Fourteen countries decided to forego a national final this year, opting instead to choose their songs internally. Debates can rage far and wide over which process of selection is the best.

But one thing’s for sure — the pool of internally selected songs at Eurovision 2018 contains a number of contenders for the top ten, and possibly for victory.

At the end of March we asked you to name your favourite out of these 14 acts, and y’all certainly wanted your opinion to be heard, casting a total of 13,034 votes.

But in the end one lady came out on top, and that is Israel’s Netta. Her song “Toy” earned 1,867 votes, which equates to 14.32% of the total. She’s also a favourite with the bookies, the OGAE fan poll and currently leads our semi-final 1 poll, so things are looking good for our favourite chicken impersonator.

Coming in second place is Belgium’s Sennek. She earned 1,642 votes, or 12.6% overall, for her song “A Matter of Time”. Despite a rough first live performance at Israel Calling, Sennek holds strong in the bookmakers top ten. They clearly think she could be in the running to give Belgium yet another strong finish in Lisbon.

Third place goes to Greece’s Yianna Terzi and her entry “Oniro Mou”. You threw 1,625 votes (12.47%) her way. Greece has slowly risen up the odds over the past few weeks due to a lot of home support. The is despite Yianna not actually performing the song with live vocals yet, so Greece’s first rehearsal in the Altice Arena will be keenly anticipated. Can she deliver a stellar performance?

They may be second in the odds, but Bulgaria’s EQUINOX could only manage fourth in this poll. “Bones” earned 1,311 votes (10.06%). And rounding out the top five is Eye Cue from FYR Macedonia. Their song “Lost And Found” gained 1,252 votes (9.61%).

A special mention also to Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira, who was the only other act to earn over 1,000 votes. “Fuego” received 1,177 votes (9.03%).

Full Results

Each of these acts have only a few days left to finish their preparations for Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon. There they’ll also have to battle against the 29 artists and songs chosen through a national final. But these 14 will all be hoping they’ll be the one to become the first internally selected winner of Eurovision since 2014.

Do you agree with the results? Which of these 14 acts are you routing for? And do you think any of them will go on to win Eurovision 2018? Let us know all your thoughts below.

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Anitta

The lyrics and the melody of ISRAEL song are awful … a boring song .. 43 in my list …there are more qualitative songs to win the eurovision song contest .. maybe BULGARIA 2019 or ITALY 2019

monique
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monique

hi

Robyn Gallagher
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The comments are proving that, yes, there is indeed loads of support from Greece for the gorgeous “Oniro mou”. Not sure why this is seen as being a bad thing – surely having a solid home base behind a Eurovision entry is what every country dreams of!

Disillusionment
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Disillusionment

Gorgeous or not gorgeous, that’s not the issue in my opinion. The issue is equal, fair, and respectful coverage of each song. For example, as a Greek, I would like to know about those Georgian artists, are they still among us? I guess something, a small snippet of news must have emerged, something…I know they are not fashionable and I know that they are not destined (perhaps) to win but their song is their suggestion, it deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated. Yet, this year the Wiwibloggs coverage is (in my highly subjective opinion) quite unequal. For example, the only… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
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Nothing has changed this year. This situation happens every single year. Some countries are super active with promo, others shut down and we don’t hear anything from them until Lisbon. We are always going to do more stories on the countries that look like serious contenders for the win (based on odds and fan buzz). And we’re not going to make up #fakenews just for the sake of ticking a box. Please also remember: we are all volunteers with jobs and responsibilities outside of wiwibloggs. We don’t always have the time to go chasing up stories, especially from artists who… Read more »

Well well
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Well well

Some contributors on this site still perpetuate the disproven myth that ‘Greece qualifies every year over better songs because of diaspora’, which then automatically translates any success as ‘home support’. This song is quite good to be reduced to this narrative.

Savvas
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Savvas

It is a completely different thing to argue that Greeks support our entry and it is another thing to undermine a song’s success by claiming that it’s success is solemnely based on its country’s fans.

Sonam
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Sonam

Quite a few other countries have also big home support, which has been reflected on the outcome of various wiwi polls. Still, only Greece’s was pointed out in an article concerning a poll. And that seemed somehow biased.

mod phototoxic
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mod phototoxic

“Greece has slowly rised up the odds…due to a lot of home support” . Why so many hints for Greece dudes ? !

Chris Halpin
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I’m honestly a little confused why so many people seem to have an issue with that statement. Quite clearly – given the support she has in these comments – there are a lot of Greek people who are supporting her. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t other people, but Greek fans have been 100% the most vocal in their support for the song. And that’s also not a bad thing. It’s the same with Spanish fans who are very passionate about their song, and that gets brought up all the time too.

