eurovision 2017 big five acts poll

Did we skip a couple of weeks and not notice? It’s only February 12 and we already know the acts and songs from all of the Big Five countries for Eurovision 2017. Last night, we saw Italy and Spain confirm who they’ll be sending to Kyiv, after the United Kingdom, Germany and France’s reveals in the previous couple of weeks. The question now is: who is your favourite?

Of course, there’s a chance that the songs will be reworked still before we reach Kyiv. We already know Alma is likely to have a revamp (the song is described as the “radio”, not “Eurovision” version). The UK is also said to be looking at reworking parts of “Never Give Up On You”.

But as it stands, these are our songs — so which is your favourite so far? Check out all five songs below, then vote in our poll:

Eurovision 2017 — Big Five Countries

France — Alma, “Requiem”

France are the only Big Five country to select their act internally, as they went with Alma and her song “Requiem”. After their return to the top 10 with Amir, chosen in the same method, that was the obvious choice. It’s also a similar choice in singer, as Alma is looking to launch her pop career. What better place than Eurovision to do so!

Germany — Levina, “Perfect Life”

Levina won the 3 hour marathon Unser Song contest with her song “Perfect Life”. It wasn’t exactly a close fight, either: she actually beat herself in the final round, thanks to the structure of the contest.

Also: yes, it does sound a bit like “Titanium” by David Guetta & Sia. But we’re being assured that it definitely isn’t a direct plagiarism!

Italy — Francesco Gabbani, “Occidentali’s Karma”

Namaste! Francesco Gabbani won the historic Sanremo Festival in Italy, becoming the first person to win the main competition a year after taking the “Newcomer” award. In doing so, he earned the right to go to Kyiv as Italy’s representative — which he immediately said “yes” to. What’s more, he’ll be bringing his winning song, “Occidentali’s Karma” with him. We just hope the gorilla makes it with him!

Spain — Manel Navarro, “Do It For Your Lover”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhuRRSylN-E

Manel Navarro might not have been the people’s choice in Spain, but he’ll be their act in Kyiv. Manel won the final of Objetivo Eurovision in a dead heat tie with Mirela. “Do It For Your Lover” was the jury’s choice, prompting angry scenes from the studio audience.

The anger from some Spanish fans is a stark contrast to Manel’s laid-back entry. Some of our Wiwi Jury already noted its comparison to Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song” — could this be as big a hit?

United Kingdom — Lucie Jones, “Never Give Up On You”

The first of the Big Five acts to be chosen, Lucie Jones triumphed in Eurovision: You Decide. The former X Factor UK contestant — who was eliminated from that contest by Jedward — won over five other acts. Her song, “Never Give Up On You”, is written in part by former ESC winner, Emmelie de Forrest. Whilst it wasn’t a big hit in our pre-contest poll, Lucie seems to be gaining some traction with fans thanks to her great live vocal.

There are the songs, now it’s time for you to have your say on which is your favourite. Vote in our poll below, but remember: you can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but only once:

We’ll update you with results as the poll continues, as well as with any revamps to the songs. In the meantime, let us know who has your support in the comments section below!

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Kirkisha
Kirkisha
3 years ago

Italy song sounds like Together-David Guetta , from Euro 2016 , have a listen!!!!!

Did
Did
3 years ago

Alma requiem live in Ukraine
https://youtu.be/Ko9vW25bezs

Did
Did
3 years ago

Alma’s song translation Love dies, love is born Centuries pass and disappear What you believe to be death It’s a season and nothing more One day tired of this wandering You will go away, whatever Because the world will still turn Even when we won’t turn anymore Kiss me, tell me that you love me Make me smile in the middle of a requiem Kiss me, tell me that you love me Make me dance until time takes back from us What it gave to us A year, two years, a hundred years of happiness Then life picks you like… Read more »

doliep
doliep
3 years ago

Olsi and james are just envious, italian song is not so good and very too much…. Namaste alle alle …lol excuse me but it s too much , and the choregraphy lol ridiculous, so stop to listen italian song

James86
James86
3 years ago

@Olsi

I mean I decide to stop listening both songs ( French and Italian song too , not my cup of tea ) even if it sounds good

Olsi
Olsi
3 years ago

@James86

U did so good. u choose the right thing and let the others to enjoy that.

