Winners-wise, the past decade in Eurovision was rather unexpected. From Azerbaijan and Portugal claiming their first victories — after three years and 53 years respectively — to Sweden winning twice within four years, we’ve had a lot of shocking moments. While five winners had the backing of both juries and the public, two winners didn’t win over either vote.
Voting for the best winner of the decade is like picking your favourite child. It feels wrong and difficult, but deep down, you know you have one. Some months ago, we asked y’all to do just that. And the results are in!
After counting a massive 21,066 votes, we can confirm that the Netherlands’ 2019 victor Duncan Laurence is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2010s with “Arcade”.
Duncan Laurence is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2010s
“Arcade” by Duncan Laurence, the most recent winner of Eurovision, is one we all know well. The betting odds predicted a walk-in-the-park victory for the Dutch, but it wasn’t as simple as it seemed. Eventually, although the Dutch didn’t win the jury or the public vote, they got the win they were hyped to achieve. A very long drought ended with this dramatic victory, and many fans were on board.
The poll-topper picked up a very impressive 5,585 votes or 26.51% of all votes cast.
In second place we have Germany’s Lena with “Satellite” — the first winner of the decade.
She brought a simplistic and cute pop tune to Eurovision 2010. Even though some fans took time to connect with it, Lena was some sort of an unlikely hero leading up to the Oslo contest. After many long weeks, “Satellite” made it to the top of the betting odds table. The song won over both the jury and televote.
Here, the future “Taken By A Stranger” songstress took home 4,946 votes or 23.48% of all votes cast.
The top three is rounded out by Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like A Phoenix”.
In the run-up to Eurovision 2014, Austria was the first country to reveal its artist, as early as September 2013. But the landlocked nation only released its song on 8 March 2014. It appears the wait turned out for the better, because the reaction from fans was amazing. Conchita Wurst brought Eurovision to Austria after 48 years with her powerful and empowering “Rise Like a Phoenix”.
A total of 3,763 votes went Conchita’s way. That’s 17.86% of all votes cast.
Poll results: Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2010s?
- Eurovision 2019: The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence with “Arcade” 26.51% (5,585 votes)
- Eurovision 2010: Germany’s Lena with “Satellite” 23.48% (4,946 votes)
- Eurovision 2014: Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like a Phoenix” 17.86% (3,763 votes)
- Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s Salvador Sobral with “Amar Pelos Dois” 8.74% (1,842 votes)
- Eurovision 2012: Sweden’s Loreen with “Euphoria” 8.31% (1,751 votes)
- Eurovision 2018: Israel’s Netta with “Toy” 4.85% (1,022 votes)
- Eurovision 2013: Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops” 4.06% (855 votes)
- Eurovision 2016: Ukraine’s Jamala with “1944” 3.09% (650 votes)
- Eurovision 2015: Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw with “Heroes” 2.61% (549 votes)
- Eurovision 2011: Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with “Running Scared” 0.49% (103 votes)
Total Votes: 21,066
Do you agree with the results? Is Duncan your ultimate winner of the 2010s? Who did you vote for? Let us know below.