He’s the “Occidentali’s Karma” singer who has been the front-runner to win Eurovision 2017 for months.

And on Saturday our readers gave Italy’s Francesco Gabbani their final seal of approval, naming him their favourite to win tonight in Kyiv.

Our readers cast a total of 41,069 votes and the Italian stallion trotted away with 3,745 of them — or around 9%. Ahead of Eurovision the studio version of his song also won top marks from the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals. As one of our jurors wrote in March:

‘Occidentali’s Karma’ ticks so many boxes — I need several pens and one very large scroll to evaluate it. Contemporary yet somehow throwback, its digital opening gives way to an orchestral sound accented with drum and guitar. The chorus is an ear worm of the first order and, despite the explicit social critique, the song remains uplifting and radio-friendly. Perfectly pitched and delivered with unrivalled charisma, it’s a light song with a weighty message, and it speeds by in a whoosh of smiles and tapping feet. A deserving and likely winner.

We should note that the vast majority of votes in this poll came prior to rehearsals, meaning our readers were primarily judging the studio versions of the songs, rather than the on-stage presentation that most viewers will see this evening.

Perhaps owing to months of overwhelming hype, Italy has fallen slightly with the bookies and our own panel of critics, who think his staging has moved from classy and quirky to somewhat forced and circus-like. In so many ways he now seems like a warm-up act for surging rival Salvador Sobral, who performs two spots later. No matter. Those seeing the performance for the first time will likely be won over by his charisma, smokey vocals and playful expressions.

In second place is Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov, who stands alone in a monochrome dreamscape, singing about the horrors of the world and his search for peace and solace. The Bulgarian-Kazakh singer, who was born and raised in Moscow, should get a slight boost from the Russian diaspora, owing to Russia’s absence from the contest and Dima Bilan’s public endorsement of the singer.

In our poll he earned 3,188 votes — or around 8% — putting him very close to Italy.

Our readers seem to think the grand final will be boys’ night, as Portugal’s Salvador Sobral rounds out our Top 3.

The “Amar peolos dois” singer earned 2,510 votes — or around 6%. He’s been at something of a disadvantage in our poll, as he missed the first week of rehearsals owing to ongoing health issues, forcing his sister Luisa to sing in his place.

But from the moment he landed in Kyiv and took the stage his odds have narrowed and his song’s chances of winning have grown and grown, leaving us speechless with each rehearsal.

Poll results: Who should win Eurovision 2017?

  1. Italy: Francesco Gabbani, “Occidentali’s Karma” 9.12% (3,745 votes)
  2. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov, “Beautiful Mess” 7.76% (3,188 votes)
  3. Portugal: Salvador Sobral, “Amar pelos dois” 6.11% (2,510 votes)
  4. Belgium: Blanche, City Lights 5.66% (2,324 votes)
  5. France: Alma, “Requiem” 5.64% (2,317 votes)
  6. Spain: Manel Navarro, “Do It For Your Lover” 3.65% (1,499 votes)
  7. Romania: Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, “Yodel It!” 3.63% (1,491 votes)
  8. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson, “I Can’t Go On” 3.54% (1,452 votes)
  9. Poland: Kasia Mos, “Flashlight” 3.46% (1,423 votes)
  10. United Kingdom: Lucie Jones, “Never Give Up On You” 3.02% (1,242 votes)
  11. Azerbaijan: Dihaj, “Skeletons” 2.86% (1,173 votes)
  12. Armenia: Artsvik, “Fly With Me” 2.71% (1,112 votes)
  13. Netherlands: O’G3NE, “Lights and Shadows” 2.67% (1,095 votes)
  14. Denmark: Anja, “Where I Am” 2.37% (974 votes)
  15. Israel: Imri, “I Feel Alive” 2.06% (845 votes)
  16. Greece: Demy, “This is Love” 1.86% (763 votes)
  17. Hungary: Joci Papai, “Origo” 1.63% (670 votes)
  18. Belarus: NAVIBAND, “Historyja majho zyccia” 1.55% (637 votes)
  19. Australia: Isaiah, “Don’t Come Easy” 1.51% (622 votes)
  20. Norway: JOWST, “Grab the Moment” 1.51% (620 votes)
  21. Austria: Nathan Trent, “Running on Air” 1.27% (523 votes)
  22. Moldova: SunStroke Project, “Hey Mamma!” 1.22% (499 votes)
  23. Cyprus: Hovig, “Gravity” 1.13% (463 votes)
  24. Croatia: Jacques Houdek, “My Friend” 0.91% (375 votes)
  25. Ukraine: O.Torvald, “Time” 0.65% (266 votes)
  26. Germany: Levina, “Perfect Life” 0.46% (188 votes)

