Eurovision 2021 Grand Final Acts
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The grand final of Eurovision 2021 is almost upon us. One of this year’s acts will finally be crowned the winner and walk away with the prestigious microphone trophy.

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — first rated the 39 competing songs way back in late March, with predominantly only studio cuts available. Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears came out on top of the jury ranking. France’s Barbara Pravi and Malta’s Destiny followed in second and third respectively.

While average rankings are all well and good, at Eurovision it’s the amount of high-scoring 12, 10 and 8 points an act receives that really matters. A song may be divisive, but if people still love it then they’ll pick up the phone and vote. So Team Wiwi did just that, and we re-cast our votes using this system through the Wiwibloggs Scoreaboard. In this instance, the top three were reversed. Destiny took home the can of beans gold medal, with Barbara Pravi claiming silver and Gjon’s Tears picking up the bronze.

However, all of this was done before seeing any of the live performances at the semi-finals. Like many, our thoughts changed after witnessing what the acts brought to the stage in Rotterdam. So we thought it was only right to reveal the Wiwi Jury’s updated favourites ahead of the Eurovision 2021 grand final.

Once again our jury is truly international. The 14 members hail from Australia, Germany, Israel, Spain, Colombia, Netherlands, New Zealand, USA and the United Kingdom.

Do we still think the same as before the live semi-finals? Or do we have a new winner? Read on to find out!

Wiwi Jury 2021 – Updated Individual Top 10

Josh

12 points: France

When the songs for C’est vous qui décidez came out, Barbara and “Voilà” immediately stood out from the pack. Her amazing ability to connect a variety of emotions to words, and make you feel every bit of the journey without it sounding put on or overly pretentious, is a gift that only the best singers in the world can employ consistently. On the first listen, I was captured. As the weeks have gone on, Barbara has only grown in confidence, her light has only grown brighter, and the staging puts the focus right where it needs to be: on a beautiful chanteuse sharing her wonderful gift with the world. Tout simplement, c’est parfait! (Quite simply, this is PERFECT!)

10 points: Bulgaria 4 points: Russia
8 points: Ukraine 3 points: Netherlands
7 points: Lithuania 2 points: San Marino
6 points: Switzerland 1 point: Portugal
5 points: Italy

 

Lauren

12 points: Italy

We are mere hours away from what could be the best night of my life. Eurovision has given us highs and lows with its winners in recent years, but 2021 could bring the contest its best, most iconic winner of all time. Italy deserve it, Måneskin deserve it, and hell, even I deserve it. These guys give a stunning visual show, one of the best ever, while Damiano belts astounding vocals. I can only hope Italy’s six consecutive years of deserving victory will finally culminate in a win for them, for the future of Eurovision and for the rock community.

10 points: San Marino 4 points: Ukraine
8 points: Russia 3 points: Belgium
7 points: Israel 2 points: France
6 points: Netherlands 1 point: Switzerland
5 points: Finland

Oliver

12 points: France

It’s very difficult to find faults with Barbara Pravi’s performance. “Voilà” is polished to perfection on stage: the lighting effects are clean and vivid, Barbara’s movements more dynamic and confident than ever. And even amongst the strong competition at this year’s contest, the French entry stands out for its loud and clear sentiment. “Écoutez moi” remains the most powerful opening line of the year, transcending language borders and hooking audiences in to an enchanting three-minute display of musical excellence. This is one of the most immaculate spectacles to have ever graced the Eurovision stage.

10 points: Iceland 4 points: Russia
8 points: Norway 3 points: Bulgaria
7 points: Ukraine 2 points: Portugal
6 points: Malta 1 point: San Marino
5 points: Italy

 

Jonathan

12 points: Serbia

Brace yourselves, Hurricane warnings are in force for Rotterdam this Saturday! “Loco Loco” has always been one of my favourite songs of this year’s contest, but I’ve now officially been swept away in the storm after watching the live performance. Sanja, Ivana and Ksenija command the entire Ahoy arena from start to finish while delivering a high-energy performance. This is the entry that keeps me excited (and dancing) for the full three minutes and the one that I keep wanting to hit the replay button on.

10 points: Italy 4 points: France
8 points: Ukraine 3 points: Switzerland
7 points: Malta 2 points: San Marino
6 points: Finland 1 point: Albania
5 points: Russia

 

Tom

12 points: France

From the very first listen in France’s national final C’est vous qui décidez, Barbara has been destined to win in my eyes. “Voila” is a song that has truly made me listen to what she is saying, expressing and feeling. Her performance has elevated even further on the Rotterdam stage with stunning lighting and camera work that mirrors and elevates the song to unassailable heights. Barbara is performing in a huge arena and yet, it feels like she is performing in the most intimate of spaces, and only I am there. If this doesn’t win, sure I will be disappointed, but overall, I will be delighted that France have given us this beautiful, elegant, movie star performance. A Eurovision classic.

