It’s a given that at some point the previous year’s Eurovision winner will return and perform their winning song and perhaps debut their new single. But what about the other interval acts? Some countries deliver a show-stopping theatrical performance, some let a pop icon take to the stage, while others just like to have a bit of fun.
Some months back, we asked you to vote for your favourite Eurovision interval act of the 2010s. And now the results are in!
After counting a total of 3,185 votes, we can confirm that Eurovision 2016’s “Love Love Peace Peace” with Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede is your favourite Eurovision interval act of the 2010s.
Note: We only included the main interval act from each year. We didn’t feature guest celebrity performances, taped skits or any other additional acts.
“Love Love Peace Peace” is your favourite Eurovision interval act of the 2010s
In 2016, Sweden delivered a big number with a good dose of humour. “Love Love Peace Peace” parodied all the cliches of a Eurovision entry, with a memorable performance by hosts Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, along with a cast of dozens.
The ensemble dominated the poll, picking up a total of 1,210 votes. That amounts to 37.99% of all votes cast.
We don’t have to travel far back in time for our second-placed act. Eurovision 2019’s all-star Switch Song took the silver medal.
Tel Aviv brought balagan — mix and switch — to the stage with the switch song. The performance involved Eurovision stars Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014), Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015), Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018) and Verka Seduchka (Ukraine 2007) performing songs of the others, before all joining Gali Atari for a singalong of “Hallelujah” (Israel 1979).
The collection of icons secured 897 votes in the poll — that’s 28.16% of all votes cast.
The top three is rounded out by the very first interval of the decade — Madcon’s flashmob from 2010.
The Norwegian duo delivered possibly the biggest interval act ever. They started performing their song “Glow” in the arena and slowly involved more audience members in a flashmob. This expanded to Europe, as the action cut to locations around the continent, showing both street flashmobs and families partying in their living rooms.
This performance achieved a tally of 354 votes or 11.11% of all votes cast.
What is your favourite Eurovision interval act of the 2010s?
- 2016: Måns and Petra’s “Love Love Peace Peace” 37.99% (1,210 votes)
- 2019: The all-star Switch Song 28.16% (897 votes)
- 2010: Madcon’s flashmob 11.11% (354 votes)
- 2017: Onuka feat. NAONI Orchestra’s megamix 8.63% (275 votes)
- 2013: Petra Mede’s Swedish Smörgåsbord 7.44% (237 votes)
- 2018: Branko, Sara, Dino and Mayra’s showcase 2.45% (78 votes)
- 2015: Martin Grubinger’s orchestra 1.41% (45 votes)
- 2012: Emin’s extravaganza 1.07% (34 votes)
- 2014: Momoland’s “Ode to Joy” 0.97% (31 votes)
- 2011: Jan Delay’s funky medley 0.75% (24 votes)
Total Votes: 3,185
Is “Love Love Peace Peace” really the best interval act of the 2010s? Which performance did you vote for? Let us know in the comments.