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New Year’s Eve is here once again. While many will be getting ready to say farewell to 2021, it’s annual tradition for Eurovision fans to come together and enjoy ESC 250 — the Eurovision Top 250 Countdown.

The yearly poll sees fans pick their favourite 250 entries from the contest’s history. Voting for ESC 250 2021 took place earlier this month. The full results were revealed by ESC Radio and Songfestival.be throughout the day.

The big question on everyone’s lips was whether Eurovision 2012 champion Loreen would once again come out on top. And in the end, she did. Her song “Euphoria” has won ESC250 for the past ten consecutive years – that’s an entire decade and also known as ‘every single year since Loreen won Eurovision’.

Fans had been 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. However, it wasn’t enough and Måneskin ultimately finished in second place.

ESC 250 2021: Full results

The numbers in parentheses represent the song’s placing from last year’s ESC 250.

1. (=) Loreen – “Euphoria” (Sweden 2012)
2. (-) Måneskin – “Zitti E Buoni” (Italy 2021)
3. (-) Go_A – “SHUM” (Ukraine 2021)
4. (3) Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” (Netherlands 2019)
5. (-) Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” (France 2021)
6. (2) Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” (Cyprus 2018)
7. (5) KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky” (Norway 2019)
8. (7) Mahmood – “Soldi” (Italy 2019)
9. (50) Beth – “Dime” (Spain 2003)
10. (-) Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’Univers” (Switzerland 2021)

11. (70) Nevena Božović – “Kruna” (Serbia 2019)
12. (21) Sanna Nielsen – “Undo” (Sweden 2014)
13. (8) Diodato – “Fai Rumore” (Italy 2020)
14. (6) Jamala – “1944” (Ukraine 2016)
15. (22) Alexander Rybak – “Fairytale” (Norway 2009)
16. (23) Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” (Sweden 2015)
17. (9) Pastora Soler – “Quédate Conmigo” (Spain 2012)
18. (10) Il Volo – “Grande Amore” (Italy 2015)
19. (12) Secret Garden – “Nocturne” (Norway 1995)
20. (19) ABBA – “Waterloo” (Sweden 1974)

21. (4) Salvador Sobral – “Amar Pelos Dios” (Portugal 2017)
22. (13) Maria Serifovic – “Molitva” (Serbia 2007)
23. (11) Loïc Nottet – “Rhythm Inside” (Belgium 2015) 
24. (18) Sergey Lazarev – “You Are the Only One” (Russia 2016)
25. (24) Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” (Iceland 2019)
26. (17) Blanche – “City Lights” (Belgium 2017)
27. (15) maNga – “We Could Be the Same” (Turkey 2010)
28. (25) Elina Born & Stig Rästa – “Goodbye to Yesterday” (Estonia 2015)
29. (-) Blind Channel – “Dark Side” (Finland 2021)
30. (-) Elena Tsagrinou – “El Diablo” (Cyprus 2021)

31. (27) Helena Paparizou – “My Number One” (Greece 2005)
32. (14) Sertab Erener – “Every Way That I Can” (Turkey 2003)
33. (16) Daði Freyr and Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things” (Iceland 2020)
34. (37) Željko Joksimović & Ad-Hoc Orchestra – “Lane Moje” (Serbia and Montenegro 2004)
35. (-) Manizha – “Russian Woman” (Russia 2021)
36. (31) Gjon’s Tears – “Répondez-moi” (Switzerland 2020)
37. (-) Hurricane – “Loco Loco” (Serbia 2021)
38. (20) Şebnem Paker & Grup Ethnic – “Dinle” (Turkey 1997)
39. (29) Dami Im – “Sound of Silence” (Australia 2016)
40. (-) Senhit  – “Adrenalina” (San Marino 2021) 

41. (44) Emmelie de Forest – “Only Teardrops” (Denmark 2013)
42. (28) Conchita Wurst – “Rise Like A Phoenix” (Austria 2014)
43. (26) VICTORIA – “Tears Getting Sober” (Bulgaria 2020)
44. (63) Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” (Finland 2006)
45. (39) Aminata – “Love Injected” (Latvia 2015)
46. (81) AWS – “Viszlát Nyár” (Hungary 2018)
47. (32) The Common Linnets – “Calm After The Storm” (Netherlands 2014)
48. (51) Lena – “Satellite” (Germany 2010)
49. (74) Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – “Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente” (Italy 2018)
50. (54) Mia Martini – “Rapsodia” (Italy 1992)

51. (52) Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma” (Italy 2017)
52. (48) Hari Mata Hari – “Lejla” (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2006)
53. (45) Antique – “Die For You” (Greece 2001)
54. (35) Anabel Conde – “Vuelve Conmigo” (Spain 1995)
55. (38) Gina G – “Ooh Aah…. Just A Little Bit” (United Kingdom 1996) 
56. (-) TIX – “Fallen Angel” (Norway 2021)
57. (36) Urban Symphony – “Rändajad” (Estonia 2009)
58.
(42) Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – “A Monster Like Me” (Norway 2015)
59. (33) Poli Genova – “If Love Was A Crime” (Bulgaria 2016)
60. (34) Hadise – “Düm tek tek” (Turkey 2009)

