After the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled as a result of coronavirus precautions, several broadcasters have come up with replacement shows to air over the coming weeks. Austria’s alternative show Der kleine Song Contest, where all 41 Eurovision 2020 entries will be shown and reviewed, kicked off earlier this week.

The two episodes broadcast so far saw a jury of former Eurovision participants scoring two sets of 14 songs. In the end, it was Iceland and Malta that earned the most points and topped the scoreboard in their respective episodes.

The final batch of songs will be presented on Saturday. After this, the Austrian public will get the chance to vote for their favourite song between Iceland, Malta and the final jury winner.

Der kleine Song Contest: Results

Episode 1

  1.  Iceland (75 points)
  2.  The Netherlands (71 points)
  3.  Bulgaria (71 points)
  4.  United Kingdom (66 points)
  5.  Belgium (63 points)
  6.  Poland (61 points)
  7.  Romania (61 points)
  8.  Israel (60 points)
  9.  Spain (55 points)
  10.  Cyprus (50 points)
  11.  Georgia (49 points)
  12.  Armenia (42 points)
  13.  San Marino (35 points)
  14.  Belarus (17 points)

You can re-watch episode one here

Episode 2

  1. Malta (97 points)
  2. Sweden (86 points)
  3. France (69 points)
  4. Russia (67 points)
  5. Switzerland (64 points)
  6. Lithuania (57 points)
  7. Finland (56 points)
  8. Ireland (55 points)
  9. Azerbaijan (50 points)
  10. Slovenia (50 points)
  11. Croatia (45 points)
  12. Latvia (36 points)
  13. Portugal (30 points)
  14. Moldova (28 points)

You can re-watch episode two here

Episode 3

The third episode of Der kleine Song Contest will be broadcast on Saturday 18 April. The jury will review the following 13 countries:

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

Der kleine Song Contest – How does it work?

Der kleine Song Contest will be broadcast on 14, 16 and 18 April on ORF 1 at 20:15 CET. The three shows will pay tribute to the Eurovision 2020 entries and artists. Andi Knoll will present the official music videos of the 41 selected Eurovision 2020 entries to the Austrian audience over the three nights.

The show will have a competitive aspect too. A special jury consisting of 10 former Austrian Eurovision representatives will rate each song on a scale of 1 to 12 points (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12). They can award the same amount of points to different countries several times during the broadcast. Each night a winner will be determined by the jury. Then on the last night, the Austrian public will be invited to vote for their favourite out of the three jury winners.

Der kleine Song Contest jury:

  • Waterloo (represented Austria in 1976 together with Robinson with “My Little World”)
  • Simone (represented Austria in 1990 with “Keine Mauen Mehr”)
  • Petra Frey (represented Austria in 1994 with “Für den Frieden der Welt”)
  • Manuel Ortega (represented Austria in 2002 with “Say a Word”)
  • Alf Poier (represented Austria in 2003 with “Weil der Mensch zählt”)
  • Eric Papilaya (represented Austria in 2007 with “Get a Life – Get Alive”)
  • Nadine Beiler (represented Austria in 2011 with “The Secret Is Love”)
  • Conchita (won in 2014 with “Rise Like a Phoenix”)
  • ZOE (represented Austria in 2016 with “Loin d’ici”)
  • Cesár Sampson (represented Austria in 2018 with “Nobody but You”)

What do you make of the results so far? Who do you think will win the final show on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jarkko
Jarkko
2 months ago

BTW, while summarising Latvia’s recent results on Thursday, they showed a short snippet of Jurijus’ “Run With The Lions” XD Well, ORF, not quite this country…

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

And the winner is: ICELAND!
Interesting that Austria didn’t win 😀
But well deserved, well deserved!

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

Current Standings:
76 – Austria (surprise!)
66 – Germany
62 – Norway
59 – Italy
51 – Czechia
51 – Greece
48 – Estonia
35 – Serbia
35 – Australia

Markus
Markus
2 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Austria first and Australia last – ok…

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

Current Standings:
68 – Germany
63 – Norway
51 – Greece
35 – Australia

Andi
Andi
2 months ago
Reply to  Andi

sorry, Germany and Norway were wrong 😉

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

The final heat is live guys: https://tvthek.orf.at/live/ZIB-1/14061798

The Roop is On Fire
The Roop is On Fire
2 months ago

Thank you for providing the links to the replay of the previous episodes.

Erik
Erik
2 months ago

This was a great tv-show. Well done Austrian broadcaster.

And Switzerland and Lithuania did not get the high points which the esc-bubble has expected, this could have happened also in the real ESC 2020.

Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
2 months ago

To make wiwibloggs community of haters more angry, France is doing pretty well too in Eurojury, yeah again some people esc related (but out of wiwibloggs bubble) have voted for Tom’ s song,
Keep crying guys but the facts are the facts, sorry the drama queens.

Audrey Chienne
Audrey Chienne
2 months ago

I love France this year. I wont cry at all then.

Markus
Markus
2 months ago

In German speaking countries you would call a song like France’s entry “Schlager” and yes, there is an audience for this kind of songs.

MollieLouise
MollieLouise
2 months ago

Lol why are y’all you shocked at the results, you realise this is basically a jury vote and this happens every year at the contest with the jury vote anyway? At least they’re staying true to their odd tastes hahah.

Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
2 months ago

Well, look at the pathetic reactions here…..
These results prove and show there’s an audience for the non fan favorites, and fortunately. You can’t live with that?
Pure fans have not the universal good taste, and fan favorites don’t always do well in esc. So stop denigrate the non fan favorites, and the jury, it’s too easy, and childish….. accept the truth you will appear more clever….. sorry william and his army of haters.

