Eurovision 2019 Favourite Act so Far

This weekend, the trickle became a flow. Over the course of 48-hours, the amount of confirmed Eurovision 2019 acts doubled from four to eight. The United Kingdom, Australia, Montenegro and Italy all selected their songs for Tel Aviv.

But who is your favourite Eurovision 2019 act so far? Is Spain’s Miki destined to top the poll yet again? Or could the newcomers shake things up?

It’s time to vote!

You can listen to all four new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends early on Friday, 15 February — just ahead of selections in Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania.

We will then relaunch the poll to include the five winners, along with any other entries which may drop in the interim.

United Kingdom: Michael Rice “Bigger Than Us”

First out of the blocks was the UK’s Eurovision You Decide. Reinstated to its prime time Friday evening slot, the fourth edition of the selection format was given a convoluted twist. Out of three songs and six performers, Michael Rice emerged victorious with his ballad “Bigger Than Us”. The package topped the televote and garnered favour with the show’s three-person jury. But how will it fare against 25 other songs in May’s Eurovison  final?

Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke “Zero Gravity”

European fans switched on their livestreams unusually early on Saturday morning eager to catch Australia’s inaugural national final. After ten songs and almost three hours, Kate Miller-Heidke took the win with “Zero Gravity”. The alternative popera number topped both the jury and televote. However, online temperatures rose higher than Kate’s skirt. Apparently European tweeters didn’t share the same love for the act. Will they be won over before Tel Aviv?

Montenegro: D-Moll “Heaven”

Following its 2018 revival, Montenegro’s Montevizija returned on Saturday night. Five acts competed, including Eurovision 2009’s Andrea Demirović. But it was D-moll who topped both the first round and the televote-only superfinal.  The vocal group performed “Heaven”. Could the track ascend to celestial heights in Israel? Or is it already DOA?

Italy: Mahmood “Soldi”

Italy’s week-long Sanremo festival drew to a close late on Saturday night. While not strictly a national selection, the winner is given first refusal rights on representing Italy at Eurovision. Three of the last four victors have stepped up to the mantle, and this year’s champion Mahmood continued the trend. But his win was not without controversy. “Soldi” dominated the jury vote but came a distant third with the public. Can he do better with European and Australian voters?

Who is your favourite Eurovision 2019 act so far?

Read the results.

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Jo.
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Jo.

Last time I checked, Bilal was 3rd to last. Now he’s only 400 pts behind Mahmood.

Bea
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Bea

Lol Bilal fans going crazy with the voting, how childish.

Melanie Trump
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Melanie Trump

Are we sure bilals crazy fan base is just secluded to France bcs im scared they’re going to push the dreadful song up to a position it won’t deserve. Dw ill call the Russians and call in some favours.

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????
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????

Bilal is the king of this year <3
12 point from Russia

Lion76
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Lion76

I am very surprised that the song of France is taken so much points even more than Spain and Albania . In any case I don’t like France moreover he can’t sing well live.
My Top as of now:
1) Italy
2) Albania
3) Spain
4) Uk
5) Australia
6) France
7) Czech Republic
8) Montenegro

Midolo
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Midolo

He can, watch his performances outside Eurovision, he was just stressed…

Strynkia
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Strynkia

Seriously Hassani in number 2 with a basic Pop song and bad vocals ?
Where are the true Eurofans ? This song deserves only the fifth place not more higher than good songs like Albania.

For me :

8- Montenegro
7- United kingdom
6- Czech Republic
5- France
4- Australia
3- Spain
2- Albania
1- Italy

Miya
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Miya

My top 5 1- TWELVE POINTS GOES TO ITALY : Catchy song i love italian language and the most important very beautiful voice. He’s got chance to be in the top 5 in Tel Aviv ! 2- TEN POINTS GOES TO FRANCE : I love the song and the message ! I think until Tel Aviv he just have to improve his live vocals and it will be great. Maybe top 10. 3- EIGHT POINTS GOES TO SPAIN : Festive song with a lot of energy really love it the lyrics stay in the head « La venda ya cayoooooo » top… Read more »

ellen
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ellen

UK and Spain still topping the list for me. Cant believe so many aren’t appreciating the UK at all

It’s the BBC’s fault, not the UK’s
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It’s the BBC’s fault, not the UK’s

France went from 940 to 1,800 within half an hour, overtaking the UK, Australia and Albania and on its way to overtake Spain too.

This polled is rigged af

J Fox
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J Fox

Jalous

Miya
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Miya

No he just have reactive’s fans

lolspain
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lolspain

It just overtook Spain. I guess Bilal’s fans just discovered the poll.

