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 televote winners: 2010 to 2019
The scoring system has changed over the 60-year history of the contest. From pure juries to pure televote to a mixture of both. While the 2010s saw many minor tweaks to the system, it was the first decade in which a 50/50 system was maintained consistently.
We’ll take a look at the favourite entry of the public from each year. At the beginning of the decade there was juries and televoters were typically in agreement. However, there have been years in which the opinions diverged and the public’s favourite didn’t go on to win the contest.
Watch the ten televote winners of the 2010s below and decide which is your favourite. You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!
Eurovision 2010: Germany’s Lena with “Satelite”
The lightheartedness of Germany’s Lena impressed both juries and viewers at home. An undisputed victory with both groups meant the contest would come back to Germany for the first time since 1983. Lena’s victory in the televote was quite comfortable with a margin of over 60 points ahead of runner-up Turkey.
Eurovision 2011: Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with “Running Scared”
The land of fire delivered a touching performance. And, of course, lots of pyros. But Azerbaijan’s first win wasn’t as comfortable as Lena’s the previous year. Ell & Nikki’s emotional duet achieved an impressive 223 televote points, just two ahead of Sweden’s Eric Saade. However, this score was crucial to their overall victory as Italy was the jury favourite.
Eurovision 2012: Sweden’s Loreen with “Euphoria”
Besides bringing snow to the land of fire, Loreen was the first Swedish victory of this decade. Her mesmerising performance of an upbeat-hit found praise with both juries and televoters. Viewers were sent in an alternative universe by her physical and mysterious performance. All in all, she became one of the most iconic winners of all time.
Eurovision 2013: Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops”
The distance between Malmö and Copenhagen, the host cities of 2013 and 2014, is closer than the televote result of the 2013 edition. Emmelie de Forest won the contest with an upbeat-ethno pop song, complete with drums and a flute. The EBU may have never published the split result, but the average televote result was a 4.97. This indicates a clear win and Emmelie managed to top the jury vote as well.
Eurovision 2014: Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like A Phoenix”
Conchita Wurst’s victory in 2014 was a victory for social progress in troubled times. Her message of unity and respect went far beyond European borders. The rest of the field couldn’t come close to the televoting score for “Rise Like a Phoenix”. Austria topped the televote (as well as the jury vote) with almost 90 points more than second place.
Eurovision 2015: Italy’s Il Volo with “Grande Amore”
Eurovision 2015 was a year of firsts for the contest. Australia competed for the first time and for the first time ever the televote favourite didn’t win the contest. Italy’s operatic pop trio Il Volo delivered a multitude of goosebumps moments. But the massive televote score (80 more than Russia, 87 more than Sweden) wasn’t enough to make up for their jury result.
Eurovision 2016: Russia’s Sergey Lazarev with “You Are The Only One”
Eurovision 2016, the second hosted in Sweden this decade, saw a similar result to Vienna. This time the public’s favourite was Russia’s Sergey Lazarev. But he also failed to secure victory. His performance combined his endless talent with exceptional technology that made him a part of the stage. Thanks to the revised voting system, he was, at least, announced as the televote winner during the show.
Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s Salvador Sobral with “Amar Pelos Dois”
Similar to his song, Salvador Sobral’s victory was simpler and without discussions. An almost 40 points lead with the televote formed the foundation for Portugal’s first-ever victory. In times in which everyone raised their voice, Salvador’s soft and silent song made everyone listen to him. His intimate performance is one of the standout moments of the 2010s.
Eurovision 2018: Israel’s Netta with “Toy”
The 2018 televote winner was again the overall winner. Netta was declared as favourite early on and managed to take the trophy home to Israel. Her duel with Eleni Fouerra was iconic. However, her televote victory turned out pretty comfortable with a lead of over 60 points. Her totally crazy performance fitted perfectly with her quirky song.
Eurovision 2019: Norway’s KEiiNO “Spirit in the Sky”
Up to 2019, the televote winner had always finished inside the top three on the scoreboard. And then there was KEiiNO. The Norwegian power-group sang and joiked their way all the way to the first place in the televoting, but were let down by the juries. In the end, the Nordic trio finished in sixth place.
Poll: What is your favourite Eurovision televote winner of the 2010s?