Team Wiwi Top NF Songs 10-6

It’s in to the final stages of our countdown of Team Wiwi’s top national final songs of the 2019 season. We’re in to our top 10 now, with some familiar faces and newcomers to the national finals in the mix.

Find out who we’ve put from positions 10-6 in the countdown below – remember, this is just personal opinions, though!

10. “Muérdeme” — María Villar (Spain)

“Muérdeme” was an immediate favourite from the moment the snippets of the OT Eurovision Gala came out. Giving us a slight twist on the “Fuego” formula we were expecting, there’s sensuality and aggression laced throughout the track.

Unfortunately, María might not have been too keen on the idea of going to Eurovision. With rumours flying around suggesting she wasn’t too interested – and with a slightly unenthusiastic performance on the night – it wasn’t too much of a surprise when “La Venda”‘s enthusiasm overtook this. But for the track alone, our team had to put this in the top ten.

9. “Tempo” — Margaret (Sweden)

The infamous Deltävling 2 of Melodifestivalen 2019 once more. Of course, Margaret is a perennial favourite with many fans, and certainly with some members of our team. After a successful debut in 2018, Margaret entered Melfest with much more hype surrounding “Tempo” this year.

And of course, Margaret always delivers a pop banger. But with a heavy amount of green screen (and whatever that blue outfit was…), the performance of “Tempo” might have had a bit of a disconnect. It wasn’t flawless, but nobody would have expected Margaret to not even make Andra Chansen – yet that’s exactly what happened.

8. “Torn” — Lisa Ajax (Sweden)

Lisa Ajax’s return to Melodifestivalen was eagerly anticipated, particularly as she was the last act announced during the artist’s reveal. “Torn” also picked up plenty of hype, with rumours swirling that the song had even been written for Loreen.

The final package was certainly different to anything we had seen from Lisa before at Melfest. Gone was the attitude and choreography; instead, Lisa got to show off her fragility and some amazing vocals. Whilst it might not have been able to live up to all the hype, “Torn” showed off Lisa as a true artist.

7. “Tous les deux” — Seemone (France)

Once more, Destination Eurovision brought a wealth of quality songs to the table this year. Whilst “Roi” was certainly a favourite for some, “Tous les deux” was easily its nearest rival. Seemone’s touching song, an ode to her father, pulled on the heartstrings with an almost effortless flair.

Seemone’s deep vocals, along with the simplicity of the staging, where a far contrast to Bilal’s offering. When it came to the results, Seemone was a clear victor with the international juries. And whilst she managed a strong third place in the televote, Bilal’s score blew everyone else away, leaving her ultimately in second place. But we suspect that many people will still be supporting Seemone long after this year.

6. “Sweet Lies” — Kerrie-Anne (United Kingdom)

Get up and dance! There wasn’t a huge amount of enthusiasm over the Eurovision: You Decide field this year, with a new format creating some questionable choices, to say the least. For many, the choice was easily down to two singers: Michael Rice and Kerrie-Anne.

Whilst Michael’s version of “Bigger Than Us” was perhaps deemed more Eurovision-friendly, Kerrie-Anne’s “Sweet Lies” was an unashamed dance-pop banger. It might have been more relevant for G-A-Y in the 00’s, but for many, that didn’t really matter.

Kerrie-Anne delivered an enthusiastic performance full of bling at You Decide. In the end, though, the UK public went for “Bigger Than Us” — but there’s no doubt that “Sweet Lies” will still be on some club playlists for a while.

We’re down to our top five! The final countdown is on, but who will be the winner? Australia, Germany, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine are all represented in our top five – who do you think will be crowned our top NF song of 2019?

Let us know all your thoughts on the first half of our top ten, and list your favourites down in the comments section!

Check out all of our top national final songs posts here

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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

TEMPO WAS SUPERIOR TO ANYTHING FROM SWEDEN

Jake
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Jake

Sweet Lies?!?!?!?!? are you freakin kidding me!?!?? This is nuts to include a song that wouldn’t get into the Top 20 at eurovision and excluding some interesting songs from Croatia, Romania and Portuguese national finals.

Polegend Godgarina
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i believe tempo is the best margaret nf song so far, i like it even more than cool me down !

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Fully agree! “Polegend, you’re becoming my remedy, boy you go boom boom boom. Wanna feel the rush, keep up the tempo” <3

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

We are in agreement. 🙂
(It can happen.)

John B
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Hey guys!!

Here you have my poll to vote for you 5 favourite countries of Eurovision 2019.

Please vote and share the poll!

