There are five countries in the north of Europe who are bringing a little bit of everything to this year’s Eurovision in Malmö. The Nordic countries — that’s Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden — have won Eurovision a total of fourteen times between them, and Sweden of course became joint first on the all-time winning record list with Loreen’s victory in 2023.

So we have to ask: what’s the best Nordic entry of Eurovision 2024? Are you scared of heights while the sand slips unforgettable through your hands? Or are you wearing an ulveham while declaring that there are no rules of your voting?

You can vote for as many countries as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure and click the box next to each country you want to support before hitting VOTE. You can scroll down to review the acts down below.

 

Denmark: Saba – “Sand”

Saba won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 in an exciting super final with “Sand”. She will be the first solo artist of African descent to represent the land of Hans Christian Andersen and smørrebrød in Eurovision hoping to get Denmark into the grand final for the first time in five years.

Finland: Windows95man – “No Rules!”

He wasn’t the favourite going into this year’s UMK, but just as the song title suggests there were no rules in Windows95man’s entry, even after being last with the juries in the Finnish selection. So he won UMK and the right to go to Malmö. Now the 90’s pastiche will try to be just as crazy and party in Malmö and emulate last year’s success for Finland

Iceland: Hera Björk – “Scared of Heights”

She is by far the most experienced of this year’s Eurovision contestants, and she isn’t scared of being in a close competition. Because that is what happened this year in Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin where Hera Björk just edged out Bashar Murad in the super final for the win. A week later the Eurovision 2010 alum confirmed her participation in Malmö.

Norway: Gåte – “Ulveham”

Speaking about thrilling finals, it was really close in Norway with this year’s Melodi Grand Prix. Gåte won the Norwegian national final by just 3 points over KEiiNO and the band that formed 25 years ago will now bring their Nordic folk rock sound to the stage in Malmö. Maybe the wolf skin will help them go to the top in their neighbouring country?

Sweden: Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable”

Last year they came second only to eventual Eurovision winner Loreen and this year they swept both the jury and televote in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen making it an unforgettable experience. Now the Norwegian twin duo of Marcus & Martinus gets to open the Eurovision final as song number 1, hoping to get a Swedish double victory in Eurovision. We hope the arena in Malmö is prepped for the teenage screaming when the time comes.

Who did you vote for? Do you think any of these acts can exceed expectations in Malmö? Let us know in the comments down below. 

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Sierri
16 days ago

Rivalry is reignited, any time Sweden wins, Denmark win Eurovision the following year
1999: Sweden
2000: Denmark
2012: Sweden
2013: Denmark
2023: Sweden
2024: Denmark?

Pottersion
Pottersion
17 days ago

I think that Denmark has the best song this year from Nordic countries. From the other songs, I like only Sweden and the rest three are all in my bottom 20..

Misha
19 days ago

Iceland and Finland are this year bottom NQ material. Sweden and Denmark are just ok, 15th-something worth. Norway is not the best song from this year, but I don’t mind if they land a top10

Emily
Emily
21 days ago

Norway by a huuuuuge margin. Denmark is second, but it’s not even close.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
22 days ago

Norway lightyears ahead…only song with cutting edge authenticity

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
23 days ago

Norway is literally the only good one for me.
It’s not a great year for the Nordics.

Schorschiborsch
Schorschiborsch
23 days ago

It’s interesting, that Iceland is ranked so low (not ony here). Yes, it’s not a banger, but imo it’s the feel-good-enry of the year. So was Gustaph in 2023, and he did really well. I think, Hera Björk will reach the final and will do not so bad.

Nash
Nash
24 days ago

My vote goes to Norway, and bi shout out to Gate for singing in Norwegian. Last time we heard Norwegian in Eurovision was 16y ago.
Sweden is the ONLY country that still hasn’t send song in their national language IN THIS CENTURY. Damn, that’s crazy!!

