National final season has come to an end and we now have 22 winners who will move on to compete at Eurovision 2024. However, many of the other entries that didn’t make it will remain on our playlists for some time. To celebrate these acts, it’s time for our countdown of Team Wiwi’s Top 50 national final songs of Eurovision 2024.

The team here at wiwibloggs have voted for their favourite songs that competed in the national finals for Eurovision 2024 but were not selected. Over 130 of this year’s songs received points from at least one of our jurors. Now we’re ready to share which of them made it into our Top 50. We’ll reveal ten tracks each day until we reach the winner.

Note this is not an objective list, but is determined by the personal votes of a panel of wiwibloggers. We encourage you to share your own personal favourites in the comments below.

Let the countdown continue!

Team Wiwi’s top national final songs of Eurovision 2024: 30 to 21

30. MÉLOVIN – “Dreamer” (Vidbir)

29. Zejna – “Najbolja” (Pesma za Evroviziju)

Previous top national final songs: “Rumba” (#45 in 2023)

28. Breskvica – “Gnezdo orlovo” (Pesma za Evroviziju)

27. Ryk – “Oh Boy” (Das Deutsche Finale)

26. Annprincess – “Save Me” (Melodi Grand Prix)

🥉 William

25. Angy – “Sé Quién Soy” (Benidorm Fest)

24. The Roop – “Simple Joy” (Eurovizija.LT)

🥉 Ruxandra

23. Zorja – “Lik u ogledalu” (Pesma za Evroviziju)

🥇 Oliver R

Previous top national final songs: “Zorja” (#44 in 2022)

22. LIAMOO – “Dragon” (Melodifestivalen)

🥈 Ron

Previous top national final songs: “Bluffin” (#3 in 2022)

21. Elisa Lindström – “Forever Yours” (Melodifestivalen)

Our top national final songs of Eurovision 2024 ranking is determined by independent votes from a panel of wiwibloggers. They are: Ruxandra, Simon, Oliver R, Pablo, Lukas, Jonathan, Antranig, Mario, Freddy, William, Cinan, Sebastian, Scarlett, Jordi, Antony, Luis, Ron, Tom, and Georgia.

Which songs do you think should feature on the list? Are you surprised by the choices so far in our Eurovision 2024 national final Top 50? Let us know in the comments.

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Misha
Misha
24 days ago

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Forever Yours!!!!

MyName
MyName
24 days ago

WTF! Forever yours is a HORRIBLE schlager! Banal, cheesy and dated as only schlagercrap can be

Stian F
Stian F
25 days ago

So many of these in wiwis list not even in my top 100…

21: Jorge González – “Caliente” (Spain)
22: Alfa – “Vai!” (Italy)
23: Krick – “Drowning In the Rain” (Luxembourg)
24: Žalvarinis – “Gaud? v?jai” (Lithuania)
25: Lérica – “Astronauta” (Spain)
26: Mileo – “You’re Mine” (Norway)
27: Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart A Break” (Sweden)
28: NinetyNine – “Love On A Budget” (Germany)
29: Thomas Robin – “Out of My Mind” (Czechia)
30: Eugen – “Tišine” (Croatia)

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
27 days ago

I’m beyond happy to see “Teorias da Conspiração” figuring out in another classification. A soulful and sensitive entry like we have a few each year. Thank you !

Nikki
Nikki
27 days ago

Oh boy -Germany number 1

Zanoni
Zanoni
27 days ago

30. Gothminister – “We Come Alive” (Norway) – I love the clean sonic architecture here– this feels like a Gothcathedral. 29. Peter Poder – “Korra veel” (Estonia) Future-retro with a perfect level of grit to the vocals. This feels like it belongs on the end credits to an 80s sci-fi movie. 28. Nena – “Teorias da conspiracao” (Portugal) – One of those songs that pierced my heart well before I could understand what she was singing about. Organic, lovely, and adult-oriented, this is precisely what I love FdC for. 27. Lia Larsson – “30 km/h” (Sweden) – I thought this… Read more »

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
27 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

I’m beyond happy to see “Teorias da Conspiração” figuring out in another classification. A soulful and sensitive entry like we have a few each year. Thank you !

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
27 days ago

You know I’ve got to continue, too!

