Eurovision 2019 Automatic Qualifiers

Along with host country Israel, the Big Five — France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom — get an automatic spot in the grand final of Eurovision 2019. They drop a lot of euros on the contest, and we thank them for helping keep the contest afloat. We used to roll our eyes at the jokes these nations would send to the contest. But in recent years they have been earning their keep.

Italy’s Mahmood has perhaps attracted the most buzz. After winning Sanremo with “Soldi”, he broke into the Spotify global charts and sparked a national political debate which made international headlines.

France’s Bilal Hassani has also been the subject of much discussion, with”Roi” performing strongly in the streaming charts. Spain’s Miki gets the fiesta started with “La Venda”, while Germany’s S!sters are doing it for themselves with the feminist anthem “Sister”.

The gang is completed by two very different ballads from the United Kingdom and Israel. Michael Rice’s “Bigger Than Us” is full of hope and love, whereas Kobi Marimi’s “Home” brims with pain and loss.

But who is YOUR favourite? You can listen to the six automatic qualifiers below and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count. This poll closes, just ahead of the first rehearsals in May. It’s up to you, Europe. Start voting now!

Who is your favourite automatic qualifier at Eurovision 2019?

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aya
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aya

i’m italian
1 italy
2 franch
3 germany

AngieP
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AngieP

My personal ranking:
1. Italy
2. Spain
3. Israel
4. France
5. Germany
6. U.K.

John
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John

My personal favourites:
1.France
2.Spain
3.United Kingdom
4.Italy
5.Germany
6.Israel

Malin
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Malin

I think that big five has a higher standard this year than they have had for some years now
Good luck from Sweden

1. Israel
2, Italy
3.Spain
4 UK
5 France
6, Germany

Aura Tudor
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Aura Tudor

make all the top 10, top 5 top 3 s you want but i ask you this : who’s heavy on you repeat playlist? for me it’s Greece and if she can surprise us with her performance and deliver on the vocals live she will have my vote for the win. My early favourite is Italy.

Veta
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Veta

The big 6 is very strong this year
1. Spain (one of the 4 songs of this year with the “wow” factor, my 4th)
2. Israel and Germany (among the best ballads of this year)
3. France for the message
4. UK
5. Italy

Stig
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Stig

This poll smells fishy

winter is coming
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winter is coming

That girl in the top of the photo looks exactly like Daenerys but with black hair

Navi
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Navi

Can somebody explain me that? I think that the song of Israel is not bad but it’s not my cup of tea. However, here is the best song of the Big Five+Host but in My Eurovision Scoreboard is in the last place of Big Five+Host.

Anna
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Anna

It’s called poll rigging 😛

Jonas J
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Jonas J

No poblem to make the divide: Top: Italy – UK – Germany. Totally written off: France, Spain, Israel

EscFan
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EscFan

My faves are Israel and Italy. The others are Okay but the worst for me is Spain, I just can’t listen the song to the end, it gets so boring and messy/noisy. Having said that I think that Spain won’t do to bad it is just my taste.

Celeste
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Celeste

I voted for all song but Germany and Israel the two are bottom 5 in my top 41.
Italy is 2nd behind Iceland, Spain 6th, France7th, and Uk 13th 🙂

Alon I srael
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Alon I srael

1)Israel ( it will be epic live)
2)Germany( dramatic in the good way)
3)UK( will get their best results for years)
4) France( ok, not bad, but i am fed up with it)
5)Spain( will have good results but it’s an instant song..not so many intersting elements inside)
6)Italy( italian music is my favorite but i can’t stand this.. can’t connect to his voice)

all is a question of taste but i gave my sincere opinion.
will Sweden and UK similarities cancell eachother??

Jo.
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Jo.

So…Israel hm?
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pooky1001
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pooky1001

This poll is so funny!!! An hour ago Israel had 6,000 votes and now its has over 7500 and the other acts scores have hardly changed, so in the past hour almost everyone who logged into the poll immediately voted for Israel, i highly doubt it!!! There is something fishy going on here!!! lol

Laburnum
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Laburnum

All Big 5 countries are enjoyable this year, Germany and France are a little lacking for me but still have some redeemable qualities. Israel is…eh…not a fan

Leo M
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Leo M

Italia and Espana!

Jingo
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Jingo

KAN is paying people to vote for Kobi in internet polls

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

But they never paid me. i just voted for him cause i like him and the song… Where do I collect my check? Do you know how much? I can quit my day job! enough with the conspiracy theories…

Ana
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Ana

KAN invested 32 million Euros in this years production. Without getting additional funding from the government. They don’t need to spend money on internet polls as it’s non of their interest. You silly cow

Idit
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Idit

The most funny thing I heard. What is eating you? Kobi is an excellent Singer and he deserve every vote

Anna
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Anna

Is there any poll that isn’t rigged around here?

