It’s been since 2011 that a duo or group has won Eurovision. While duos and groups don’t often feel as much love at the contest compared to solo artists, for nine acts this year they have at least one shoulder to lean on and feel the love from.

This year’s groups hail from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Montenegro, Norway, Poland and Slovenia. From pop-rock, to ballads, to 2000s flashbacks — this year’s groups have a lot a lot of bases covered.

We asked you to vote for your favourite duo or group at Eurovision 2019. A total of 4,413 votes were cast and the results are in.

1. Iceland – Hatari “Hatrið mun sigra”

Your favourite Icelandic award-winning industrial, BDSM, anticapitalist, antiestablishment, techno, dystopian, homoerotic, bondage, sadomaso, demonic Icepop performance art group Hatari have now also won the honour of being your favourite duo or group at this year’s contest, with their song “Hatrið mun sigra”. The group earned 1,182 votes, or just under 27% of all votes cast.

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV selected the anti-capitalistic BDSM techno performance group through its annual Söngvakeppnin 2019 format. Iceland hasn’t made it to the final since 2014 and the small country in the North-Atlantic is still awaiting its first Eurovision victory. Hatari’s intention is to change both records.

2. Norway – KEiiNO “Spirit in the Sky”

It also turns out that your love for groups is a Scandi-affair. The powerful EDM track mixed with traditional Sami music has struck quite a chord with fans across Europe, with KEiiNO‘s entry “Spirit in the Sky” earning 914 votes, or just under 21% of all votes cast.

 

KEiiNO, who have been a staple on the pre-Eurovision circuit tour, consists of the singers Alexandra Rotan and Tom Hugo, plus joiker Fred-René Buljo. All three are successful solo artists, who gathered together for the newly created project. Norwegian broadcaster NRK chose KEiiNO through its annual Melodi Grand Prix.

3. Slovenia – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl “Sebi”

In third place and taking out the bronze medal are Slovenia’s Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl. The sweet couple and their song “Sebi” took 716 votes, gathering just over 16% of all votes cast.

The young duo won their national final in a landslide buoyed by the power of their real-world relationship. And with this poll result, Slovenia’s intoxicating loved up duo could turn qualifying for the final into a streak, qualifying for the first time last year since 2016.

Also polling strongly are Poland’s non-conventional all girl group Tulia with “Fire of Love (Pali Się)” earning 13% of all votes, and our friends from Czech Republic, Lake Malawi with “Friend of a Friend” earning just shy of 9%.

See all the results of our poll below.

 

What do you think of the poll results? Who is your favourite? Which group or duo do you think will do the best? Let us know in the comments below.

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I love the top 4 in this list, but Hatari are the total package. They make this contest so very interesting, and they seem so lovely and charming. This is not normally my style of music but I adore their song and pretty much everything about them. I just pray they don’t go the same way as Silvia Night, but surely that can’t happen again.

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ESC LOU

Happy to see Poland quite high up! They’re one of my faves 🙂

Alex
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Alex

Hi hatari, welcome to tel aviv! i have very uncomfortable question to you: You guys said Israel should be boycott?!

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Charles II

If they’re coming in order to trash the production and the host country, they had better sit at home, where they can butcher whales with no one protesting that. See, Hatari – Protest goes both ways. If I were KAN, I’d play their pre-recorded jury show, not the live one. They were not invited to preach the host country (with really, zero knowledge of the complex political situation in the middle east), nor is Eurovision the proper stage for that. Really piss me off all these pretentious instant artists that now everyone need to make sure they behave. I doubt… Read more »

Mari
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Mari

Agree completely, they playing with things they don’t know s** about, only for the sake of show and to be ”cool”.

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Unicorn

Are you really compering whale hunting with human rights? This is one of the dumbest things I have ever read… It’s clear that you have no idea about what is going on yourself Charles and are completely detached from reality! Eurovision is about peace and bringing people together and the fact that the competition is being held in Israel is so wrong and shouldnt even be happening. We should be grateful that some acts have the class to speak the truth and state their opinion about what is going on! You can protest whale hunting as much as you like… Read more »

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Because they’ll give a retarded reaction no matter what you ask them duhh. And afterwards all euro fans be like “omg they’re so smart, funny and quirky I can’t!” If you crack a dumb joke you can get away with everything with eurofans apparently. They’ll probably even want you to win. Just like with jamala who everyone hates now ironicly…

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Charles II

Not really a novelty considering they’re basically dressing up as Marilyn Manson who’s been active since 1989.
At this point in history most things have already been done. The question is how you perfect it or take it to the next level.
I don’t see any “next level” here, besides their threat to disrupt the show.
Most of us fans can agree that this is not what we’re looking for.

Meliris
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Meliris

And I am loving that soda dream! Marilyn Manson for interval act, Reykjavik 2020!

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poe-tay-toe-chips

Wow, xenophobic stereotypes AND the r-word!

This thread is so ugly oh my God…

You could just say that you don’t like the song WITHOUT implying the musician butchers whales or without using the word r–tarded (also- why isn’t that word blocked by the filter to begin with? It’s literally a slur.)

Alex
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Alex

I don’t like their political agenda and pathetic identity that’s all. I hate them for refusing to clarify why they signed a petition calling for an israeli boycott and they shouldn’t be able to get away lightly with that without ever being questioned for it. And making and arse out of themselves in the process … The funny thing is 10 people downvoted my comments but couldn’t give a good reason why they do these things or why they would support such people. If you want to boycott israel just stop watching eurovision and stop trying to ruin this years… Read more »

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poe-tay-toe-chips

I’m not gonna listen to or read something typed by someone who still thinks it’s okay to use the word r*tard in 2019

Alex
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Alex

Then why u come back to read it? Checkmate. But please keep on condeming me for using the “r slur”, imagine actually having to type a reaction to the content…

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Kosey

I downvoted your comment for the negativity which permeates all the way through it. You say that Eurovision is not the place for politics, yet you are the one bringing it up? I don’t profess to understand the politics of the Middle East, instead I think it is refreshing that an artist is challenging us to think about how will we stop hatred prevailing? How will you stop hatred prevailing?

Alex
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Alex

A better question is how do they stop hatred from prevailing by signing thar boycott petition but apparently that’s a question you aren’t supposed to ask. I haven’t said eurovision is not the place for politics. I do say however that with hatari’s message of boohoo Israel and stop capitalism they probably will only have made europe a little more hateful after their performance in may. In no way are they brooding for peace with their actions.