I know you’re all desperate to see the results, so let’s just get on with it, shall we? Snowdrop, roll the titles.
Transfer those to the scoreboard:
So let’s just have another look at the scoreboard:
Who will the winner be?
And here’s the final scoreboard!
So that final announcement also clears up the last two questions – the winner is Iceland, and their winning total has fewer than 200 points! Thank you to everyone who voted, and also to those of you who answered my follow-up prediction questions. Everyone answered at least one question correctly, although no one guessed Greece would come second. The winner of the guessing game, with six correct answers, was Jody West! So we know who to ask for betting tips next year (which, of course, will be in Reykjavik!)
I had hoped that Daði og Thingamajið would have been able to do a live reprise of their winning song, but turns out that was just a weird dream I had.
Because Snowdrop is insisting on it – here are how the top ten votes in the two Semi Finals panned out:
1st – Lithuania 176 pts
2nd – Malta 169 pts
3rd – Israel 136 pts
4th – Norway 130 pts
5th – Ireland 127 pts
6th – Sweden 126 pts
7th – Azerbaijan 111 pts
8th – Russia 95 pts
9th – Croatia 73 pts
10th – Belgium 70 pts
1st – Iceland 231 pts
2nd – Denmark 171 pts
3rd – Bulgaria 154 pts
4th – Switzerland 149 pts
5th – Austria 92 pts
6th – Estonia 84 pts
7th – Albania 83 pts
8th – Serbia 80 pts
9th – Georgia 76 pts
10th – Greece 64 pts
And that finally concludes this Virtual Eurovision! Thanks again for voting, hope you found it fun!
Thank you all again for your votes and also for your answers to my 8 prediction questions! Snowdrop has checked and double-checked the results, and we are now in a position to reveal the songs that finished from 14th to 26th. It’s so exciting, Snowdrop has gone clammy. He’s a disgrace.
Here goes! Don’t scroll too fast, make the moment last!!
So that’s the first of the 8 prediction questions! Greece was the country to come last. Curiously, it was 2nd in the running order too; the curse continues….
And that’s the second question! Spain was the Big Five country who scored lowest. Here’s the scoreboard beginning to take shape.
So let’s take a quick look at the scoreboard now:
Let’s see the scoreboard:
And another look at the scoreboard….
Let’s keep going!
Which answers the third of our questions; Azerbaijan received more votes than Georgia… and as if to prove it….
Let’s just see that scoreboard progressing:
Which answers yet another question – Russia had fewer votes than Israel.
And that answers yet another question – Ireland received fewer votes than the UK. Now it’s on to the last song to end up on the right hand side of the scoreboard…..
And that answers another question – the UK do end up on the left hand side of the scoreboard!
Here’s the scoreboard as it closes the first half of the voting:
Thank you everyone who voted in the Grand Final of this year’s virtual Eurovision – there were 29 of you who contributed so that’s a goodly number to get a feel as to what might have happened in Rotterdam.
Whilst Snowdrop is totting up the votes, for an Interval Act I’ve got 8 questions for you, to make the revelations of the scores EVEN MORE exciting than they otherwise would be. You can send me your answers, either as a comment on the blog, or a comment on Facebook, or by DMing me or emailing me in the usual way. Or you can keep your answers private if you want to be a spoilsport.
So here are the 8 questions:
Who will win? (Not who you want to win, who you think will win)
Who will come last?
Which of the Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK) will finish in the lowest position?
UK v. Ireland – which will finish higher?
Russia v. Israel – which will finish higher?
Azerbaijan v. Georgia – which will finish higher?
There were 29 voters (thank you!) – so the maximum score for any country would be 348. Will the winning country score more or less than 200?
Will the UK be on the left or right side of the scoreboard?
You can give yourself one point for each question you get right when the scores are revealed. And you’ve got… ooh… about 24 hours to submit your answers. Go!!!!
Greetings and welcome to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – as virtually decided by the readers of The Real Chrisparkle Blog! Over the past four weeks we’ve chosen the twenty songs to go forward from the semi-finals to join the Big Five plus The Netherlands. So here are your final 26! The job is as simple as usual – listen to the songs, choose your favourite ten, and award them 12, 10, 8, 7, 6 etc votes in the time-honoured tradition.
Before the Coronavirus struck and ruined 2020 for us all, the home nation, the Netherlands, had drawn 23rd in the running order and will therefore keep that position in our version of the contest. As for the remainder of the order, it’s been handed over to Snowdrop the Psychic Bear to create the best possible show from the raw ingredients. Let’s see what kind of a mess he’s made of that.
So settle down, with the largest glass/bottle of wine you can lay your hands on, and we’ll start with song number one, which comes from Austria – Vincent Bueno, with Alive.
Song Two: Greece – Stefania, with Superg!rl (yes, that exclamation mark still annoys me, and that’s why I’ve put it in the Kiss of Death position. I mean Snowdrop. It annoys Snowdrop. Ahem).
Song Three: Belgium – Hooverphonic, with Please Release Me, let me go (I mean, Release Me.)
