The Eurovision 2019 season received a much need kick-start this week when Spain’s Operación Triunfo Gala Eurovision ended with victory for Miki and “La Venda”. This brought the current tally of confirmed acts and songs to two, the other being Albania’s Jonida Maliqi with “Ktheju tokës”. She earned the right to sing at Eurovision after winning Festivali i Këngës 57 just before Christmas.
Tel Aviv may still be a long way off, but it only takes two to tango. And what a fierce dance it’s been!
We asked y’all to vote for your favourite Eurovision act so far, and a whooping 4,574 votes were cast.
Jonida put in a valiant effort, picking up 1,504 votes (32.88% of all votes cast). But the Balkan songstress was pipped to the post by the Iberian charmer. Miki turned on the heat and scooped up 3,070 votes in the process (67.12% of all votes cast).
Miki “La Venda”
Jonida Maliqi “Ktheju tokës”
Your Eurovision favourites on 26 January (2 acts)
- Spain: Miki with “La Venda”. 67.12% (3,070 votes)
- Albania: Jonida Maliqi with “Ktheju Tokës” 32.88% (1,504 votes)
Total Votes: 4,574
Thankfully, this isn’t a knockout blow. Jonida survives to fight another day. However, she and Miki will face additional adversaries. France’s search for its next Eurovision act concludes tonight. Afterwards, we’ll relaunch the poll to include the winning song from both.
What do you think of the current standings? Does Spain deserve its number one placing? And perhaps more importantly, can Miki hold onto the much coveted top spot next time? Will France arrive with a bang and snatch poll position? Or could Albania sneak past both and claim the crown? Let us know below.