We’ve had a deluge of new Eurovision entries over the past week, with ten dropping since Monday. That brings the total number of songs to 33. As in previous weeks, there are a number of caveats to bear in mind. Malta’s “Chameleon” appears to be in its death throes while Albania’s “Përrallë” is due to undergo a major revamp. There’s also some uncertainty surrounding Israel’s song choice. However, Italy has finally confirmed “Nessun grado di separazione” for Stockholm, but a decision has yet to be made on what language it’ll be sung in. Nonetheless, we’re including them all.

Since 13 January, y’all have cast more than 44,200 votes in our weekly favourite act polls. Once again, it’s time to wipe the slate clean and ask you to choose your favourite Eurovision 2016 act so far. You can listen to the ten new additions and watch our video reactions below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every act you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends early on Wednesday 9 March — just ahead of Croatia’s song reveal.

We will then relaunch the poll one last time to include all the entries that drop between then and 12 March.

Eurovision 2016: Our top 33 so far

Video coming soon!

France: Amir “J’ai Cherché”

This wasn’t what France intended. They were supposed to keep teasing us until mid-March, at which point a grand reveal would take place. Things went awry when the French media leaked the plans. So, they pulled an Ireland and announced both the singer and song with minimum warning. Step forward Amir with his bilingual track “J’ai cherché”.

Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan “LoveWave”

When Armenia selected Iveta Mukuchyan in October, most expected her to bring either a dance-floor banger or mid-tempo ballad to Stockholm. However, she’s decided to go for something completely different. “LoveWave” debuted on Wednesday and almost a week later many are still struggling to find the words to describe the experimental number. It certainly grabs your attention, but will it appeal to a mass audience?

Israel: Hovi Star “Made of Stars”

On Thursday, Hovi Star won Israel’s Next Star with “Made Of Stars”. But it wasn’t long until everyone was seeing stars, with the entry failing to impress most fans. There’s already talk of revamps and song changes. Can Israel get things back on track before it’s too late?

The Netherlands: Douwe Bob “Slow Down”

Following last year’s misfire, the Netherlands returns to the country sound which brought it so much acclaim in Copenhagen. Douwe Bob was the first confirmed artist of the season, but we had to wait until Friday to hear his entry. “Slow Down” sticks to the Douwe’s usual formula, does that equate to Dutch success?

Montenegro: Highway “The Real Thing”

Montenegro has done well with Balkan ballads sung in Montenegrin. In 2014 they reached the grand final for the first time, while last year they scored their best ever result. Nonetheless, the country has decided to change tack. They selected Highway back in the autumn, but “The Real Thing” only premiered late last week. The alternative rock song is sung entirely in English.

Reaction video coming soon!

Russia: Sergey Lazarev “You Are The Only One”

Russia announced Sergey Lazarev for Eurovision in November. Ever since, fans have been wetting themselves in anticipation of his entry. The wait came to an end over the weekend when “You Are The Only One” was finally released. The official music video has already amassed close to 1.7 million YouTube views. Is Russia on course for a second victory?

Estonia: Jüri Pootsmann “Play”

https://youtu.be/53-HcrqRnlE

After a one week break, Estonia’s Eesti Laul came to a close on Saturday. Unlike 2015, there was no runaway pre-show favourite. But in the end it was all about Jüri Pootsmann and “Play”. He topped both the televote and jury vote, before securing 44% of the vote in the super final.

Poland: Michal Szpak “Color of Your Life”

The plot for Poland’s Krajowe Eliminacje 2016 was written weeks in advance. It would be a battle of the divas, with Eurovision veteran Edyta Gorniak taking on Margaret. The newcomer would win and take Poland to the top of the leaderboard next May. However, the Polish people never read the script and sent Michal Szpak instead. “Color of Your Life”… colour us shocked!

https://youtu.be/9cDxkoKSg-M

Romania: Ovidiu Anton “Moment Of Silence”

There was further national final upset in Romania on Sunday. The lineup included Eurovision 2005 star Mihai Traistariu, Deepcentral’s Doru Todorut and the Inna and Alexandra Stan backed Vanotek. But it was the relative unknown Ovidiu Anton who emerged victorious with his theatrical rock number “Moment Of Silence”.

Reaction video coming soon!

FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi “Dona”

FYR Macedonia has lost its way at Eurovision recently. They last qualified in 2012 when Kaliopi brought them their second best placing of all time. The Balkan nation are hoping to replicate that success by sending her back to the contest with “Dona”. The track premiered to a sea of positive reactions earlier this evening.

Reaction video coming soon!

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE EUROVISION 2016 ACT SO FAR? VOTE NOW!

