wiwivision 2016 grand final

Turn-up the wind-machines. Fetch the glitter. Sound the trumpets and blast some “Te Deum”. Let the wiwivision 2016 grand final commence! Almost two weeks ago we started with 42 entries. The country list was the same as at Eurovision 2016, but the acts and songs were chosen by the wiwibloggs team. These were then whittled down to 26 over the course of two semi-finals. However, there can only be one winner and the time has come for us to choose ours! 

The victor will be determined by a 50/50 split between readers and the Wiwi Jury. For more details on the voting rules and song selection criteria, click HERE.

You can listen to all 26 finalists below. This isn’t a TV show, so we’ve decided to move away from the producer-led running order favoured by the EBU. The draw is completely random. Obviously, y’all can ignore it and pick and choose who you want to hear first. It’s up to you!

Once you’re ready, vote in our poll.

1. France: Olivier Dion “De Mes Propres Ailes”

Selected by Zakaria.

wiwivision history: France finished 23rd in the 2015 final. They were represented by Shy’m with “La Malice”.

2. Ukraine: Ëlka “Greju scast’e”

Selected by William.

wiwivision history: Ukraine are debuting at wiwivision 2016.

3. Lithuania: GJan “One More Drink”

Selected by Jason.

wiwivision history: GJan also sang for Lithuania in 2015. Despite topping the combined vote in the second semi-final, she missed out on a top ten spot in the final. “Nobody Around” placed 11th.

4. Spain: Fuel Fandango “Salvaje”

Selected by Luis.

wiwivision history: Spain finished 21st in the 2015 final. Xoel Lópes sang “A Serea E O Marineiro”.

5. Latvia: Masha “Mr Presley”

Selected by Liam.

wiwivision history: Latvia finished 26th out of 27 countries in the wiwivision 2015 final. They were represented by Rassell & Edvards Grieze with “Fire Inside”.

6. Croatia: Maja Suput “Ne lomi mi srce”

Selected by Mario.

wiwivision history: Croatia are debuting at wiwivision 2016.

7. Belgium: Lea Rue “Sleep, For The Weak” (Lost Frequencies Remix)

Selected by Angus.

wiwivision history: Along with Switzerland, Belgium topped the grand final jury vote in 2015. However, Selah Sue and “Alone” slipped to fourth after the televote.

8. Malta: Lauren Aquilina “Kicks”

Selected by Patrick.

wiwivision history: Malta finished 24th in the 2015 grand final. The island nation was represented by Red Electrick featuring MPO with “Young Again”.

9. United Kingdom: Florrie “Real Love”

Selected by Chris.

wiwivision history: Olly Murs secured fifth place for the UK in the inaugural wiwivision. He performed his Travie McCoy collaboration “Wrapped Up”.

10. Cyprus: Giorgos Papadopoulos “Na Na Na”

Selected by Billy.

wiwivision history: In 2015, the island nation was represented by the British singer of Greek-Cypriot descent Tulisa. She placed 15th in the grand final with “Living Without You”.

11. Ireland: Shane Filan and Nadine Coyle “I Could Be”

Selected by Padraig.

wiwivision history: Ireland won the inaugural wiwivision with Markus Feehily and “Love Is A Drug”. He only managed to finish ninth with the juries, but a massive televote pushed him to victory.

12. Germany: Max Giesinger “80 Millionen”

Selected by Zach.

wiwivision history: German DJ Robin Schulz was assisted by the British singer Jasmine Thompson at wiwivision 2015. Their collaboration “Sun Goes Down” placed 19th in the grand final.

13. Sweden: Zara Larsson & MNEK “Never Forget You”

Selected by Josue.

wiwivision history: Zara Larsson first represented Sweden in 2015 with “Weak Heart”, coming ninth in the grand final. She has since gone on to become a global superstar.

14. Italy: Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri “Roma-Bangkok”

Selected by Cristian.

wiwivision history: Italy finished last in the wiwivision 2015 final. They were represented by The Kolors with “Everytime”.

15. Poland: Sylwia Grzeszczak “Tamta dziewczyna”

Selected by Marek.

wiwivision history: Michal Szpak sang “Real Hero” for Poland at wiwivision 2015. He came 13th in the grand final and later went on to represent Poland at Eurovision 2016.

