41 countries will participate at Eurovision 2019. Naturally, these countries can be separated into various geographic clusters. One such little combination is the five Nordic nations — Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

The Nordics have often been considered to be somewhat of a powerhouse group regarding Eurovision. Between them, they have recorded 13 victories in the contest, with only Iceland still waiting for its maiden victory. Some may say they blockvote, others may claim that they just know how to preserve friendship through music. Either way, the Nordics have always been a force to be reckoned with — at least in Eurovision.

Music wise, there is plenty of variety to choose from. We have everything from soul and EDM to folk-infused dance and BDSM-infused techno. Diversity at its finest. From heavy drumbeats to hardcore gospel, the Nordics have it all. But which of these multidimensional songs is your favourite? Dig into the Nordics and vote for your favourite in the poll below.

Denmark: Leonora — “Love Is Forever”

Last year, the Danish viking and fan favourite Rasmussen finished in 9th place in the final with “Higher Ground“.

This year the vikings have been put on hold, with Denmark turning its attention to 20-year-old Leonora. She invites us to join her for a sweet and catchy ride with her song “Love Is Forever”. The song is predominantly in English but there are French, German and Danish inclusions to add a little spice. Will it be enough to keep Denmark in the Top 10?

Finland: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman — “Look Away”

Saara Aalto was the queen of the “Monsters” in Lisbon, when she finally brought Finland back into the grand final. Despite finishing 25th, it was Finland’s best result since 2014.

Now, the almighty 90’s icon Darude will follow in her footsteps, and he is bringing singer and TV-presenter Sebastian Rejman along with him to perform the EDM anthem “Look Away”. They may not be bringing a sandstorm but will that cause Europe and Australia to look elsewhere?

Iceland: Hatari — “Hatrið mun sigra”

Last year Ari Ólafsson failed to bring Iceland to the finals, finishing last in the semi-finals in Lisbon. That was the fourth consecutive time that Iceland failed to make it to the finals and the nation ain’t taking it no more.

There is no need to introduce Hatari, who have made their mark on the contest for good, just by entering. They’re ready for war and they are not taking any prisoners with their raw yet haunting song, laced in leather and latex. Will hate prevail and give Iceland a spot in the grand final again?

Norway: KEiiNO — “Spirit in the Sky”

Former Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak made a comeback last year, and despite winning his semi-final, he did not leave a mark in the finals and ended up in 16th place. A rather harsh outcome for Norway indeed.

Now, the country has placed their bet on KEiiNO. Tom Hugo, Alexandra Rotan and Fred Buljo make up the trio KEiiNO and they will perform “Spirit in the Sky”, which is a well-produced dance track with deep roots in Sami folk music, thanks to Fred who joiks like there is no tomorrow. Will this spiritual ride up to the sky bring Norway to the finals and even to victory?

Sweden: John Lundvik — “Too Late for Love”

Benjamin Ingrosso finished in the top ten last year, despite being fourth last in the televote — a result that shocked both Sweden and the rest of the Eurovision world.

John Lundvik is determined to not only bring Sweden to the finals, but all the way to first place, with his gospel and soul song “Too Late for Love”. The Swedes definitely know how to pick successful songs for Eurovision, and they sure as hell know how to host Eurovision. Will John Lundvik bring home Sweden’s seventh victory and equal Ireland’s record of most wins?

Eurovision 2019: Best Nordic entry

Now it is up to you to choose your favorite Nordic entry of 2019. Will you go for soul or EDM? A joik-filled dance song or BDSM? Or will you simply go for the catchy feel-good option? You may vote for as many songs as you like but you can only vote once so make your vote count.

Once you’ve voted, let us know your favourite Nordic entry in the comments below. Can any of the Nordic countries take the Eurovision trophy in 2019?

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AngieP
AngieP
1 year ago

I’m a little disappointed by the Nordics this year. Most of the entries I don’t like.

However I like Sweden and Finland.