Previous favourites

Your favourites on 2 March (23 acts)

  1. Bosnia & Herzegovina: Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala “Ljubav Je” 26.76% (3,996 votes)
  2. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 9.03% (1,348 votes)
  3. Iceland: Greta Salóme “Hear Them Calling” 7.43% (1,109 votes)
  4. Spain: Barei “Say Yay!” 7.23% (1,080 votes)
  5. Latvia: Justs “Heartbeat” 6.12% (914 votes)

Total Votes: 14,930

Your favourites on 25 February (15 acts)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 27.04% (2,136 votes)
  2. Spain: Barei “Say Yay!” 16.61% (1,312 votes)
  3. Ukraine: Jamala “1944” 14.25% (1,126 votes)
  4. Iceland: Greta Salóme “Hear Them Calling” 8.51% (672 votes)
  5. Cyprus: Minus One “Alter Ego” 7.28% (575 votes)

Total Votes:7,900

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 19 FEBRUARY (11 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 32.78% (1,922 votes)
  2. Spain: Barei “Say Yay!” 26.13% (1,532 votes)
  3. Austria: Zoë “Loin d’ici” 9.45% (554 votes)
  4. Italy: Francesca Michielin “Nessun grado di separazione” 7.35% (431 votes)
  5. Switzerland: Rykka “The Last Of Our Kind” 5.63% (330 votes)

Total Votes: 5,863

Your favourites on 12 February (6 Acts)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 61.31% (4,249 votes)
  2. Spain: Barei “Say Yay!” 23.88% (1,655 votes)
  3. Malta: Ira Losco “Chameleon” 5.5% (381 votes)
  4. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 3.3% (229 votes)
  5. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 3.28% (227 votes)

Total Votes: 6,930

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 1 FEBRUARY (5 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 53.25% (3,083 votes)
  2. Malta: Ira Losco “Chameleon” 24.08% (1,394 votes)
  3. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 8.1% (469 votes)
  4. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 7.89% (457 votes)
  5. Belarus: Ivan “Help You Fly” 6.68% (387 votes)

Total Votes: 5,790

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 22 JANUARY (3 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 42.99% (668 votes)
  2. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s The Pressure” 31.02% (482 votes)
  3. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 25.99% (404 votes)

Total Votes: 1,554

YOUR FAVOURITES ON 17 JANUARY (2 ACTS)

  1. Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” 58.08% (762 votes)
  2. Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Përrallë” (Fairytale) 41.92% (550 votes)

Total Votes: 1,312

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Irina
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Irina

Russia

Devilchu
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Devilchu

Wow! I’ve found my two winning song candidates in Australia and Croatia. They pushed down all my earlier favorites so easily. Especially Croatia. <3<3<3

Bernie
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Bernie

There are a couple of good songs but not many. Italy, Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, Albania, Germany, Macedonia, France… those are some countries that should do well in May.

Dina
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Dina

Bosnia & Herzegovina

France
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France

I really want Paris 2017, pleeeeeease! 😀
My top 10:

1. France
2. Germany
3. Spain
4. Italy
5. Ukraine
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
7. Russia
8. Latvia
9. Cyprus
10. Iceland

liza
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liza

1 Russia

Neil
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Neil

Only songs I like are FYR Macedonia, Bosnia, Hungary, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland and Albania.

Very poor year.

Mirela
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Mirela

Bosna i Hercegovina.

Belgium
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Belgium

1.Armenia
2.Russia
3.Hungary
4.Latvia
5.Spain
6.Italy
7.France
And I like Cyprus, Norway and Switzerland too

anela
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anela

Bosnia and Hercegovina, of course! ?

Ar
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Ar

The songs are good – Spain, France, Russian. But most I like Armenian song. It’s very interesting and experimental song.

OL_YA
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OL_YA

Russia Sergey Lazarev “You Are The Only One”

Nma
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Nma

Hey guys, just remember that Spain is in the top 10 in most YouTube tops, not only in this poll! Stop blaming spanish eurofans!

Nency
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Nency

12 points – Ukraine
10 points – Russia
8 points – Spain

Redfox
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Redfox

I don´t see anything special in Latvia. feels like a baby over-attached to his mothers womb. your heartbeat is all I need? if only France wasn´t copying my favorite band, I would give it 12 points. but I mean that is the trend with all the winners of recent years. plagiarizing. I can´t really even find 3 songs that I really like. but my top would prob be something like this: 12 points – The Netherlands / Estonia (but I can´t vote for our own entry) 10 points – Armenia (strong voice and good production) 8 points – France (copycat!… Read more »

Random.sage2.6
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Random.sage2.6

Ireland again. Eh.

Stopped listening to that song when Spain’s was announced. It produces no emotions.

Even in the sunlight…

B&H’s entry is pretty good. You know the Balkans will flood that one with douse points.

AM Casablancas
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AM Casablancas

I knew it, but we’ll let Ireland win this poll
and flop at the semis!

Nicole
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Nicole

Just ask Jim Azski , he’s Eurovision and music industry’s best kept secret!

Alison
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Alison

@rbm not amazing to say the least, considering they didn’t get through the semis in 2014 and 2015!

