In the space of a few days, the number of confirmed songs for Eurovision 2020 has jumped from 14 to 24. And while there’s still a load more to come, we have a little breathing space until Israel chooses its song on Tuesday evening.
Until then, why not choose your favourite Eurovision 2020 act so far. Do you have a new number one? Or can Lithuania’s The Roop do three in a row? Or could Albania’s Arilena Ara reclaim her crown? It’s time to vote!
You can listen to all the new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting will remain open for approximately 24 hours.
Depending on song release schedules, we may relaunch the poll one last time — Friday is currently free.
New Eurovision 2020 entries as of 1 March
James Newman “My Last Breath”
It was a bizarre week for British fans. On Saturday, Graham Norton popped up to announce that the song was coming on Thursday. Then as the week progressed, rumours began to swirl around chart-topping singer John Newman. And by Wednesday fans had discovered a track from his brother James on a Czech radio station’s website. Said song was “My Last Breath” and it indeed turned out to be the UK’s song for Europe. All in all, reactions have been mixed. But its already outperforming previous entries on multiple charts. And that’s all without mentioning BBC Radio Oxford’s eleventh-hour “Children Of The Millenium” curveball!
Ben Dolic “Violent Thing”
Later on Thursday, Germany became the last Big Five member to release its song for Rotterdam. After several years of national finals, the Germans returned to internal selection for the first time since 2009. And out of that process emerged Ben Dolic with “Violent Thing”. Dolic is best known for appearing on The Voice while his song is written by Symphonix — the same team behind several Eurovision hits, including Bulgaria’s 2016 to 2018 entries.
VAL “Da vidna”
Belarus’ 12-song national final took place on Friday. And while much of the pre-show chatter focused on KeySi and CHAKRAS, it was VAL that went home with the trophy. While the jury and televote disagreed on their winner, “Da vidna” came second with both. And thus the duo took top spot overall.
Uku Suviste “What Love Is”
It was a case of third time lucky for Uku Suviste. After competing in 2017 and reaching the superfinal in 2019, Uku took the trophy with “What Love Is”. In doing so, he beat the firm fan-favourite Jaagup Tuisk.
Natalia Gordienko “Prison”
Natalia last graced the Eurovision stage in 2006 with “Loco”, a Latin-flavoured pop bop. Fourteen years later, she’s returned to win Moldova’s national final with an ethnic-tinged power ballad — “Prison”. She comfortably beat the 18 other entries, topping the jury and public votes.
Damir Kedžo “Divlji vjetre”
Croatia’s Dora returned for a second-year post-revival, and once again it was an almost unknown quantity since entry snippets had only been released the day before. Local star Damir Kedžo won with “Divlji vjetre” — he received top marks from the public while juries put him second.
Daði & Gagnamagnið “Think About Things”
They went viral last week, with a host of random celebrities tweeting out their love for their song. And so Daði & Gagnamagnið went into the Söngvakeppnin 2020 final as one of the favourites. Surprising no one, “Think About Things” easily made the gold final and ultimately became the successor to Hatari’s “Hatrið mun sigra”. In fact, the biggest shock on the night was that their superfinal competition was rockers Dimma rather than Iva.
She was revealed as Greece’s singer some time ago. But it was only on Sunday that fans finally got to hear Stefania’s “Superg!rl”. To date, she’s best known as a Junior Eurovision singer for the Netherlands, and the song acts as a natural progression, mixing ethnic flourishes with Little Mix style pop.
Roxen “Alcohol You”
After two straight years of non-qualification, Romania shook things up for 2020. Its regular format was scrapped in favour of a one artist final. Roxen was the internally chosen act, and over the course of almost three hours she presented five different tracks to the world. “Alcohol You” proved to be the most popular, taking maximum points from the public and the jury.
Hurricane “Hasta la vista”
They’re Serbia’s girl group of the moment. And now they’re taking on Europe. Hurricane stormed to Beovizija victory with “Hasta la vista” winning over the public and, to the surprise of many, the jury too. They’ve plenty of Eurovision experience between them. Sanja Vučić previously sang for Serbia in 2016, while Ksenija Knežević provided backing vocals for her father Knez in 2015. Ivana Nikolić completes the trio.
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2020 act so far? (1 March)
Which of the acts is your favourite? Could any of them win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.