This year at wiwibloggs we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. For the next few days, we’re going to stuff your stockings with a selection of Eurovision votes. Consider this a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us and let us know your thoughts for each and every poll. Today’s question — Who is your favourite host country act at Eurovision in the 2010s?
Eurovision host country entries: 2010 to 2019
In Eurovision, at least in modern times, it typically feels like one year you’re in, the next you’re out. That’s because host countries almost always seem to have the reputation of being flops. And that’s somewhat true.
In the 2010s, five of the ten home entries finished in the bottom five — Norway, Austria, Ukraine, Portugal and Israel. However, scoreboard failure is not inevitable. Those host entries that don’t struggle are regularly found inside the top ten. Home acts which soared in this decade included Germany, Azerbaijan, Denmark and Sweden (2016). The only time the bottom five/top ten trend was bucked was in 2013, when Sweden finished mid-table.
But who was your favourite host country act? Watch and listen to all the performances below and then vote for your favourite in our poll.
2010: Didrik Solli-Tangen — “My Heart Is Yours” (Norway)
2011: Lena — “Taken by a Stranger” (Germany)
2012: Sabina Babayeva — “When the Music Dies” (Azerbaijan)
2013: Robin Stjernberg — “You” (Sweden)
2014: Basim — “Cliché Love Song” (Denmark)
2015: The Makemakes — “I Am Yours” (Austria)
2016: Frans — “If I Were Sorry” (Sweden)
2017: O.Torvald — “Time” (Ukraine)
2018: Cláudia Pascoal — “O jardim” (Portugal)
2019: Kobi Marimi — “Home” (Israel)