Eurovision 2020 may have been cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but our love for Eurovision just keeps on growing. Rather than getting down while in lockdown, we decided to go around the world and visit 25 of our bloggers to hear their winners for the Eurovision that would have been. From Australia and New Zealand to Europe via the United States and Colombia, our bloggers are speaking their truth — and at times getting a little silly. And the end of it all our winners — who shall remain nameless for the time being — accept their trophy in major style. Consider this our Alternative Eurovision voting show.

Some of our long-time followers may be asking: Didn’t the Wiwi Jury already voteYes. But for the Wiwi Jury, our in-house panel of music unprofessionals each rated all 41 songs out of a 10, and the scores were simply averaged. When you do that all scores move toward the middle. It’s a useful exercise for us, as we all have to think about the songs critically and start to develop our favourites. But what exactly is the difference between a song with a score of 7.15 and a song with a score of 7.25 anyway? (Please don’t say 0.10). In this video, we’re voting “for” our individual favourites using the traditional Eurovision system of awarding countries points. This can change the rankings dramatically.

In our earlier Wiwi Jury, Germany, Malta and Iceland came out on top. Will history repeat itself here? You’ll need to watch our 40-minute show to find out!

Note: If you want to keep the results a surprise, then do NOT scroll to the end of this post or look at the comments on the YouTube video. They are full of spoilers! The Live Chat comments on YouTube are OK though — they add to the suspense and the drama. Happy viewing and big love to you all!

Our Eurovision 2020 Voting

Below is the order in which our jurors vote.

🇦🇺 Antranig
🇬🇧 Jonathan
🇬🇧 Katie
🇧🇬 Cinan
🇬🇧 Deban
🇬🇧 Edd
🇫🇮 Dayana
🇺🇸 Suzanne
🇮🇱 Ori
🇬🇧 Tom
🇮🇪 Padraig
🇸🇪 Tobias
🇳🇿 Robyn
🇭🇺 Barnabas
🇦🇺 Julia
🇳🇱 Renske
🇳🇱 Esma
🇬🇧 William
🇨🇴 Diego
🇦🇺 Antony
🇬🇧 Lucy
🇦🇺 Natalie
🇫🇷 Oranie
🇪🇸 Luis
🇧🇪 Jacintha

How did our scoreboard stack up against your personal Top 41? Are you surprised that some countries fared significantly better or worse here than in our earlier vote? And what do you think of the winner and his/her/their trophy? Let us know down below!

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CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 months ago

Here, from NYC, is my scoreboard, after having just finished my 3rd and final evaluation of the entries, using 10 criteria as always (5 for the song and 5 for the video; either music video as top priority, or national contest performance if no music video available). *Ties broken by scores for the songs: 9.64 Switzerland (9.66 for the song, 9.62 for the video) 9.57 Bulgaria (9.62*/9.52) 9.57 Israel (9.58/9.56) 9.57 France (9.54/9.60) 9.55 Italy (9.58/9.52) 9.54 Norway (9.54/9.54) 9.46 Netherlands (9.46*/9.46) 9.46 Iceland (9.44/9.48) 9.44 Russia (9.44/9.44) 9.43 Denmark (9.46/9.40) Georgia 9.40, Ukraine 9,39, Romania 9.38, United Kingdom 9.38,… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 months ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

D’OH!!! I forgot one: Albania 9.20.

Karworld
Karworld
3 months ago

Funny to see the Netherlands, Australia and Sweden guys voting for their own country when the fandom had previously criticised other events doing that. Glad the Brits and Spaniards didn’t do that.
About the results, funny to see some average/poor songs but usually hyped countries near the top, and the usual at the bottom.
The best entries this year were the Italian and the Swiss. I’m glad they ranked at least on top.

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
3 months ago

You didn’t account for neighborly voting.

My Tears Are Getting Sober
My Tears Are Getting Sober
3 months ago

One question, not relevant. Why is Portugal so underrated?!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 months ago

Elisa barely made it through on my scorecard. Had the pandemic not been declared for another 2 weeks, Portugal might have had time enough to make an official music video, and her score might have been a little higher on my card. As it is, I had to go with her Festival da Canção stage performance.

JMD
JMD
3 months ago

What about Bernardro? Miss him!

Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago

It would’ve been cool if the wiwi reader’s top 41 had made the “televote”. Robyn said she was collecting our top 41. I’m sure we’ll see it in the future. But don’t you think each reader top 10 could’ve been sum up (make it proportionate) and then present them as the televote? Sounds even more fun and interesting to me.