DDD
DDD
1 year ago

NORWAY
SWEDEN
FINLAND
ICELAND
DANMARK

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

I think Finland might be the only Nordic country not qualifying for final. It really is that galactically boring and pointless. What we in Sweden would call elevator music..

JonIS
JonIS
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis

This year might be a year of big surprises – meaning: Sweden could be the shock non-qualifier. The year of gospeliish songs was 2018 and the Swedish entry with only 21 televotes last year showed that if the juries don’t save Sweden you are on a very thin ice. This year is the new 2018 for Sweden.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  JonIS

Sweden will qualify, don’t be delusional.

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  JonIS

Lol dream on. Sweden is the only sure qualifier and the only sure top 10 song. Top 5 even.
Just because we got 21 televotes last year doesn’t mean we will get it again, it’s not set in stone.

Adam
Adam
1 year ago
Reply to  JonIS

There’s reason why Sweden only got 21 televote pts last year – and John won’t be making that same mistake.

NickC
NickC
1 year ago

Iceland and Denmark for me!

LawStudent
LawStudent
1 year ago
Reply to  NickC

So you like “love is forever” and “hate will prevail”? Have you been diagnosed for split personality yet?

ESCfan
ESCfan
1 year ago

Hatary. Clearly.

ruby
ruby
1 year ago

norway>iceland>finland>denmark>sweden

loveESC
loveESC
1 year ago

don’t like the Norwegian entry this year, but they are going to be very strong in the televote, like Denmark last year. It’s good that there are the juries who will save us from crap like that ranking too high.

Maxime
Maxime
1 year ago

Another poll here! This time about the ESC semi finals! Would be amazing if you all could give me your points here 🙂

https://goo.gl/forms/iT9ZFtAVqlZEfCof2

Veta
Veta
1 year ago

Norway is the far best one from here.
Denmark is pleasant too.
Finland has really good lyrics.
That’s all.

Mia
Mia
1 year ago

Estonia is nordic too. Why isn’t it in the poll?

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

While it’s location is close and the language is very similar to Finnish, Estonia, alongside Latvia and Lithuania, is Baltic. I guess they’ll have a poll on their own.

Björk
Björk
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

No Estonia is not one of nordic countries.

Female
Female
1 year ago

ICELAAND ICELAAAAND

Mari
Mari
1 year ago
Reply to  Female
Loin dici
1 year ago

Kind of weird that I actually like Finland’s entry this year. Still liking Sweden too.

Katitam
Katitam
1 year ago

Iceland mun sigra.

It's me
It's me
1 year ago

5. Iceland
4. Denmark
3. Sweden
2. Finland
1. NORWAY??????
From Macedonia??

Mako
Mako
1 year ago

#TeamDenmark

Mako
Mako
1 year ago
Reply to  Mako

Hey ! Why do I have 4 dislikes?! Is it a matter to love the Danish song ? I also love the other songs you know (except the one from Finland) x)

Who are the Nordic community’s members that disliked my comment ? I guess it’s not the Danes x)

cold snow
cold snow
1 year ago

I only care about Iceland, the rest are eurotrash, with bop or less bop, it’s a tried out before formula.

MarioVision
MarioVision
1 year ago

1) Sweden
2) Norway
3) Iceland
4) Denmark
5) Finland

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
1 year ago

1. Norway (my winner of 2019, call me generic all you want but I really like this)
2. Iceland (my 4th)
3. Denmark (my 7th)
4. Finland (my 15th)
5. Sweden (around 17th, changes around a lot)

Tbh, I think the Nordics are really strong this year, I don’t not like any of them. They may not win but I think Sweden, Norway, and maybe Iceland will place quite well.

Meliris
Meliris
1 year ago

damn norwegians hacking this poll…. 😉

Tomoad
Tomoad
1 year ago
Reply to  Meliris

No, it’s simply one of the better songs this year.