Elon
Elon
24 days ago

Sorry but Björnzone beat them all…too bad it was a parody sketch 🙁

Henry
Henry
24 days ago

Estonia is Nordic too.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
24 days ago
Reply to  Henry

No, it’s not. They are Baltic. However, from a cultural point of view and as a people close to origin with the Finns, we can say they have certain elements of the Nordic culture as well. It’s like saying Estonia is close to Finland, Finland is close to Nordic / is Nordic, so Estonia is kind of Nordic in some aspects.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
24 days ago

I’ll be honest, other than Norway, this isn’t the strongest batch of Nordic songs this year. While Sweden and Denmark are fine for me, Finland is a guilty pleasure at best personally and Iceland is definitely dead in the water. Shame they really fell down deep from their winning potential 2020/2021.

Jack
Jack
24 days ago

I’m really surprised how popular Norway seems.to be, she is giving me witch screaming into a bog vibes. I think it could be a shock NQ, cos it’s utter tripe

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
24 days ago
Reply to  Jack

That may happen. Although I love the song, I wonder if it can resonate with first-time listeners and viewers. If you listen to it twice and more, you get familiar with and appreciate its style and artistic merit.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago

Knowing that Luxembourg is back, will there be a Best Benelux entry post?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
24 days ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Each one has at least 33% chance of being the best BENELUX entry, haha

Im so fab
Im so fab
25 days ago

I’ll pray to the Gods that Norway will be eliminated. Her screams are disgustingly unacceptable.

Jack
Jack
24 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

I second this motion. She sounds like she stepped on a piece of Lego

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
24 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Odin and Freja would ask for something in return. Perhaps eliminate Ireland as well? ;P

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
25 days ago

There´s only one option for me: Norway with a big margin to the other ones.

Denmark is nice but average, Sweden quite boring.

Iceland and especially Finland are terrbile.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
25 days ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

Norway 9/12
Denmark 6,5/12
Sweden 5/12
Iceland 2/12
Finland 1/12

Alexandre
Alexandre
25 days ago

Norway by far the best one.
Then Sweden, Finland.
Denmark far below those 2, and honestly my last place of the whole year is Iceland

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
25 days ago

Not a Nordic year.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
25 days ago

1. Norway
2. Sweden/Denmark
3. Iceland
4. Finland

Alex
Alex
25 days ago

Denmark is so underrated.

Eve
Eve
25 days ago
Reply to  Alex

It’s overrated

Merijn
Merijn
25 days ago
Reply to  Alex

100% agree, this song doesnt get the attention it should get.

Dida
Dida
25 days ago

None, all of them are weak and generic this year, especially Denmark, Iceland and the usual overrated Sweden

Alizée
Alizée
25 days ago

All 5 are not in my top 10 (two of them are in my bottom 5), but if I have to chose:

Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Finland
Iceland

Eve
Eve
25 days ago

1 Norway
2 Finland
3 Sweden/Iceland
5 Danmark

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
25 days ago

It’s difficult to argue against Norway winning this poll, but I will try to do so anyhow. My personal winner here is Denmark. (Yes, really.) IMO this is not the best recent year for entries from the Nordics, but perhaps that is only because they have been so strong for so many years prior to this. Gåte (Norway) are obviously an accomplished folk-rock band and are clearly going to get the best result here. But I really don’t like the song “Ulveham”. (I will save explaining why not for the Wiwi Jury, if there is one.) “Sand” (Denmark), on the… Read more »

Fatima
Fatima
25 days ago

I went for Norway. I don’t think window-man will get out of the semis. He’s a big gun in Finland, but people from out of that country will be the ones voting for him on May and they already placed him last in his own national NF.

Thanos
Thanos
25 days ago

Norway is the best here for me. Denmark is solid yet nothing amazing (an improvement over their past entries), Finland is fun live but as a song alone it doesn’t have the same charm, Sweden is fun for a club or something and has great staging (as always with Sweden) but at the same time it is generic and plastic and Iceland is an outdated schlager.

Sally
Sally
25 days ago

Thanks for including the artist/titles along with the country name. At this point in the year, I don’t always match a song with the country, but a title brings the song to mind immediately.

