Eurovision 2018 Favourite 12 acts

At last! After getting our first confirmed entry of Eurovision 2018 way back in December, we’ve finally entered double figures. Over the past 48 hours, Greece, Belarus and Montenegro have all revealed their acts for Lisbon.

This brings the total number of confirmed entries to 12. And, as always, it’s time to vote for your favourite.

You can listen to all three new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends at 23:59 CET on Monday 19 January — just ahead of the Serbian selection on Tuesday.

Greece: Yianna Terzi “Óneiró mou”

On Friday, amidst some drama, Greece unveiled Yianna Terzi as its 2018 representative. Originally, she was due to take part in a national final with “Óneiró mou”. However, after multiple disqualifications, Yianna became the last one standing and the planned selection show was canned. Her experimental yet traditional number is already dividing fans. How will voters react to it in May?

Belarus: Alekseev “Forever”

From a surprise announcement in Greece to a result that was completely expected in Belarus. Ever since he abandoned his native Ukraine for neighbouring Belarus, Alekseev was the firm favourite to succeed Naviband with “Forever”. And on Friday he made everything official, winning both the jury and televote in the national final. However, from the start he has been surrounded by controversy regarding the release date of his entry. Will he be able to shake it off before heading to Portugal?

Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovi? “Inje”

They’d gone internal since 2009, but on Saturday Montenegro dusted off its old selection format Montevizija for 2018. Five acts competed, with Vanja Radovanovic and “Inje” emerging victorious. The entry has failed to generate much excitement thus far, but perhaps that could change as the season progresses.

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

Who is you favourite Eurovision 2018 act so far? Could one of these 12 be the ultimate winner? Let us know in the comments below. And while you’re at it, share your rankings! 

VOTE IN ALL OUR EUROVISION 2018 POLLS.

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NathalieBazinga
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Top 3:
1. Greece
2. Serbia
3. Denmark

The rest is just…blah

Lea
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Lea

The most beautiful song is “Mall” Eugent Bushpepaj from Albania.

Aria
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Aria

Wow!!! Greece!! That’ s pure art!!! The instrumental part is unique!!
Like Zeus is having a party at Olympus!! I am not sure that the audience in eurovision is very educated in that kind of sound to vote it, but is so mysterius and different, that no matter what we will have 3 minutes of something sophisticated!

NathalieBazinga
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I agree.
Greece’s song is perfection. I give them kudos for singing in Greek because I’m getting tired of everybody singing in poor English. This Greek song is so fresh it seems like it came out of the ocean. Mermaid song. Yes! That’s it.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I am torn between Italy and Spain and close follow-up France. It is brilliant that the four front-runners are song entirely in the native languages. Well done!

Yulia ftw
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Yulia ftw

Still Italy is the best

CDbjerg..
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CDbjerg..

Top 12 from Denmark! 1. Denmark by a mile the best, I have seen him live 5 times now, and he slays. He will take a lot with storm, wait and see! 🙂 The video from DR has very bad sound! Last year I hated Anjas song, and actually many of them before. 2. Czech Republic (Hated the studio version, but the live version did it all, he`s great! Darkhorse! 3. Spain (I actually love it, but its kinda cheasy like Estonia last year) 4.UK (Great song, catchy chorus.) 5.Albania (Good singer but everything sounds to similar after half the… Read more »

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Top 12, I love doing these: 1. France (still my top after all these new entries, the live on Vidbir 2018 rocked!) 2. Albania (amazing song with such a good singer and different rock vibe) 3. Italy (such a great song, I love everything apart from chorus, good message) 4. Czech Republic (such a great bop, plus he can definitely pull it off live) 5. Switzerland (really decent song, the indie pop-rock vibe is absolutely great) 6. United Kingdom (SuRie really sells it with her live, although I still prefer Lucie) 7. Spain (a decent song despite the cheese, I… Read more »

Chupacabra
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Chupacabra

My list from Austria
Top 8/10
1) Czechia
2) France a bit too much Mercy/Merci at the end)
3) Italy
4) Spain (it only works if authentic. No fake love)
Mediocre 5/10
5) UK (flat)
6) Greece (wannabe spherec, voice like blech)
7) Switzerland (too forced)
8) Denmark ( cheap entertainment for Viking-Park)
Bottom 3/10
9) Montenegro (B – side of a mediocre Zeljko-disc)
10)Belarus (bad live performance)
11) Albania ( don´t like his screaming)
12) Malta

