Iceland are currently among the favourites to win Eurovision 2019. And if Eurovision fans Down Under are to be believed, Hatari may just be the ones to beat. Iceland emerged victorious in the voting at the Sydney Preview Party hosted by OGAE Australia on Saturday night.

Sydney Preview Party — Eurovision 2019

Fans at the Sydney Preview Party watched the video clips of all 41 entries (plus a certain “Siren Song“) and voted for their favourites. Our Antranig, Sebastian and Natalie were on the scene to see what Eurovision fans in Sydney were thinking. The Eurovision faithful had to choose their winner out of the 40 competing songs by awarding 12, 10 and 8-1 points — Australia was not eligible to receive votes, much like the rules at Eurovision itself.

Iceland received the most points, narrowly edging out Luca Hänni of Switzerland to win the night. Unsurprisingly, Italy was a big hit, with Mahmood rounding out the top three. Norway placed fourth and The Netherlands, the current favourite to win, finished fifth. There are no huge surprises in the top five, with all five of those entries among the top ten favourites to win with bookmakers.

The rest of the top ten consisted of largely upbeat tracks. Acts such as Spain and Cyprus got the party started Down Under.

There were a few surprises further down the leaderboard. Ireland and San Marino — both predicted to not qualify with bookmakers — finished equal 12th. Meanwhile Russia, the second favourite to win Eurovision 2019, was ranked 23rd. Unfortunately there wasn’t much love for Lithuania, who received nil points.

Eye Cue — Sydney Preview Party

Fans were also treated to a performance by Eye Cue, who represented FYR Macedonia in 2018. They performed their new single “Dancin’“, their Eurovision entry “Lost and Found” and covered “Heroes” and “Euphoria“. Despite some sound problems, Eye Cue owned the stage, getting the crowd involved to sing “Lost and Found” and “Euphoria” in a very intimate performance.

What do you think of the results of the voting? Will this mirror the results at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below.

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MTD
MTD
1 year ago

It’s North Macedonia now, not FYR.

anonymous board member
anonymous board member
1 year ago

Everything is going according to plan. Wait for new orders.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Don’t want to be mean but what was up with Ireland’s position?

Mws
Mws
1 year ago

Iceland going to Israel with an anti-Israel song and message is quite low, disrespectful and hypocritical. Why not just boycott? The Eurovision Song Contest rules state performances and songs cannot be political and Israel could if they wanted to, move to ban and block the Iceland performace but they haven’t, they have taken the higher ground. Hoping Israel host a great Eurovision. Go Israel!

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mws

The song isn’t anti-Israel. The group is… but if they keep calm and respect at Tel Aviv, no need to block them. The question is “Will they stay respectful?”
I think they will. If not, it would just be a remake of Sylvia Night in 2006 :’)

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

The message is quite low? What do you mean by that? I think the message of this song is actually one of the most important. I don’t see on what grounds Israel could block the performance?

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Mws

They don’t even mention Israel ONCE in the song itself

Okan idu?
Okan idu?
1 year ago
Reply to  Mws

Political songs are alright as long as they criticize Russia. Right?

Unicorn
Unicorn
1 year ago
Reply to  Mws

I dont think you have done your research on what is going on in Israel but they have! They are just the only once that have the bravery to speak the truth! Eurovision is about peace and bringing countries together and the competition begin held at a country that is in war and is everyday braking human rights is not OK………

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

i wouldn’t be mad if that was the actual result and i’m not even an iceland stan

Black eyes
1 year ago

For my is diferent and ameizing song

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
1 year ago

Iceland is sooo neo nazi beatiful song .I can understand very well why have so much simpathy .HEIL.:(

Peter
Peter
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Rabbit

Glorifying Nazis and Heil? Are you crazy????

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter

No Peter .what I try is the oposite.You just dont understand my coment.sorry for that

stanning esc est. 2014
stanning esc est. 2014
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Rabbit

is this a joke we—
they aren’t n*zis; if you’re being serious then hatrid mun sigra’s meaning flew right over your head

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Rabbit

issa troll song, chill

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Rabbit

It’s an anti-fascist song, if anything.

Dawid
Dawid
1 year ago

I want to hug dude from the floor :/

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Dawid

You don’t need to – I think he’s into suffering.

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

Maybe not in that exact order, but I think that top 10 could reflect the top 10 results in may pretty well

LawStudent
LawStudent
1 year ago

I don’t like the song but Russia will undoubtedly make it to the top ten.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  LawStudent

yeah I think you could swap Azerbaijan with Russia here (even though I like Azerbaijan’s song much more than Russia’s) but otherwise that’s a very believable top 10

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

Seeing how it’s Australia it’s not surprising: Rock and alternative stuff is huge there..

Una
Una
1 year ago

EyeCue? In Australia?

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

Is this Ogae australia Ka official vote?

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

Ah , got it

NickC
NickC
1 year ago

Yassss! The rise has started. 🙂

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

Czech Republic and Ireland were so close to score their first points. Oh well.

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Would have been a joke.