James86
James86
3 years ago

@olsi
Stop listening the French song then……. I did it for the Italian song

Olsi
Olsi
3 years ago

I am getting so tired to listen France… Pls someone can help me.

Italy is going higher. Number 1

BIGFIVERULES
BIGFIVERULES
3 years ago

UK,France,Italy , top 20 LET’S DO THIS!!!!!!

doliep
doliep
3 years ago

a fresh interview of alma which will be interesting for the blog :
http://www.europe1.fr/culture/alma-chanteuse-de-leurovision-2017-amir-ma-donne-plein-de-conseils-2979764
and a piano version of requiem :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhB0E40fY9Q

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

France is on the way for win, Italy is catchy and Francesco smiling but i’m getting tired to listen to it

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

@Did: WOW!! Thank you so much for the link!
Alma sings much better at the piano – an amazing performance, that also shows off the songs’ darker qualities. I love it! 🙂

Did
Did
3 years ago
Blaziker from SG
Blaziker from SG
3 years ago

My ranking (all the way from Singapore): 5. Spain Just exactly what on earth happen to Espana? It was a fair disappointment for Spain during the past 2 year, finishing near the bottom despite having near-perfect songs. However, this year there’s a almost definite sure they will finish in the same position again. I have no hate for the singer, but do you think you can win with basically an even boring Frans-like song? The fans were crying foul about the “rigged” results and judging by the alleged corruption behind it, I hope this is true because I want Mirela’s… Read more »

Olsi
Olsi
3 years ago

1. ITALY
2. UK
3. FRANCE
4. GERMANY
5. SPAIN

MICKAEL
MICKAEL
3 years ago

1. FRANCE
2. UK
3. ITALIE
4. GERMANY
5. SPAIN

Gertrude
Gertrude
3 years ago

FEBRUARY 12, 2017Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision 2017 Big Five act? POLL: WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE EUROVISION 2017 BIG FIVE ACT? 145 by Chris Halpin • Eurovision Song Contest 2017, France, Germany, Italy, Polls, Spain, United Kingdom • Tags: Alma, Big 5, Big Five, Eurovision 2017, Francesco Gabbani, Levina, Lucie Jones, Manel Navarro Did we skip a couple of weeks and not notice? It’s only February 12 and we already know the acts and songs from all of the Big Five countries for Eurovision 2017. Last night, we saw Italy and Spain confirm who they’ll be sending to Kyiv,… Read more »

JamesTee
JamesTee
3 years ago

1. ITALY
2. FRANCE
3. UK
4. GERMANY
5. SPAIN

Domin
Domin
3 years ago

Hello! In the first place I say that to the Spanish we do not mind that you do not vote us in the end of eurovision; Whether with Manel or Mirela, Europe would vote us equally badly because they have courage. Vote for the quality of the song not by the way in which he was chosen winner in the gala. Vuestra escusa perfecta es la corrupción .

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Italian song is so borins
1-France is a potential winner
2-Uk
3- Italie : nothing special but ok

Juan
Juan
3 years ago

@Doliep Maybe not appeal to France because they are afraid of losing ; D

byeee from Madrid

Marcela
Marcela
3 years ago

Italian singer is hot, the song is super…..in my opinion ITALY WILL WIN.
ITALY 2018 is the next event.
from Spain :- )

doliep
doliep
3 years ago

1ST FRANCE, the best song with a new sound, the only one

doliep
doliep
3 years ago

the gorilla of italia will not please at the europe

Simone
Simone
3 years ago

Occidentali s Karma is the best !!!! = D
ROME 2018.

Marcos
Marcos
3 years ago

ITALY has the best song…..byeee from Barcelona :’ )

Marcos
Marcos
3 years ago

ITALY has the best song…..byeee from Barcelona :’ )

Ashley
Ashley
3 years ago

1- ITALY, Well done italians :’ )
2- UK, Nice voice.
3- GERMANY, it s not bad… i like her.
4- FRANCE, boring….
5- SPAIN, horrible.