Nope
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Nope

There are many comments here, votes in your polls, as well as many reaction and top-list videos on Youtube that show the appeal of this song to non-Greeks. The Greek song is 7th on OGAE polls and 10th on bets, both of which you read and discuss almost daily, and these two have nothing to do with home support.

Chris Halpin
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And there’s no denying that. Hell, I’m a fan of the song and I’m non-Greek. But actually in terms of comments and just generally, there is also a lot of Greek support for it. Again, it’s not a bad thing. I wish British fans would get behind our song as much. Nobody’s saying “Oh but it’ll flop”, it’s just…”Greek people are supporting their song”.

Disillusionment
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Disillusionment

I reacted to this article because the phrase “due to a lot of home support”, in my mind at least, was translated into “due to many votes from Greece”, something which I considered quite unfair. Not that it doesn’t happen, it does. But it happens with all countries and, I guess, I felt that Greece is singled out. It’s OK if someone doesn’t like the song. But equal coverage and equal treatment of all songs is the objective here, it’s what I am talking about and, of course, it’s the gist of my reaction. If I have misunderstood, I apologize.

Savvas
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Savvas

I can’t see why my comments are waiting for moderation for over half a day… Is it because you are so biased that you won’t let us comment against the defamatory stuff you’re posting?

Kim
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Kim

Jeez this poll really pissed the Greeks off

Disillusionment
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Disillusionment

Not the poll, the interpretation of the poll by the author of the article and his insinuations.

Zuzu
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Zuzu

The “home support” comment did piss me off, because the last time a greek entry had an appeal to non Greeks was 2013. Many Greeks, including me, like our entry this year, we think it is the most decent we have sent in years. Now it still has a pretty big appeal to many non Greeks judging from youtube comments, tops, polls (and trust me i’ve seen a lot). I as a reader do not demand any wiwiblogger to like our song forcefully, just to admit it has a somehow big appeal and not underrate and ignore it like that.… Read more »

Hello
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Hello

At this point, after all these years, it would be safe to assume that contributors like Angus and Padraig are bona fide anti-Greece trolls. Not for simply disliking the Greek song year after year, who cares what two randoms think, but sheer nasty comments . Others like Deban are at least consistent and have something nice to say when they see something that appeals to them ( like diva, drama and sex appeal). For the author Jonathan here I can only say: I don’t know her.

Repetitive
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Repetitive

Can this blog ever mention Yianna and the Greek song without throwing shade? No need for praise if you have none to give, but not-funny and repetitive shade is unnecessary, unless it’s unapologetically meant for sabotage. It’s been a long time (Alcohol is Free?) since the Greek song had as much foreign support as this one – OGAE, Youtube views and reactions, betting odds. The song is also doing quite well on every poll in this blog. It’s not the end of the world if Greece qualifies over one of your favs this year, which will unavoidably happen.

mod phototoxic
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mod phototoxic

I tottally Agree with you . Why so many hints for Greek song.

Kappes
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Kappes

The shade of it all…

Kvivola
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Kvivola

Belgium <3

Yaa
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Yaa

Go, Greece! You are great this year!

Pluma
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Pluma

First off all this article is totaly wrong, as Israel is not internal selected act, only the song has been internet selected, then I found you at all your articles when you mention Greece to be a bit….rude, and I can understand all that funs take upset, they are Greeks or not I belong to the second category, and for finish I can understand that all of us we don’t have the same music cretaria, some they don’t have even, but don’t be rude with a county how ever the name is, you can post nicely your opinion

Davve
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Davve

Is it an correct observation that the interest for ESC has fallen in recent years? Like 10 years back Greeks loved ESC

KESC
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KESC

That’s definetely true. Not only Greece, but also countries like Azerbaijan or Armenia don’t take the contest that seriously, as they did before.

Disillusionment
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Disillusionment

It is fairly obvious that you don’t like the Greek song and you have every right not to, Wiwibloggs. You are entitled to your opinion, it is perfectly acceptable and legitimate. But this article is a disgrace. It is bad journalism. I am sorry to say that, I am saying this with as much love and as much respect I can still feel for your website. Warm regards from Athens.

Eve
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Eve

Wow, not cool what you wrote for Greece :/

JJ
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JJ

I thought Betta was selected through a Reality Show competition, aka Israeli National Final. But I might be wrong.

