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: 20 to 11

20. MYDY – “Red Flag Parade” (ESCZ)

19. OLLIE – “My Friend” (Eesti Laul)

🥇 Scarlett

Previous top national final songs: “Venom” (#17 in 2023)

18. YAGODY – “Tsunamia” (Vidbir)

🥈 Scarlett

17. Ricchi e Poveri – “Ma non tuta la vita” (Festival di Sanremo)

🥇 Sebastian

🥈 Antranig

16. Gunilla Persson – “I Won’t Shake (La La Gunilla)” (Melodifestivalen)

🥇 Antranig

🥈 Sebastian

15. Scarlet – “Circus X” (Melodifestivalen)

14. Sofia Coll – “Here To Stay” (Benidorm Fest)

🥇 Cinan

13. Medina – “Que Sera” (Melodifestivalen)

🥇 William

🥈 Tom

🥉 Georgia

Previous top national final songs: “In i dimman” (#2 in 2022)

12. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” (Melodifestivalen)

🥈 Jordi

🥉 Antranig

Previous top national final songs: “Little Tot” (#1 in 2021), “Bulletproof” (#1 in 2020)

11. Mileo – “You’re Mine” (Melodi Grand Prix)

🥈 Freddy

🥉 Pablo

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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Stian F
Stian F
22 days ago

Crazy…8 of these in wiwi list is not in my list at all…some not even in my top100…but for sure most would have been in my top 150 list…

11: KEiiNO ? “Damdiggida” (Norway)
12: Miss Caffeina – “Bla bla bla” (Spain)
13: Jacqline – “Effortless” (Sweden)
14: Tom Sean – “Dopamine Overdose” (Czechia)
15: Carpetman – “Endless Fight” (Ukraine)
16: Konstrakta – “Novo, bolje” (Serbia)
17: Sara Siipola – “Paskana” (Finland)
18: Super Rob feat Erika Norwich – “My AI” (Norway)
19: Kida – “Invincibile” (San Marino)
20: Heidrunna – “Þjakaður af ást” (Iceland)

Bart
Bart
23 days ago

shame that some of this songs didn’t make it!
MYDY – “Red Flag Parade (would have been a gay parade song!)
YAGODY – “Tsunamia (very Eurovision!)
Sofia Coll – Here to Stay (but live was not good enough I see that too)

And my favorite song didn’t make it but I hope is in the top 10 that are missed:
The song of …
Annalisa – Sinceramente !!! It would have slayed Eurovision love to her!

Raphael
Raphael
23 days ago

Mileo’s song is amazing!
I like Dotter but her song was pretty overrated by the fandom.

jazzy
jazzy
23 days ago

Mileo was 100% robbed this NF season. So glad he’s appreciated by the Eurovision community! ???

zelenovi
zelenovi
23 days ago

I know it won’t win but the one song I am still constantly listening to is Ewert & the Two Dragons “Hold me Now” from Eesti Laul.

I heard it for the first time during the final and at the end just said “wow. this is beautiful.” It’s gentle, melancholy, so well crafted.

I know it’s not for a competition, just grateful it’s in my life.

Milan
Milan
24 days ago

40% Melodifestivalen? Are they really so much above the rest?

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago
Reply to  Milan

My guess is that we still have 4 to go.

Zanoni
Zanoni
23 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Only three, it turned out. Maria Sur, Jaqueline and Cazzi were yesses, Danny was a no. I thought the familiarity bias might win out there.

Gav
Gav
24 days ago
Reply to  Milan

But to be fair they do have a lot of songs in the selection and most are well are produced or interestingly staged -we also know the style of the site and taste of the authors – so you know – its all good.

Milan
Milan
23 days ago
Reply to  Gav

I agree. Personally, among the non-winning MF songs of the past decades there are only a few that I find interesting – Nanne’s “Avundsjuk” and Salem’s “Keep on walking”. There were also some good MF winners, of course, some of them went on to win ESC.

Stian F
Stian F
24 days ago

I doubt that this panel have even listened to all the songs of this national final season, and they definitely must be going by the studio versions and not live versions… Because some of these wouldnt make sense at all if not. So many quality songs missing out on behalf of novelty and dated songs….

Thallo
Thallo
24 days ago

Mileo’s performance was great, I have no idea why he didn’t make the final.
The only constructive piece of criticism I have is that he seemed a little stiff and awkward on stage, his costume didn’t help either. If he finds his aesthetic and becomes more confident on stage, I have no doubt that he could represent Norway in the coming years.

