Eurovision 2018 Albania Spain France Czech

After waiting weeks for one to become two, the number of confirmed Eurovision 2018 entries has doubled in the last 24 hours.

The Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef with “Lie To Me” and Spanish duo Alfred & Amaia with “Tu canción” take us from two to four. Can either of them knock Albania’s Eugent Bushpepa off the top spot? Or could France’s Madame Monsieur beat them all?

It’s time to choose your favourites!

You can listen to both new tracks and watch our video reactions below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends at 23:59 CET on Friday 2 January — just ahead of the Maltese and Swiss selections on Saturday and Sunday.

We will then relaunch the poll to include the winners of both shows, as well as any other songs which might drop in the interim.

Eurovision 2018: Our top four so far

[Reaction video coming soon]

Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me”

In arguably the least surprising result of the season so far, Mikolas Josef was announced as the Eurovision CZ winner yesterday. Topping both the jury and public vote, “Lie To Me” is a slick, chart-ready pop track with plenty of radio appeal. With a music video starring a camel and spaghetti references in the lyrics, it will certainly generate plenty of chatter. But could its more risque elements trip it up? Will all the “motherf-ers” make it to Lisbon?

[Reaction video coming soon]

Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción”

Spain’s epic search for its Eurovision acts finally came to an end in the early hours of this morning as Alfred & Amaia took victory in Operación Triunfo’s Eurovision Gala. Their La La Land inspired duet “Tu canción” and real life love story enchanted televoters, earning them a massive 43% of votes in the superfinal. But will international viewers unfamiliar with the pair’s reality TV journey be just as enamoured? And what happens if the budding romance hits the rocks before Lisbon?

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE EUROVISION 2018 ACT SO FAR? VOTE NOW!

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julia pitsillides
3 years ago

I just love Spain, number one! It’s the best! It’s magic! Beautiful song

Chrys
Chrys
3 years ago

The spanish song is beautiful <3

Sakis
Sakis
3 years ago

This albanian guy is great singer! Greetings from Greece.

Eurofan
Eurofan
3 years ago

Albania, just Eugent #1. He is masterpiece

Julienbch
Julienbch
3 years ago

Eugent Bushpepa was last in the poll since January 30 (with a large margin) and a few hours before the end of the vote, he suddenly had thousands of new votes… ??

Anna
Anna
3 years ago
Reply to  Julienbch

Eugent Bushpepa is a very well-known Albanian artist not only in Albania.
The guy has a lot of fans just checked his fan page, his voice is amazing and the song is beautiful ( if you understand the lyrics). The difference between 4th and 2nd position was very small. Cheers!

Seb
Seb
3 years ago

1 Spain
2 Czech Republic
3 France
4 Albania
They are not excellent songs tho

Adriatik
Adriatik
3 years ago

How you even comparing the rest,with the song (Mall) eugent is nr1.

Hektor
Hektor
3 years ago
Reply to  Adriatik

Obviously??

Julie
Julie
3 years ago

1Spain 2France 3Albania 4Czech Republic

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

We have 4 good songs thus far

1. France – 10/10 – voted
2. Czech Republic – 9/10
3. Albania – 7.5/10
4. Spain – 7.5/10

Janusz
Janusz
3 years ago

1.Spain
2.Czech Republic
3.France
4.Albania
Good luck to all of them from poland 😉

Mathieu Bouchard
Mathieu Bouchard
3 years ago

1. France
2. CR
3. Albania
4. Spain – what the hell is that song ? Soooooo bad.

Rick
Rick
3 years ago

If the guy who sings from Spain changes his way of singing… It would be my top 1.
1. France
2. Spain
3. Czech Republic
4. Albania

throm
throm
3 years ago

1. France 9/10 Well produced+ modern + powerful message + nice aesthetics
2. Czech Republic 8/10 Love the song, but I’m afraid this will sound very different live. Will Mikolas be able to keep up to the expectations?
3. Spain 4/10 Very basic and cheesy. Her voice is nice, but the guy is annoying and his facial expressions are creepy in some close-ups. Reminds me of Verona -not for the good.
4. Albania 3/10 Mediocre and not memorable at all.

