Over the past few months, the Wiwi Jury has been reviewing and scoring the songs that were due to compete in Eurovision 2020. Wiwibloggs readers have also been having their say, leaving their own scores and reviews in the comments section. We’ve collected up the scores, calculated the averages and have come up with a readers’ jury. And there are a few surprises in there.

We took a look at all the scores for wiwibloggs readers who had scored at least three-quarters of the countries. This was to remove scores from readers who only showed up to give 10/10 for their favourite song and nothing else. This gave us a collection of scores from 12 readers. We also subtracted the highest and lowest scores to remove outliers and reduce potential bias.

We’ve also been paying close attention to the written reviews some readers have left — sometimes not using a score. We appreciate the effort y’all are making!

The big favourite of wiwibloggs readers was Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears. He picked up a hefty average score of 9.38 for his heartfelt song “Répondez-moi”.

Wiwi reader Briekimchi had this to say:

“Through these home performances, he showed that he could get deliver it to a pretty good standard. It is obviously one of the most challenging songs to sing this year and it is really haunting. With the right staging, this would’ve Jamala’d it, and been completely captivating. Unless Switzerland really screwed this up, I don’t see how this wasn’t going to win the whole thing.”

In second place among wiwi readers was Bulgaria’s Victoria, who had a score of 8.7 for her song “Tears Getting Sober”.

Reader Purple Mask compared the song with Dana’s “All Kinds of Everything”:

“The parallels between 1970 and what would have been 2020 are striking. There are important differences with Victoria, however. Her song is much more poignant, being about mental health issues. The melody of the song is deliberately not fully developed until the end of the second Chorus, and this is why it’s risky and doesn’t top my personal chart. But, it is the key change and final Reprise of the song in the last minute that make “Tears Getting Sober” special – what a beautiful ending! It makes the listener “sober up” to the emotions behind the song, and it is simply adorable music.”

In third place was Lithuania’s The Roop. Their song “On Fire” picked up a reader’s jury average of 8.28.

Wiwibloggs reader Colin wrote:

“I believe this song is about having fun in life at any age and not letting society define you by their standards. It does so in a very likeable way. They aren’t afraid of coming off as funny and that’s why their authenticity shines even more.”

Rounding out the top five was Romania’s Roxen with “Alcohol You” on 8.25 and Norway’s Ulrikke with “Attention” on 8.17.

At the other end, Estonia’s Uku Suviste picked up only 3.05 for his song “What Love Is”.

Wiwi Jury 2020: Wiwibloggs readers jury results

  1. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Répondez-moi” (9.38)
  2. Bulgaria: VICTORIA – “Tears Getting Sober” (8.70)
  3. Lithuania: The Roop – “On Fire” (8.28)
  4. Romania: Roxen – “Alcohol You” (8.25)
  5. Norway: Ulrikke – “Attention” (8.17)
  6. Italy: Diodato – “Fai rumore” (7.92)
  7. Ukraine: Go_A – “Solovey” (7.83)
  8. Israel: Eden Alene – “Feker libi” (7.67)
  9. Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things” (7.67)
  10. Australia: Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me” (7.65)
  11. Malta: Destiny – “All of My Love” (7.45)
  12. Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Grow” (7.39)
  13. Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Cleopatra” (7.30)
  14. Germany: Ben Dolic – “Violent Thing” (7.30)
  15. Sweden: The Mamas – “Move” (7.23)
  16. Denmark: Ben & Tan – “Yes” (7.05)
  17. Finland: Aksel – “Looking Back” (6.88)
  18. United Kingdom: James Newman – “My Last Breath” (6.69)
  19. Latvia: Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing” (6.67)
  20. Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – “Take Me As I Am” (6.53)
  21. Belgium: Hooverphonic – “Release Me” (6.47)
  22. Slovenia: Ana Soklič – “Voda” (6.42)
  23. Russia: Little Big – “Uno” (6.39)
  24. Portugal: Elisa – “Medo de sentir” (6.39)
  25. Greece: Stefania – “SUPERGI!RL” (6.33)
  26. Armenia: Athena Manoukian – “Chains on You” (6.28)
  27. Albania: Arilena Ara – “Shaj” (5.97)
  28. Spain: Blas Cantó – “Universo” (5.90)
  29. Serbia: Hurricane – “Hasta La Vista” (5.83)
  30. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Kemama” (5.75)
  31. Ireland: Lesley Roy – “Story of My Life” (5.69)
  32. Croatia: Damir Kedžo – “Divlji vjetre” (5.63)
  33. Poland: Alicja Szemplińska – “Empires” (5.22)
  34. Belarus: VAL – “Da vidna” (5.22)
  35. San Marino: Senhit – “Freaky” (5.15)
  36. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Prison” (4.97)
  37. North Macedonia: Vasil – “You” (4.72)
  38. Austria: Vincent Bueno – “Alive” (4.65)
  39. France: Tom Leeb – “The Best in Me” (3.73)
  40. Cyprus: Sandro – “Running” (3.56)
  41. Estonia: Uku Suviste – “What Love Is” (3.05)