AngieP
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AngieP

1.France
2.Italy
3.Czech Republic
4.Belarus
5.Greece
6.Albania
7.Spain
8.Montenegro
9. Malta
10.Switzerland
11.United Kingdom
12.Denmark

Jordan
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Jordan

My Top 11 from U.K

1. Denmark
2. Switzerland
3. France
4. Czech Rep
5. Albania
6. Belarus
7. UK
8-10 . Montenegro, Spain, Malta (All boring to me)

Eddie
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Eddie

Yeah we believe you that you re from UK… #not

brennan
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brennan

greece and france all the way
read the lyrics of oneiro mou and cried wow that song is something else

Zuzu
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Zuzu

Okay the poll cant tell us a lot, but it can show how many spanish voted lol
My top 11 (apart from my country Greece, since i cant vote my own country in the contest )

The really good/memorable
1.Denmark (LOVE.IT.)
2.France
3.Czech Republic
4.Italy

The mediocre
5.UK
6.Spain
7.Montenegro

The unoriginal/forgettable/you name it
8.Albania (although he has a strong voice)
9.Switzerland
10.Malta
11.Belarus

– I hope Denmark ends up in top 3
– About the “political” french and italian song: well personally i like the melody and the emotion of the performers and thats what matters
– Mikolas is amazing live so..?

Drakula
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Drakula

Every year during the national finals season fans are complaining about that year’s Eurovision being one of the worst editions, but finally it becomes one of the best editions, so i don’t understand why they have to complain everytime. The actual show – that’s what it is important!

Hazar
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Hazar

It is not weak year. Only 12 songs have revealed and I think all of them are good. Maybe UK and Montenegro are boring. I hope The Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Azerbaijan and Sweden will give to us beautiful songs.

xavier
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xavier

songs i love and hope will win
spain
spain
spain
songs i hate more then anything in the world
the rest

Lourdes
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Lourdes

You hate them more than anything in the world. Wow, you really do take Eurovision seriously ?

xavier
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xavier

i really do

leni
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leni

Not possible! i think there are really nice entries!!! Denmark, Albania and Greece, I just love those! I also like very much Italy and France! I think we have very nice songs this year too!

Greatings from Spain!

Flynn
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Flynn

Albania still my favourite but it’s still a weak bunch, I honestly wouldn’t rate any of these higher than a 6.

It’s like no one wants to win this year and honestly if they aren’t going to try and send decent acts they should consider sitting out a year and coming back stronger

Vladix
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Vladix

Why do people like France’s song? I not saying it’s bad. Can someone point out what is so wonderful? I’m just confused why people love it so much

moipoi
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moipoi

Probably because its a really good entry for France ? The beat and the emotion of the song is what people like in French entry. You can also ask the same thing with Spain and Italy.

Pasadena
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Pasadena

This is my top 30 of the pre-selection songs released so far. 1. Alfred & Amaia – Tu canción 2. Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs 3. Liamoo – Last breath 4. Sara Aalto – Monsters 5. Ermal & Fabrizio – Non mi avete fatto niente 6. Mikolas Josef – Lie to me 7. Danielfy Gergely – Azt Mondtad 8. Peu Madureira – Só por ela (based on 45 sec snippet) 9. Lo stato sociale – Una vita in vacanza 10. Tamas Horvath – Meggyfa 11. Eugent Bushpepa – Mall 12. Asanda – Legends 13. Tamar Kaprelian – Poison 14. Rebecca –… Read more »

areek
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areek

My personal TOP from Poland:
1. Spain
2. Switzerland
3. Czech Republic
4. Belarus
5. France
….
6. Denmark
7. Italy
8. United Kingdom
9. Albania
10. Greece
11. Malta
12. Montenegro

Skimur
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Skimur

I like Spain, France, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Belarus. But there’s still no song that could make me vote for it.

Tess
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Tess

People should stop using word „POLITICAL” if you don’t understand what does it mean!
It’s political to let people die? I DON’T THINK SO.
It’s political to let a little baby drown in the sea? I DON’T THINK SO.
Songs from Italy and France are not a political songs!

Think people, before you talk.

steph
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steph

the general meaning of the french song is accepting refugees, it isnt stated directly but i think it’s obvious. what else can we do to protect and console refugees

Lion76
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Lion76

Yes italian song is not political at all. It’s a song which let us think that we are civil citizens with principles and respect the others ( religions, cultures, etc.) Otherwise we will be in civil war in each country office Europe.

