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!