In the poll above we have removed acts eliminated from the semi-finals.

If we were to include the full results with those acts, the top nine remains exactly the same.

The top non-qualifier in our poll is FYR Macedonia’s Jana Burceska, whose studio cut of “Dance Alone” whipped fans into a frenzy. She placed tenth in our poll.

The non-qualifiers are listed in bold below.

  1. Italy: Francesco Gabbani, “Occidentali’s Karma” 9.12% (3,745 votes)
  2. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov, “Beautiful Mess” 7.76% (3,188 votes)
  3. Portugal: Salvador Sobral, “Amar pelos dois” 6.11% (2,510 votes)
  4. Belgium: Blanche, City Lights 5.66% (2,324 votes)
  5. France: Alma, “Requiem” 5.64% (2,317 votes)
  6. Spain: Manel Navarro, “Do It For Your Lover” 3.65% (1,499 votes)
  7. Romania: Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, “Yodel It!” 3.63% (1,491 votes)
  8. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson, “I Can’t Go On” 3.54% (1,452 votes)
  9. Poland: Kasia Mos, “Flashlight” 3.46% (1,423 votes)
  10. FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska, “Dance Alone” 3.1% (1,272 votes)
  11. United Kingdom: Lucie Jones, “Never Give Up On You” 3.02% (1,242 votes)
  12. Azerbaijan: Dihaj, “Skeletons” 2.86% (1,173 votes)
  13. Armenia: Artsvik, “Fly With Me” 2.71% (1,112 votes)
  14. Netherlands: O’G3NE, “Lights and Shadows” 2.67% (1,095 votes)
  15. Denmark: Anja, “Where I Am” 2.37% (974 votes)
  16. Switzerland: Timebelle, “Apollo” 2.3% (943 votes)
  17. Ireland: Brendan Murray, “Dying to Try” 2.14% (879 votes)
  18. Israel: Imri, “I Feel Alive” 2.06% (845 votes)
  19. Estonia: Koit Toome & Laura, “Verona” 2.05% (841 votes)
  20. Greece: Demy, “This is Love” 1.86% (763 votes)
  21. Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic, “In Too Deep” 1.68% (691 votes)
  22. Hungary: Joci Papai, “Origo” 1.63% (670 votes)
  23. Finland: Norma John, “Blackbird” 1.59% (655 votes)
  24. Belarus: NAVIBAND, “Historyja majho zyccia” 1.55% (637 votes)
  25. Iceland: Svala, “Paper” 1.55% (637 votes)
  26. Australia: Isaiah, “Don’t Come Easy” 1.51% (622 votes)
  27. Norway: JOWST, “Grab the Moment” 1.51% (620 votes)
  28. Latvia: Triana Park, “Line” 1.49% (610 votes)
  29. Albania: Lindita, “World” 1.46% (601 votes)
  30. Austria: Nathan Trent, “Running on Air” 1.27% (523 votes)
  31. Moldova: SunStroke Project, “Hey Mamma!” 1.22% (499 votes)
  32. Cyprus: Hovig, “Gravity” 1.13% (463 votes)
  33. Croatia: Jacques Houdek, “My Friend” 0.91% (375 votes)
  34. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic, “Space” 0.75% (306 votes)
  35. Malta: Claudia Faniello, “Breathlessly” 0.73% (300 votes)
  36. Ukraine: O.Torvald, “Time” 0.65% (266 votes)
  37. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze, “Keep the Faith” 0.63% (260 votes)
  38. Russia: Julia Samoylova, “Flame is Burning” 0.63% (259 votes)
  39. Lithuania: Fusedmarc, “Rain of Revolution 0.61% (250 votes)
  40. Czech Republic: Martina Barta, “My Turn” 0.54% (220 votes)
  41. San Marino: Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson, “Spirit of the Night” 0.48% (197 votes)
  42. Germany: Levina, “Perfect Life” 0.46% (188 votes)
  43. Slovenia: Omar Naber, “On My Way” 0.31% (132 votes)