A.S.
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A.S.

Because the one neuron in charge of vocabulary is out of order. Most don’t understand the meaning of words. The French entry is simply the telling of a story. The performers take no position on the issue. They just sing: “this happened”.

It is political in the way every entry from the United Kingdom is about Brexit, regardless of what the lyrics actually say.

Pabs
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Pabs

1st United kingdom
2nd malta
3rd Czech republic

The rest are awful

John
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John

Here’s a better quality version of the Nkita Alekseev clip from the finals. Please replace yours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHZn9ab2zrg

Victoria
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Victoria

My top 12 (so far) 1. Albania – Eugent Bushpepa – Mall (My winner this year) 2. Belarus – Alekseev – Forever (The boy can sing, ok? You will see, wait for the promo tour in London, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Madrid) 3. Switzerland – Zibbz – Stones 4. Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me 5. Denmark – Rasmussen – Higher Ground 6. United Kingdom – SuRie – Storm 7. Montenegro – Vanja Radovanovic – Inje 8. Greece – Giannia Terzi – Oneiro Mou 9. France – Madame Monsieur – Mercy (too political) 10. Italy – Ermal… Read more »

Tess
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Tess

Haha, Italy and France are not political at all!
It’s political to let people die? Let a little baby drown in the sea? That’s political?!

m i r a i
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m i r a i

ESC would force Italy and France to replace it’s entries if the songs were political ones. And that’s not the case. These songs talks about inmigrants trying to have a better life, putting their own lives in risk, or people trying to move on after a terrotist attack.

Escfan96
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Escfan96

Italian song has an anti-terrorist message and that we shouldn’t be afraid of the terror. French song is about a baby girl who was born in a boat escaping the war. So you don’t like these songs because of THESE “political” messages? OK, Victoria! *headache*

Lourdes
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Lourdes

There’s a difference between ‘political’ and ‘humanitarian’. Italy’s song is based on the fear each of us feels whenever terrorist attacks happen and how we should overcome it. It never mentions who causes this terrorist attacks or why they happen. France’s song also describes the life of a little girl born on a boat, seen from a humanitarian aspect, without mentioning the country of origin or the reason why people are on that boat. So they have nothing political. And I’m sorry that by labeling them ‘politicial’ you try to de-evaluate their meaning. You see, songs shouldn’t be only about… Read more »

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Shouldn’t be ignored*

leni
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leni

I really love the song, but as a spanish I would be very angry if we sent this from the national TV, as our government is not that compormised with this, they even took us to an illigimate war… I do not know about your pollitics, so I am not implying anything, just saying from us it would be hypocrital (even though I think that spanish society is very humanitarian)

specialone
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specialone

Hi, why is Italy political, i like ur top that is why i want an answer from you.. ??
And thank you for recognizing Eugent Bushpepas talent??

Love from Albania

Max
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Max

Nuk ka nevoje per 100 pikepyetje ne fundfjalie o idiote. Sidomos kur fjalia nuk perfundon ne pyetje, vendoset pike. (Nje pike).

Ari
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Ari

1) Italy !
2) France

3) Spain

Michaela
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Michaela

My top from the Czech Republic:
1. Italy
2. France
3. Denmark
4. Spain
5. Greece
6. Malta
7. Switzerland
8. UK
9. Belarus
10. Albania
11. Montenegro

Tess
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Tess

Itálie je nejlepší ?

Michaela
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Michaela

Jop, Itálie je nejlepší. 😀

Kris
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Kris

The ear started out strong but has become a bit weaker with the newest revealed songs not being the best to showcase the musical resources of their countries

Bruce
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Bruce

Well, I don’t know about you but since yesterday I can’t stop listening to Greece’s song. Next favourite is the French entry.

Camilla
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Camilla

I’m torn between Greece and Denmark for my #1 which makes little sense I know, so different but I really like both. And Spain is also growing om me.

Eve
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Eve

Thinking the same about Greece and Denmark 🙂

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

This is going to be a weak year for me. I’m only like France. Italy has been growing on me, though.