It’s the BBC’s fault, not the UK’s
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It’s the BBC’s fault, not the UK’s

If the Bilal fanboys keep rigging the polls, Wiwibloggs need to think twice about doing these polls (it becomes unfair)

Carola
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Carola

Bilal retweeted the poll, that’s what happened. No rigging. Sigh

Loin dici
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Kind of rigging–subtly asking fans to vote for him. Nothing life-and-death wrong about it.

Carola
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Carola

Lol Michael Rice retweeted too. Shall we accuse him of rigging too… so what if it’s not having the desired result?

Taerio
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Taerio

Nothing is even rivalling La Venda for me yet, I enjoy the others but I feel like all of them are missing something?

Graph
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Graph

Yeah, I feel the same way about most of the songs. Spain (or maybe UK?) is my favorite so far. The only one I really dislike is Czech Republic.

Chris
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Chris

The winner is not selected yet!

Sexyfan
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Sexyfan

Yes it’s Spain hahahaa

Gaizjdjdjxjx
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Gaizjdjdjxjx

I’m Spanish and I say NO

Teddie
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Teddie

Welp, it’s all fun and games until Hatari enters the race and goes straight to the first spot

Sebastian
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Sebastian

Someone has Spain in 1st so far???’

Katitam
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Katitam

Albania, Australia, Italy!

Jai
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Jai

1. France
2. Australia
3. Albania
4. Italy
5. Spain
6. UK
7. Montenegro
8. Czech Republic

Hsinaps
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Hsinaps

Italy, such a powerful lyrics, great song!

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

My opinion changes like every other day 😛
I don’t think any of these will win, but most of them aren’t half bad imo, I only really dislike Montenegro.

1. Australia
2. Italy
3. Albania
4. France
5. Spain (sorry, unpopular opinion heh)
6. UK
7. Czechia
8. Montenegro

Rona
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Rona

Australia first, Spain fifth, WOW!

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

Right? Told you it was unpopular.

Kris P. Kreme
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Kris P. Kreme

Is it bad that I’m bopping to Formatia Lume’s Adriano Celentano more than to any of these songs? 😛

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Yaay! Party together! 😀

Yaa
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Yaa

There is still hope, I heard they are now in Poland’s competition. It’s in English, though.

noone
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noone

1. Italy
2. Spain
3. Czech Rep.
4. Australia
5. UK
6. Albania
7. France
8. Montenegro

de to
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de to

Put them all out of their misery.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Erm, Eurovision “Fan” website here. The sign on the door.

steven
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steven

I prefer Seemone for France !good luck to Bilal

steven
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steven

Je ne sais pas , j hésite entre l Espagne et l Italie .

esc munstah
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esc munstah

1. Australia (popera, touching/beautiful lyrics and Ze-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-roh joyfully stuck in my head)
2. Albania (ethno, drama, MUCH better than Jamala)
3. UK (Michael Rice’s vocal delivery!)
4. the rest of them; bland and forgettable

It’s a long wait until March where we’ll see if Finland’s DARUDE can beat the competition… finger’s crossed!

Euroviper3
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Euroviper3

1. Spain
2. Italy
3. Czech Rep
4. Montenegro
5. UK
6. France
7. Albania
8. Australia
No wow songs yet

Leonard
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Leonard

Albania is special this year.

Jo.
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Jo.

Yes! Just like last year, they are getting underrated. It’s a great song!!

Katitam
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Katitam

YES. Jonida has a masterpiece in her hands and I feel that we have one dark horse in her. Or I hope so, because her song it’s incredible!

Little crumb
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Little crumb

And her revamp is coming really good! She’s momentarily in Sweden recording final revamped version at one of Sweden’s best recording studios. I listened to some sneak peeks in instagram…amaxing!

MarkoH
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MarkoH

1. Italy
2. Czech Rep
3. Australia
4. France
5. Montenegro
6. UK
7. Spain
8. Albania

Quite an unpopular opinion eh?

666
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666

1. France (stop hatin)
2. Italy
3. Australlia
4. Albania
5. Spain
6. UK
7. Czech Rep
8. Montenegro

Strynkia
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Strynkia

It’s a bad song -_-

Reguili
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Reguili

No ; you have the right not to love. But do not declare peremptorily that it’s a bad song ..

Jake
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Jake

Absolutely loved ‘Sois un bon fils’ and ‘2000 and whatever’ and either of them would have been my favourite, but out of these I like Spain and Albania 🙂

ESC LOU
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ESC LOU

1-Spain
2-Italy
3-Albania
4-Australia
5-Uk
6-Czech Republic
7-France
8-Montenegro

Solo
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Solo

Italian is a bad singer.

steven
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steven

very good singer you mean

Mari
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Mari

Handsome singer, bad voice 😛

onin
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onin

italy

Solo
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Solo

Australia is the best, it’s a masterpiece.

