This evening, Eurovision: You Decide will determine which act represents the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2017. Six finalists — all former X Factor contestants — were revealed at the start of this week. We asked you which act was your favourite going in to the selection. Well, the results are in. With nearly double the votes of the next act, you want Olivia Garcia to be the UK’s act in Kyiv!
Olivia picked up around 35% of the 2,880 total votes cast in our poll. Her song “Freedom Hearts” has clearly resonated with y’all! Our Wiwi Jury wasn’t quite so sure, with some wondering just what a “Freedom Heart” was.
The song references Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can” phrase. It also hints at a “new start” and being “torn apart”, with a political lean running through the lyrics.
The 16 year old from Wigan appeared in the 2016 edition of X Factor and has gigged extensively in the UK.
Second place in our poll went to Holly Brewer with “I Wish I Loved You More”. Holly may have won our Wiwi Jury, but she was well behind Olivia in the poll. She picked up 514 votes, close to 18% of the total votes.
That put Holly just ahead of Salena Mastroianni. Salena’s “I Don’t Wanna Fight” polled 509 votes. That’s only five behind Holly! Could it be this close during the show?
Poll Results: Who is your favourite for Eurovision: You Decide
1. Olivia Garcia, “Freedom Hearts” — 35.1% (1,011 votes)
2. Holly Brewer, “I Wish I Loved You More” — 17.84% (514 votes)
3. Salena Mastroianni, “I Don’t Wanna Fight” — 17.67% (509 votes)
4. Lucie Jones, “Never Give Up On You” — 13.99% (403 votes)
5. Nate Simpson, “What Are We Made Of” — 7.93% (228 votes)
6. Danyl Johnson, “Light Up The World” — 7.47% (215 votes)
Total Votes: 2,880
Is Olivia Garcia your favourite for tonight’s show? Do you think that another act can cause a surprise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!