CC
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CC

Can’t believe Italy is rated so low at this stage of voting (joint 4th at time of writing)!! A little surprised to see Greece in third. For me (from Ireland), it’s:
1. Italy
2. France
3. Czech Republic

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Italy, Belarus, Greece and Montenegro

@EugeneESCUK
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My Top 5 has not changed :-

1) SPAIN
2) FRANCE
3) ITALY
4) CZECH REPUBLIC
5) DENMARK/GREECE (Battle of the drums)
7) BELARUS (Excellent staging, song and vocals not so good)

Not much hope :-

UK, Montenegro, Albania, Malta, Switzerland

Alex
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Alex

For some reasons, Mediterranean Europe has overwhelmed me thus year 😛 1. Italy (a bit worse than 2013,2015,2016,2017, with strong message though. I can see Italy winning) 2. Greece (hope performance will be a really good one. If so, Greece is gonna go high enough this year eventually. The lyrics are giving you goosebumps. Check the english translation) 3. Spain (It’s gonna flop 🙁 But I love its melody and feeling) 4. Montenegro 5. Denmark (The typical Eurovision song of 2018 :P) 6. Belarus (Addictive melody) 7. France 8. Czechia (This one deserves a Top 10! But not my taste)… Read more »

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

12. United Kingdom (2/10)
11. Montenegro (2/10)
10. Malta (3/10)
9. Belarus (3/10)
8. Czech Republic (4.5/10)
7. Albania (5/10)
6. Denmark (7/10)
5. Italy (8/10)
4. Switzerland (8/10)
3. Spain (8.5/10)
2. France (9/10)
1. Greece (10/10)

Roxy
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Roxy

I really like almost all of the songs so far. Here is my top: 12. UK -3,5- (This the only song I particularly dislike. The song is not bad but not my cup of tea.) 11. Malta -4- (Nothing novel here. A typical song that I’d expect to see on Eurovision stage.) 10. Spain -4- (Not a bad song but I don’t like the puppy love theme surrounding it.) 9. Switzerland -5.5- (I really liked the song in studio version but her attitude on stage ruined it for me.) 8. Albania -5.5- (Nice song but I’m waiting for revamped version.)… Read more »

Roxy
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Roxy

???????? = Navsegda

Ffs
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Ffs

Italy & France. Sanctimonious , bleeding hearts and pseudo political. I hope they end up in the bottom . Both.

toni
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toni

I hope that too. To use children suffering as gimmick, and to pretend is humanist, when you only want votes, is the lowest of the low. And in real life children are still in the middle of the war because their mothers didn’t have 10,000 euros to buy a place in a rubber boat. It makes me sick. When I saw Italian video with those children, I felt sick how low this can go.

Roma
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Roma

If you don’t like the song, don’t look for excuses. Both of are very good songs with strong messages. The refugee crisis is one of the greatest issue that Europe is facing right now and it’s normal that we get songs on that matter. We all know that Eurovision has always been more than just a song contest. It’s a good platform to convey some social messages through the songs. But as I said if you don’t like the song it’s ok, but there’s no need to look for excuses like “They are pretending to be humanists and all they… Read more »

CC
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CC

Just curious, did you have similar feelings about Jamala’s 1944?

Nicole
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Nicole

Did you really understand the meaning of Italian song? In your opinion a typical song from Italy should be pizza and mandolino style?

Lebanon_ESC
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Lebanon_ESC

I voted France, but not a winner.
Finland and Armenia (Tamar or Sevak) are on for the Gold and Silver this year

Ana
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Ana

1. Italy
2. Belarus (studio version)
3. Albania
4. France
5. Spain
6. Denmark
7. Czech Republic
8. Greece
9. UK
10. Montenegro
11. Switzerland
12. Malta

Roma
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Roma

AMAZING:
Italy, France
GOOD:
Greece, Spain, Albania, Czech Republic
AVERAGE:
Switzerland, United Kingdom
WEAK:
Montenegro, Belarus
BAD:
Malta

At this point I expect good songs from Ukraine, Finland, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Estonia and Latvia.

Roma
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Roma

**WEAK:
Montenegro, Denmark, Belarus

CC
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CC

Spot on!

