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?

Who did you vote for? Which Eurovision 2020 songs from the Nordic region were your favourite? Sound off in the comments below!

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Una
Una
1 year ago

My only favourite is Iceland. And I like Norway a bit. Had Pray for Me won, it would have been my number two in the whole contest.

Frida
Frida
1 year ago

Sweden and Denmark

Ed ed
Ed ed
1 year ago

I only don’t like Finland’s song.

Citizen of Memel
Citizen of Memel
1 year ago

Norway >> Iceland >> Denmark >> Finland >> Sweden.

eurovisionaire
eurovisionaire
1 year ago

I say yes to denmark 😀

noahxna
noahxna
1 year ago

Iceland Norway Finland Denmark Sweden

Pedro Paulo
Pedro Paulo
1 year ago

Iceland by far the best imo,
But, Norway would do very well..very intense song.
Sweden is too dated this year.

Veta
Veta
1 year ago

Ben&Tan by far, the most cheerful song of 2020, reminds me so much of Sebalter (not only his 2014 entry, but his music in general).
But I also voted for Iceland.
Finland and Norway have good lyrics.
The only song I don’t like from Nordics this year is Sweden.

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1 year ago

Norway and Sweden.

Lolek
Lolek
1 year ago

Easy for me to decide. Norway all the way in my books.

Marionette
Marionette
1 year ago

I don’t see a poll, but here is my verdict

1st Iceland
2nd Finland
3rd Sweden
4th Denmark
5th Norway

Gilad
Gilad
1 year ago
Reply to  Marionette

Finland 2nd and Norway last????

Puff
Puff
1 year ago
Reply to  Gilad

@Gilad Yeah. Can’t accept an opinion?

Stephen
Stephen
1 year ago

Also sweden was rubbish this year

Stephen
Stephen
1 year ago

Iceland. Norway. Finland Denmark. Sweden. Get Shirley Clamp. Sweden

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Genuinely close. I like them all.

percy
percy
1 year ago

Denmark, Iceland and Norway are 3 of my Top 5..

Tidge
Tidge
1 year ago

Honestly, all of these would have been deserving of top 10.

TLen.
TLen.
1 year ago

1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Iceland
4. Denmark
5. Finland

Jai
Jai
1 year ago

None of them will be back because the Nordic broadcasters are garbage, so what’s the point?

KevininDC
KevininDC
1 year ago
Reply to  Jai

I feel bitter too, but I want these artists and songs to get as much “attention” as possible while they can. I like all five of these entries!

Jai
Jai
1 year ago
Reply to  KevininDC

You’re right. I voted for all them too because I wish the artists nothing but success . But I am bitter about the broadcasters’ decision.

Jai
Jai
1 year ago
Reply to  Jai

I understand how its fun to crush the artists’ dreams….

Ashton
Ashton
1 year ago
Reply to  Jai

I dont think Dadi og Gagnamagnid, Ulrikke, Aksel, The Mamas, and Ben & Tan find it very fun to be discarded by their broadcasters like expired milk, Rasmus.

benjob
1 year ago

1. Iceland
2. Sweden
3. Denmark
4. Norway
5. Finland

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago

Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland

escboi
escboi
1 year ago

Denmark, Iceland and Finland

escboi
escboi
1 year ago

Denmark would definitely be a qualifier from semi final 2

KevininDC
KevininDC
1 year ago
Reply to  escboi

YES! YES! YES!

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

Based on my ranking of all 41 songs:
1. Norway (9/10 and 6th overall)
2. Iceland (8.5/10 and 10th overall)
3. Sweden (8/10 and 13th overall)
4. Denmark (7.5/10 and 19th overall)
5. Finland (7/10 and 22nd overall)

Jannik
Jannik
1 year ago

Finland
Norway
Denmark
Iceland
Sweden

Nachito
Nachito
1 year ago

All of them!! =)
But if I had to order them according to my likes, here is the order,
1- Denmark
2- Sweden
3- Iceland
4- Finland
5- Norway

