Here come the girls! Sixteen female soloists will take to the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon in May. 

These ladies don’t come to play, they come to slay and if they have their way they’ll be the ones walking away with the Eurovision trophy at the end of the Grand Final on May 12.

Nine female soloists have won the Eurovision Song Contest in the 21st century and the class of 2018 have a lot to live up to. Winners like Lena, Loreen and Jamala have gone on to become Eurovision icons.

This year’s female soloists come from all corners of Europe and they all bring different genres to the table.

We think they have what it takes, but we want to know what you think. Who’s your favourite female soloist at Eurovision 2018? You can review the songs below and can then vote for as many of the ladies as you like. But beware, you can only vote once, so make your vote count: don’t leave your henny hanging!

Let us know who you’re rooting for in the comments below too.

We’ll close the poll and reveal the results prior to first rehearsals in Lisbon!

Best female vocalist at Eurovision 2018

Azerbaijan – Aisel X My Heart

Belgium Sennek “A Matter of Time”

Estonia Elina Nechayeva “La forza”

Israel Netta “Toy”

Lithuania Ieva Zasimauskait? “When We’re Old”

Croatia Franka “Crazy”

Cyprus Eleni Foureira “Fuego”

Finland Saara Aalto “Monsters”

Greece Gianna Terzi “Oneiro mou”

Australia Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love”

Russia Julia Samoylova “I Won’t Break”

Latvia Laura Rizzotto “Funny Girl”

Malta Christabelle “Taboo”

Slovenia Lea Sirk “Hvala, ne!”

Portugal Cláudia Pascoal “O jardim”

United Kingdom SuRie “Storm”

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Marina Z
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Marina Z

Israel -Netta – it’s so cool

Ben
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Ben

PORTUGAL, GREECE AND BELGIUM.

AngieP
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AngieP

Definitely Estonia. I think there is no female vocalist like Elina this year!
Then I’ll go with Finland, Israel and Australia.

Bandido
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Bandido

SuRie sounds like Annie Lennox.

Mikey
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Mikey

I voted for Netta, because of her originality. Estonia, cause the woman rocks.
Belgium because I think the girl has a fantastic voice (even though I hate the song).
And Saara, because I love her. 😀

ukvision
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ukvision

IM INLOVE WITH NETTA

JefreyMurg
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JefreyMurg

MY TOP 3:

3. ESTONIA
2. CYPRUS
1. ISRAEL

ABC
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ABC

Israel’s Netta. Best vocals, best song, best attuitude.

M Martin
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M Martin

Portugal and Greece!!!

Sam
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Sam

Songs aside, SuRie by far. She is genuine, hilarious and absolutely lovely. She should be topping the poll here if people voted on personality.

McCallenn
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McCallenn

ok she is lovely but we talking about a music comp. and it can help if you have a good personality but her song is boring.

Darth Thulhu
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Darth Thulhu

My top three soloists are Belgium, Greece, and Estonia. They’re each doing very different things, but I like all of those things and they do them well.

That said, I honestly enjoy most of the others, as well, and Cyprus and Finland and Israel aren’t far off the leaders, for me. There’s very little here that I actively dislike. This is truly a strong year.

Anita
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Anita

And watch this too: Sennek about her song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJpSg45WYUQ

Colin
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Colin

Sennek is so nice and very driven at the same time. It’s admirable. Belgium is certainly in my personal top 10 and them winning ESC would be so cool.

Anita
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Anita

Hey William an all wiwibloggers, look what I’ve just found, very interesting background information: http://esctoday.com/161305/israel-the-man-behind-nettas-toy-doron-medalie/

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

Sennek is the best vocalist, I don’t make the rules

SM
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SM

Cláudia Pascoal, so classy… I really dislike Israel, the girl can sing but the song is horrible…

Sue Pepper
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Sue Pepper

So RIGHT!

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

It is a difference between ‘yout favourite’ and ‘best’ female vocalist, but the question seems to appear both way. About who’s the best, I don’t think there is any doubt, there are more good voices, but Elina is by far the best. She’s from a category from another level of music.

lluussoo
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lluussoo

Agree. She’s from the category of emotionless robot that can reach ridiculously high notes. It’s not music, it’s sports. She could definitely win a gold medal in the Olympics of Pitch, but not Eurovision. Sorry.

Kyna
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Kyna

@ Illuussoo
Well Eurovision is kinda Olympic Games of music…
Perhaps you are a robot if you aren’t able to feel the emotion and recognize it as a song, at least the melody part? I guess the force is too powerful for you to handle.
But hey, you’re entitled to not to like it, tastes are different anyways…

Belle
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Belle

Greece is the best. Love her and the song.

