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Forty-two acts will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, but there can only be one winner. To help you make an informed decision about where to cast your vote, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music un-professionals — has previewed and reviewed each of this year’s acts. It’s hard work being honest, but somebody has to do it.

Our jury consists of 38 jurors who hail from Australia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We are truly international, y’all!

Each juror assesses each song independently, and then awards each song a score from 0 to 10. The highest and lowest scores are then dropped to determine the Wiwi Jury average.

Reviews were made in March 2017 and are based on available versions of the songs at that time. As always, Wiwi Jury reviews will not be changed to reflect new information from pre-party performances or the Eurovision rehearsals.

Eurovision 2017 reviews and rankings

  1. Italy: Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma” (8.96)
  2. Belgium: Blanche – “City Lights” (8.67)
  3. France: Alma – “Requiem” (7.92)
  4. Azerbaijan: Dihaj – “Skeletons” (7.83)
  5. FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska – “Dance Alone” (7.79)
  6. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On” (7.58)
  7. Finland: Norma John – “Blackbird” (7.33)
  8. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov – “Beautiful Mess” (7.25)
  9. Israel: Imri – “I Feel Alive” (7.17)
  10. Hungary: Joci Pápai – “Origo” (7.13)
  11. Estonia: Koit Toome and Laura – “Verona” (7)
  12. Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic – “In Too Deep” (6.93)
  13. Belarus: Naviband – “Story of My Life” (6.9)
  14. Armenia: Artsvik – “Fly with Me” (6.83)
  15. Switzerland: Timebelle – “Apollo” (6.81)
  16. Latvia: Triana Park – “Line” (6.72)
  17. Moldova: SunStroke Project – “Hey Mamma” (6.67)
  18. Austria: Nathan Trent – “Running on Air” (6.64)
  19. Iceland: Svala – “Paper” (6.63)
  20. Australia: Isaiah – “Don’t Come Easy” (6.61) *
  21. Denmark: Anja – “Where I Am” (6.61)
  22. United Kingdom: Lucie Jones – “Never Give Up on You” (6.58)
  23. Portugal: Salvador Sobral – “Amar Pelos Dois” (6.56)
  24. Cyprus: Hovig – “Gravity” (6.5)
  25. Norway: JOWST – “Grab the Moment” (6.26)
  26. Greece: Demy – “This Is Love” (6.11)
  27. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic – “Space” (6.03)
  28. Albania: Lindita – “World” (5.92)
  29. Netherlands: OG3NE – “Lights and Shadows” (5.83)
  30. Poland: Kasia Mos – “Flashlight” (5.74)
  31. Romania: Ilinca and Alex Florea – “Yodel It!” (5.69)
  32. Ireland: Brendan Murray – “Dying to Try” (5.25)
  33. Ukraine: O.Torvald – “Time” (5.22)
  34. Russia: Yulia Samoylova – “Flame Is Burning” (5.14) **
  35. Czech Republic: Martina Bárta – “My Turn” (5.06)
  36. Spain: Manel Navarro – “Do It for Your Lover” (5.01) *
  37. San Marino: Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson – “Spirit of the Night” (5.01)
  38. Germany: Levina – “Perfect Life” (4.99)
  39. Croatia: Jacques Houdek – “My Friend” (4.39)
  40. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – “Keep the Faith” (4.31)
  41. Malta: Claudia Faniello – “Breathlessly” (4.25)
  42. Slovenia: Omar Naber – “On My Way” (3.44)
  43. Lithuania: Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution” (3.31)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote
** Withdrawn from competition

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Hertha
3 years ago

I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They’re really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for novices. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Highest rated entry that didn’t qualify is Macedonia and lowest rated entry that did qualify is Croatia.

Sage
Sage
3 years ago

Sorry but,.. any panel that allocates the ‘cheese’ & the ‘car-crash’ of Albania & Montenegro (respectively) higher praise than, say, Georgia’s entry is evidently a totally eff’d-up one!! … Now I’m not saying that ‘Keep the Faith’ is/would’ve been a winner, BUT i do believe it’s nevertheless unfairly underrated, as it deserved to at very least make it thru to the final – (especially over comparatively weaker/worse that did make it through – like say, Poland or Cyprus for ex.) And no I’m not a sore Georgian – just saying they were robbed IMO! … Plus, Finland a 7.3 ???… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 years ago

Has anybody tried this yet, before the contest begins?

http://esc.gerbear.com/sorter2017.htm

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago

To sort out favourites after rehearsals:
http://esc.gerbear.com/sorter2017.htm

AurelianTamisan
AurelianTamisan
3 years ago

A lot of overrated countries, starting with Italy. Good song, but no winning material in my opinion. No comments for Belgium, FYROM, Bulgaria, Israel, Sweden. They are all pretty banal entries. Pleasantly surprised to see Finland so high (possible winner in my opinion). Most underrated are Romania (maybe split reviews) and Croatia. Anyway, it’s not a prediction, I don’t think that the results in the show will come close to the Wiwibloggs’ Review.

