The Nordic countries deliver a diverse range of entries every year. There’s something for everybody, from vikings to violinists. Recently, we asked you who your favourite Nordic entry at Eurovision 2018 is.
The results are in and Finland’s Saara Aalto has emerged as your clear favourite. The anthemic “Monsters” secured almost 40% of your votes.
Our readers voted en mass. A total of 8,241 votes were cast and the results are resounding.
Saara Aalto gathered nearly double the amount of votes of her nearest challenger Benjamin Ingrosso. The Swedish star narrowly edged out Denmark’s Rasmussen who rounded out the top three. The full results of the poll are below.
1. Finland — Saara Aalto “Monsters”
Finland is your favourite Nordic country at Eurovision 2018 with “Monsters“. Saara Aalto received 3,265 votes — that’s 39.62% of all votes cast.
Saara Aalto was internally selected as Finland’s representative and “Monsters” was chosen through a 3-song national final. The multi-talented Finn recently sang “Monsters” in 34 languages and she is the clear numero uno in the Nordics. The Wiwi Jury is on the same page, with Saara’s “Monsters” one of just three songs to score above 8 on this year’s jury.
2. Sweden — Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off”
Benjamin Ingrosso sets the bar high when it comes to Eurovision 2018 staging. And the slick choreography and catchy tune of “Dance You Off” secured Sweden second place in the poll. Benjamin amassed 1,836 votes, or 22.28% of all votes cast.
Sweden is currently floating just outside the top five with bookmakers. Benjamin and his clever staging are poised to continue Sweden’s excellent run at Eurovision. He will be hoping to run off — or dance off — with the trophy in May.
3. Denmark — Rasmussen “Higher Ground”
Denmark’s Rasmussen is hot on Benjamin’s heels. “Higher Ground” gathered 1,697 votes — that’s 20.59% of all votes cast — placing him in a very close third.
Rasmussen recently revealed his team of vikings which will set sail to Lisbon. Can they plot a course heading towards the Eurovision trophy?
4. Norway — Alexander Rybak “That’s How You Write a Song”
Norway’s Alexander Rybak is undeniably one of the most iconic winners in Eurovision history. Unfortunately, his return has not had the same impact on our readers. “That’s How You Write a Song” collected 1,115 votes, with 13.53% of all votes cast.
Our readers certainly disagree with bookmakers, who currently rate Alexander Rybak as fifth favourite to win Eurovision 2018. We’re expecting big things from the former winner who will open the second semi-final.
5. Iceland — Ari Ólafsson “Our Choice”
Rounding out the pack is Iceland’s Ari Ólafsson. “Our Choice” failed to resonate with our readers, who awarded it just 328 votes — that’s only 3.98% of all votes cast.
Ari has the unenviable task of performing second in the first semi-final. He faces an uphill battle to qualify. Will his killer vocals be enough to push him through?
Who is your favourite Nordic entry at Eurovision 2018? Poll Results
- Finland: Saara Aalto – “Monsters” 39.62% (3,265 votes)
- Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off” 22.28% (1,836 votes)
- Denmark: Rasmussen – “Higher Ground” 20.59% (1,697 votes)
- Norway: Alexander Rybak – “That’s How You Write a Song” 13.53% (1,115 votes)
- Iceland: Ari Ólafsson – “Our Choice” 3.98% (328 votes)
Total Votes: 8,241
What do you think of the poll results? Who is your favourite? Which Nordic countries will qualify for the final? Let us know in the comments below.