Forty-one songs were due to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. And while the contest, sadly, was cancelled, the Wiwi Jury still has something to say. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has previewed and reviewed each of this year’s acts. It’s hard work being honest, but somebody has to do it.

Our jury consists of 22 jurors who hail from Australia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and Venezuela. We are truly international, y’all!

Each juror assesses each song independently and then awards each song a score from 0 to 10. The highest and lowest scores are then dropped to determine the Wiwi Jury average.

Songs were ranked in early March 2020 — before Eurovision 2020 was confirmed as being cancelled — while the reviews were written from mid- to late March. Assessments are based on available versions of the songs at that time. As always, Wiwi Jury reviews will not be changed to reflect new information from subsequent live performances.

Eurovision 2020 reviews and rankings

  1. Germany: Ben Dolic – “Violent Thing” (8.18)
  2. Malta: Destiny – “All of My Love” (8.10)
  3. Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things” (8.03)
  4. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Répondez-moi” (7.95)
  5. Norway: Ulrikke – “Attention” (7.90)
  6. Sweden: The Mamas – “Move” (7.88)
  7. Lithuania: The Roop – “On Fire” (7.85)
  8. Bulgaria: Victoria – “Tears Getting Sober” (7.75)
  9. Australia: Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me” (7.73)
  10. Israel: Eden Alene – “Feker Libi” (7.48)
  11. Romania: Roxen – “Alcohol You” (7.35)
  12. Azerbaijan: Samira Efendi – “Cleopatra” (7.28)
  13. Russia: Little Big – “Uno” (7.18)
  14. The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Grow” (7.03)
  15. Italy: Diodato – “Fai rumore” (6.95)
  16. Latvia: Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing” (6.93)
  17. Ukraine: Go_A – “Solovey” (6.60)
  18. Armenia: Athena – “Chains On You” (6.50) *
  19. Finland: Aksel – “Looking Back” (6.50) *
  20. Denmark: Ben & Tan – “Yes” (6.50) *
  21. Greece: Stefania – “Superg!rl” (6.48)
  22. Serbia: Hurricane – “Hasta La Vista” (6.43)
  23. Spain: Blas Cantó – “Universo” (6.25)
  24. Belgium: Hooverphonic – “Release Me” (6.10)
  25. United Kingdom: James Newman – “My Last Breath” (6.08)
  26. Ireland: Lesley Roy – “Story of My Life” (6.03)
  27. Cyprus: Sandro – “Running” (5.90)
  28. Portugal: Elisa – “Medo de sentir” (5.75) *
  29. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Prison” (5.75) *
  30. Belarus: VAL – “Da vidna” (5.73)
  31. North Macedonia: Vasil – “You” (5.65)
  32. Poland: Alicja Szemplińska – “Empires” (5.63)
  33. Albania: Arilena Ara – “Fall From The Sky” (5.60)
  34. Austria: Vincent Bueno – “Alive” (5.53)
  35. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Kemama” (5.43)
  36. San Marino: Senhit – “Freaky!” (5.38)
  37. Croatia: Damir Kedžo – “Divlji vjetre” (5.13)
  38. Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – “Take Me As I Am” (5.00)
  39. Slovenia: Ana Soklic – “Voda” (4.88)
  40. France: Tom Leeb – “Mon Alliée (The Best In Me)” (4.18)
  41. Estonia: Uku Suviste – “What Love Is” (4.10)

* Tiebreak winners are decided by preferential vote.

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John Littlewood
John Littlewood
4 months ago

Test only

Timi
Timi
6 months ago

Germany? Can I be part of this jury? I want to give all of you another point of view. You’re too confused and have pretty bland taste.

Send me an email! I will be waiting. XD

Gilad
Gilad
6 months ago

Germany js the winner? I am so confused

Gilad
Gilad
6 months ago

I am just have no words Wiwi Jury you shock me

Eric
Eric
6 months ago

Why Azerbaijan not in top 10? Seriously???
Guys you have a big problems with good music.
This is top 5 material. Now it’s 11 place? ?

sav001
sav001
6 months ago
Reply to  Eric

Azerbaijan’s score is not out yet so it still could be in the top 10.

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago

A very interesting top. We are yet to see the result of Iceland but even if it didn’t win, this incredibly far off my ranking to say the least. Germany first baffles me but this was still a very fun process. Thank you for still doing the wiwi jury even though ESC 2020 was cancelled.

Princess Diana
Princess Diana
6 months ago

Azerbaijan and Iceland left. I’m very thrilled!

Monika
Monika
6 months ago

Australia, Sweden and Israel are too high, while Russia, Romania and Armenia too low…. Besides that, it’s quite acceptable. Waiting for the year when Sweden won’t be that overrated by this site and the majority of the writers…. Thank God in Eurovision the televoters are punishing this overrated country, by giving them the votes they deserve (the correct ones)…

Colin
Colin
6 months ago

Just for fun, I’ll try to guess last 5 scores:

Azerbaijan – 8.33
Germany – 7.70
Iceland – 8.12
Malta – 8.25
The Netherlands – 6.55

I’m interested how off I’ll be.