61. (66) France Gall – Poupée de cire, poupée de son (Luxembourg 1965)
62. (61) Conan Osiris – “Telemóveis” (Portugal 2019)
63. (-) Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years” (Iceland 2021)
64. (43) Katrina & The Waves – “Love Shine a Light” (United Kingdom 1997)
65. (-) VICTORIA – “Growing Up Is Getting Old” (Bulgaria 2021)
66. (30) Iveta Mukuchyan – “LoveWave” (Armenia 2016)
67. (49) Margaret Berger – “I Feed You My Love” (Norway 2013)
68. (67) Jalisse – “Fiumi di parole” (Italy 1997)
69. (46) Ulrikke – “Attention” (Norway 2020)
70. (64) Ivi Adamou – “La La Love” (Cyprus 2012)

71. (53) Ruth Lorenzo – “Dancing in the Rain” (Spain 2014)
72. (65) Verkka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (Ukraine 2007)
73. (-) Efendi – “Mata Hari” (Azerbaijan 2021)
74. (41) Kristian Kostov – “Beautiful Mess” (Bulgaria 2017)
75. (57) Polina Gagarina – “A Million Voices” (Russia 2015)
76. (58) Eugent Bushpepa – “Mall” (Albania 2018)
77. (40) The Roop – “On Fire” (Lithuania 2020)
78. (80) Ruslana – “Wild Dances” (Ukraine 2004)
79. (819)Son de Sol – “Brujería” (Spain 2005)
80. (71) Azucar Moreno – “Bandido” (Spain 1990)

81. (77) zalagasper – “Sebi” (Slovenia 2019)
82. (-) Roxen – “Amnesia” (Romania 2021)
83. (73) Anne-Marie David – Tu te reconnaîtras (Luxembourg 1973)
84. (47) Luca Hänni – “She Got Me” (Switzerland 2019)
85. (60) Celine Dion – “Ne partez pas sans moi” (Switzerland 1988)
86. (-) The Roop – “Discoteque” (Lithuania 2021)
87. (88) Amina – “C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison” (France 1991)
88. (67) Moje 3 – “Ljubav je svuda” (Serbia 2013)
89. (-) Tusse – “Voices” (Sweden 2021)
90. (56) Doris Dragović – “Marija Magdalena” (Croatia 1999)

91. (-) Destiny – “Je Me Casse” (Malta 2021)
92. (148) Segrey Lazarev – “Scream” (Russia 2019)
93. (82) Mor ve Ötesi – “Deli” (Turkey 2008)
94. (-) Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar” (Moldova 2021)
95. (68) Yohanna – “Is It True?” (Iceland 2009)
96. (78) Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës” (Albania 2019)
97. (349) Bravo – “Lady Lady” (Spain 1984)
98. (96) Željko Joksimović – “Nije ljubav stvar” (Serbia 2012)
99. (59) Mocedades – “Eres tú” (Spain 1973)
100. (84) Marco Mengoni – “L’essenziale” (Italy 2013)

101. (99) Little Big – “Uno” (Russia 2020)
102. (110) Kristina – “Horehronie” (Slovakia 2010)
103. (95) Jelena Tomašević ft. Bora Dugić – “Oro” (Serbia 2008)
104. (118) Carl Espen – “Silent Storm” (Norway 2014)
105. (123) Cláudia Pascoal – “O Jardim” (Portugal 2018)
106. (89) Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” (Australia 2019)
107. (256) Tijana Bogićević – “In Too Deep” (Serbia 2017)
108. (76) Ani Lorak – “Shady Lady” (Ukraine 2008)
109. (90) Eric Saade – “Popular” (Sweden 2011)
110. (101) Tajci – “Hajde da ludujemo” (Yugoslavia 1990)

111. (116) Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off” (Sweden 2018)
112. (511) Vicky Rosti – “Sata salamaa” (Finland 1987)
113. (94) Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now” (Ireland 1987)
114. (257) Lena Philipsson – “It Hurts” (Sweden 2004)
115. (126) Charlotte Perrelli – “Hero” (Sweden 2008)
116. (87) Elina Nechayeva – “La Forza” (Estonia 2018)
117. (129) Sopho – “Visionary Dream” (Georgia 2007)
118. (572) Sebastien Tellier – “Divine” (France 2008)
119. (112) Kaliopi – “Crno i belo” (North Macedonia 2012)
120. (107) Niamh Kavanagh – “In Your Eyes” (Ireland 1993)