10 points: Russia 4 points: Italy
8 points: Cyprus 3 points: Bulgaria
7 points: Ukraine 2 points: San Marino
6 points: Finland 1 point: Iceland
5 points: Switzerland

Lucy

12 points: Italy

Since the first time I witnessed Måneskin in glittery glam-rock catsuits serving high fashion and top quality rock, I haven’t stopped thinking about how fantastic and powerful “Zitti e Buoni” is. I was okay losing my favourite in semi-final two (Benny, sob) knowing what powerhouse was to come in the final. The staging is like this is their sold out world arena tour, and they serve a big message with a gritty sensuality. The way in which singer Damiano lures you in during the opening seconds beckons you into a game changer performance, and doesn’t let you go for three minutes. C’mon Italy, it’s hopefully finally your time!

10 points: Netherlands 4 points: Switzerland
8 points: Belgium 3 points: San Marino
7 points: Russia 2 points: Israel
6 points: Bulgaria 1 point: Lithuania
5 points: Ukraine

Renske

12 points: Switzerland

Although I considered Switzerland as one of the strongest entries, I didn’t have it among my favourites for most of the competition. Gjon’s performance in the semi-final, however, blew me away and gave me all the feels. It was emotional, sensual and powerful at the same time. It all just came together in those three minutes. Modern dance is also something we haven’t really seen with Eurovision ballads, which is a welcome change.

10 points: Ukraine 4 points: Greece
8 points: Italy 3 points: Azerbaijan
7 points: France 2 points: Norway
6 points: Russia 1 point: Portugal
5 points: Iceland

 

Antranig

12 points: France

This is a very enjoyable edition of Eurovision with a countless number of incredible songs, but Barbara Pravi is completely in a league of her own. Quite simply one of the most magical performances in the history of this contest, with a timeless look, sound and feel. An emotional delivery, which is abundantly haunting, enchanting and riveting viewing. After she performs live on Saturday night, I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m calling this my all-time favourite.

10 points: Cyprus 4 points: Lithuania
8 points: San Marino 3 points: Serbia
7 points: Ukraine 2 points: Switzerland
6 points: Moldova 1 point: Greece
5 points: Malta

Calvin

12 points: Italy

Italy all the way. Måneskin have been my favourites since Sanremo and they’ve managed to stay as my first place comfortably ever since. It is high time for a rock-renaissance and I’m all here for it. They are among the most charismatic artists I’ve ever seen, they start from a great position and it is finally time for Italy to get their deserved victory. Case closed.

10 points: Iceland 4 points: Portugal
8 points: Malta 3 points: Russia
7 points: San Marino 2 points: Belgium
6 points: Ukraine 1 point: Finland
5 points: Switzerland

Luis

12 points: Ukraine

“Shum” has managed to become an outstanding experience in every sense. From the aesthetic to the sounds, to the choreography and staging, Ukraine has taken the biggest risk in their history, and it’s completely paid off. Go_A’s post-punk futuristic vibe fits perfectly with the hope of the pandemic’s end. They have lit the hope of going back to raving soon, and just that spark deserves a victory.

10 points: Italy 4 points: Iceland
8 points: France 3 points: Belgium
7 points: Russia 2 points: Lithuania
6 points: Cyprus 1 point: Bulgaria
5 points: Serbia

 

Julian

12 points: France

I’ve liked “Voilà” since it was first chosen as France’s entry. When I saw that they almost copied – and elevated – the staging from the national final, I knew that it would be my favourite. Many countries try to elevate their entry with lots of beats, gimmicks and pyro, but France does so through intimacy.

10 points: Ukraine 4 points: Malta
8 points: Russia 3 points: Belgium
7 points: Italy 2 points: Norway
6 points: Switzerland 1 point: San Marino
5 points: Iceland

Robyn

12 points: Italy

Earlier in the year we saw Måneskin slay on the Sanremo stage, but there was always the question of whether that would translate to a Eurovision context. From this week’s rehearsals we have learned that Måneskin can absolutely rock the Rotterdam stage. The band have translated their live style into a Eurovision-friendly performance. They’re a rock band and big glam performances with extravagant pyros are in their DNA – that’s why it works. The performance of “Zitti e buoni” doesn’t feel like something that’s trying to make an impact at Eurovision, rather it’s making an impact because that’s what it does. Even though Italy is top with the bookies, I’m still not quite sure they have this in the bag – but that’s what makes Eurovision so thrilling. And whether or not they take home the crystal microphone, Måneskin are sure to make a career-defining impact.

