Nine non-English songs will compete at Eurovision 2021 — and wiwibloggs readers have a favourite. Last month we asked wiwibloggs readers to vote for their favourite non-English song. The poll winner was “Tout l’univers”, the French-language song that Gjon’s Tears will sing for Switzerland in Rotterdam.

We only included entries where the majority of the song is in a non-English language in the poll. We did not include tracks that are primarily in English and with just a few sentences in other languages, like Croatia’s “Tick Tock” or The Netherlands’ “Birth of a New Age”.

“Tout l’univers” by Gjon’s Tears is your favourite non-English song of Eurovision 2021

“Tout l’univers” topped the poll with 1,457 votes, taking 19.04% of the total vote. While Switzerland usually enters songs in English, this year Gjon’s Tears insisted that his song, a message of love and strength, be sung in French.

In second place is another French song, Barbara Pravi‘s “Voilà”. France’s chanson for Eurovision 2021 picked up 1,324 votes, making 17.3% of the total.

Third place went to the Italian rock group Måneskin and their song “Zitti e buoni”. They picked earned 1,218 vote, 15.91% of the total. While Italy usually sends Italian language songs to Eurovision, this is the first time it’s been heard in a rock song.

Ukraine’s Go_A also picked up over 1,000 votes, putting them in fourth place. The Ukraine-language “SHUM” got 1,026 votes, 13.4% of the total.

At the other end of the poll results, Denmark’s Fyr & Flamme were last with their Danish-language song “Øve os på hinanden”. While they only picked up 4.05% of the total vote, the 310 votes they received showed there is still substantial support for the Danish bop.

Since the national language rule was lifted in 1999, two non-English songs have won Eurovision. In 2007, Marija Šerifović won with the Serbian “Molitva”, while in 2017 Salvador Sobral won with the Portuguese “Amar pelos dois”.

Results: What is your favourite non-English song of Eurovision 2021?

  1. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’univers” 19.04% (1,457 votes)
  2. France: Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” 17.3% (1,324 votes)
  3. Italy: Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni” 15.91% (1,218 votes)
  4. Ukraine: Go_A – “SHUM” 13.4% (1,026 votes)
  5. Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco” 10.03% (768 votes)
  6. Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman” 8.83% (676 votes)
  7. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma” 6.27% (480 votes)
  8. Spain: Blas Cantó – “Voy a quedarme” 5.16% (395 votes)
  9. Denmark: Fyr & Flamme – “Øve os på hinanden” 4.05% (310 votes)

What do you think? What is your favourite non-English song this year? Can a non-English song win Eurovision 2021? Tell us your thoughts below!

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musica
musica
1 month ago

Fun fact: this song was actually written in English, and then Gjon’s team translated it. The producer and a co-writer joined a songwriting camp for the Swiss entry, but they had already almost finished the song when Gjon entered the room.

med59000
med59000
1 month ago

That’s so sad that only 9 songs are in non-english language…

raylee
raylee
1 month ago

Miss Barbara Pravi , please don’t let Switzerland to win.. This is only up to you

raylee
raylee
1 month ago

finally somebody spoke about the truth. thank u

karworld
karworld
1 month ago

I personally agree with the top three, but then I would place Spain, Albania and Denmark

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

This might be overrated as many people say, but it’s quality! So artistic and beautiful song. My #1 in whole contest actually

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

Right !!!

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

Denmark 9th instead of 1st? My ears are bleeding…wigh those annoying noices of the middle top

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Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

…….the toxic nationalism of this comment. wow. and saying he looks wonky? it’s the delusions and the unnecessary toxicity for me

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I can see only blue and red “toxic” bubbles my doctor….

Last edited 1 month ago by Kas
Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

come back to me when you’ve decided to make sense

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

There are only three songs I really enjoy in this bunch, in this particular order:

1 ØVE OS PÅ HINANDEN

2 Russian Woman

3 Shum

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
1 month ago

I’m from the UK, and our music taste (especially at Eurovision), is awful.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Wow, the results are EXACTLY the way I wanted them to be (well, I would swap Spain with Denmark but that’s my only change!)

Mhmm
Mhmm
1 month ago

The fact that only 9/39 entries are sung in native languages (or predominantly so as the Russian entry is more leaning towards bi-lingual with an English hook) is quite sad in a contest which should be a celebration of Europe. The juries are lot to blame here for downvoting songs that aren’t standard generic English language radio Pop as they create a precedent with the fact that they de facto have more say in the outcome than millions of televoters, they indirectly push broadcasters in the direction to send “jury friendly” material to succeed (= generic English language radio Pop… Read more »

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Mhmm

I agree with the language issue…

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

The first three songs in this poll are also my three favorites overall. French and Italian are so awesome.

blahh
blahh
1 month ago

yaay