121. (72) Netta – “Toy” (Israel 2018)
122. (308) Carola – “Främling” (Sweden 1983)
123. (115) Imaani – “Where Are You?” (United Kingdom 1998)
124. (55) Tamta – “Replay” (Cyprus 2019)
125. (539) Monica Aspelund – “Lapponia” (Finland 1977)
126. (144) Knez – “Adio” (Montenegro 2015)
127. (-) Fyr og Flamme – “Øve os på hinanden” (Denmark 2021)
128. (120) Go_A – “Solovey” (Ukraine 2020)
129. (135) Francesca Michielin – “No Degree of Seperation” (Italy 2016)
130. (442) Laka – “Pokušaj” (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2008)

131. (151) Alice & Franco Battiato – “I Treni Di Tozeur” (Italy 1984)
132. (262) Ruth Jacott – “Vrede” (Netherlands 1993)
133. (=) Gigliola Cinquetti – “Non Ho L’Età” (Italy 1964)
134. (155) Joci Papai – “Origo” (Hungary 2017)
135. (121) Lena – “Taken by a Stranger” (Germany 2011)
136. (351) Lindita – “World” (Albania 2017)
137. (106) Vania Fernandes – “Senhora Do Mar” (Portugal 2008)
138. (79) Shiri Maimon – “Hasheket Shenish’ar” (Israel 2005)
139. (-) Albina – “Tick-Tock” (Croatia 2021)
140. (108) Anouk – “Birds” (Netherlands 2013)

141. (86) AySel & Arash – “Always” (Azerbaijan 2009)
142. (-) Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place” (Belgium 2021)
143. (100) Rona Nishliu – “Suus” (Albania 2012)
144. (284) Herreys – “Diggi Loo Diggi Ley” (Sweden 1984)
145. (-) Stefania – “Last Dance” (Greece 2021)
146. (143) Eimear Quinn – “The Voice” (Ireland 1996)
147. (105) Sirusho – “Qele Qele” (Armenia 2008)
148. (-) Samanta Tina – “The Moon Is Rising” (Latvia 2021)
149. (111) Softengine – “Something Better” (Finland 2014)
150. (147) Daria – “Celebrate” (Croatia 2011)

151. (103) Dana International – “Diva” (Israel 1998)
152. (227) Nox – “Forogj, Világ” (Hungary 2005)
153. (93) Equinox – “Bones” (Bulgaria 2018)
154. (146) Miki – “La Venda” (Spain 2019)
155. (178) Michael Schulte – “You Let Me Walk Alone” (Germany 2018)
156. (128) Amir – “J’ai Cherché” (France 2016)
157. (85) The Mamas – “Move” (Sweden 2020)
158. (427) Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On” (Sweden 2017)
159. (152) Paula Seling & Ovi – “Playing with Fire” (Romania 2010)
160. (134) Inga & Anush – “Jan Jan” (Armenia 2009)

161. (97) Patricia Kaas – “Et S’il Fallait Le Faire” (France 2009)
162. (327) Minouche Barelli – “Boum Badaboum” (Monaco 1967)
163. (157) Carola – “Fångad Av En Stormvind” (Sweden 1991)
164. (189) Athena Manoukian – “Chains on You” (Armenia 2020)
165. (153) Arilena Ara – “Fall from the Sky” (Albania 2020)
166. (131) Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann – “Dansevise” (Denmark 1963)
167. (69) Michal Szpak – “Colour of Your Life” (Poland 2016)
168. (221) Mekado – “Wir Geben ‘Ne Party” (Germany 1994)
169. (465) Rita Guerra – “Deixa-Me Sonhar” (Portugal 2003)
170. (270) Anna Bergendahl – “This Is My Life” (Sweden 2010)

171. (92) Elhaida Dani – “I’m Alive” (Albania 2015)
172. (125) Edsilia Rombley – “Hemel & Aarde” (Netherlands 1998)
173. (83) Saara Aalto – “Monsters” (Finland 2018)
174. (205) Simone de Oliveira – “Desfolhada Portuguesa” (Portugal 1969)
175. (558) VAL – “Da Vidna” (Belarus 2020)
176. (104) Madame Monsieur – “Mercy” (France 2018)
177. (209) Carola – “Invincible” (Sweden 2006)
178. (139) Domenico Modugno – “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu” (Italy 1958)
179. (113) Zlata Ognevich – “Gravity” (Ukraine 2013)
180. (141) Ott Lepland – “Kuula” (Estonia 2012)

181. (114) Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan – “Rock’n’roll Kids” (Ireland 1994)
182. (483) Izhar Cohen & The Alphabeta – “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” (Israel 1978)
183. (62) Melovin – “Under the Ladder” (Ukraine 2018)
184. (260) Anmary – “Beautiful Song” (Latvia 2012)
185. (102) Danijela – “Neka mi ne svane” (Croatia 1998)
186. (331) Frans – “If I were Sorry” (Sweden 2016)
187. (154) Lucie Jones – “Never Give up on You” (United Kingdom 2017)
188. (336) Who See – “Igranka” (Montenegro 2013)
189. (274) Dima Bilan – “Believe” (Russia 2008)
190. (519) Fame – “Give Me Your Love” (Sweden 2003)