DariusDelray
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DariusDelray

S M 2 P A 0 A D 1 I R 7 <3 N I D

Me
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Me

Russia wins.

rbm
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rbm

I wonder how Ireland is always in the favourites each year on the wiwibloggs poll, I mean 2014-2015-2016 are good, but not amazing

Redfox
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Redfox

Krerma, that´s brilliant. That´s exactly it, and I have seen those combinations with my own eyes. ….unless they scavage some supermodels trash bins and collect discarded items.

ANNA
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ANNA

1. Sergey Lazarev “You Are The Only One”
Russia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Who
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David Who

Poll says Ireland. Haha, they never give up! 🙂

Zuzanna
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Zuzanna
Krerma
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Krerma

PS: please don’t let Russia win the contest. I can’t believe how tacky that song is. It’s like a russian lady wearing Gucci, Dior, D&G and Cavalli all at the same time (and in big logos): a lot of $$$ but tasteless and not classy at all…

Krerma
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Krerma

my top:
1 .Spain
2. Latva
3. France
4.Ukraine
5. Italy
6. Denmark
7. Iceland
8.Austria
9.UK
10.Macedonia

Simon
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Simon

my favourites in no order: Italy, Ukraine, France, Cyprus, Hungary

Luise34
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Luise34

My favorite is.. UKRAINE & RUSSIA! ?

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

My top 33: (With comments) 1-Spain : LOVE IT !! The best one so far… Still waiting for Music Video lol <3 2-France : Masterpiece same as Spain <3 3-Iceland : I love this genre of music <3 Remind me of 'Heroes' !!! 4-Armenia : Speechless <3 Love it 5-Latvia : Same as Armenia <3 Really good song 6-Germany : Remind me of Melanie Martinez <3 Good song 🙂 7-Russia : Good song,can't wait for live performance 8-Switzerland : Growing on me 🙂 Like it 9-Belgium : Still catchy can't wait for the new version <3 10-Ukraine : Really powerful… Read more »

Armenia
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Armenia

UKRAINE!!

Edon
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Edon

Russia, France and Armenia are the best!

Florida
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Florida

My top 3:
1. Ukraine
2. Spain
3. Russia

ilseyarkarimova
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My top 5
1 Russia
2 Spane
3 France
4 islande
5 Malta

ilseyarkarimova
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1.RUSSIA
2.Ireland
3.Spain
4.Estonia
5.Franse

Black n Blue
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Black n Blue

Even as an Irishman, It’s funny how the poll every year is unjustly rigged to give an Irish winner!
Here’s my favourites:

#1 Italy
#2 Ukraine
#3 Iceland

Zagreb 2017
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Zagreb 2017

1. Croatia
2. Bosnia&Herzegovina
3. Macedonia
4. Slovenia
5. Montenegro
6. Serbia

Irina
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Irina

RUSSIA!!!!

Love4Love
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Love4Love

1. France (Paris 2017 – finally)
2. Spain
3. Italy
4. Ukraine
5. Latvia
6. Bosnia Herzegovina
7. Cyprus
8. Iceland
9. Germany
10. Armenia

Robert
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Robert

01 France
02 Russia
03 Hungary
04 Latvia
05 Italy
06 Ukraine
07 Germany
08 Armenia
09 Estonia
10 Poland

Anabelle
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Anabelle

1. Latvia
2. Ukraine
3. Spain
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
5. Italy
6. France
7. Armenia
8. Iceland
9. Poland
10. Cyprus

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Top 10 from Switzerland:
1 Latvia
2 Germany
3 France
4 Estonia
5 Norway
6 Ukraine
7 Russia
8 Bosnia & Herzegovina
9 Albania
10 Cyprus

Dido
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Dido

1. Spain
2. Latvia
3. The Netherlands

Bård
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Bård

1. Latvia
2. Ukraine
3. France
4. Cyprus
5. Bosnia
6. Norway
7. Germany
8. Netherlands
9. UK
10. Italy
11. Austria
12. Russia
13. Estonia
14. Switzerland
15. Georgia
16. Ireland
17. Denmark
18. Macedonia
19. Slovenia
20. Iceland
21. Hungary
22. Poland
23. Belarus
24. Armenia
25. Belgium
26. Romania
27. Finland
28. Malta
29. Moldova
30. Spain
31. Albania
32. Israel
33. Montenegro

LATVIA
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LATVIA

1. Latvia (not as good as Love Injected, but still the best so far. If Sweden chooses Frans, it will go to my #1)
2. Georgia (why do people hate it?)
3. Hungary
4. Ukraine
5. Spain

MehmetEmir
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MehmetEmir

1. Spain
2. Italy
3. Bosnia&Herzegovina

Cratis
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Cratis

1.Armenia
2.Latvia
3.Russia
4.France
5.Cyprus
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
7. Hungary
8.Ukraine
9. Germany
10.Israel

rose
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rose

I’m happy because Ireland is back on the top in this poll..????