The semi final rehearsals are less than a week away, but we can’t forget about the six automatic qualifiers who have already booked their spot in the final of Eurovision 2016. With some of the big favourites amongst the group, we want to know who you’re supporting from this illustrious group, which consists ofFrance, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. At the end of March we asked you to name your favourite. Voting is still open, but below you can see the results as of April 27.
France’s Amir leads the way at the moment, as he has done since this poll launched. The “J’ai cherché” singer has benefited hugely from his European promotional tour, narrowing on the oddstable to the point he is almost neck-and-neck with Russia. He’s also leading the OGAE fan poll. Amir currently has 29% of the vote, with 1,870 votes cast in his name.
Amir — “J’ai cherché”
Spanish sensation Barei is hot on his heels. When she’s not been teaching us how to dance, Barei has been busy performing “Say Yay!” at virtually every stop along the pre-party calendar. It’s clearly helping her with fans, and she’s polling 28% of our total, with 1,779 votes.
Barei — “Say Yay!”
She might be singing “No Degree of Separation”, but Italy’s Francesca Michielin is currently all by herself in third place with 17% of the vote — that’s 1,073 votes in total. We love Francesca here at Team Wiwi and it’s clear that Italy once again have a strong legion of supporters behind them.
Francesca Michielin – “No Degree of Separation”
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz didn’t tour Europe, but she’s been actively promoting “Ghost” throughout Germany. The Voice of Germany winner has struck a chord with 12% of those who have voted so far, earning 769 votes. It’s looking good for Germany to avoid the nul points this year!
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz – “Ghost”
In fifth place with 462 votes is host country Sweden and their Frans with “If I Were Sorry”. The song has been divisive ever since it won Melodifestivalen — just check out our Wiwi Jury video for proof of that — but 7% of you still have Sweden as your favourite.
Frans – “If I Were Sorry”
Which means that the UK’s Joe and Jake are bringing up the rear with “You’re Not Alone”. They may have won over the British public at the national final, but the results so far suggest Europe isn’t as keen. The duo have earned 410 votes, or 6% of the vote.
Joe and Jake – “You’re Not Alone”
Who is your favourite automatic qualifier of Eurovision 2016?
Poll Update #1
- France: Amir, “J’ai cherché” – 29%, 1,870 votes
- Spain: Barei, “Say Yay!” – 28%, 1,779 votes
- Italy: Francesca Michielin, “No Degree of Separation” – 17%, 1,073 votes
- Germany: Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, “Ghost” – 12%, 769 votes
- Sweden: Frans, “If I Were Sorry” – 7%, 462 votes
- United Kingdom: Joe and Jake, “You’re Not Alone” – 6%, 410 votes
Total Votes: 6,363