10 points: Switzerland 4 points: Belgium
8 points: Ukraine 3 points: Norway
7 points: Portugal 2 points: Germany
6 points: San Marino 1 point: Albania
5 points: Serbia

 

Diego

12 points: France

“Voilà” is what we could call a typical French song, but even those songs would not be the same without a memorable and masterful performance like that of Barbara Pravi. Every time she takes the stage we feel that she puts her soul into it! This is sublime and deserves to be the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

10 points: Switzerland 4 points: Malta
8 points: San Marino 3 points: Lithuania
7 points: Russia 2 points: Iceland
6 points: Italy 1 point: Bulgaria
5 points: Ukraine

William

12 points: France

Barbara Pravi’s “Voilà” is a call for acceptance. “Talk about me to your loved ones, to your friends,” she sings. “Tell them about this girl with black eyes and her crazy dream.” That dream — simply to be seen — comes across beautifully. Barbara initially sings from the shadows, and at one point from a vast expanse of stars. Alone in the cold, she warms the space with pitch-perfect vocals that remain light despite the weight of emotion they carry. As Barbara embraces her talents and her newfound sense of freedom, the pace quickens and the camera shakes — a stirring combination that brings us into Barbara’s inner world and the rush that comes with liberation. This is a grand performance that maintains the intimacy of a conversation. In a rare but poignant feat, she sounds better live than in studio. The secret ingredient is heart.

10 points: Ukraine 4 points: Cyprus
8 points: Italy 3 points: Serbia
7 points: Bulgaria 2 points: Switzerland
6 points:  San Marino 1 point: Finland
5 points: Malta

Wiwi Jury 2021 – Updated Top 26

  1. Italy: Måneskin – “Zitti E Buoni” (111 points)
  2. Ukraine: Go_A – “Shum” (107 points)
  3. France : Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” (105 points)
  4. Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman” (69 points)
  5. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’Univers” (66 points)
  6. San Marino: Senhit (feat. Flo Rida) – “Adrenalina” (56 points)
  7. Malta: Destiny – “Je Me Casse” (39 points)
  8. Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years” (37 points)
  9. Bulgaria: VICTORIA – “Growing Up Is Getting Old” (31 points)
  10. Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco” (28 points)
  11. Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – “El Diablo” (28 points)
  12. Belgium: Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place” (23 points)
  13. Finland: Blind Channel – “Dark Side” (19 points)
  14. Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Birth Of A New Age” (19 points)
  15. Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque” (17 points)
  16. Portugal: The Black Mamba – “Love Is On My Side” (15 points)
  17. Norway: TIX – “Fallen Angel” (15 points)
  18. Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free” (9 points)
  19. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar” (6 points)
  20. Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance” (5 points)
  21. Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari” (3 points)
  22. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma” (2 points)
  23. Germany: Jendrik – “I Don’t Feel Hate” (2 points)
  24. Spain: Blas Cantó – “Voy A Quedarme” (0 points)
  25. Sweden: Tusse – “Voices” (0 points)
  26. United Kingdom: James Newman – “Embers” (0 points)

And there you have it. Our updated Wiwi Jury ranking for Eurovision 2021 sees Italy rising to the top. Måneskin finished sixth with the Wiwi Jury initially and seventh on the Wiwibloggs Scoreboard. However, since turning up to Rotterdam, the Italian band have certainly put the spotlight firmly on themselves as one of the big contenders going into the grand final.

We find another big climber in second place. Ukraine’s Go_A were eleventh with the original Wiwi Jury and eighth on the Wiwibloggs Scoreboard. But after performing in the first semi-final, the Ukrainian group have caught everyone’s attention. Despite only picking up one set of 12 points in our Wiwi Jury 2021 Update, Go_A were the only act to receive points from all 14 members of this jury.

Closely following behind in third is Barbara Pravi. The French singer is the only act to have made the top three in all of our Eurovision 2021 rankings. Being able to captivate listeners consistently throughout the Eurovision season is no easy feat, but Barbara still has a spell cast over many of Team Wiwi.

In only a few short hours, we’ll finally see who will be declared the winner of Eurovision 2021. Will our new favourite Italy take the crown? Or could our previous top picks in Switzerland and Malta still secure the victory? All will be revealed when the 26 acts take to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage.

Do you agree with our Wiwi Jury Update ahead of the Eurovision 2021 grand final? Who is your favourite of the remaining 26 acts? Whose individual top ten is most similar to your own? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!

Read Our Previous Wiwi Jury 2021 Rankings and Reviews Here

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Lali Eri
Lali Eri
5 months ago

Please… How did Italy performance improved in regards to that of Sanremo so that its now 1st.. Or did you just adjusted the charts according to the bookies so you dont get crucified when the results are out. Pathetic

Vsl
Vsl
5 months ago

it’s hard to predict something, but intuitively I feel that Ukraine will win tonight… no estimations of chances, just pure intuition…

Davmlt
Davmlt
5 months ago

I think the above is what I think will actually happen. As much as I hate it Malta will be lower than the top 5 unfortunately. The song is not the best, Destiny is way better than the song. Also could it be that Malta is extremely disadvantaged in the sense that to win we have to have everything perfect just because of limited resources, small nation, less diaspora, less of our culture and likings similar to other European countries?