Katrinelene
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Katrinelene

Very bad copy of last year Estonian entrace

Tim
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Italys song its a joke, its awful.

Jake
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Jake

I don’t personally like the song, but it has very deep meaning. Look it up.

Olof
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Olof

If it was sweden you would have hated it hahah deep meaning my a**

Melanie Trump
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Melanie Trump

Sweden would never send quality like Italy….(except for loreen)

Laurell Barker
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Laurell Barker

Hi guys. For anyone who is interested, the UK has a whole new team this year from producers to A&R. These people are HUGE fans of Eurovision and extremely passionate about coming to the table with a quality performance. It is so exciting to be a part of the changes going on there, and I can speak for all the writers when I say we are BLOWN AWAY by their efforts. On a more personal note, I just want to share that this song comes from the heart – we were shaking when we wrote it, it just flowed in… Read more »

David F
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David F

Laurell, that’s a really lovely message and tribute. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Wishing you lots of luck and to enjoy the whole Eurovision process from here on in until May 🙂

Floprina
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Floprina

I think we should get whoever wrote the Austrian 2018 entry to do a tweak to Bigger than us (that make it even more powerful).

I really hope attitudes change within the BBC and the general public of the UK. Good luck Laurell, best of luck to you and the writers!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Someone involved in the UK Eurovision entry actually visiting a Eurovision site? I never thought I’d see the day! Maybe you guys might learn something if you stick around. 😉

Laurell
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Haha I know right…! I’ve seen up close how much those involves with the UK have been watching and listening…they are trying to step it up thanks to their belief in the relevance of this contest. It’s really cool to see it happening. This year a previous ESC winning writer competed as well as a writer for Katy Perry, Chainsmokers + arranger for Taylor Swift. They’ve got some powerhouses getting on board and have great intentions for coming years. Really happy to see this! Thanks for showing the love too!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I don’t know what to say, except “thank you”. I love “Stones” (for ZIBBZ) and I appreciate your involvement in so much of Eurovision. I know I have been critical about this year’s “You Decide” format (only 3 songs instead of 6), and in particular disliking the song “Freaks”, but I still believe in Eurovision and am grateful for the work that has been put in. It would be amazing to have those “powerhouses” coming in to support the UK in the contest next year – thanks for sharing that. Best of luck with the show in Tel Aviv.

Ellen
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Ellen

Laurell BIGGER THAN US is one of the best songs we’ve sent in over a decade. It touched me as soon as a heard it. Great great song for UK this year. I hope Europe adore it as much. And I wish the uK would start getting behind its acts rather than attacking constantly. You’ve done an amazing job with the song. Thank you x

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Tamta ftw

666
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666

hell ya!

Jonas
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Jonas

Italia!

dragvision
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dragvision

1 Italy
2 Soldi
3 Mahmood
4 Alessandro
5 Italy

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Amazing! So my Top 8:
1. Kate
2. Miller
3. Heidke
4. Zero
5. Gravity
6. Australia
7. Total
8. Slayage

steven
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steven

lol

David F
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David F

Thoughts from my journey on the train, listening to them all, so far this is probably how I’d rank them:

1=. Italy
1=. Australia
—–
3. UK
4. France
5. Spain
—–
6. Albania
—–
7. Czech Republic
8. Montenegro

Special mention and forever in my heart: Australia – Electric Fields 🙂

Excited for:
a) Romania – Laura and Bella
—–
b) Germany – what may come
c) Sweden – Jon Henrik
d) Russia – Sergey
—–
e) Lithuania – Monika Marija
f) Norway – Keiino
g) Iceland – Hatari ; and maybe Hera Bjork, if she give her song the dance remix it deserves
h) Ukraine – MARUV
i) Cyprus – Tamta

Lots to look forward to! 😀

Jo.
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Jo.

I’m excited the most for Portugal (Conan, NBC), Sweden (Jon Hendrik, maybe?), Lithuania (Monika) and Ukraine (Kazka). Among the internal selections, I’m expecting good stuff from Belgium, Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Austria.

Lolek
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Lolek

Atm for me (tentatively)): 1) Australia – Preferred 200 and Whatever but this song is really growing on me! 2) Spain – I dig the high energy and fun nature of the song. 3) UK – Great power ballad. 4) Italy – I know its a fan favourite but I haven’t had the chance to properly listen to it fully/attentively. I’m sure it will grow on me once I give it a proper listen. 5) Albania – A unique song with an amazing voice. 6) France – An alright song and Bilal sings okay. I hope he improves things for… Read more »

Stian F
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Stian F

At the moment there are 92 people who have absolutely no clue of anything within music, orelse they are so heavily nationalistic that they can’t see passed anything other than their own space. The songs so far are pretty varied and still these 92 rate Montenegro as their favorite? Montenegro song is one of the worst in Eurovision of the last 20 years. I have no other words to describe it. There are no worse songs in any national final this year as of yet.