EurovisionFAN2018
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EurovisionFAN2018

The quality of this year is still high and I don’t dislike any of the songs. I voted for my top 4 which is Spain, Switzerland, France and Italy. These are the 4 that I keep coming back to listen to and I hope they don’t get underrated in May. As for the newcomers, Alexseev bailed everyone but the vocals so I’m not sure about him, I like that Montenegro has gone a bit more traditional and Greece sounds quite intriguing but I need to see it live I am hoping for a lot in the next coming weeks from… Read more »

EurovisionFAN2018
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EurovisionFAN2018

*Failed

EurovisionFAN2018
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EurovisionFAN2018

*I mean “nailed”
Alexseev nailed everything but

Daan
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Daan

1) Czech Republic , It’s an awesome song that for sure will give Mikolas and CZ their best result ever, hopefully a deservingly victory! 2) Denmark , Awesome Viking style song. Underrated as F in my opinion. 3) Spain , Even though I prefered Arde, which would have gotten top 5 easily, I think this song will do just fine for them. 4) France, It’s growing on me. They had pearls like Lisboa Jerusalem and Eva but eh, whatever. It has a nice beat in it as well.. 5) Malta, Their NF was a big mess, and vocally hard to… Read more »

allexo
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allexo

My top 12
12. Montenegro 6/10
11. Malta 7/10
10. United Kingdom 7.25/10
09. Switzerland 7.5/10
08. Czech Republic 8/10
07. Italy 8.5/10
06. Albania 9/10
05. Belarus 9.25/10
04. Spain 9.5/10
03. Denmark 9.75
02. Greece 10/10 ( Greece have the same mark as France but because France has more impact Greece is my number two.
01. France 10/10

Miguel
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Miguel

So far i am not very impressed with the songs. It started so well and then went downhill. I have high hopes for Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and San Marino.
My top ten so far:

1. France (voted)
2. Italy (voted)
3. Switzerland
4. United Kingdom
5. Albania
6. Greece
7. Montenegro
8. Denmark
9. Czechia
10. Spain

Roma
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Roma

Russia?? Armenia??? lol

Miguel
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Miguel

Poison is one of my favorite songs.
About Russia, i know they have chosen Yulia Samoylova but they always have great songs.
It’s my opinion… I forgot Netta and Israel in my list.

jim
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jim

if spain wins this year, next year esc will be full of annoying pseudo-couples doing public displays of affection on stage. salvador already ruined a lot of fun with his impact, let’s not ruin esc more

allexo
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allexo

are you actually serious, Salvador was the one of the best winners ever and if the old voting system was still here he would have done a eurovision record. He surpassed Alex’s total of points in 2009.

wendy
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wendy

i don’t know about salvador but i agree that spain could win this year

leni
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leni

I don’t think Spain will win, but if they did GOOD FOR THEM! And about Sobral, his performance was beautiful and outstanding.

John
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John

Dont forget the sun (areti ketime) or oneiro mou ?tell me ur opinion..

jim
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jim

oneiro mou is mediocre, but areti’s song is even worse

Roxy
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Roxy

I love Areti Ketime! I really liked the melody and instrumentation in her song but I find it a bit underwhelming. I’d have expected more from her. Oneiro mou is a good choice.

Eve
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Eve

I love Areti, she’s a great singer, but Oneiro mou is better song imo, good choice.

Erdbeere
Guest

Czech Rep and Greece for now ? ?

up!
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up!

It’s still France, Switzerland and Czech Republic in my Top3.
Until now, the line-up is quite good. I still have high hopes on Estonia (Elina), Latvia (Madara), San Marino (Jessika & Irol), Ukraine (Melovin or Tayanna), Armenia (Sevak, Tamar or Asmik) and Norway (Rebecca)…

no jessika
Guest
no jessika

I want San Marino to do well, Jessika is death. People will think is Valentina Monetta with ‘The social network song’ all over again.
Jessika even looks like Valentina.

up!
Guest
up!

I doubt the average Eurovision viewer remembers Social Network Song. Besides, the two songs are nowhere similar. I don’t see any problems in having a similar hairstyle like Valentina…
But I agree that San Marino has more potential contenders. I would be happy with several of them…

Eve
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Eve

My favourites in no particular order:

Denmark, Albania, Greece and France.

The rest are not my cup of tea.

MirkoJoshua
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MirkoJoshua

1) Greece
2) Malta
3) Switzerland
4) UK
5) Belarus
6) Albania
7) Spain
8) France
9) Denmark
10) Czech Republic
11) Italy

I would give a better ranking to France and Spain, but I like the other songs better.

MirkoJoshua
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MirkoJoshua

Oops, forgot Montenegro… Well, it’s not hard to rank:

1) Greece
2) Malta
3) Switzerland
4) UK
5) Belarus
6) Albania
7) Spain
8) France
9) Denmark
10) Montenegro
11) Czech Republic
12) Italy