It’s January 30 and we know now five acts and what song they’ll be performing at Eurovision 2017. They come from Albania, Belarus, Finland, Georgia and the United Kingdom. It’s only going to get more crowded at the top as more counties announce, but for now, we want to know: who is your current favourite Eurovision 2017 act?
In our last poll, Georgia’s Tako Gacheciladze edged out Belarus’ NAVI to top spot. The “Keep the Faith” singer polled 1,527 votes, around 40% of the total cast. Is that enough to install her as an early favourite for the contest?
The fourth act confirmed came on Friday night from the United Kingdom — or, specifically, from Wales. Lucie Jones was victorious at Eurovision: You Decide with her song “Never Give Up On You”. Lucie might not have troubled the top in our UK poll results, but her live performance certainly has won plaudits.
Lucie’s team will no doubt be busy preparing her for Eurovision. With Emmelie de Forest on the writing team, there’s certainly experience there. Will she fare better against her ESC contemporaries in this poll?
Finland also chose their act this weekend in the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. As fan favourites Emma and Alva faltered, it was duo Norma John who powered to victory. Their haunting “Blackbird” proved to be much better suited to the stage than the studio, easily stealing the show.
Both the public and international juries agreed on their victory. This has to be seen as a good sign for their chances at Eurovision itself.
You can listen to all five artists songs below before you vote in our poll. Just remember: you can vote for as many songs as you like. You can only vote ONCE though, so make sure that vote counts!
Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision 2017 act so far?
- Albania: Lindita, “Botë” (World)
- Belarus: NAVI, “Historyja majho zyccia”
- Finland: Norma John, “Blackbird”
- Georgia: Tako Gachechiladze, “Keep The Faith”
- United Kingdom: Lucie Jones, “Never Give Up On You”
We’ll close the poll shortly before this weekend’s selection shows. We’ll find out which of six acts will go on to represent Switzerland in Kyiv, amongst other heats. Make sure to let us know who you voted for in the comments section!