The Eurovision 2020 season received a much need kick-start this week when Spain released Blas Cantó’s long-awaited song for Rotterdam — “Universo”. This brought the current tally of confirmed acts and songs to two, the other being Albania’s Arilena Ara with “Shaj”. She earned the right to sing at Eurovision after winning Festivali i Këngës 58 just before Christmas.
Rotterdam may still be a long way off, but it only takes two to tango. And what a fierce dance it’s been!
We asked y’all to vote for your favourite Eurovision act so far, and a whopping 3,990 votes were cast.
Blas put in a valiant effort, picking up 1,476 votes (36.99% of all votes cast). But the Iberian crooner was pipped to the post by the Balkan songstress. Arilena turned on the heat and scooped up 2,514 votes in the process (63.01% of all votes cast).
Arilena Ara “Shaj”
Blas Cantó “Universo”
Your Eurovision favourites on 3 February (2 acts)
- Albania: Arilena Ara – “Shaj” 63.01% (2,514 votes)
- Spain: Blas Cantó – “Universo” 36.99% (1,476 votes)
Total Votes: 3,990
Thankfully, this isn’t a knockout blow. Blas survives to fight another day. However, he and Arilena will face additional adversaries. Czech Republic’s search for its next Eurovision act concludes tonight. Afterwards, we’ll relaunch the poll to include the winning song.
What do you think of the current standings? Does Albania deserve its number one placing? Let us know below.
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