 1.04% (54 votes)
  41. Cyprus: Ivi Adamou with “La La Love” 0.82% (43 votes)
  42. Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki with “Party for Everybody” 0.69% (36 votes)

Total Votes: 5,213

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Firehunter
Firehunter
5 years ago

Think what you wrote and hit himself in the head. If anyone has a chance for place in top 5, you can not spoil entering points from 5 idiots, who do not even have a clue about creation of entries for ESC. They spoil the big things. They are ruining the effort of the participants, who tried to create catchy entries for millions of viewers, and they are ruining the contribution of millions of viewers in result. This is a simple and obvious reality. This whole contest is much greater than you, so please show more respect to this.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@fikri: The whole world is also tired of so much bad music being praised and yet nothing has changed … and I presume you just have a reading comprehension problem that could be fixed, if I dared to say what you probably wanted to read … Well, not in my book I’m afraid. @firehunter: When you mention that countries like Israel 2015 or Poland 2014 are weak countries, what you really mean is that these 2 were your favorites for whatever reason, mainly because these 2 gave you a party time moment and not a boring meaningful song to listen… Read more »

Firehunter
Firehunter
5 years ago

Jury can not see that even the weaker countries can sometimes have stronger entries. They pay too much attention to the name of country.

Firehunter
Firehunter
5 years ago

The worst thing is that the jury spoils results of the weaker countries. Estonia and Israel in 2015, Armenia and Poland in 2014, Romania in 2013, Romania in 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary in 2011.

Jaccobabe
Jaccobabe
5 years ago

I remember Belgium very well. But I still struggle with Portugal. Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia were also not very memorable; almost same song.

Cant believe GEO is 5th :O Or ISR 6th :O Or MNT 12th. I think people don’t understand question ;).

paco
5 years ago

Ya ya aqui todo el world COPIA desde Brotherhood of man a abba , a que si Charles?

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

@charles puh-reach! i’m tired of reading unrelated comments in articles.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@Firehunter: Hating juries to such extreme is not going to help your trashy favourites become the winners to the ears and eyes of everyone and much less will it help you improve your music taste from the ashes of trash .. certaintly no phoenix there. I wonder how you sleep at night with such anger for those who have a better understanding of what music really is … which certaintly is not 6 old ladies backing bread … or a Swedish kid with no voice … or 3 Italian kids trying to copy Il Divo … but anyway, good luck… Read more »

Yasi
Yasi
5 years ago

OMG, Vida Minh on 2nd place? I LOVE this song ? I remember “Nebo” the least. I heard a recap a few years ago and thought: “This was actually in the contest? I must have missed it”

Ariana
Ariana
5 years ago

I love “Would you”. And I hate the grannies !

P
P
5 years ago

“Finland: Pernailla Karlsson with “Nar jag blundar” 3.45% (180 votes)”

It’s Pernilla…

Firehunter
Firehunter
5 years ago

Do not pretend stupid. Only idiots do not see the obvious facts. Italy is clear winner of ESC 2015, Russia is winner of ESC 2012 and Sweden is winner of ESC 2011. They had the best, most strict, centralized, accurate and catchy entries.

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

@Firehunter There’s nothing fair in giving 3 points for each previous starting position. It doesn’t make sense the UK getting more than 60 pts only for coming early in the show. If a song is loved by “everyone” it can do well in any starting place.

Firehunter
Firehunter
5 years ago

Jury is worst thing in Eurovision. If results of televoting are not fair, this can be repaired only by points for the starting position. The most optimal solution is add to televoting three points for each previous starting position. 1. Italy 369, 2. Sweden 333, 3. Russia 295, 4. Belgium 240, 5. Estonia 216, 6. Australia 180, 7. Israel 179, 8. Serbia 146, 9. Armenia 143, 10. Latvia 127, 11. Slovenia 108, 12. Lithuania 107, 13. Norway 100, 14. Albania 99, 15. Romania 93, 16. France 82, 17. Poland 77, 18. United Kingdom 76, 19. Montenegro 70, 20. Georgia 66,… Read more »

Max
Max
5 years ago

I know all the lyrics of would you, vida minha and nebo. How can you forget these songs? I dont accept this poll let’s do it again 🙂

Mister Honky Tonk
Mister Honky Tonk
5 years ago

This was actually a great song on the studio version, and one that really grew on me after the contest. Admittedly it fell flat on the night with a weak performance that was poorly staged, but with a few listens I think it is a nice strong entry from Belgium, just with the wrong performer.

John
John
5 years ago

@Firehunter does anyone even care about juries anymore?

Maxim
Maxim
5 years ago

Proud to be Belgian now 😉 (actually Flemish what makes it even more horrible 😀 )

Edwin
Edwin
5 years ago

Any other guy would do! One of my favourites, to be honest.

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

I think even Belgium would like to forget that one…

Firehunter
Firehunter
5 years ago

Here are some options for reform of the jury:
1) increase the number of judges from 5 to 10
2) reduce the impact of jury from 50% to 20%
3) separate the results of jury from the audience voting results and divide into six areas

paco
5 years ago

Ja ja ja me rio de Janeiro, si estos son los actos mas recordados de ESC 2012.Me gustaria ver el segmento de edad de las personas que votaron, pareciera mas el ESC junior que el concurso adulto y de buena calidad musical que fue, niñatos no manipuleis esta lista refleja el gusto musical de oidos enfremos, bay

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

I thought Finland will be next in the line-up of Croatia and Portugal.

John
John
5 years ago

who the fuck is that girl from Portugal o.o i can’t remember her!!!!!!! I can remember Iris and the other participants tho. That girl from Portugal has just vanished from my head >.<

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

… while everybody couldn’t care less for Iris … I would have love to have the ability to never remind myself that those Russian grannies were the comedy act in a song contest that year …

R
R
5 years ago

2012 had such a strong top 6. I would happy if either of them won that year tbh.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

When i saw the picture i thought it was an entrant for Junior Eurovision!

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

i reckon the 36 people who forgot the babushkies need to go to the doctor or something…

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

I remember her pretty well.