But how can Israel be favourite? It’s terrible. Eeeew.

Matija
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Matija

Still can´t believe it that Israel is the best right now? People what happend?

asd
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asd

All the other songs ltrly sound like each other.. the only one who stands out is Israel this year….

Ed
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Ed

*cough* Estonia *cough*

jj
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jj

Estonia have an amazing singer but the song is boring af

Ed
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Ed

Apart from that all the songs above are all very different and span lots of genres. Please tell me how Ieva and SuRie for example sound anything alike

lluussoo
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lluussoo

It happened something called witty originality and amazing experimental pop music, for the first (and sadly only) time this year. That’s what happened.

Sue Pepper
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Sue Pepper

Agree!

gili
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gili

EASY, ISRAEL!!! She doesn’t have even any competition…QUEEN!!!

Kirby
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Kirby

Sennek, Elina, Netta, Claudia and Gianna.

tiktok
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tiktok

And for those who wonder how Netta ( from Israel ) preforms live , all I can say is she is even better on stage with tons of charisma , you just cant take your eyes of her.
See here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYG1GngcLRY?

lluussoo
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lluussoo

OMG! She HAS TO win! <3 <3 <3

Mel
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Mel

This is completely irrelevant to the topic (and the year) but that video reminded me of some videos I saw of Hovi Star in the same competition and I’m still flabbergasted as to why his career hasn’t blown up. His talent and charisma are off the charts.

Netta is great, too.

Travis
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Travis

Jessica e Christabelle are my favourite among all contestants. At first I was undecided, at the end I voted Australia!!

Colin
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Colin

You could have voted for both.

Quoting:
“You can review the songs below and can then vote for as many of the ladies as you like. But beware, you can only vote once, so make your vote count: don’t leave your henny hanging!”

Yulia ftw
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Yulia ftw

Elina & Aisel are above all + Netta #3

Mel
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Mel

Toy definitely wins the most disappointing chorus award this year. The build-up is great but the chorus is absolutely terrible by comparison.

Mel
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Mel

For me, Sennek and Netta seem like the most talented, well-rounded artists. There are many talented vocalists, but having a great voice usually doesn’t get you that far. For example, Saara Aalto is a great singer (her voice is not everyone’s cup of tea but I think it’s undeniable that she’s gifted), but I think she’s mediocre at best as a songwriter and her “artistic vision” is very lackluster.

Matija
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Matija

For me:

1. Croatia
2. Cyprus
3. I do not know!

asd
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asd

That will most likely will be forgotten by the televote….

Darkpassionplay
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Darkpassionplay

From all these performers Sennek should be the favorite , great singer , great person , great song , nice country. Belgium hype anyone?

Eve
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Eve

She’s my second favorite, great song!

Mel
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Mel

I was initially disappointed but her song has been the biggest grower for me so far.

Kyna
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Kyna

I can confirm that Elina can sing outside of opera. I have seen her singing some songs that weren’t opera in our local tv shows several years ago. It was before she started to take opera seriously. Elina still can sing non-operatic songs, but she likes opera the most 🙂

Eve
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Eve

They are all very good, but Jessica Mauboy got my vote, I really love that song and the way she sings.

brunno
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brunno

I think all songs on that list suck. I believe Lichtenstein should win!

almaia
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almaia

THE ONLY ANSWER:

AMAIA.

Spain is the dark horse of the year and winner of 2018. Mark my words.

Colin
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Colin

Could be, but Amaia isn’t a soloist.

Music is art+vibs
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Music is art+vibs

Stop making Spain not happen too and respect everybody’s opinion. A lot of people like Spain’s entry and they are not openly supporting it because of you haters answering against them. Bullying. And yes, in my opinion Amaia has the most beautiful and sweet voive I ve heard in a long time, but she is not included obviously in the soloist poll.

kitty
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kitty

Why don’t you respect his opinion too? Talk about freedom of speech huh? If he hates it he has every right of expressing it, it’s not ‘hate’. There’s nothing hateful or bullying about what he said.

Go spread your paranoia somewhere else.

Fuego
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Who is this crazy?

MR1
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MR1

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Joao
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Joao

amen!

Ross
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Ross

PLEASE not Israel. 🙁

poison
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poison

I know! That one is physically painful to listen to!

asd
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asd

i really dont like that people like you just come to the comment section because the artist you like isnt getting voted … Israel slays this year deal with it….

Lisa
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Lisa

I don’t like Israel either. Everybody has their own opinion. Slaying and topping youtube views and likes doesn’t guarantee that you’ll win eurovision. Look at the previous years!

girlyaa
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girlyaa

stop being anti-semitic!