Nikki
Nikki
25 days ago

Norway (at #2)
Denmark (at #6)
Finland (at #7)

Sweden (Somewhere in the mid 10s)

Iceland (Somewhere in the blur past #20)

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
25 days ago

Norway stands head and shoulders above the others

United by Music
United by Music
25 days ago

Sweden is superior by far. Then Norway and Finland.

Ollie
Ollie
25 days ago

Agreed

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
25 days ago

Tough choice, but I would say that this year’s Nordic entries are overall very good. Of course, it’s not like 2023, where 3 Nordic entries finished in the Top, with Sweden winning the trophy. I love Norway; Gåte’s entry is amazing. Will vote for it in May Sweden‘s (or Norway’s) M&M entry is good enough. I listen to it on my playlist, and their staging and performance are amazing (and so professional, so they will get loooots of jury votes) Finland‘s entry is also very catchy, and I still listen to it long after UMK. I feel they will do… Read more »

Dickie
Dickie
25 days ago

Norway all the way, nothing else comes close and it might well win the whole thing.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
25 days ago
Reply to  Dickie

I love Gåte and will vote for it. I admit, however, that it is a tricky song for first-time listeners. If it qualifies for the final, it will get a lot of jury votes and probably end somewhere at #10 place (or a bit below).

Davie
Davie
25 days ago

I don’t think there ha ever been a weaker year for the Nordics.the fact that Sweden is my favourite says it all. I feel like the Swedish entry was created in a laboratory but it’s the best package here.

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
25 days ago
Reply to  Davie

Same

Leo M
Leo M
25 days ago

Controversial pick but Finland is my favourite

Sweden and Denmark are growing on me

Norway is not my taste

Iceland is dated

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
25 days ago
Reply to  Leo M

I love No Rules and still listen to it. I also don’t mind the crazy staging and performance, as long as the blonde guy sings well enough! 🙂

Eve
Eve
25 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

I’m with you on that one. When ppl are bashing windows95man for being trashy I always say : «wait, you might be right about him , but the blonde guy sings actually well …»

Raphael
Raphael
25 days ago

I know it’s unpopular but I find Norway the worst.

For me it’s Sweden > Denmark > Finland > Iceland > Norway

Raphael
Raphael
25 days ago
Reply to  Raphael

Just before anyone attacks me. I wasn’t rooting for Keiino. I wanted Eya.

Arystophan
Arystophan
25 days ago

Norway 7,7
Iceland 3,8
Denmark 2,5
Sweden 1,7
Finland 0,2

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
25 days ago
Reply to  Arystophan

I respect your grades but I feel you are a bit unfair. OK, 2024 might not be the strongest year for the Nordics but Sweden 1,7? Even if I did not like the song, I would award them a 7 for their amazing and professional staging and performance.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
25 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

No, he/she is absolutely right about this crap from Finland.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
24 days ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

I am talking about Sweden. About Finland, I love the entry but I understand some may find it trash and hate it. I used to be one of them (finding similar songs trashy and disliking them at a grand scale) but for some reason, with No Rules, I don’t mind.

Ben
Ben
25 days ago

I’m just sad that KEiiNO didn’t make it this year.
I voted for Marcus and Martini at this poll, but in the final it won’t be a Nordic country I’ll be voting for in 2024.

Ollie
Ollie
25 days ago
Reply to  Ben

Martini

AlexC
AlexC
25 days ago

Norway, of course, is a big contender for winning the competition. In my opinion, before seeing all the live performances, only Switzerland seems like a real challenge to Norway, with Italy and Croatia as possible dark horses. Regardless, I think Norway will be in the top 4 and my absolute favourite from the very beginning.

Tino
Tino
25 days ago

Even though I have this feeling the nordic countries are not in a really good year, 3 of them managed to finish in my top 10 (well, twl are 9th and 10th but still). It says a lot qbout how I feel about this contest :/ But in the same time there are songs that I put between 20th and 25th that I still enjoy. All in all, not a terrible year but not a good one either.

