Blind Channel Dark Side Eurovision 2021

It’s set to be a busy few days for Eurovision fans. Between Wednesday, and Saturday we’ll have at least one new song every day. But before we welcome the new entries, let’s check in on the results of our most recent “who is your favourite Eurovision 2021 act so far?” survey. And after two polls dominated by Croatia’s Albina, we can confirm that our readers have a new number one — Finland’s Blind Channel with Dark Side.

Poll results: Blind Channel are your favourite Eurovision 2021 act so far (24 February)

Since Sunday, 10,319 votes were cast in our poll. Of these, 1,806 votes went to the newly crowned UMK winners Blind Channel. The violent-pop act took home 17.5% of all votes cast.

After a reign of almost two weeks of dominance, Croatia’s Albina slips to second… but only just. The “Tick-Tock” songstress still gathered up an impressive 1,760 votes or 17.06% of all votes cast. That places her a mere 46 votes behind the men of Finland.

Lithuania’s The Roop also slip, from second to third. The “Discoteque” trio managed 1,682 votes, which is actually up from the 1,195 votes they received in our last poll. This time they got 16.3% of all votes cast.

Ukraine’s Go_A and France’s Barbara Pravi complete the top five. Despite finishing lower in the table, both acts increased their vote numbers on this occasion. Thankfully, this isn’t a battle royale. All ten acts will return to the ring once again when we relaunch the poll after Cyprus, Germany, Ireland and Slovenia reveal their songs.

Your Eurovision 2021 favourites

24 February (10 acts)

  1. Finland: Blind Channel “Dark Side” 17.5% (1,806 votes)
  2. Croatia: Albina “Tick-Tock” 17.06% (1,760 votes)
  3. Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque” 16.3% (1,682 votes)
  4. Ukraine: Go_A “SHUM” 14.17% (1,462 votes)
  5. France: Barbara Pravi “Voila” 13.62% (1,405 votes)
  6. Norway: TIX “Fallen Angel” 6.85% (707 votes)
  7. Spain: Blas Cantó “Voy a quedarme” 4.89% (505 votes)
  8. Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free” 3.96% (409 votes)
  9. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo “Omaga” 3.46% (357 votes)
  10. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” 2.19% (226 votes)

Total Votes: 10,319

20 February (7 acts)

  1. Croatia: Albina “Tick-Tock” 45.26% (3,144 votes)
  2. Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque” 17.2% (1,195 votes)
  3. France: Barbara Pravi “Voila” 14.67% (1,019 votes)
  4. Ukraine: Go_A “SHUM” 10.03% (697 votes)
  5. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo “Omaga” 5.63% (391 votes)

Total Votes: 6,947

16 February (6 acts)

  1. Croatia: Albina “Tick-Tock” 29.84% (2,359 votes)
  2. Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque” 23.43% (1,852 votes)
  3. Ukraine: Go_A “SHUM” 18.93% (1,497 votes)
  4. France: Barbara Pravi “Voila” 18.86% (1,491 votes)
  5. Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free” 6.03% (477 votes)

Total Votes: 7,906

13 February (5 acts)

  1. Ukraine: Go_A “SHUM” 36.65% (2,873 votes)
  2. Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque” 30.02% (2,353 votes)
  3. France: Barbara Pravi “Voila” 22.92% (1,797 votes)
  4. Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free” 7.05% (553 votes)
  5. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” 3.36% (263 votes)

Total Votes: 7,839

6 February (3 acts)

  1. France: Barbara Pravi “Voila” 67.69%  (1,923 votes)
  2. Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free” 21.79%  (619 votes)
  3. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” 10.52%  (299 votes)

Total Votes: 2,841

30 January (2 acts)

  1. Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free” 62.48% (1,372 votes)
  2. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” 37.52% (824 votes)

Total Votes: 2,196

What do you think of the current standings? Does Croatia deserve to be at number one? Let us know below.

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Doris
Doris
5 months ago

Lol Finland is horrible even last year was better and it was already bad.

PaWe
5 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Dear Doris?

Piet
Piet
5 months ago

Reality check please. Songs like those of Finland and Ukraine are definitely NQ’s. If you have watched ESC over the years you know they don’t stand a chance to reach or score in the final. So far, Lithuania, France, Croatia and the Czech Republic are well on their way. Germany’s and Cyprus’s fate will be determined by their presentation but they stand a good chance. The others can retry next year.

