Picture credit: RTÉ
At the start of the week we had six Eurovision 2024 songs confirmed. By the end of the weekend we’ll have 10. But before Spain, Norway, Malta and Ukraine join the mix we just had to ask: What’s your favourite Eurovision 2024 song so far?
 
The results are now in. After counting 3,959 votes, we have a winner. Ireland’s Bambie Thug has finished on top with 1,195 votes — or 30% of all those cast.
 
It’s been a long time since Ireland won any Wiwibloggs poll. Bambie’s stage show may be divisive, but what matters is that it’s generating a lot of love with fans praising the star’s creative staging, original song and arresting Goth look.
 
The non-binary artist replaces France’s Slimane as our readers’ favourite — for now anyway.
 
Slovenia’s Raiven also made an impact, debuting in our poll in second place with “Veronika”. 
 
  1. 🇮🇪 Ireland: Bambie Thug with “Doomsday Blue”: 30.18%, 1,195 votes
  2. 🇸🇮 Slovenia: Raiven with “Veronika”: 20.51%, 812 votes
  3. 🇫🇷 France: Slimane with “Mon amour”: 19.83%, 785 votes
  4. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg: Tali with “Fighter”: 17.43%, 690 votes
  5. 🇦🇱 Albania: Besa Kokëdhima – “Zemrën n’dorë”: 7.12%, 282 votes
  6. 🇨🇿 Czechia: Aiko with “Pedestal”: 4.93%, 195 votes
Total Votes 3,959

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Erik
Erik
12 days ago

Wow, Irish song is amazing! It’s a song I never thought I’d want. THIS is how you stand out for real. I love how it changes moods within the song

Pfre
Pfre
14 days ago

I personally didn’t like the song but if ppl like it, it’s their opinion.

Gil
Gil
16 days ago

Eden Golan from israel is coming to win it, even iceland and ireland, the clueless ham as ter ror supporters will not be able to to prevent it.
Why? Because Eden is will be the best singer at eurovision by far…wait and see,
Eden is in the house for israel!!!

Darren
Darren
16 days ago
Reply to  Gil

For someone who hates Ireland and Iceland so much you really go out of your way to comment on every article related to them.
Grow up you pathetic excuse. You can’t even troll properly.

Erik
Erik
12 days ago
Reply to  Gil

And banana is dairy. Banana is dairy. Banana is dairy. Banana is dairy.

Gil
Gil
16 days ago

Eden Golan from israel is coming to win it, even iceland and ireland, the clueless hamas terror supporters will not be able to to prevent it.
Why? Because Eden is will be the best singer at eurovision by far…wait and see,
Eden is in the house for israel!!!

Im so fab
Im so fab
16 days ago

With the semifinals having televote only, she has already qualified. I don’t care if you like this fact or not. It’s the objective truth.

Bandido
Bandido
17 days ago

Just desperate attention seeking, can’t even listen more than 10 sec of this whining. Horrible! But seem’s to be enough for creating fuzz to qualify with public vote?

noone
noone
17 days ago

Quick question about Bambi: the “avada kedavra” is from Harry Potter. She can’t just use that can she? Any legal experts here who can explain? Pretty sure J. K. Rowling can sue her for that. And JK is a big ESC fan, so she’ll definitely see it.

Peter Quinn
Peter Quinn
17 days ago
Reply to  noone

I think it has now entered into English lexicon and is used widely and can no longer be treated as copyright issue. I think she will be chuffed btw.

Lera
Lera
16 days ago
Reply to  noone

J. K. Rowling didn’t invent it; she just adapted it into English from the (probably) Aramaic “abracadabra.” Apparently, it dates back to the 2nd century, if not earlier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abracadabra

Anya
Anya
17 days ago

Oh how she will serve

Lera
Lera
16 days ago
Reply to  Anya

They 🙂

Alex
Alex
17 days ago

It’s nice to see a song that wasn’t #1 in its country’s fan poll topping the Eurovision fan poll. Too often people get super insistent on which song should win a selection and they let those feelings continue past the selection. Glad that isn’t apparently the case here.

BbTt
BbTt
17 days ago

Just shows how trash the Eurovision has become. So sad.
Good songs can’t do well nowadays, unless a legend like Loreen sings them. You have to be “different” and “unusual” and people (with very low IQ and possible brain damage) will praise you.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
17 days ago

To all the people who think Ireland are going yo win. Reality is they won’t. Sorry to break it to you

Cecelia
Cecelia
17 days ago

I remember now why I always thought the Eurovision was weird & never really watched it & now never will !! Demonic !!

