We won’t get an official winner of Eurovision 2020. But Dutch TV station OutTV has given us their viewers’ winner — and her name is VICTORIA!
Yup. Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2020 singer has won the day with OutTV, a network which mostly targets gay viewers and which broadcasts in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Israel, Ireland, Austria, Luxembourg, the UK and Spain. The results were announced during The Road to Eurovision 2020, the network’s special show devoted to Eurovision.
“I am really excited that ‘Tears Getting Sober’ won the voting of Out TV,” Victoria said in a statement. “I believe one of the most important things for every song is for it to find its audience. For us the artists Eurovision allows us to connect with our true fans, who will really support us and our music before, during and after the contest. The love I receive every day is overwhelming and I want to thank the Out TV viewers and the jury for believing in me and my song.”
Bulgaria wins OutTV’s ‘The Road to Eurovision 2020’
Bulgaria won both the online vote and also the international jury vote. Jurors included some Eurovision favourites, including ESC 2014 winner Conchita Wurst and 2013 star Krista Siegfrids.
Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears finished second with his 2020 entry “Répondez-moi,” while Daði og Gagnamagnið from Iceland, The Roop from Lithuania and Ben Dolic from Germany rounded out the Top 5.
In recent years OutTV has been a good indicator of who would actually win Eurovision. Its audience poll also chose Duncan Laurence (2019), Netta (2018), Loreen (2012) and Lena (2010).
CEO Marc Putman said: “At OutTV we think it’s important that the creators of this year’s songs still receive the appreciation they deserve, as their songs won’t be used next year. It’s really special to see that so many of our viewers remain so passionate and still voted for their favuorite song.”
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