Last edited 5 months ago by Piet
Mr X
Mr X
5 months ago

France 10/10
Lithuania 9/10
Finland 8/10
Ukraine 7,5/10
Spain 7/10
Albania 5/10
Israel 4/10
Norway 3/10
Czechia 2/10
Croatia 1/10
Cyprus 0/10

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
5 months ago

Just popping in to say that “omaga” is criminally underrated and nothing more

John
John
5 months ago

Lithuania kinda overrated.

Phil
Phil
5 months ago
Reply to  John

Yeah. Heard that song before… Oh yes it was 2020. ?

Bb Tt
Bb Tt
5 months ago

I love how people are sooo into this, when it doesn’t even matter. lol
These are just a couple of thousands of votes. Also, quality > quantity. ?????
Objectively, Finland’s song is very average, and the singers are hilarious. But it seems that 1,806 people like it, and that’s ok.
On the other hand, it also means that 8,513 people don’t like it that much or at all. And that’s also ok.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 months ago

A close poll result between the top 5. If accurate, there are perhaps two ways to interpret this result. Either no entry has really stood out so far, or all of the top 5 could equally be potential winners. N.B. The support of “Dark Side” is a little unexpected; isn’t that a bit “old hat” by now? Haha

Internet Person
Internet Person
5 months ago

My Top:
1) Finland
2) Croatia
3) Norway
4) Czechia
5) Ukraine
6) Spain
7) Israel
8) Albania
9) France
10) Lithuania

Last edited 5 months ago by Internet Person
Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago

Albania over France and Lithuania. Your top is just sad, no matter your musical genre preference.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago

My ranking is like:

1) Finland
2) France
3) Croatia
4) Israel
5) Albania
6) Lithuania
7) Ukraine
8) Spain
9) Czech Republic
10) Norway

However, almost every song is really good rn. Waiting anxiously for Cyprus and Germany ?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago

periana. dark side is so good that not even the croats could rig the poll !

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
5 months ago

Why is it that everytime someone posts a ranking that is a bit different from what the general public likes it gets downvoted? I don’t get it… taste is subjective, and some people might not like France, Finland or Lithuania? Let people have different opinions, it is not that difficult…

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

I do understand why you have mentioned this, but it would then make the downvote button redundant wouldn’t it?

finnished
finnished
5 months ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

I see your point but I think the downvote button is, in this case, more like “I disagree with you” rather than “I don’t appreciate your opinion”.

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
5 months ago
Reply to  finnished

I mean, I am not against people disagreeing, that is what I said taste is subjective but, at this point, every upvoted or generally accepted ranking seems to be the very same. Even when people comment that their favourite is I don’t know… let’s say Albania? People feel the need to comment why it should not be in the top position, that is what I do not get… Anyway, the real voting will be on May, and I am excited for a bit of competition!

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

Down voting button is plainly stupid. The worst feature introduced on this blog ever.

For a person with severe depression, anxiety and social anxiety it feels like cyber bullying. That’s why I like replies to my comments. Even if they are negative. This creates a conversation. I have a chance to consider your opinion.

Down voting seems to me like one of those companies who just say no to your job application without giving you a feedback. Just a slap in the face without giving you a reason why.

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

Hi Benny, there is probably an argument to say that there shouldn’t be an upvote button either. Someone with anxiety and depression may even begin to wonder why they have less upvotes than someone else? My own perspective is that it is like pantomime – boo’s for the bad guys and cheers for the good guys – just a bit of basic fun. I certainly wouldn’t pay any attention to them and try to have confidence in your own opinions. Other people shouldn’t dictate how you feel about yourself, although I know that this is sometimes much easier said than… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  finnished

I believe you do and that most people that downvote a different opinion have no intentions on being harmful. But imagine if a 13 year old comments here for the very first time, they give an innocent opinion like “Montenegro is my favorite, I love this song” and gets tons of downvotes. Wouldn’t they feel discouraged to be part of this community? I know some people simply don’t care about downvotes, but I always think on those who are just trying to find someone to talk about Eurovision.

Bili
Bili
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Exactly!