Meliris
Meliris
1 year ago
Reply to  Tomoad

It is a joke, a reference to what happens on most polls here(though, probably not in this case), Tomoad, I kind of like that song too, though Iceland is way better…;)

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
1 year ago

Iceland > Denmark > Norway > Sweden > Finland

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

Scandinavia is weak this year!

Jake
Jake
1 year ago
Reply to  Jake

Only Iceland is winning-quality

Miguel Lupi
Miguel Lupi
1 year ago

My ranking:
1 Norway
2 Iceland
3 Denmark
4 Sweden
5 Finland

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

norway > denmark > finland > iceland > sweden

Alexa
Alexa
1 year ago

I live for the jojk of Norway’s song, Iceland is overrated but not bad.

My rankings:
1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Finland
4. Iceland
5. Denmark

Yaa
Yaa
1 year ago

I’m rooting for Iceland, they are my champions this year! The rest are as expected. Hatari ftw!

pooky1001
pooky1001
1 year ago

Not really any of them for me but if i had to choose one it would be Iceland.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

Why did Norway tanke Finlands son from last year. I allas live Icland in ESC. Byt mot this year. Denmark and Sweden havet The best son.

Reina
Reina
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Go to sleep, you’re drunk

Tidge
Tidge
1 year ago

Flabbergasted that Norway is ranking so highly…

Loubelle McDoughnut
Loubelle McDoughnut
1 year ago
Reply to  Tidge

Probably thanks to idiots who thought Saara Aalto was amazing last year. Never mind, it’s so not qualifying *cackles*

Argento
Argento
1 year ago

Ahaha. Sara was extremely overrated. The same with Tamta, Hatari and Keiino etc.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago

Iceland: fantastic, one od my top 3 in total

Sweden: ok, lovely and charming, easily in top 10

The rest gerneric and overrated especially Norway. Truly, cant find any argument for Norway to Q into Finale.

Argento
Argento
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Norway is so overrated. That song is dull.

DDD
DDD
1 year ago
Reply to  Argento

How childish you two are. If you had normal IQ you would understand that people have different music tastes. What is overrated for someone is underrated for someone else, it depends on what kind of music you like…GROW UP!

Álex
Álex
1 year ago

Iceland and Norway are my favourites this year. The others are rather boring, but Denmark is cute and nice.

Miguel
Miguel
1 year ago

1 – Norway
2 – Iceland
3 – Denmark
4 – Sweden
5 – Finland

Miguel Lupi
Miguel Lupi
1 year ago
Reply to  Miguel

Like mine, homónimo. Lol

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

My current top is:
1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Iceland
4. Sweden
5. Finland

Erino
Erino
1 year ago

Iceland – Different, yet really catchy.
Norway – Original, and catchy
Sweden – Soulful, joyful and powerful
Denmark – Real, happy, and sweet
Finland – Let-down..

Xu Quan
Xu Quan
1 year ago

Though I like KEiiNO and Hatari, John is a winner alert indeed for me. Generic, yet so pleasant and energetic song, stunning gospel and wholehearted performance are the things that make up the winner of the ESC 2019. So far he’s my number one. Will he be able to maintain this position in my top up to the Grand Final? Who knows, staging of Sergey can change public opinion and he will be the first.
(Shame on Ukraine for not sending Maruv, I’m still gutted about that)

Rimig
Rimig
1 year ago

Iceland & Sweden – gap – Denmark & Norway – gap – Finland

Thoma
Thoma
1 year ago

HATRID MUN SIGRA

Joshua
Joshua
1 year ago

Honestly I would have never expected the Nordic countries to be so weak this year. Iceland is my first place and one of my favourites to win, Finland also has a very good song (although I might be biased, because I’ve spent much of my teenagehood listening to that kind of music), but that’s it. Norway is fine, but not extraordinary. Basic music, basic lyrics, nice atmosphere and very good voices, except for the Sami guy’s voice that ruins everything, but I wouldn’t mind see them qualifying and doing well in the final. Denmark has a kindergarten song. Full stop.… Read more »

eurovision isr
eurovision isr
1 year ago

wow everybody is against Sweden, because is Sweden.. so immature

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision isr

Excuse YOU? Sweden is pretty much well liked and I can admit that even though personally I don’t like this song so much, I would have liked another entry but that’s just my taste.

