After a restful period over New Year, Eurovision 2023 national final season is now back up and running.

We have a new addition to add to those acts selected in December, bringing the total of chosen songs for Eurovision 2023 up to three.

Therefore, it’s time we pose the ongoing question: who is your favourite act so far?

Scroll down to vote in our poll

Eurovision 2023 acts: New additions

Belgium: Gustaph – “Because of You”

Belgium’s Flemish broadcaster VRT brought back national selection show Eurosong for 2023. And it wouldn’t be national final season without a surprise result — both to fans and Gustaph himself. Finishing third with the jury and second with the public, this was enough for Gustaph to claim victory by just one point. His song, “Because of You”, is a ’90s-influenced blend of pop and soul. Speaking to wiwibloggs, Gustaph said it’s about “anyone who helps you to where you are in life and helps you to say this is who I am and I love who I am because of you.”

Previously chosen acts

Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision 2023 act so far?

Past results

Our first poll on 23 December was a close one. It was almost evenly split between Albania and Ukraine, but TVORCHI just managed to pull ahead. Will they retain first place for this second poll?

  1. Ukraine: TVORCHI – “Heart of Steel” | 53.18%, 1,253 votes
  2. Albania: Albina & Familja Klemendi – “Duje” | 46.82%, 1,103 votes

Total votes: 2,356

Which Eurovision 2023 act did you vote for? Do you think they’ll still be your favourite once new songs are revealed? Let us know in the comments.

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Bobba
Bobba
10 months ago

It amazes me how Ukraine is polling lower than Belgium and yet it’s big favourite to win again. Anyone have any ideas why? ??
Must be a better song than we realise ??

Mesa
Mesa
10 months ago

To those who say that Belgium’s song sounds outdated: the style is Chicago House (and Soul) that currently is going through a revival with Beyoncé’s latest record also using elements of Chicago House. So is Drake and several others.

In short, Belgium’s song is picking up the leading and newest trend in music.

EPLN Song Contest
EPLN Song Contest
10 months ago

There are a lot of drama queens here. Grow up… It’s not because your favourite didn’t win their national selection that you have to be that salty… My favourite so far : Belgium! What a nice catchy song!

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago

Albania 9/12
Ucrania 7,5/12

Belgica 0/12

EurovisionChickenNugget
10 months ago

I love the Eurovision 2023 start!! The songs are amazing, it’s very hard to choose but my top 3 is:

  1. Albania – Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje
  2. Ukraine – TVORCHI – Heart of Steel
  3. Belgium – Gustaph – Because Of You

They’re all amazing though <3
Eurovision 2023 is going to be amazing

Marcus
Marcus
10 months ago

Come on guys Ukraine, again??? Are you serious? If this song won this year I will never watch Eurovision Song Contest again.

Michi
Michi
10 months ago

All are teash

Milan
Milan
10 months ago

My clear favourite above any of these three would be _any_ UMK act.

Andi
Andi
10 months ago

Albania is a pain in my ears and the other two are meh… would like to hear the first finalist 😉

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
10 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Well, Ukraine is already a finalist so…

Dan
Dan
10 months ago

All of them are awful, but I’d say:

  1. Belgium
  2. Ukraine
  3. Albania
Ritoli
Ritoli
10 months ago

It’s really hard to choose! All the songs are terrible! There is no way they will qualify for the finals, except for Ukraine of course, only because they are the winners of the previous year and because Europe feels sorry for them.

Dan
Dan
10 months ago
Reply to  Ritoli

Sad but true.

Boo
Boo
10 months ago

This has been a bad start to the Eurovision season, the songs are so weak.

Indahe
Indahe
10 months ago

I love Belgium Song this year.. I can’t get it out of my head.. It keeps playing , I keep sing it.. So fun! “… and when the world got me going crazyyy..”

Boo
Boo
10 months ago
Reply to  Indahe

It got stuck in my head too, but I don’t want it there.

Tonks
10 months ago
Reply to  Boo

Same there

Me Me
Me Me
10 months ago

Albania by a mile. The other two are a joke.

lex
lex
10 months ago

heart of steel grew on me a lot. i like because of you, but it feels outdated. duje is good but i needs a revamp cause it sounds a bit like a demo right now

paars
paars
10 months ago

It’s been confirmed, this is the year of the community’s faves coming second. This’ll be an interesting year.

paars
paars
10 months ago
Reply to  paars

ADD NONE AS AN OPTION!

Ieva
Ieva
10 months ago
  1. Ukraine
  2. Belgium
  3. Albania
Anne
Anne
10 months ago

I have to be honest…none of these are good. The Eurovision 2023 starts very weak!
If I had to pick one, I would choose Ukraine (the quality of the song is lightly better and it’s not so chees)
Let’s hope the rest of the songs are good

Doggy Bark
Doggy Bark
10 months ago
Reply to  Anne

that’s only 3 songs.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
10 months ago

Two good songs and one is awful…

My ranking so far

Albania 9/12
Ukraine 7/12

Belgium 0/12 – absolutely the wrong decision

aevgav
aevgav
10 months ago

not that abomination of a song aka heart of steel being first by one vote +_+

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
10 months ago

I don’t like the song from Albania even though I find the intro interesting. I think Ukraine’s song is not bad but it not memorable or enjoyable.
At least Gustaph’s song is fun so I’ll go with him for the moment.
Nothing scream top 15 here and imo Albania will struggle to get to the final. Let’s see after the traditional revamp.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago

Ukraine is still my favourite at the moment.

