Babara Pravi Voila France Eurovision 2021

Thirty-nine countries are gearing up for Eurovision 2021 rehearsals, which begin on Saturday. And while most must contend with the semi-finals, a lucky six go direct to the grand final. These automatic qualifiers are the reigning winner and this year’s host the Netherlands plus the Big Five — France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Since March, we’ve been asking y’all to pick your favourites. And the votes are in.

France’s Barbara Pravi is your favourite automatic qualifier at Eurovision 2021…before rehearsals

After counting a total of 11,545 votes, we can reveal that France’s Barbara Pravi is your favourite automatic qualifier before rehearsals. The “Voilà” chanteuse picked up 3,954 votes or 34.25% of all votes cast.

The entry is also proving popular with both the bookies and OGAE Poll voters. Here’s how our Oliver reviewed the number back in January:

Barbara Pravi signals a return to French excellence with this masterpiece track. “Voilá” is meticulously crafted, with all parts working together in harmony to immerse the listener. Pravi spins a chilling yet enchanting tale of desperation and melancholy. And although the instrumentation is simple, it is an extremely effective backdrop for Pravi’s magical vocal. Right through the final descent into madness during the coda, “Voilà” grips you so you can’t look away. It’s an obvious contender for the French ticket. The real question is, how will it hold up at Eurovision 2021? With the right staging, France could be on to a winner. Expect a top ten finish in Rotterdam.

In second place is the country which regularly performs best of the Big 5 — Italy. Rockers Måneskin took 26.79% of the vote. That’s 3,093 votes for “Zitti e buoni”.

Italy and France are a long way ahead. No other entry passed the 3,000 vote threshold. In fact, only one other entry reached four digits — the United Kingdom’s James Newman. The “Embers” bopmaker received 2,074 votes or 17.96% of all votes cast.

Poll results: Who is your favourite automatic qualifier at Euroivison 2021?

  1. France: Barbara Pravi “Voilà” 34.25% (3,954 votes)
  2. Italy: Måneskin “Zitti e buoni” 26.79% (3,093 votes)
  3. United Kingdom: James Newman “Embers” 17.96% (2,074 votes)
  4. Germany: Jendrik “I Don’t Feel Hate” 7.92% (914 votes)
  5. Spain: Blas Cantó “Voy a quedarme” 7.68% (887 votes)
  6. Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy “Birth of a New Age” 5.4% (623 votes)

Total Votes: 11,545

Do you agree with the results? Is France your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

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Serena00
Serena00
12 days ago

France is overrated, Italy is underrated. I believe in GF Italy will get more televoting points than France

Henry
Henry
12 days ago
Reply to  Serena00

Italy is underrated? yeah right.. number 4 with the Bookies… That’s NOT underrated.

Sonam
Sonam
12 days ago

To my own surprise, I enjoy (and probably gonna vote for) all big 5 entries this year!

France/quality
Italy/sassiness
Germany/guilty pleasure
UK/bop?
Spain/well…Blas is adorable
Unfortunately, Birth of a new Age is not in my playlist, still I appreciate the effort, the message and the uniqueness

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Sot
Sot
12 days ago

I’ll say it again and again:

THE FACT THAT YOU PERSONALLY DON’T LIKE A SONG DOESN’T MEAN IT WILL FLOP.

Sot
Sot
12 days ago

Wow that’s a big difference actually. Didn’t expect that big of a margin between Italy and France.

Anyway, I would be DELIGHTED if one of them takes the trophy (the other 4 have really slight chances, unfortunately)

Una
Una
12 days ago

The Netherlands are my favourite of the Big 5 and host. As of now, my number one in the whole contest. I appreciate *everything* about it. Lyrics, message, performer, courage, confidence. It’s glory times infinity. I am hoping for a top 5 result. <3

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
12 days ago
Reply to  Una

would you consider yourself to be delusional or have any ear disorder?