Pablo
Pablo
3 years ago

Hello Wiwibloggs!

First of all, want to thank William, Robin, and all the crew for the hard job on judging the entries, pretty much the most fun pieces from this site 🙂

Secondly, I recollected (and cleaned up, #typoking speaking) the comments/reviews of my own, you may look at them here!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D2_VEUGnqf4irboACNcyPlkoVct2TZGP1F0wyQ0UV9I/edit?usp=sharing

Hope you have a blast in Kiev!

Pablo
Pablo
3 years ago
Reply to  Pablo

*Robyn.

Autocorrect 😐

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago

Funny how a song can grow on me and on the other hand , how a song I loved to start with can get outworn and sound dull within some days or weeks. My current top ten (compared with the place they had to start with): 1. Azerbaijan (15) 2. Belgium (12) 3. Bulgaria (3) 4. Albania (10) 5. Italy (1) 6. UK (2) 7. Finland (4) 8. Sweden (8) 9. Portugal (15) 10. Estonia (5) Bubbling under: Armenia, Greece, France And the situation is living up all the time. It’s going to be hard to decide who’s getting my… Read more »

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago

Scores of this year remind 2012 for wiwi, excluding fact of having significantly lesser number of juries back then.
2016: 3 songs ranked above 8.5, 2 ranked 8.0+ followed by 5 ranked above 7.5;
2015: 1 song ranked 8.5 and 8 songs ranked 8.0+ followed by 3 ranked above 7.5;
2014: 1 8.5+ ranked song, 5 songs ranked 8.0+ followed by 5 ranked above 7.5;
2013: 3 8.0+ ranked and 1 above 7.5;
2012: 1 9.0+ ranked and 2 above 7.5.

And Gabbani is still closest to Euphoria by rank here (8.96 against her 9.25).

Geo
Geo
3 years ago

Glad Sweden was knocked out the top 3, and also Finland from top 5. It seems Estonia will miss top 10, as Belgium will definitely get a verdict higher than 7…

I predict the final Wiwi jury to be:

1. Italy
2. France
3. Belgium
4. Azerbaijan
5. FYROM
6. Sweden
7. Finland
8. Bulgaria
9. Israel
10. Hungary

#This is my design! 🙂

Americanvision
Americanvision
3 years ago

So after 40 songs and 3 left, the U.K. is the baseline.

I’m guessing Belgium is going to be over an 8, FYR Macedonia is between 6.5-7, and Lithuania…. eek.

And now that Serbia is out of the Wiwi Top 10, Finland is more than obvious it will be out of the semis based on my theory.

azaad
azaad
3 years ago

At the risk of sounding like a nag, where is the French video? Completely appreciate your workload, only asking because you’ve put up videos of the jury reviews you published on the website later. 🙂

Keep up the fantastic work!

Morena
Morena
3 years ago

Finally, Belarus is out of top 10… Undeserved and unjustified rank, that’s simply too high for such a common song. Others are outrageously low (Romania, Ireland, Georgia…. Even for Portugal, Bulgaria and Poland I had expected higher verdicts). But things will be totally different in Eurovision, thank God!

Nicola
Nicola
3 years ago

There is no link to Australia. 🙁

Nicola
Nicola
3 years ago

Thanks Robyn! BTW Australia is my country 🙂

Diego
Diego
3 years ago

Oh my god, whos votting here? Who are the experts votting here? Shame wiwi dont são please this is a wiwi votting.

Diego
Diego
3 years ago

EDVS

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Just for fun, let’s try to predict the score for remaining 7 songs.

Italy – 8.2
Belgium – 8.0
Estonia – 7.3
Macedonia – 7.1
Switzerland – 6.9
Ukraine – 5.5
Lithuania – 2.9

These are not my ratings, these are predictions of Wiwibloggs score. Am I close? 🙂

robyn sparkz
robyn sparkz
3 years ago

Oh my god it is lithuania LMAO

Ugnius
Ugnius
3 years ago

Guys, how do you make this results announcement order ? I understand that you leave favourites in the end so that it would be intersting to wait for, but what’s the point to make e.g. Lithuania in the end as well ? Everyone knows it’s not the favourite and it would score bad 🙂

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

I see, I nailed Switzerland almost to a ‘T’. 🙂

I wasn’t *that* far off with Italy, Estonia and Ukraine either, though.

