The Big Five — five countries that receive an automatic spot in the Eurovision 2024 grand final due to their financial contribution towards the contest.

Each of Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Germany will be gracing the Malmö stage on Saturday 11 May (and for the first time this year, also in the semi-finals).

But, with great privilege comes even higher expectations.

Only Italy managed a top five placement in 2023, whilst Germany and the UK were found languishing at the bottom of the scoreboard (yet again). 

Do any of these countries have what it takes to climb to the top in 2024? It’s time for you to have a say.

We want to hear from you. Remind yourself of the songs each of the Big Five are sending to this year’s contest. Then scroll down to vote for your favourites in our poll.

 

Big Five acts at Eurovision 2024

France: Slimane – “Mon amour”

Germany: ISAAK – “Always on the Run”

Italy: Angelina Mango – “La noia”

Spain: Nebulossa – “Zorra”

United Kingdom: Olly Alexander – “Dizzy”

Poll: Which Big Five country has the best entry at Eurovision 2024?

Pick as many favourites as you want. But you’ll only be able to vote once — so choose wisely!

Who did you vote for? Which of the Big Five do you expect to get the best result at Eurovision 2024? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Marlinken
Marlinken
1 day ago

France 5/5
Italy 4.5/5
UK 3.5/5
Spain 3.5/5
Germany 2/5

Mordo
Mordo
19 days ago

ZORRA ZORRA ZORRA!!! Might be my favourite this year
Angelina Mango also has a strong song, great performer

Chris
Chris
19 days ago

It’s not a very strong year for big5 countries. I don’t see any of them winning. Regardless, the UK and France are very good.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
19 days ago

For me its:

1) Italy
2) UK
3) France
4) Germany
5) Spain

Both Germany & Spain are interchangeable for me this year. Italy, France & the UK are head and shoulders above those two.

I was hoping for better from Spain because they really were on an upward trajectory. As for Germany, I don’t know when they’re going to wake up and realise they’re wasting money year after year by paying big money to enter something they’re clearly not bothered about.

Dida
Dida
20 days ago

Maybe it would be the case that these countries from the Big 5 would also have to compete in the semi-finals, like the others. Equality for everyone. In this way, maybe they will show more interest and send even competitive songs (especially UK, Spain and Germany, who by coincidence are the last 3 in this poll, as well as they are on the betting odds).

Sun
Sun
20 days ago
Reply to  Dida

Maybe the rest of the countries should pay the same ticket so that we would all compete under the same conditions and the country that cannot pay does not participate, so Eurovision would have more quality.

Arch
Arch
19 days ago
Reply to  Sun

Sweden should be for everything every year! That would be a compensation for the large amount of points they undeservedly get every year.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
19 days ago
Reply to  Sun

Yes….totally agree. If people want an even playing field then people need to start coughing up equal amounts.
Why should they expect privileges when they pay way less than 5 other countries who help to even make the ESC a ‘thing’ for the masses to enjoy.

Michel
Michel
20 days ago

1/-Spain
2_United kingdom
3_France
4_Italy
5_Germany.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
20 days ago

I love all of them except Germany, sry lol

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
20 days ago

I am from the UK but I have to say Italy

Stephanie
Stephanie
20 days ago

Italia… without any doubt!!!

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
21 days ago

Not one positive comment hardly in this thread lol.
Many people hate the Italy song and the Italians defending anyone who hates Angelina. Hence no positive

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
19 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Hahahhahahaha I see what you mean. LOL

Im so fab
Im so fab
21 days ago

Good: Germany, Spain, Sweden
Average: Italy, United Kingdom
Horrible: France

Grft
Grft
21 days ago

1. Italy (song, voice and charisma are 10/10)
2. UK (great artist, nice song)
3. France (fantastic artist but kinda boring song)
4. Spain (nice song but the performance is lacking)
5. Germany (thanks for the effort)

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
21 days ago
Reply to  Grft

The italy song will die in London on stage. Watch it happen. The beginning will get drowned in a big arena. It’s a radio song nothing more. When Joost hits the stage it’ll explode
EUROPE LETS COME TOGETHER

Ferrari Fish
Ferrari Fish
21 days ago

UK: good shower elevator music, 4/10
Italy: Lanoya is good, 8/10
Germany: strong pop ballad 10/10
Spain: Grandma pop 3/10
France: I havent listened to it yet, 4/10

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
21 days ago

UK >>> Italy >>>>>>> Germany > Sweden > France > Spain

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
21 days ago

Germany is just there. Completely inoffensive.
Sweden is awfully dated and the vocals are chipmunk’d, borderline unlistenable.
France is just not my taste, too derivative of Marco Mengoni.
Spain is totally coming last. Not what people want to hear from them, they never learn lol.