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garage door remote
3 years ago

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Ioni
Ioni
3 years ago

well..with your blog prediction…hahahaha….Portugal make you to look like a fool(dont kill me man)..Italy?..what joke,please kill me now with italian kitsch song…Moldova 22 place?…give me a break.(kidding)…so..maybe next year will dedicate all to…agriculture,bcz on music, your team, professionalism or knowledge is none,zipp,,zapp.ok,i understand is just for fun,but you have a blog who judge teams,singgers,songs and countries through your eyes,with your prejudice…so ..GO go Portugal(greatings),Bulgary(so-so) and..oh ya..Moldova…with all my respect childrens…greatings from South Korea..

Marius
Marius
3 years ago

I’ve been such a big fan of wiwibloggs and I think you guys have done a great job. Particularly allowing people to see and discuss so many facets of the ESC. The witty humour and the joy and excitement of the bloggers has made this become so popular. However, I’m rather disappointed with what has been happening in the past few weeks. As we are getting closer to the big night, instead of bringing more joy and reasons to remember this is a celebration and not a ‘competition’ of who’s the best, f*** the rest, the reports have become rather… Read more »

Patsy
Patsy
3 years ago
Reply to  Marius

HANDS DOWN to your comment – I wouldn’t have said it any better!!! You nailed it at: “Look at the contestants, how well they get along with each other, support each other and so on. It is a lucky year anyway as all favourites have something special to offer, whether we like the songs or not. Portugal simplicity, Italy joyfulness and clever irony, Bulgaria young talent, Belgium most contemporary/modern cool sound and a genuine performer, even Romania made a kitsch be so much fun and hard not to make you smile. So please don’t take the joy out of it… Read more »

Gemelli5
Gemelli5
3 years ago

I´m bitterly disappointed that Estonia didn`t get to the final, so I´m not voting for anybody tonight. Of all the songs in the final I like Bulgaria the most but I wish Italy would win because Francesco has better chances to beat Portugal. Portugal is one of my least favourites this year. I would prefer Croatia over him any time!

Patsy
Patsy
3 years ago

Best comment here (and SO TRUE): “Congrats to all Francesco’s “fans” who abandoned him now. He kept the language, the gorilla, the colours for you. Now you’re calling him “fast food”.” Shame on all of you! For saying out loud for months that he was THE winner, that he brought something different from the oh-so-boring-old-love-love-peace-peace ballads and all the diva shouting, that it had the most clever & current lyirics and uplifting vibe; for praising Gabbani and putting him on a pedestal as quickly as you now get tired of it. Well done. That’s what you get when you’re flooded… Read more »

Marius
Marius
3 years ago
Reply to  Patsy

Very good point! songs should be announced as close to each other as possible!

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Patsy

I think that’s what happens when you live in the ESC bubble for to long: You get tired of the favourite and just wish he wouldn’t win because of that. It’s nothing new. In 2012 and 2013 fans were tired of Loreen and Emmelie before they even arrived on stage..
They won, and I think Gabbani wil win too.

But only Salvador fans call Gabbani fast food entry. Shame that they have to discredit other acts.