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

I still think downvotes should be only used to indicate someone is being toxic, spamming or spreading false information. Otherwise, we already have the option of not clicking any button. If you agree or found the comment useful, you upvote. If you disagree, just let it there and respect a different opinion. But the downvotes on rankings are especially weird to me, because it’s impossible to figure out why people were downvoting it. Was it because it has a winner they don’t like? Maybe they disagree with the last place? Or are they being too specific and complaining the 5th… Read more »

Fans eurovision
5 months ago

they should block the poll when you vote once and not reveal the results all the time

Pomerani
Pomerani
5 months ago

Czech republic is very underrated actually! I think it’s a fun song

Matthias
Matthias
5 months ago

For now I really like France & Croatia, Lithuania, Norway, Ukraine, Finland and Israel, just not my cup of tea, overrated. That is my opinion. Disappointed with Norway, Finland and Ukraine.

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
5 months ago

Almost choked on my tea when I saw my own country first in the poll
(and before anyone says, I know it probably won’t stay that way or there’s something wrong with the poll etc. but let my have my moment ok, thank you)

Una
Una
5 months ago

Finland deserves a lot of prasie for their UMK this year. I am enjoying this moment too.

Matt
Matt
5 months ago

My current top:

01 Croatia
02 France
03 Czech Republic
04 Israel
05 Albania
06 Lithuania
07 Norway
08 Spain
09 Ukraine
10 Finland – sorry, but not my cup of tea

Mr X
Mr X
5 months ago
  1. France 10/10
  2. Lithuania 9/10
  3. Finland 8/10
  4. Ukraine 7,5/10
  5. Spain 7/10
  6. Albania 5/10
  7. Israel 4/10
  8. Norway 2,5/10
  9. Czechia 2/10
  10. Croatia 1/10
GrantK
GrantK
5 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Someone with taste!

Lollipop ESC
Lollipop ESC
5 months ago

My top (so far)
1. FRANCE
2. FINLAND
3. LITHUANIA
4. UKRAINE
5. CROATIA
6. ISRAEL
7. CZECH REP.
8. NORWAY
9. SPAIN
10. ALBANIA

Dandoo
5 months ago
Reply to  Lollipop ESC

I only downvoted because I disagree with how high Norway is on your list. With the current representative of Norway this year, it should be atleast two spots lower in my opinion.

Una
Una
5 months ago

How come there are so many votes being cast when there are pretty few comments (not when winners are revealed or new songs come out)? I’ve never paid much attention to the polls but this disproportionate no. of votes makes me wonder.

HCOLE12
HCOLE12
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

I did think these were quite a high number of votes but if you look back to this time last year the polls were getting 15,000 votes total. Also, different artists have different levels of online audiences ect. I think looking at the My Eurovision Scoreboard probably gives a more accurate picture but these polls are still fun as a snapshot.

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  HCOLE12

What I read here about polls is usually “accusations” of one country’s fandom or another for “taking over the poll”. LOL!

HCOLE12
HCOLE12
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

I’ve seen a lot of that on the last poll as well so I guess you gotta take results with a lil pinch of salt. Who’s your favourite so far? I don’t think I’ll be able to process all the songs we’re about to get 😛

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  HCOLE12

Czechia is my favourite thus far!!

Raspadinha
Raspadinha
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

Mee too, actually it’s the only song I’ve listened to more than twice! The others don’t appeal to me at all.

Carola
Carola
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

A lot of people who vote won’t care about commenting – it’s much easier to tick a box than to type something out. Also if you look at social media, there are a lot of comments and replies where the poll has been shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – so a lot of people probably don’t feel the need to comment here too. Also, you can vote for multiple acts, so 10,000 votes cast doesn’t mean 10,000 people voted. 😉

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Carola

Oh ok. People that just vote are missing out so much – like reading and having fun and commenting and being part of the wonderful milieu of Eurovision and wiwi. To each their own I guess. As much as I am concerned, I have a lot of fun here *but* some articles and comments help me grow personally. So much wealth of opinions and topics. I *love* wiwibloggs.

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago

These polls are pointless. Of course people are gonna vote for the freshest song. Let them settle for a couple weeks and then see.

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

It is very close at the top, how exciting!

I am also hoping that TIX will start getting a bit more love once everyone gets over the KEiiNO disappointment.

Grft
Grft
5 months ago

Okay but also no

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
5 months ago

My current top:

  1. Ukraine
  2. France
  3. Lithuania
  4. Finland
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Croatia
  7. Albania
  8. Israel
  9. Spain
  10. Norway