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 vote? Yes. 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.
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!