This year at wiwibloggs we celebrated the festive season with a series of different polls. For the last week or so, we’ve stuffed your stockings with a selection of end-of-decade Eurovision votes. Consider it a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.
But as we prepare to ring in the new decade, we couldn’t resist bumping our twelve up to a baker’s dozen.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us one last time and let us know your thoughts for poll 13.
Eurovision Song Contests: 2010 to 2019
Every edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is filled with memorable moments — from outfits to staging and so much more. Let’s have a little throwback from 2010 onwards and vote for your favourites in our poll.
Before casting your ballot, we want you to consider all the elements we’ve previously polled you on in this series — winners, hosts, stage, slogan, postcards, interval acts, theme music, along with songs, performers and anything else you might consider relevant.
Once you’ve come to a decision, you can scroll down and let your voice be heard. You may vote for as many contests as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!
Eurovision Song 2010 was the first one of the decade and was organised by Norway, in the city of Oslo. The 55th edition of the contest was won by Germany’s Lena Meyer-Landrut with “Satellite”. This was the first, and to date only, big five win since the introduction of the semi-finals.
This edition was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Azerbaijan won the festival for the first time ever, thanks to Ell & Nikki with “Running Scared”.
Eurovision 2012 took place in the newly-built Crystal Hall in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Loreen won for Sweden with “Euphoria”, an upbeat song packed with emotion and intimacy despite being a dance track. It was the fifth victory for Sweden.
Held in Malmö, Sweden, 2013 saw Danish singer Emmelie de Forest win with “Only Teardrops”. This winning song brought orange lighting, pounding drums and a man with a flute, but most of all it gave us Emmelie’s unique tones.
In 2014, the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Copenhagen. Austrian queen Conchita Wurst took the crown, thanks to the anthemic “Rise Like A Phoenix’’. It was the second Austrian victory. With fiery-winged staging and a Bond-esque ballad to boot, Conchita became one of Eurovision’s most iconic winners.
This was a special year! It marked the 60th edition of the contest and was held in Vienna, a city synonymous with music. Sweden won yet again, represented by the singer Måns Zelmerlöw and “Heroes”. Måns’ performance will be remembered for the use of projections that painted a story as Måns moved along with them. It was also the first time, since the introduction of televoting, that the public’s favourite didn’t win.
Eurovision 2016 took place in Stockholm’s Globen Arena. Ukraine won with Jamala and “1944”. The staging captivated audiences, particularly the unforgettable moment where a golden tree burst out of Jamala. This signified hope and rebirth. This was also the year in which hosts Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede performed the iconic interval act “Love Love Peace Peace”.
The Ukrainian capital Kyiv had the honour of hosting Eurovision 2017. After decades of trying, Portugal finally tasted victory. The winner was Salvador Sobral with “Amar pelos dois” — a song that was most definitely not “fastfood music”. Salvador’s physical quirks mixed with a genre not seen at the contest in decades made for a controversial entry, dividing the fandom firmly in two camps.
For 2018, we headed to the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. The fierce Israeli diva Netta Barzilai won with her upbeat feminist bop “Toy”. It was the fourth Israeli victory in Eurovision history. For many fans, 2018 will be remembered as the year where Eleni Foureira came second.
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Which #Eurovision Song Contest of the past 10 years will you choose as your favourite??. . We’re giving you a montage of every Grand Final song from each year to help you choose?. . Today, it’s time to get #AllAboard, and remember the stunning show in 2018 from Lisbon??. . #ESCBestOfTheDecade | #ESC2018
The 2019 contest took place in sunny Tel Aviv. Memorable moments from this edition included Madonna’s performance and the “Switch Song”. The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence won the trophy – becoming the fifth Eurovision winner from the country and the first since 1975.
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In two weeks time, you'll have the opportunity to vote on the best #Eurovision Song Contest of the decade! To get you ready, over the next 10 days we'll be sharing 2 second montages per year, featuring EVERY #ESC Grand Finalist from the past 10 Contests?. . Starting today with 2019 in Tel Aviv???. . We'll share more info on how to vote after you've seen all 10!?. . #ESCBestofTheDecade | #ESC2019 | #DareToDream
What is your favourite Eurovision Song Contest of the 2010s?