Zuzu
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Zuzu

Ok i thought i was the only one seeing this, but really? At least try or pretend to be somehow objective. Yianna has released several updates and interviews and here there is nothing after so many weeks (except the madwalk event which was not live). We know from the very beginning which are your favourite entries just try to respect the rest, and inform readers that might be interested to them…and that goes not just for the greek entry of course.

AngieP
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AngieP

As a greek, I feel the need to say a few things about this article. I understand wiwibloggs have their doubts about the greek entry, because we haven’t heard it live yet. Apart from that, everyone has its own taste so it’s not bad if you don’t like a song everyone likes. However, it’s mean to say “Greece has slowly rised up the odds…due to a lot of home support”. Obviously, us greeks like our entry, but we can’t do this all alone. There are many people accross Europe who like “Oneiro mou”. So, maybe you could avoid such a… Read more »

Kounis
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Kounis

Part of the live performance of the english version of Oniro mou:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=X_KR5H7XAtY

MaryG
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MaryG

I’m sorry but due to home support?? I really don’t think that’s objective.. I’m from greece and I feel kinda insulted by this comment..maybe us Greeks love our song a lot because it’s a dialogue between greece and Greeks so it creates deep emotions to us.. but I’ve heard and seen many people ( from YouTube I.e.) that are from other countries and love it as well! Which makes me very happy.. I also wanna see her perform live on stage and I also saw some Instagram videos from her rehearsals that sound very promising! ??

Jamala
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Jamala

Can Yianna Terzi deliver a stellar performance?
Not this year.

Annie
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Annie

hmm..And how you know it !? have you seen the performance ?! Because we still have 19 April and not 12 May…

Annie
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Annie

*24 April (keyboard problems)

Julia
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Julia

“…home support. The is despite Yianna not actually performing the song with live vocals yet”

You’d better comment on “perfect” performance of your fav Russian participant than being biased toward this great Greek song.

Reggie
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Reggie

stop overrating average greece

Annie
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Annie

stop hating eith your average personality

Annie
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Annie

ok. I understand that you don’t like the greek song .It is all about taste actually , and everyone has the right tou support the country he/she likes. It is music so it is natural to have different opinions , but you are a site and a site about eurovision , as far as I am concerned , should be kind and fair with every country . The comment about Greece and home support it is kind of hateful and shows that you cannot accept the other people’s opinions and you cannot accept that there is a big amount of… Read more »

Reggie
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Reggie

“people who like the song and they are not from Greece”? Yeah, greeks from other countries liked their own entry. Only greeks liked the greek song. Katalavaíneis;

Someone1
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Someone1

Reggie, pop a pill

Annie
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Annie

open your ears and your eyes and you may see that not only greeks like the song ! Why are you so mean people ?!you cannot understand that your taste is not the same with the others !?GET A LIFE PLZ and try to accept the greek song’s succes , despite the fact that you don’t like it ..I don’t see the meaning of your hateful comment, you may hate Greece

Lexandr
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Lexandr

Wtf is going on with the Greek entry this year?
Wiwibloggs is all the time throwing subtle shade towards yianna,embarrassing
Maybe the Greek delegation didn’t send them a paycheck like *others*

Someone1
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Someone1

Lol, due to home support.
Bias bias bias.

Savvas
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Savvas

Is there any reasons why you didn’t publish my comment except for the fact that you are biased against the greek entry?

Love Netta
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Love Netta

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U-nmNGH6bFU
Netta sing the Israeli song who won in 78 Amazing!!!! Netta what a talent!!!

Jean
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Jean

well done Israel!!!
You should win neta!!!!!

Lian
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Lian

“…due to a lot of home support.”

So you’re either telling me that Greece is the only country that supports their song or that no other country supports them. Way to go, lads!

Wheatley
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Wheatley

Yeah, it really feels like Wiwibloggs have been biased against the Greek entry this year. I mean Yianna published an acapella video of the English version of the song and some rehearsal videos and we got 0 articles about it. Yet Saara started a hashtag trend on twitter and she got yet another article. I appreciate their work and that’s why i am here, but as a Greek guy i can’t help but feel like we got 0 coverage this year, unless it was some ERT drama.

DaOneFame
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DaOneFame

Well not much have changed.. Still Netta..
But it could get real interesting in May.. Search up for DAONEFAME channel on yt to find story why: Estonia VS Russia staging..

Elin
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Elin

Think swedens entry would be more appriciated by escfans if not so many escfans followed melfest. Or if Benjamin whould have been internally selected.

Boy
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Azetbaijan, Russia, Cypern and Austria are best. The rest is ceap.

Jamala
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Jamala

Oh, boy… Russia??? Really?! 😀

hh
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hh

Your choices are the definition of cheapfest.