Eurovision 2020 may have been cancelled, but the spirit is still alive and well in Spain. Spanish broadcaster RTVE has kept the fuego going with its Eurovision 2020 Online Festival. Users have already voted online for their favourite finalists from both semifinals. And now it’s time for Spanish fans to decide their Eurovision 2020 winner. So let the online final of the Eurovision Song Contest begin!

Semi-final 1

With more than 3500 votes, Lithuania, Russia, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Norway, Malta, Romania, Israel, Belgium and Ireland became Spain’s qualifiers to the Grand Final. All ten finalists seem to go as expected, with the exception of Ireland who managed 10% of the total votes (even though it was sitting in the bottom 10 of the odds as of March 10th). Australia, as well as Ukraine, failed to secure a place in the Grand Final despite their history of advancing.

Full results were as follows:

  1. Lithuania – 559 votes (15%)
  2. Russia – 557 votes (15%)
  3. Azerbaijan – 380 votes (10%)
  4. Ireland – 353 votes (10%)
  5. Sweden – 324 votes (9%)
  6. Norway – 224 votes (6%)
  7. Malta – 221 votes (6%)
  8. Romania – 200 votes (5%)
  9. Israel – 140 votes (4%)
  10. Belgium – 139 votes (4%)
  11. Ukraine – 136 votes (3%)
  12. North Macedonia – 135 votes (3%)
  13. Australia – 101 votes (3%)
  14. Cyprus – 86 votes (2%)
  15. Croatia – 64 votes (2%)
  16. Slovenia – 25 votes (1%)
  17. Belarus – 20 votes (1%)

Lithuania and Russia kept up the hype from Eurovision season coming out on top. Those  countries were placed 3rd and 5th respectively in the odds when they were still available before Eurovision got cancelled.

Azerbaijan scored a solid third place in the semi-final. Efendi has already confirmed her participation in next year’s contest.

Of course, only about 3,500 votes were cast so this may not be that representative, but it’s better than nothing!

Semi-final 2

RTVE tallied around 6,300 votes here — that’s double the audience that voted in the first semifinal. This time the lucky qualifiers were: Iceland, Bulgaria, San Marino, Albania, Switzerland, Serbia, Greece, Austria, Latvia and Armenia.

  1. Iceland -787 votes (13%)
  2. Bulgaria – 742 votes (12%)
  3. San Marino – 499 votes (8%)
  4. Albania – 479 votes (7%)
  5. Switzerland – 449 votes (7%)
  6. Serbia – 362 votes (6%)
  7. Greece – 353 votes (6%)
  8. Austria – 345 votes (6%)
  9. Latvia – 339 votes (6%)
  10. Armenia – 338 votes (6%)
  11. Portugal – 336 votes (6%)
  12. Estonia – 290 votes (5%)
  13. Denmark – 274 votes (5%)
  14. Poland – 176 votes (3%)
  15. Georgia – 122 votes (2%)
  16. Czech Republic – 96 votes (1%)
  17. Finland – 80 votes (1%)
  18. Moldova – 63 votes (1%)

There is again no surprise with this semifinal’s top scorers. Iceland and Bulgaria placed first and second respectively, keeping their positions, though in a flip flop, to match the betting odds as of March 13th. Curiously, San Marino managed to sneak into Spain’s online voting top 3. With almost 500 votes, Senhit defied her 25th place in the odds.

Switzerland again seems to have won many Spanish online voters’ hearts. Despite not being able to compete in this year’s contest due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gjon has already accepted his participation for next year’s contest. And we are ready for another hit.

Grand Final

With both semi-finals done and dusted, and the Big 5 joining in, the online Eurovision Grand Final is set, and so is the running order.

Only voting is open and closes on Monday the 30th at 12:00h CET. Spanish fans can vote online, once per day, for their favourite to win. And yes, you read that right, RTVE doesn’t allow users to pick more than one entry, so, we feel the struggle. But it is also true that RTVE allows users to vote for their own country. However, if the spirit of Eurovision shall to be maintained, not voting for your own country is of course, encouraged. Por favor.

You can vote for your favourite act on the Spanish broadcaster’s website. Once all votes are cast, RTVE will announce Spain’s Eurovision 2020 online winner.

Throughout this online festival we wanted to honour all of this year’s songs that won’t be able to compete due to ongoing COVID19 crisis now and in 2021 – RTVE

What do you think about this initiative? And who is your winner? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Moshe Melman
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they make a joke of themselves. They chose the spanish dong. As I knoew a country can not vote for their own song

Josip Mada?i
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Josip Mada?i

Lithuania or Albania

Zaneta Simulyte
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Zaneta Simulyte

Lituania

Jansen
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Jansen

Russia definitely

Agnus
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Agnus

Arminea ????????viner!!!!

Tom
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Tom

U already know when Czech and Georgia are out and San Marino in, that Spanish people dont have a taste ….sorry not sorry ….
But yeah is about fan, in real contest a lots of people would be surprise ….

Sanscemo
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Sanscemo

Well, it’s not just the Spanish people who vote. I’m not Spanish and I voted in this contest. And… well, I voted for San Marino #sorrynotsorry

Tom
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Tom

No taste sorrynotsorry

Fan From Texas
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Fan From Texas

As Olivia said below, it’s just for fun. So some of y’all need to calm down.

Poli-Genova
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Poli-Genova

I don’t like that the spanish broadcaster organized a contest on it’s own account, why aren’t they simply respecting that these songs are this year not competing one against the other, but find a way to honour all singers and songwriters that are in a way coronavictims. Whoever wins this, doesn’t really win anything but a sour feeling.

Olivia
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Olivia

It’s just a bit of fun.

sam
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sam

georgia was already robbed. this is just as unfair and discriminatory to georgia as the regular ESC. tornike would easily win the entire contest with his hot face and sexy voice. tasteless

Alex
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Alex

I live in Spain and fandom taste is very different to local taste and to how our televoting goes.
Online votings are always messy everywhere as well. We know

leopard
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leopard

Knowing spanish people, I wouldn’t be surprise if Blas win lol.

Hector
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Hector

As Spanish I can’t disagree with this lol

Ralf0711
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Ralf0711

Am i the only one who thinks Iceland is much overrated this year ? It´s not, that i don´t like it, but i can´t see it in the top 10.

Alex
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Alex

Iceland would have been Top 10. At least televote.
It’s fine if you don’t like it or think it is overrated but it was going to stand out.
Look at its streaming. It went also viral in many Spotify countries, been also in radio stations outside of Iceland.
It was strong effort from Iceland

Stian F
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Stian F

I am not sure if both Iceland, Lithuania AND Russia would have all come top 10… Votes would have been split between them. Most people that vote vote only for one song.

Jo.
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Jo.

If those were the real results at ESC, I would’ve invaded Rotterdam by sea, land and airspace…

KESC
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KESC

Ukraine should have been among the qualifiers and Ireland scored too high. I would replace Ireland with Ukraine and Belgium potentially with Australia.

And even though I would have loved to see San Marino qualifying, 3rd place is a bit too high, isn’t it? 😉

Andrew H
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San Marino deserves a high place when mooshed into a pile of ballads

Tom
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Tom

For the SF2 the 6 of 8 NQ are my qualifiers lmao

Idksmth
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Idksmth

Let me guess. Estonia and Moldova? If that’s the case then same. For the most part at least.

Aubin
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Aubin

My fav from this semi was Denmark, so much joy !

Banan banan
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Banan banan

Omg awful results