Sam
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Sam

I guess there is people for everything…, but the key of any forum is to respect other people’s opinions, isn’t it?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Thank god you are here, so we can all be educated on what good music is. I actually have word’s to describe it: Your attitude is as bad as Montenegro’s song. 😉

David F
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David F

What Sam and Bean said. Thank you.

Love love peace peace, Stian 🙂

Nicolas
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Nicolas

France, Italy, Australia, Czech are way worse than Montenegro. In fact it’s more than 2,000 people who have no clue about music. The only option here would be NONE because this year all songs are awful.

Isa
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Isa

It’s not my favourite, but Montenegro’s song is beautiful! ?

Eurofan
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Eurofan

But Montenegro is last on the poll…so what is your problem exactly?

PP77
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PP77

1.Spain
2.Albania
3.Italy (jump from 6 place after few listen)
4.France
5.Australia
6.Montenegro
7.Czech Republic
8.United Kingdom

Sam
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Sam

Italy for sure. I find it is the best song of those selected so far both in terms of originality and lyric quality. But I’d like to point (again) to the fact that the Italian people’s choice was Ultimo by a large majority… So is Mahmood really “legitimised” by its country to represent the whole nation?

Beek
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Beek

Why does it matter if Italy “approves” of their representative? It’s not like they’ll be able to vote for themselves at Eurovision. What matters is that he seems pretty popular among Eurofans even if they’re not Italian.

Sam
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Sam

It is precisely because he is their representative that Italy should have a say on that choice. I do believe Ultimo should be asked whether he wants to go to Tel Aviv. Although he will probably say no for he has other more economically profitable plans, at least those who voted for him would feel they are listened. Otherwise people will just think their votes only served to make money and were useless to express their opinion. We aren’t talking about a razor-thin difference, but about a fairly long margin.

noone
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noone

I don’t know; Slovenia for example always sends songs that have not won the televote. Lea Sirk last year was only thrid in televote, Omar Naber second in 2017, there were even some occasions where the jury gave 0 points to the winner of televote and it ended at the last place. That’s just how it is. I think Mahmood is a good representative.

Isa
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Isa

Bearing in mind the fact that he has already topped the itunes chart ahead of Ultimo, I think he has already been legitimised! 🙂

Ana
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Ana

1. Italy (NEVER disappoints! <3)
2. Albania
3. Czech Rep.
4. France
5. Spain
6. Australia
7. Montenegro
8. UK

Dime
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Dime

1. Italy (catchy vibes)
2. Czech Republic (catchy vibes)
3. Albania (good strong balkan vibes)
4. UK (XFactor vibes)
5. France (basic song; disaster performance)
6. Spain (just too meh; UEFA vibes)
7. Australia (can’t find song here)
8. Montenegro (boring af)

Jo.
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Jo.

UEFA vibes =S

Luke A
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Luke A

1. Czech Republic
2. Spain
3. Australia
4. UK
5. Italy
6. France
7. Albania
8. Montenegro

Lourdes
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Lourdes

For me, the ones that stand out are Albania and Australia.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

1. Australia 2. Albania 3. Montenegro

I do not care about the rest, try again next year

Floprina
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Floprina

Montenegro 3rd LOL

Mari
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Mari

So what, is it allowed to have opinion in this comment section, or just go with the flow?

eurovision6
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eurovision6

I dont even like Montenegro lol but it is still better than France, Czech Republic and UK for example..

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Same here

Yssy
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Yssy

1) Australia 2)Albania 3) Italy

Floprina
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Floprina

Apart from France, the big 5 seem pretty strong this year!

Italy has the best song so far (they always serve quality every year)!

Sam
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Sam

They do. Italy is the exception to the average poor quality of the big 5.

Rhaenys
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Rhaenys

As an Italian, I t’s so emotional and exciting to hear these words from all of you! Thank you so much guys! I hope Mahmood will do well in May :))))

eurovision6
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eurovision6

What? For me it feels like they are all going for last place this year? “Bigger than us” is the ordinary and predictable UK entry with generic lyrics, “La Venda” is a novelty act that is not even fun, Italy have the worst entry since they came back in 2011

esc stan
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esc stan

Italy is my winner so far

Jdbdsk
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Jdbdsk

For me, France is winner ! It’s sure !