Mec :v
Mec :v
3 years ago

1. Spain 9/10 cheesy but i like it so muuuuch xd
2. Czech Republic 8/10 i just love it 😀
3. France 5/10 not bad song
4. Albania 2/10 :/
Greets from Netherlands

eddie
eddie
3 years ago

i absolutly love Albania and france.Chezch i dont like it at all

Tay
Tay
3 years ago

My top so far
1-Spain
2-Czech Republic
3-France
4-Albania

kitty
kitty
3 years ago

The spanish entry is by far, the worst. Czech Republic and France are good.

Ilm?rs
Ilm?rs
3 years ago

Lovee Spain and Fr?nce song from Latvia <3

Kaaarrrlll
Kaaarrrlll
3 years ago

Mmm… Madrid or Paris 2019 so far

kitty
kitty
3 years ago
Reply to  Kaaarrrlll

Hahahaha keep dreaming.

Wtftftftftftf
Wtftftftftftf
3 years ago
Reply to  kitty

I dream every night thanks XD

kitty
kitty
3 years ago
Reply to  kitty

Spain dreams every year XD

Lukk
Lukk
3 years ago

All this songs deserve good positions this year. Except Albania…. Im dissapointed with their song.
1.spain 2.france 3.czech republic 4.albania

Laure
Laure
3 years ago

Im from France but i am going to be fair.
If Lisandro Cuxi with Eva have won, It would be the first in my top. :'(
1Spain
2Czech Rep.
3France
4Albania

ricky
ricky
3 years ago
Reply to  Laure

Stop living in the past

Jackyjacky
Jackyjacky
3 years ago

So far my fav is the spanish entry.
The rest are good too. But lovers and haters: lets wait… There are still 39 songs left xD

klan
klan
3 years ago

Be it in Spanish, French, English, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Swedish … love is the international language, love always wins.? 2018 I love Spain.

Erika
Erika
3 years ago

My top:
1SPAIN 2FRANCE 3ALBANIA 4CZECH REPUBLIC
From Finland 🙂

Joshhh
Joshhh
3 years ago

1.Spain first. Very sweet. Luv it
2.France. I like this kind of music
3.Czech Republic. Very “new” xD
4.Albania. Nothing to say

Danxxdd
Danxxdd
3 years ago

My top:
1. Spain 10/10 beautiful but they need to change the stage and some stuff??
2. Czech Republic 9/10 i rly love this one. Funny and modern?
3. France 7/10 Last year was better in my opinion… Anyway this one is not bad?
4. Albania 3/10 not my cup of tea?

And my favourite of the national finals so far is Meggyfa from Hungary???

Rich
Rich
3 years ago

Spanish Tu Canción Nunca llegué a imaginar Que viajar a la luna sería real Lo pones todo al revés Cuando besas mi frente y descubro por qué Ya no puedo, inventarlo Siento que bailo por primera vez Eres el arte que endulza la piel De mi mente viajera que sigue tus pies Siento que bailo por primera vez junto a ti, oh Sé que en ti puedo encontrar Esa voz que me abriga si el tiempo va mal Todo es perfecto si estás A mi lado creando una nueva ciudad Siento que bailo por primera vez Eres el arte que… Read more »

Rich
Rich
3 years ago

I am so in love with ““Tu Canción” It is very relatable and absolutely timeless. It really showcases the beautiful sound of the Spanish language. The voices of Alfred and Amaia are arranged very smartly. The uplifting melody makes you get caught up in the emotion.
Alfred and Amaia’s chemistry is very apparent The best song to date.in my opinion. It has huge potential The performance in terms of staging will be key to the success of “Tu Canción”. 12 points so far.

