Bilal Jonida Miki Lake Malawi

We waited almost a month for song number two. Now, in a matter of days, that figure has doubled to four. Today, Czech Republic’s Lake Malawai entered the fray with “Friend of a Friend”. But is the group your favourite Eurovision 2019 act so far? Can they prevent Spain’s Miki from making it three in a row? Or will Albania’s Jonida Maliqi or France’s Bilal Hassani shake things up?

It’s time to vote!

You can listen to “Friend of a Friend” and watch our interview below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. And for once you’ve time to mull over your decision! Voting ends on Thursday, 7 February — just ahead of the UK’s You Decide final. Selections in Australia and Montenegro will follow soon after.

We will then relaunch the poll to include the three winners, along with any other entries which may drop in the interim. Depending on the outcome of Sanremo, we might also have an Italian act.

Lake Malawi “Friend of a Friend”

The second ever Eurovision Song CZ came to a relatively low key conclusion on Monday afternoon. During a live press conference it was revealed that Lake Malawi would represent the Czechs with “Friend of a Friend”. The indie trio came joint top with the jury but finished second with the voting public. Will they be able to win over the international televoters come May?

Who is your favourite Eurovision 2019 act so far?

 

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AngieP
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AngieP

I didn’t think I’d say this but right now SPAIN is my favourite eurovision act (at least for now).
Then FRANCE, ALBANIA,CZECH REPUBLIC.
It’s still early though.

Sly
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Sly

1. Spain
2. Albania
3. Czech Republic

99999999. France – Worst french entry in Eurovision history

Strynkia
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Strynkia

Agree !

Margerita
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Margerita

And as always the poll refuses to show up…

West
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West

For fun I looked up poll from last year when it was just these four contries and the results were same as now: 1. Spain, 2. Albania, 3. France and 4. Czech Republic. And yet in the final they placed quite diferently…

Kris P. Kreme
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Kris P. Kreme

I’m not voting until there’s something to choose from. It’s not US presidential elections! 😛

Vevee
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Vevee

Wow, the hostility of some Eurovision fans is absolutely bloody ridiculous! Only 4 songs are official so far, there’s plenty more to come! France’s song is actually the one I’ve been playing over in my head out of the four acts so far. Yes, he can improve vocals but there’s a lot going for him and his song. I love how people talk about Bilal being a flop before the competition has really begun. I wish all the acts good luck, remember people, it’s a wonderful song competition, not a chance to abuse performers or imply that whatever you say… Read more »

Jake
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Jake

We just expected better, considering how well Czech Republic and France did last year

Lolek
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Lolek

I agree that we shouldn’t be vitriolic or mean towards any of the contestants. That said, one can’t expect everyone to like or enjoy a specific song or act (whether its Bilal or anyone else). I also think that those who think that Roi will flop aren’t necessarily coming from a place of pure loathing. Bilal did get through in large part thanks to his massive local fanbase. Nothing wrong with that. He won the right to represent France fairly. However, it’s not out of line to question how well he will do when the international jury weren’t generally over… Read more »

toitoto
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toitoto

I dont know why u guys already draw conclusions about Bilal. We are not even in May and Eurovision is made of surprises. I should remember you that Eurofans doesnt always think and vote like non eurofan audience who watch the contest. And also you draw conclusions about a song which will be massively revamped so its useless. We have already saw revamp who helped an bad or average song become great at Eurovision . Also Bilal is an eurofan himself so he see the comments of you guys (Hi Bilal). He will revamp the song and a good position… Read more »

CyxCy
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CyxCy

1 Albania
2 France
3 Spain
4 Czech Republic. Lake Malawi is very friendly, his music video is original, and this song is easily heard, but doesn’t really stand out. This is the style of music that you hear in the background when you go to a tea shop in a trendy establishment.

Joe
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Friend of a Friend is more of a sound than an actual song.

Ben
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Ben

What’s with Armenia’s Srbuk?

Nané
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The song is not selected yet 🙂

Ben
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Ben

So Half A Goddess isn’t the selected song for ESC?

Jo.
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Jo.

Not that we know…

Nané
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No, it is not.

Héctor
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Héctor

1. Spain (7.5)
2. Czech Republic (6.5)
3. Albania (6.5)
4. France (5)

Not a winner so far. Also, is it me or at this point we have fewer entries than other years by the same period? Only 4 entries and we are at end of January…

Colin
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Colin

Fewer selected ones, but a larger number of NF songs released.