Woof
Woof
21 days ago

Spain: I really love the song and it would be in my top 5 if the singer knew how to sing
France: great voice, nice song but very déjà vu
Germany: sincerely is not that bad
UK: decent song
Italy : catchy, but to be the soundtrack while on a vacation in an italian village

Overall I find them all decent

Jonas
Jonas
21 days ago

Will Olly be pressured into withdrawing? I see there is a petition, and some big names calling for him to do so.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
21 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

A few thoughts from me. 1. Olly will do what he wants, whether he’s given the platform or not. (What’s the pressure?) Good luck to him, his music and his causes. 2. I’m personally not a part of the “no platform” generation. I was taught that if you want to “make history”, you use the platforms that are available at the time in order to help shape it. Boycotting Eurovision would therefore only let such an opportunity “pass by” without comment, in my opinion. 3. If there were certain UK public interest concerns, the BBC could have attempted to intervene… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
21 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

A sad state of affairs.

I think I agree with your second point. Iceland 2019 comes to mind. I wonder if we will see something similar this year, perhaps even on a grander scale. The EBU forbids it, of course, but will that stop anyone?

I just want Olly, and all the other artists, to do what feels right for them. Be it stay or go. Follow their own heart, not give in to a petition.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
21 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Agreed. The same opportunity, of course, also applies to Eden. She has a live mic for three minutes, and she already has a set of alternative lyrics for her song. SVT producers can cut the mic or the transmission if it runs off course, but if they do that to everyone, I would question what’s the point of offering a stage in the first place? SVT tend to be quite “big show” oriented anyhow, so they would probably try to spin such a moment into a form of entertainment, since that is, after all, what Eurovision is supposed to be… Read more »

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
21 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

No one is withdrawing. The general public doesn’t care, and a few chronically online losers have no power to do anything.

Thanos
Thanos
21 days ago

What a bleak image you are painting here. A general public in apathy in front of the mass slaughter taking place in G@za. You might be presenting it as a good thing, but if it turns out to be true, I am deeply sorry for the state of humanity.

anna
anna
21 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

The general public forgot about the mass manslaughter of the 7th of October, they will forget about G&za the same way. Look at Ukraine, do the public in Europe care as much as it did about the absolute catastrophe that this country is still experiencing? No it doesn’t.

Susan-Jill
Susan-Jill
20 days ago

Well quite. What difference would withdrawing make? No difference at all. See also: virtue signallers noisily declaring online that they certainly won’t be watching and have unfollowed everything ESC-related online. Achieves nothing.

Thanos
Thanos
21 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I agree with Purple’s second point as well. In my opinion the greatest way to show where you stand is by participating and letting yourself be heard. Participating at ESC and letting himself be heard will give him an even bigger platform than withdrawing. That’s what I would have if I were a participant.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
21 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

hopefully he withdraws, won’t miss him in the contest lol

Oy oy
Oy oy
21 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think it’s a bit late for withdrawing. Any responsible artist or broadcaster knows this will have a big cost both financially and when it comes to good-will.

Ben
Ben
21 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I wouldn’t miss him on the show. His voice sounds squeezed, anmoying.

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
21 days ago

La Noia simply clears all other 4 put together, no contest.

MissYouMrTakeItAway
MissYouMrTakeItAway
21 days ago
Reply to  Rambo Amadeus

No doubt!

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
21 days ago

UK is my fav…and I have to admit that it squeezed Serbia out of my top 5 this year. Well done, Olly.

France is gorgeous, but also a bit boring (as in predictable).

Italy…great instrumental, but something about her delivery annoys the f*** out of me.

Spain is trashy, but not in a really fun way. I’m sorry.

Germany is diabolical. ugh

yynkkg
yynkkg
22 days ago

UNITED KINGDOM ??

kate
kate
22 days ago

The United Kingdom and Italy are the best

kate
kate
22 days ago

The United States and Italy are the best

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
21 days ago
Reply to  kate

Great typo. Love it. 🙂
It also might be prophetic for the future expansion of the contest. Check back here again 25 years from now.

Gaga
Gaga
21 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Lol

Ben
Ben
21 days ago
Reply to  kate

I am going for “Beautiful things” by Benson Boone. So hopefully the UK withdraws and the US comes in this year. Hahaha

Luke A
Luke A
22 days ago

1. Italy
2. Spain
3. France
4. Germany

I won’t include UK as its my home country but really like Olly and his song this year, don’t forget (UK entries) have been getting a eurovision edit since Sam Ryder so cam see this year been elevated

Daxo
Daxo
22 days ago

Honestly. I think sending La Zorra was criminal. There a few much much better entries at Benidor.

