Of the 39 acts competing in Eurovision 2021, only nine are groups or duos. But for what they lack in quantity, they certainly make up for in quality.
Daði og Gagnamagnið, The Roop, Go_A, Hooverphonic and Hurricane all return to Eurovision 2021 following the cancellation of last year’s contest. Meanwhile, Fyr og Flamme, Blind Channel, The Black Mamba and Måneskin all make their Eurovision debuts as newly selected acts for the 2021 season.
Ahead of the return of the song contest in May, we asked our readers to vote for their favourite group or duo competing in Eurovision 2021. And now, the results are in!
Lithuania’s The Roop are your favourite group or duo of Eurovision 2021
We counted a total of 5,780 votes. And for the second year in a row, Lithuania’s The Roop takes home the trophy in our groups and duos poll. One of the favourites to win Eurovision 2020, the “On Fire” singers returned to compete in Pabandom iš naujo 2021 and subsequently earned their right to fly the Lithuanian flag in Rotterdam once again — this time with “Discoteque”. In our poll, Vaidotas, Robertas and Mantas picked up 1,042 votes — that’s 18.03% of all votes cast.
A close second place is Italy’s Måneskin. With their song “Zitti E Buoni”, the Sanremo champions picked up 983 votes. That’s 17.01% of the total vote.
The bronze medal goes to Finland’s Blind Channel. Also song contest newcomers, the “Dark Side” singers won Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu by a landslide. In our poll, the six-piece band earned 824 votes — 14.26% of all votes counted.
In fourth place is Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið, who took the silver medal in last year’s poll. Rounding out the top five is Serbia’s Hurricane, who move down one position from fourth place last year.
This year marks a decade since the last time a group or duo lifted the Eurovision trophy. In 2011, Ell and Nikki took the crystal microphone back home to Azerbaijan — scoring the nation its first song contest win. Could another group victory be on the horizon?
Poll results: Who is your favourite group or duo at Eurovision 2021?
- Lithuania: The Roop — “Discoteque” — 18.03% (1,042 votes)
- Italy: Måneskin — “Zitti E Buoni” — 17.01% (983 votes)
- Finland: Blind Channel — “Dark Side” — 14.26% (824 votes)
- Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið — “10 Years” — 11.75% (679 votes)
- Serbia: Hurricane — “Loco Loco” — 11.52% (666 votes)
- Ukraine: Go_A — “SHUM” — 10.83% (626 votes)
- Belgium: Hooverphonic — “The Wrong Place” — 9.29% (537 votes)
- Denmark: Fyr og Flamme — “Øve os på hinanden” — 4.17% (241 votes)
- Portugal: The Black Mamba — “Love Is On My Side” — 3.14% (182 votes)
Total votes: 5,780
What do you make of these results? Could a group or duo take home the Eurovision trophy for the first time since 2011? Let us know in the comments below.