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Girls! Today we take the next step on our countdown of the top national final songs of 2020, as voted for by wiwibloggers. And the ladies are on top in this next ten acts. A single rapper aside they’re all female. You can check them out below.
40. Akuvi – “Som du er” (Melodi Grand Prix)
Akuvi brought serious attitude to Melodi Grand Prix 2020 in Norway. “Som du er” was a great slice of modern urban pop and popped on stage thanks to Akuvi’s troupe of backing dancers.
39. F3M – “Bananas” (Uuden musiikin kilpailu)
These ladies from Finland brought the fire. From flamethrowers, to neon outfits, to sick harmonies F3M knew what they were doing on the UMK stage. “Bananas” was a fun slice of dancepop and a cut above the normal textbook tracks we’ve seen from girlbands in past NF seasons.
38. CHAKRAS – “La-ley-la” (Eurofest)
Spiritualism always has a place at Eurovision and the CHAKRAS from Belarus put all the elements on the table. “La-ley-la” put amazing voices and a striking stage show together for a compelling overall package.
37. Kristin Husøy – “Pray For Me” (Melodi Grand Prix)
Country has become more assertive at Eurovision in recent years. And in Norway, Kristin Husøy looked at some points as if she might be it’s next ambassador. With stagecraft beyond her years, Husøy punched above her weight in the final and gave a powerhouse performance. In another’s hands, “Pray For Me” might have been repetitive, but this girl gave it impact every time she was on stage.
36. Klara Hammarström – “Nobody” (Melodifestivalen)
“Nobody” may have crashed out in the semis, but Klara Hammarström showed how to do it in style. “Nobody” is an infectious pop jam, staged with Swedish aplomb. What’s not to like?
35. Elis Mraz – Wanna Be Like ft. Čis T (Eurovision Song CZ)
The Czech Republic’s Eurovision selection was a true delight. And “Wanna Be Like” was the delightful dancehall nobody was expecting out of Prague. Elis and our token male ČiS T made us move.
34. KRUTЬ – “99” (Vidbir)
And from the dancefloor to something completely different. Ukraine has always offered variety and “99” offered a different slice of life. Mystical and magical in equal parts, enhanced by beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, it is easy to see why this got so much love.
33. Indira – “You will never break my heart” (Dora)
Indira attacked the stage at Dora, armoured with her peroxide blonde do, metallic go-go boots and a sick ethnic banger co-written by Doron Medalie. A great example of Croatia’s resurgent national final this year.
32. Anna Jæger – “How About Mars” (Melodi Grand Prix)
The Billie Eilish effect on this year’s season can’t be underestimated and Anna Jaeger was one of the first to take a whack at it. “How About Mars” is a better example of the genre: Modern, cool verses and staged impeccably. Unfortunately the MGP duel system ensured “How About Mars” wouldn’t trouble us again.
31. Katrina Dimanta – “Heart Beats” (Supernova)
“Heart Beats” had a lot of fans this year and it is easy to see why. The scatty chorus, quirky backing dancers and great vocal made for a compelling package in Latvia, where she won the televote.
What do you make of numbers 40-31? Let us know in the comments below!