UK Clee ESC nutter
UK Clee ESC nutter
3 months ago

Think the UK should just throw the towel in! Only one person out of 25 (6 from UK seemingly) gave it any points and I didn’t think it was THAT bad

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
3 months ago

ngl…can’t help but scratch my head at quite a bit of this…

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
3 months ago

The visuals, especially the scoreboard, were great! Big hug for all the video editors and of course for Edd’s performance! 😀

A S
A S
3 months ago

Lithuania – well deserved. I think in reality it would compete with Iceland and Russia.
Bulgaria – massively overrated. I am 100% it would not make TOP 5 on the Eurovision stage.
My predicted TOP 5 outcome:
1-2-3 Russia/Iceland/Lithuania splitting first 3 spots
4-5 Switzerland/Italy

Italy is so underrated!!! Take all show and fun away, to me it is the best song of the year.

5-10: Azerbajian, Germany, Norway, Bulgaria, Malta or Sweden

GIOLO
GIOLO
3 months ago
Reply to  A S

Top 3 needed at least a ballad in my opinion. In my prediction Lithuania and Switzerland would have fought for first place, Iceland and Italy top 4 and either Russia or Bulgaria in top 5 Russia would have been top 3 with the televoting, yes, but juries would have killed it (like Norway last year), so I don’t see it over 4th/5th place. My prediction 1. Lithuania 2. Switzerland 3. Italy/Iceland 4. Italy/Iceland 5. Russia/Bulgaria 6. Russia/Bulgaria 7. Sweden To complete the top 10 The Netherlands (big dark horse), Malta and Israel I had the feeling Azerbaijan would have flopped… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago
Reply to  GIOLO

I agree your 1, 2, 3, 4 rooting for Lithuania. Sorry don’t get Bulgaria or Russia. Otherwise winner may come from Germany or Norway.

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago
Reply to  GIOLO

No chance Norway bottom 5 public vote!

GIOLO
GIOLO
3 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

I won’t be able to show to anyone, it’s pure gessing now and nothing it’s written on stone but it’s a matter of fact that all these kind of entries are never much liked by the public: Ulrikke is actually my 6th out of 41, but in my opinion Norway would have been ~21st-23rd in the public vote in the final

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago
Reply to  GIOLO

We agree to disagree, but I think the public would have fallen in love with Ulrikke

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
3 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

I don’t think Norway would have done that well. It’s basically a copy of the toxic relationship theme from 2019 Netherlands. People want something different.

BTW Norway 2019 was fantastic and should have won. It did win the public. But was robbed by the jury.

yodenman
yodenman
3 months ago

Can someone please clarify a point. Can a Wiwibloggs juror choose his or her own country. I only ask because surely that puts the UK at a disadvantage due to the number of UK jurors. If they are allowed then I’m very surprised at how badly they finished. Probably a good thing the contest didn’t go ahead for Mr. Newman.

Tom
Tom
3 months ago
Reply to  yodenman

Same with Ireland

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
3 months ago
Reply to  yodenman

Yes, they could (7 jurors did so).

Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
3 months ago

Results of Wiwibloggs scoreboard and Wiwi Jury compared to see who has passed the test of time: Georgia (+18) Slovenia (+13) Italy (+11) Austria (+11) Czech Republic (+7) Ireland (+7) The Netherlands (+7) Bulgaria (+6) Lithuania (+6) Ukraine (+6) Croatia (+5) Serbia (+5) Estonia (+4) Albania (+3) Portugal (+3) Russia (+3) France (+2) Switzerland (+1) Armenia (=) Belgium (=) Sweden (=) Azerbaijan (-1) Romania (-1) Denmark (-2) Iceland (-2) Belarus (-3) Poland (-3) Israel (-4) Norway (-4) Latvia (-5) San Marino (-5) Australia (-6) Greece (-6) Spain (-6) United Kingdom (-6) Germany (-7) Cyprus (-9) North Macedonia (-9) Moldova (-10)… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago

Wow many congratulations to the Wiwibloggs jury! Not even one decent song in the top 5!!!At least The Netherlands and Germany saves the top 10!

Andi
Andi
3 months ago

Yay, my favourite won. A dream comes true 😀

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

I don’t think you were too far off with what the top would’ve been. I don’t think Bulgaria would’ve been as high in the end but otherwise, not bad!

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
3 months ago

I would have been fine with any of the top seven….except the one that won. The only reason I would have liked it to win was it would have been the first for the country ever at ESC. That’s always exciting to see.

GIOLO
GIOLO
3 months ago

Very nice show wiwibloggs and I think that results wouldn’t have been that different in the real contest (at least the top 5-10 seems quite accurate). Anyway I’m really glad you guys gave some kind of competition, thank you so much, hope to see your articles about reheaesals next year 🙂