Gili
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Gili

Here we go again(:

Anna
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Anna

Seriously, you’re so annoying. You know very well that ‘Home’ is nowhere near being the best of these songs. We’re bothered, because this poll doesn’t reflect the reality. Check youtube rankings, check the eurovision scoreboard app, check other people’s comments here and you’ll know where Israel’s song stands compared to other songs. You had a beautiful song last year, and it deserved the praise and recognition it got. Now let the other more deserving songs have that this year and stop being so egocentric.

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Anna – I agree with your comment about the comments by the other person, but disagree with you about Home. Out of these 6 songs it’s generally regarded as to be with Italy as the top two. Watch the wiwibloggs video reaction review (saying it is a “beautiful song” and a “song for Europe”) the ESCunited video review (saying he “loves it”) and other reviews. I understand you might not like it – and that is your right of course – but it is getting very good reviews and considered a high scoring song. Many highly regarded reviewers love it,… Read more »

Gili
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Gili

You are such a pussi without pride…amazing

Anna
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Anna

@gilgip maybe I didn’t explain myself very well. I didn’t mean that ‘Home’ was the worst of these songs. No way. Just it’s not the very best and also Italy being the fan favorite, makes it clear that Israel can’t be first (and by almost double the votes) without being voted massively by Israeli people or Kobi’s fans. This makes the poll completely useless. Also its annoying when certain people are very arrogant about it, and can’t accept that for many people this is not the best song out of this bunch.

Gili
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Gili

You are annoying…accept the poll as it is and don’t start with conspiracy theories …you can’t be more annoying than that…I love home better than toy by far and i don’t agree with your taste..May l? Thank you…when I checked reaction to toy in you tube most of them loved home a lot including wiwiblogs and escunited more than most songs here so at least don’t lie

Gili
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Gili

* reactions to home

Anna
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Anna

I hope you’re not this annoying in real life

Gili
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Gili

I really don’t care what you say…you are not that smart you know…..you even didn’t understood the meaning of words of kobi song, I had to explain them to you..so how can I take you seriously…??? You can really kiss my ass

Anna
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Anna

Judging from the level of your English, it’s clear who isn’t smart here 😉

Melody
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Melody

Well it is weird because in the overall voting here Italy is right after Holland, but here it is behind Israel. That is weird. Israeli’s voting like crazy lol

Rainer1
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Rainer1

I think, israel make the same result as host austria….last with 0points.

Nicolascaceres
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Nicolascaceres

My personal top is:
1 Italy (my country, but This time we have actually a chance to win and I’m so happy about this)
2 France (like it)
3 Germany (I like the message)
4 Israel (love is voice, but the song is meh)
5 UK(I like is voice, but the song is bland)
6 Spain (so repetitive, and the revamp destroyed his chances)
No hate on me, it’s just my opinion and I will respect yours if you comment

alessio milan
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alessio milan

non ce speranza quest anno vince olanda oppure albania italia cmq in top 10

Nicolascaceres
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Nicolascaceres

Sia l’ Olanda che l’ Albania hanno grandi possibilità di vincere ma non bisogna sottovalutare neanche Cipro, Islanda e Slovenia. Speriamo di finire di Top 10!

Mirko
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Mirko

Ormai non credo più ad una nostra possibile vittoria, sebbene credo che negli ultimi anni ci siamo sempre difeso bene portando qualcosa di unico e soprattutto nostro. l’Olanda ha una bella canzone ma è studiata a tavolino per piacere, sia a livello di testo che musicale

Dawidek
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Dawidek

Mouahaha..??????? Israël ….bottom 5 for sure !!!!!

LukeGallagher
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LukeGallagher

Israel…. really….

oli
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oli

who is hacking the poll now? LOL… spanish fans surely not

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Nobody, it’s quite obvious that there shouldn’t be anymore such thing as automatic qualifiers and only the host country should be a lock for the final.
Every year there are countries who stay on the SF and that are better than most of the big 5.

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

I agree with this 100% – the big 5 is ridiculous. They can’t spread the cost among 40 countries a little better and make an equal playing field?

aroncido
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aroncido

Small countries are already considering the costs too much, hence places like Luxembourg not participating. Raising it for 5 extra places in the final would surely make some of them withdraw.