Mr X
Mr X
12 days ago

Automatic qualifiers

France 10/10
Netherlands 9/10 (so underrated….)
Germany 7,5/10
Italy 7/10
Spain 5/10
UK 4/10

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

For those who are interested here is the top 5 of eurojury after the votes of 40 countries out of 49:
MALTA: 31 tops: 14 tops 3, 17 tops 10
SWITZERLAND: 25 tops: 12 tops 3, 13 tops 10
FRANCE: 24 tops: 11 tops 3, 13 tops 10
ICELAND: 24 tops: 10 tops 3, 14 tops 10
ISRAEL: 24 tops: 10 tops 3, 14 tops 10

MALTA dominates so far.

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Israel will be the surprising jury pet of this year ? I wonder why ?

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Iceland too maybe….
The thing is that these jurors judge the songs on music videos mainly and Israël’s mv is stunning.
So let’s see the real performances.
The thing that is weird is that San Marino got votes only from 4 countries out of 40 and only a top 3, because the San Marino’s mv is stunning too imo and they should have the same amount of love than Israël in that case.

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

And maybe that high note at the end appeals a lot, and more than we thought. Israël have been smart on this one I think and it’s awarded now, will it be the same in the contest, answer very soon.

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I like the song…but eurojury top5 is too high ?

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Good to know. Thx for the info! I’m so excited for Malta and France!

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

😉 , Destiny has much support, many people are rooting for her.

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Why are there always so many tops and no bottoms???

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Yeah I wonder why too 😉 , in the reality it seems to be the opposite 🙂

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago

Come thru, Barbara!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
13 days ago

I can’t wait to see how jeangu will bring ‘birth of a new age’ to the eurovision stage. I guess it will be very colorful and I think his led animations will tell a story of empowerment. Like with focus on the yu no man broko mi ‘you can’t break me’ line.

Last edited 13 days ago by Frisian esc
Kas
Kas
13 days ago

Top 10 for sure and probably top 5.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

A Top 5 for France it’s like a victory .

Alex
Alex
13 days ago

France has the best song, yes. I also think Netherlands has a very special song that cannot be appreciated in 3 minutes on stage. Spain has an emotional ballad which would need a dramatic staging to convey the meaning of the song. Germany has the lightheart fun and silly song which stucks to your head. Italy once again is serving us quality but in a different way this year. UK is sending one of their best songs in years.

Alex
Alex
13 days ago

Very good songs but most of them are not strong enough.

I would love to see the Big 5 taking part in the semifinals. It would’ve have been more interesting in general and they would put more effort i think. Plus, the viewing rates would be higher.

Alex
Alex
13 days ago

another bitter queen

Marios
Marios
13 days ago

Italy is giving me winning vibes from the very beginning. In my opinion, the favorites to win the whole contest. France is also a big contender obviously. Other than that, “Embers” is a hit or miss. Even though I wanna see the UK finally getting a good result, I think it will probably be a 17th-24th place for them. Germany and Spain will probably end in bottom 5(almost certain about Spain’s result) and, at last, I could see The Netherlands getting a surprisingly good result(top 15). That’s just my opinion, I may be way off at the end haha

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13 days ago
Reply to  Marios

good that you used may instead of might because those are terrible takes hahaha.

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Kas
Kas
13 days ago
Reply to  Marios

It’s impossible an american-punk rock of 00s to win this esc. Top 10 for sure.
It’s impossible the 2021 version of Edith Piaf’s padam padam to win this esc. Top 10 for sure.
UK could reach top 18 due to his professional and solid vocals.
Spanish song could reach top 20.
Holland somewhere between 25th to 18th.
And Germany is locked in the bottom 5.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

If it’s impossible for everybody nobody will win then….. and it’s impossible 😉 …..then who? Since years now I’ve learned to not to use too much “impossible” or “never” when it’s about Eurovision, because in Eurovision everything is possible.
However it’s not the 2021 version of Padam Padam, it’s “Voilà” simply.

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Ok my friend you’re right….’almost impossible’. And as you (and adidas) know…’impossible is nothing’.
It’s a race for 2…a tango if you like.
Malta or Swiss…Swiss or Malta…with the X factor…always hidden in the corner.

Last edited 12 days ago by Kas
Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Why this certainty?
Why these two specifically? They are not the only two having this X factor I think…

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

The X factor…is someone else…a third one ! Could be France…could be a dark horse.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Sorry my mistake I didn’t get it, yeah of course it could be many others countries too.

Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

I actually have 6 X-Factors, if you ask me, so it’s a race of 8

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Sot

This is orgy…actually

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Eurovision2016>
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

malta’s not in it. it’s between switzerland (30%) bulgaria (19%) greece (15%) azerbaijan (8%) cyprus (12%) and france (16%).

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

Lol! These numbers come from your mind I guess….

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Eurovision2016>
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

good thing is that I’m objective, which is why I’ve guessed all of the winners since 2011 with the exception of 2018. pretty good record if you ask me.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

You knew the winner of 2011, 2014, 2017, before everybody, you’re powerful!
But if you are so sure of the winner this year why he has only 30% of winning chance and not 100 %. .
However Bulgaria more chances than France or Cyprus less chances than Greece….not sure about that.

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Eurovision2016>
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I’m never 100% sure of the winner, which is why I put a few countries, but my ultimate pick would be switzerland. i put bulgaria slightly above france because i think the casual viewer will resonate with it more. i put greece above cyprus because it’ll have epic stage show you know.

Kas
Kas
12 days ago

Bulgaria, Greece, Azerb. will range from 18th to 8th place. Almost..not a chance for something better.
Cyprus has some chances for top10.
Swiss and France are almost…locked to top5.

Last edited 12 days ago by Kas
Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

Ireland and The Netherlands will have an epic staging too but you don’t tipped them…..
Seeing how Bulgaria’s song has charted in Spain with the casusal viewers and seeing how France’s song has charted too, I’m not sure of this. France has done even better than Switzerland in the spanish charts.
So everything is still possible.

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

you need both a good song and epic staging to win Eurovision. ireland and the netherlands don’t have winning songs. also i wouldn’t look too much into charts. ingrosso was like fifth in the charts before the melfest 2018 final whilst mendez was first.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

It can give indications of how the casual viewers could react to a song the D-day.
It gives the indication if a song has appeal outside the bubble or not for example.

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Eurovision2016>
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

is this why anis don demina won melodifestivalen 2020?

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

But I’m not talking about to chart in your own country but in others countries.
When you have 3 songs in competition that have the possibility to be sung publicly in the same country that is not their own, here Spain for example, these songs were sung in a show totally outside of Eurovision and the bubble, then I think the manner how they charted after having been shown is a good indication of how the casual viewers could react the D-day without esc bias,

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Ireland and the Netherlands have no chance of top10, even though their songs are nice

Esc addict
Esc addict
13 days ago

Keep downvoting me as much as you can but give me an answer, why she doesn’t deserve to win or to be top 10? I’d love to know

Esc addict
Esc addict
13 days ago

Lol these eurofans….. and how you can know that? Say rather that it is your wish, you wish to see her to flop because it’s not your favourite, it’s clearer like that, and it shows your very very good state of mind.

Roodi
Roodi
13 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

France is always high placed by Eurofans and bookmakers but in the end they flop remember 2018 this will also happen with that boring dated song named Voila.

Esc addict
Esc addict
13 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

Was I talking to you?
Anyway, in 2018 and 2019 there were just little rehearsals effects In the odds after the rehearsals nothing significant, but if it pleases you to believe that good for you, keep hating you’re good at it, you seem full of venom, save some for May 22th.

Last edited 13 days ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
13 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

I tried to translate the eurofans language in the reality:
Boring/dated song = timeless ballad without fireworks
Overrated song = a good song that is a threat

T.J.
T.J.
13 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

let me add something
Slay Queen=If only I could be a woman and not a self hating gay
Winner vibes=artificial soulless premanufatured nothing that is forgotten on the first of june

We‘ll break the record of downvotes together. Every single one of them just proves our point. LOL

Last edited 13 days ago by T.J.
Frisian esc
Frisian esc
13 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

I mean 1944 gave me winner vibes on first listen and I wouldn’t call it artificial soulless premanufatured nothing

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

99% of winner vibes are…soulless indeed
1% are real
1944 belongs to this 1 %

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

+1 !

