Voting for this year’s ESC 250 — the annual countdown of fans’ favourite Eurovision songs — began on Monday 8th November. Despite there being literally hundreds of songs to choose from, Sweden’s Loreen has topped the rankings every year since 2012 with “Euphoria”.
But could her dominance be about to end? Could a tenth consecutive ESC 250 victory slip through Loreen’s fingers?
Who will win ESC 250 2021?
Fans are already speculating that Eurovision 2021 champs Måneskin could be the ones to finally dethrone the queen. Following their victory with “Zitti e buoni” in Rotterdam last May, the Italian foursome quickly became global stars. They climbed the charts across the world, made TV appearances throughout Europe and the US and received multiple award show nominations.
Could ESC 250 glory cap off what’s been an excellent year for the rock group? Their victory is not a foregone conclusion. After all, over the past nine years, “Euphoria” has held off stiff competition from heavy-hitters like Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” and Eleni Foureira’s “Fuego”.
We also have to consider who will be voting in the poll. Typically, the voters are year-round Eurovision fans. How many of these will switch from dark dance-pop to glam rock? And how many Måneskin fans will discover and vote in the poll? One important factor is that everyone has to vote for their top ten songs. So those who are voting purely to support “Zitte e buoni” may end up giving Loreen some points regardless.
We won’t know the final result until the last few moments of 2021. But it’s sure to be the most exciting countdown in years.
How to vote in ESC 250 2021
The 2021 edition of ESC 250 is being organised by Songfestival.be.
To vote, you need to register with either a Facebook, Google or Twitter account. After logging in, you will be presented with every Eurovision song since 1956, including the entries from the cancelled 2020 contest. Using drag and drop functionality, you pick a top ten using Eurovision’s iconic 12 point system. You can only vote once per account. Vote here.
The results of the poll will be revealed throughout New Year’s Eve, 31 December, on the online radio station ESC Radio, beginning at 11:00 CET.
What is your ranking? Who do you think will win? Could any other songs win? Let us know below.