Over the past month, the Wiwi Jury has been reviewing and scoring the songs competing in Eurovision 2017. But what do our readers think? We’ve collected up all the scores y’all have been giving in each jury post, we’ve calculated the averages and have come up with a readers’ jury. And there are a few surprises in there.

We took a look at all the scores for people who had scored at least five countries. This was to remove scores from readers who only showed up to give 10/10 for their favourite song and nothing else. This gave us a collection of scores from 25 readers. We also removed the highest and lowest scores to remove outliers and reduce potential bias.

The number one favourite of wiwibloggs readers was Belgium‘s entry, Blanche with “City Lights”. This earned an average score of 9.18, a big increase on the Wiwi Jury score of 8.67.

Wiwi reader L’oiseau had this to say about the song:

Belgium is in my top 2, again! They have been nailing it every other year. I like the contrast between her linear, but yet profound singing and the rich and complex beats and rhythms. When it excels towards the end when Blanche change the key. So much going on in those three minutes, but in such an elegant form of beauty. 9/10

In second place was the song that the Wiwi Jury liked the most: Italy‘s Francesco Gabbani with “Occidentali’s karma”. Readers rated it an average of 8.89, slightly lower than the Wiwi Jury score of 8.96.

Wiwi reader Pablo was a fan of the song, and said this:

I literally can’t listen to this song without smiling. Smart and sometimes even goofy, yet showing a restraint and a level of world-class talent unparalleled, there is heavy thought behind its gimmicks, instead of being there to dumb down, so in a way making each little detail instantly iconic. It may not be the best voice or presentation, but the whole package kills every flaw. 10/10

In third place was Azerbaijan‘s entry, Dihaj with “Skeletons”. Wiwibloggs readers gave it 8.18, much higher than the Wiwi Jury’a score of 7.83.

Reader Purple Mask has this observation to make about the song:

This song stands out, in a very good way. […] Is the meaning of the song over most people’s heads? Maybe. But personally I don’t care. There is daring music here, and it works brilliantly in the video. My only slight concern is how this will work live on stage, although I can’t wait to find out! 9/10.

Wiwi readers also gave higher average scores to the UK, Norway and Poland, while Denmark was the only country to get exactly the same score from both wiwibloggs readers and the Wiwi Jury.

At the other end, Lithuania was the least favourite song with Wiwi readers. But readers awarded it a mere 1.94, while the Wiwi Jury was slightly more generous on 3.31.

Wiwi Jury 2017: Wiwibloggs readers jury

  1. Belgium: Blanche – “City Lights” (9.18)
  2. Italy: Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma” (8.89)
  3. Azerbaijan: Dihaj – “Skeletons” (8.18)
  4. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov – “Beautiful Mess” (8)
  5. FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska – “Dance Alone” (7.83)
  6. Estonia: Koit Toome and Laura – “Verona” (7.7)
  7. France: Alma – “Requiem” (7.63)
  8. United Kingdom: Lucie Jones – “Never Give Up on You” (7.46)
  9. Finland: Norma John – “Blackbird” (7.45)
  10. Hungary: Joci Pápai – “Origo” (7.27)
  11. Norway: JOWST – “Grab the Moment” (7.25)
  12. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On” (7.23)
  13. Latvia: Triana Park – “Line” (7.19)
  14. Switzerland: Timebelle – “Apollo” (6.95)
  15. Israel: Imri – “I Feel Alive” (6.93)
  16. Iceland: Svala – “Paper” (6.92)
  17. Poland: Kasia Mos – “Flashlight” (6.85)
  18. Australia: Isaiah – “Don’t Come Easy” (6.8)
  19. Austria: Nathan Trent – “Running on Air” (6.72)
  20. Belarus: Naviband – “Story of My Life” (6.61) *
  21. Denmark: Anja – “Where I Am” (6.61)
  22. Armenia: Artsvik – “Fly with Me” (6.6)
  23. Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic – “In Too Deep” (6.58)
  24. Albania: Lindita – “World” (6.44)
  25. Cyprus: Hovig – “Gravity” (6.21)
  26. Ireland: Brendan Murray – “Dying to Try” (6.2)
  27. Netherlands: OG3NE – “Lights and Shadows” (6.11)
  28. Greece: Demy – “This Is Love” (5.91)
  29. Moldova: SunStroke Project – “Hey Mamma” (5.85)
  30. Romania: Ilinca and Alex Florea – “Yodel It!” (5.75)
  31. Portugal: Salvador Sobral – “Amar Pelos Dois” (5.68)
  32. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic – “Space” (5.38)
  33. Ukraine: O.Torvald – “Time” (5.19)
  34. Malta: Claudia Faniello – “Breathlessly” (4.95) *
  35. Russia: Yulia Samoylova – “Flame Is Burning” (4.95) **
  36. Czech Republic: Martina Bárta – “My Turn” (4.86)
  37. Germany: Levina – “Perfect Life” (4.79)
  38. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – “Keep the Faith” (4.55)
  39. Croatia: Jacques Houdek – “My Friend” (3.9)
  40. San Marino: Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson – “Spirit of the Night” (3.88)
  41. Spain: Manel Navarro – “Do It for Your Lover” (3.86)
  42. Slovenia: Omar Naber – “On My Way” (3.54)
  43. Lithuania: Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution” (1.94)