30-21 coming up:

30 – (Portugal) Rita Rocha – Pontos Finais
29 – (San Marino) Le Bebae – Scanner
28 – (Albania) Mal Retkoceri – Çmendur
27 – (Serbia) Filip Baloš – Duga Je No?
26 – (Finland) Sara Siipola – Paskana
25 – (Albania) Eldis Arrnjeti – Një Kujtim
24 – (Serbia) Lena Kova?evi? – Zovi Me Lena
23 – (Italy) Ghali – Casa Mia
22 – (Iceland) Blankiflúr – Sjá Þig
21 – (Ireland) Ailsha – Go Tobann

Kosey
Kosey
27 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

0/10 connections Briekimchi! I am never surprised by how predictably different our lists are – I find this extremely rewarding and comforting!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
27 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

I would be surprised if it was otherwise!
Were any of these ones even remotely close to making your list? XD

Kosey
Kosey
27 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I have to be honest and say that realistically none of them were close to getting on the list. Ailsha’s is in a genre that I should find appealing but there was something about it that never felt right to me. Ghali was the other one which I do remember having a fleeting interest in, but it was not sufficiently deep for me to want to explore it. The other ones never grabbed me unfortunately – that’s not to say that they are bad, I’m comfortable with the notion that I’m just not wired the right way to enjoy them… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
27 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Fair enough!
I feel my personal tastes are not as “out there” as they used to be when I first started properly following national finals, such as the 2015 and 2016 years. Still don’t know whether I changed or the fandom did!

Venycal
Venycal
28 days ago

Love Ryk ‘Oh Boy’!

Ieva
Ieva
28 days ago

I thought Ryk would make it into top 10.

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
28 days ago

Updated top with my places 30 to 21: 21) “Here to stay” – Sofía Coll (Spain) 22) “Circus X” – Scarlet (Sweden) 23) “Mars” – Elsa Lila (Albania) 24) “Ma non tutta la vita” – Ricchi e Poveri (Italy) 25) “Oblivion” – Margaret Berger (Norway) 26) “Sé quién soy” – Angy Fernández (Spain) 27) “Believer” – Joel Marques (Luxembourg) 28) “Melos” – Festina Mejzini (Albania) 29) “Kuori mua” – Sini Sabotage (Finland) 30) “Vai!” – Alfa (Italy) I think Scarlet shoud’ve made the Mello final, it was the most accomplished staging of the NF, and a welcome creativity breath in… Read more »

Dominic
Dominic
28 days ago

Hello! My Top 50 continued – Places 30-21:

30.- April Frey: New Years (Lithuania) 
29.- Eugen: Tišine (Croatia) 
28.- Ingmar: Dreaming (Estonia) 
27.- Daniel Levi: Over the Moon (Estonia) 
26.- Clara Soccini: Diamanti grezzi (Italy) 
25.- Konstrakta: Novo, bolje (Serbia) 
24.- Ecto: Outsider (Latvia) 
23.- Filip Baloš: Duga je noc (Serbia) 
22.- Alen Duras: A Tamburitza Lullaby (Croatia) 
21.- Leo Middea: Doce Mistério (Portugal) 

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
27 days ago
Reply to  Dominic

This is the most interesting top ten so far, as there are a few songs from my top ten in here, but also, some songs that weren’t getting close to my list either. To start with, I think eight of these are definitely at least good entries. The two Croatian choices, I’m, surprisingly, more onboard with Alen Duras than I am Eugen. His song really grew on me. Not a fan of the instrumental in Tišine, and it really needed a great live vocal to interest me. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly fell short of great. We have a… Read more »

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
28 days ago

I really feel Germany have made a massive mistake not selecting RYK and Oh Boy. The impact he would have made in a year of uptempo bops is such a waste of his talent and the strength of this song.

elio
elio
28 days ago

I continue as well

30 : Krick “Drowning In The Rain”(Luxembourg)
29 : Mahmood “Tuta Gold” (Italy)
28 : Marcella “Gasoline” (Croatia)
27 : Annalisa “Sinceramente” (Italy)
26 : XGiove “Nostalgia” (San Marino)
25 : Clara “Diamanti Grezzi” (Italy)
24 : Ryk “Oh Boy” (Germany)
23 : VB Gang “KABOOM!!!” (Lituania)
22 : Mate “Big Mama” (San Marino)
21 : La Rua “Governo Del Cuore” (San Marino)

[…]

My number 1 appeard in the list of today

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
28 days ago

I bet Jorge Gonzalez is number one!