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

You’re so right we can make a dictionary, dont forget: Underrated, Dark horse, Flop, Generic song, Bop, and others…

Roodi
Roodi
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

ballad without firework never do well.And by the way Portugal won in 2017 because people felt bad for Salvador.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

Loooool! Don’t tell me that you really believe in what you said please! Again one who uses “never” too often I think. The number of ballads that have won or done very well is insane, maybe you are allergic to ballads your right but don’t be hateful for that and don’t make your case a generality.

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Roodi
Roodi
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

well popsongs with fireworks also do very well.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

Have I said the contrary ?
Ballads or uptempo pop songs can do well or win, there are no rules.

Last edited 12 days ago by Esc addict
Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

Let’s just stick to the fact that Europeans are not dumb. Good songs succeed, bad songs don’t. There are some exceptions, of course, but that’s based on everyone’s opinion

Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

If that was true, why did Salvador win and Julia got Russia’s first NQ???

T.J.
T.J.
12 days ago
Reply to  Sot

deleted! misread the post you were referring to!

Last edited 12 days ago by T.J.
Sot
Sot
11 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

Huh? It’s not deleted

Nils
Nils
13 days ago

why is everybody hating the dutch song?

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Eurovision2016>
13 days ago
Reply to  Nils

because it’s bad? what do you mean?

Nils
Nils
13 days ago

I wouldn’t say so at all. And compared to Jendrik’s song, it’s like a masterpiece.

Kas
Kas
13 days ago
Reply to  Nils

You can’t hate this guy. The entry is just…so live aid for Africa 1985….

Jonas
Jonas
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Yeah, it’s so like U2, Queen, Madonna, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and all those other white singers.

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Answer beyond space and time Jonas…All these whites ! used to sing together songs written especially for the case. These songs sound like…Net. entry.

Nils
Nils
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Okay, I see. But I still don’t quite get it. I mean … people on here try to find something meaningful in the silliest and cheapest lyrics to promote their favourite songs. Based on this, some in-your-face message shouldn’t be considered lame or something like that.

Last edited 12 days ago by Nils
Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Nils

In my opinion….nobody really cares about…”messages”…except the promoters.

Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  Nils

Well… it’s not bad… it’s just… weird, that’s all

Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  Sot

I mean, how can you switch from an English sweet ballad to a rain-dance type of song with lyrics from a country in South America?

Fionn
Fionn
13 days ago

1 Netherlands
2 France
3 Germany, Italy, UK, Spain

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
13 days ago
Reply to  Fionn

that’s some next level bad taste.

Fionn
Fionn
12 days ago

aw thanks, means a lot <3

Escfan
Escfan
13 days ago

I mean I’m personally not a fan of France’s song this year unfortunately. I really like Italy’s song though and the Uks song.
My personal ranking would be
1.Italy
2.The Uk
3.France (because although I don’t like it, it’s still quality)
4. Germany
5. Spain
6.The Netherlands

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
13 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

fast food music lover?

Roodi
Roodi
13 days ago

Most people like fastfood music what is wrong with that

Escfan
Escfan
12 days ago

Really? I can’t just like songs because I think they’re good, no?

Roodi
Roodi
12 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

well i think that songs like France this year are boring the France song make me fall asleep.

Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

FINALLY, A BASED EUROFAN

Even though I love France, you still didn’t underrate it just because everyone loves it. Respect.

canada_piano
canada_piano
13 days ago

its pretty interesting
italy has slightly grown on me and uk has slightly grown off me in exactly the same way. i genuinely cant tell which one i like more

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Eurovision2016>
13 days ago
Reply to  canada_piano

yeah italy started off in my bottom five but now it’s my twenty third place. i really only hated it because they robbed annalisa. I’ve learned to look at annalisa’s sanremo 2021 loss as a positive as she could win some other time when Eurovision will be normal with all the fans and love.