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

A big thank you to Americanvision, AngieP, anonymous91, CharlieChan, cheesecake, Chupacabra, Colin, Darren, Erasmus, ESC&EDM lover, Eve, HBau, Héctor, Hi, (J)ESC Fanatic, Joe, kenna, L’oiseau, Loren, Lukewarm, M_K, Milla, Pablo, Purple Mask and Roelof Meesters.

What do you think? Is the wiwibloggs readers’ jury a more accurate reflection of Eurovision 2017? Share your thoughts below!

SEE OUR CURRENT EUROVISION 2017 REVIEWS AND RANKINGS

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Bella
Bella
4 years ago

There is a special heaven for people who listen to their fans! 🙂 <3

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
4 years ago

Aww!!! That is such an honor, guys! Thank you so much for considering our reviews and our marks. I wasn’t expecting this at all… awesome! Ooops… To all Salvador’s fans (me included) *cough cough* I forgot to mark the song… it would be 10/10, just for the record…. hehe

Pablo
Pablo
4 years ago

Wow damn! Didn’t expect this! This is surely an unique take on the usual jury, and thank you so much for featuring my humble opinions, I was shocked! I did intend from this year on out to really write my opinions down and have my own small reviews up. While some have changed since I commented for better or worse, it’s all largely the same. This made my day for sure! For anyone interested, I compiled and cleaned my reviews, and you may see them here. Any comments you may have feel free to contact me where it says on… Read more »

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

I love, love, love this idea!!

When I gave my scores, I just wanted to be in your position for just a moment! I wanted to see how I could evaluate a song and give a score, being as objective as I could! I just wanted to share my opinion!

I didn’t know you would make such an article and actually a “wiwi readers jury”!
This should be a tradition! I hope you’ll make it again next year, and again, and again…

A big thank you for the hard work!

kenna
kenna
4 years ago

Yay! Me!

Markus
Markus
4 years ago

It`s great to see that Iceland, Macedonia and Azerbaidjan are doing so well in the Readers Vote, as I was a bit shocked when William & Deban didn`t see them in their prediction for the final. As I´m from Germany I can only vote in SF 2, but if you beloved honeys here are living in a country that can vote in SF 1 and you also like Svala`s and Dihaj`s Songs then PLEASE vote for them and help them to get to the grand final. <3 And I will do my very best on Thursday for Macedonia!!! 🙂 Greetings… Read more »

Lukewarm
Lukewarm
4 years ago

Can’t wait for the outrage when Blanche fails to qualify

wim
wim
4 years ago
Reply to  Lukewarm

Can’t wait until The italian boy with his stupdid ape fails.

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

I love this idea and that I ended up being a part of it! I always wanted to be a part of the jury, so in a way I was this year. 🙂
Must have been a lot of work to determine which scores to take into account, though. Thanks, Robyn!