191. (140) Jana Burceska – “Dance Alone” (FYR Macedonia 2017)
192. (200) John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love” (Sweden 2019)
193. (286) Sofi Marinova – “Love Unlimited” (Bulgaria 2012)
194. (476) Baccara – “Parlez-vous Français” (Luxembourg 1978) 
195. (402) Silvia Night – “Congratulations” (Iceland 2006)
196. (329) Jill Johnson – “Kärleken Är” (Sweden 1998)
197. (292) Oto Nemsadze – “Keep on Going” (Georgia 2019)
198. (98) Marie Myriam – “L’oiseau et l’enfant” (France 1977)
199. (536) Robin Stjernberg – “You” (Sweden 2013)
200. (503) Linda Martin – “Terminal 3” (Ireland 1984)

201. (278) Carousel – “That Night” ( Latvia 2019)
202. (540) Nina – “Caroban” (Serbia 2011)
203. (175) Paul Oscar – “Minn Hinsti Dans” (Iceland 1997)
204. (289) Tommy Nilsson – “En Dag” (Sweden 1989)
205. (91) Koit Toome & Laura – “Verona” (Estonia 2017)
206. (421) Kate Ryan – “Je t’adore” (Belgium 2006)
207. (127) Joy Fleming – “Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein” (Germany 1975)
208. (283) Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov – “Water” (Bulgaria 2007)
209. (109) Carlos Paiao – “Playback” (Portugal 1981)
210. (280) S!sters – “Sister” (Germany 2019)

211. (251) Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – “Midnight Gold” (Georgia 2016)
212. (183) T.A.T.U – “Ne Ver’, Ne Bojsia (Russia 2003)
213. (288) Andrea Demirovic – “Just Get Out Of My Life” (Montenegro 2009)
214. (167) Serhat – “ Say Na Na Na” (San Marino 2019)
215. (171) Alma – “Requiem” (France 2017) 
216. (643) Friends – “Listen To Your Heartbeat” (Sweden 2001)
217. (272) Eduard Romanyuta – “I Want Your Love” (Moldova 2015)
218. (259) Sinplus – “Unbreakable” (Switzerland 2012)
219. (172) Lucia Moniz – O Meu Coração Não Tem Cor (Portugal 1996) 
220. (425) Jan Johansen – “Se På Mig” (Sweden 1995)

221. (244) Maria Guinot – “Silencio E Tanta Gente” (Portugal 1984)
222. (265) Litesound – “We Are The Heroes” (Belarus 2012)
223. (180) Roxen- “Alcohol You” (Romania 2020)
224. (124) Kalomira – “Secret Combination” (Greece 2008)
225. (277) Sevak Khanagyan – “Qami” (Armenia 2018)
226. (301) 3+2 – “Butterflies” (Belarus 2010)
227. (279) Vukasin Brajic – “ Thunder And Lightning” (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2010)
228. (191) Regina – “Bistra Voda” (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2009)
229. (267) Nuša Derenda – “ Energy” (Slovenia 2001)
230. (359) Lenny Kuhr “De Troubadour” (Netherlands 1969)

231. (161) Mikolas Josef – “Lie To Me” (Czech Republic 2018)
232. (75) Efendi – “Cleopatra” (Azerbaijan 2020)
233. (1100) Heddy Lester – “De Mallemolen” (Netherlands 1977)
234. (164) Brainstorm – “My Star” (Latvia 2000)
235. (299) Sasha Son – “Love” (Lithuania 2009)
236. (138) Elisabeth Andreassen – “I Evighet” (Norway 1996)
237. (117) Sabina Babayeva – “When The Music Dies” (Azerbaijan 2012)
238. (213) Doce – “Bem Bom” (Portugal 1982)
239. (122) Tamara Todevska – “Proud” 9 (North Macedonia 2019)
240. (222) Sakis Rouvas – “This Is Our Night” (Greece 2009)

241. (302) Sakis Rouvas – “Shake It” (Greece 2004)
242. (393) Svetlana Loboda – “Be My Valentine!” (Ukraine 2009)
243. (176) Keti Garbi – “Ellada, Chora Tou Fotos” (Greece 1993)
244. (197) Nicole – “Ein Bisschen Frieden (Germany 1982)
245. (195) Vanilla Ninja – “Cool Vibes” (Switzerland 2005)
246. (192) Tommy Korberg – “Stad I Ljus” (Sweden 1988)
247. (170) Harel Skaat – “Milim” (Israel 2010)
248. (234) Lucia – “El” (Spain 1982)
249. (307) Leon – “Planet Of Blue” (Germany 1996)
250. (433) Sonia – “Better The Devil You Know”  (UK 1993)

What do you make of the ESC 250 2021 countdown results? Who did you vote for? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!