Lady Gagarina
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Lady Gagarina

France feels…reductive. Well all these 4 are, but France is the most reductive. Bargain bin version of what a contestant should be

ESCMarius
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ESCMarius

1. Spain
2. France
3. Czech Republic
4. Albania

“La Venda” just makes me feel good and with a proper revamp instrumentation wise, I think it could finish higher then most people think.?

Mei
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Mei

1. Spain
2. Albania
3. Czech Republic
4. France

Simon H
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Simon H

1. Albania 2. Czech Republic 3. Spain 4. France Having followed Eurovision religiously for 40 years now, ever since Johnny Logan won with What’s another Year. I can honestly say I do not remember a year where the first releases have been so weak. I mean come on France and Spain , I mean seriously???? I know there are 38 songs to go but with the level of entries in other National Finals so far revealed, it’s just striking me as a weak field so far. Let’s hope for something mega from Russia Sweden etc to address the balance .… Read more »

Ana
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Ana

So far:
1. Albania
2. Czech Rep.
3. France
4. Spain
It can change though

I't's
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I't's

So far only songs that won’t finish high

Petersu
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Petersu

France
Spain
Czech Republic
Albania
Don’t like any of the songs, to be honest.

Petersu
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Petersu

These songs are weak! Deal with it!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Albania > France > Czech >>> the other one

But none of these will be in my top 10 so

Posick Godmental
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Posick Godmental

You should treat the obsession and mental illness that you have every year with Spain. Only advice 🙂

Sofia
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Sofia

You shouldn’t reply her. I’ve read her since years and I think it’s obvious she’s a demented person

Petersu
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Petersu

It’s a man though.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Y’all haven’t sent a decent song since 2015, and your bottom 5 results are further proof of the poor quality of your entries. If only y’all took it as seriously as my country Italy you’d have listenable songs and decent results. 🙂

Aisling
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Aisling

Yes I want my country to send a dancing ape indeed.. That was a very serious song from Italy they were seriously thinking about it… Lol no offence it was a g song but…

Miguel
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Miguel

Still spain. Czechia is my least favorite song.

Sakis
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Miki….votez pour lui…..et hatani pour islande

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

i know that there is only 4 so far and it’s far too early to judge this entire year as there are probably lots of bops to come but…these four seem kind of weak to me

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

My top 4 (so far):
1) Albania
2) Spain
3) France
4) Czech Republic
Let’s hope the 5th song to be released won’t be my 5th place but higher

NickC
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NickC

My ranking is France- Spain-Czechia-Albania.

Nguyet Huynh
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Nguyet Huynh

My top 4 so far:
1. Spain
2. Czech Republic
3. Albania
4. France

Marcelo
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Marcelo

1. Czech Republic
2. Spain
3. Albania
4. France

The top 3 are really decent entries, each unique in their own different way, specially Albania. The same can’t be said about France, tho, but I’ll admit that “Roi” has been somewhat stuck in my head lately, specially its catchy chorus. Sadly, “Friend of a Friend” have kinda filled that spot now while “Roi” still doesn’t convince me at all. I don’t think France will be in the bottom of my list when all songs are released, but right now it’s where it belongs.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Not into ranking so early but I don’t dislike any of the songs yet. Would say that France is possibly the weakest at this point.

Mark
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Mark

It’s a weak year

Marcelo
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Marcelo

There are still 38 songs to go, dude.

Robyn Gallagher
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And a lot of countries deliberately won’t release/decide their song until early March.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

We’ll get 25 songs in 10 days… I wish it would be more spread out like a few years ago.

PP77
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PP77

1.Spain
2.Albania
3.France
4.Czech Republic

Olivia Mac Arthur
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Olivia Mac Arthur

1: Spain
2:Albania
3: Czech Republic
4: France

Fabio
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Fabio

1 – Spain (Super Fun);
2 – Albania (Beautiful Ballad);
3- Czech Republic (Very Catchy)
4 – France (I hate, the worst one);

Love from Portugal…

molly
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molly

1. czechia 2. france 3. spain 4. albania (don’t come for me lmao)

Shanfa Chai
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Shanfa Chai

1. Albania
2. France
3. Spain
4. Czech Republic

I’ve decided to switch the position of France and Spain. Got a bit tired of “La Venda”.

Hellohi
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Hellohi

1 Czech rep
2 Spain
3 Albania
4 France .. worst French entry since 2014

brennan
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brennan

1. Czechia
2. Albania
3. Spain
4. France

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Still an easy choice for me: Albania. Then Spain, France and Czechia. The sad note is that I prefer the 2018’s entries from all these four countries.

lolspain
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lolspain

What I find actually very fascinating and interesting is the fact that regardless of the poll results, comments pro-Spain and pro-France get heavily down-voted. Whereas comments pro-Albania get up-voted a lot.
Can someone explain this to me?

