Kobi Marimi Eurovision 2019 Israel
Israel – Kobi Marimi

Forty-one countries are gearing up for Eurovision 2019 rehearsals, which begin on Saturday. And while most must contend with the semi-finals, a lucky six go direct to the grand final. These automatic qualifiers are last year’s winner and this year’s host Israel plus the Big Five — France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Since 13 March, we’ve been asking y’all to pick your favourites. And the votes are in.

After counting a total of 21,306 votes, we can reveal that Israel’s Kobi Marimi is your favourite automatic qualifier before rehearsals. The “Home” crooner picked up 8,379 votes or 39.33% of all votes cast.

While the entry is not high on the bookies’ radar, Kobi has endeared himself with fans. In Amsterdam, he overcame in-ear issues with minimum fuss. Then, in Madrid, he proved his love for the contest when our Deban made him perform an impromptu medley of all Israel’s recent entries.

Kobi Marimi “Home” (Israel 2019) interview

In second place is the automatic qualifier which is actually ranking highest with both oddsmakers and OGAE Polls — Italy’s Mahmood. The “Soldi” hitmaker attracted 5,468 votes or 25.66% of all votes cast.

Despite struggling with the Sanremo televoters, “Soldi” has become the biggest commercial hit of Eurovision 2019 thus far. It cracked Spotify’s Global Top 50 charts, went gold in Switzerland and double platinum in Italy.

Mahmood “Soldi” (Italy 2019) Interview

France’s Bilal Hassani rounds out the top three. A tally of 3,648 votes ensures that the “Roi” chanteur takes home a crown of bronze.

In recent weeks, the bewigged YouTuber has released his debut album and shared billings with international stars like George Ezra and Bebe Rexha.

Bilal Hassani “Roi” (France 2019) Interview

Results: Who is your favourite automatic qualifier at Eurovision 2019?

  1. Israel: Kobi Marimi “Home” 39.33% (8,379 Votes)
  2. Italy: Mahmood “Soldi” 25.66% (5,468 Votes)
  3. France: Bilal Hassani “Roi” 17.29% (3,684 Votes)
  4. Spain: Miki “La Venda” 9.88% (2,106 Votes)
  5. United Kingdom: Michael Rice “Bigger Than Us” 4.76% (1,015 Votes)
  6. Germany: S!Sters “Sister” 3.07% (654 Votes)

Total Votes: 21,306

Do you agree with the results? Is Israel your favourite? Or are Germany and the UK underrated? Let us know in the comments.

Vote in all our Eurovision 2019 polls.

Note: This poll is just for fun. It is not designed to predict the final result in May. 

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Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

I’m not Israeli and it’s my favourite out of the six.

indashalou
indashalou
1 year ago

l

bergs
bergs
1 year ago

this is the funniest thing iv’e heard today, thank you wiwibloggs for putting a smile on my face

gili
gili
1 year ago
Reply to  bergs

what is so funny?, he is the best singer by far

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

but in the end, he wasn’t.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago

1. Italy (2nd of my top 41)
2. Spain (14-15th)
3. Israel (21st)
4. U-K (22nd)
5. Germany (24th)
6. France (28th)

Tapio
Tapio
1 year ago

All of these are terrible songs??!

Tapio
Tapio
1 year ago

Israel and Sweden have the same song. THE SAME SONG! It’s the same melody! One is just slower.

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

I love the addition of “before rehearsals”. Kobi will never be the favourite either before, during or after rehearsals.
I’m sure he’s a nice guy and the song is pleasant, but no.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

not on planet earth lmao

Alba
Alba
1 year ago

Yes, Israel has a very emotional song, and kobi have the most beautiful voice in this contest. Love Italy song too.

Currikitaum
Currikitaum
1 year ago

LOL “Spanish fans rig it” yet Spain is not even in the top 3…and according to you, it would deserve a top 2.

Joseph Mendy
Joseph Mendy
1 year ago

This is how I would have ranked it. UK and Spain in the top 2 with Italy rounding off the top half and the bottom half being left for France, Israel and Germany

Joseph Mendy
Joseph Mendy
1 year ago

Seriously???? UK Underated AGAIN!?!?!?!??!?!! OK this is just outrageous????? I’m beginning to think we’re being hated by the rest of Europe and that is making me very sad….???????