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There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
8 months ago

There were many other pleasant surprises worth mentioning, like the top being filled with rock songs, or some songs that were robbed in their respective editions, like “Sister”, “That Night”, “Keep on Going”, “Beautiful Song”, “Unbreakable”, “We are the heroes”, “Divine”, “Caroban”, “Brujeria”, “Just Get Out of my Life”, making it here.
Amar pelos dois falling from the 4th was a very unpleasant surprise tho.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
8 months ago

Excuse me, why is nobody taking about Shum making it to the 3d place??? Right behind the two “titans” everybody was fighting over? Higher than Voila and all the other 2021 songs?? For me it was by far the biggest and the most pleasant surprise of this top 250! I legit didn’t expect it AT ALL, despite it being my winner of 2021. I predicted top 10 for them, but 3d?? Imagine the joy my heart filled up with the moment I realised what happened?! Totally deserved! Huge kudos to Go_A! Now I feel guilty for not giving Shum any… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by There is a light guiding my way
voix
voix
9 months ago

The wiwijam perfomance of Måneskin has 49 million views on YouTube. Is it even a question as to which is the best eurovision winner ever? Let the swedish queer fans vote what they want, who cares lol

Yanis
Yanis
9 months ago
Reply to  voix

Please delete this homophobic comment.

Voix
Voix
8 months ago
Reply to  Yanis

What is homophobic?

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago
Reply to  Voix

I asked myself the same but then I re-read your comment and calling everyone who placed Euphoria at 1st place “Swedish queer fans” answered my question

Mary M.
Mary M.
9 months ago

“Dime” in the TOP10? A pleasant surprise, I love that song.

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

Vanilla Ninja Cool Vibes

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Xyz
Xyz
9 months ago

Ew

Charles
Charles
9 months ago

While everybody is busy playing the “I hate Sweden” game, If I were to take this countdown really serious, then Italy would have also been a winner in 2020. “Fai Rumore” is the only 2020 song featured in the top 20. Not Russia! Italy!
I guess that despite streams and YT views … there is still hope and taste in music … not every single entry needs to be a party number to compete, great music can compete and be praised.

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago
Reply to  Charles

Even if Little Big won the televote (and that’s not even a given as Iceland and Lithuania also had a lot of public hype) the juries would’ve killed it.

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
8 months ago
Reply to  Charles

Yeah I think it was everybody’s thought ever back in 2020. “Fai Rumore” climbed the highest among all the 2020 songs in top 250 of 2020 as well.
Tbh I also think that was partly responsible for the 2021 Italy’s winning too. Probably there were many people who voted for Italy in 2021 because they thought the country had deserved to win in 2020, no matter it was already with different song.

Mike Ahern
Mike Ahern
9 months ago

I have been an absolute Eurovision fanatic for over thirty years at this point but cannot for the life of me figure out why people love Euphoria so much. Eurovision has had some dark periods (1999 to 2003, 2010 to 2013) and Euphoria wasn’t even particularly good in a weak field.

esc1234
esc1234
9 months ago

Time, fame, recognition and impact had already show who is the best eurovision song. I dont care what a poll says, Måneskin have scored a legendary victory.

Roodi
Roodi
9 months ago

Maneskin has made it to mainstream Loreen is a one hit wonder so who won

Charles
Charles
9 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

She won a fan poll…
They have reached a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with no help or interference from Sweden.
#shade#

Roodi
Roodi
9 months ago
Reply to  Charles

Loreen wants succes not this

Ethan1994
Ethan1994
9 months ago

I feel like some people here need to be reminded/made aware of the fact that polls like this are generally made for fun, and don’t need to be taken super seriously.

Charles
Charles
9 months ago
Reply to  Ethan1994

You need to be reminded that in Eurovision everybody from fans to political characters breathe and feed their soul with way too much seriouness the whole competition.
It’s an ego thing, impossible to tame even in made up polls that remind me of me and my friends when we played music contests at elementary school…
So … at this stage you either see everybody’s excessive seriousness with humor and sarcasm, cause in 2022 this whole thing is just going to repeat itself … or you choose to move pass it and focus on more important mature matters. Cheers.

Sale
Sale
9 months ago

Montenegro will announce their artists on Jan 4th it would be nice if you made an article about that instead if being baised to the same countries over and over again

sam
sam
9 months ago

nevena bozovic at 11th is a pleasant surprise… with any luck, sara jo will appear in this list next year if she gets to represent serbia

btw
btw
9 months ago

It’s easy to manipulate polls.

Benji
Benji
9 months ago

The top-list ESC 250 is, as usual, unrealistic since songs from recent years are regularly privileged.

Paul
Paul
9 months ago
Reply to  Benji

I think it’d be good to exclude songs from the year they’re released and then see how well they perform the following year

José
José
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Completely agree!
I also have an issue with having to choose 10 songs out of 1500+

Ohi
Ohi
9 months ago

Kruna’s placement is questionable for me…

Ellen
Ellen
9 months ago

Slay Queen!!!