Milan
Milan
3 years ago

In my opinion the Italian song is the best from all points of view. With all respect I find nothing exciting in the French song except the one who sings it. So I say convinced: ITALY 2018.

ENRico
ENRico
3 years ago

FRance will definitively be top3
Italia’song is a mess

France 2018

Marion
Marion
3 years ago

1-Italy (THE BEST)
2-Germany
3-France
4-Spain
5-UK

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

@Celeste The french song will be revamped? I didn’t know that!
Please make it better, not worse!
Still love it!

Frank Ivanovich Habsburg
Frank Ivanovich Habsburg
3 years ago

1. – UK
2. – France
3. – Italy
4. – Spain
5. – Germany

Celeste
Celeste
3 years ago

Spain is a half song, during all the second part he say only “do it for your lover”
Uk and Germany are good songs and singers but not my taste.
The 2 best for me are Italy and France and i vote for them, of course we need to wait the revamped version for France but i love it, more than Amir’s song !!! Francesco has all to be the winner 🙂 but i will prefer a french victory.

Olsi
Olsi
3 years ago

ITALY 2018

U WILL ROCK THAT STAGE IN KYIV

GO ITALY

PAULINA
PAULINA
3 years ago

France 2018
forza ALMA
want her to win

JAMES
JAMES
3 years ago

1-FRANCE
2-UK
3-SPAIN
4-GERMANY
5-ITALY

Graham
Graham
3 years ago

France ( the best so far )
Italy ( good )
Germany ( hummmm average )

Oliver
Oliver
3 years ago

1/ FRANCE
2/ ITALIE
3/ UK

Magdalena
Magdalena
3 years ago

ITALIA – “Occidentali’s Karma” !!!

Jack
Jack
3 years ago

1-Italy, unquestionably the best
2-Germany, pretty song , she s hot
3-France, nothing special
4-Uk, boring….
5-Spain, is it a song? o_O

Byeeee from London :’ )

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

1-ITALY
2-GERMANY
3-SPAIN
4-FRANCE
5-UK

Lucas
Lucas
3 years ago

1-ITALY
2-UK
3-FRANCE
4-SPAIN
5-GERMANY

Fabian
Fabian
3 years ago

1-ITALY
2-UK
3-FRANCE
4-GERMANY
5-SPAIN

Boumbo
3 years ago

Top 3 :
1- France ???????? : modern and enthusiastic song !! Love it ???? And French language is very beautiful! Good Luck France for the win
2- Italy ???????? : original song!!
3- UK ????????: Strong voice but a song weaker than French and Italian entries !

It’s just my personal tastes! 🙂

Good luck to every country!!

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
3 years ago

1. UK (based on live performance)
2. Italy
3. Germany
4. Spain
5. France

Kal
Kal
3 years ago

1 Spain
2 Italy
3 France

Efraim
Efraim
3 years ago

Here are my picks: 5th: Spain – Not inherently bad, but unremarkable, I feel like I’ve heard a thousand songs like this one. The NF mess is likely to factor in against him. 4th: Germany – Some notes do sound similar to David Guetta’s Titanium. Other than that, sounds flat to me. 3rd: UK – Lucie’s voice is lovely, but that’s pretty much it. 2nd: France – The strings in the background become somewhat annoying during the chorus. Other than that, it’s a good track. Alma has a beautiful voice. 1st: Italy – Charismatic singer, fresh sound. Not sure if… Read more »

cheesecake
cheesecake
3 years ago

Apart from Germany, the Big Five are extremely good this year. I basically love all of them, they’re very close in my top. I voted for Spain and Italy, though.
1 – Spain/Italy
3 – France/UK
5 – Germany

JORGE VELARDE
JORGE VELARDE
3 years ago

1- FRANCE
2- ITALY
3 – GERMANY
4- UNITED KINGDOM
5 – SPAIN