Rimig
Rimig
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision isr

I rather have the feeling that Sweden is quite liked, but any comment that does not praise Norway is strongly downvoted

Loubelle McDoughnut
Loubelle McDoughnut
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision isr

Actually no. I’d be delighted to vote for Sweden if it weren’t the generic, cynical rubbish which they’ve insisted on dishing up for the last five years.

Swedena9
Swedena9
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision isr

This ain’t it

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

Keiino and Leonora for me. They’re actually four and five in my personal Top 10

Isti
Isti
1 year ago

1. Sweden 10/10
2. Norway 10/10
3. Finland 8/10
4. Iceland 7/10
5. Denmark 4/10

Actually
Actually
1 year ago

Rybak actually finished in 15th place

Meliris
Meliris
1 year ago

Iceland…….(huuuuge gap)……….Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland…

Tidge
Tidge
1 year ago
Reply to  Meliris

You have good taste!

Meliris
Meliris
1 year ago
Reply to  Tidge

thanks 🙂 (not everyone seems to thinks so… 😉 )

Loubelle McDoughnut
Loubelle McDoughnut
1 year ago
Reply to  Meliris

They’re wrong.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago

1. Iceland
2. Norway
3. Denmark
4. Finland
5. Sweden

Iceland and Norway are the only two I like of the five of them though

VanillaGirl
VanillaGirl
1 year ago

Iceland! By a landslide!

Jjjjj
Jjjjj
1 year ago

1.Iceland
2.Norway
3.Denmark
4.Sweden
5. Finland

Mari
Mari
1 year ago

Norway is my favorite here and Iceland is growing on me :p, the rest are meh

CHUPACABRA
CHUPACABRA
1 year ago

As this year isn t the Best, it needs a strong Wind, so:
1) Iceland
2) happyness from Denmark as contrast
3) -5 ) don’ t Care, I look away, too late for a Monsters’ Copy.

Swedena9
Swedena9
1 year ago
Reply to  CHUPACABRA

Monsters and Spirit in the Sky have 1 similar chord group, but are vastly different in every way shape and form. Stop with these mind-numbingly dumb comments.

Mina
Mina
1 year ago

I don’t understand the hype on Norway’s song – it is so flat, it almost hurts. Hatari rules – simply daring and crazy. Sweden has the best produced song, but it remains just like that a well produced and sang song, nothing more. Denmark’s is just another nice song like Caroussel – but nothing special. Finland’s I have already forgotten, but it is very likely better than Norway’s.

1. Iceland
2. Sweden
3. Dankmarl
4. Finland
5. Norway (I predict it will land within the last 10)

Tomatinho
Tomatinho
1 year ago
Reply to  Mina

Dankmarl is good

Xu Quan
Xu Quan
1 year ago
Reply to  Mina

I hope Denmark and Finland don’t qualify this yeat, too generic, too basic, too heartless.

DDD
DDD
1 year ago
Reply to  Mina

Norway song is flat…LOL. Have you looked at the notes/chords??? This song is not flat at all, look at the chords and explane to me what you see that makes this flat? https://chordify.net/chords/keiino-spirit-in-the-sky-melodi-grand-prix-2019-selfocracy8

insalata di cesare
insalata di cesare
1 year ago

Sweden 12
Iceland 10
Denmark 2
Finland 1
Norway 0

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago

Mmmm… for my taste not a very good year for the nordic entries 🙁 Front runner for me is Sweden (but not in my top 5) closely followed by Iceland. Norway somewhere in the middle and Denmark and Finland somwehere in my bottom 10.