Eve
Eve
5 months ago
Reply to  Davmlt

Exactly!Destiny is much better than her song,outfit and staging

Ieva
Ieva
5 months ago

My top 10:

1. Lithuania
2. Switzerland
3. Italy
4. Belgium
5. Finland
6. Iceland
7. Ukraine
8. Cyprus
9. San Marino
10. Portugal

Kas
Kas
5 months ago

Irrelevant to my personal preferences, a well deserved top10 in no particular order should be:
Swiss
France
Bulgaria
Italy
Ukraine
Lithuania
Malta
Belgium
Iceland
Albania

The winner is completely….uknown. Do you remember the 1 point differences of esc 2003 ? I believe that we’ll face a dramatic night concerning the final results.

EVITA
EVITA
5 months ago

WINNER – Italy – 12 Points 2 – Switzerland – 10 Points 3 – France – 8 Points 4 – Ukraine – 7 Points 5 – Russia – 6 Points 6 – Albania – 5 Points 7 – Malta – 4 Points 8 – Lithuania – 3 Points 9 – Portugal – 2 Points 10 – Cyprus – 1 Points 11 – San Marino 12 – Bulgaria 13 – Finland 14 – Iceland 15 – Greece 16 – Azerbaijan 17 – Norway 18 – Serbia 19 – Sweden 20 – The Netherlands 21 – Great Brittain 22 – Israel 23… Read more »

SAFIA
SAFIA
5 months ago

I love the whole team at wiwibloggs BUT ITS ABSOLUTELY CRIMINAL THAT YOU ALL HAD SWITZERLAND TOO LOW

Teddie
5 months ago
Reply to  SAFIA

It should be even lower

Elsa
5 months ago
Reply to  SAFIA

You expect too much taste from wiwibloggs

Geale de Vries
Geale de Vries
5 months ago

How can you not give any points at all to Tusse (Sweden)? The song is great, the message is great and the personal story of the artist tops it all.

Hélène
Hélène
5 months ago
Reply to  Geale de Vries

There is a general dislike of him and Sweden here as you will notice. You will be downvoted as soon as you write something positive about him or Sweden. It is the only country that has that effect.

Ivar
Ivar
5 months ago
Reply to  Geale de Vries

In my view, the message is great, the song is average, but Tusse’s performance on Tuesday was cringeworthy. There are lots of better entries this year.

pedro moita
pedro moita
5 months ago
Reply to  Geale de Vries

unfortunately (for you) most people find the song really meh…

Roodi
Roodi
5 months ago
Reply to  pedro moita

if most peole find the song meh why did it qualify for the final.

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

Juries, Norway, Australia, dear Roodi

Héctor
Héctor
5 months ago

The amount of jurors not having Switzerland in their top 10 completely baffles me. It’s all about France, Italy and Switzerland. Forget about the others. Trust me, one of them is getting the trophy and I bet is Switzerland.

Last edited 5 months ago by Héctor
Héctor
Héctor
5 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

My top 10 from Spain:

12p – Switzerland
10p – France
8p – Italy
7p – Lithuania
6p – Ukraine
5p – Malta
4p – Finland
3p – Sweden
2p – Bulgaria
1p – Iceland

Elsa
5 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Betting too on Switzerland…

Una
Una
5 months ago

I have many favourites this year – whether it is:

  • the song (either music or lyrics or message)
  • the artist/s
  • the staging
  • the broadcaster’s approach,

or a combination of two or more factors from the above. Choosing one is difficult for me – I would be happy with one of seven countries winning!!

2021 is already a very successful Eurovision in terms of the variety of *favourites*.

Sam
Sam
5 months ago

Whatever happens tonight, we have to admit that this kind of contests open to many candidates for victory up to the very last day adds somethings extraordinary to the edition (especially after waiting for two years).

I would particularly love to see France, Switzerland or Bulgaria win tonight, but simply the fact of having the contest back makes me happy already. So let juries and viewers decide who should take the crystal microphone home!

ROMAN
5 months ago

William is such a slippery man….I could not even imagine….People, viewers of wiwibloggs could clearly see and feel lots of Williams fluids to Manizha, the interview was brilliant, so warm and down to earth. Then he showed huge sympathy to rehearsals, placed her at top. And now, having 10 places, William gave Manizha NO points, just at all. Such an awkward situation. No trust anymore to a dissembler.

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  ROMAN

Massive difference between personal opinion and overall opinion. Like if I had my way, Bulgaria would be winning this and Ireland would have qualified, but my opinion isn’t sacrosanct,
William obviously likes Manizha, but he had to give us prediction on who will win/do well according to what he’s seen/heard people he’s spoke too etc.

Ant
Ant
5 months ago
Reply to  ROMAN

Umm… no? Means he’s being professional by not letting his personal connections with the artists interfere with his judgement of their songs. Yes, you can even hate someone’s art and still be great friends

Teddie
5 months ago
Reply to  ROMAN

Haha. The thing is, he’s an American. They are all like that, all smiles while talking to you, but in the end of the day they are all about egotistical rationale. Nothing wrong here, just their individualistic modus operandi.

