We’re getting closer to the deadline for all the Eurovision 2020 entries to be decided, with many songs rolling out in the next few days. However, one complete set of entries we have is the Big Five. Spain, Italy, France, the UK and Germany have all gifted us their songs for Rotterdam. But which song do you like the best?
We go from uptempo pop bops, to romantic ballads in this collection. These were revealed through such events as an iconic music festival, a performance atop a famous landmark, and accidentally through a Czech radio station. No, really. But the big question is who has the best of these automatic qualifying songs?
You can listen to all five entries below, then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends early on Wednesday, 4th March.
France: Tom Leeb – “The Best in Me”
France gave us possibly the most extra reveal in all of Eurovision’s history this year, with Tom Leeb performing his heartfelt ballad on the actual Eiffel Tower. His track is penned by various writers, including contest legend Thomas G:Son, as well as last year’s Swedish competitor John Lundvik.
Germany: Ben Dolic – “Violent Thing”
When Germany dropped their entry “Violent Thing”, the reception for it was immense. They’ve come back from zero televote points last year to arguably having one of the best upbeat songs this year, which is sending fans wild on social media. Can The Voice of Germany alum Ben Dolic give them the perfect start to the decade again?
Italy: Diodato – “Fai Rumore”
Diodato will be hoping to do one better than his predecessor Mahmood, who was 2019’s runner-up. To take on the challenge, Italy has chosen a stunning ballad via Festival di Sanremo. The song couldn’t be much more of a contrast to “Soldi” if it tried, so will the change give them that extra push to win?
Spain: Blas Cantó – “Universo”
The first complete song out of the gates in 2020, “Universo” by Blas Cantó is an energetic burst of pop with fabulous vocals. The expensive-looking music video could possibly hint at equally epic staging to bring Spain back to the decent results of the 2012 or 2014 era.
United Kingdom: James Newman – “My Last Breath”
We got to first hear “My Last Breath” — the UK’s entry from Grammy-nominee James Newman — in a strange leak via Czech radio. The breezy track with a memorable hook speaks of giving everything you have for the person you love. Could this drastically improve the UK’s fortunes after a last-place finish in Tel Aviv?
Who is your favourite of the Big Five at Eurovision 2020?
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