Morten
Morten
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Mendy

When you present a half hearted song created by this year’s representative from sweden you don’t win. You have to invest time and spirit into getting a good everything. Surie Last year and avr. Pop song this year expecting what? 🙂 no offence. I’m from dk i know we dont have a strong song, but at least I don’t cry to the world feeling cheated 😀

Yodenman
Yodenman
1 year ago

UK is 5th out or 6 Thats very worrying….and a little surprising.Israel has a song that is straight out of an IlDevo album track. Pompous, soul less and way, way over the top.

ESC LOU
ESC LOU
1 year ago

Seriously…? Something’s a bit sketchy here isn’t it? Don’t get me wrong it’s a decent song but Italy, Spain, and the UK are a lot better?…

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

Have you seen people’s ACTUAL top 6 for the automatic qualifiers? Usually Israel is either at the bottom or 2nd to the bottom after Germany

Alexo
Alexo
1 year ago

Seriously, ISRAEL over Spain, France, UK and ITALY. The delusion is strong here

Alexo
Alexo
1 year ago

1. Italy
2. Spain
3. United Kingdom
4. France
5. Germany
6. Israel

Isabella
Isabella
1 year ago
Reply to  Alexo

Exactly my same order

ESC1
ESC1
1 year ago

Kobi is my fav singer this year. But with his current song he will not gonna win…

La Signora
La Signora
1 year ago

Israel is 4/6 for me in this list

hallkyon
hallkyon
1 year ago

I have to laugh

NoGeoblocks
NoGeoblocks
1 year ago

it is only surprising because:

1) Italy has a very strong song and a charismatic performer
2) Spain usually wins Wiwi polls…

But other than that – very well deserved. By far the best make vocals of the year!

Good luck!!

Ronan yellow win
Ronan yellow win
1 year ago

Hahahaha do you believe this ?
I bet it was just KAN paying people to vote for this flopt. We can not take this result serious.

Bun
Bun
1 year ago

Darren
Darren
1 year ago

Seriously??
Italy? Spain? Even France and Germany are better Automatic qualifiers than Israel.
Nothing against Israel it’s not bad per say, it’s the typical host country entry…but to say it’s the best out of the Automatic 6 is an absolute joke.

Kredential
Kredential
1 year ago

The clownery and delusion of it all lmao

Mari
Mari
1 year ago

Italy is my favourite, but I think that Kobi is underrated, I really like his song and he has great live performance and confidence on stage.

Dor.s
Dor.s
1 year ago
Reply to  Mari

exactly

Laura
Laura
1 year ago

My vote was for Italy but I didn’t see this poll.. as the other about the best video…. 🙂
However, Kobi is great, good luck!

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Je ne sais quoi, I know you have a special something Kobi, but at this moment it sounds excessively emotional in a bombastic and self-indulgent way. Perhaps your 5 backing vocalists will get you home safe.

Dor.s
Dor.s
1 year ago

absolutely agree with the results..kobi is amazing , beautiful voice & great live performance …olso nice person . the dark horse esc 2019

Nna
Nna
1 year ago

He is someone.

oli
oli
1 year ago

LOL

Jermontt
Jermontt
1 year ago
Reply to  oli

whats so funny

LLilah
LLilah
1 year ago

Kobi is the king

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago

I have never seen “the Israeli stans” written like ‘your’ before… maybe it’s just an abbreviation.

Berco
Berco
1 year ago

Really? Okay where are the “soldi”ers? …

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Berco

we’re too busy with our lives since we aren’t bots like the kobots !

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

By your you mean Israel’s favorite? This utter rigging has made it harder to predict whether Israel or Germany is finishing last with televote

My ranking of them:

1)Italy
2)Germany
3)France
4)Spain
5)UK
6)Israel

Matthew
Matthew
1 year ago

LOL, wiwiblog polls are a joke, it’s quite obvious some passionate Israeli’s voted for themselves over and over again.

Dor.s
Dor.s
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthew

exactly like Italy Germany and all the athers

Tova
Tova
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthew

you can’t vote more than once…

JennaUK
JennaUK
1 year ago

Kobi is by far the best singer this year, but his song is not defently not the best. However, the song suit him and tell a very good story. Good luck.