Roman
5 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

Exactly, noone asked for artificial adoration. Just as Manizha said – ‘Be yourself’

Patrick Pastor
Patrick Pastor
3 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

I’d wager you’ve never met an American. How would you like it if I assumed that all Europeans were stuffy snobs?

Benjamin K
Benjamin K
5 months ago

Here are my points from France:

12 Ukraine
10 Azerbaijan
8 Switzerland
7 Greece
6 Norway
5 San Marino
4 Finland
3 Sweden
2 Cyprus
1 Lithuania

Camilla
Camilla
5 months ago

My votes from Italy:

12 points: Malta
10 points: Cyprus
8 points: Azerbaijan

Good luck Malta hopefully you will win!! 🙂

Darren
Darren
5 months ago

When we look at the final 26, it can become clear who a lot of the vote grabbers will be, especially when we look at blocs that have been dismantled in the semis. Take the Baltics for example. Lithuania is the only Baltic to get through, so will definitely get the top points from Latvia, Estonia, Poland, as well as the usual top points from Ireland, UK and Norway. Then in the Ex-Yugoslav bloc, we have Serbia, they will do well with the votes from Croatia, Slovenia and North Macedonia. Bulgaria will also get help here. Then Greece-Cyprus Over in… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Darren
S?awek
S?awek
5 months ago

My top ten from Poland:
12 Malta
10 Finland
8 Lithuania
7 Island
6 Belgium
5 Moldova
4 Cyprus
3 Israel
2 San Marino
1 Portugal

Alexander
Alexander
5 months ago

My votes from Ukraine:
12 points – Italy
10 points – Cyprus
8 points – Switzerland
7 points – Malta
6 points – Lithuania
5 points – France
4 points – Russia
3 points – Azerbaijan
2 points – Norway
1 points – Portugal

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
5 months ago

I share the same feelings as William about France being the likely winner for jury votes after dress rehearsal. I also think Italy could win televotes tonight. But its possible that either would get Top 3 on both categories so it leaves it open for another country like Switzerland, Malta or even Iceland but they’d need to place 2nd on both categories to win.

Rob
Rob
5 months ago

My votes from Italy

12 points: Ukraine
10 points: Finland
8 points: Iceland
7 points: Lithuania
6 points: France
5 points: Switzerland
4 points: Belgium
3 points: Russia
2 points: Serbia
1 point: Azerbaijan

Darren
Darren
5 months ago

I could see a situation arising similar to what Diego (cute Diego 😉 ) mentions in the video.
I can see Italy winning the televote, France winning the jury vote, and maybe Switzerland (or someone else) ending up with the most points.
It’s going to be very close though and there really is about 10 songs that could do it.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Same here with me. I predict that the likely outcome is no country will be able to get 1st on both jury and televotes tonight.

Last edited 5 months ago by Charli Cheer Up
Darren
Darren
5 months ago

I think Switzerland will be higher than Malta though.

Top 5 Jury:
1. France
2. Switzerland
3. Malta
4. Sweden
5. Bulgaria

Top 5 Televote:
1. Italy
2. Ukraine
3. Iceland
4. San Marino
5. Lithuania

Doris
Doris
5 months ago

Whoever puts San Marino in front of Switzerland is diqualified for being a juror.

Milla
Milla
5 months ago

Apperently Sweden had their best performance during the juryshow.That’s something good for Sweden at least.

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Jury’s always love Sweden though so that’s incredibly expected

Hélène
Hélène
5 months ago
Reply to  Milla

0 poäng! Ja vet vet kanske sist ikväll. Ledsamt för Tusse. kanske det bevisar att han är underskattad här. Eller är verkligen Serbien bättre? Jag vet inte längre.

Last edited 5 months ago by Hélène
Geale de Vries
Geale de Vries
5 months ago
Reply to  Hélène

Absolutely. Tusse deserves better. He’s my absolute favourite. Hälsning från Norge!

Jessie
Jessie
5 months ago

Sweden 0 points…

ESC 21
5 months ago
Reply to  Jessie

Italy and Ukraine 0 points

Cacao
Cacao
5 months ago

I just wonder what will the juries do with Finland. I know it’s not typical but Blind Channel won the jury vote during Finland’s selection. And one day, in 2007 the juries were for the rock of Finland. For tonight they can be a surprise… or maybe not .What do you think ?

Eve
Eve
5 months ago
Reply to  Cacao

That would be great!

Cacao
Cacao
5 months ago

The most important thing I think is not the ranking but the difference of score for each candidate. It’s not the same thing if the first for jury/ televote has 5,17,48,76 more points than the second. That’s the problem of this year: we know approximately who will be well with juries/televote but we don’t know if it will be very close or not in term of numbers. That will be a close race.

Redarrow
5 months ago

If destiny was represanting sweden with that song there will not be any discasins this year you know what i mean .

