It’s been one month since the stars shined and the confetti fell at Eurovision 2017. The team at wiwibloggs can’t get Salvador Sobral’s “Amar pelos dois” out of our heads. Unless we put on Kristian Kostov’s “Beautiful Mess”, Sunstroke Project’s “Hey Mamma” or Blanche’s “City Lights”. But our playlists don’t stop with the Top 4. We’re still loving Koit & Laura’s “Verona”, Naviband’s “Story of My Life”, Norma John’s “Blackbird” and more…
That we would compulsively listen to songs that failed to crack the Top 10 (or even make the final) isn’t surprising. Eurovision acts frequently fall flat on the big night because of bad staging or dodgy vocals, while digitally re-mastered versions of those same songs go on to prove timeless. Remember Britain’s Gina G. from the 1996 contest? Her dance number “Ooo Ah….Just A Little Bit” only placed 8th, but it’s now a staple on dance floors from Miami to Madrid.
Now it’s time for you to let us know which songs you are still listening to. So load your iTunes, see which tracks you’ve played the most, and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only vote one time: be sure to click the box next to each song before pressing submit. In order to discourage fans from manipulating the results, you will not be able to see the full results after voting. Sorry ’bout it. But we will publish updates from time-to-time. The poll will close on July 14.
Note: We have decided to include Russia’s planned entry “Flame Is Burning”. Despite Russia’s forced withdrawal from the contest, the song is on the official Eurovision album, so we thought it right to include it here as well.
Rather than stressing out over the results, why not review our past winners? Poland’s Michal Szpak won with “Color of Your Life” last year, while Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw won with “Heroes” in 2015, Israel’s Mei Finegold won with “Same Heart” in 2014, Romania’s Cezar won with “It’s My Life” in 2013, Ireland’s Jedward won with “Waterline” in 2012, Sweden’s Eric Saade won with “Popular” in 2011, and Turkey’s maNga won with “We Could Be the Same” in 2010.