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.[polldaddy poll=9962213]
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.
I think the Greek entry has a very good shot at placing in the top 10.
I’m very proud of our entry this year. A beautiful song after a couple of years. Best of luck to our girl, Yianna!
My last comment to this web page, before Eurovision after that I gonna ask Agnus to suck my c…k
Even though you’re being horribly rude and nasty for no reason, we can agree that Angus objectively has bad taste. Greece is clearly top 10 quality lol
Angus and Padraig probably skipped school (secondary, high school and university, entirely) studying the X-Factor and collecting Jedward merch. They will send about 20 votes each for Saara Alto in the semifinal, although they voted about 20 times each for Matt Terry on the X-Factor final. They probably think Australia is a geographical part of Europe too. (Best of luck to Saara btw).
I just hope Yianna wins. Greece deserves it
How I can block your web page? Because I think that is the web page that make a propagand during all the eurovision way and apparently you have put 2 articuls aboit Greece, wiwi you are the most pathetic web page
Some days ago the Greeks were complaining about the luck of articles about Greece. How times change, huh? We’re pathetic sometimes, us fans :p
I am not Greek hun
You are pathetic by the way
ESC should flip a coin each year about their language policy, why not? It’s been ages since we heard a song in Swedish or Bulgarian.
A pity because Swedish sounds great for music! I have clear I will vote for entries I like and use their own language
I’ve lost my avatar ohhhhhh
So many good and meaningful songs, so much diversity, all these great vocalists singing in their beautiful languages! I just love this year’s edition!
Ohhh this poll could be perfectly and a real top 5 for me, maby changing Portugal for Belgium, not because I dont like the song of Portugal, just because is the winner of last year, hehehe
I am French I really love MM but I love Yianna too she’s my favourite this year so I am happy anyway 🙂
You have to see that they are the first and second place on a whole bunch so … have perspective haha 😉
I don’t think this is about “anti-France”… Simply the “pro-Greece” voted more…
Perhaps the pro-France were too confident… or they simply didn’t care about the poll.
Yes, goddess! Come through home support! Totally here for a new round of ‘Jamala’ spam. Drama! Tears! Epic!
Happy Hunger Games!
It surely is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08vQy_pSQIo
Everybody who doesn’t like Greece’s entry got downvoted. How fun.