Patsy
Patsy
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Denis, you’re right. But I know many portuguese who love Italy’s song and many Italians who love salvador’s song. But they don’t represent the universe of the average Eurofan, I guess… And those who live in the ESC bubble, as you said so well…
And yes, it drives me nuts to see people automatically being haters of other acts, just to praise the ones they support.
Like you said, there’s no need to discredit other acts! It shouldn’t be the spirit of it all. But, hey, that’s the era we’re living in… sadly.

Bruno @ Geeky Explorer

Who would’ve thought that after months with a clear favorite we’d arrive to the day of the final with a 3 (or 4) horse race? These are my predictions for tonight: Top 3 Jury: 1.Portugal, 2.Bulgaria, 3.UK/Belgium Portugal and Bulgaria slayed yesterday. Italy has become to much of a gimmick/novelty for the jury vote in my opinion. Top 3 Televote: 1.Bulgaria, 2. Italy, 3. Portugal Everyone’s underrating the power of the east block. With Russia out of the equation, pretty much all of the “usual” USSR votes will land in Bulgaria. Italy has been a chart success for months. Portugal… Read more »

Czytelniczka z Kijowa
3 years ago

Portugal won on judges voting! Here are results! http://bit.ly/2qDzEcY

Ananas
Ananas
3 years ago

For me the winner is definitely Bulgaria! Italy is good but since Francesco’s win in San Remo I heard his song so many times that it became just boring to me, when Beautiful Mess is still great even after multiple playings. In the final I support Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and The Netherlands.
But we all know that the battle for winning is between Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal… 😉

Napaw
Napaw
3 years ago

I am still a strong believer that Italy will win this. The thing is, Italy’s performance didn’t live up to the Eurovision fans’ expectations who loved the studio version and the music video. However the Eurovision audience tonight consists of probably 90% of people who have never heard any of the songs before and that is where Italy profits. The song is still super catchy and will most likely be appreciated by the voters. My personal favorite since the rehearsals is Bulgaria, but I’m still pretty sure Italy will win. (Unless we have a Jamala situation where Italy wins the… Read more »

Costa
Costa
3 years ago
Reply to  Napaw

Is time to win the best real voice and music lyrics…. Amar pelos dois from Portugal is the best of the best…. Italy is more of the same….dance music and electronic music whith massive light virtual efects… EUROVISION IS FOR THE BEST VOICE AND BEST LYRICS….NOT FOR THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO…!!! Have Francesco Gabbani the same voice level of Salvador Sobral?? Response: NO Italy and Bulgarian is pure ilusion of massive voice effects and unreal stage instruments…. REMEMBER THE MUSIC FROM PORTUGAL USE ONLY: 1 – VOICE 2- PIANO 3-STRINGS…. How many things we have on italy or bulgary to… Read more »

Napaw
Napaw
3 years ago
Reply to  Costa

… ok.

Sophia
Sophia
3 years ago
Reply to  Costa

Costa, it’s not only about the voice. I can easily ask if Salvador has stronger voice than for example Jacque from Croatia or Anja from Denmark or Omar from Slovenia? Nope, his voice is weaker, but you like the charm in Salvador’s voice and the vibes that his performance gives you. The same with Francesco, his voice is not the strongest but it has a charm in it, the song is pure class, the way he behaves on the scene, how he interacts with the audience, the vibes it gives you, it all makes you fall in love with the… Read more »

miaj
miaj
3 years ago
Reply to  Sophia

Same, I am not tired of it at all, I even love it more, the performance is AMAZING, and tbh Italy is the best possible destination for next year. So vote for Italy! #09

Patsy
Patsy
3 years ago
Reply to  Sophia

I agree with you, Sofia. It’s the song and the performer… they covey us SOMETHING – that’s what makes us love those two acts.

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago
Reply to  Costa

“Have Francesco Gabbani the same voice level of Salvador Sobral??
Response: NO”

You for real? You’re brainwashed

Lazarevfan
Lazarevfan
3 years ago

my top is Italy Bulgaria & Belgium

Ol
Ol
3 years ago

09… 09…. 09… 09…. 09… 09…. 09… 09…. 09… 09…. 09… 09…. 09… 09….

