More than a month ago we started digging into the back catalogues of the Eurovision 2016 artists. We came across reggae and pop and every genre in between, and pulled out the best gems for Alternative Eurovision — our search for the best other song from a Eurovision act.  After counting 4,255 votes, we can now reveal that our queen of Alternative Eurovision 2016 is Australia‘s Dami Im! Her crystal clear vocals, seductive banjo, and bucket loads of Korean skyline realness earned her 2014 single “Super Love” 306 votes — just enough to steal the victory from our runner up.

Spain‘s Barei finished a mere 12 points behind Dami. She first sang her summer hit “Play” in 2012, but the buzz she caused on the streets of her hometown Madrid still has our readers clapping.

And rounding our our top three is Croatia‘s ethno-princess Nina Kraljic with her début single “Zaljuljali Smo Svijet”.

Full results: Alternative Eurovision grand final

1. Australia: Dami Im “Super Love” 7% (306 votes)
2. Spain: Barei “Play” 7% (294 votes)
3. Croatia: Nina Kraljic “Zaljuljali Smo Svijet” 6% (257 votes)
4. Russia: Sergey Lazarev “7 Wonders” 6% (254 votes)
5. Estonia: Jüri Pootsmann “I Remember U” 6% (239 votes)
6. Poland: Michal Szpak “Tic Tac Clock” 5% (231 votes)
7. France: Amir “Oasis” 5% (213 votes)
8. Austria: Zoë “Adieu” 4% (188 votes)
9. Switzerland: Rykka “Movies” 4% (185 votes)
=10. Italy: Francesca Michielin “Sola” 4% (175 votes)
=10. Netherlands: Douwe Bob “Can’t Slow Down” 4% (175 votes)
12. Ukraine: Jamala “It’s Me, Jamala” 4% (164 votes)
13. Czech Republic: Gabriela Gunciková “Cerny andel” 3% (148 votes)
=14. Serbia: ZAA “IRIE&COOL” 3% (141 votes)
=14. Hungary: Freddie “Mary Joe” 3% (141 votes)
16. Malta: Ira Losco “Shoudn’t Have To Bother” 3% (140 votes)
17. Ireland: Westlife “Uptown Girl” 3% (138 votes)
18. Lithuania: Donny Montell “Wicked Games” 3% (134 votes)
19. Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan “Summer Rain” 3% (133 votes)
20. Iceland: Greta Salóme “We Are” 3% (116 votes)
21. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “Outta Here” 2% (97 votes)
22. Bulgaria: Poli Genova “Den s pleneno slunce” 2% (93 votes)
23. Latvia: GACHO “Skills to Party” 2% (88 votes)
24. San Marino: Serhat “Je M’adore” 2% (73 votes)
25. Sweden: Frans “Fotbollsfest” 2% (67 votes)
26. Denmark: Lighthouse X “It’s a Brand New Day” 2% (65 votes)
The results of the semi-finals tell a different story – interestingly, neither the winner of semi-final one, nor semi-final two managed to make the top three.

Full results: Alternative Eurovision: semi-final 1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11) Greece: Argo “Den mou kaneis” 4% (138 votes)
12) San Marino: Serhat “Je M’adore” 4% (135 votes)
13) Cyprus: Minus One “Shine” 3% (120 votes)
14) Azerbaijan: Samra “O sevir” 3% (119 votes)
15) Finland: Sandhja “Hold Me” 3% (112 votes)
16) Moldova: Lidia Isac “I Can’t Breathe” 2% (93 votes)
17) Bosnia & Herzegovina: Deen “Deset Miliona Ljubavi” 1% (47 votes)
18) Montenegro: Highway “Sam” 1% (34 votes)

Full results: Alternative Eurovision: semi-final 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11) Norway: Agnete “Mama” 4% (122 votes)
12) Israel: Hovi Star “W.S.I.L” 3% (100 votes)
13) Denmark: Lighthouse X “It’s a Brand New Day” 3% (97 votes)
14) FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi “Ne” 3% (96 votes)
15) Belarus: IVAN “Diamond” 3% (87 votes)
16) Albania: Eneda Tarifa “Me Veten” 3% (83 votes)
17) Romania: Ovidiu Anton “Run Away With Me” 2% (70 votes)
18) Slovenia: ManuElla “Raztrgaj me nežno” 2% (63 votes)
19) Georgia: Young Georgian Lolitaz “Hollywood” 2% (50 votes)

What do you think – did the right song win? Would Dami be doing better in our favourites poll if she was singing something a bit more upbeat? Did Rykka chose the wrong song for Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below!

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kordamiarmy
kordamiarmy
5 years ago

DAMI “Super Love” at the Qantas Credit Union Centre live
wow~~~~~~~~~~~~ Must see!!!!!
https://youtu.be/KyleyFMcaUU

lindaG
lindaG
5 years ago

Super Love is that awesome anthem that makes you feel good and happy, and can dance to. My bet it would have won Eurovision if it was a new song entry.

GermanQR
GermanQR
5 years ago

That’s Sydney, not Korea…

Sunny
Sunny
5 years ago

Nina’s “Zaljuljali smo svijet” is simply astonishing piece of music… <3

Criticca
Criticca
5 years ago

She’s definitely got that ‘Super Love’ & I won’t be surprised if she wins ESC this year!!

Hi
Hi
5 years ago

How could Australia be nr 3 on bet. She only song ” sound of silence” . Over and over and over and over again. Boring

Panda
Panda
5 years ago

Super love is amazing!

Slightly Biased ESC Fan
Slightly Biased ESC Fan
5 years ago

@Paul D. If only esc rules permitted her to enter a reworked/current version of SL… Oh what could’ve been..

Tim
Tim
5 years ago

love it! ?

Tim
Tim
5 years ago

yass Super Love is amazing ?

CR
CR
5 years ago

Hope Frans gets a similar result

Paul D.
Paul D.
5 years ago

”Super Love” is so much better than that beige, or I should say grey piece of uninspired music that is ”Sound of Silence” … the right singer with the wrong song, that’s a shame

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
5 years ago

“7 wonders” it`s my favourite song but 4 th place isn`t bad:)