Mia
Mia
24 days ago

What ! Gunilla på plats 16! Oj!

Lotta
Lotta
24 days ago

Happy to see Milo get so much love after not going through to the finals. That was a killer song! ?

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
24 days ago

Time for places 20 to 11: 11) “Sinceramente” – Annalisa (Italy) 12) “No se me olvida” – Yoly Saa (Spain) 13) “Teorias da Conspiração” – Nena (Portugal) 14) “Novo, bolje” – Konstrakta (Serbia) 15) “Drowning in the Rain” – Krick (Luxembourg) 16) “It’s Not Easy to Write a Love Song” – Dotter (Sweden) 17) “Tears Like Rain” – Bodine Monet (Germany) 18) “Capolavoro” – Il Volo (Italy) 19) “Go Tobann” – Ailsha (Ireland) 20) “Damdiggida” – Keiino (Norway) Songs I love as studio cuts here, with some that slightly missed the boat when came the time of the decisive live… Read more »

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago
Reply to  BimBamBoum

I was also very pleased that somebody else here appreciated “Teorias da Conspiração.” For me the connection was immediate– I listened to it a couple of times and knew, “OK, that’s track one on my 2024 NF mix.” You matched with four of my top eleven songs here. “Novo, bolje” may have played differently for me if Serbia’s selection was really uninspired instead of my favorite NF of the season. The surrounding music wasn’t making me feel ennui– it was making me happy!

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
24 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

You said it all. Serbia this year literally had CHOICES to made, PZE was miles above last year’s edition in my opinion.

Looking forward to your top 10, judging by other of your comments, there’re a lot of chance we’re having some matches again!

Zisk
Zisk
24 days ago

Antranig top 2 of Gunilla and Ricchi e Poveri. Amazing.

Stian F
Stian F
24 days ago
Reply to  Zisk

Or just extremely bad taste overall. Lol.

Dominic
Dominic
24 days ago

Hello! My Top 50 continued – Places 20-11:

20.- Katrina Gupalo: The Cat’s Song (Latvia) *My winner of Supernova
19.- Shower: Impossible (Lithuania) 
18.- Jesse Markin: Glow (Finland) 
17.- Vinko: Lying Eyes (Croatia) 
16.- Monika Marija: Unlove You Starting Tomorrow (Lithuania) *My winner of the Lithuanian NF
15.- Alisha: Go Tobann (Ireland) *My winner of the Irish NF
14.- Let 3: Babaroga (Croatia) 
13.- Il Volo: Capolavoro (Italy) 
12.- Elsa Lila: Mars (Albania) 
11.- Sini Sabotage: Kuori mua (Finland) 

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago
Reply to  Dominic

Five of these made my top 50, and I enjoy most of the rest too (Il Volo is just not for me, I think).

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
24 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Back on track with me as eight of these made my list and one of the others was my winner in its selection, too!

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago

20. Mileo – “You’re Mine” (Norway) – A classy string-laden chorus contrasts with down and dirty verses with delicious campy-evil lyrics. 19. Cyan Kicks – “Dancing With Demons” (Finland) – A sweet-and-sour jittery rush of a rock anthem. 18. Angy – “Se quien soy” (Spain) – When the song is really firing, there are crunchy guitars, a pounding beat, and a great vocal hook all going one at once. Hey, good job, G:son. 17. Silk Nobre – “Change” (Portugal) – A neat bit of musical theater showmanship that gets my toes tapping. 16. Ziferblat – “Place I Call Home” (Ukraine)… Read more »

Dominic
Dominic
24 days ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Most of these songs are somewhere in the ”honorable mentions” for me, with Mileo actually entering my Top 50 as well. Aiste’s entry isn’t very high on my list, but I can totally see your take on it. There definitely is *something* here.

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago
Reply to  Dominic

There’s a lot of niche genre stuff in this set that I kind of figured wouldn’t be as broadly popular as some of my other sets. I’m well aware that the gap between me and the rest of the fandom on Aiste is pretty huge. I kind of wonder if there’s a North America vs Europe gap there. Maybe the UK (where Aiste is based) falls more on the North American side; I know they love their vintage soul.

elio
elio
24 days ago

Let’s continue

20 : Zorja “Lik U Ogledalu” (Serbia)
19 : Liamoo “Dragon” (Sweden)
18 : Valleria “Run” (Moldova)
17 : Margaret Berger “Oblivion” (Norway)
16 : Cecilia “FOMO” (Estonia)
15 : Auroro Borealo & Martelli “Giu Dal Perro” (San marino)
14 : Alfa “Vai!” (Italy)
13 : Bojana x David “No no no” (Serbia)
12 : Nahaba “Glasss” (Ukraine)
11 : Sara Siipola “Paskana” (Finland)

[…]

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago
Reply to  elio

I’ve listened to “Run” and “Vai!” and “FOMO” quite a lot… I think the last one there didn’t make my list because I didn’t have much to say about it besides “it’s a bop.” But it is a total bop.