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Denmark

It's me
It's me
1 year ago

1. Iceland
2. Sweden
3. Denmark
4. Finland
5. Norway
I think that the Nodrics could’ve done very good this year.

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

1. Norway
2. Sweden (would have been my first choice had they chosen Dotter, but they have a deserved second place as well)
3. Iceland
4. Denmark
5. Finland

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Sweden by far

Gongo
1 year ago

1. Norway: okay song 8/10 2. Finland: Good song, sadly underrated by salty ESC-fans. Now Im happy that Erika lost, it would have been sad to see all fans loving our song and then ESC is cancelled. Better that she lost UMK. This song is better than Finland 2015,2016, maybe 2019. 8/10 3. Sweden: One of the weakest sweden entry in last 10 years. Better than AB and Ben Ingrosso. 4.Iceland: sorry for place 4, I dont like this song and their dances. Lithuania is wayy better troll entry. But maybe I would had like this when I was 7-12… Read more »

Lily
Lily
1 year ago
Reply to  Gongo

Lithuania and Iceland are not troll entries, you know nothing.

Nina
Nina
1 year ago
Reply to  Gongo

OMG I just went to see who Erika (and her song) is, and thanks Looooord she didn’t win haha That would be a bad choice for Fins lol Axel was ok, even though not a strong entry, at least he wasn’t a generic soulless up tempo (even though I love fast songs) with (sorry to be honest) such ugly sounding language as Finish. Finland is a BEAUTIFUL country with amazing forests, and horrible ugly language lol

Puff
Puff
1 year ago
Reply to  Nina

Nina. Do you feel good about yourself calling another language ugly? 🙂

Nina
Nina
1 year ago
Reply to  Puff

Yes, perfectly fine! Tastes are different, it is completely normal to like and dislike some languages and there are definitely those languages that sound really ugly or odd to our ears. The problem here is that people are ALWAYS reacting bad to the truth that sounds negative, so I am not surprised to get those minuses and people going “omg how dare she?” lol Obviously there are people who like this north language, but I am not a fan

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

Iceland. Period.

Gwendal
1 year ago

Voted for Finland & Norway, I would have only voted for Finland in case of Cicciolina.

1/ Norway
2/ Finland
3/ Iceland
4/ Sweden
5/ Denmark

Andi
Andi
1 year ago

Yes, my vote brought Iceland in the lead!! 😀 (209/208)

Mako
Mako
1 year ago

The Swedish entry is by far the best among the five. I love you The Mamas !

PP77
PP77
1 year ago

Norway

Icaro
Icaro
1 year ago

Norway – Ulrikke is amazingly talented singer. The song is really touching and relatable.

Mia
Mia
1 year ago

Iceland

Ivar
Ivar
1 year ago

1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Denmark
4. Iceland
5. Finland

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

I’m the odd one here, but – Finland.

However, I do quite like Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

Indiana07
Indiana07
1 year ago

I like Denmark but it’s cool to see tiny Iceland being everybody’s favourite Nordic 2nd year in a row. I think Hatari won the poll last year too if I remember correctly.

Jenny
Jenny
1 year ago

Norway

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Surprisingly, Denmark is the only one I like a little bit. Finland, Sweden and Iceland had songs I liked in their NFs but none of them got chosen. And Norway did choose their best option, but it’s actually the first Mørland MGP entry that did not impress me. So, by default, Denmark wins. They usually manage to pick their least bad option.

I would say:

1) Denmark
2) Norway
3) Finland
4) Iceland
5) Sweden

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Finland
4. Iceland
5. Sweden

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosey

1. I am in love with Ulrikke
2. Ben and Tan has been a massive ear worm for me this year
3. Aksel is so sweet, I just want to give him a cuddle and tell him it’ll be alright
4. I feel this is a performance song – whenever it comes on Spotify, I invariably skip it.
5. For a song in the soul style, it feels oddly soulless to me.

KESC
KESC
1 year ago

1. Sweden
2. Iceland
3. Denmark
4. Norway
5. Finland

Somebody
Somebody
1 year ago

Dadi. <3

Come back in 2021 and this time, let your lyrics express how it feels to be a dad now.

ESC8
ESC8
1 year ago

1) Norway
2) Denmark
3) Iceland
4) Sweden
5) Finland