1. Spain
2. Albania
3. France
4. Czech Republic

hdfbbv
hdfbbv
3 years ago

Spanish song is good but i have no doubt she is overrated in this poll by Spanish eurofans like very year

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

It’s funny how the seven most recent comments talk about how horrible Spain’s entry is … and it’s winning the poll.

Of course, Eurovision seems to more and more about ripping apart songs, not looking for the positives in them.

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

It’s like I like a song is not a comment to attract attention!!
I hate a song. Song is trash will probably get more responses.

Alison
Alison
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

That’s true of any comment section or reviews on any website (esc and non-esc related). People tend to be more vocal about the things they dont like rather than leaving a comment saying I like that song. Also why should someone have to find something they like in a song?

kitty
kitty
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

SURE. Because wiwibloggs polls have always been SO accurate…not. Barei was also doing well in the betting odds and was a flop. The people that dislike the song have voted for other songs and are entitled to it. The spanish are super united and keep voting for their entry, the same way as they downvoted Manels video last year. They will also be annoyingly loud in the arena, as expected. They’ll lose their minds if they dont reach top 5. It’s not winning the poll because europe is in love with it. Far from it, actually. I’d be careful with… Read more »

jim
jim
3 years ago

The performance of Spain was so painfully awkward to watch, was all that hugging and cuddling really necessary. They are trying so hard to convince us they re in love, it ends up extremely cringeworthy

joelain
joelain
3 years ago
Reply to  jim

The staging totally ruined the performance. It was indeed awkward to watch, she didn’t know what to do with her hands. The song per se is cheesy enough, no need to hold a neon sign saying “WE LOVE EACH OTHER”.

kitty
kitty
3 years ago
Reply to  joelain

He seems more in love with her than she is with him. I dont see chemistry.

escfan
escfan
3 years ago

SPAIN CHEESY COUPLE CHEESY SONG YOU CAN BE SO PROUD LOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

oldschool
oldschool
3 years ago

spanish are playing their lifes in this poll, if they don’t win this, they wouldn’t sleep quietly. Are they becoming pathetics fans as for Italians or armenians last year, I think they are in this way, so let them win this poll if it can please them, because if not they will cry and complain as poor spotty teenagers, their tv show OT helped soften their brains lol so funny.

joelain
joelain
3 years ago
Reply to  oldschool

Spanish fans have been acting like this for a long time now. It’s the same old sh** year after year and they never learn. It works like this: they have one of the most numerous and passionate fandoms, so any content related to the Spanish candidates will probably be the most viewed and commented one (most of the views and praising comments come from Spanish fans, but they don’t wanna think about this). The same applies to the polls –> HYPE (“Europe loves our song! We really have a chance this year!”) –> Spanish fans overestimate their possibilities –> major… Read more »

kitty
kitty
3 years ago
Reply to  joelain

That’s exactly what’s gonna happen. Portuguese fans were humble and mostly quiet last year. They kept it classy. Meanwhile Spaniards, like Italians and Bulgarians, keep acting this way and it’s not gonna END WELL. The WORST PART: The arena will be full of spanish people and if they get a disappointing result, i predict a booing reaction. It’s how childish they are.

Georg
Georg
3 years ago

Spain – crap, sorry

Alison
Alison
3 years ago

1. France
2. Czech Republic
3. Albania
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4. Spain

Shanfa Chai
Shanfa Chai
3 years ago

1. France
2. Czech Republic
3. Spain
4. Albania

Hondureño2018
Hondureño2018
3 years ago

¿En serio? España hasta ahora da lección de calidad.

