Eurovision Interval Acts 2010 to 2019

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).

Poll: What is your favourite grand final interval act from the past decade?

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Despite hosting twice Sweden seems incapable of presenting anything that remotely presents their native culture. Both their interval acts are actually remarkably similar.

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

None of the above

The Grey People, 2016

https://youtu.be/yIcDBqL0lf0

Ieva
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Ieva

2010 flashmob without doubt. I cannot watch it without getting teary-eyed. This is what Eurovision is all about <3
And 2017 Onuka, ofc. I love them so much.

Lobstr
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Lobstr

https://youtu.be/1dZNVD6-Lt0?t=5830
Here is the Ukrainian commentator watching Shalva interval act from the second semi. The guy is desperately trying not to cry

Stephanie
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There was one interval more memorable in 2014 than the ladder act, and it was Rainmaker. To see all the finalists together on stage with Emmelie and the entire arena singing along, that was a magic moment

Aldin
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Aldin

I totaly agree with you. For me, that is the best Interval act of this century

Kirby
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Kirby

Onuka. Definitely. It was a class act. Of course, people (me included) will never ever forget the LoveLovePeacePeace song. About the all-star switch song, I found it a little vulgar and over-the-top.

Fan From Texas
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Fan From Texas

Grey People 2016!!!!

Lobstr
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Lobstr

2016, 2017 (that wasn’t even aired in Ukraine because the Ukrainian broadcaster chose to go to commercials during it) and 2019. So much effort and thought was put in last years intervals. Even the Madonna disaster was at least a memorable moment.

jeicjsjf
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jeicjsjf

2016, 2017, and 2019 are leagues above the rest

Eurana
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Eurana

I objected! Where the interval act in Baku with the previous winners like: Alexander Rybak, Dima Bilan, Ell & Nikki, Lena and Marija all singing their songs and singing Waterloo in the end? This was my favorite interval act ever!

Javidan
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Javidan

It was in a semi-final. They only included grand-final interval acts.

pepe
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pepe

It was one of the most embarrassing ones. There was zero chemistry between those artists and some of them couldn’t sing if their lives depended on it

Lobstr
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Lobstr

Dima Bilan was clearly on drugs that night and the Waterloo performance was a whole mess. This was painful to watch.

Anita
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Anita

Onuka/NAONI Orchestra – just great! Touched me on so many levels.

Kate
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Kate

2016 and 2017 were amazing!

Jonas
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Jonas

2010 was the best. 2012 was by far the worst. 2016 was great, but it can’t really compare to the effort and spectacle of some previous years.

West
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West

2016 & 2017 win for me.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

Love Love Peace Peace! What else…

Anna
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Anna

2010 was so special!

Lobstr
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Lobstr

Especially seeing the security guys running in front of the singers trying to stop people from jumping in front of the camera. This crowd walking was really half baked.

pepe
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pepe

2016 will win this of course, but in my opinion the best was Onuka. A great mix of modern and traditional music and an iconic performance.

Jo.
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Jo.

Onuka to be honest. And that Israeli group this year too.

Jonas
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Jonas

The Israeli acts lose points for miming. Bad as she was, at least Madonna sang live.

MiskyDisky
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MiskyDisky

Love, Love, Peace, Peace — it’s a foregone conclusion!

Perhaps a more insightful poll would be:

What is your favourite moment in Love Love Peace Peace?

1) Mans ripping off his shirt
2) …

… No hang on, that’s another foregone conclusion!

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

LoveLovePeacePeace. Obvi. The only interval act I completely remember, the only one I liked. More irony in Eurovision, please.

Luke Armfield
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Luke Armfield

For me 2016 and 2013 were the best I just love Petra Mede

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Voted for 2016 and 2019 🙂