Commonwealth of Nations ESC 2018

The perennial Commonwealth Games – the international multi-sport event, much like the Olympics – has kicked off today on the Gold Coast of Australia. Athletes from across 71 nations of the Commonwealth (which includes current and former British colonies, and dependants of those colonies) will participate in 15 different sports and more than 250 events.

Although Eurovision is yet to be announced as an event at the Commonwealth Games (keep your fingers crossed for Birmingham 2022), we’re still getting in the spirit. Four member states of the Commonwealth will be participating in Eurovision in Lisbon.

It’s an awesome foursome of girl power, in the form of Australia, Cyprus, Malta and, of course, the United Kingdom (albeit as its individual member states).

The United Kingdom has won Eurovision five times, with their last win in 1997. The island nation of Malta has pulled their weight, placing second in 2002 and 2005. And despite Australia’s short history in the contest, they placed within a whisker of a win in 2016, placing second. Cyprus has placed fifth on three occasions (1982, 1997, 2004).

Take a listen to all 4 songs of the Commonwealth of Nations below, and then vote in our poll. As usual you can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once!

Eurovision 2018 best entry from Commonwealth of Nations members

Australia: Jessica Mauboy – “We Got Love”

Cyprus: Eleni Foureira – “Fuego”

Malta: Christabelle – “Taboo”

United Kingdom: SuRie – “Storm”

Eurovision 2018 Poll – Best Commonwealth of Nations member entry

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AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

Clearly Cuprus and then Astralia.

conchis
conchis
2 years ago

Only Cyprus is good
Malta and Australia are 1000000% generic songs. UK has a good singer but a weak song.

Elene Fogueira
Elene Fogueira
2 years ago

Eu amo o fogo.

Antonio
Antonio
2 years ago

So when do the last wave of Eurovision tickets go on sale? I’ve checked the official partner but there doesn’t seem to be anything there yet and the tickets are supposed to go on sale tomorrow… Does anyone know anything?

Life is a drag
Life is a drag
2 years ago
Reply to  Antonio

It’s not tomorrow yet. Keep calm.

Glen Mamo
Glen Mamo
2 years ago

NO1 MALTA.

Jerusalem 2019
Jerusalem 2019
2 years ago

1. Australia
2. Cyprus
3. Malta
4. The UK

Reply
Reply
2 years ago

Eleni Foureira is a balloon. This woman can not sing. She can dance only… but this is not enough to win. Let’s say bye to Cyprus. 😉

thespb01
thespb01
2 years ago

Queen Eleni, though they’re all OK or better.

Efraim
Efraim
2 years ago

In my personal top, Australia is 19th, UK 23rd, Cyprus 25th and Malta 30th.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

The only bad one is Australia’s.

ghhg
ghhg
2 years ago

You should stop smoking after your last year’s overconfidence mess! Let’s guess how many of your favorites will do really well this year.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
2 years ago
Reply to  ghhg

*high five* 😀

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago

Wait… he has no “look” on Wiwibloggs. ??
(If you’re going to troll, at least make sense.)

DarkJoshua
DarkJoshua
2 years ago

UK (my 10/43): the song itself was nothing special, but SuRie made it wonderful in her NF performance. After the revamp, I’m happy to say that this got even more points with me and it’s the best among these songs. Malta (my 11/43): Unfortunately she went down as more and more song were announced, but managed to stay just outside of my top10, so that’s good. She’s a fantastic singer and performer and I love the meaning of the song (no, the lyrics aren’t messy). Australia (my 15/43): I’m almost sad to give a third place between these four, because… Read more »

LEO ESC AUT
LEO ESC AUT
2 years ago

Off topic – Here are the Official OGAE Poll results from Spain 🙂 With the votes now in, this is how OGAE Spain voted in the OGAE Poll 2018: 1 point went to Italy 2 points went to Germany 3 points went to Belgium 4 points went to the Czech Republic 5 points went to Sweden 6 points went to Australia 7 points went to Cyprus 8 points went to… Finland 10 points went to… France 12 points went to… ISRAEL Current top 5 overall after after three votes: let’s have a look at the top 5 update in the… Read more »

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

Ayyy, Germany got some Points! 😀

LEO ESC AUT
LEO ESC AUT
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

Off Topic – Here are the Votes from INFE Poll results from Germany

1 point goes to Israel
2 points go to France
3 points go to Spain
4 points go to Finland
5 points go to Azerbaijan
6 points go to Estonia
7 points go to Bulgaria
8 points go to… the Czech Republic
10 points go to… Greece
And 12 points go to… Cyprus!

Current top 5 of the INFE Poll 2018 so far:

Israel: 52 points
Bulgaria: 44 points
France: 36 points
Ukraine: 24 points
Greece: 21 points

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

What is INFLOP and why is it so tasteless

LEO ESC AUT
LEO ESC AUT
2 years ago

@Polegend Godgarina
@Weißbrot

INFE – POLL …
– is International Network of Fan Clubs of Eurovision)
In total, members from all 24 clubs will be casting their votes and deciding their favourite entries in the second annual INFE Poll, with the final outcome of the results set to be unveiled on the 22 April.

Check it here:
http://esctoday.com/162264/infe-poll-2018-germany-is-ready-to-cast-their-votes/

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  LEO ESC AUT

What the heck is INFE? I never heard of that before…. (And 12 Points to Cyprus? 5 to Azerbaijan? What were my fellow Germans Smoking?)

Sylvero
Sylvero
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

12 pts for Cyprus is too much. But Azerbaijan is really good.