Irlandesa
Irlandesa
17 days ago

Irish Eurovision fan living abroad for years, and this is an outstanding entry for Ireland – song, voice, performance, visuals….for Ireland the first challenge is to make it into the finals, and of all the songs in the Irish Eurosong competition this is, IMO, the only one that could and will do so

oran
oran
17 days ago

I think its kinda weird as Irish person that they are NO.1 im not saying Bambies song is bad (it’s my number 2 after Slovenia). I never really get my hopes for to qualify even if I love the song because it never happens BUT I’m more optimistic this year then ever because 80% of countries who were in our Semi in 2018 are in this semi 2024 its kinda wild to me actually and we got 100 points in the televote somehow that year….

Rall
Rall
17 days ago

I think she could do very well at Eurovision. If she can translate the staging to the bigger stage then I think she could potentially get left hand side of the scoreboard.

Ria NL
Ria NL
17 days ago

My top 6 :
1. France – 2.Slovenia – 3. Luxemburg – 4. Albania
5. Czechia – 6. Ireland

Marcus
Marcus
17 days ago

This entry makes me loose all my interest in Eurovision.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
17 days ago

So far my ranking list

  1. Slovenia 10/12
  2. France 8,5/12
  3. Ireland 7,5/12
  4. Luxembourg 6/12
  5. Czechia 4/12
  6. Albania 2/11
Nick Davis Strazdins
Nick Davis Strazdins
17 days ago

Did some hijacking take place here?

Kobe
Kobe
17 days ago

“It stands out”…as if that’s the only criteria for Eurovision succes.

Dennis Kinghorn
Dennis Kinghorn
17 days ago
Reply to  Kobe

It’s something at least.

MaxESC
MaxESC
17 days ago
Reply to  Kobe

No -it’s not the only criteria but it it is an important one. This is a tv show and acts need to be memorable so the voters seeing them fit the first time remember them when voting. It also depends on why an act ‘stands out’- I feel the Bambie package stands out for the right reasons- the song is unique, the vocals are mesmerising and the visuals are captivating.

orla burke
orla burke
14 days ago
Reply to  Kobe

it doesnt just stand out it has two separate BRIDGES for a start unlike other songs has excellent lyrics – part of the problem is people dont understand how clever it is.. its a masterpiece in song writing eurovision has never seen b4

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
17 days ago

Oh boy, tomorrow is gone a super busy Saturday.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
17 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

With the exception of Malta it could be very great.

Oscar
Oscar
17 days ago

I don’t get the hype for this song and she kinda annoys me and I can’t put my finger on why.

Chris
Chris
17 days ago
Reply to  Oscar

Not a she.

Alex
Alex
17 days ago

Deserved, their song is so amazing, good luck Ireland!

Jay
Jay
17 days ago

Is this a joke?! It is just noise … Slovenia and Albania are miles ahead …

??????
??????
17 days ago
Reply to  Jay

go look at the odds, Slovenia and Albania don’t stand a chance

Jo.
Jo.
17 days ago
Reply to  ??????

sure, because the bookies are always right lmao

Seimí
Seimí
17 days ago

Bambi’s genre would never be on my radar, a few weeks ago I dismissed it as relying on shock value but I’ve been converted after seeing them on Eurosong, There’s a lot more to the song than first meets the eye and it’s clear they know how to put on a show.

Amigo
Amigo
17 days ago

I honestly doubt Ireland will qualify. Sorry. I understand the song is different and it “stands out”. But it does not stands out in a good way. I see zero quality in it. And just look at the list of countries in their semifinal. I cannot see Serbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Portugal, Luxembourg and a few other countries even considering voting for this! There will be a lot of dissapointed people after they announce 10 finalists and Ireland not being one of them. Sorry once more.

Stan cooper
Stan cooper
17 days ago
Reply to  Amigo

You do realise UK, Sweden (Bambie is half-Swedish), Australia, Germany, Iceland, Finland and Lithuania are all voting in this SF, right? Portugal sometimes send points Ireland’s way too. Ireland is a certain qualifier imo. Watch the video on YouTube where the bad sound production from the RTE studio is fixed and you will see that Doomsday Blue is perfect for the Eurovision stage.

Amigo
Amigo
17 days ago
Reply to  Stan cooper

Let’s come back to this post in 3 months from now. I see this song Getting just a few points. Maybe 7. Bye.

Stan cooper
Stan cooper
17 days ago
Reply to  Amigo

Maybe learn about alternative music in those 3 months. Someone challenges your opinion and your immediate reaction is to say “Bye” ? Anyway, don’t be mad that Ireland won the poll by a landslide. ?