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

Thank you so much for taking my reviews into consideration! I missed some countries because I was out of home, but I’m glad you think about the readers even if my reviews weren’t very tecnhical or professional.

About the results I agree with almost every country in the top 5.

1. Belgium
2. F.Y.R. Macedonia
3. Azerbaijan
4. Bulgaria
5. Norway

Americanvision
Americanvision
4 years ago

Aw thanks for the shutout, Wiwi! 🙂

Regardless of what everyone thinks (readers and staff), the next two weeks are going to be a fun time here. Too bad I’ll be on a mini vacation during the semis but I’ll be back for the Final!

Ay Jo
Ay Jo
4 years ago

I did not know Blanche is just 17. She has a long way to go. I would like to see some emotions on her face while she sings. But her latest live was good enough. Maybe, she will be able to take victory with professional team and improve her vocals by working hard.
Portugal is too low. (no way)

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

Portugel at 31st. Its should be at 41

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
4 years ago

I love City Lights, but it physically hurts to see Italy in second.
And Portugal. What the heck?

SpirK
SpirK
4 years ago

Wow, wiwibloggs never seems to stop taking the eurovision passion to the next level! You put a lot of hard work on this blog, which I have been reading since 2012 and though and in these years wiwibloggs has flown to the number 1 eurovision site. Congratulations to all the hard workers!

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

? Some songs I didn’t even bother to comment. Wasn’t more accurate to make a poll?

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
4 years ago

Portugal 31st? That’s not representative at all.

Marry Me
Marry Me
4 years ago

Francesco has 4 years of engagement, I hope he wins and after that he will marry like Jamala. Robin Bengtsson is also engaged. Is this the start of a tradition?

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago
Reply to  Marry Me

How can you be engaged for four years.

Andrea
Andrea
4 years ago

A lot of love but very little time or money?

Maniac
Maniac
4 years ago

Belgium song is boring

Iamme
Iamme
4 years ago
Reply to  Maniac

I actually like Belgium song a lot but the live version can’t be as good as the studio one.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

I think there’s a feeling that because the song is so good that we want her to do well. We want this so much that some of us are overlooking her weaker live performances.

BELGIUM 2018
BELGIUM 2018
4 years ago

GO BLANCHE!

Eve
Eve
4 years ago

Wow, you just proved once again how awesome is Wiwi team 🙂
Thank you very much for your effort in evaluating these comments and all your work, your readers appreciate it! So happy that I discovered this excellent blogg this year, you’re the best <3
Keep on good work, we love you <3

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago
Reply to  Eve

I agree 100% Wiwibloggs is more dedicated to the fans then the EBU is to the fans of their OWN contest.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

Btw I gave Russia a 10 how come they only have a 5 when there where 25 jurors???

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

It depends on how the averages were calculated. It could be mean (average), median or some other averaging system; anyone at Wiwi care to explain?

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

Okay. That sounds fair. Did you also remove the highest and lowest scores (and will you continue this in 2018 :D)

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

OMG OMG OMG I WAS IN THIS YAAAAAAAAAAAY

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Wow, this is amazing. I never dreamed you’d be taking our ratings into account too. Sincerely, thank you very much. 🙂

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Exactly I also feel so honoured

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Same here. You’re all amazing. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

I can’t believe it’s all over!
Thank you to Wiwibloggs and all other readers for a fantastic 2017 preview season.

Apologies that my “wildcard” score for Portugal may have badly affected its average here – realistically it could land anywhere from a 4 to a 9; it really does depend on how Salvador interprets the song on the night.

Tiago S
Tiago S
4 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

No worries. Thank you for participating 😉

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

I guess I should have given out some ratings!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

There’s always 2018. 🙂
Or possibly JESC 2017, if you participate in that.

God-Emperor
God-Emperor
4 years ago

Disgusting top. Portugal 31 with 43 countries? Thank god in the show itself there won’t be people like pigheaded Antranig voting against Portugal. Enjoy your divas and leave true music to the ones that really care.
Amar pelos Dois <3 <3

Tiago S
Tiago S
4 years ago
Reply to  God-Emperor

This is some of the readers votes. We can’t complain this time 😉

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Tiago S

Oh I expect people will complain anyway. Haha! 😀

wim
wim
4 years ago

Brussels 2018, here we come.

