In what has become an annual tradition, The Fine Brothers (FBE) YouTube channel has asked American adults to react to the songs of Eurovision 2020.
Since this year’s contest was cancelled, the reactors couldn’t predict the results as they usually do. So, instead of a prediction, the self-isolating React cast made up their own result.
Americans react to Eurovision 2020
The popular YouTube channel which boasts over 20 million subscribers had its reactors watch the entries for Germany, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. These choices were based on Spotify streaming figures.
The four remote reactors – Mikaela Pascal, Rebecca No, Will Simmons and Sheila Curiel (who also reacted to Eurovision 2019) – then ranked the songs.
FBE Eurovision 2020 reaction
Lithuania: The Roop “On Fire”
All reactions to the song were positive, although Will criticised the music video.
Russia: Little Big “Uno”
Little Big left everyone shocked but in a good way. Sheila liked it but felt that the weird dance moves were distracting. Mikaela concluded that “they already won, you don’t need to show me the rest”.
Norway: Ulrikke “Attention”
Everyone praised Ulrikke’s vocal delivery, which left Rebecca to wonder: “How is her voice so gentle yet so powerful?”. She also praised the string instruments.
Spain: Blas Cantó “Universo”
Spain’s Blas Cantó and “Universo” received lukewarm responses from the reactors. Will said he wasn’t liking it, and Mikaela said she did but that it was still at the bottom of her list.
Germany: Ben Dolic “Violent Thing”
The reactors felt the beat and liked the EDM-inspired sound. “I haven’t been out in, like, three months. This is putting me […] in the club”, Sheila said. It pretty much sums it up.
Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið “Think About Things”
Most of the reactions, initially, were about the video: “Yes, wind!”, “so weird”, “that look is creepy and cool”. However, once they paid attention to the music and thought about things, it was love.
United Kingdom: James Newman “My Last Breath”
Mikaela liked James Newman’s voice but not the song. Others connected with it more.
Sweden: The Mamas “Move”
Will picking it as his instant favourite. “There’s a difference between singing and singing with soul”.
FBE Eurovision 2020 rankings
After combining their votes, FBE’s 2020 winner was in.
All four participants revealed their top three.
1) N/A (likely Russia)
1) N/A (likely Sweden)
Full combined results
The reactor rankings were combined with members of the FBE “team super”.
According to the video, these “could have been” the results of Eurovision 2020. Of course, we’ll never know who would have won Eurovision this year, but it’s fun to fantasise.
Do you agree with the Fine Bros’ results? Could these have been the results of Eurovision 2020? Let us know in the comments below!