Best Rock Act Eurovision 2018 Eugent Bushpepa

Rock is one of the most diverse musical genres. And within it lies a plethora of sub-genres, many of which are represented at this year’s song contest. Not long ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite rock act at Eurovision 2018.

The results are in.

After counting 5,313 votes, we can confirm that Albania’s Eugent Bushpepa is your clear winner. The uplifting “Mall” gathered more than 30% of your votes.

Eugent picked up roughly 700 more votes than his nearest rival, the Swiss duo Zibbz. They in turn were just marginally ahead of Waylon from the Netherlands.

The full results of the poll are below.

1. Albania – Eugent Bushpepa “Mall”

Eugent Bushpepa is your favourite rock act at Eurovision 2018 with “Mall”. He received 1,710 votes, which is 32.19% of all votes cast.

In the past two weeks, he wowed Eurovision audiences in Amsterdam and Madrid with his stellar vocals and high notes. Will it be enough to see him through a semi-final packed with fan-favourites?

2. Switzerland – Zibbz “Stones”

There was a very close three-horse race for second place. In the end, the brother-sister duo from the Alpine nation came out on top with 1,112 votes — 20.93% of  the total votes cast.

The bookmakers “sticks and stones” apparently didn’t break the siblings. Their good spirit remains intact as they continuously delivered fun and entertaining performances throughout pre-party season. Will they be unbreakable during the “semi-final of death”?

3. The Netherlands – Waylon “Outlaw In ‘Em”

Rounding out the top three is the Netherlands’ Waylon. The former Common Linnet scored 1,033 votes (19.44%).

After performing on home soil, he released the edgy “Outlaw In ‘Em” music video. But will he bring out his inner outlaw on the big night?

4. Hungary – AWS “Viszlát Nyár”

The post-hardcore group just missed out the podium by a few votes, securing 1,002 votes (18.86%).

Besides smashing the pre-parties, the metalcore band also had a surprise for non-Hungarian speakers, as they released the English version of their Eurovision entry. Will they headbang their way into the final? The bookies seem to think they might!

5. Romania – The Humans “Goodbye”

It seems that the wiwibloggs readers agreed the Wiwi Jury, who placed Romania’s The Humans inside the unlucky quartet of acts to receive an average score below five. In our poll, 456 votes went the way of the surprise Selectia Nationala champs – 8.58% of the total votes cast.

The band fronted by the stunning Cristina Caramarcu delivered confident performances at Israel Calling and the Madrid pre-party, but they’re carrying the pressure of a country on their shoulders. Will Romania say “Goodbye” to their 100% qualification streak in Lisbon? We’ll soon find out!

Who is your favourite rock entry at Eurovision 2018? Poll Results

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Total Votes: 5,31
What do you think of the results? Who’s your favourite? Sound off in the comments below.
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AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

One of the songs I like since it was selected and grows on me avery day. His live performances at the pre partys were beyond amazing! He slays! Hope he gives his best perfromance at the semi, because then he’s in the finals for sure!

Hörnchen AT
Hörnchen AT
3 years ago

Its a deserved winner! I will vote for Albania in the Semi-1 together with Israel, Bulgaria and Cyprus! Im not that worried about Eugent making it to the final, because he will certainly score top 3 with the jury, and that means almost certain qualification. Hungary and The Netherlands are also amazing – Hungary is getting a vote for sure! or two xD Switzerland has sent amazing songs in the last 5 years, but they almost never make it to the Final, which is such a shame in my opinion! Romania is the other side of the coin – horrible… Read more »

Anita
Anita
3 years ago
Reply to  Hörnchen AT

I am really astonished that so many people seem to know how the juries value a song. I hope you are right but I fear you are not.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

My top 5 rock songs
1. Netherlands
2. Romania
3. Albania
4. Hungary
5. Switzerland

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

Yaasss, Eugent!!

Sonam
Sonam
3 years ago

I love both Eugent and AWS, but since I’m voting in the bloodbath semi, Eugent gets my vote.

onar
onar
3 years ago

My favourite is Hungary but I’m not mad at all with the poll winner. Eugent is a great artist, I’m gonna vote for him in the semi.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Off topic. Have you all seen this yet?:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43898535

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The cans nearby securities will be fullfiled with selcas. What I always hate about these events is a legalised robbery aka confiscation.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Zebb

Ah, is that why my link is being voted down?

navsegda
navsegda
3 years ago

Well deserved!

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago

Last time I checked Hungary was 2nd and Switzerland was 1st, like wtf happened? Anyways, Albania is indeed a great song… My 9th right now . Hungary is my 1st place, I don’t really care that much about the other Songs.

Y tho?
Y tho?
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Two live performances of Eugent happened. The rest is history.

Anita
Anita
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

I think Hungary is a sure qualifier because SF2.
But we really need to promote Albania because it’s a very tough task to qualify in SF1.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago
Reply to  Anita

I’d really like to vote for Albania, but Germany can only vote in semi 2…. It’s so sad. Albania will struggle to make the final and I can’t do anything about it. I hope Eugent will Smash all the juries and televoters with his live Performance and somehow make it to the final.

Anita
Anita
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

I am from Germany too – many greetings – and we suffer the same helplessness. This year my joy about he whole contest depends on Eugent being in the Grand Final.

Lourdes
Lourdes
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Albania was first from the very start and it didn’t change. I’ve checked it several times.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

No, I’m a hundred percent sure that Switzerland was first for a very Long time. My comment wasn’t against Albania or anything, I was just confused. Seriously, I’m really sure that Switzerland was first in the beginning…

Lourdes
Lourdes
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Might have been at the very very first votes, I don’t know. But since the moment I voted and saw the results, Albania was first and Switzerland second and it remained like that.
P.s: I always thought you were a boy Weißbrot ?

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Well, most People always think that for some reason. But here I am, as female as always 😀

Lourdes
Lourdes
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Haha I know the feeling. Most assume that I’m a male too for some reason 😛

Anita
Anita
3 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Yes – I thought so too – but if there is no female indication – no wonder. So I am glad we are a bunch.

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Hey can I ask you how did you change your profile picture?

Kela
Kela
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

He was the first in the poll from the very beginning and everytime i checked, andd i checked very often xD

Y tho?
Y tho?
3 years ago

I guess his live performances were more than enough to clear out the competition…

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 years ago

Not quite deserved, even though he’s one of the best vocalists, the song isn’t really good.
my top:
1. the Netherlands
2. Switzerland
3. Hungary
4. Albania
5. Romania