Italy and France are the best songs but for 2 completely different audiences.

UK close 3rd.

Germany is extremely mediocre. They clearly don’t want to win.

Heikki
Heikki
22 days ago

For me it’s either Italy or France.

Kobe
Kobe
22 days ago

1. Spain
2. UK
3. Italy
4. France
5. Germany

Vivian
Vivian
22 days ago

I think the big 5 is pretty strong this year. Every one of them has something in the entry that’s likable.

That being said, Italy is hands down my favorite of the bunch, the only one I personally am not fond of is Spain

Dawid
Dawid
22 days ago

Italy
UK
Spain
Germany
France

I don’t get France hype at all. He’s great vocalist, sure but it’s song contest, not vocal contest.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
22 days ago

Italy 10/12
France 9/12
UK 6,5/12
Spain 5/12
Germany 3/12

EscIL
EscIL
22 days ago

All sucks!!

Andi
Andi
21 days ago
Reply to  EscIL

*suck

Jo.
Jo.
22 days ago

The Uk is heavily underrated, people are sleeping on dizzy

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
21 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

We can’t see straight.

Jonas
Jonas
21 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Aw, hetero inclusion matters. Celebrate diversity!

Thanos
Thanos
21 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

Dizzy is actually growing one me! It’s a good song. But I believe everything will come down to the staging here.

Gaga
Gaga
22 days ago

UK and France

Azuro
Azuro
22 days ago
  1. United Kingdom
  2. Italy
  3. Spain
  4. Germany
  5. France
Dane
Dane
22 days ago

Spain is by far the worst

Sognomio
Sognomio
22 days ago
Reply to  Dane

Spain for me IS a wonderful song.I love it

Dane
Dane
22 days ago
Reply to  Sognomio

and that is fair. I just really dislike it

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
19 days ago
Reply to  Dane

I’m with you on that one. It’s going to flop so hard in May.

Dane
Dane
22 days ago

France is by far the best

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
22 days ago

While all the songs have their merits, some stand out more than others. Personally, I don’t like the usual French dramatic ballads, so Slimane is a no for me, but I recognise it is a good song, and he has the vocals. But again, it does not stand out from the rest; it’s predictable, and it’s all about “amour amour amour…”. 🙂 Germany is decent, too. I felt okay when this song won. However, it risks being Bottom-5, if not last, again. It can’t compete with the other songs on most levels. Spain is a bit of guilty pleasure (the… Read more »

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
22 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Amour, amour, amour is it such a bad thing? In the world we’re living I don’t think it’s a bad thing.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
21 days ago

Ok hate, hate, hate is better, love is a bad thing it’s noted, y’all are so great lol!
Of course I forgot the closer Eurovision comes the more the eurofans become hateful as every year…keep it up! Still one month and half to go…

Grft
Grft
21 days ago

My dear you have to accept that everybody is not a fan of Slimane’s song … That’s ok, everyone can have their opinion and taste in music, that doesn’t invalidate him or his artistry :/

Poul Rissen
Poul Rissen
21 days ago

Hatrið mun sigra ;p

Poul Rissen
Poul Rissen
21 days ago

Not bad, but a tad boring and cliche

Pauly
Pauly
22 days ago

All of them are decent.

  1. Italy
  2. France
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Spain
  5. Germany

Only Italy and France will be in the top 10 though.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
22 days ago
Reply to  Pauly

I feel none of them will be Top-10. Perhaps Italy barely making it into the Top-10. Again, if we don’t see the rehearsals we can’t be certain or even remotely close to an estimation. We just judge from the songs and any live performances.

Alex
Alex
22 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

you are out of reality…Italy for quality and stage presence is clearly superior to all. And the stage presence without LEDs or lasers or dancers is clearly superior to all. the quality is unquestionable…every year they bring different things and all done well and innovative…..the other songs have all been the same practically for about ten years…..even certain ones like Austria offers disco sounds years 90 ……terrifyin

Milla
Milla
22 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Too bad Italy’s song isn’t as direct after one listening as some of the other songs. I think Italy is an overrated country in Eurovision because outside the comnunity their songs from San Remo is not for everyone. But still the same hype every year calling every song a winner..

Alex
Alex
22 days ago
Reply to  Milla

Safe ? it seems to me that one of the most listened to songs on platforms from YouTube to Spotify.. all over the world are maneskin and mahmood.. which are positioned immediately behind arcade (Holland)… the other winning and non-winning songs Eurovision winners are light years away in terms of audience figures

Visenya
Visenya
22 days ago

It’s so funny seeing so many frustrated fans hating on Italy, just because it sends good quality every year and their country doesn’t.
You all are so pathetic.
I feel pity for your stomachs.