16. Czech Republic: Jakub Ondra “On the Menu”

Selected by Mikhail.

wiwivision history: The Czech Republic just missed out on qualification in 2015. Lukas Landa finished 11th in the second semi-final with “This Is This”.

17. Norway: Ina Wroldsen and Broiler “Lay It On Me”

Selected by Jacob.

wiwivision history: Norwegian DJ Kygo joined forces with American singer Parson James to represent Norway at wiwivision 2015. “Stole The Show” finished 14th in the grand final.

18. Australia: Delta Goodrem “Wings”

Selected by Josh.

wiwivision history: Dami Im sang “Gladiator” for Australia at wiwivision 2015, finishing second in the grand final. She went on to represent the country at Eurovision 2016 with “Sound Of Silence”.

19. The Netherlands: Eva Simons feat. Sidney Samson “Bludfire”

Selected by Mike.

wiwivision history: Kensington and “Riddles” earned 10th place for the Netherlands in the 2015 grand final.

20. Russia: Leningrad “Eksponat”

Selected by Dayana.

wiwivision history: Qualification eluded Russia by the narrowest of margins in 2015. Nargiz Zakirova placed 11th in semi-final one with “Ya Ne Tvoya”. She was just nine points off making the grand final.

21. Armenia: Sofi Mkheyan “Hamadzayn Em”

Selected by Denise.

wiwivision history: Armenia are through to their first wiwivision final. Last year, they finished last in semi-final one with Christine Pepelyan and “Anavart Trichq”.

22. Denmark: MØ “Final Song”

Selected by Deban.

wiwivision history: Medina represented Denmark in 2015 with “Giv Slip”. She came 22nd in the grand final.

23: Albania: Era Istrefi “Bonbon”

Selected by Ramadan.

wiwivision history: Albania are through to their first wiwivision final. Enca placed 14th in last year’s first semi-final with “Play My Game”.

24. Bosnia & Herzegovina: Anabela “Nocna patrola”

Selected by Edd.

wiwivision history: Bosnia & Herzegovina are debuting at wiwivision 2016.

25. Austria: Flowrag “Helden”

Selected by Andy.

wiwivision history: Austro-Icelandic singer Thorsteinn Einarsson represented the Eurovision 2014 winners in 2015. He came 17th with “Leya”.

26. Finland: Evelina “Sireenit”

Selected by Sami.

https://youtu.be/52F1zF_DcJE

wiwivision history: In 2015, the country was represented by Miriam Bryant with “Dragon”. The Swedish singer of Finnish descent placed seventh in the grand final.

wiwivision 2016: Grand Final YouTube Playlist

wiwivision 2016: Grand Final Spotify Playlist

Croatia, Armenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina are not available.

wiwivision grand final poll

You can vote for as many entries as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every entry you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends on Saturday 2 July and the results will be announced a week later on 9 July.

Voting is now closed! Results show scheduled for Saturday 9 July!

Of course, y’all can do more than just vote. We have a comment box for a reason – what do you think of the finalists? Would you have chosen differently? Who are your favourites? Let us know!

In case you’ve missed all the wiwivision fun so far — who are you?! — here are some all important links to get you up to speed.

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Daniel

Ugh! I missed the voting. I hope this top 26 will still have an impact. Switzerland is still my personal winner, but I’d honestly be happy if any of my top 10 win. Thank you so much wiwibloggs! You helped kill of that PED!!! I know this is too late now, but maybe we can have a wiwivision with a 3rd-semi-final with all the countries that didn’t make it to Eurovision 2016 (including Andorra, Morocco, Monaco, Luxembourg, Turkey, Romania, Portugal, and Slovakia)?! 1. Danmark 2. Lietuva 3. Norge 4. Sverige 5. Australia 6. Belgique 7. Latvija 8. ?eská republica 9.… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

Ugh! I missed the voting. I hope this top 26 will still have an impact. Switzerland is still my personal winner, but I’d honestly be happy if any of my top 10 win. Thank you so much wiwibloggs! You helped kill of that PED!!! I know this is too late now, but maybe we can have a wiwivision with a 3rd-semi-final with all the countries that didn’t make it to Eurovision 2016 (including Andorra, Morocco, Monaco, Luxembourg, Turkey, Romania, Portugal, and Slovakia)?! 1. Danmark 2. Lietuva 3. Norge 4. Sverige 5. Australia 6. Belgique 7. Latvija 8. ?eská republica 9.… Read more »

_Peyton22
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_Peyton22

I voted for 10 songs based on who would get my points 1 – 12:

12 – LITHUANIA
10 – AUSTRALIA
8 – SWEDEN
7 – UNITED KINGDOM
6 – NORWAY
5 – IRELAND
4 – MALTA
3 – POLAND
2 – DENMARK
1 – BELGIUM

I really hope Lithuania wins because Gjan’s song is amazing, but I will be happy with any of these 10 countries getting the win!

