Even though English has been a dominant language on the Eurovision stage since the language rule change back in 1999, some countries still choose to dazzle us in their native language.
And this year is no exception. We have 11 countries that are singing their entire song or the majority of their song in a non-English language: Albania, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain.
We asked you to choose your favourite out of these 11 non-English songs of Eurovision 2019. And now we are revealing the results. After 6,980 votes it’s “Soldi” by Italy’s Mahmood that has come out on top. The Italian heartthrob won your hearts with 1,422 votes, or 20.37% of all those cast.
Italy’s win here was basically a landslide, as “Soldi” got a little over 500 more votes than second place finisher Conan Osíris from Portugal. His song “Telemóveis” secured second place with 900 votes, or nearly 13% of all those cast.
In third place it’s Iceland’s Hatari with “Hatrið mun sigra”. The leather-clad BDSM-themed group earned 867 votes, or 12.42% of the total.
Three other songs earned more than 10% of the vote. In fourth place comes Albania’s Jonida with “Ktheju Tokës” with 784 votes, or 11.2%. Then we have Slovenia’s Zala and Gasper with “Sebi” and Spain’s Miki with “La Venda”.
The final five songs earned between 1.07% to 6.75% of the votes, respectively.
Poll results: What is your favourite non-English song of Eurovision 2019?
What do you make of these results? Do you agree? What is your favourite non-English song of 2019? Let us know in the comments below!