I do believe ‘Cicciolina’ and Erika Vikman could have challenged Loreen’s spot if they won UMK in 2020 and Eurovision wasn’t cancelled.

ete sech
ete sech
9 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

We all know it was an out-of-the-box tune but I don’t think it would’ve won the contest, hadn’t it been cancelled and had it been chosen.

Charles
Charles
9 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

I also believe the real Cicciolina would have become the first Italian female president, hadn’t she invested her “talent” in her “physical” acting skills that gave her so much popularity for reasons unworth discussing here. And it’s too early to wake up the stallions at the farm …
Thankfully … you need brains and credibility to be regarded as a serious politician … the same way Erika needed to have been taken seriously musically to win a music competition where your only positive aspect is everybody being amused and entertained by you. You need to be more than that …

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ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago
Reply to  Charles

iirc that’s the reason Cicciolina didn’t win UMK, everyone (or so I’ve been told) thought it was gimmicky

europotato
europotato
9 months ago

ummmmm whats another year? Truly this poll is lacking something.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

no song with such lazy lyrics is among the best songs ever, it’s just amazing for esc standards

Roodi
Roodi
9 months ago

even for ESC standarts is it a generic pop song which won in a weak edition

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

i wonder how many people voted and what the points’ difference was

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

All the stats are on songfestival.be

Stan
Stan
9 months ago

Queen Loreen! Congratulations!

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
9 months ago

Kruna almost in top 10 Nevena honestly deserved this honestly deserved better in Tel Aviv from being in last at one point in the odds to being predicted almost top 10 one of the largest rises

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago

Kruna was an underrated gem in Tel Aviv, so I’m glad about the high placement.

Linda
Linda
9 months ago

Looks like Serbians really came and voted for themselves, kinda embarrassing.

Andrea
Andrea
9 months ago

Víszlat Nyár going up in rankings made me smile, despite the sad fact that Örs isn’t in this plane of existence anymore

Stephanie
9 months ago

It was really cool to see Gjon with 2 songs in the top 40, for someone only 23 years old his voice is beyond incredible and I can’t wait for his album! Happy New Year from Canada, eh!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

i time traveled to 2082 and found stephanie’s comment 😮 it reads: “It was really cool to see Gjon with 2 songs in the top 4000, for someone only 83 years old his voice is beyond incredible and I can’t wait for his debut album! Happy New Year from Canada, eh!”

DonutLover
DonutLover
9 months ago

When Kruna came in 11th I was like heck yeah… Don’t know if I was more shocked or happy!
I mean even in Serbia it’s not appriciated that much which is a shame but glad here it is at least even above Molitva
Only wish Oro was a bit higher…

lasse braun
lasse braun
9 months ago

uh – top250 of all time – sounds great but same procedure as every year – so i have decided better visiting my mum,eating delicious fish (baken trouts & potatoes + rucula salad) and watching old films in television with her – p.e. crocodile dundee 1+2 in a row.
all ok,my ESCfriends – happy new year!
🙂

p.s. have hoped,shum can make a surprise but no – maybe next year then.

Stanislav
Stanislav
9 months ago

Euphoria? Again? C’mon! It’s a so overrated song!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

I promise everyone here…”Kruna” being as high as it is in this list is not entirely down to me. I am not fully responsible. XD

Vicky
Vicky
9 months ago

At least 5 performers in 2021 were better then Loreen, let alone other years. Go_A, Barbara Pravi, Gjon, Dadi, Maneskin, Blind Channel, Destiny
This ESC fandom is so dated in their music experience a nd it makes me so sad.

conortje
9 months ago

I had so much fun following this today. At the end of a crappy year. Thank you to all involved. Some songs I was happy were there. Some that puzzled me. Some great tunes I didn’t know before that are already becoming favourites. 9 of the 10 I voted for appeared somewhere. A joy. I do think they should exclude entries from the current year as it skews everything ridiculously. My only casualty tonight was Apres Toi. Next year will be better. On all counts ?

Vicky
Vicky
9 months ago

I do believe, that Loreen voters have it as their own religion. Praying for this song in church every Sunday, murmuring praying words before they go to sleep. They worship it on their wedding, funerals and birth. They talk about it before they have their food.
There is no other explanation of this sickness.
Those voters ruins future of ESC.
And now, all of you who thinks that that song is the bestat what happened im ESC, come and downvote me.

Stranger
Stranger
9 months ago
Reply to  Vicky

Sore loser. Loreen won. Get over it. WOOOOOO

Vicky
Vicky
9 months ago
Reply to  Stranger

Thank you for confirming your religion, that has nothing to do with music.

Vicky
Vicky
9 months ago
Reply to  Vicky

Hah, what a sad thing to watch ? At least 7 people don’t agree and think they did the right thing voting for Loreen and ruining ESC furture is the right way go go.
Bless their souls ?

