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!
Clearly Cuprus and then Astralia.
Only Cyprus is good
Malta and Australia are 1000000% generic songs. UK has a good singer but a weak song.
Eu amo o fogo.
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?
It’s not tomorrow yet. Keep calm.
4. The UK
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. 😉
Queen Eleni, though they’re all OK or better.
In my personal top, Australia is 19th, UK 23rd, Cyprus 25th and Malta 30th.
The only bad one is Australia’s.
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.
*high five* 😀
Wait… he has no “look” on Wiwibloggs. ??
(If you’re going to troll, at least make sense.)
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 »
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 »
Ayyy, Germany got some Points! 😀
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
What is INFLOP and why is it so tasteless
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:
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?)
12 pts for Cyprus is too much. But Azerbaijan is really good.
Australia and Cyprus all the way!
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
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
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.
Queen Foureira! ??
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.
my albanian-greek queen
Give the Australian entry to Czech Republic or Montenegro or San Marino…
This will be nowhere to be found on top of the list.
Oh, I think the Czech Republic would be devastated if they had to compete with Jessica’s song istead of Lie to me 😀
Australia has the most generic song ever, as always! At least they’re true to themselves 🙂
The hype on Guy and Dami was justified.
Not with this one.
Love all of them except Malta (my country). We should’ve sent Eleanor Cassar this year, not Christabelle. What a horrid song!
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.
Best poll forever! Champagne already in fridge!
Haha, best poll foreveeeeeeeeer 😛
Jessica Mauboy <3 <3 <3
Cover the story about Guez apologizing to Franka and Denisa Gjezo confirming she didn’t plagiarized her song.
These are great news. I am so happy that Franka’s name was cleared and that she may slay in May! 🙂
You forgot the Canadian entry.
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.
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.
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.
Malta! So underrated
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
From this music. Just kidding. Some of them are ok.
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:
I am pleased with the outcome of the voting and this list of the countries being left in the final voting.
Omfg, I would laugh my ass off!!
4. United Kingdom (my country)
Have a look at my top 43! 😀
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)
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
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.
Seems like your ,,book of fifth-grader insults” has expanded! Good for you. 😉