Kosey
Kosey
24 days ago
Reply to  elio

Yes to No.12, just yes.

You’ll find out tomorrow!

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago

Well, this is the first set that looks like a typical Wiwi list, with that long run of mostly Swedes. And also the preview image reminding us of that horrible dress Sofia Coll wore at Benidorm.

Here’s a salute to Dotter, who has completed her four years of service on the front lines, and who I will have to consider an uncompetitive nostalgia act if she chooses to return to Melfest. Sorry, Dotter, but Jonas is holding me to this rule 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
24 days ago

Almost at the really good stuff now!
Here comes 20-11.

20 – (Italy) Antonio Diodato – Ti Muovi
19 – (Lithuania) Monika Marija – Unlove You Starting Tomorrow
18 – (Italy) Negramaro – Ricominciamo Tutto
17 – (Finland) Sini Sabotage – Kuori Mua
16 – (Ukraine) Parfeniuk – Sered Vitriv
15 – (Estonia) Ewert And The Two Dragons – Hold Me Now
14 – (Serbia) Breskvica – Gnezdo Orlovo
13 – (Estonia) Ollie Mazurtšak – My Friend
12 – (Albania) Martina Serreqi – Vetëm Ty
11 – (Serbia) Zejna Murki? – Najbolja

Kosey
Kosey
24 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Yes, we hit it on 11, I really enjoyed that one. I really loved Monika’s entry from a few years ago, this one not as much, but I definitely found it nice. And Sini and Ollie’s efforts were ones that I found some connection with – so all is not lost for us yet!!!

Dominic
Dominic
24 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Again, we have several matches here. Gnezdo orlovo, Ricominciamo tutto, and Hold Me Now are the three I don’t have on this level, but they are quality entries, and I can see why you’ve put them there. Others have either already appeared on my list, or they are about to.

Cris
Cris
24 days ago

Ricchi e Poveri, everybody in Italy had their song stuck in their head for over a month ??????

Sok
Sok
24 days ago

The idea that people are still trying to say that Dotters song was quality is laughable

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
24 days ago
Reply to  Sok

Cause it was lol

Kosey
Kosey
24 days ago

11. Sigga Ozk – Into The Atmosphere (Iceland)
12. Luan Dermishi – Perseritja (Albania)
13. Froken Snusk – Unga & Fria (Sweden)
14. ANITA – Downfall (Iceland)
15. Sasa Bala, Virtual Ritual – Electroljubav (Serbia)
16. Hector Mira – Siente (San Marino)
17. Danny Saucedo – Happy That Found Me (Sweden)
18. ECTO – Outsider (Latvia)
19. Tudor Bumbac – Tedoral (Moldova)
20. Karo – Weightless (Lithuania)

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
24 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

I quite like this section. Sigga’s Iceland song appeals to me a lot more than Anita’s. And I actually find Froken Snusk one of the better offerings from Sweden this year. Danny made my list so don’t need to bring him up,

Your choices for no.12 and no.18 are songs I also like. ^^

Mikael
Mikael
24 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Finally someone mentions Përsëritja. My favorite from the year’s national selections.

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago
Reply to  Mikael

There will be at least one more mention.

Dominic
Dominic
24 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

I am very happy to see Ecto even higher than he is on my list. 🙂
Also, kudos for Bumbac. He’s so cute!

Zanoni
Zanoni
24 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

I’ve already mentioned Sigga and I’d really like to see her represent Iceland one day. Actually, in Iceland this year, I think I liked everything except what they picked, including Downfall. In the great epadunk-off of Melfest 2024, I preferred Lia (the Swedish pop-music factory worked wonders there) but Froken Snusk had a lot of charm too. Just like 24.Avenija last year, Outsider was a song I thought was pretty awful on first listen, but I came around to kind of getting it by the time Supernova arrived. I may have stanned Tudor if he went out there and did… Read more »

Andi
Andi
24 days ago

Happy to see my this year’s overall favorite in this list (Ricchie e Poveri) 🙂