We’re down to the wire and everything is up for grabs. And tonight — after several pyro showers and a bit of fuego — we will finally crown the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Ahead of tonight’s action, we gave our readers 24 hours to vote for their favourites. They marched with their fingers, pointing and clicking and ultimately casting 22,201 votes. The results are in and our readers have named their favourites. And they include a snow fairy, a fire starter and a man serving high fashion Halloween.

Finland’s Saara Aalto won the poll with 16% of all votes. The UK X Factor alum starts the performance spinning on a black platform with white carvings and we see her dancers — who wear military-inspired outfits — voguing in the foreground. Saara eventually unbuckles and proceeds to work every inch of the runway — voguing, swinging her arms in circles and dipping like it’s nobody’s business.

Towards the end of the act she climbs the stairs as a pyro shower unfurls. And then our girl pulls out a sparkling flare to announce just how much she’s moved from darkness to light. Empowered and emboldened, she turns backwards and falls into the arms of her army down below.

In recent weeks many had questioned whether Saara could make the final. She’s already proven those people wrong and now she’s ready to show them how high she can climb.

It’s getting hot in second place with the bookies’ favourite Eleni Foureira ready to slay for Cyprus. The “Fuego” singer is riding a wave of momentum and she’s now the favourite among most pundits.

Dolly Parton once said, “The higher the hair the closer to heaven.” And Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira definitely takes us to Paradise. Popping and locking, and frequently throwing her hair down and then into the air, she proves that sometimes the best prop at Eurovision is your own body.

The “Fuego” singer slips into a stunning catsuit with illusion cutouts that glitters beneath the stage lights as they cling to each of Eleni’s curves. Her four backing dancers cut a similar figure, creating an army of fabulous that entices and dazzles with every choreographed dip and turn. The moves, while very sensual and sultry, don’t stray into the vulgar. This is eye-catching, fiery and somehow beautiful — no fancy LED needed!

A song about fire should definitely have flames — and Eleni has them in spades. This features plenty of fire shooting into the air on the circular stage. Hip shake. Flame. Hair flip. Flame. One graphic element sees purple-ish smoke clouding the screen on either side of Eleni’s silhouette. She whips it away with her hair. Yes, kween!

The bottom three acts in our poll are Austria, Serbia and the United Kingdom. Between them they earned just 2.5% of the vote.

Who should win the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018? (Poll Closed)

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  4. ISRAEL – NETTA WITH “TOY”  7.8%  (1,731 VOTES)
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  7. ALBANIA – EUGENT BUSHPEPA WITH “MALL”  4.69%  (1,042 VOTES)
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Total Votes: 22,201
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5oavGvxBv8

 

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CyxCy
CyxCy
2 years ago

Well, you are not so far away … By changing about twenty countries of position. XD (and a huge heart for Cesar, I dare not imagine the face of punters when he shoved the top! XD)

Efi
Efi
2 years ago

Cyprus is the Winner
Finland is 10-20 place
Vote #Fuego 25

Caliopecaliope
Caliopecaliope
2 years ago

I am afraid we will have very angry fans after tonight’s results. Fan favorites will be Cyprus and Ireland, but will they get the jury behind them? *drum roll *
Good luck everyone!

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago

MY PREDICTIONS :-

So I have done the number crunching and this is it :-
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My scoring says that 1 of these 3 will be the winner tonight :-
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ISRAEL, FRANCE and CYPRUS
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My “Dark Horse” is ESTONIA and I think ESTONIA deserves to win.
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My Top 10 (in alphabetical order) is :-
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BULGARIA
CYPRUS
ESTONIA
FRANCE
FINLAND
ISRAEL
IRELAND
ITALY
LITHUANIA
SWEDEN
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Any of these 3 could are alternatives :-
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Germany, Norway, Moldova
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ochi chernye
ochi chernye
2 years ago

Because UK is the biggest peace of shit in the whole world.

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

oh shut up!!

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

Spain already trending worlwide on Twiter lol.