Efthymios
Efthymios
28 days ago

Seriously solid choicrs from the Wiwi team this year. Cannot wait what was included in the top 20. Also, I like The Roop appreciation.

Kosey
Kosey
28 days ago

21. Sasha Letty – DNA (Moldova)
22. Marlena – Amor de Verano (Spain)
23. Freya Alley – Serenade (Lithuania)
24. Peter Poder – Korra Veel (Estonia)
25. Hydrogen – Nemoguca Misija (Serbia)
26. Bodine Monet – Tears Like Rain (Germany)
27. STASYA – RIKA (Ukraine)
28. Lia Larsson – 30kmh (Sweden)
29. Lu Dedic – plavi leptir (Croatia)
30. Antsud – Vetevaim (Estonia)

Zanoni
Zanoni
28 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Oh Kosey, you rascal, you somehow picked a bunch of songs in this set that I’ve thought about *a lot.* Lia Larsson and Peter Poder appear in my 30-21 group as well; Antsud even higher. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but “Serenade” was a song that I had assumed would make my list all year, but I had to get kinda picky at the end, and it was a song that didn’t always strike me the same way. Sometimes it was Cinderella’s carriage, and sometimes it was just a pumpkin (sadly, it was a pumpkin live). Marlena… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
28 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Great synopsis Zanoni, I’m glad some of my choices were appealing to you. I recognise everything you are saying. Serenade is certainly by-the-book but it does makes me feel emotional every time I hear it, so I had to reward it appropriately. You’re right that I’m ranking a lot of these based on the studio cut – having seen the lives, I am comfortable in all cases that it was the right decision for the songs not to progress, but nevertheless they have all stirred something in me which warranted a place in the Top 50. And as for Sasha’s… Read more »

Zanoni
Zanoni
27 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

This is an interesting discussion in several different directions! I’ve felt this year that I should probably develop some kind of philosophy in regards to evaluating songs based on the studio cut vs the live version. My favorite viewpoint that I’ve seen expressed is something that StianF said last year: “a bad performance doesn’t make a song bad, but a great performance can indeed make a not great song feel way better.” When it comes to a top 50 list, though, I don’t feel like I’m including any songs I think are not great, so it’s more like “a live… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
27 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Fascinating stuff Zanoni. I am beginning to wonder if I have missed the boat on Ailsha’s effort with both yourself and Briekimchi enjoying it. On the face of it, it should be a song that resonates with me. It pulsates and has a point of view which I am normally suckered by, but for some strange reason I wasn’t dragged in by it, neither audibly nor visually. My only philosophy is whether I feel something strong when listening to the song – happiness, sadness, love, anger, arousal, humour – did I feel something – I try to empty my mind… Read more »

Stian F
Stian F
25 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

@Zanoni, can’t believe I am being quoted from an opinion i shared last year (or whenever it was). LoL. Still have this opinion, i listen to songs on Spotify so a good song never goes bad just because of a bad performance, but a mediocre song definitely is helped by amazing performance. There are only win wins this way.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
27 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Really interesting selection of ten here. Usual equal divide of stuff that I like, stuff I don’t care for and stuff I don’t like whatsoever. So, basically…a Kosey selection! “Amor De Verano” is a song that I’m weirdly enjoying so much more now away from the Spanish selection than I did during the contest. It probably wasn’t competitive in that strong field, but it’s such a nice, catchy summer song. “Rika” is one that I’ve liked all the way through and is one of the wild cards in Ukraine that is so much better than half the stuff they pre-qualified… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
27 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Amor de Verano has always been a song about Spanish summer holidays for me – in that context, I think it is excellent, it strongly captures a mood and lived experience for me. It’s an intimate feeling so I always suspected that a performance in a large arena on a cold January day was never going to capture the essence of the song so my expectations of the song’s performance in Benidorm Fest were always low – it comes back to what I was saying to Zanoni – the emotion of sweet melancholy about a memory of a time and… Read more »