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 months ago

If no one lays an egg, and has the same kind of performance tonight as they did in the semifinals, my scorecard for the top 10 could look somewhere close to this: 9.70 France 9.67 Switzerland 9.64 Iceland 9.63 Bulgaria 9.57 Ukraine 9.56 Malta 9.55 Italy 9.53 Israel 9.51 Norway 9.51 Serbia I expect any of them, along with LIT, SWE, GRE, RUS and SMR, to battle for the top spots. Get your calculators out when the televote scores are announced. Start with 2,262 and subtract when you hear the scores one by one. You’ll know the outcome minutes before… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by CookyMonzta
Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

To be fair, someone laying an egg is exactly what could happen at Eurovision.
Genuinely surprised that hasn’t happened yet

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

What does laying an egg mean here?

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

Cooky said “laying an egg” as a joke like if nothing crazy/out of the ordinary happens and everything goes as planned i.e. nobody lays an egg

And then I said I was surprised that hasn’t been done on Eurovision before, “someone laying an egg” as part of the act.

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Hahahaha OK!!

Redarrow
5 months ago

Shame shame the only true winner this year is Destiny for shure no one come close to her but she wont win because shes from malta .we all know what happens when we come to votes .

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Redarrow

No. She won’t win because there a better songs.
Jeez Malta stans are so toxic we get it every single year on this site.

Doris
Doris
5 months ago
Reply to  Redarrow

Is it possible some people being so blinded or fooled by so much propaganda.

Eyal
Eyal
5 months ago
Reply to  Redarrow

Will you please stop? Malta isn’t winning because the performance isn’t good enough. She probably didn’t even win the semi, given her spot in the final’s running order. From the first rehearsals I’ve been saying Jean Baptist had to be sued and that the performance provokes antagonism in the viewer. I still think so. It has nothing to do with Malta as a country. No one has anything against this country, on the contrary, many fans, including me, would love to see it winning, after so many years, but not with this performance. I’m sorry, it’s just not good enough.… Read more »

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

Same! Would love to see Malta win at some point, and if the 2020 contest had of happened, they were my winner and I certainly would have called it deserved. But not this year. There is about 5/6 more deserving, better songs in my opinion.
Saying everyone hates Malta is tacky af, y’all qualify nearly every year, jeez I’m Irish and I would warrant that position more so than a Maltese Stan. But again I’m logical enough to know that’s simply not true. We just haven’t tried.

Last edited 5 months ago by Darren
WestMids
5 months ago
Reply to  Redarrow

Her song is meh and derivative. Her costuming is hideous And although she undoubtedly can sing, she was very obviously miming the big notes in the smile finals. They need to stop the recorded backing vocals as quite a few were using them as lead vocals. It all should be live

Doris
Doris
5 months ago
Reply to  WestMids

I hope the jurors are at least aware that there is pre-recorded vocals on almost every song.

Aan Gomes Branco
Aan Gomes Branco
5 months ago

I still think it’s between Italy and France (and for me it has been since the beginning – first I had France winning but I’ve recently changed to Italy because it just grew in power so much!). Of course we can have a surprise winner – and that would be okay too! And although I love Ukraine’s song, I really want a country that a) hasn’t won or b) hasn’t won in eons to win 🙂 [So Ukraine, Netherlands, Israel, Portugal and Sweden out]. And yes, I’m saying that as a Portuguese person that loved when Eurovision came to Lisbon.

Believe10
Believe10
5 months ago

First of all I wish every contestant good luck and I hope everybody can enjoy the final.

Here is what I HOPE the first half will look like:
1. France
2. Russia
3. Bulgaria
4. Cyprus
5. Serbia
6. San Marino
7. Malta
8. Sweden
9. Greece
10. Spain
11. Ukraine
12. Lithuania
13. Iceland

Here is what I THINK the first half will look like:
1. Italy
2. Malta
3. France
4. Iceland
5. Ukraine
6. Switzerland
7. Finland
8. Lithuania
9. Bulgaria
10. Sweden
11. San Marino
12. Russia
13. Cyprus

JustMe
JustMe
5 months ago
Reply to  Believe10

No Israel?

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago

If Italy manages to finish top 3 with the juries, then I think they will win.
If Switzerland takes the top 3 jury spot, it will also have a decent chance (but will likely be a compromise winner).
I have no idea what will happen with France and the televote.

I fear Malta may finish really high with the juries and will do decently in the televote and could surprise. I hope not, though.

I think it comes down to these 4 for the trophy.

Last edited 5 months ago by Mqe
The truth
The truth
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

This is what I find hateful in these biased comments. People don’t just say, “I hope that country wins” but rather “I hope that country does not win”. I have my own favourites which I hope will do well but I will never say that those songs which I am not really into will do badly. Such childish immaturity.

WestMids
5 months ago
Reply to  The truth

Tolerant much? People are entitled.to their opinions. It’s just a discussion.

The truth
The truth
5 months ago
Reply to  WestMids

I am not against people giving their opinions but spreading one’s own hate us not an opinion. You don’t like a song fair enough but not wishing it to do badly.

