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”
Germany: Michael Schulte – “You Let Me Walk Alone”
Greece: Yianna Terzi – “Óneiró mou”
Hungary: AWS – “Viszlát Nyár”
Iceland: Ari Olafsson – “Our Choice”
Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughenessy – “Together”
Israel: Netta Barzilai – “Toy”
Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – “Non mi avete fatto niente”
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”
Norway: Alexander Rybak – “That’s How You Write A Song”
Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up”
Portugal: Cláudia Pascoal, Isaura – “O Jardim”
Romania: The Humans – “Goodbye”
Russia: Julia Samoylova – “I Won’t Break”
Slovenia: Lea Sirk – “Hvala, ne!”
Spain: Amaia y Alfred – “Tu Canción”
Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off”
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![polldaddy poll=9983565]
After you cast your vote, you can defend your choice in the comments box below!
EQUINOX – Bones – Bulgaria
1 – Ukraine
Albania, Greece, Malta, Montenegro and Ukraine are my favourites.
MÉLOVIN The Best!
Ukraine? and Italy?
To be honest, there are good music videos, but nothing extraordinary, nothing special.
However, my choice is Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – “Lie To Me” because of his acting and fun concept in general, the picture is good. And the camel is great of course!
Greece, Ukraine, Macedonia and Lithuania.
I’m pretty sure it has to be Montenegro – beautiful, has connection to the song and to the county as well, tells another story, doing all of this with high production values.
I am from Italy but my favourite video is Albania.
(Italy is mostly disturbing news footage, not original content.)
The news footage (which isn’t the only thing in the video) is the general idea behind Italy’s song. Notice how they roll everything backwards near the end of the video to promote peace. That’s why they are one of my top 5.
What I have noticed about the videos this year – the sheer number of granny panties and variations thereof. Weird.
I love Ireland, Italy & Albania
This is the one poll that Ireland does well in.
ESCfans love to hate
ESC fans have no empathy and can not be respectfull and they think that their opinion are the onlyone, Everyone that have an other opinion are stupid.
Esc fans are worse than most people in my opinion. No love in their harts. They love to hate.
Not all of them! Just the fanatics…
Italy’s video is probably the most impactful and touching, but such content isn’t everyone’s cup of tea though. I hope they have a way of translating the message on stage.
Clue me in on this: Is Melovin playing a vampire in that video?
Spain isn’t leading, finally a revolution
Don’t jinx it!!!
Please make video about your predicted qualifiers following 1st rehearsal, like you did last year after first rehearsal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pldKJsr2onc
Good luck from Sweden
I still wait for Benjamins video so I can read about everyone that hate Sweden!
I think people are just jealous of Sweden’s success. I mean, the song this year might be just like many other songs on the radio or reminds people about artists like Justin Bieber or Timberlake, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the song doesn’t deserve to do well in the competition. Or maybe people just hates our music lol I don’t know. Anyway I don’t expect us to win this year but I wish people could be nicer and don’t trash talk some countries because they like others better. “Love Love, Peace Peace”, am I right?
I would say Austria and Belgium. But there are a lot of good videos this year.
I adore Belarus video! I’m fortunate coz there’s an identical version in Russian (but with an extra verse) so I can alternate while looping. I also like Hungary and Belgium’s videos, and these 3 are by coincidence my favourite entries so I’m really happy this year!
P.S. Bravo, Bogdan at last a meaningful poll!
I was bothered by this coincidence because I try to stay objective but , revisiting all the videos not one failed to match it’s video, everytime they belonged to the same aesthetics, so I think they all did a great job!
I like the story and scenery behind Montenegro’s video a lot!!! I also enjoyed Israel in a weird way, since I am not a fan of the song and I would skip it from my list but the video is so captivating and makes me stick through entire 3 min. Someone really put a lot of thought and effort in it, so I have to congratulate Israel on that.
Wow, an objective fan who doesn’t like Israel but doesn’t hate them either?
Spoiler – SuRie isn’t last????????????
There’s actually a lot of great ones to choose from. My personal favourites are: Lithuania ( I have to make an effort not to cry when I watch it) Sweden (whoever did the cinematography on it can have my babies) Italy (dishearteningly real) Malta (don’t know why so many people hate it, that Mad Max aesthetic is FIRE) and Greece (just amazing) Least favourites: Spain (my own country, I can’t believe how cheap it looks, those two deserved something much better) Germany (it’s so simple, when they could’ve gone for something really heartbreaking like Lithuania or Hungary) Romania (Hi, I’m… Read more »
At first I thought the same as you about our music video (Spain) but now I understand it was all part of the plan. Keeping it very simple so everything is focused on their charisma and their personal connection. Too much info would’ve been distracting from what’s the most important (music and their interaction) This also leaves room for surprise of what we will start to see in a few days. My fav official video is Israel but as many people already noticed, the charm of their video has partially killed the WOW vibes of the performance and now many… Read more »
Sorry, guys, no hate here I love Spain and it’s people with all my heart, I love everything about you, really, but the video matches perfectly with the song and it’s dull, no offence, sorry! Good luck, though!
You have your own opinion, and I respect that. No need to apologise. Plus, everyone in Spain is talking about them winning and I’m certain they will not. I love the song and I love them, but there are many better songs in this year’s competition
Actually not everyone. They are massively hated by a spanish society sector as they’ve been brave enough to stay honest to who they are and get away from conflicts in a country that right now is living a political turmoil. Every part of the conflict is scrutinizing what ever you say or you do publicly. Yes, they won’t win. Some others will perform better. No shame in them as they went out of a music academy about yesterday. Don’t have a professional or independent music career, unexperienced, on and on…They’re living their dream of music and love for months. A… Read more »
Please don’t focus on their charisma; Amaia is overcompensating Alfred’s lack of it.
I meant the video was made extremely simple so people would not be distracted of connecting with them/their personalities and at the same they don’t create any kind of “fixed concept” for the final performance, so it’s all opened for a good or bad surprise. A Spain’s team PR strategy so people connects with them as normal people not as diva performers. Mainly because these lyrics/melody not only talk about love, but also about life. I dare to say the National Final performance was also thought in this way. Apart from the piano intro, I would say they were told… Read more »
Malta is underrated in odds. Ejja Chri!!
Cyprus first? People loving them Fyffes bananas and pineapples!
If only… if only Italy could be bothered with recreating at least part of the video on stage. This could have been a dark
horse winner. But I am not sure, Ermal and Fabrizio might choose just to stand on an empty stage…
Well, in my opinon, escfans are extremly hatefull whithout empath, so I expect them to vote the sameway
Mysterious Ukraine, actually! I have been watching this video all day long and can’t stop admiring it! Such a great idea!
It’s new but lovely!
Cyprus and Ireland
Belgium (I don’t like the song, but the video serves), and Ireland.
You kidding??? It is Israel .
Malta hands down!
Italy for sure….but i like many clips… my favs also France,Finland, Ukraine and Spaine, Cyprus
GREECE, FOR SURE, THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Voted for Italy and Hungary. The ones that make me feel emotional every single time.
I always vote for my own country.
ahaha fair enough
Ärlighet varar längst. ; )
Greece and Belarus actually
Malta. Just look at that huge crowd. Also it gives me P!nk – What About Us vibes.
Sorry, Italy takes that crown by far. The Video is emotional af.
YES. I saw the reaction from a russian speaking guy who cried watching it. The speech he made after the music video was so so touching that it made me cry. And he felt the emotions without knowing the lyrics. Now that is what a powerful music video can do.
Yeah, I’ve seen it too! Btw, Ermal Meta shared it on his Twitter.
He was a guy from Ukraine.