#Justice4Margaret
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#Justice4Margaret

Poland, Albania and Italy! <3

marissa lurgerb
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marissa lurgerb

hey guys! when are yall going to check the applications?
i sent mine like 2 weeks ago and a friend of mine sent her second email with her ideas 1 week ago! thanks love yall

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

As usual, I’m late for the party, but I had my results prepared 2 weeks ago.
Here are my top 10:
9.44 Germany
9.42 Latvia
9.40 Malta
9.40 Lithuania
9.38 Sweden
9.38 Poland
9.38 Australia
9.36 France
9.34 Montenegro
9.34 Switzerland

Yoann
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FOR THE ONE WHO WANNA READ FRANCE : My country!! But I don’t like song and pop music like that. It’s extract from a Musical Comedy, but not my cup of tea. And I’m no patriot! 4/10 UKRAINE: I don’t know what to say and think about it… SOOO scary, but soooo bright… The music is ok, but not phenomenal too… 5.5/10 LITHUANIA: Great voice, but there’s nothing in the song that makes me heart beating. 6.4/10 SPAIN: My favorite!!! The rythme takes me to another place, I so need sun this days ^^. I Love the force of that… Read more »

Shreyas. S-30
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Shreyas. S-30

When are the results being released and how are they going to be released?

AT
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AT

I vote For Armenian.Lovely Sofi Mkheyan
Vote for her She is so Lovely and talented.

AT
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AT

I vote For Armenian.Lovely Sofi Mkheyan
Vote for her She is so Lovely.

Caroline
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Caroline

My top 5

5. Malta
4. Albania
3. UK
2. Sweden
1. Denmark

Vanya
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Vanya

William, why did you select Elka to represent Ukraine? There are much stronger songs. If i had connection to the Internet when people select songs for their countries, i would select Onuka’s song – “Vidlik”. Also “????” (Sky) by ???? ? ????? (One in canoe) would be perfect, too. I wish Australia, Denmark and Albania were in TOP3 and it doesn’t matter who would win.

Elena
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Elena

Norway is my favourite!! This song touched my heart. Also like Belgium)
I don’t remember australian song at all. I think it’s very daily.. Anyway a lot of great songs!! It’s interesting who will win)

Daniel
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Daniel

12 points Australia Love This <3
10 points Sweden I know this already so I love it anyways
8 points Denmark Unique Realness!!!!!
7 points Albania Addictive!!!!!!!!!
6 points U.K Pure awesome Brit Pop
5 points Malta Song and message is great
4 points The Netherlands Eva Simons!
3 points Norway Amazing Song !!!!!!!!
2 points Lithuania Lo<3e Gjan!
1 points France Dunno Just like it 😉
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Honerable mentions
11. Latvia So dark and mysterious. I like it!
12. Ireland This is my country ! ???????????? 😀 :O

Kyllito
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Kyllito

My favorite from SF1 was Spain. My favorite from SF2 were Norway and Belgium. I would be OK with Russia, France, Czech, Germany, Latvia, or Ukraine winning. I hope Ireland does not make the top 10. I did not like their song.

oooops
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oooops

“Real love” is older than “Kicks”, so “Real love” is the original.

oooops
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oooops

I voted for my top 10:
1. Australia
2. BiH
3. Latvia
4. Poland
5. Italy
6. France
7. Austria
8. Ireland
9. Cyprus
10. Sweden (my country)
11. Denmark
I also like Czechia, but his voice is a bit annoying. It is so funny that UK is right after Malta, their entries are both quite similar, maybe the one last released is a copy of the other entry. I would like to see anyone in my top 11, but I am fine with anyone except Ukraine, Lithuania (her last entry was much better), Spain and Norway.