Dew
Dew
2 years ago

Australia and Cyprus all the way!

Marcelo
Marcelo
2 years ago

OGAE Spain just voted:

12 – Israel
10 – France
8 – Finland
7 – Cyprus
6 – Australia
5 – Sweden
4 – Czech Republic
3 – Belgium
2 – Germany
1 – Italy

West
West
2 years ago

1. UK (15. overall) – it’s just such a nice song
2. Malta (16. overall) – I love her performance more than the song itself
3. Cyprus (22. overall) – catchy hoko, but otherwise bland and generic
4. Australia (33. overall) – it’s not a bad song, but it’s bland and forgetable

Andrea
Andrea
2 years ago

I’m voting for Australia simply because my background as a musician makes me HATE reggaetón and therefore, Cyprus is for me impossible to listen.

Aris
Aris
2 years ago

Cyprus! #Fuego
Queen Foureira! ??

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Well, none of them are great, but it’s between Malta and Cyprus, for sure. At least Malta has a more original message and Cyprus has… well, visuals.

ninasublatti
ninasublatti
2 years ago

my albanian-greek queen

Oscillate
Oscillate
2 years ago

Give the Australian entry to Czech Republic or Montenegro or San Marino…

This will be nowhere to be found on top of the list.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Oscillate

Oh, I think the Czech Republic would be devastated if they had to compete with Jessica’s song istead of Lie to me 😀

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Australia has the most generic song ever, as always! At least they’re true to themselves 🙂

Oscillate
Oscillate
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

The hype on Guy and Dami was justified.

Not with this one.

Back to Life
Back to Life
2 years ago

Love all of them except Malta (my country). We should’ve sent Eleanor Cassar this year, not Christabelle. What a horrid song!

SHAUNZERS
SHAUNZERS
2 years ago
Reply to  Back to Life

Jees man stop moaning about Eleanor Cassar! She had a good song and didn’t win, big deal. Get over yourself, NF season is well and truly over.. if you wanna pass a decent comment tell us how bad you don’t like Christabelle’s song… a comment I would actually read.

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago

Best poll forever! Champagne already in fridge!

Eve
Eve
2 years ago
Reply to  Yaa

Haha, best poll foreveeeeeeeeer 😛

Samo
Samo
2 years ago

Jessica Mauboy <3 <3 <3

ESC Croatia Fan
ESC Croatia Fan
2 years ago

Cover the story about Guez apologizing to Franka and Denisa Gjezo confirming she didn’t plagiarized her song.
https://eurosong.hr/guez-for-24sata-im-sorry-franka/

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

These are great news. I am so happy that Franka’s name was cleared and that she may slay in May! 🙂

M_K
M_K
2 years ago

You forgot the Canadian entry.

Alekseev fan
Alekseev fan
2 years ago

Belarus can win, and stop with the jealousy. You are so in denial, his voice and enunciation are not worse than others, but you attack Alekseev because he is a rival for your favorites. Why don’t you go and cry listening France and Italy again, this is your level.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Alekseev fan

Listen, I also like Belarus. Alekseev is currently my 9th place. And he has a Special voice, but he can’t sing that well. As much as I want him to do well, I can’t see anything better than 20th place Overall.

mm
mm
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Are you well? Lindita had the best voice and nobody cared. Lena had the worst voice and she won in 2010. Manel Navarro made a mistake and he ended last, Isaiah made the same mistake and is jury baby. Face it – nobody cares about the voice. Is not ”The Voice” anyway.

:(
:(
2 years ago

Malta! So underrated

Engelbert
Engelbert
2 years ago

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

RMN
RMN
2 years ago
Reply to  Engelbert

From this music. Just kidding. Some of them are ok.

Maxime
2 years ago

Hi guys! Another poll here!

During the last 2 weeks, dozens of people voted in the semi finals of Eurovision 2018, 20 countries qualified for the grand final and joined the Big 5 + Portugal in the final step!

It’s now time for you to choose a winner! Find out who qualified and vote here:
https://goo.gl/forms/ll4kXA1ZIjJ9YgEk2

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
2 years ago
Reply to  Maxime

I am pleased with the outcome of the voting and this list of the countries being left in the final voting.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Omfg, I would laugh my ass off!!

allexo
allexo
2 years ago

1. Cyprus
2. Australia
3. Malta
4. United Kingdom (my country)

Esc Shane
Esc Shane
2 years ago

Have a look at my top 43! 😀
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itaBYd9Vvc4

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Really, all of them are generic and bland af. Except for Cyprus, which is also kinda generic, but it’s still by far the best out of These. The rest of the Songs are basically my bottom 5… (Christabelle is only bottom 10)

JingleBells
JingleBells
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Yeah u definitely think that Cyprus is by far the best out of theese songs , I think Australia is very overrated as it is a boring song with terrible lyrics especially in the chorus , same with the United Kingdom , Malta has a powerful message but I don’t think it’s conveyed well in the song

JingleBells
JingleBells
2 years ago
Reply to  JingleBells

**I think

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  JingleBells

Yeah, Malta is kinda alright. It sounds quite messy, the lyrics are pretty bad but I still kinda enjoy it. UK and Australia however are one of the only Songs I strongly dislike. Not because they’re as objetively bad as Do it for your Lover (which I still like more than These two Songs), but because they are so uncreative and soulless, I can’t handle it. And the Performers would deserve better Songs.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Seems like your ,,book of fifth-grader insults” has expanded! Good for you. 😉