After what feels like an eternity, we’ve finally entered double digits! As of Monday 17 February, there are officially 11 songs confirmed for Eurovision 2020.
In recent days we’ve seen national finals wrap up in Lithuania, Armenia and Norway while France and Belgium have dropped their internally selected songs.
But who is your favourite Eurovision 2020 act so far? Is Albania’s Arilena Ara set for a fourth week atop the poll? Or could the newcomers shake things up?
It’s time to vote!
You can listen to all five new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends early on Friday, 21 February — just ahead of selections in Ukraine, Slovenia and Poland.
We will then relaunch the poll on Sunday to include the three winners, along with any other entries which may drop in the interim.
New Eurovision 2020 entries as of 17 February
Athena Manoukian “Chains on You”
She’s the Greek-Armenian songstress whose name has been floated for several years inside the Eurovision bubble. And on Saturday, Athena Manoukian finally got her ticket to the contest with “Chains On You”. The one-time X Factor hopeful won Armenia’s newly revived Depi Evratesill beating out eleven other entries.
The Roop “On Fire”
Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka underwent a massive glow up in 2020. Along with a successful rebrand, the shortened run saw a national final crammed full of fan favourites. Moniqué, Monika Marija, Kayra, Rūta Loop and Aistė Pilvelytė all had strong followings. But in the end, no one could match The Roop. “On Fire” won over both the jury and public, scoring over three times more televotes than second place.
Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention”
She emerged as a fan favourite the moment she performed in the fourth semi-final of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix. And despite some unfortunate issues surrounding the televote in the final, few are disputing Ulrikke Brandstorp’s victory. “Attention” is already performing strongly on the country’s streaming charts.
Tom Leeb “The Best In Me”
France’s 2020 entry was launched to great fanfare at the Eiffel Tower on Sunday night. And while the songwriting team includes heavyweights like “Euphoria” scribes Thomas G:Son and Peter Boström, many have been left wondering whether the track equals the sum of its parts. Unlike most other countries, France won’t be tested in the semi-finals.
Hooverphonic “Release Me”
They’re one of Belgium’s most accomplished bands and have long been top of fan wishlists. In October they became the first act confirmed for May’s contest, and on Monday Belgium’s Hooverphonic finally dropped their song. The understated “Release Me” has yet to generate much hype. But it could be a slow burner.
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2020 act so far? (17 February)
Which of the eleven is your favourite? Could any of them win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.