Link: https://poll.fm/10281464

Denis
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Denis

Ler me guess: The Romanian song everybody went crazy for and said it was a potential winner will be here..
Even though it was a cheezefest!

zider
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zider

I don’t think will be Laura Bretan. My guess is Bella Santiago.
Come on Wiwibloggs, tell us top 5, I’m sure many guessed right already, why delay. Don’t make it be ‘too little, too late’.

Pok
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Pok

Electric Fields has to win this. It’s my ultimate winner this year if they’re chosen.

While
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While

Wear your love & 2000 and whatever have to be top entries

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Sweet Lies? Really? Top 10 NF song?
I get the feeling if it didn’t have the country name next to it, that wouldn’t be the case. 😉

Colin
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Colin

Sweet Lies is totally their type – danceable “bop” by a diva! Those types of songs are always rated high in here. Honestly, I quite like it too, although not enough for my top 25.

EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan
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EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan

I thought Holly Tandy’s Bigger than Us was the best in the selection.

Cupcake
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Cupcake

“Surprise” by Lilly among Clouds is better and more unique than Kerrie-Annes dance version of “Sweet Lies” #changemymind

aroncido
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aroncido

Agh, Sweet Lies. Would’ve been the best UK Eurovision entry since, well, almost forever.

QueenWiktoria
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QueenWiktoria

I think it’ll be
Romania-Army of Love
Germany-Wear your Love
Australia-2000 and Whatever
Sweden-Ashes To Ashes
Ukraine-Siren Song

Idksmth
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Idksmth

I’d add Dear Father instead of Ashes to Ashes, but overall I think it is the top 5. I lowkey hope for Suprise by lilly among clouds to make the list win all of this, but, let’s face it, but it’ll be MARUV.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

I’m sorry but Why MARUV should be there ??? She won the NF.

Whisker
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Whisker

I was thinking the same thing.

Chess
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Chess

At the beginning of the first post it was mentioned that all songs from this year’s Vidbir, including Siren Song, will be eligible for this list since no song would actually go on and compete in Eurovision.

hi guys
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hi guys

tempo wasn’t that good a song

Nicolas
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Nicolas

So cheap lol.

BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

better than Lundvique

Joe
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Joe

So, Dear Father, 2000 and Whatever, probably Ally Ryan, and I don’t know the other two.

Colin
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Colin

My money would be on Army of Love, 2000 and Whatever, Wear Your Love, Ashes To Ashes and Siren Song.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

DF won’t be mentioned by this blog for obvious reasons. I’m expecting Bella Santiago to be there instead. Electric Fields obviously. Maybe one of Italy’s other acts and another Germany act?
MARUV would be there too, except that she won her NF so she technically doesn’t count (discuss).
Who else might sneak in? Monika’s Criminal?

Joe
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Joe

That’d be a little nutty to not even mention it when it was the big favorite beforehand…but also, it weren’t no good, so I’d agree with excluding it (also, lord knows they don’t want to open that can of worms again).

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Well this blog does pride itself on being nutty. But a bigger shock would be if they put DF as number one, and stuck two fingers up at their boss. Dare to dream? 😛

Colin
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Colin

My Top 10 (continued):

10. Rasmus Faartoft: Hold My Breath (Denmark) – My absolute winner in DMGP!
9. Wiktoria: Not With Me (Sweden) – She surpassed herself and was my Melfest winner!
8. Aydan: Dust (Australia) – My favorite ESC-related Australian song!
7. Vaida: Underground (Romania) – Powerful song and great staging!
6. Sandra Nurmsalu: Soovide puu (Estonia) – As always, pure magic! 🙂

Colin
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Colin

A small hint to my top 5 is that it has two men and one woman who’ve lost their respective national finals. 😉

Reeve
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Reeve

Jon Henrik, Ultimo and MARUV (but MARUV didn’t lost), then Maria-Muerdeme or Seemone.

Colin
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Colin

Nice try, you got something right! 😉

Reeve
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Reeve

You should do a more elaborate riddle : geographical area, hair, genre of the song, other clues.