Milla
Milla
22 days ago
Reply to  Visenya

Nice to have made your day. Anyway you’ll see.. Italy has failed more times than succeded no matter the hype. The italian language can’t rescue a weaker song. It’s a nice special effect though.

Visenya
Visenya
21 days ago
Reply to  Milla

We’ll see! I’ll make sure to come back here on 12th May

Sun
Sun
22 days ago

We are finally aware of how egocentric the Italian fandom is

Raphael
Raphael
22 days ago

I like them all but Italy and France are my favorites

Sebastian
Sebastian
22 days ago

Italy, always Italy. Viva Sanremo! Great song. As always Italy has been getting higher and higher on my personal chart. Very interesting, dinamic song, with original and profound lyrics. The stage show surely will be lacking, as always, but for me it’s on my top 3 because of the great song.

Dickie
Dickie
22 days ago

For me, Italy are top, with Spain and UK not far behind.

Chingiz Tulegenov
Chingiz Tulegenov
22 days ago

Ooh interesting, didn’t expect “Italy always overrated” narrative here in comments

Chingiz Tulegenov
Chingiz Tulegenov
22 days ago

In my opinion Italy and UK could be potential winners, the rest of top 5 lagging way behind. In case of Germany, way way behind

Pauly
Pauly
22 days ago

I really hope UK does well but the song does not stand out, it’s very flat.

France can get the jury vote (Top 3)

Sally
Sally
21 days ago

I see a pathway for Italy to possibly win (though I don’t personally think it will) but U can’t see one for the UK. But UK may due better than we’ve come to expect from them simply by this years glut of ‘meh’.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
22 days ago

Nebulossa please. All 5 are good this year though

Pauly
Pauly
22 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

It’s smart but i have a feeling they’re keeping the Benidorm fest staging/performance which will make it difficult for the European public to connect to and understand the meaning of the song. If true, it means they’re messing up the potential.

Jonas
Jonas
22 days ago

They are all great, in different ways.

Well… four out of five ain’t bad.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
22 days ago

No hesitation on my preference here:
Italy, 100%
P.S. I still love you Olly.

Also, why the lack of love for Germany’s entry? I think it’s solid. Maybe it’s not divisive enough?

Jonas
Jonas
22 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Solid only gets you so far! “Adequate” just doesn’t cut it when put up against the other four.

Pauly
Pauly
22 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The song from Germany is radiofriendly and very good but it doesn’t stand out and it’s not memorable. It does not make you vote for it.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
22 days ago

Germany…decent bet for last place…again.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
22 days ago
Reply to  Mark dowd

I would bet on that. It’s not bad but it is levels and levels of excitement below most other songs.

Thanos
Thanos
22 days ago

All Big 5 songs are solid but none is among my top spots. The UK is solid 80s inspired pop, Spain has its charm, Italy is cute, Germany is pleasant and France has a great singer.

Green
Green
22 days ago

I really dont get the hype for Italy. Ive really tried to get it but i just cant. To me it just sounds and feels like a Rosalia reject, and for some reason the fact that she is mentioning Cumbia, a style that comes from Columbia, and now Italian people are trying to claim it as an Italian genre is really sitting bad with me.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
22 days ago
Reply to  Green

Exactly my thoughts. I Don’t get the hype neither.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
22 days ago
Reply to  Green

Why is Italy rising in the odds and predicted by many to win?

BabyGrogu
BabyGrogu
22 days ago
Reply to  Green

Speaking as a Croatian I have to be fair and say: with La Noia it will click for you eventually. It’s a great song.

Anja
Anja
22 days ago
Reply to  BabyGrogu

Honestly it didn’t. I didn’t like it at Sanremo, I still don’t like it now. I’m a diehard Italian fan, but this year it just doesn’t work for me. Production is of course top notch (Dardust just got it), but in the end it’s just another Girlbop for me, and it’s really not my genre at all.

Davie
Davie
22 days ago
Reply to  Green

I’m with you 100%. I usually love Italy but after repeated listening this song is doing absolutely nothing for me. I only think it’s riding so high in the odds because there is no obvious winner this year in the way there has been in recent years.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
22 days ago
Reply to  Green

Same here. Ok, Angelina Mango is a great performer but the song is just catchy, nothing too exciting. She elevates the song, so any points or ranking the entry gets will be because of her. Italy might be the only Big – 5 entry to get into the Top-10.

Sally
Sally
22 days ago

For once, none of the Big Five sent something cringe-inducing.

My List:
France – finally not a stereotype
Germany – biggest surprise on the year
Italy – 1990s Caribbean-pop
Spain – not a winner, but fun
UK – not awful, but struggles to hold interest