Una
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Una

Yes, better songs than those of the big 5 sometimes stay in the semis. But some could probably not participate at all if it wasn’t for the big 5 to contribute much higher fees to EBU. That’s the trade off. Big five get the AQ because they pay considerably more than a smaller country. In my understand the fees are calculated based on the number of inhabitants in the country. Y’all know geography, I don’t need to say names. Personally I think the system is fair. If one of my faves does not go through in the final, or even… Read more »

Melody
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Melody

Automatic qualifier is bad for them though, people hear the song only in the final and its not enough to get into your head. The big 5 pay money and very rarely win, the last time it was Germany.

Paula
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Paula

1. France
2. UK
3. Spin
4. Italy
I don’t like other songs…

Thoma
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Thoma

I am tired to ask that everytime because no one want understand that but i do it again there : Can you just wait Bilal revamp to say if France is overrated or not please ? I’ve asked this like 5465465 times but no one understand. Roi revamp is perhaps really great and can change your mind.
I am really becoming totally crazy and at the end of my nerves of repeat that everytime. I become mentally ill to say that everytime

Álex
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Álex

Then just wait for the revamp to read the comments so that you don’t become mentally ill or even die.

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

No doubt Spain can be the big Surprise this year .so catchy and happy song with Miki who is so lovely boy.absolutaly amazing this year Spain together with Netherland and Italy my top 3

Dave
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Dave

Im finding France soooo overrated, and I still dont get why the hate towards Spain, no matter what type of song they send

lola
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lola

what do you mean france is overrated?? most eurofans dont even like roi, and in most tops spain is higher than france

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

The wiwibloggs video reaction gave Israel a glowing review. The same with most of the other highly watched video reactions. ESCunited also gave Israel a glowing review and said it is one of the top songs.

Geo
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Geo

Spain will fail so hard. The juries won’t vote for such a cr*p circus song :)) Viewers either, just wait and see

Currikitaum
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Israel I HAVE TO LAUGH at the rigging

Gili
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Gili

Do you all see what I mean when I talk about disrespectful people?? So you too, shut your ass as well…the smell is awfull

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

Fine. be that way.

Álex
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Álex

I see it better with your comment.

Jonas J
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Jonas J

So true!

Polegend Godgarina
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israelis can work their bots all they want, good luck not comin last in may

gili
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gili

shut your ass please..too much noise

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

Chill. You’re making us look bad. You know it’s not bots, we know we should stand behind Kobi, and we know that people can think whatever they want. Who cares? Keep it respectful. We’re hosting this year. Let’s be good hosts!

Good luck to everyone.

gili
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gili

i respect people we deserve to be respected…i dont care about people not respecting our people, as we say in israel…they can search their friends…

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

We say many things – ‘no need to argue over taste’ (Al ta’am ve’reiah), ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ (ve’ahaavta) And ‘Proper behavior precedes the Torah’ (Derech Eretz…). I don’t know why you chose that one…
We welcome all opinions. we will fight for everyone to express their opinion. This is how we do it, and let me show you Tel Aviv!!

gili
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gili

i dont mind opinions, i do mind using disrespectfull language ..its a big difference

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Gili – I think a lot of people on this site do not like the Israel song because of your comments.

gili
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gili

really make sense(: i never write bad comments for respectfull people…if some says like above that “israelis can work their bots ” he will hear from me, if you dont respect yourself and are willing that people will say whatever they want its your problem. you will always find the reason for my hard respond… but its ok, you will be the good c?p and im the bad(:

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

That’s the problem gili – nobody hired you to be the defender of Kobi. It’s like you take it personally and need to respond to every little negative thing, which feeds into it and makes people want to post more negative things. We all know that the 30 people who comment on this site do not reflect how things will turn out, so why are you taking it so seriously?

gili
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gili

actually im not taking it seriously, its easy for me to comment like its easy for them to comment…i have free time at work…haha

Tonton Fée
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Tonton Fée

Go Bilal ! Go France !
Love Duncan from Netherland ;)))

Bilal
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Bilal

Thank you Duncan I love you too!

Mahmood
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Mahmood

Ciao Bilal, I respect you but my song is a real song. But don‘t worry. Maybe in 15 years or so you will grow. Arrivederci Habibi from Milano.

Fabrizio
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Fabrizio

Hey! I participated at ESC 2006 for Malta (?)

Escescesc2019
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Escescesc2019

You don’t respect him saying that, YOU have to grow up and maybe be less pretentious cause your song MAHMOOD is not a masterpiece and for your information Roi is a song and a good song.

Mahmood
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Mahmood

Ciao Duncan, nice song. Wanna swim with me naked in the water? arrivederci da Milano

Whisker
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Whisker

This thread is hilarious.

Mako
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Mako

Hahaha wtf x)

Flow
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Flow

Vote at your favourites here! –> https://scorewiz.eu/poll

Iejdhcr
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Iejdhcr

Italy, what an amazing song. So rich musically, so original, so perfect. I hope it will win ESC this year. Italy or Russia.