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  The truth

I always thought Malta was a democracy? I’d be forgiven by thinking it wasn’t by the attitude of the stans on this site. Not just this year, but almost every year we get the toxic stans pushing it down everyone’s face. You can’t say anything bad about the Maltese entry without some fool attacking you and being aggressive. You do your country no favours. It seems a lot of the Stans here need to learn the difference between hatred and simply disliking a song. Y’all are the same, over using the word “hater” or calling people immature. I’ve honestly had… Read more »

The truth
The truth
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I am not Maltese.
However I think it is you who needs to learn the difference between not liking a song and hatred. If you had read my comment you would have realised that music. What I said, is that you don’t need to out down a song in order to praise others. There is no need to say “I hope that song does not win..” to show your preference. That is being toxic. There are a number of songs I am not into but I would never say “I hope they don’t win”.

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  The truth

This is a contest where someone has to win, someone has to lose and everyone is giving their opinion on each song. So yes, people are going to say what songs they don’t like. Which songs they want to win and which songs they dont
It’s been happening for over 65 years, you’re just going to have to deal with that.

The truth
The truth
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

If you say so Darren.

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago
Reply to  The truth

I like Malta, I just don’t think it should be the winner. I’m not going to throw a fit if she wins lol. I’ll be perfectly happy for her.
Sorry if my opinions offend you.

The truth
The truth
5 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

No offence taken. I just find it toxic for people saying or wishing for a country not to win. That is all.

Last edited 5 months ago by The truth
Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  The truth

If they don’t like the song personally, they’re obviously not going to want the song to win? It’s logical.
I’d suggest you take off that cotton wool protection and #OpenUp

Oy oy
Oy oy
5 months ago

Sweden: 0 points. Wow!

WestMids
5 months ago

Bit of a wiwiblogg campaign for France there. It won’t win. The juries will vote heavily for it of course, as they always go for pretentiousness but it will die in the televote . It manages to be frantic and boring at the same time. Italy is pure class but I have a feeling it will be a surprise winner – possibly Finland or Portugal.

Riv5n
5 months ago
Reply to  WestMids

Why the hell would France flop in the televote ? stop conveying that idea, nobody knows how the public will vote and she might even win that freaking televote for all i know cause right now many people are loving it

WestMids
5 months ago
Reply to  Riv5n

Because it is boring. Like a war time song. And in French. For those reasons I believe the juries will go for it but the public will not

Riv5n
5 months ago
Reply to  WestMids

Well if the odds are indeed right and italy ends up being 5th in the jury vote then it’s over for them aswell. As much as French chanson is divisive, rock is aswell but i’m willing to respect both of them

Mac
Mac
5 months ago
  1. Ukraine
  2. Italy
  3. San Marino
  4. France
  5. Swiss
  6. Serbia
  7. Iceland
  8. Azerbaijan
  9. Cyprus
  10. Malta
  11. Bulgaria
  12. Lithuania
  13. Greece
  14. Norway
  15. Israel
  16. Russia
  17. Portugal
  18. Sweden
  19. Belgium
  20. Moldova
  21. Albania
  22. Finland
  23. The Netherlands
  24. Spain
  25. United Kingdom
  26. Germany

My personal favourite song is Cyprus, also I would love Lithuania to win for the concept, Russia for the message or France for the music quality but logical thinking is telling me it won’t happen. This year is very strong, the five top or even top ten could be a winner.

Benji
Benji
5 months ago

Interesting! A few months ago “Zitti e buoni” wasn’t even considered as the best song of San Remo, now it’s considered as the best song of the Eurosong. The bookmakers seem to have huge impact on public opinion.

Last edited 5 months ago by Benji
Trocatroc
Trocatroc
5 months ago
Reply to  Benji

They certainly do. But remember that the bookies are largely influenced by the rehearsals as well.

WestMids
5 months ago
Reply to  Benji

Bookies make their odds based on fan polls and social media comments. So it is actually the other way around – fans influence the bookmakers.

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago
Reply to  Benji

This kind of songs are called growers.

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago

If I combine my hopes & what is realistically likely to happen, something like this would be a good outcome for me:

1. France/Switzerland
2. France/Switzerland (I love both equally)
3. Iceland
4. Italy (personally it is in my low top 10 but there’s no way Italy doesn’t finish top 5)
5. Ukraine
6. Malta (again, I don’t personally like it that much but it will definitely be near the top)
7. Russia
8. Bulgaria
9. San Marino
10. Lithuania/Greece

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Uk 0 points for sending one of the most radio friendly songs in the competition… which wiwiblogs has said for years “uk need to send something which is British and could be played on the radio”

Even Germany got 2 points ?

WestMids
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Except it isn’t played on the radio is it. Nor has it bothered the UK charts.

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  WestMids

“Bothered the UK charts”

Are you sure your from the West Midlands?

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I think there’s no issue with the song… the staging absolutely kills it.