Lieselotte
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Lieselotte

Voted for Austria and Italy. They need to be in top10! 🙂

Vlad
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Vlad

No way, Elka is from Western Ukraine! She just performs often in Russia like many other Ukrainian singers do (remember Ani Lorak?) And as for my favorite, it’s Austria)

Galore22
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I still don’t understand why Ukraine is represented as a Russian singer Elka. She is considered as Russian one and based on Russia.

So, we have two songs of Russia in wiwivision 2016. It’s funny.

tez
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tez

i would say delta goodem one of the best vocalist in australia

Gary
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Gary

Australia – Delta Goodrem for next Eurovision!!!.

Tony KuKo
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Where’s the poll?

Maria
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Maria

omg Spain is so good, i’m in love with this song. I really think they should send this kind of modern take on flamenco type of song. Can you imagine this song with a proper staging in the eurovision omfg

A A R Ø N
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A A R Ø N

Finland’s is so anthemic, has a great rhythm, deserves the winning spot, followed by Albania, Sweden and Australlia.

Michel Sennett
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Michel Sennett

I meant to say stronger not stoner!! in the last comment!

Michel Sennett
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Michel Sennett

I chose Latvia from a very tough, eclectic, modern and exciting group of fresh hits because the song is completely film noir and quirky! Norway ( where I come from) has a good voting history with Latvia. Russia had the funniest video and Denmark the coolest with special effects. Fantastic work in finding these artists! Strong women with stroner messages this year..e.g. Poland, the Netherlands, Malta and UK .. they make Serbia’s ESC 2016 song look tame!

Michel L. Sennett
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Michel L. Sennett

Great, eclectic and modern selection of songs! I didn’t vote for my own country ( Norway) .. just being ESC fair! I’ve noticed many of the female artists have many strong things to say.. e.g. Poland, Malta, the Netherlands and UK.. They are even more pissed off than Serbia’s ESC 2016 sang! Russia had the funniest video of all!

Sergio
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Sergio

For future Wiwivisions, I think it would be helpful to have some sort of recap so we can go through the songs quickly to decide who we want to vote for.

@EugeneESCUK
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This would be my Top 10; it is not a prediction as predicting a Wiwi Poll would be foolish, given how readers have voted in the past!!

In alphabetical order, my potential winners in capitals :-

ALBANIA*
Australia
France
Italy
Lithuania
MALTA*
NETHERLANDS*
NORWAY*
Poland
SWEDEN*

My idea of the winner would be either Norway or Albania or Malta.

Rumors
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Rumors

Polonia! 😛

saschee
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saschee

1. France (in love with this song)
2. Spain (wild indeed, powerful)
3. Germany (nice tune, charismatic singer)
4. Ukraine (different and mysterious)
5. Denmark (catchyyy)
6. Uk (pure pop)
7. Italy (summer!)
8. Australia (hit)

MS
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MS

I like Australia , Spain , But my favourite is France.

CharlieChan
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CharlieChan

1.- Spain
2.- Netherlands
3.- Lithuania
4.- UK
5.- Albania
6.- Austria
7.- Australia
8.- Sweden
9.- Russia
10.- Finland

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

1. Russia
2. Ukraine
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
4. Ireland
5. France
6. Spain
7. Cyprus
8. Croatia
9. Armenia
10. Italy

Helloitsme
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Helloitsme

Voted for Australia, damn that song is good…

Maxime
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1) Australia
2) France
3) Russia

Héctor
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Héctor

I’ve voted for (in order of preference):
1. Germany
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2. Malta
3. The Netherlands
4. Lithuania
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5. Belgium
6. Czechia

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

1. Albania (amazing sounds, really catchy) 2. Denmark (great music) 3. Spain (amazing chorus, so much better on 2nd listen) 4. Netherlands (catchy) 5. Sweden (catchy and well produced) 6. Ireland (great song from my country!) 7. Norway (heard of this before, like it) 8. Malta (nice) 9. France (catchy song) 10. Italy (nice beat, rememberable too) 11. Australia (quality but nothing new) 12. Cyprus (funny) 13. Armenia (fun) 14. Finland (nice rhythm) 15. Bosnia (fun too) 16. Czechia (good) 17. UK (quirky, different) 18. Belgium (nice beat, boring though) 19. Lithuania (unoriginal) 20. Austria (not great) 21. Germany (boring)… Read more »