The Big Five nations – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom – get an automatic spot in the grand final of Eurovision thanks to their financial contribution to the contest. In 2020, these countries were set to bring us a mixture of pop bangers, emotional ballads and more.
As soon as all the Eurovision 2020 entries from the Big Five were released at the start of March, we asked you to vote for your favourite.
We received a total of 7,010 votes. Now, it’s time to reveal the results…
“Violent Thing” by Ben Dolic is your favourite Big Five entry at Eurovision 2020
Going away with the gold medal in this poll is Ben Dolic for his song “Violent Thing”. The Slovenian singer who would have represented Germany at Eurovision 2020 secured a solid 41.75% of the vote, which is equivalent to 2,927 votes.
The catchy pop track has got many fans across Europe and beyond dancing thanks to it’s well-crafted contemporary sound.
“Violent Thing” also came out on top of the Wiwi Jury this year. Wiwiblogger Lucy awarded Ben Dolic a perfect 10, commenting:
“I never thought I’d give a pure-pop banger a perfect ten, but when it’s this good, why not? The “don’t tell your MAMMAH” hook hits you hard every time and Ben’s tones just help make this song ridiculously cool. There really is no element of cringe like the “I met a girl in a bar” style such songs often have. It starts the second the song opens with those six notes pulling you in, and keeps hold for three minutes. This is exquisite and possibly my favourite German song at Eurovision ever.”
The remaining results
Picking up the silver medal in this poll is Diodato from Italy. His song “Fai Rumore” earned 1,912 votes, which is 27.28% of the total vote.
Also making it onto the podium is James Newman. The UK singer-songwriter received 970 votes for his song “My Last Breath”. That’s equal to a 13.84% share of the vote.
Just missing out on a medal is Spain’s Blas Cantó. Y’all awarded his song “Universo” 864 votes, which is 12.33% of the total number of votes cast.
And rounding out the Big Five (and this quintet of men) is Tom Leeb from France. “The Best In Me” received 337 votes – 4.8% of the total. Note, this poll was created before Leeb released the revamped version of his song “Mon Alliée”.
Full results: Favourite Big Five entry at Eurovision 2020
- Germany: Ben Dolic – “Violent Thing”, 41.75% (2,927 votes)
- Italy: Diodato – “Fai Rumore”, 27.28% (1,912 votes)
- United Kingdom: James Newman – “My Last Breath”, 13.84% (970 votes)
- Spain: Blas Cantó – “Universo”, 12.33% (864 votes)
- France: Tom Leeb – “The Best in Me”, 4.8% (337 votes)
Total Votes: 7,010
What are your thoughts on these results? How do you think the Big Five would have fared at Eurovision 2020 itself? Let us know in the comments below!