lindita halimi albania eurovision 2017

By January 2 ten countries had revealed their Eurovision 2017 contestants. We knew the acts from Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cyprus, Ireland, Macedonia, Montenegro and the Netherlands. We also knew Lindita from Albania, as well as her song, “Bote”.

We had to know what y’all thought — and who you were thinking of the most. So we launched our poll asking which Eurovision 2017 act you were most excited about so far. After counting 4,303 votes, we can now reveal that Lindita came out on top with 733 votes, or 17% of the total.

Lindita has been making headlines around the world since winning Festivali i Kenges. She even graced the front cover of People Magazine, alongside Oprah Winfrey, owing to her inspirational weight loss story and celebrity status from American Idol.

In second place, narrowly behind Lindita, were Dutch group O’G3NE. Shelley recently spoke to NPO Radio, where she revealed the band are now choosing between just three songs for Eurovision.

O’G3NE received 705 votes, or 16% of all those cast. That put them just ahead of your third place act, Ireland’s Brendan Murray. The former Hometown singer received 697 votes — eight less than the Dutch trio.

Eurovision 2017: Favourite acts (Chosen by January 2)

1. Albania — Lindita 17.03% (733 votes)
2. The Netherlands — O’G3NE 16.39% (705 votes)
3. Ireland — Brendan Murray 16.20% (697 votes)
4. Armenia — Artsvik 13.39% (576 votes)
5. Montenegro — Slavko Kalezic 10.41% (448 votes)
6. Azerbaijan — DiHaj 7.44% (320 votes)
7. Austria — Nathan Trent 5.39% (232 votes)
8. Belgium — Blanche 5.30% (228 votes)
9. Cyprus — HOVIG 5.23% (225 votes)
10. Macedonia — Jana Burceska 3.22% (139 votes)

Total Votes: 4,303

Congratulations to Lindita for topping our poll! Make sure to check back soon for our next Eurovision 2017 poll, which will now focus on acts with songs released.

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Bekim
Bekim
4 years ago

For all u just to know that Lindita has another song in English ready for Eurovision long time ago, this song was just a song that she needed to win in Albania to represent them cause she has to sing songs like this in order to win in Albania -wait for English one then talk.

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Wait, what? She is the least interesting of the bunch

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Charles is such a diva. 😛 I think I just proved his point. :S
Power singers are general synonyms for “diva.” And if you’d like a short historical list, listen to the 1998 winning ESC song “Diva.” Haha.

Who am I most looking forward to in 2017? Um, Loreen.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

@blondboybc: or demy. 🙂

blondboybc
blondboybc
4 years ago

This will all change once NAVI is included in the poll! LOL!

Bastian
Bastian
4 years ago

ZZZZzzzz not deserved at all. She can sing but the song is soooooooo boring, yawn.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

She is a real diva, Charles, get over it. Amazing voice and looks. I hope she will do well in Kyiv.

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

Deserved shes the best singer of em and has a pretty great song cant wait for the revamp from such a diva

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

In what world is anyone excited about the revamp of her boring song? Someone enlighten me! I’m mostly excited about Azerbaijan, because finally they’ve selected an artist with 360-degree music talent.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

We do use the word diva so randomly and so vulgarly these days as if even a crack hole was worthy of being deemed a diva …