Justitia
Justitia
3 years ago

Italy’s entry in 2014 was much better then Gabbani’s song.
Emma: La Mia Cittá….but her live performance was rubbish, unfortunately.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  Justitia

That entry got very negative reviews in Italy.

Rimig
Rimig
3 years ago
Reply to  Justitia

I liked that song. Still listen to it from time to time. But the same happened with Francesca’s song last year: I loved the original studio version, but live at Eurovision it was awful!

AurelianTamisan
AurelianTamisan
3 years ago
Reply to  Justitia

2015’s was pure gold. That should have won.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago

Manel Navarro = 6th? Maybe in Objectivo Eurovision….

Team Manel
Team Manel
3 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Manel Navarro was the best in Objectivo Eurovision.
Enough with the losers Mirella and LeKlein, no chance for them in this final.

Gustavo Castro
Gustavo Castro
3 years ago
Reply to  Team Manel

Esperemos que quede último !!
Manel CERO POINTS

Kingdom of Hayastan
Kingdom of Hayastan
3 years ago

Armenians are not Gypsies. Borat is not Armenian but Kazakh. Armenians have no trolls they are a good diaspora. Armenians are Whites and Aryans. Russians and Ukrainians are Mongols. Israel and Turkey are not Europe.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

Congrats to all Francesco’s “fans” who abandoned him now.
He kept the language, the gorilla, the colours for you. Now you’re calling him “fast food”.

mkiou
mkiou
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Salvador’s fans are calling him that. I’m still pretty confident that Francesco can win this tonight.

Mia
Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  mkiou

Don’t say that. Even Salvador says Francesco song is a good song. I am a Portuguese fan and my second favourite song is Occidental karma. Salvador and Francesco the best!!!

Rimig
Rimig
3 years ago

My wish list:

1. Bulgaria
2. Italy
3. Belgium
4. Portugal
5. The Netherlands
6. Azerbaijan
7. Norway
8. Sweden
9. UK
10. Denmark
11. Poland
12. Armenia
13. Israel
14. Hungary
15. Belarus
16. Australia
17. Moldova
18. France
19. Croatia
20. Austria
21. Cyprus
22. Greece
23. Germany
24. Romania
25. Ukraine
26. Spain

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

Isn’t it ironic?
Fans, including the readers here on wiwibloggs praised Italy to the skies. They made him keep the ape, and the language when it was suggested he would like some English in it.
Now they all want him not to win? What do you want exactly?

It’s difficult when you live in the ESC bubble and get bored of songs all the time Easy to forget how dominant Gabbani has been this season.

PP
PP
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

And also many want to Pedro (with modern song on english ) or Fernardo (who are for many hot but with old dated song) sang for Portugal instead boring Salvador with song from 50 ties.
Many who want them , today is biggest lobbist for Salvador .

Team Manel
Team Manel
3 years ago
Reply to  PP

Good for Alma that she didn’t listen to fans, not even to the Minister of Culture in France, and she kept english chorus.

Guido
Guido
3 years ago

Portugal brings the Song back to Eurovision..its my nr.1!
I hope the girls of O’GENE will do well and end within the TOP-10!
Enjoy the show tonight.

Ricb
Ricb
3 years ago

The problem is that eurovision fans and wiwibloggs follow the songs throughout the whole season and it becomes very hard to predict for them what’s gonna happen because most of the voters vote basing on their first impression…

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago
Reply to  Ricb

Spot on. I make it a point to remember my reaction on first initial hearings. Italy left an impression on me on first listen, as did Hungary’s. As for Portugal i was “meh”

Pedro
Pedro
3 years ago

Portugal!! 🙂 I want our first victory! Love you all

Steve
Steve
3 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

You should. Waiting for so many years now the victory is just frontdoor. I’m sure millions of voters will support you.