JayJay
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JayJay

This is now the third or forth comment that I saw like that. This is absolutely unaccepable calling people that, only because they don’t like Israel’s song.

Ed
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Ed

Babes. Just No.

poison
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poison

Anti-semitic? Because I don’t like all the gimmickry or desperation of the track?

But, but, but, I loved Nadav Guedj’s 2015 entry — I’m confused ~~

LOVENETTA
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LOVENETTA

I actually LOVE Israeli song. It is unique, catchy and has a say.

azaad
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azaad

Won’t deny that anti-Semitism might play a part in the Israeli backlash, but it’s more likely due to how polarising the song is. People who loved Made of Stars will likely be unable to stand this.

Jo
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Jo

Portugal.

Matthew
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Matthew

Israel…*sigh* She doesn’t even have the best voice.

asd
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asd

Italy was a flop last year only because of the very boring and obvieous staging they had…. Israel nailed theire staging ltrly every year…. I have a good feeling netta is gonna come top 10… And ps salvador sobral didnt have the best voice last year and he was rated by a lot of the fans last and see what happend…. (;

azaad
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azaad

Israel’s poor staging left them in 35th place in 2014 with one of the best songs competing that year. They don’t always get it right.

Moreover, unlike their last three songs, this will be difficult to stage if they want to avoid being seen like a joke.

C
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C

For me, Elina and Claudia are the most magical. Their voices are the ones that I truly can’t wait to hear in Lisbon. I’m still keen for Tallinn 2019, personally.

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

Y’all, to those wondering why we haven’t included the singers from Eye Cue, Zibbz, Jessika feat. Jenifer, and Madame Monsieur. This poll is for female soloists. The female singers in those acts may take the lead vocal, but they aren’t solo performers and aren’t credited as such. But don’t worry – we will have another poll for groups! 🙂

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

Good idea! 😀

Colin
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Colin

Actually, only two duets (Italy and Spain), but several duos in which one is a vocalist and the other is instrumentalist (France, Switzerland, Macedonia). Also, few groups, some with one vocalist (Hungary, Romania), some with many (Georgia, Moldova, Serbia). And there is San Marino – too disproportionate to be a duet, yet Jenifer’s role is too big to say Jessika is a soloist.

Dalia
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Dalia

You must be fun at parties.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Colin is lovely. 🙂

Colin
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Colin

Thank you and right back at you 🙂

Kris
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Kris

I agree ….. it’s not a good idea to do a separate poll for only 3 acts!

Kocin
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Kocin

2016 – Baltic Boys (Justs, Jüri, Donny)
2018 – Baltic Girls (Laura, Elina, Ieva)

Con
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Con

And in 2017, they were all male/female groups!

Colin
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Colin

Would you look at that! What a sincronization! 🙂

Baltic girls FTW, by the way!

Jo
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Jo

2020 Baltic grannies.

azaad
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azaad

2018 Baltic Babes. Although if Elina places last overall Juri there will be uproar.

Ann
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Ann

Estonia, definitely.

audreyy
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audreyy

OBVIOUSLY ISRAEL!!

Joe
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Joe

I voted for some of the big faves (Elina, Sennek, and Netta are all awesome) and a few I believe deserve more attention (SuRie, Christabelle, Ieva)

Rarytas
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Rarytas

For me:
Finland
Croatia
Israel

Susan
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Susan

I voted for Elina.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Elina, Netta and Saara are my trinity!

Ed
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Ed

They are such different yet fantastic vocalists with different talents. What a bae trinity though

BILA
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BILA

Estonia and Portugal for me.

Music is art+vibs
Guest
Music is art+vibs

Whoever is not a diva would be under my opinion a perfect choice as long as she has a good personal song with beautiful andcreative lyrics.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Cláudia and Laura

Dashel
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Dashel

No San Marino? Why?

Ari
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Ari

They suck so much that the polling software refused to add them.

Evan
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Evan

You suck so much wood bamboo but the software doesn’t stop your comments from getting added

Ari
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Ari

Well, would it. The software likes my comments. And I’ll suck nothing. 😉

Evan
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Evan

Probably you sucked the software developers’ pole too

Ari
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Ari

Not that I’m aware of. But if you’re Evan Peters, we could have a negotiation, dear. Otherwise, beat it. 😉

Evan
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Evan
Kris
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Kris

That’s a duo that’s why

Dashel
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Dashel

The Rapper is more like a backing vocalist . This is no different than Portugal. IMO.

Evan
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Evan

It’s a matter of the name of the official entrant!

It has two names for San Marino
whereas there is only one official entrant for Portugal