Malin
Malin
2 years ago

Be proud of your country tonigtht regardles of the result. They are all winners, so many stars. Every song is like a birthdaygift or a christmaspresent. Thuesday my 10 year old daughter said which such happiness ” this is the BEST tv-show in the world”. I asked if it almoust was like cristmas. ” this is much better than Cristmas. Miss my daughter tonight but I don’t feel alone. We are so many escfans that are connected tonight, all to our passion for esc. Something that many people don’t share whith us. Have the best night to to night. Love… Read more »

Darragh
Darragh
2 years ago
Reply to  Malin

Best of luck Ireland, let’s hope Europe vote with their hearts tonight. Best of luck everyone, may the best country win

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  Malin

Good Luck!!!!

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Malin

Hi, Malin!

Louden
Louden
2 years ago
Reply to  Malin

I remember being 10 and watching Abba win and sharing my joy with my mum. ESC creates memories to be treasured.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

And after the show (no not PED) i will see salty comments on Wiwibloggs website on how the others should’ve won. I should bring popcorn.

DyGh
DyGh
2 years ago
Mateo
Mateo
2 years ago

We’ve had a ton of these polls but i missed one: What song’s victory would be best for the Eurovision Song Contest?
Because that means personal preference should not lead but what song would have a positive effect on the standing of the contest. I came to the conclusion that for me a Hungarian victory would probably be best to show that Europe isn’t only about produced pop.
As for chart success I’m not really sure possibly Bulgaria or even Israel. Had Poland’s singer done better they might have had a shot.

kammajaa
kammajaa
2 years ago

Austria 24, Finland 1 ??? Wow, no comments….

Louden
Louden
2 years ago
Reply to  kammajaa

In hindsight….lol.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago

FIN and CYP are more likely to end up canceling each other out, leaving the door wide open for ISR, IRE and FRA and maybe LTU.

erzz
erzz
2 years ago

Cyprus will bring it definitely, and hopefully win, however Finland definitely Entertain, so they should expect a good result.
however Nicosia 2019 is what I wantt

Alessio
Alessio
2 years ago

AND THE REAL WINNER IS ALBANIA – EUGENT BUSHPEPA WITH “MALL

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

You know the show is about to begin when the comments go nuts. lol

Galit
Galit
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

It’s annoying.. this kind of behavior.!

Galit
Galit
2 years ago

We are not your toys William!
SUPPORT ISRAEL! VOTE NO. 22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaslhVpMv3k

Galit
Galit
2 years ago

FAKE NEWS ALERT! S?hame on you William! Israel leads your polls!
http://wiwibloggs.com/2018/03/20/poll-who-will-win-eurovision-2018/219915/

George
George
2 years ago
Reply to  Galit

And I repeat, this is an old poll. Things change. Stop being annoying and enjoy the show!

Galit
Galit
2 years ago
Reply to  George

This is not an old poll! this is the one and only poll on the site! stop cheating!

Ellie
Ellie
2 years ago
Reply to  Galit
Ana
Ana
2 years ago

Please vote Italy #26 and Albania #12 !
😀
Have a nice evening, everyone!

Aris
Aris
2 years ago

Support Cyprus! Vote for number 25! #Fuego

WhiteSox17
WhiteSox17
2 years ago
Reply to  Aris

Never.

digitalcrow
digitalcrow
2 years ago
Reply to  WhiteSox17

Good ! Whitesox17 you are one of the few that can actually hear ! Aris go to a doctor for your ears . Cyprus singer isn’t even sexy I hate her style her skin her face her everything yak ! Vote for Israel or somebody else not make this contest a freaking modeling catwalk you untalented trash !

Galit
Galit
2 years ago

Prsonaliy Wiliiam -WIWIBLOGGS I rather you won’t lie. publishing lies as if Finland and Cyprus won your polls.
This is a biased publication..
Your polls sat Netta won
http://wiwibloggs.com/2018/03/20/poll-who-will-win-eurovision-2018/219915/

LawStudent
LawStudent
2 years ago
Reply to  Galit

Galit your links is to the pre-reharsal poll. Wiwibloggs ran another poll after the rehearsals and the above are the final results. Still only love Netta and wish her all the best tonight, but no one is biased or lying. Relax.

Justhonest
Justhonest
2 years ago
Reply to  Galit

That poll is from March before any of the live shows.. Stop giving us Israelis such a ridiculous image I swear!

George
George
2 years ago
Reply to  Galit

This is an old poll that you posted…. Things have obviously changed since then

Medmed
Medmed
2 years ago

France 5th ???

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 years ago
Reply to  Medmed

Doesn’t deserve more. 5th is good