Rimig
Rimig
3 years ago

This poll is worth nothing, as evidenced by having Spain on spot nr. 6
Or did someone forgot to put a 2 before the 6?

Anne
Anne
3 years ago

Portugal will win… is in an unbeaten rising everywhere.

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Anne

it’s hardly unbeaten!

Mars
Mars
3 years ago

This is before…

Now Portugal is favourite by the readers here in the last week.

misio
misio
3 years ago

Blanche sang yesterday very good in the Jury Final … maybe dream of lot people will by true and Brussel/Antwerp will welcome Europe and Australia in May 2018 for ESC!!!!
Look this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5We62hMhisA

MS
MS
3 years ago
Reply to  misio

Good luck Belgium! <3
I think Portugal and Belgium is best!

…from sweden!

From Sweden with LOVE
From Sweden with LOVE
3 years ago
Reply to  MS

Me too! But I’ve got a soft spot for Moldova and Romania aswell :D. But I have to admit that even if I had a hard time to see the hype about Bulgaria before the semi I saw a winner when he performed. I have not got that winner-feeling about anyone this year exept him and it dit surprise me since he wasn’t any favourit of mine. Bulgaria was my number one last year by the way and I even thaught it was right that she came higher than Sweden. This year it’s hard to predict the winner and I… Read more »

From Sweden with LOVE
From Sweden with LOVE
3 years ago

sorry about the English and all the typos

MS
MS
3 years ago

Aha! Fler än jag som måste ursäkta sin engelska! Skönt! : )

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Interesting to see that almost all eliminated acts scored so low. Ukraine and Germany are automatic qualifiers, so they survived. It’s only Macedonia which made us upset. HIWEver, my heart is still bleeding for Estonia.

Michaela
Michaela
3 years ago

I will vote for Italy tonight. Hope to see him as the winner! Occidentalis Karma is already a hit.

Maria
Maria
3 years ago

Call me naive, but there is still a bit of lingering hope that Italy might pull this off. I don’t think it could win by a landslide as we first thought, but it was winning material before and it still is. The press loved it, the audience will remember it by the end of the performances (regardless of the running order, there’s a dancing gorilla, I mean) and hopefully the juries voted for it. I’d be the second time in three years that Italy wins the televoting but lose because of the juries, and I’d be pretty pissed. Also, if… Read more »

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Maria

Fan made favourites like Gabbani often gets hate last few hours before the show. They all praised him to the sky and now they want him to lose. This is nothing new, go back to 2012 and 2013 you will find the same pattern.

You are not naive. Step outside this blog’s bubble you will find Gabbani has tremendous support. He is a favourite for a reason! His jury show went well and the response from audience was amazing.

Amor A
Amor A
3 years ago
Reply to  Maria

I really want him to win and I think he can pull it off. Just? drop the rainbow stripes and the bowtie on the gorilla, also the ying and yang signs in the LED. Even if he doesn’t he will be the winner in my heart.

Burger
Burger
3 years ago

It has come down to three for me Italy (although it has fallen behind Portugal with the Bookies since last night), Portugal (there’s just a force getting behind this now and perhaps we will see the ens of the longest run of outs) or Bulgaria (with youth behind him).
Belgium could an outsider with a shot and maybe United Kingdom could surprise us all tonight.

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

Here’s hoping the UK is top ten

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

First, I believe the winner will be a man this year!

Now, Italy is my favourite the whole eurovision period! I’ve heard it a million times and I’m not tired or bored at all! It stands out, it’s happy, cheerful! After last year, we need sth happier!

However, I’d love to see Portugal or Bulgaria or Belgium win! In my personal opinion, I’d also love to see France win, but it’s unlikely to happen!

At this moment, I’ve narrowed the possible winners to 2: Italy and Portugal! It’s gonna be between them tonight!

May the best act win!