FactCheck
FactCheck
2 months ago

I think these people should be banned from music, tv, and career if they have any

Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
2 months ago
Reply to  FactCheck

Just because they don’t have the same taste as you and as the extremist eurofans? Lol the stupidity has definetely no limits here…..

Someone
Someone
2 months ago

The fact that France, Belgium and the UK got higher than fan favourites like Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Azerbaijan and Switzerland shows how weird the voting in this “contest” was
Also Azerbaijan, Romania and Israel are extremely robbed 🙁

PP77
PP77
2 months ago
Reply to  Someone

Russia got more points than expected from juries

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

Malta seems to be loved everywhere. Not only on shows but on online voting too. Everyone rates it high. I don’t get it. For me it is nothing more than a generic gospel soul song we hear all the time, performed by better artists. Bland and forgettable. What’s worse is that 17 year old Destiny is dressed up to look like she is a 55 year old soul legend. Why just not let her look her age?

Andi
Andi
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

So very true!

Markus
Markus
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I would rather call Germany’s, Cyprus or Austria’s entries generic dance tracks, that you have heard many time before. For me Malta stands out with Destiny’s astonishing, rich voice and the song doesn’t bore me a second – which is not too often the case with Eurovision songs.

Tomás
Tomás
2 months ago

Malta, Sweden and FRANCE coming ahead of Switzerland sums it up – totally farcical

Marionette
Marionette
2 months ago
Reply to  Tomás

Switzerland is inspired by Arcade as Cesár Sampson put it, therefore he gave 10 instead of 12 points. And the song is slightly depressing.

loo KAS
loo KAS
2 months ago
Reply to  Marionette

Wow, did he say that? Hmmm clearly he didn’t get the lyrics nor the creative process, pfff it seems he’s a bit superficial.

Josh Sterling
Josh Sterling
2 months ago

I’m lost for words when seeing The Netherlands, Belgium and France got so many votes. Alright, again the juries didn’t make a right choice…

Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
Eurovision, is it love or hatred?
2 months ago
Reply to  Josh Sterling

The right choice? What is the right choice? They made their choices, period.

Daly's Tears
Daly's Tears
2 months ago

France above Switzerland in the second episode? PARDON? This is not right…
Waiting for “Sweden’s Eurovision” and “Australia’s Eurovision” to have better results (I love Iceland and Malta, but the rest of the lists are weird for me)

ESCperth
ESCperth
2 months ago
Reply to  Daly's Tears

The Australian results will probably put Iceland, Malta, The UK and Denmark highest. Like we do every year and like we did every year before we were in Eurovision.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

I was just about to watch it but now, I’ve gone and spoilt the results for myself. These results are terrible though. They’re the exact same sort of results you’d get at an actual Eurovision that makes fans want juries to just go away. That top two is just so uninspired.

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

Finally a sweet Eurovision show in my mother language. I like it, but the results are quite weird. Can live with the two finalists so far though. Hoping for Australia to be the third. But I wouldn’t be surprised if this Austrian jury gives Austria the most points in the third semi, lol. Greece, Norway and Italy might have good chances too.

Markus
Markus
2 months ago
Reply to  Andi

At least Cesár Sampson showed that he has taste.

Marionette
Marionette
2 months ago
Reply to  Andi

3rd heat is too weak for Austria not to win, it is set up. But relax, it’s just for fun.

Joseph Shaulov
Joseph Shaulov
2 months ago

Wait a second we are just not gonna talk about the fact that one jury member wrote a song for one of the 41 countries right?

Marcelo
Marcelo
2 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Shaulov

And that country is in the final. What a surprise.

sav001
sav001
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcelo

One person can’t get a song into the final.

Marionette
Marionette
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcelo

If Cesár would have given zero points, Malta would have still won,

PP77
PP77
2 months ago

I st show
overrated Iceland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland
underrated Georgia, Romania, Armenia
2 nd show
overrated Malta, Sweden, France, Finland
underrated Lithuania, Switzerland, Moldova, Azerbaijan , Slovenia

Luke
Luke
2 months ago

Am i missing something? What is this? How are people voting etc?

Andi
Andi
2 months ago
Reply to  Luke

The votes are by juries. The public can only vote in the grand final with the three winner songs of the semis.

Idksmth
Idksmth
2 months ago

The results of Episode 2 are very weird to say the least but Malta being the top is understandable because it’s a great song. I think Norway will win the last episode or come very high at least.

Marionette
Marionette
2 months ago
Reply to  Idksmth

Austria will win the last show that is why ORF put all the big favourites in the other semifinals and lets Vincent sail through on home soil. Which I find ridiculous and embarrassing, and unnecessary.

The actual Top 3 actually are Malta, Sweden, Iceland. There is no real competition between the heats, the jurors are the same. I doubt a country from the third heat can catch up with Iceland.

Geraldo
Geraldo
2 months ago

How in the world in France above Switzerland and Lithuania????

Marionette
Marionette
2 months ago
Reply to  Geraldo

Perfect in my world. Tom, call me!

Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago
Reply to  Marionette

Ew

Markus
Markus
2 months ago
Reply to  Geraldo

The ladies were just fascinated by Tom’s look and didn’t care about the song. You call the “jury”, right?

Odysseas
Odysseas
2 months ago

Seeing Switzerland 5th and France 3rd made me realise something. No show can replace Eurovision.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Odysseas

I felt a little bit of sick in my mouth when I saw the result of Episode 2.

PP77
PP77
2 months ago
Reply to  Odysseas

It would be weird result in Eurovision by juries, when we saw this result from 1,2 show. Did that mean that Russia would got many points from
juries and chanceto won