Colin
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Colin

Okay. Clue 2 – In those five songs, there are four languages, but only two or those are spoken for longer than five seconds. 😉

Reeve
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Reeve

Monika Marija, Jon Henrik

Colin
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Colin

I think you are really close! You might have even said a right name or two. Clue 3 – Last year, she took over another person’s song in NF, this year she was cornered in dropping one of her own. Clue 4 – Despite not trying out for the UK, he actually starred in a British tv horror. Clue 5 – At some point he overwhelmingly won the televote in his country, but didn’t break the top 5 in the finals. Clue 6 – The only other song to also use fragments of this language in the whole NF season… Read more »

Jjjjj
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Jjjjj

Clue 3 – Monika Marija
Clue 6 – Wo sind die katzen(for some reason when you said „parody song from Estonia” I thought about Leto Svet, their 2008 entry for a sec)

Colin
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Colin

Good job, but clue 6 talks about the same language as aforementioned song.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Clue 3: Monika Marija
Clue 4: Gergo Szeker
Clue 5: Are you absolutely sure about the wording on this clue? I want to say Morland but he “might’ve” been in the top 5.
If it’s “some point” this year, it could be Edgaras Lubys or if you’re being super-clever, it could be Famous Oberogo (He won A televote).
Colin! My head hurts….
Clue 6: Kaia Tamm (If this made your top five, you are a legend)

Colin
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Colin

Do you want “spoilers”? Cause you are definitely close enough to earn them.

Kaia’s Katzen gave me such fun time and are certainly an “honorable mention”, but the clue actually says that this song is the only other in the NF season to use the fragments of the same language.

I really love how you analyzed many options for clue 5. Televote was won at some point in 2019. 🙂

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Bah, misread the clue. It’s another county’s entry using German. Must be Maruv!

That clue 5 is brutal. I’m going to be so annoyed when you reveal who it is. 😉 Throwing out Miki – El Equilibrio or Einar – Parole Nuove as songs that COULD fit your clue. 😉

You would be kind enough to tell me if I’m right, right?

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Of course, it could be 2000 and Whatever…I think that was less than 5 seconds. 😉

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Ack! I’m so stupid. Clue 5 is Aldo Blaga isn’t it?
Ok…that took too much of my time. I’m going to bed. Great fun, Colin!

Colin
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Colin

You earned a cookie, Briekimchi! Full jackpot! 🙂

Sorry for being so cryptic.

zider
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zider

Clue 5 – is it Nano?
He won televote in 2017, and this year was 8th overall.

Colin
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Colin

Very good try. But televote was won at some point in 2019.

Tibor
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Tibor

This is so different from what I have chosen – I like it. 🙂
I have to say, Wiktoria had a really powerful live performance: Although the song is not my cup of tea, for those three minutes I felt it. And Sandra Nurmsalu – my winner in 2009, her voice is still wonderful, I just didn’t know what to do with this song.

Colin
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Colin

Thanks. 😉 Estonia was also my winner in 2009. 🙂

Tibor
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Tibor

And rightfully so.

HBau
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HBau

Other than the usual over-recognition given to British, Swedish, French, and Spanish songs, this list seems pretty reasonable to me so far?

Oh wait

HBau
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HBau

(With that said none of these are bad, and Seemone’s at least definitely deserves top 10)

Tibor
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Tibor

20 down, 5 to go, still no match. But I guess, that is the thing: I am one person and the wiwi-top-10 is the lowest common denominator of 20 or 30 people, so naturally it looks different. 10. Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk – Parmumäng: I don’t care, what anyone says, I love this. Just jaw harp, voice layering and an iredescent flute at the end. I listen to this all the time and it worked very well on stage. My favourite in Estonia. 9. Malou Prytz – I do me: My favourite in Sweden. Bouncy, happy, danceable, cleverly nodding… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

Interesting choices, Tibor. Thanks for sharing. 😉

KYLLITO
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KYLLITO

Since Tous Les Deux did not make it into your NF Top Five, Nadia de Salva better be there instead 😉

Stian F
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Stian F

Absolute worst list of wiwis top songs ever… Very very very few of these would have deserved a ticket to Eurovision….oh well…

CharlieChan
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CharlieChan

I think it’ll be
5) Bella Santiago – Army Of Love
4) Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO – Hold You
3) Aly Ryan – Weat Your Love
2) Electric Fields – 2000 And Whatever (although I hope they win)
1) MARUV – Siren Song

La Signora
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La Signora

Poor MARUV 🙁

NickC
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NickC

Seemone just 7th??? No way jose! Sorry guys.

No one
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No one

Putting my 2 cents on Aly Ryan as your number one.

Greetings from Romania
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Greetings from Romania

Maruv can’t miss number 1.

Greetings from Romania
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Greetings from Romania

“Australia, Germany, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine are all represented in our top five”

My opinion :
Australia – Electric Fields
Germany – Aly Ryan
Romania – Bella Santiago
Sweden – Hanna Ferm + LIAMOO
Ukraine – Maruv (no.1)

Robert
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Robert

1ElectricFields Happy2000 and whatever
2 Maruv Siren song
3AlyRyan Wear your love