Not since 2013 have we had so many songs sung in non-English languages. Of the 43 entries competing at Eurovision 2018, there will be 13 entries performed entirely in a non-Anglophone tongue.
In total, there are 12 different languages. Some are song contest staples — like French, Portuguese and Italian — while others are less common — like Georgian and Armenian.
Last month, we asked you to vote for your favourite non-English entry at Eurovision 2018. And the results are in.
1. Greece – Yianna Terzi “Oniro Mou”
After counting a total of 17,575 votes, we can reveal that Greece’s Yianna Terzi is your clear favourite. Receiving 3,528 votes overall, “Oniro Mou” gathered just over 20% of all votes cast.
The song was internally selected by the Greek national broadcaster after attempts at a national final went belly up. This will only be Greece’s second entry since 1998 sung entirely in Greek, the other being “Opa!” from 2010.
2. France – Madame Monsieur “Mercy”
France land in second place. Madame Monsieur and “Mercy” received 2,232 votes in total — that’s 12.7% of all votes cast.
France has almost always sung in their native tongue throughout the years, but we’ve also had the pleasure of hearing Breton, Corsican and Haitian Creole in the past.
In recent years, they’ve sent a number of entries with a mixture of French and English. However, they have never taken the populist plunge and entered a song entirely in English. The closest they came to doing so was in 2008, when they had only two sentences in French.
3. Portugal – Cláudia Pascoal “O Jardim”
Portugal secured the third place and take bronze. Cláudia Pascoal and “O Jardim“ received 1,997 votes in total — that’s 11, 36% of all votes cast.
Portugal is another country that has always sent a song sung in their native language. We have had some splashes of English here and there, but they have never sent an entry that wasn’t predominantly in Portuguese.
Italy’s “No Mi Avete Fatto Niente” by Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro ended up in fourth place with 1,716 votes or 9.76% of the votes.
Spain’s “Tu Canción” sung by Alfred & Amaia rounded out the top five with 1,597 votes or 9.09% of the votes.
Check out the full results below. Note, for the purposes of this poll, we only included songs which are sung entirely in a language other than English.
What do you think of the poll results? Who is your favourite? Which non-English entry do the best? Let us know in the comments below.