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
8 months ago
Reply to  Vicky

Jokes aside, that religious devotion you described is me with “Lighthouse”. Literally.
And I give it 12 points every year but it doesn’t even make the top 250… I mean, c’mon, seriously?

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago

it’s definitely lasting forevermore

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago

Queen Loreen ! 10 years in a row! Who could surpass this!? Nobody I guess. Epic top 10 this year and Barbara doing the top 5 HERE at least, the year ends well.

Vale
Vale
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I am sure Loreen is happy with this result, but I think she would be happier if those votes translate in music followers and listeners. Her last released song in 2021 (Sötvattentårar) does reach barely 82thousands views on Youtube. And this is a pity for an artist that won the ESC250 for 10 years in a row! Loreen clearly deserved an international career, which she didn’t have. I am wondering why….

Last edited 9 months ago by Vale
Erik
Erik
9 months ago
Reply to  Vale

She has discussed this a lot. Her success made her want to create music for the art. When she was dangling from a crane in Germany while singing euphoria she realised there is more than fame. She started to go behind the camera and directed some stuff. Later she turned to her Swedish and Moroccan roots in her art.

Vale
Vale
9 months ago
Reply to  Erik

From your comment you make appear that she didn’t want an international career. But she still released music in English too. I don’t think the reason is only due by her choices.

Meckie
Meckie
9 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Dangling from a crane in Germany? That never happened, did it?

Erik
Erik
8 months ago
Reply to  Meckie

It did. They wanted her to elevate in some way and she got to realise: what the f# am I doing? There is a balance that she discussed. Peoples expectations and what is true for yourself and what you personally want to express with your art. And she was close to loosing it for the expectations after her success with Euphoria. I listened to several interviews she’s made now since she turned to Swedish and Moroccan music. She also participated in the first season of the Swedish idols in 2004 and she has discussed how you create a product. Buy… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago
Reply to  Vale

she’s a one hit wonder. the “music for the art” is a common excuse for flopping, halsey used it to yesterday on twitter

Meckie
Meckie
9 months ago

Who is Halsey?

Roodi
Roodi
9 months ago
Reply to  Meckie

american singer

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago
Reply to  Vale

to have a hit song, you either write it or buy it, and she just couldn’t

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago

kruna 11th LOL

trollo
trollo
9 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

who would’ve known…

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
9 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

I wouldn’t put it that high but I’m happy it’s getting some recognition. The staging was so pretty, Nevena sang beautifully and the arrangement (post revamp) is magical. It deserved so much more. I still can’t understand its position on the scoreboard while having Proud as the jury winner. They are not that far off in quality.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

some serb must’ve voted from 100 different e-mails or sumn lmao it’s a cute entry but it feels completely forgotten

DonutLover
DonutLover
9 months ago

Loreen forever as #1
I wonder how big one song needs to be to beat it!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago
Reply to  DonutLover

we just need more female eurofans canceling out the gays, they statistically tend to love rock entries

jotka
jotka
9 months ago

Will there ever be a song beating Loreen in the Top 250 if even Maneskin wasn’t able to? Maybe voting Loreen to the #1 has become some kind of running gag? 😀

trollo
trollo
9 months ago
Reply to  jotka

*trolloface*

Amber
Amber
9 months ago

My fave song is number 74, Beautiful Mess by Kristian Kostov. Glad that it got in the top 75, barely.

Escfan
Escfan
9 months ago
Reply to  Amber

Yeah, I wish it was higher. One of my favourite Eurovision songs ?.

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

Why is Heroes so high?!!

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
8 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Probably for the same bugging reason Sweden has occupied exactly a whole tenth of the list, despite most of those 25 songs being extremely cheesy and lazy….

Last edited 8 months ago by There is a light guiding my way
NickC
NickC
9 months ago

I stopped following the moment i saw Loco Loco is above Dinle, Calm after storm, Eres Tu, Jai cherche and Bandido. Come on…

Emily
Emily
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

That’s the problem with stuff like this, there’s such a large confirmation bias for the most recent contests that it takes over any opinion of older Eurovision entries. Not to mention some of the more… bizarre… songs that’ve come up in the top 250 this year (I’m looking at you, Spain 2005!)

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

wouldn’t be too worried, it will tank next year anyway. only the classics manage to stay consistent in the ranking year after year…

conortje
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

They should probably just not allow the current year’s entries. It skews everything so much

James
James
9 months ago
Reply to  conortje

What;s the point of having an all-ESC countdown if we don’t allow the chart to replenish its ranks with new blood?

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

As someone that never exactly sided with its hugest fans or detractors, the accelerated fall from grace of “Toy” keeps impressing me. From 46th (just a year after winning ESC) to 72th, and now 121st.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Even at the time, I kinda thought we were going to regret picking it as our winner. People liked Netta, they kinda liked the forced message of the song but very few people really went to bat for the song itself. There’s not a lot there.

