Music and geography combine together in Eurovision. Fans get to experience a wide breadth of musical genres from each region of Europe. One such little combination is the five Nordic nations — Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
The Nordics have often been considered to be somewhat of a powerhouse group when it comes to Eurovision. Between them, they have recorded 13 victories in the contest, with only Iceland still waiting for its maiden win.
At Eurovision 2020, these five nations were set to serve a variety of songs. There’s gospel-soul, power ballads, nu-disco and more. Now, we want to know which of these songs is your favourite.
You can remind yourself of all five of the Nordic Eurovision 2020 songs below. Then be sure to vote in our poll. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can only vote once.
Eurovision 2020: Nordic entries
Denmark: Ben & Tan – “Yes”
Ben & Tan won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 with the song “Yes”. It’s a happy guitar-driven track all about saying yes to allowing love into your life. The duo were one of the wildcard acts that made it through the regional preliminary rounds, but still managed to go all the way and win over the national audience in Denmark.
Finland: Aksel – “Looking Back”
Aksel fought off steep competition to be crowned the winner of UMK 2020. Topping the jury vote and coming second with the public, he just edged ahead of his rivals. “Looking Back” is a song about living in the moment rather than remaining anchored in the past. Its lyrics encourage us to avoid waiting for the future to bring us something better. If we do, we risk forgetting what we are living for in the present.
Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”
Daði og Gagnamagnið soared to victory at Söngvakeppnin 2020 with the song “Think About Things”. It quickly became a favourite to win Eurovision 2020, skyrocketing to the top of the odds. The song has also gone viral online, with the likes of Russel Crowe sharing it, and the band have been featured on UK chat shows.
Norway: Ulrikke – “Attention”
After some initial voting difficulties, it was Ulrikke that came out victorious at Melodi Grand Prix 2020. Her song “Attention” is an emotional power ballad full of orchestral instrumentation. Ulrikke questions why she feels the need to change herself in order to seek the attention of a another person.
Sweden: The Mamas – “Move”
Only one point separated first and second place at Melodifestivalen 2020. But, that was all The Mamas needed to be crowned the victors with their song “Move”. For The Mamas, “Move” spreads a message of lifting each other up. If one of them faces a bad day, the other members are there to comfort and motivate. To them, it’s all about moving forward together, to keep going.
Poll: What is your favourite Nordic entry of Eurovision 2020?[crowdsignal poll=10529712]
Who did you vote for? Which Eurovision 2020 songs from the Nordic region were your favourite? Sound off in the comments below!