Tino
Tino
18 days ago

Don’t know what it’s going to do in Malmö but at least it stands out. For the moment it is indeed the song I find the most interesting and by far as all the other songs are very safe, except for Slovenia.
I really hope we’ll get really good songs in the coming weeks. At least, nothing is too bad either as for now.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
18 days ago

I doubt she will win the whole thing. That’ll be Ukraine probably with Croatia rim Tim tagi dim second. But she will do ok

Sherlock
Sherlock
18 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

A hex on your hooouse!!! 🙂

Liv
Liv
18 days ago

It’s the year of the witch!

Marcin
Marcin
18 days ago

The Wiwi blogs echo chamber knows no bounds. Luckily, outside people know that this year’s Irish entry is trash.

Pandaman
Pandaman
18 days ago
Reply to  Marcin

Oh no, how dare people have opinions 😀

Darren
Darren
18 days ago

Too early for me to get my hopes up.
But this is definitely our best entry in a long long long long looong time.

I just hope it pays off. Just qualifying would have me so happy. Anything else would be a bonus.

But I’m trying not to get my hopes up.
Would love to win just one more time just to annoy Sweden haha

Sherlock
Sherlock
18 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Dublin 2025 from the Late Late Studio… Greenroom: deckchairs on the lawn. Flag parade: 3 hrs long… bring your own flag… hosted by Sheldon and Amy from Big Bang Theory.

Fingers crossed 🙂

Darren
Darren
18 days ago
Reply to  Sherlock

Sherlock, it’s RTÉ, you know they couldn’t afford Sheldon and Amy, it would be Sheldon and Amy’s hairdressers, sisters, boyfriends uncle who will be presenting. Also, not only will the winner of ESC 2025 get the coveted glass microphone, they will also get a Johnny Jacket and Ballymaloe Relish gift Hamper.
God, do you even know how RTÉ works at all? Haha 🙂

Sherlock
Sherlock
18 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Don’t forget the peanut butter ;}

Darren
Darren
18 days ago
Reply to  Sherlock

That’s the prize we all want.

Peter Quinn
Peter Quinn
17 days ago
Reply to  Darren

The Irish government would probably step in with funding. It is true that small countries struggle with large events such as Eurovision but I am confident that Ireland as the second wealthiest country in the EU would deliver.

lil nääz x
lil nääz x
17 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Ah dont you dare ??????

lil nääz x
lil nääz x
17 days ago
Reply to  lil nääz x

Swe <3Ire

Darren
Darren
17 days ago
Reply to  lil nääz x

I love Sweden too, would do anything to live there, Stockholm is my favorite city.

But nothing wrong with some friendly rivalry 😉 <3

MaxESC
MaxESC
17 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Darren- isn’t it lovely being an Irish Eurovision fan and having an entry to get excited about? Happy ?

Darren
Darren
17 days ago
Reply to  MaxESC

I’m happy but cautiously happy.
I’m not ruling anything out yet, this is RTÉ who are organizing this.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
18 days ago

I consider that Bambie will do Ireland very proud this year at ESC.
Its oustanding, creative, out of every box in the ESC bubble, artistic and well excecuted!!

Doomsdayblue will spread a light in this troubled world.

Zipp
Zipp
18 days ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

And quite satanic too

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
18 days ago

Amazing how it’s trending one of the worst on Eurovisionworld with 3.3 stars. Croatia Rim tim tagi dim and Ukraine Jerry heil the best 4.8 stars
Jury won’t go for Ireland sorry

Peter Quinn
Peter Quinn
17 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

There are only 20 reviews on Eurovisionworld which is hardly a consensus. Bambi has achieved over 1000 votes on this website, from Eurovision fandom which is truly an accolade.

Kosey
Kosey
18 days ago

Really pleased for Bambie Thug. I did a bit of research on their back catalogue, and there is experience and authenticity in the act. Ireland made the right choice and they are beginning to reap the rewards.

Sherlock
Sherlock
18 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Me too. Never heard of them. ‘Love Bites’ is a phenomenal video/track.