Colin
Colin
6 months ago

I’m interested to see the unraveling. I hope that I was off with The Netherlands, as I think this song deserves far more than 6.55. It’s just my prediction based on an ”okay” online reception.

Lil Krumpy
Lil Krumpy
6 months ago

Call me biased, but I honestly prefer Voda over Attention.

Mr X
Mr X
6 months ago
Reply to  Lil Krumpy

Mee too…. Slovenia 8/10 and Norway 7/10

Euromess
Euromess
6 months ago

Ok, now I’ve had it officially. This year the Wiwi Jury is… questionable, to say the least. Sweden over Lithuania, Bulgaria or Romania is the travesty of the season.

Euromess
Euromess
6 months ago

And I hadn’t seen Malta’s results yet. What the…

yodenman
yodenman
6 months ago

I think the UK has dodged a bullet here. Only 7 songs to go and all will beat our entry. 25th isn’t what we were expecting. In the actual contest he might have done even worse. The problem with the UK is that we normally follow a decent song with a right stinker. Not looking great for 2021.

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago
Reply to  yodenman

Actually we will end up in 24th. Not much better but you know. I do have faith that we will have a good song next year. I think all the broadcasters will look at the reactions of the people and will then make a better song. Next year may be the best year in eurovision history. Fingers crossed

Colin
Colin
6 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

I actually *like* both of your last entries, but what UK needs is take a RISK, without treating it like a joke! Safe ”decent” songs aren’t the way to go unless you’re Sweden or Australia and you know you got the jury vote. Nobody votes for their 16th favorite. I’d love to see UK trying something dark, mystical, with deep and resonating lyrics. Or a full-fledged ”bop” maybe? Also, you can experiment with different genres and styles.

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
6 months ago

I can’t wait for Iceland Latvia and The Netherlands to be reviewed. These are my personal top three.

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
6 months ago
Reply to  Fan From Texas

Pleased that Latvia almost made a 7 for the average. I can’t get enough of this song.

Reverb
Reverb
6 months ago

How Ulrikke is topping this is beyond me. Ulrikke’s appeal is, according to my humble opinion, of course, the biggest mystery of the season.

Lloyd
Lloyd
6 months ago

This list just confirms what I’ve thought all along, a lot of average songs. Although I will miss the contest this year, hopefully the returning acts will up their game next year.

Domino
Domino
6 months ago

HOW IS FINLAND IN THE TOP 10?! I MEAN, I RESPECT YOUR OPINIONS BUT MY GOODNESS THAT’S SO OVERRATED!

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago
Reply to  Domino

Above Denmark and Greece as well. Lol wtf

Nat
Nat
6 months ago

I realy can’t believe you people like Uno this much. It’s like watching local carnival parade ?

Eric
Eric
6 months ago

I think top 5 will be:

1) Lithuania
2) Azerbaijan
3) Switzerland
4) Malta
5) Norway

Domino
Domino
6 months ago
Reply to  Eric

All of which have not been reviewed yet

Marion
Marion
5 months ago
Reply to  Eric

Good top! I totally agree with 4 out of 5: I would add Belgium to my personal top 5.

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago

Apparently there is only 1 song that got below a 5. I’m guessing it is slovenia. And my guess for the highest score is Bulgaria.

Colin
Colin
6 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

If it’s only one song below a 5, my money is on France, although it wouldn’t be shocked if it’s Slovenia or Estonia.

As for the highest score, I’m guessing it’s among Bulgaria, Switzerland and Lithuania. I think that Azerbaijan, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Malta will also score quite high.

Mika Rähub
Mika Rähub
6 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I stand corrected and I just saw the new video for the wiwi jury for France and you’re absolutely right. I completely forgot about France (which says a lot. )
I expected Bulgaria to get over an 8 which didn’t happen so right now I’m thinking the highest score will probably be either Switzerland or lithuania

Colin
Colin
6 months ago
Reply to  Mika Rähub

Seems like both Slovenia and France scored below a 5, with the French score being much lower. We still need to see the result from Estonia, though, but I believe it will be higher than the French one.
I expected Bulgaria to score an 8 too. I think this year, we might have a fair share of songs over 7, but not a lot of them over 8. Switzerland or Lithuania would be a deserving winner.

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I think you’re right. However Ukus song does have its fans as does Finland whereas with France and slovenia I have never seen them place above let’s say 22nd place.

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago

If its Iceland imma jump of a bridge

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago

Sorry about that I think William said it in one of the wiwi jury videos but I think I just got that wrong.

Colin
Colin
6 months ago

Azerbaijan then? Hmm… I mean, I enjoy it and I can see it scoring high with the Wiwi jury, but… 😛 Then again, why not! 😉

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago
Reply to  Colin

That is an option actually. I can see that happening.

yodenman
yodenman
6 months ago

Hi. I’ve noticed that Ireland have been scored yet have not been included in this list.

NickC
NickC
6 months ago

Hi Robin, what was the average Wiwi jury score this year, last year, and the year before? Just curious….

Danni
Danni
6 months ago

Lol at 2017 being so much lower than the other years

sav001
sav001
6 months ago
Reply to  Danni

2017 was quite a weak year TBH.

NickC
NickC
6 months ago

Cheers, mate!