Eurovision Winners 2010s

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 2010

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.

Eurovision 2011

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

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.

Eurovision 2013

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.

Eurovision 2014

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.

Eurovision 2015

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

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”.

Eurovision 2017

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.

Eurovision 2018

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.

Eurovision 2019

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.

What is your favourite Eurovision Song Contest of the 2010s?

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Solfrid Holte Johansen
Solfrid Holte Johansen
2 months ago

I write this since I wanted to delete a comment, but that is not an option here, so I edited it instead.

Last edited 2 months ago by Solfrid Holte Johansen
NickC
NickC
9 months ago

OK- what about the most unfair non-qualifier of the decade? I can think of at least 15 songs that can have that honor, but I chose the following: Sweden 2010, Bulgaria 2011, Finland 2012, San Marino 2013, Israel 2014, Czech Republic 2015, Iceland 2016, Finland 2017, Switzerland 2018 or Romania 2019?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Blackbird.

Kiki
Kiki
5 months ago
Reply to  NickC

I’m still salty about Blackbird

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago

My favourite contest is the one with the best average song quality, so I’m inclined to narrowly give my vote to 2018 over 2019 and 2014, just because it seems a little more diverse to me. In my opinion, the song quality has dramatically increased after 2011 and peaked at the end of the decade.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago

In terms of the entertainment factor, 2015, 2016 and 2018 were years when the competition was so close that we weren’t sure who the winner was. So it might be one of them. My heart is won by Conchita’s victory in 2014 though; it’s still very special to me. 🙂 In terms of song “standard”, again 2015 leads the way on averages, with 2018 next. If you prefer runaway winners, there was none bigger than Loreen, so 2012 is your year. Surprise winners were in 2010 and 2011. 2013 has “weird” statistics because of a change in the scoring (long… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Was Lena a surprise winner? I’m not so sure.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

It was a pleasant surprise to me at the time. 🙂 (The 2010 favourites were Turkey, Belgium and Romania, as I recall. Azerbaijan was also very strong.)

maltese_falcon
maltese_falcon
9 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Even though it might seem like an overall weak year, browsing through my Eurovision favourites playlist, 2013 has provided a lot of songs that I still listen to regularly to this day.

Valentino
Valentino
9 months ago

I loved the staging in 2011, though the songs were meh.
2014 had great staging and good songs.
The best songs this decade were in 2015 and (2nd) 2018.
But the one that I enjoyed the most and felt the most PED afterwards, was 2016. It might not have had the strongest songs , but overall everything was perfect.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
9 months ago

All are good in their unique way with one constant the UK did not care about a single one of them.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

For me, 2015 and 2018 had the highest number of 10s and 8+ songs in general. However, a contest as a whole has become incresingly better since 2012.

My personal winners of the decade (if anyone wants to know):
2010 – Ukraine
2011 – Slovenia
2012 – Iceland
2013 – The Netherlands
2014 – The Netherlands
2015 – Norway
2016 – Estonia
2017 – Italy
2018 – Hungary
2019 – The Netherlands

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Okay, I can see everything but 2010 and 2018. And 2011, but there’s just no pleasing me with anything from that year. Good to see someone who appreciates “Play”.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Thanks, Tibor! 🙂 Yeah, I looked it back and Play is still my favorite song of 2016. The performance could have been even better, but that song is still a winner for me. Ukraine gave a song with really powerful lyrics in 2010 and I remember watching it back then and being impressed with the raw and sincere content. It was especially impressive in times when so many songs had vague and cheesy lyrics. Hungary 2018 was a tough call for me (but I had to pick one). Hungary, Germany, Estonia, France, Italy, Czechia, Denmark, Montenegro and Lithuania are almost… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

“Play” was a really good song – one of only three from 2016 I still listen to. I never got the harsh criticism and I certainly didn’t get why Jüri came last in his semifinal.

Raoul
Raoul
9 months ago

2015 for me, because of the sheer amount of iconic songs in it. Almost the whole top 10 is simply incredible in my eyes.

Euphoria
Euphoria
9 months ago

Undecidable for me
But if I were to choose 5 based on songs, host, stage and voting I would pick
2011
2015
2016
2018
2019
Now I realise that 4 of them are in the second half of the decade but in my opinion they were just my top 5 that’s it pretty much

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

Tough one.
A lot of the contests had something about them, whether it was song quality, staging, production…but only one ticked all the boxes for me and that was 2014. On the other end of the spectrum, 2015 had little going for it in any area.

Alex
Alex
9 months ago

I ended up voting for 2014 and 2018. – 2014 had that great stage but most important the whole “dark horse” and “underdog” battle between Netherlands and Austria was amazing to witness. I loved that narrative and both entries. And it showed that anybody can do well and win if you have the right act. – 2018: because I watched it live in the arena. I don’t remember a more enjoyable live final to watch. It was diverse music wise unlike 2016 for example. I like there was no led to distract you from the acts. Results were very open… Read more »

Zandro
Zandro
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I agree with your thoughts with 2014. It was such a thrilling battle between Austria and The Netherlands. They were not favorites but they ended up stealing the show when it mattered most.

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago

For the show, 2011.
For the songs, 2012.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

2016 because it was a pleasure to see Sergey lost by Jamala

pepe
pepe
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

What a terrible sad comment. Especially since Sergey always showed what a nice and friendly person he is. That has of course nothing to do with his songs, it is ok to dislike them, but to find pleasure in someone else’s failure just for sake of it says enough about you.

Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

I give up trying with this comment. The filter really sucks. There’s literally no way of knowing what harmless, basic word triggers it.

Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

No clear winner since I didn’t like most of the songs when the hosting was great (2013, 2016), and had a lot of favorites when the hosting was awful (2012). I still love Estonia, Macedonia, Sweden, and the Icelandic version of Iceland 2012. In a perfect year, the stage is amazing and has LEDs, the hosts are fun, the songs are great and the voting sequence is exciting, yet the winner is still undisputed. No year managed all of those. Fingers crossed for 2020. Since songs matter the most to me, I feel like I should pick 2012 but you… Read more »

Zandro
Zandro
9 months ago

Eurovision in the 2010s was magical and I think it is safe to say that this decade is one of the best. In terms of hosting, 2011 and Petra Mede in 2013/2016 are top-notch. 2015 and 2018 definitely had the most amazing sets of songs this decade. The edition in Denmark, for me, provided the loveliest stage – – – unmatched up to this date. To choose a single year as the star edition is difficult as they have their own strengths and weaknesses but I think 2016 edges the rest out by just a slight difference. Cheers for another… Read more »

PP77
PP77
9 months ago

1.2014
2.2016
3.2012
In qualitty of songs,stage.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

i’m kinda torn on this one. 2011 and 2016 had great hosting but songs were mostly cookie cutter pop that aged like avocado milk, 2012 and 2018 had meh to awful hosting but i loved the songs, n all my faves were in the final. i also love how not having leds meant more performance effort, just like 2010. loved 2013 too, but the winner was like known since january. overall imma say 2018