Strynkia
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Strynkia

Maybe because Roi is bad so they disagree with theses tops ?

lolspain
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lolspain

What about the Spain-related comments?

Strynkia
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Strynkia

I don’t know why , imo I prefer La Venda than Tu Cancion

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Probably the hype of Spanish and French fans, which sometimes can be annoying.

Angelo
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Angelo

Shut up
#SpainDouzePoints

yom124
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yom124

Is that a valid reason to downvote someone though? Just because you disagree with them?

Lolek
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Lolek

Tbh I haven’t seen any pro-spain comments getting heavily downvoted… The pro france ones lately not so much either – I think at a time it was because his fans kept spamming the DE polls (Which are meant to be a representative sample of how wiwiblogg fans would vote).

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Well, my comment where I have the Czech Republic at first place just got downvoted. So, who knows?

lolspain
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lolspain

I can easily call this as the FIRST legit wiwi-poll, since Spain’s and France’s results can be disregarded. Anyone with 2 grams of logic in their brains know they are going to flop painfully, regardless of their super mega hype (looking at you chicos y chicas spamming).
So yeah, it’s in-between Albania and Czechia. I like them both, but Albania still gets my vote.

FreeFair
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FreeFair

And this year it isn’t just Spanish fans rigging the poll to their own country. Rest of Europe LOVES La Venda. Maybe you have to be a foreigner to see why it’s so great.

Paula Biderman
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Paula Biderman

1. Spain is so festive and happy song 2. France 3. Czech Republic 4. Albania

val
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val

1. Albania
2. France
3. Spain
4. Czech Republic

And besides Albania I really don’t care for the other songs, so I’m looking forward to what’s yet to come.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Australia? LOL.
Ze-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ro…. Gra-a-a-a-a-a-aaaa-vity.
And it feels like… [ohhh, you get the point]

OohHoney
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OohHoney

1. Albania
2. Czech Republic
3. Spain
4. France

Joshua
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Joshua

Same top lol

Joseph
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Joseph

Same as mine as well

Tonton Fée
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Tonton Fée

1. France 😉
2. Czech republic
3. Spain
4. Albania

MikolasFan
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MikolasFan

The songs are pretty listenable and nice, especially Miki’, but i’m waiting for a real BOPs to root for, who its gonna be?
Sweden,Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Finland or maybe Malta and Ukraine, cant wait to find out! :))

Albert
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Albert

1. France (I would prefer seemone)
2. Spain (I would prefer Maria or nadie se salva)
3. Albania ( I would prefer Nene or me forte)
4. Czech republic (I would prefer Barbora)

This song are ok, but meh, the winner is coming…

DaniCalifornia
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DaniCalifornia

1- SPAIN
2- ALBANIA
3- FRANCE
4- CZECH REPUBLIC

Rasmus
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Rasmus

1.Albania: Mystical and haunting 🙂
2.Spain: I think it will get more power after the revamp. Catchy
3. France: To bland and forgetable. At best 11-15 i think.
4. Czech Republic: Very repititive, will get lost.

EscGreece
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EscGreece

4. Czech Republic (7/10) [This is not my type of music. The only part I really enjoy is when he talks about his neighbour right before the chorus. Without that it would be a 6 lmao. Still respect his type and his charisma. Good luck] 3. France (7.8/10) [I like this. Don’t hate it. Don’t love it either. It’s pretty average overall. I don’t like his stage presence at all (please don’t kill me). I like the lyrics and the meaning. Dislike his voice. So yeah I either love or hate aspects of this song, so it’s just average to… Read more »

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

7/10 for a song you don’t like, 7.8/10 for an “average” song??? You’re really generous man.

EscGreece
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EscGreece

I score based on song, voice, originality (style), lyrics meaning and the singer’s charisma on stage. The czech singer has a good voice, decent style and is really charimsatic you know. I really respect that.
Roi has a deep meaning that I can’t ignore and the song is actually good I guess. But still I like all 4 entries I guess so I’m still waiting for some really bad ones. Friend Of A Friend will probably be the only one not on my top 30

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Staying loyal with my queen from Albania <3

1.Albania 8.5/10
2.Spain 7.25/10
3.Czechia 5.5/10 (maaaan, True colours would've been a 9/10 at least…)
4.France 5/10

Thunder and lighting it is getting exciting
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From these 4 songs of course the albanian song is the best . The spanish song is good for a circus show or a carnival show .

Thunder and lighting it is getting exciting
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Spain is going to win eurovision easily this year (heavy sarcasm)

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Sarcasm’s for winners. You clearly suck at it, honey.