Ana
Ana
9 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

You are wrong, people loved the song. It’s just a song that has a very short shelf life. Look how low Uno is in the ranking and people were obsessed with it in 2020.

Last edited 9 months ago by Ana
Azuro
Azuro
9 months ago
Reply to  Ana

Yet uno is 3rd most watched song this year on YouTube.

Ana
Ana
9 months ago
Reply to  Azuro

So? Toy broke the record for the most watched video on the ESC channel when it came out and had a huge margin over the others. Also lets not forget that Uno is a song of a well established artist representing the biggest country in the contest (most of those views come from Russia and ex soviet countries), while Toy was a song by a girl who sang in a bar before ESC and from a fairly small country.

Last edited 9 months ago by Ana
Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I remember the immediate impact when “Toy” was released was quite something, it took just a few hours to become the frontrunner. Many people loved it right away (and many people hated it right away too). The whole thing about the message (which I agree was forced) came later, more as a reaction to the complaints about the chicken noise and stuff. So I wonder where its hardcore fans went. Maybe they got tired of it or went to the “Fuego” team after the contest, which would help to explain it like Tibor commented below. In any case, a recent… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Surely, in the end of the day, this is just a very non-scientific poll. But I was always under the impression that a considerable part of the fandom (the ones who actually vote on ESC 250 and care about the results) were backing “Toy” then and would keep voting for it at least for a while. As you probably remember, I had other favorites that year (exactly the countries you mentioned and maybe someone I forgot now), so I wasn’t super invested on the “Fuego” x “Toy” battle. Back on that night, I actually rooted for Eleni to take the… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

You just pick 10 to vote, right? I wouldn’t have space left for winners that I love, imagine for winners that I’m just fine with it. I also imagine you voted for some oldies, while most people won’t vote for anything that’s not from the last 15 years. Anyway, I still think it’s curious how “Toy” is falling so fast. For sure, the fandom turned to “Fuego” during and after the contest , but Netta still seems to be a well liked Eurovision personality, as far as I know. There’s also the chance people will look at this result and… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I realized I could vote, but when the voting started I was busy and then lost the deadline. Back in 2016 I was still a casual Eurovision viewer, I only watched Melfest and the 3 shows in May. So I don’t know exactly how “1944” was received by the fandom. What I know is that after the semis it was basically between Australia, Russia and Ukraine. This was another year where my favorites had no chance (by the way, there were few songs I liked then and my favorite was “Lighthouse”, that I knew wouldn’t do well with that live… Read more »

AquaKing79
AquaKing79
9 months ago

223, 139 & 145 ??????????

Last edited 9 months ago by AquaKing79
Ellie
Ellie
9 months ago

Pokušaj (!!), Midnight Gold, and Hard Rock Hallelujah moving up. This year is already a win for me.

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago

If the masterpiece of Norway 2008 doesn’t appear here I won’t be happy

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Natacha St Pier and Sandrine François too!

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

So no Maria, no Natacha, no Sandrine….maybe next year.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

And no Edyta (or am I too drunk to see her name?)

Addie
Addie
9 months ago

Happy New Year everyone!!!! Wow, so far this ESC countdown is awesome. I really didn’t expect to see Jalisse in the list! Actually, the real shock for me was to see Planet of Blue in here! How I wish it could have participated. Anyway, looks like there’s a real tight race between Loreen and Måneskin. I can’t choose between them either. (I don’t know why I said that, I’m not even voting in ESC 250 lol)

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago
Reply to  Addie

Happy new year to you too!

Thanos
Thanos
9 months ago

The best feeling ever: Doing an assignment for university and listening to the ESC top 250 countdown. Been doing so for the last 4 hours approximately.

YouwontbeaSekret
YouwontbeaSekret
9 months ago

Okay but i think “le dernier qui a parlé” is THE best Esc song of All time, argue with The wall

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago

The rise of Sébastien Tellier is hugggge! Amina in the top 100 as she should. Very sad that the fandom doesn’t like Bilal…

Last edited 9 months ago by Esc addict
willchrisiam
willchrisiam
9 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I liked them (not sure about the pronoun) but their voice was weak and the song was just mediocre. It had no business going to Eurovision. But that happens when people vote for the name and not for the song. Same thing with Tix.

Last edited 9 months ago by willchrisiam
Matt Church
Matt Church
9 months ago

So the last place song of ESC 2018 Finals, O Jardim ranks higher today than the winner , Toy. Interesting. Also, Uno not in the top 100 despite being the top video this year according to the ESC web site. 🙂

Matt Church
Matt Church
9 months ago
Reply to  Matt Church

Correction …99th for Uno…. still.

Escfan
Escfan
9 months ago
Reply to  Matt Church

99th was Uno’s position last year, it’s in brackets. They are 101 this year 🙂