I am really interested in the results for Belgium, Macedonia and Lithuania.

Brk
Brk
3 years ago

Am I the only one who sees that Anastas always gives too low points. I can’t remember a song that he ranked above 6. He shouldn’t be in this jury

Justin K.
Justin K.
3 years ago
Reply to  Brk

Oooh, can I actually suggest something in line with this comment? I’d love to see a table with each juror’s score, kinda like the table we see after voting results are released. It’d be interesting to see how each juror voted, and it would help readers find the Wiwibloggers most similar to them. 😉

TDJ
TDJ
3 years ago
Reply to  Brk

Anastas just gave Macedonia 10/10…

Americanvision
Americanvision
3 years ago

Interesting fact:
There’s always at least one song that finishes in the top 10 on Wiwi reviews but fails to make the final. Depending how Belgium, Italy, Estonia, and maybe FYR Macedonia scores, I can see either Finland, Israel, or Serbia being out.

Also, Portugal is rank too low! ????

Leo Herlington
Leo Herlington
3 years ago

Portugal 17th? Norway 19th? Netherlands 23rd? And they will be even lower after all the reviews are done. This is really sad for me, particularly because Wiwibloggs is my favorite medium covering Eurovision. I really hope this doesn’t reflect on the live shows results.

Leo Herlington
Leo Herlington
3 years ago
Reply to  Leo Herlington

… However, I’m happy for Belarus, Finland and Hungary.

Ddraven4
Ddraven4
3 years ago

Whatever. Antranig, Sami and Tobias will always hate Portugal, and I mean the country, not the song, I doubt the later 2 even listened to it. Is it a hated song by many? Yes, Chris proves so. But these 3 are just pathetic. They are clearly biased by the country that sends the song. You will defend them Robyn but at this point it’s obvious what I say is true.

Savalan
Savalan
3 years ago

#TeamDiHaj Proud of you

Felix
Felix
3 years ago

DiHaj, BE PROUD! As much as I LOVE Sweden this year, it excites me that such a diverse musical panel has ranked Azerbaijan so highly. I would not be mad at seeing Eurovision 2018 in the Baku Crystal Hall!

Dare
Dare
3 years ago

Finland, Belarus and Austria in top 10? Give me a break… Also, Portugal, Poland and Romania are too low rabked. We all know things will look entirely different in Eurovision. Belarus, Finland and Austria won’t even qualify, we shall see….

esconly
esconly
3 years ago
Reply to  Dare

Agree….

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Dare

…that you were wrong 😀 And we shall see too, that POR and FIN are in top 12 in the grand final. You see, your taste is not the same as all the 100 million voters.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  Dare

Finland, Bularus and Austria are amazing and deserve Top 10.
I wouldn’t be so confident on their no-qualification 😉

Bgc
Bgc
3 years ago
Reply to  Dare

Finland fully deserve a Top Ten place and Romania are far too highly ranked! 😉

Jasmine
Jasmine
3 years ago
Reply to  Bgc

Romania has the secured votes from the usual countries voters: Israel, Belgium, Ireland, Norway (from the 2nd semifinal). In the final, to those votes count the ones from: Moldova, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus (to name just a few). So you see, Finland will end up lower than Romania. Coz it will only attract votes from their Nordic neighbors only (IF they will vote for it, coz I have a big question mark about that). You’re excited coz the snoozefest Finland is in top 10 in the wiwi jury and Romania is on 23?… Don’t worry, it’s just a poll,… Read more »

Straya Mate
Straya Mate
3 years ago

I find it highly amusing that the two songs that have Australian’s in them (Denmark and Australia) both got the same points lol

Justin Angelo Alvarez
3 years ago

Is it possible that future jury can come from Asia, the Philippines to be exact.
Thank you.

esc now
esc now
3 years ago

William at UMK review gave to NormaJohn a 5 and now a 7.5…
Blackbird at UMK review was third and now out of 31 acts is…second
Hmmm

deli
deli
3 years ago
Reply to  esc now

UMK slays simply then

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  esc now

That was 3 months ago, UMK. A song can grow on someone or then it lose its charm, either ways.

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Austria above Iceland?! Behave!

Hubertznajomski
3 years ago

You left the best songs at the end 😉

azaad
azaad
3 years ago

Well we’re still waiting on Lithuania, so clearly not.