Katavasia
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Katavasia

Last year Big5 + the host were extremely overrated(except Spain). This time it looks much better to me. Miki, Bilal & S¡sters were my favs in the preselections and I’m a crazy fan of Alessandro since Dimentica(still can’t believe he won).
P.S. I sill don’t like Miki’s revamp. :c

Jeaneen
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Jeaneen

I’m still amazed how unbothered everyone is by how bad France’s live act is.

Matt
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Matt

Absolutely, but i do think it’s possible to sort it out for Tel-Aviv

Grftn
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Grftn

there will be a revamp and the staging will be completely different so we still need to see 🙂

Jonas J
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Jonas J

You’re right – it’s terrible (and the voice is dodgy)!

bioutidi
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bioutidi

What planet do you live on? It is impossible to read a single article without someone coming to say that Bilal Hassani can’t sing.

Regardless of the artist, I encourage everyone to look for different lives to get a good idea of someone’s talent. Bilal’s live radio shows, for example, are good.

Evan
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Evan

Lol at the idea of Kobi being everyone’s favorite. Why do you guys even bother with these polls that are so easily influenced with a group of stans or a “Vote 4 Me!” tweet?

Albert
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Albert

Italy, Israel and Spain.
In this year competition, Israel has the best vocalist singer. maybe not the best song, but the singer is good
we should wait for the staging of all the songs that are participating this year and then to decide..

Grftn
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Grftn

Trust me when I say Israel will end up in the bottom 5 :/

Evan
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Evan

Easily. I’d bet on last place, honestly.

saddemon
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saddemon

XDDDD im so surprised that hes first on this voting its crazy esc fans have totally different taste than normal people ,we saw that in german preselection too , i mean my favorite is germany and israel is last XDDD

Alon I srael
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Alon I srael

enjoy that!

Grftn
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Grftn

Why the hell is Israel 1st….

whatever
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whatever

Cause of stans

Joao Rompante
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Only Italy.

But i also like:
Portugal – Netherlands – Iceland – Greece – Norway and Switzerland

Pok
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Pok

Israeli’s now hijacking he poll. So funny.

Charles II
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Charles II

Gili – Relax! You’re making a fool of yourself like this, while being disrespectful towards a very serious issue.

gili
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gili

blame israelis for hijacking sounds reasonable to you?? to me not!!! i suggest you all look in the mirror first

Jakra
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Jakra

Your trolling is so obvious, that it’s painful.

gili
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gili

no im not…respect the israelis and you will get respect back..humiliate and you will get the same respond

Whisker
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Whisker

My favorites are Israel and Italy, at the same level, I enjoy them for different reasons. I dislike all other entries with the exception of Michael Rice’s voice.

Jannik
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Jannik

Italy and Israel. Mahmood and Kobi. 🙂

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

Italy and Israel! very different songs, but both are great with professional singers you can trust. Spain and France are nice, but i’m nervous about the live vocals and the stage performance. Lastly it is the UK and Germany that i just couldn’t get into.

Leo
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Leo

None of these is my overall fav but I still love Italy and Germany (unpopular opinion I guess) and I also like Israel a lot.
Spain had a be revamp and France and the UK lack something for me. I can’t really say, what that is, and I don’t really dislike them, but they’re just kinda meh for me.

Micha
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Micha

I’m Israeli. My results are:
1. Germany (love the message)
2. Italy
3. France
4. Spain
5. UK
6. And last… and definitely least… Israel. WHY DID WE VOTE FOR KOBI?

Cast
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Cast

1. Italy (modern, different)
2. Israel (not a winner, but a tribute to the host country)
3. United Kingdom (good vocals)
4. Germany (a bit unbalanced)
5. France (a bit meh)
6. Spain (too repetitive…)

Mako
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Mako

Damn. This is the Israeli fans’ turn for faking a Wiwi poll. Where is the Bil’Army ? x)

The italian song is the best tbh.

tsvika
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tsvika

small country, big heart 🙂

Mako
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Mako

Big heart but those fans are faking this poll. This is just stupid and useless. Plus, no one here will — or is gonna — ever trust a Wiwi poll x)

NoGeoblocks
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NoGeoblocks

Ever seen a poll that featured Spain in previous years? Wiwi polls are not made to be trusted, it’s just fun! (also, most negative comments about Kobi come from Israelis, because we think we know everything about everything.)

Just have fun with it!

Mako
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Mako

¡Of course señor Obvious! x)

I make fun of it every year, but it also tires me. What’s the interest of a poll if certain people (always) fake it ? After many years passed, it’s just tiring.