Ima
Ima
3 years ago

I hope that everybody that is in love with Salvador’s song, votes as many times as they can.
As a peripheral country it is very difficult for Portugal to win the televote, (don´t have the bloc vote of neighbours, such as the Nordic countries, Balkans, central Europe, etc. )
Lisbon 2018 would be a perfect ESC avenue! 🙂

lmaolmao
lmaolmao
3 years ago
Reply to  Ima

This.

Lisbon or Porto (Portugal) is one of the best travel destinations.

https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/best-of-europe/european-best-destinations-2017/

Let Portugal celebrate its 50th appearance as a ESC host country. They never won abd deserve it this year. “Bora lá, pessoal!”
If Portugal doesn’t win I want an western contry to win. Too much drama in the eastern europe.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Why people don’t say that Armenians have falsified this poll? They always say the same when Armenia wins whatever poll.

Ela
Ela
3 years ago

Ugh I want Italy to win soo bad but we’ll see
I don’t mind Portugal or Bulgaria winning either. No matter what happens Francesco broke all the records and Occidentalis carma will be one of the biggest Eurovison hits (well it is already) Good luck

Fatima
Fatima
3 years ago

Can I put a word in for poor Omar Naber, who is bottom of your poll. He sang flawlessly. We didn’t need to wonder if the big notes were coming from a backing singer. He connected well with the camera. We didn’t have to watch him twitch and throw his head around at random. As we prepare to close the folder containing Eurovision 2017, Omar deserves a little more credit.

misio
misio
3 years ago

I wish me again ESC in West/South Europa : Belgium, Italy or Portugal for win :DDD Bulgaria is good, but I know, if he win tonight, the show will by make by Sweden … we need fresh air and new show concept in ESC
My votes go tonight for: BEL, ITA, FR, PL and NL 😀

MS
MS
3 years ago
Reply to  misio

Sweden will not do the show! This year Ukraine do the show whith help from persons from Sweden and Germany!

Arjanhier
Arjanhier
3 years ago
Reply to  misio

Thanks from The Netherlands! ? Hope we will reach the top 10 despite the horrible running order place..

Kai
Kai
3 years ago

Portugal…your time is coming!! This evening Portugal will get their first victory ever on ESC

Dani
Dani
3 years ago
Kai
Kai
3 years ago
Reply to  Dani

new video?? from 2 may? really? lol

S
S
3 years ago

If Italy or Portugal wins it will be the Jamala situation all over again… Winner song that no one will even remember by Monday.

Paul
Paul
3 years ago
Reply to  S

Thats true sadly 🙁

Ysabella
Ysabella
3 years ago
Reply to  Paul

Why? I think both are pretty memorable. And Jamala didn’t do quite well in the charts, but Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria and Italia are all charting in several countries

Maria
Maria
3 years ago
Reply to  S

Italy’s entry is radio-friendly and catchy, I am convinced it won’t go down the same route of Ukraine last year. It was a hit before Eurovision, and it will get even more coverage tonight, so it’s not going anywhere. 1944 was first of all a strong political statement, and there is no way radios would pass that. Portugal is a slow ballad but it doesn’t seem like the kind of song that would become a hit.

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  S

Italy has already charted in several countries and is huge on both Spotify and YT. it was a hit before the contest and it will be even bigger after tonight.

Jamala was different because it wasn’t a radio song. It was an artistic song, not for radio. Of course she wouldn’t be a hit because those kind of songs aren’t fit for commercial radio.

quince
quince
3 years ago
Reply to  S

That’s if Bulgaria wins. Even after listening to it so many times now, I cannot really remember it….

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

Now let’s hope the “real” Europe has the same good taste as the readers!

S
S
3 years ago

I dont think Italy will win. I think Portugal or Bulgaria are more likely. But I will be rooting for Sweden and Belgium.

If Italy or Portugal wins their songs will be forgotten about by Monday

MS
MS
3 years ago
Reply to  S

Thanks for sweden! <3

… Hope for 4-7, but top 10 is ok! : )

Aline Hoerwuf
Aline Hoerwuf
3 years ago
Reply to  MS

Thanks for Belgium!