Outside of Eurovision week itself, national final season is perhaps the most exciting time of the year for Eurofans. Hundreds of artists/songs battle it out over the course of December to March, all hoping to earn the right to represent their country at Eurovision.

This year, 24 countries chose their Eurovision 2020 entry through a national final. Broadcasters gave the people at home the power to choose who should represent them on the international stage.

At the end of March, we asked you to vote for your favourite Eurovision 2020 song chosen through a national final. After counting 14,980 votes, we can now reveal the winner…

“Fai rumore” by Diodato is your favourite winner of a Eurovision 2020 national final

Coming out on top was Diodato from Italy. The star won the prestigious Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo 2020 earlier this year. While not a national final in the strictest sense, Diodato’s victory at the festival meant he had first refusal on whether to represent Italy at Eurovision 2020. Thankfully, he said yes. Diodato’s song “Fai rumore” received 2,556 votes in the poll. That equates to a 17.06% share of the vote.

In the Wiwi Jury, William wrote:

“The soft verses of Diodato’s “Fai rumore” have an intoxicating quality. It’s as if he’s chatting to you while singing, drawing you in before holding you captive in the gentlest way possible. When the chorus explodes out of nowhere it’s a shock to the system — he’s unable to keep it in any longer, and you just want to clap your hands while he lets it all out. The song feels cathartic and the bridge like an epiphany. It may be in Italian, but the power here is universal. My winner of 2020.”

The remaining results

Receiving the silver medal in this poll is Lithuania’s The Roop. The trio received 1,853 votes for their Pabandom iš naujo 2020 winning song “On Fire”. That’s equivalent to 12.37% of the total number of votes.

The other act to make it onto the podium in this poll is Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið. They won Söngvakeppnin with their quirky entry “Think About Things”. It picked up 1,079 votes in our poll, giving them, 7.20% of the total vote.

Rounding out the top five are Ulrikke from Norway and Hurricane from Serbia. They won Melodi Grand Prix 2020 and Beovizija 2020 respectively in their home countries. In our poll, Ulrikke was awarded 1,055 votes (7.04%) for “Attention”, while Hurricane picked up 834 votes (5.57%) for “Hasta la vista”.

Full results: Favourite Eurovision 2020 song chosen through a national final

Please note that due to discrepancies with voting numbers coming from one user, the results have been audited and revised by the Wiwi poll committee.

  1. Italy: Diodato – “Fai rumore”, 2,556 votes (17.06%)
  2. Lithuania: The Roop – “On Fire”, 1,853 votes (12.37%)
  3. Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”, 1,079 votes (7.20%)
  4. Norway: Ulrikke – “Attention”, 1,055 votes (7.04%)
  5. Serbia: Hurricane – “Hasta la vista”,  834 votes (5.57%)
  6. Albania: Arilena Ara – “Fall from the Sky”, 823 votes (5.49%)
  7. Ukraine: Go_A – “Solovey”, 812 votes (5.42%)
  8. Romania: Roxen – “Alcohol You”, 792 votes (5.29%)
  9. Israel: Eden Alene – “Feker libi”, 765 votes (5.11%)
  10. Sweden: The Mamas – “Move”, 739 votes (4.93%)
  11. Australia: Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me”, 555 votes (3.70%)
  12. Armenia: Athena Manoukian – “Chains on You”, 532 votes (3.55%)
  13. Denmark: Ben & Tan – “Yes”, 492 votes (3.28%)
  14. Latvia: Samanta Tina – “Still Breathing”, 403 votes (2.69%)
  15. Poland: Alicja – “Empires”, 278 votes (1.86%)
  16. Portugal: Elisa – “Medo de sentir”, 256 votes (1.71%)
  17. Croatia: Damir Kedžo – “Divlji vjetre”, 196 votes (1.31%)
  18. Belarus: VAL – “Da vidna”, 160 votes (1.07%)
  19. Finland: Aksel – “Looking Back”, 159 votes (1.06%)
  20. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Kemama”, 155 votes (1.03%)
  21. San Marino: Senhit – “Freaky!”, 145 votes (0.97%)
  22. Slovenia: Ana Soklič – “Voda”, 125 votes (0.83%)
  23. Estonia: Uku Suviste – “What Love Is”, 118 votes (0.79%)
  24. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Prison”, 98 votes (0.65%)

Total Votes: 14,980

What do you make of these results? Do you think any of these songs could have gone on to win Eurovision 2020? Sound off in the comments below!

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Albania out of top5??????

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that’s hardly surprising!!

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maybe get new bots?

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Italy had another chance to have a top 5 or top 10 song this year. They have consistently been a strong country the past 5+ years.