Eurovision 2011 holds a special place in my euro-pop heart. Although it was the second contest I attended, it was the first where I really threw myself into the press centre and learned the ins and outs of what happens on-the-ground. The theme of “Feel Your Heartbeat” was so cohesive, tying in well with Germany’s place in the heart of Europe and leading to some really memorable postcards. Oooo, Ima get emotional remembering this one!
So, as I’m visiting my family in Atlanta, I thought I’d have my sister watch the Top 3 from that edition of the contest. Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki, Italy’s Raphael Gualazzi and Sweden’s Eric Saade each have their lovers and haters, champions and detractors. And so it seemed like a fun exercise to see how Suzanne — who only started watching the show in 2017 — would react to each of them and assess their final placement.
All these years later, which song do you think deserved to win? Were you happy with the actual result back in the day? Let us know what you’re thinking down below!