Gio (Greece)
Gio (Greece)
4 years ago
Reply to  wim

You wish, boer.

wim
wim
4 years ago
Reply to  Gio (Greece)

Well you can forget your dream of winning Italy.

anonymous91
anonymous91
4 years ago

Blanche, Ilinca and Alma <3

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

I like the Belgian entry, on a radio playlist or music video, I just don’t think it lends itself well to live music TV entertainment.
It’s a little boring live which I don’t think will translate into a high Eurovision score, when most viewers will hear it for the first, and probably last, time.

Karl
Karl
4 years ago

This isn’t a representative sample as people would likely only post a ranking if they loved or hated a song, and if they thought anyone cared.

Stan
Stan
4 years ago

A piece of art is never mediocre. And looking at the responses on Blanche’s and Francesco’s songs, they’re both just that. You know it’s something special when it’s brought down and hated!

Good luck to everyone. May the best one win!

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

I love seeing Blanche on top:-) She has such a cool, modern song… It is great to see the new generation of Eurovision stars–multi-lingual, multi-cultural, so talented and so young! Please note, two of the top five here are 17 y.o…. This new generation is so inspiring:-)

escfanBelgium
escfanBelgium
4 years ago

It is too little of an amount of people to take much out of this but it is nice to see anyway. Thanks (some) wiwi readers <3
It is almost time for the first rehearsals.
Good luck to every country!

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
4 years ago

Azerbaijan entry is truly contemporary contender this year. Belgium entry is leaving me cold because I can’t feel anything, it’s just a wise women singing like she woke up from her sleep half asleep, ofcourse it’s not her fault it’s the song just like that. As for italy, I honestly don’t know how this can be favourite, it’s the song trying to immitate eastern culture by making fun of it to create westerners karma , HORRIBLE, imagine this win the Europe must be crazy who, lost their minds. I respect Italian participation and I was happy when they returned but… Read more »

Quintiliano
Quintiliano
4 years ago

Did you even bother reading the lyrics of the song? It’s the exact opposite of what you are saying and, to to tell the truth, the song talks exactly about people like you who talk about stuff without knowing anything about it. It is about westernes’ appropriation of eastern cultures resulting in the loss of their profound meaning just to follow a trend.

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago
Reply to  Quintiliano

@Quintiliano: I think many of the Eastern countries may miss the point of Occidentali’s karma. The further east you go, the more wide-spread and understood are the eastern religions. Also, people there face different and more difficult lives–wars, uncertainty, political issues. Clever lyric even in English are likely to be lost on them, and in Italian–I say just forget it. Also clever terms like internetology…. do you really think they will connect to that, lol? Occidentali’s karma is a western song. I am so curious to see how it will do with the East. One good think about Eurovision is… Read more »

Iamme
Iamme
4 years ago

Azerbaijan… …really???

Bb
Bb
4 years ago

Im so happy for Hungary.it is picking up momentum. I hope hungary finishes high this year

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

darn it. i knew should’ve posted my top 43. but i do approve of the overall ranking.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago

Oh I love this idea 🙂
A 10/10 to reader’s jury 🙂

Aria
Aria
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

3 of my Top 5 are in top 5 here and 5 of my Top 10 in Top 10.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

Belgium yeeeee. Best this year

Mony
Mony
4 years ago
Reply to  Hi

It won’t even qualify, in spite of such big rank. Her live performance is boring, and so it seems her background graphics, totally unispiring…

beccaboo1212
4 years ago
Reply to  Mony

WRONG! Belgium’s most certainly qualifying, and that’s all there is to it. Period!!

wim
wim
4 years ago
Reply to  Mony

And Italy won’t even win the contest. Top speaking hated to here. She will slay in Kiev.

velorin
velorin
4 years ago
Reply to  Mony

Lol Belgium qualified in the past with WAY worse, ofcourse she is qualifying

Aline
Aline
4 years ago

Blanche <3