Tino
Tino
25 days ago
Reply to  Tino

I really wish I could be patient enough to read my comment twice before sending it :’)

Hey ya'll
Hey ya'll
25 days ago

Come on people, we all know Finland is gonna slay the televote, at least in semi 1

Ari
Ari
25 days ago
Reply to  Hey ya'll

Absolutely. And I’m glad for them.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
25 days ago
Reply to  Ari

Me not….

Heikki
Heikki
25 days ago

This might be the first contest in years I never listen to any of the songs from the Nordics.

I have not even finished my first-time streaming of Iceland and Finland. I listened only once to Denmark. Because of the hype, I tried to listen to Norway twice, in as much times couldn’t even finish it. I have streamed the Swedish entry twice.

Rory
Rory
25 days ago

Has to be Sweden

Efthymios
Efthymios
25 days ago

For me, it is: 1. Norway (8.5/10) 2. Denmark (8/10) (surprisingly) 3. Sweden (7/10) 4. Iceland (6.5/10) 5. Finland (1.5/10) I’m sorry but I don’t care about “No Rules”, it only seems like a bad joke to me. It’s trying too hard to be funny and manages to achieve the exact opposite result, making it cringe. Entries like Estonia’s or The Netherlands’s have managed to actually be great fun without forcing it right in your face. Norway have definitely send their best entry in years and I may even be robbing it a bit with my score. Denmark is a… Read more »

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
25 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I couldn’t agree more on Finland. You describe exactly what I feel – it’s not funny, it’s just cringe. Do you think that there might be a cultural element to that? I can’t seem to find people from South Europe that like “No Rules”. Our rankings are similar btw and Norway is by far my winner here (9/10 for me). I can’t decide if I want to put Denmark or Sweden second but they are both hovering in the 7-8/10 range for me. Iceland is an okayish 5/10 and Finland is 1/10 and dead last in my ranking for this… Read more »

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
25 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

I agree too !

Jonas
Jonas
25 days ago

Seems silly to have a poll when the answer is so obvious.

Norway.

Andrew
Andrew
25 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Too screeching

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes it is blindingly obvious that it’s Norway. Even so, I would still personally pick “Sand” (Denmark) over “Ulveham”. 17% of voters agree with me, so at least we’re polling better than the Lib Dems (UK)!

hellie_888
hellie_888
25 days ago

Ohh, definitely Norway!! It’s the only Nordic country that serves culture and tradition this year instead of a polished and generic pop song which is why they’re the only Nordic potential winner I think. Personally, I love Ulveham a lot for so many things and I really hope that Norway will get an amazing result as a dark horse!! Lykke til Norge! ????

Goce
Goce
25 days ago

Actually this year all nordic entries are very boring and uncreative.
On thr other hand, UK, Slovenia, Luxemburg, Austria, Italy, Greece, Israel, Croatia, Ukraine and Spain are all ???

Goce
Goce
25 days ago
Reply to  Goce

The question marks were supposed to be the fire emoji 😉

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
25 days ago
Reply to  Goce

Norway is boring and uncreative yet the UK isn’t. Are you serious. The UK is the definition of generic electronic pop. Norway is a piece of authentic musical art.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
25 days ago

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Iceland/Sweden
5. Finland

Hellohi
Hellohi
25 days ago

Swe, Den , Nor, Ice , Fin

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
25 days ago

Finland > Denmark > Norway >>> Iceland >>>>>>>>>>> Sweden

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
25 days ago

You mean Sweden has won the race? :p

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago

My top 5:

  1. Norway
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. Iceland

The poll results align with my taste.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
25 days ago

1. Norway (Phenomenal)
2. Denmark (Guilty pleasure, good to sing along to)
3. Sweden (Solid pop entry which is growing on me more and more)
4. Finland (I feel like this is a concept that we’ve seen a lot and has been executed way better, not really my thing)
5. Iceland (Unfortunately a very bland song, she sings it well though)

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
25 days ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

I have loved Hera since 2010 and will always award points for her vocal ability and confidence on stage. The song this year is a bit generic but you can’t deny it sends happy vibes.