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 third-place Eurovision act of the 2000s?
Eurovision third-place entries: 2000 to 2009
Many countries took home bronze in the 2000s. But none more than Greece. The Hellenic Republic secured third spot in 2001, 2004 and 2008. Russia also became rather comfy in this position, finishing there twice in 2003 and 2007. Others to take the second runner-up slot included Latvia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Azerbaijan. You’ll notice that while the poll covers a time span of ten years, it features 11 acts. That’s because there was a tie for third in 2002 between the United Kingdom and Estonia. A tie-breaker was not used to separate the two.
Which 2000s third-place act was your favourite? You can watch and listen to all the entries below and then vote in our poll.
2000: Brainstorm — “My Star” (Latvia)
2001: Antique — “(I Would) Die for You” (Greece)
2002: Jessica Garlick — “Come Back” (United Kingdom)
2002: Sahlene — “Runaway” (Estonia)
2003: t.A.T.u. — “Ne ver’, ne boysia” (Russia)
2004: Sakis Rouvas — “Shake It” (Greece)
2005: Luminița Anghel & Sistem — “Let Me Try” (Romania)
2006: Hari Mata Hari — “Lejla” (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2007: Serebro — “Song #1” (Russia)
2008: Kalomira — “Secret Combination” (Greece)
2009: AySel and Arash — “Always” (Azerbaijan)
Poll: Who is your favourite third-place Eurovision act of the 2000s?