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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!
How come Katrina ishigher than literally every single entry before her? Unfathomable…
Akuvi, Kristin, Jæger, Klara – they’re all just great, would gladly have them in instead of some acts we have now…
How About Mars is sooooooo good, my 2nd favourite of the whole year
I expected Indira in top 10 tbh
I expect the top 10 to be packed with fan favorites of the year, including Elvana (Albania), Dotter (Sweden), Erika (Finland), Jaacup (Estonia), Iva (Iceland) and maybe Romania’s Roxen with her bop “Cherry Red”…
How is it that National Final season was so amazing and yet we have such a meh Eurovision!
I loved Som Du Er from MPG. Good to include it in your top 40.
“you will never break my heart” and “how about mars”, two CLASSICS already
Bananas? Really? Higher than ”Vice versa”?
Was expecting KrutB higher (well, it is at least for me), but interesting ranking
40 Roxen – Beautiful Disaster ROU
39 Sonja Alden – Sluta Aldrig Ga SWE
38 Throes + The Shine – Movimento POR
37 Raylee – Wild NOR
36 Sys Bjerre – Honestly DEN
35 Sansa – Lover View FIN
34 Rancore – Eden ITA
33 Chakras – La-Ley-La BEL
32 JAEGER – How About Mars NOR
31 Eden Alene – Rakata ISR
Your 50-41 were better to me than these 40-31
Good list Tibor! For right or for wrong, I have judged based on the studio cut, so two of the songs in your 30s appear quite a bit higher up on mine because they are great songs!
It’s getting exciting! I really like all of my Top 20, I found it really hard to rank them. I have some ideas of what your favourites will be, so it will be interesting to see if anything matches!
I really like Edgars. He was my second favorite in Supernova finals. Renate and Isak would also be down the line in my honorable mentions. Three of the songs you mentioned are higher up my list and you’ll see them when it comes to that. 🙂
I really hope your top 30 is going to be good because the 20 you’ve mentioned so far are definitely not amongst my top NF songs this season. 😉
Three of these ones were amongst the worst of their selections for me.
Listen to this and compare its opening bars to Indira’s song’s chrous!!
This was released 6 yrs ago in India
Yay, KRUTb is on the list as well. Brilliant song and flawless performance, one of my absolute favourites of 2020.
And also, it seems like Wiwibloggers really liked MGP this year – 5 songs made the cut already, and I’m sure there are more to come.
I liked MGP too
Wild , Talking about Us , How about Mars , One last Time , Pray for me , Vertigo , Som du er ,Over the Sea , Pang , Attention
As a performance I liked Oda loves you and Tone too
And I know many people were a fan of Geirmund too
All of these would be in my Top half of ESC 2020 had they been selected
41. (if we disregard a guilty pleasure nod) – Faith Kakembo: Crying Rivers (Sweden) My Top 40-31: 40. Geirmund: Come Alive (Norway) 39. Raylee: Wild (Norway) 38. Milica Mišic: Kiša (Serbia) * 37. Milan Bujakovic feat. Olivera Popovic: Niti (Serbia) * 36. Tosca: Ho amato tutto (Italy) 35. Paul Rey: Talking In My Sleep (Sweden) 34. Malou Prytz: Ballerina (Sweden) 33. Hildur Vala: Fellibylur (Iceland) 32. We All Poop: All the Blood (Czech Republic) 31. Aistay: Dangus man tu (Lithuania) * A notable mention to Bojana Maškovic’s Kao muzika as well. There was a subsequent addition higher on the list… Read more »
I am really wondering *why* is this list being downvoted. If you have a problem with a certain song being so high, please tell me. I’d rather debate over a song than not know who is downvoting me and for which of the songs.
If it’s that, then I have no words on how out of touch some people are. WAP are my 32nd, which means I enjoy their song quite a lot. Out of (as I mentioned earlier) 369 eligible songs, someone being my 132nd would also mean I enjoy the song to a certain degree.
I know which of these songs you’re a fan of, Tibor. 🙂 And as you can see, I agree that it’s quite a good song. How someone sorts out good songs is very individual and I can’t see why these online lists are expected to be uniformed…
I upvoted you Colin so it wasn’t me. I think this is a good list. I only have 2 of these in my Top 50 – one has been, one is to come. I like how everyone’s tastes are different.
Thank you, Kosey. 🙂 I like your list too and I agree – it’s a good thing to hear different tastes.
Well, there is no ”Why-Why-Why”. I know that people are not so intelligent to put it in their top 30, so if it hasn’t come yet, it probably won’t be there. And I can automatically assume that you don’t like the WHY-AY-AY lady, which is unforgivable in my opinion.
I wouldn’t worry about it. People downvote stuff on this site for the worst reasons. I generally get more worried if my comments get upvoted as it’s likely that I wrote something stupid. 😉
That list is most definitely yours. You know mine so you know which mentions I’m happiest to see!
How about mars above pray for me.. choices
Kinda enjoyed “You Will Never Break my Heart” but the live performance is a bit cringy. Like seeing your aunty going crazy in a family event. These balcanic ladies keep trying hard. It’s not as bad as Neda Ukkrenda though. 31. Barbora Mochowa – “Black & White Holes” (6.75) – CZ 32. Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie (6.75) – Eesti Laul 33. Wendi Mancaku – Ende (6.75) – Festival i Kenges 34. STEFAN – By My Side (6.5) – Eesti Laul 35. Geirmund – Come Alive (6.5) – MGP 36. Kristin Husøy – Pray for Me (6.5) – MGP 37.… Read more »
Akuvi, Kristin and Jæger should’ve been higher. F3M and Katr?na Dimanta even making it to the top 50 and coming this high is a crime.
31. Kruuv – Leelo (Estonia)
32. Sansa – Lover View (Finland)
33. Fo Sho – Blk Sqr (Ukraine)
34. Filipe Sambero – Gerbera Amarela do Sul (Portugal)
35. Elisabet – Haunting (Iceland)
36. AbrokenLeg – Electric Boy (Lithuania)
37. Andy Vaic – Why why why (Lithuania)
38. TOKIONINE – Save Me (Armenia)
39. Senhit – Obsessed (San Marino)
40. Jaguar Jonze – Rabbit Hole (Australia)
From these 10 I like Chakras Katrina and Kristin