Last year, it was Blanche with “City Lights”. Two years ago, it was Iveta Mukuchyan with “LoveWave”. And in 2015, Nina Sublatti’s “Warrior” won the day. And now the time has come to ask our readers to cast their votes for the best music video of Eurovision 2018. You’ll need to take into account the cinematography, originality, acting, and overall awesomeness of this year’s videos. So who should win?
A kiss in mid-air. A car in flames. A love-struck couple dancing in the streets of Dublin. Tragedy-stricken refugees walking on the streets of Paris. A woman lying at the bottom of an empty pool. A man digging out a woman from the bowels of the earth. This year’s videos are as diverse as the songs, which makes us exciting to see which one is your favourite!
Please note that neither the videos of the live performances, nor the lyric videos are eligible for our poll — just the official music videos that the artists have produced outside of their selections. And, as is the case every year, there isn’t an official music video for every entry. Some may still be in production and will be released after the poll is published, but don’t fret: we will add them to the count as soon as they’re released officially.
You’ll have until 12 May to vote for the best music video in the poll below, so there is plenty of time for making up your mind. Until then, let’s revisit the contenders in the playlist below!
Albania: Eugent Bushpepa – “Mall”
Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan – “Qami”
Australia: Jessica Mauboy – “We Got Love”
Austria: Cesar Sampson – “Nobody But You”
Azerbaijan: Aisel – “X My Heart”
Belarus: Alekseev – “Forever”
Belgium: Sennek – “A Matter Of Time”
Croatia: Franka – “Crazy”
Cyprus: Eleni Fouriera – “Fuego”
Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – “Lie To Me”
Finland: Saara Aalto – “Monsters”
France: Madame Monsieur – “Mercy”
FYR Macedonia: Eye Cue – “Lost And Found”
Georgia: Iriao – “For You”
Greece: Yianna Terzi – “Óneiró mou”
Hungary: AWS – “Viszlát Nyár”
Iceland: Ari Olafsson – “Our Choice”
Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughenessy – “Together”
Israel: Netta Barzilai – “Toy”
Latvia: Laura Rizzotto – “Funny Girl”
Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaite – “When We’re Old”
Malta: Christabelle – “Taboo”
Moldova: DoReDos – “My Lucky Day”
Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovic – “Inje”
Netherlands: Waylon – “Outlaw In ‘Em”
Portugal: Cláudia Pascoal, Isaura – “O Jardim”
Romania: The Humans – “Goodbye”
Slovenia: Lea Sirk – “Hvala, ne!”
Switzerland: Zibbz – “Stones”
Ukraine: MELOVIN – “Under The Ladder”
United Kingdom: SuRie – “Storm”
Remember, this is not about the singer nor the song, but about the best music video. You need to consider the cinematography, the story, the visual concept, the execution and production values, as well as the artists’ acting abilities. So who will it be?
You can vote for as many videos as you like, but you can only vote ONCE, so be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit. We’ll close this poll on the 12th of May, when we will announce who, in your opinion, has the best music video this year.
Let’s do this!
After you cast your vote, you can defend your choice in the comments box below!