Hdhs
Hdhs
10 months ago

the poll should read
Jerry heil
Gala dragot/cherine

Hdhs
Hdhs
10 months ago

my opinions ( dont care doenvote as much as you want)

albania: 5/10
its nice that it has this traditional and family vibe but not my cup of tea

ukraine: -1/10
the definition of awful. It has this ugly dubstep in the background and then a dude that looks like a rapper saying “dOnT cArE wHaT yOu SaAeyayeyayeywyayayayaysYaygsyayseaAYAYAYAYAY”
simply awful

belgium: 8/10

even if gala and cherine were oerfect for my taste and gala was also perfect for esc
sorry not sorry i like this

Flingfajab
Flingfajab
10 months ago
Reply to  Hdhs

I agree it shouldn’t be favourite to win the contest. Without the war that song wouldn’t make the final

Danny K
Danny K
10 months ago

Ukraine is the only one that is listenable

Thallo
Thallo
10 months ago
Reply to  Danny K

It’s literally not though.

Considering that Heart of Steel has only 600k streams on Spotify, 2M views on the official music video and 180k views on the Eurovision YouTube channel, most people don’t find it listenable. That’s really low for a Ukrainian entry.

Me Me
Me Me
10 months ago
Reply to  Danny K

You wouldn’t say that if this song was representing Georgia.

Azuro
Azuro
10 months ago

Belgium the only one that I replay

Mohamed
Mohamed
10 months ago

Albania simply because none of them do anything for me. Ukraine could’ve chosen a winning song but didn’t. Albania’s NF was kinda weak. Belgium’s song is painful.

Jghtl
10 months ago

None

Johan
Johan
10 months ago

Poor

Poorer

Poorest

Karl
Karl
10 months ago

Belgium is so good!

Nikki
Nikki
10 months ago

No one yet. Waiting for Italy and Norway as Albania kinda failed me this year. It’s a bit of a low start of the season.

MementoAmori
MementoAmori
10 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Seems like Marco Mengoni is for the win again.

Anoni
Anoni
10 months ago

Well, if I have to choose based on comparison between the three songs then I’ll have to go with Gustaph’s song. Not because it’s something I really enjoy, but amidst songs I don’t really care for that are very mid at least his song is catchy and uplifting

Colin
Colin
10 months ago

The three songs are in a really similar realm of neither good or bad. On stage, Belgium could be the most entertaining one, Ukraine feels like the most expensively produced one, and Albania has the most layered melody, even if I’m not a big fan of the lyrics. Overall, they are all around 5/10 to 6/10 for me.

Hdhs
Hdhs
10 months ago
Reply to  Colin

well ukraine managed to be the nost expensively produced one yet ended up being an insult to music itself

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago
Reply to  Hdhs

Nothing could insult music itself, except for perpetual silence (and therefore perhaps John Cage).

Hdhs
Hdhs
10 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

what i mean is that its so awful that it shouldnt even be considered music

Mbappe
Mbappe
10 months ago

The poll options should have read Marina Krut, Elsa Lila and Gala Dragot, instead we have to face the disappointment of these very poor and misguided choices.

Jamie
Jamie
10 months ago

None lmaoooo

Stan
Stan
10 months ago

It’s so easy…none of them!

Escfan
10 months ago

I only like Ukraine atm so that’s all I voted for.

Hdhs
Hdhs
10 months ago
Reply to  Escfan

ukraine is an abomination of a song
unless you enjoy listening to someone dressed like a gabgster screaming “dontCare wht u sayayayayayayayayayaysyayayayayayayyay” with an ugly beat then sure go ahead

NickC
NickC
10 months ago

Anyone but Albania. I hate shouting, vocal masturbation, and emotional manipulation.

Teddie
10 months ago

Gustaph is fire!!

XOOOD
XOOOD
10 months ago

Still Ukraine for me

Frisian esc
10 months ago

1 Belgium
2 Albania
3 Ukraine

Boozyfloozy69
Boozyfloozy69
10 months ago

None of these lol

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
10 months ago

Have I missed something? Do people suddenly like Belgium? I’m confused

Boo
Boo
10 months ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

The Belgium song is so basic and dated even if it was release twenty years ago.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
10 months ago

Again, there should be a none of them option.

Boozyfloozy69
Boozyfloozy69
10 months ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

Agreed!

Stan
Stan
10 months ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

+1

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
10 months ago

Albania

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago

Eurofans go through their own five stages of grief when it comes to an unexpected artist winning a national final. There’s shock, denial, anger, bargaining, and then acceptance. We’ll likely go through this many more times in the national final season.

Kim
Kim
10 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Hilarious

Vivian
Vivian
10 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It’s never been different. Think about entries like Zero Gravity, Looking Back, I Am What I Am and Fallen Angel just to name some examples.

olympicoo
olympicoo
10 months ago

definetly by far: Gustaph – he has such great message in his song, looks cool and his voice and his background they re outstanding goood

Danny K
Danny K
10 months ago
Reply to  olympicoo

Who are the people liking this lol. That song has lyrics that might be even worse than Malta 2022

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
10 months ago

My feelings on Belgium:

?“Sometimes gotta let it go
Sometimes gotta look away
Sometimes you just gotta know
 

 *When to stick your middle finger up in the air”
 
 

tiimo
tiimo
10 months ago

because of you is just sooo catchy

Danny K
Danny K
10 months ago
Reply to  tiimo

And terribly cringe

esc_fl
esc_fl
10 months ago

Still Albania.