Whisker
Whisker
13 days ago

1 NETHERLANDS
2 UK
3 Spain

Ratik
Ratik
13 days ago

I like Barbara and would love to see her in the top 10, but don’t you think that France is always overrated by eurofans? France was a bookie and fan favorite in 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, but couldn’t even reach the top 10, except in 2016

Kuro Win
Kuro Win
13 days ago
Reply to  Ratik

Agreed but let’s hope this is the year, i’d be glad to go to paris in 2022, France deserves it

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
13 days ago
Reply to  Kuro Win

Well, wish for another city if France wins because Paris is awful.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
13 days ago

Nice 2022 would be nice (and really not just as a pun)!

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

That might even bring Monaco back.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
13 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

It was indeed the first city I was thinking about.

Esc addict
Esc addict
13 days ago

Paris awful !!!? Ok…..

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
13 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Yeah, I find Paris awful. It has sure beautiful and well known places but as soon as you leave them, you realise that the city is badly maintained and very polluted. Besides, Parisians are not friendly at all. France is a beautiful country, there are many other beautiful cities. Paris is not like the dream sold in films and series.

Esc addict
Esc addict
12 days ago

Ok, but the thing interesting is that the 2nd biggest indoor arena of the world is in Paris, (just near), so for the biggest eurovision ever, it would be perfect.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
12 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

What’s the name of the arena? When I look for indoor arenas list I see that the top 5 in Europe is: SC Olimpiyskiy in Moscow-Russia, Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan, Stark Arena in Belgrade-Serbia, Sportpaleis in Antwerp-Belgium and Tauron Arena in Krakow-Poland. I see AccorHotels Arena in Paris at the 8th place.

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13 days ago
Reply to  Ratik

I support France just because Paris would be fun.

Sot
Sot
12 days ago

We’ll see it in November

Esc addict
Esc addict
13 days ago
Reply to  Ratik

Not a bookies favorite in 2017 2018 2019 sorry, the fans it’s another thing.
France is not the most overrated country in Eurovision sorry.

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
13 days ago

Mine are 1-France, 2-Italy 3-UK, 4-Spain, 5-Germany and 6-Netherlands… between 3 and 4 is a huge gasp

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Eurovision2016>
13 days ago

1. Spain 2. France 3. Germany 4. Italy 5. Uk 6. Netherland.

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Ende
Ende
13 days ago

Well I would be very surprised to see another country than France or Italy to finish with the best rank from the Big 5 + 1 countries

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
13 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Yeah, I think Italy will be great live and thrive in their performance. France is ready made. For the UK, I think a lot rides on having spectacular staging to match the bang of the song. Spain could be a dark horse. I feel like Germany will be the most marmite—loved or loathed—depending on how well they stage the message of the song and how charismatic Jendrik can be.

Jeangu is fantastic and I really hope his result for the host country is more Frans and less The Makemakes.

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13 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Spain will get top ten. France will get top ten. Italy will get top fifteen. Uk will be eighteen to last place. Netherlands will be last place. Germany is hard to say as it could do a Gianluca Bezzina (even though he can never be topped) and get a top ten or low teens it could also get in the twenties so hard to say.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
13 days ago

Uk will be Top 13.

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13 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

mate, if lucie jones got fifteenth in 2017, i can’t see the uk get higher than eighteenth, even in a weak Eurovision as this one. i think that’s being optimistic even.

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Henry
Henry
13 days ago

Wow, did you use your crystal ball?

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
13 days ago
Reply to  Henry

i literally predicted nine of the top ten in 2019.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
13 days ago

Can you do the numbers for the Eurojackpot and Euromillions?

canada_piano
canada_piano
13 days ago

you should buy a lottery ticket because those will be the exact results(!)

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
13 days ago

0 chance that Spain finish in the top 10. Juries are killing the country every year and public is never gonna vote for Blas’ song. It is sad but it feels like an other bottom 5.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
13 days ago

1. France
10. UK
12. Netherlands
13. Spain
15. Italy
21. Germany

That’s how they shape up for me right now—my top 15 are all relatively close and well played though.

Last edited 13 days ago by Jimmy Smit
Redarrow
13 days ago

My fav is Malta.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
13 days ago

I don’t pay much attention to it but France would be a winner I could at least understand because it’sva great performance. I am a bit surprised by its popularity. Hopefully it won’t be false alarm like the flash in the pan that was France 2018. Also: France 2021 >>> Switzerland 2021.