ORF’s Der kleine Song Contest, Austria’s alternative Eurovision 2020 show to decide their favourite of this year’s entries, came to an exciting finish on Saturday 18 April. Following three jury assessments, the Austrian public got the final say and they chose Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið as their favourite Eurovision 2020 act.

After Eurovision 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 saw a jury of former Eurovision participants scoring all 41 Eurovision 2020 entries.

In the first two episodes, broadcast on the 14 and 16 April, it was Iceland and Malta that earned the most points and topped their respective scoreboards. On Saturday’s final episode, the last batch of songs were presented and the jury selected their home country’s song, Vincent Bueno’s “Alive”, as their final finalist.

The Austrian public then had the chance to vote for their favourite song between Iceland, Malta and Austria. Ultimately, Iceland took the title, racking up a huge 48% of the public vote. Austria followed in second place with 33% of the vote, with Malta finishing in third with an overall 19% of the vote.

Der kleine Song Contest Episode 3: Jury Results

  1. Austria (76 points)
  2. Denmark (73 points)
  3. Germany (66 points)
  4. Albania (62 points)
  5. Norway (62 points)
  6. Italy (59 points)
  7. Greece (51 points)
  8. Czech Republic (51 points)
  9. Estonia (48 points)
  10. Ukraine (45 points)
  11. North Macedonia (42 points)
  12. Australia (35 points)
  13. Serbia (35 points)

You can re-watch the third episode here and the voting reveal here.

Read more about Der kleine Song Contest and the results from the first two episodes here.

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 think of the results? Do you agree with the Austrian public’s decision? Let us know in the comments!

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Zelenovi
Zelenovi
5 months ago

Probably not a good sign if your own country doesn’t even bother voting for you, is it..?

Rafeh
Rafeh
5 months ago

Ukraine 10th Demark 2nd yeah sure jury

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
5 months ago

Austrians don’t even bother giving Vincent Bueno the win. I can’t—

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago

Or maybe they aren’t so biased?

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Yeah, that is why he came second, not 22nd or 32nd… 😛

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
5 months ago

As I said for a certain southwestern European country: Austria (almost) won in Austria? Who would have guessed??!!

Erik
Erik
5 months ago

I woul have guessed it, because in every country the votes for the own song would be very high. I think this is o.k. it is just a tv show and I would not take the points for the own song so seriously.

Marionette
Marionette
5 months ago

The Spaniards awarded their own song more votes than the others combined. Universo is not better than Alive.

My Tears Are Getting Sober
My Tears Are Getting Sober
5 months ago

I wonder why Austria was in the top 3(!)

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago

Still better than Spanish one

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
5 months ago

I liked the format for this show. The one improvement they can make is just take the top three or even four songs over the three nights. Sweden and the Mamas scored better with the jury over Austria and Iceland yet they were left out of the final. The other improvement is never let Waterloo on the jury again. He hated most everything especially the third night.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago
Reply to  Fan From Texas

There were three jurors who seemed to forget that they were allowed to award more than five pts to the acts.

Gab
Gab
5 months ago
Reply to  Fan From Texas

Petra Frey was even worse!

Jan Neisius
Jan Neisius
5 months ago

I think it‘s quite unfair to Denmark, that they didn‘t advance to the „superfinal“. I think they should have rated Austria out of competition… But I‘m very happy Iceland won!

Wewease Chwis
Wewease Chwis
5 months ago

Off-topic but I wonder – what happened to Chris Halpin? I thought he was good in wiwi jury last year. Was he fired from wiwibloggs? </3

P.S. Btw, I swear Angus is my long lost British twin brother when it comes to looks lol.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Wewease Chwis

Chris chose to leave wiwibloggs last year, just after Eurovision 2019. He felt that it was just the right time for him to leave. He was a brilliant contributor and we miss him! 🙂

Mimi234
Mimi234
5 months ago

Whatttt nooooo

Stephanie
Stephanie
5 months ago

So Austria won the jury vote? Now there’s a shocker!!!

Marionette
Marionette
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

What is more shocking is that Austria won it barely and that Denmark almost won it. The Austrian jury vote looked really mediocre for Vincent with 8 of 10 votes cast and 52 points. But Manuel Ortega was full of praise for this song and full of love for Vincent and give 12 points, and also Zoe, who voted quite fairly throughout her panel session, also gave 12. This nudged Alive atop, although it was on path of a midtable result. Cesar Sampson, Alf Poier, Waterloo, Simone, Petra Frey, Nadine Beiler, Eric Papilaya did not really like it.

Adam
Adam
5 months ago

Let’s just thank the EBU that they don’t let countries vote for themseleves.

Marionette
Marionette
5 months ago
Reply to  Adam

Let’s just thank ORF for coming up with a cute alternative show while EBU is busily claiming insurance money

Apple
Apple
5 months ago
Reply to  Marionette

You mean while EBU is planning their own cute alternative show? You’re no marionette; you’re a clown.

Marc
Marc
5 months ago

I’m happy for Dadi and specially for his song. Think about things is also #1 on iTunes in Austria.
I wish Lithuania or Switzerland or Italy and some other country would have been in the superfinal (could have been more than 3).