Ivan
Ivan
17 days ago
Reply to  Sherlock

Hi Sherlock, thank you for mentioning Love Bites : I am obsessed with this song, I think it’s just gorgeous (and the video too). I hope it will get appreciated more widely

Sherlock
Sherlock
17 days ago
Reply to  Ivan

‘Merry Christmas Baby’ is really grundgy and cool to… Great music to go with the wonderful heartfelt lyrics. Very impressive artist… So happy they did ESC so I found these tracks. Enjoy your weekend 🙂

Sherlock
Sherlock
17 days ago
Reply to  Sherlock

*too

Sherlock
Sherlock
17 days ago
Reply to  Ivan

Here’s their YouTube channel… Make is easier to discover a little more.

https://youtube.com/@bambiethug?si=ssigk_oYjDvVE0bc

Devito
Devito
18 days ago

I have a feeling it will flop hard when Ireland doesn’t qualify for the final from SF1.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago

The legendary wiwi polls…

Tom
Tom
17 days ago

Exactly haha

??????
??????
18 days ago

honestly with it so far being 8th in the odds I have hope of this winning!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
18 days ago

Queen Bambie

Anthonyb1
Anthonyb1
18 days ago

What an embarrassment, Ireland be a laughing stock having that perform for Ireland. If there’s any justice they lose the semi finals.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
18 days ago

Good ratings. However, outside Ireland, which will be hit or miss, the other songs are weak. Slovenia has potential, but they need an amazing staging, or they are NQ in the first semi easily. Czech and Albania are plain bad, Luxembourg had so many better choices, but since they are back after 30 years they might qualify. France is ok but same old, don’t see an appeal for this song, it is out for a long time, it created no buzz at all.

Louka
Louka
18 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

“No buzz at all” but still 9,2M streams to date for “Mon Amour” on Spotify, and an intense broadcast campaign on general radios in France which is a premiere for a French Eurovision song since 2019 and “Roi”.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago
Reply to  Louka

True I heard Mon Amour in the supermarket today, first time.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
17 days ago
Reply to  Louka

Snap was ultra huge, many other songs as well, and they were mediocre on ESC. Spotify means nothing when it comes to ESC success. Many countries that are very passionate about ESC rarely use Spotify.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Useless to create buzz in this fandom so whatever but you’re wrong it has appeal and an audience but the average eurofan blinded only by the “original” and quirky entries can’t see that. Almost 10 million streams on Spotify but no appeal?

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago

There’s a real world outside the fandom and wiwi that is more important and determining for the contest than the rest.

Eve
Eve
18 days ago

Bambie is very cool and different in a very good way. Thanks Ireland for sending them))

Zisk
Zisk
18 days ago

I get it. I don’t agree given the quality of the live performance, but the potential is there, so I get it. It’s still my #2 right now as a studio cut but live is definitely not there yet.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
18 days ago

Wiwibloggs come on!
At least reply to my comments… Israeli NF is almost over! The finale is ready
Write about it?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
18 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I’m just surprised they are still allowed after the ICJ found them guilty. Terror states should be banned

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
18 days ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

Not only did the ICJ is yet to conclude it, so it will take years to decide, but they didn’t even tell Israel to stop the war.
Stop spreading lies. The ICJ understands the need of this war.

Devito
Devito
18 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

The ICJ understands the need of this war.”
– says i d i o t.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
18 days ago
Reply to  Devito

It’s true though
They know we have hostages and they didn’t tell us to stop…
Just to keep on sending aid to the civilians…

Thallo
Thallo
18 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Wiwibloggs, keep doing what you’re doing, it’s the least you can do.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
18 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

Really mature… That surely will help anyone…

Sherlock
Sherlock
18 days ago

I’m still totally blown away by Bambie. They’re magnetic, complex, and the lyrics, musicality, and performance of the song are so inspired and continuously unexpected

The reaction videos are soooo fun to watch… The same facial expressions at the same points and even (most of) those who don’t ‘get it’ and drawn into it.

Love it! I hope she gets the fans she deserves beyong ESC.

Sherlock
Sherlock
18 days ago
Reply to  Sherlock

And that’s just the ‘late late show’s impression… Arrghhhh… Come on May 7th!!!

Sherlock
Sherlock
18 days ago
Reply to  Sherlock

‘they’ deserve… Apologies

Jonas
Jonas
18 days ago

I love Bambie.

Aksel Kankaanranta's ex husband
Aksel Kankaanranta's ex husband
18 days ago

honestly this poll ATE

LeSerg
LeSerg
18 days ago

Disgusting

Jonas
Jonas
18 days ago
Reply to  LeSerg

Beautiful

Raphael
Raphael
18 days ago

Lmao

Efthymios
Efthymios
18 days ago

Rare instance of the fandom being 100% tasteful for once.
I’m simply kidding of course but I still insist Ireland has the best entry by a mile so far.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

“by a mile” lol come on

Zhenia
Zhenia
18 days ago

Honestly, I pretty much agree with this rating. Seeing Slovenia and Ireland on the show will be a blast. Their songs would land themselves well to staging.