A big thank you to Briekimchi, Colin, Dillon, Héctor, Emily, Erasmus, ESCFan2009, Escvegi, Josh Sterling, Kosey, Mia, Mimi1234, Mr X, Odysseas, Polegend Godgarina, Purple Mask, Roelof Meesters, SpirK, Skiwalko, Thanos, Tibor, any other regular Wiwi Jury commenters we’ve missed, as well as those who came along to share their opinion or support their favourite.

What do you think? Is the wiwibloggs readers’ jury a more accurate reflection of Eurovision 2020 favourites? Share your thoughts below!

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Domino

22nd! Wow!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Ana was my #16.

Odysseas
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Odysseas

Nice to see my favourite win with an extraordinary score!! Thanks to everyone who loved it. You have taste!

Wiwibloggs, I’ve just spotted my name on your thanks message. I just wanna say I loved every jury review and you’re welcome!

Marion
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Marion

Répondez-moi is absolutely stunning! Gjon is also the clear winner for me. What a talent !

Daly
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Daly

This Reader’s rank was a great ideia! I’m glad with this great rank (especially the top 10!) My Absolute Favourite, Switzerland, Won and I’m really happy to see that the beautiful Rèpondez-moi connected and touched so many people. Gjon won our hearts and I think he would had been a really special Eurovision Winner! <3

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Excellent list. Every one of those top 10 is in my top 20. I didn’t participate, because I was too busy evaluating the songs myself (3 times in 5 weeks), and stayed off this site.

Again, here is my top 10 (using 10 criteria):
9.64 Switzerland (9.66 for the song, 9.62 for the music 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)

If there was no music video, then I graded their national contest performance, in the case of Israel, Norway and Denmark. I graded France’s SECOND music video.

Kosey
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Kosey

A great list (even if I do say so myself). It is interesting to see the differences in views between the readers and the Wiwibloggs jury. Thanks so much for pulling this together!

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Thanks for having me here 😀 And a great Top 3!

Pawel
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Pawel

It’s funny how hottest male signers ended up at the bottom.

Thanos
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Thanos

Thank you for including me guys!!! Continue with the amazing job you do, you have the best Eurovision blog in my opinion!

Youhouhouuu
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Youhouhouuu

Hello everyone, some good news in these strange times from France : new head of delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel confirmed in an interview the country wants to participate in JESC 2020 (if all can going as planned of course) and also explained that the broadcaster will communicate shortly after Europe shine a light would have been hold on the future plans for France in the adult version for 2021, with reflections still going on for Tom Leeb and a potential return of public choice. She explained well that she definitely wants to stay close to people’s view and that she learned… Read more »

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Love this result way more than WIWI jury’s. Only Czech Republic should’ve been higher imo.

Héctor
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Héctor

Thanks for including me, such a pleasure! My fav won. Hope Gjon brings something as intense and breathtaking as “Répondez-moi”

As I posted yesterday I would have liked to see each reader’s top 10 converted into 12-1 points and then summed up, make the score 50/50 proportionate and present them as the wiwi televote to create our wiwibloggs community top 41 scoreboard. It would have doubled the compilation and editing work so I understand it wasn’t considered or done.

West
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West

I just hope that when next Eurovision comes around people won’t vote for returning artist just because they liked their song from this year. There will be new set of songs, so let’s judge them without thinkung about 2020.

Dillon
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Dillon

omg thank you so much for including me in this! wiwibloggs is the only think keeping me happy right now :))

Dillon
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also, im so happy for gjon! a winner of all our hearts <3