English has been the dominant language in Eurovision since the language rule was revoked back in 1999. But there are always countries that choose to sing in their mother tongue — or even some other language besides English.
And this year is no exception, as we have ten countries enjoying the linguistic smörgåsbord that Europe has to offer: Belarus, Croatia, France, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine.
We asked you to choose your favourite out of these ten non-English-language songs of Eurovision 2020. And now we have the results.
Gjon’s Tears’ “Répondez-moi” is your favourite non-English song of Eurovision 2020
After counting 5,577 votes, it’s “Répondez-moi” by Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears that has come out on top. The Swiss singer-songwriter won your hearts and picked up 1,529 votes, or 27.42% of all those cast.
Despite not being in English, the song has resonated with many fans across Europe. “Répondez-moi” finished fourth with the Wiwi Jury this year. Wiwiblogger Esma scored the song a perfect 10 and had this to say:
“Douze points pour la Suisse! Switzerland has chosen a piece of subtle and stunning art by selecting Gjon for Eurovision. “Répondez-moi” is a mystical and deep song that has been under my skin since the day it’s been released. The song is an impeccable combination of string instruments, choirs and Gjon’s flawless vocals which take my breath away every time I listen to this masterpiece. Gjon’s talent is able to touch people their souls by means of his music – something only a great artist is capable of.”
The remaining results
This was a landslide win for the young Swiss star, as “Répondez-moi” got almost double the amount of votes than second place finisher Go_A from Ukraine. Their song “Solovey” received 871 votes, or 15.62% of the total cast.
In third place is Italy’s Diodato with “Fai rumore”. The Italian earned 828 votes, which equates to 14.85% of the total.
Just barely missing the podium is Serbia’s Hurricane with “Hasta la vista”. The trio ended up with 736 votes, or 13.2% of all those cast.
The remaining six songs all received between 3-6% of the total votes. This makes the top four all clear front-runners in this category this year.
Full results: Favourite non-English song of Eurovision 2020
- Switzerland: “Répondez-moi” – Gjon’s Tears, 27.42% (1,529 votes)
- Ukraine: “Solovey (Соловей)” – Go_A, 15.62% (871 votes)
- Italy: “Fai rumore” – Diodato, 14.85% (828 votes)
- Serbia: “Hasta La Vista” – Hurricane, 13.2% (736 votes)
- Spain: “Universo” – Blas Cantó, 5.99% (334 votes)
- Portugal: “Medo De Sentir” – Elisa, 5.65% (315 votes)
- Croatia: “Divlji vjetra” – Damir Kedžo, 5.29% (295 votes)
- Belarus: “Da Vidna” – VAL, 4.59% (256 votes)
- Slovenia: “Voda” – Ana Soklič, 4.23% (236 votes)
- France: “Mon Alliée (The Best In Me) – Tom Leeb, 3.16% (177 votes)
Total Votes: 5,577
What do you make of these results? Do you agree? What is your favourite non-English song of Eurovision 2020? Let us know in the comments below!
I’m not really a fan, but it is definitely growing on me.
One of the best songs ever in Eurovision and in the French language. Gjon would have won this year and I’m so rooting for him for 2021!
incredibly moving, beautifully and sensationally sung. one of the best esc songs ever. I’m already looking forward to gjon2021 and hope to see him live in montreux.
its DIODATO his hame darling, xx
Switzerland is my favorite song this year. I am sure it would have reached top 5. Greetings from Serbia
It’s a tragedy….we’ll never know if it would have won. I’m sure it would have beaten off Bulgaria: it has more soul and cutting edge about it. Lithuania/Iceland and Russia would all have been threats, but hampered by the juries I think……It’s great that Gjon’s Tears is back in 2021, but IMPOSSIBLE to better “Répondez-moi.”
Top 3 are just about right. Switzerland winning is absolutely deserving, as I’d root for him to win the whole thing. Italy and Ukraine are both in my top 4 as well. 🙂
The best song this year periodt
Don’t know why your comment was downvoted. Guess some people are jealous. For me too, It’s the winner this year and one of the best entries I’ve ever seen in the ESC! What a voice!
it’s honestly one of the best esc songs of the decade behind 1944, Amar pelos dois, arcade, and love injected, ngl
Whaaaaat? For me, Repondez-moi is the BEST OF ALL TIME in Eurovision!