Josh Kennon
Josh Kennon
3 years ago

1. Albania 2. France 3. Spain ………………….. (in another universe just because o the cliched lyrics, but it’s not a “bad” song) Czech Republic

…but for as early as it is, I’m fairly certain that all 4 of these will end up in the top 20 and at least 2 of the 4 will end up on the LEFT side of the table…

sunny42
sunny42
3 years ago

1 Albania
2 France
3 Czech
4 Spain

Ösi
Ösi
3 years ago

Albania has the most potential – it all depends on the revamp. All in all the songs are good but none is worthy of being on the left side of the board, aside from Mall (but I have a feeling they will mess it up, cuz the bridges are too long and the song seems hard to be rewritten for a 3 mim version. Italy has been doing the same mistake repeatedly with „Grande Amore“ and „occidentalis karma“
Lg aus Wien ??

Adrinorte99
Adrinorte99
3 years ago

My top so far:
XX: Spain (I won’t rank my country but I love our entry, it’s magical)

3. France (Sorry neighbours but I don’t like too much your song :(, I prefered Eva)
2. Albania (Well… at least It’s not a bottom diva again, I’ts quite good)
1. Czech Republic (For me I’ts a bop, OMG, I LOVE IT)

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

It’s waaaaayyyy too early for me to tell. We still need to find out about the other 39! I will say I’ve enjoyed all the entries so far, and I’m happy that they’re all great in very different ways: Mikolas is fun and poppy (as an American pop radio addict, this stuff is right up my alley – I imagine it’ll impress the folks at Logo), Madame Monsieur have a cool sound and a great story, Almaia have terrific chemistry and the song’s very sweet and romantic, and Eugent’s got a strong voice and authentic sound. If, god help me,… Read more »

Joe
Joe
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I also hope Horvath Tamas and Meggyfa represent Hungary.

Kinie
Kinie
3 years ago

Spanish voters influence these polls so much, just like it happened with Barei.

Joe
Joe
3 years ago
Reply to  Kinie

This is way better than Barei, although she was also fun. Not top 10, sure, but fun. Funny to think that was ever considered a contender, but she put on a good show and at least deserved a little better.

Kinie
Kinie
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Well, Pastora was better than Amaia.

Graph
Graph
3 years ago

So, we already have 2018’s ”I Didn’t Know” (Czech Republic) and 2018’s Salvador Sobral (Spain’s duet)

Victor
Victor
3 years ago

SPAIN will win this year…or not! Top 5

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  Victor

I don’t think a position higher than Alma is possible for Spain with this song!!

greeneyes
greeneyes
3 years ago

EUGENT the Great EUGENT!!!!!

I love all 4 songs i cant make a top list,

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago

I like all the songs so far, but for very different reasons. Ironically, the only one that was my favorite on its selection is the one in 4th place. 1) France (I still think it has the best combo so far: singer, lyrics, melody, producion, message, everything works perfectly for me, a good staging would be the cherry on top) 2) Albania (a performer that really elevates his song, I hope they don’t ruin it when they cut to 3 minutes) 3) Spain (adorable song performed by a cute couple full of chemistry, but they need to avoid it to… Read more »

Tadey
Tadey
3 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Micolas Josef – Lie to me, LIVE on Czech TV: https://youtu.be/uM_FK0l8lVg?t=1m13s

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  Tadey

hmmmm this is gonna BANG! in May…

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago
Reply to  Tadey

Thank you Tadey! Not an easy song to perform live, but he pulled it off. I definitely can see he taking Czechia back to the final. 🙂

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  Tadey

It’s on playback though

Jeremy
Jeremy
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

The guitare part talked …. this song music background is wonderwall of oasis lol

Luks
Luks
3 years ago

1. Czech Republic 9.5/10
2. France 9/10
3. Albania 7/10
4. Spain 1/10 ..NO

JJ
JJ
3 years ago

1. France 9.5/10
2. Czech Republic 9/10
3. Albania 7.5/10
4. Spain 4/10

I love my top 3 and i dislike Spains entry. It’s too cheesy and Disney song like for me. Everyone seems to be overrating Tu Cancion where as I, just don’t understand what’s so special about it.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

1. Albania
2. France
3. Czech Republic
4. Spain

Trystan
Trystan
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Damn, someone gets me, FINALLY.