This year at wiwibloggs, we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. For the next few days, we’re going to stuff your stockings with a selection of end-of-decade Eurovision votes. Consider this a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us and let us know your thoughts for each and every poll.
Eurovision interval acts: 2010 to 2019
Take a look back at the grand final interval acts from the past ten years and vote for your favourites.
It’s a given that at some point the previous year’s Eurovision winner will return and perform their winning song and perhaps debut their new single. But what about the other interval acts? Some countries deliver a show-stopping theatrical performance, some let a pop icon take to the stage, while others just like to have a bit of fun.
Watch the interval acts from 2010 onwards and vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!
Note: We’re only taking a look at the main interval act from each show. We’re not including guest celebrity performances, taped skits or any other additional acts.
Eurovision 2010: Madcon’s flashmob
The Norwegian duo Madcon delivered possibly the biggest interval act ever. The duo started performing their song “Glow” in the arena and slowly involved more audience members in a flashmob. This expanded to Europe, as the action cut to locations around the continent, showing both street flashmobs and families partying in their living rooms.
Eurovision 2011: Jan Delay’s funky medley
Popular German singer Jan Delay took to the stage in 2011 along with his band Disko No 1. He performed the funky songs “Oh Jonny” and “Klar” and made full use of Düsseldorf’s giant LED screen.
Eurovision 2012: Emin’s extravaganza
Controversial Azeri star Emin Agalarov performed his single “Never Enough”. While the song itself was a typical slice of early 2010s pop, the first half of the performance was an extravagant display, involving traditional instruments, a string orchestra and flames.
Eurovision 2013: Petra Mede’s Swedish Smörgåsbord
Sweden took the cliche of the interval act showing off the host country and flipped it upside down. Led by host Petra Mede, “Swedish Smörgåsbord” embraced all the cliches about Sweden and celebrated the best that the Eurovision-loving country had to offer.
Eurovision 2014: Momoland’s “Ode to Joy”
The Danish theatre group Momoland reinterpreted Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” with an indie twist. Leading Danish singers performed the song with English lyrics, while balanced atop giant illuminated ladders.
Eurovision 2015: Martin Grubinger’s orchestra
In Vienna, the orchestra came back to Eurovision. Martin Grubinger and the Percussive Planet Ensemble along with the Arnold Schoenberg Choir loaded the stage with instruments, musicians and singers and performed “Speeding up the Images” and “All is in a State of Flux”.
Eurovision 2016: Måns and Petra’s “Love Love Peace Peace”
Sweden again delivered a big number with a good dose of humour. “Love Love Peace Peace” parodied all the cliches of a Eurovision entry, with a memorable performance by host Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, along with a cast of dozens.
Eurovision 2017: Onuka feat. NAONI Orchestra’s megamix
The electro-folk band Ounka were joined by the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine. They performed a megamix of songs.
Eurovision 2018: Branko, Sara, Dino and Mayra’s showcase
Portugal showed off the modern face of the local music scene with performances from Branko and Sara Tavares (“Ter Peito e Espaço”), Dino D’Santiago (“Nova Lisboa”) and Mayra Andrade (“Reserva Pra Dois”).
Eurovision 2019: The all-star Switch Song
Tel Aviv brought balagan to the stage with the switch song. The performance involved Eurovision stars Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014), Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015), Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018) and Verka Seduchka (Ukraine 2007) performing songs of the others, before all joining Gali Atari for a singalong of “Hallelujah” (Israel 1979).