The dust is beginning to settle following this season’s first Super Saturday. Starting in Australia on Saturday morning and finishing in Italy in the early hours of Sunday, the amount of confirmed Eurovision 2020 acts doubled from three to six. Sandwiched in between was the Supernova final in Latvia.
But who is your favourite Eurovision 2020 act so far? Is Albania’s Arilena Ara set for a third week atop the poll? Or could the newcomers shake things up?
It’s time to vote!
You can listen to all three new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends early on Friday, 14 February — just ahead of selections in Armenia, Lithuania and Norway.
We will then relaunch the poll on Sunday to include the three winners, along with France’s internal selection and any other entries which may drop in the interim.
New Eurovision 2020 entries as of 9 February
Montaigne — “Don’t Break Me”
The second-ever edition of Eurovision — Australia Decides provided Europeans with a mid-morning musical treat on Saturday. In a field packed with talent, Montaigne emerged victorious with “Don’t Break Me” — beating Idol star Casey Donovan and “Absolutely Everybody” hitmaker Vanessa Amorosi to second and third place respectively. Montaigne’s staging has proven divisive, but her win has seen the Aussies shoot to the top of the betting odds.
Samanta Tīna — “Still Breathing”
They say god loves a trier. And it’s also true in Eurovision. Sweden has Sanna Nielsen, Estonia has Stig Rästa and now Lativa has Samanta Tīna. After three top podium finishes between 2012 and 2014, and two entries in 2016, Samanta finally won Latvia’s selection on Saturday. “Still Breathing” is penned by Aminata — the woman behind the country’s most successful recent entry “Love Injected”. She was also on the writing team for the Baltic nation’s last qualification — “Heartbeat” in 2016.
Diodato “Fai rumore”
For much of its five-day run, most of the attention was on Francesco Gabbani and Elodie. But a series of steady performances saw Diodato remain constantly near the top. And on Saturday he slipped in ahead of all the contenders to secure the Sanremo 2020 crown. And for once, we didn’t have to wonder whether the Festival winner would accept the Eurovision ticket or not. During the winners’ press conference, the “Fai rumore” crooner confirmed that he was Rotterdam-bound.
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2020 act so far? (9 February)
Which of the six is your favourite? Could any of them win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.