Gippa
Gippa
3 years ago
Reply to  azaad

hahahahahaahaah D E A D

escDisneyCalling
escDisneyCalling
3 years ago
Reply to  azaad

Lithuania is actually my winner.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 years ago
Reply to  azaad

Indeed. Methinks they might be predisposed to punishing Ukraine for all that has happened over the last month. I happen to think that’s what the writers at OikoTimes did when they put O.Torvald last on their scorecard. They definitely don’t have a winner, but they are not THE worst. They are my #34, after my 2nd evaluation.

azaad
azaad
3 years ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

I wouldn’t think so. The blog separates music from politics, or else they wouldn’t have given Russia their top points last year.

HubertZnajomski
3 years ago

I mean the best songs overall. They were still to be reviewed.

tobi
tobi
3 years ago

Finland and Serbia! Like like like!

NickC
NickC
3 years ago

I wonder how Germans (who paid a fortune to a stolen song) feel about you ranking their very own Ralf Siegel above Levina’s perfect life?

okay
okay
3 years ago
Reply to  NickC

As a german I’d prefer everything over Siegel, I like him for countries like San Marino but thats it.
And sorry its not a stolen song thats nonsense and at the end of the day it is just a fan ranking here, so i guess its ok when no one likes our song, same procedure as every year since 2013! 🙂

Jerome
Jerome
3 years ago

Damn. This year is rather drab looking at the scores so far. Is any song worth an average over 8?

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago
Reply to  Jerome

I think that since there’s mory jurors this year, it’s tougher to get a higher score.

Jerome
Jerome
3 years ago

There it is! Italy coming in red hot! Considering the number of jurors, 8.96 is phenomenal. I wonder if any other song can get above 8. Belgium, maybe?

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

You forgot Armenia.

Azaad
Azaad
3 years ago

Speaking of the U.K. score, who would’ve thought 2 years ago that Wiwibloggs would rate the U.K. above Norway, Russia and Greece?

azaad
azaad
3 years ago

On another note, there isn’t a link to Armenia’s jury review. Just thought I’d give you a heads up.

azaad
azaad
3 years ago

🙂

Bgc
Bgc
3 years ago

Yay, guessing game! So if the UK occupy position 22 there will be 21 above and 21 below (including Russia), this means there are currently 12 more countries to go above UK and 7 to go below. Based on Wiwi jury tendencies, I reckon they’ll go something like this (in no particular order) 12 countries Higher than UK: Italy, Belgium, Portugal, France, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Australia, Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, Albania*. 7 countries lower than UK: Croatia, Lithuania, San Marino, Ireland, Moldova, Ukraine, Austria* *the two are the ones I’m least confident about, they could easily be switched around! Also… Read more »

PR
PR
3 years ago

I’m really enjoying this, I can’t wait to see Portugal, Italy, Bulgaria, Finland and Hungary’s results.

Great job Wiwi! Keep going!

Esgalnor
Esgalnor
3 years ago

Srsly Sweden first? I mean… it’s such a trashy cheesy pop song, annoying as hell. Wow. And Montenegro so high? You’re kidding, right?

azaad
azaad
3 years ago
Reply to  Esgalnor

The Wiwibloggs team have raved about Italy, Belgium and many other songs yet to be officially reviewed by their jury. I don’t think Sweden will top their scoreboard.

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

thank you for the high score wiwi! love you from israel <3

Justin K.
Justin K.
3 years ago

With 38 jurors, it makes me think that a score of 7.00 and above is actually really good, with anything higher than an 8.00 (or 8.50? Is that even possible with this many jurors?) a solid Eurofan favorite. Reading the comments and watching the jury videos, and with so many different tastes, it’s hard to find an entry that satisfies everyone, so I’ve started to compromise a 5.75 – 6.99 rating as reasonably good, but not the strongest entry. Anything lower than that then we know it’s weak amongst you folks, but the averages end up so tight! As of… Read more »

MaximefromFrance
3 years ago

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Liame Roy
Liame Roy
3 years ago

I think “Lights and shadows” is bring something new and special in eurovision now days.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

I actually believe that you guys just rated every modern-ish song (Israel, Denmark and Iceland) highly whereas songs like “Lights and shadows” and “Flashlight” are underrated because their ballads that don’t necessarily connect with an audience of today’s younger people

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

Robyn, I couldn’t have said it any better.

kris
kris
3 years ago

My reaction to Lithuania’s song: Neh neh neh neh neeeeeh neh!!

Po
Po
3 years ago

Waiting for the same thing. It should be rated very bad. And then after success in semifinal they will be all saying how good it was and how they improved…

Erel
Erel
3 years ago

get behind the Uk, winner is right here, London 2018

goprake
goprake
3 years ago

Can’t wait to see how will Wiwijury underrate Lithuania 😛