Last edited 5 months ago by Mqe
Mac
Mac
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

The UK song isnt radio freindly, it’s awful. The combination of the music and the voice is unberable. Everytime when it appears on Spotify playlist I get annoyed and skip it

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

The song is fine in my opinion (nothing amazing), let’s be honest here, the staging is an abomination (I think BMG are responsible, not even BBC can be blamed this time) and his vocals are quite weak. As a song, it’s way better than Germany, in my opinion, but the delivery is worse.

WestMids
5 months ago
Reply to  Trocatroc

The sad thing is that after it comes last and maybe with nil points, there will be talk of Brexit and political voting and demands for the UK to withdraw. We need to own the fact that the UK has sent unrelenting garbage for most of this century. Europe don’t hate us , they hate our terrible entries. And so do we

Tom
Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  WestMids

You think Molly and Lucie Jones were garbage?

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  WestMids

I would vote for UK’s withdrawal if they end up bottom again.

Tiago S
Tiago S
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

The song is ok, but is a bit too middle of the road. I don’t think it will compel people to vote. Nothing against the UK!

Tiago S
Tiago S
5 months ago
Reply to  Tiago S

But I might be wrong, of course.

Darren
Darren
5 months ago

Winner: France, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Iceland
Personal winner: Bulgaria (Of course I want it to win, but I don’t think I’m in a majority)
Top 5 prediction: San Marino, Malta (Destiny will get Top 5, but I can’t see Malta winning)
Basically, I think Eurovision is going to Rome, Paris, Zurich/Geneva, or back to Kyiv next year.

Fionn
Fionn
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I’d love Bulgaria to win, but if not I’d love to see Ukraine or even Russia win! but mostly Bulgaria since yh eyve never won and, their song is absolutely amazing from start to finish and her staging is spectacular

Darren
Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

Bulgaria is awesome this year. But to be honest the top 10 is full of first timers or countries that haven’t win in about 20-40 years (except Ukraine ofc, but they’re delivering quality this year) so any of them would be deserving I think. Out of the top 10 the only potential winner that would feel a bit anticlimactic for me would be Malta, simply because I think their is better songs and the delegation have been annoying af throughout this season. But Destiny is awesome and she herself would be a very deserving winner. But compared to the other… Read more »

Mqe
Mqe
5 months ago

I’m personally hoping for France or Switzerland to take it.

Italy is not among my faves but they just might take the trophy home. I don’t think a Malta or Bulgaria win is very likely any more unless Malta wins the jury vote. Then it could be possible for her to get enough votes to hold the top spot.

It’s so unpredictable but we may have a much clearer picture after the jury vote.

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
5 months ago
  1. Lithuania
  2. Switzerland
  3. Ukraine
  4. Russia
  5. San Marino
  6. Netherlands

7. Malta
8. Sweden
9. Iceland
10.Israel
and than: Spain(11), Italy(12), Portugal(13), Norway(14).

Berco
Berco
5 months ago

Well, I still think tonight’s results are very open to anything. I can’t reckon any of the candidates as the obvious winner. For Italy, I can say that I like their charisma and staging. They are very professional and have the confidence of being the winner of a well-known competition. However, I still choose the Finland song over them. Besides, imagine a small country like Montenegro is sending them with the same song. What would the situation be? Probably non qualified. That’s why I don’t understand the hype, song itself is just mediocre. I can’t see a major jury vote… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Berco
Vsl
Vsl
5 months ago

we will see… the one thing I am sure about is the fact that wast majority of viewers and voters will be unsatisfied…

apollo
apollo
5 months ago

Winner: Italy, France or Malta. Dark horses: Switzerland and Iceland. Ukraine isn’t polished enough and doesn’t appeal to the general audience. San Marino didn’t rack up as many YouTube views in comparison to its competitors, which makes me think they’re overhyped within Eurovision fandom. Portugal isn’t a winning song, it’s a nice song, but not a winning song. Finland has a strong and vocal fandom, but let’s be realistic, they probably make up 1% of Eurovision viewers. Lithuania is too low in the odds to win, however, in the likely event they do win, they’ll be the biggest dark horse… Read more »

Ivar
Ivar
5 months ago

My top 10:

  1. SWITZERLAND
  2. Italy
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Russia
  6. Norway
  7. Ukraine
  8. Lithuania
  9. Belgium
  10. Portugal
Berco
Berco
5 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

noRway this is happening.

Ivar
Ivar
5 months ago
Reply to  Berco

This is my taste, it is not a prediction

Aan Gomes Branco
Aan Gomes Branco
5 months ago
Reply to  Ivar

You are allowed to give your top 10! (Thank you for putting Portugal on your top 10 :D).

Kinga
Kinga
5 months ago

My TOP 5:

1. Finland
2. Ukraine
3. Italy
4. Switzerland
5. Russia

apollo
apollo
5 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

Let’s be realistic… that ain’t happening tonight

Kinga
Kinga
5 months ago
Reply to  apollo

So? I still will vote for them coz it’s MY top 5.