Fandoms often have unique names that distinguish them from the rest. While us Eurovision Song Contest fans often call ourselves Eurofans, sometimes one fandom for all of us just doesn’t suffice.
So, this writer came up with a fandom name for each of the Eurovision 2020 participants selected so far.
Note, they’re not all original. Some of them have already been circulating on Twitter and other social networks.
Eurovision 2020 fandom names
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?? Member of THE GROOP
?? Member of the Go-A Team
?? Attention Seeker
?? Water Wizard
?? Arilenator#Eurovision #ESC2020 #WhatTeamAreYou
— Åri ?????????? (@ori_with_an_a) February 23, 2020
Albania’s Arilena Ara — Arilenators.
The “Shaj” songstress has amassed quite some support since her song came out in December. Her fans are the Arilenators, of course, borrowed from Ariana Grande’s “Arianators”. Seeing as she has finished in the top two in all of our recent polls, she appears to have quite a lot of Arilenators!
🇦🇱 ARILENATORS UNITE
— gök 💓 #arilenator 🇦🇱 (@pieceofgok) February 24, 2020
Armenia’s Athena Manoukian — Athenians
Athena Manoukian’s “Chains on You” was met with a lukewarm response within the fandom. But Athena does have fans out there, who we like to call Athenians — the demonym for Athens. Following Netta’s footsteps, how about we also call them Manouki-nekos?
Australia’s Montaigne — Montaigneers
Australia’s Montaigne also emerged as a fan favourite in the run-up to Australia Decides. If she still has your support, you’re a Montaigneer — a mix of the words Montaigne and Mountaineer. You also suggested we call them Mr. Mimes, after the Pokémon whose picture Montaigne tweeted before the Australian national final.
Belgium’s Hooverphonic — Hooverphoniacs
Fans of Hooverphonic are Hooverphoniacs (this one’s pretty self-explanatory).
Czech Republic’s Benny Cristo — Cristians or Kemamen
Czech Republic’s Benny Cristo has many Cristians… though former Czech head of delegation Jan Bors suggests we call a fan of “Kemama” a Kemaman (plural Kemamen?) instead.
found out – his ariginal name is Cristovao, I would expect something like kemaman or so 🙂
— Jan Frost Bors (@Frostwii) February 24, 2020
France’s Tom Leeb — Leebchens
France’s fans are Leebchens (Tom Leeb + Liebchen, a term of endearment).
Italy’s Diodato — Noisemakers
Fans of Italy’s Diodato and “Fai Rumore” (Make Noise) are the Noisemakers
Latvia’s Samanta Tīna — Composers or Tīn-men
As for Latvia’s fandom name, most of you already identify as a Composer – borrowed from the line “life is music; I am a composer”. We had a different idea in mind – a Tīn-man (made up from tin-man and Samanta Tīna)
Lithuania’s The Roop — The Groop or Groopies/Roopies
We like to call Lithuania fans — of which there are plenty — members of THE GROOP. It has also been suggested that they go by “groopies” or “roopies“.
Norway’s Ulrikke — Attention Seekers
Those who dig Ulrikke’s song for Norway are Attention Seekers… no shade intended.
Poland’s Alicja Szemplińska — Emperors
Those of you who support Poland’s entry “Empires” are, of course, Emperors
Slovenia’s Ana Soklič — Water Wizards
“Voda” voters are Water Wizards (yes, we love alliteration).
Spain’s Blas Cantó — Cantors
We also call fans of Blas Cantó Cantors (for lack of a better pun).
Ukraine’s Go_A — Go_A Team or The Church of Solovey
Ukraine has a group name rather than a demonym — we call them the Go-A Team. That’s a mix of the phrases “Go Team!” and “The A-Team”. However, Go_A fans actually seem to prefer the name Church of Solovey.
Let's all agree that the Go-A Team goes to the Church of Solovey
— Åri ?????????? (@ori_with_an_a) February 24, 2020
Which name is your favourite? Which sub-fandom are you in? Do you have any better suggestions for group names? Let us know in the comments below!