Song Four: Serbia – Hurricane, with Hasta la Vista (and we’ll never find out quite how badly they would have sung it live).
Song Five: Croatia – Damir Kedžo with Divlji Vjetre. (It means Wild Winds apparently).
Song Six: and it’s the first of the Big Five, Spain – with Universo by Blas Cantó.
Song Seven: Sweden – The Mamas (without the Papas) with Move.
Song Eight: Estonia – Uku Suviste with What Love Is (not a very elegant title, really.)
FIRST COMMERCIAL BREAK – so let’s pop over to the Green Room to see how everyone is doing.
Me: Hi Green Room! How are you all doing?
Green Room: Fine thanks.
END OF FIRST COMMERCIAL BREAK
Song Nine: at a disadvantage, because some people haven’t come back from popping on the kettle or going to the loo; it’s Ireland – Lesley Roy with Story of My Life (see comment about Serbia for vocal notes).
Song Ten: Albania – Arilena Ara with Fall from the Sky. Take an umbrella just in case.
Song Eleven: Another Big Five entry, France – with Tom Leeb and Mon Alliée (The Best In Me). (Come on, which is it – Mon Alliée? or The Best In Me? Make your mind up Tom).
Song Twelve: Norway – Ulrikke, with Attention. She has mine.
Song Thirteen: Israel – Eden Alene with Feker Libi. In lots of languages. Pick one and stick with it.
Song Fourteen: Malta – Destiny with All of my Love. Alas, it wasn’t Destiny’s Destiny.
Song Fifteen: that moment ever true-blood Brit waits for, the moment that the UK gets nul points because everybody hates us. James Newman with My Last Breath. (Other views are available.)
Song Sixteen: Germany – Ben Dolic, apparently using somebody else’s voice, with Violent Thing.
Song Seventeen: Bulgaria – Victoria, with the classier and more grammatically sustainable of this year’s two drunk songs, Tears Getting Sober.
SECOND COMMERCIAL BREAK – time to hit the Green Room again.
Me: I bet the excitement is sensational in the Green Room at the moment!
Green Room: Yes it is.
END OF SECOND COMMERCIAL BREAK.
Song Eighteen (with the same disadvantage as Ireland, see earlier): Iceland – this year’s viral sensation and costume adviser to HM the Queen, Daði og Gagnamagnið with Think About Things.
Song Nineteen: Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears with Répondez-moi (if you can focus on it through your crying eyes).
Song Twenty: Azerbaijan – Efendi with Cleopatra in a good spot in the running order because even today Oil Pays.
Song Twenty-one: Georgia – Tornike Kipiani with his drunken rant, Take me as I Am.
Song Twenty-two: Lithuania – The Roop are On Fire (with desire, getting higher).
Song Twenty-three: huge cheers for the home nation, The Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy with Grow.
Song Twenty-four: three to go, you can do this; Denmark – Ben and Tan with Yes (I mean YES).
Song Twenty-five: the end is in sight, for the last of the Big Five – Italy, with Diodato and Fai Rumore.
Song Twenty-six: traditionally no one listens to this one as they’re working out which is their favourite; Russia – Little Big with Uno.
So there you have it. The twenty-six songs for you to choose from. If you wish to have a reprise of them all – get a life. Or, alternatively, simply play them as often as you like, to the annoyance of the family, the neighbours, the dog and everyone with whom you come into contact (which should be NO ONE, OK??) Then award your points by emailing them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or you can simply DM me if we’re pals). You have until midnight UK time on Sunday 3rd May to accomplish this happy task. Then come back here shortly afterwards for the grand reveal! Merci, et au revoir.
Greetings once again and welcome to the written confirmation of the recording of the Grand Opening of the Envelopes Ceremony of the second Semi Final – you can catch the live action on my Facebook page (should you so desire).
This week 26 of us voted and Snowdrop from the European Bear Union scrutinised intently the opening of the envelopes to ensure that everything was above board. So let’s waste no more time; here goes, and this is the order in which the ten songs were chosen:
So just to confirm, that means:And:As official overseer of the ceremony, Snowdrop insisted – quite dogmatically, actually – that the votes awarded to the songs that failed to make the grade should be made public. His wish is my command:
In 18th position with 26 points from 7 voters – POLAND
In 17th position with 38 points from 8 voters – PORTUGAL
In 16th position with 44 points from 14 voters – MOLDOVA
In 15th position with 49 points from 11 voters (including one dix points) – CZECH REPUBLIC
In 14th position also with 49 points from 8 voters (but with three dix points) – ARMENIA
In 13th position with 53 points from 10 voters (including one douze points) – LATVIA
In 12th position with 55 points from 17 voters – SAN MARINO
And just missing out…
In 11th position also with 55 points from 12 voters (but with one douze points) – FINLAND
I can reveal that the country in 10th position received 63 points (and with no douze points) so it was another quite close finish.
All that remains is for me to thank you for voting in this semi final and there’ll be a vote for the Grand Final next week, which I’m sure you’re completely thrilled about. So keep voting!
Welcome back to the second part of our home-grown Eurovision Song Contest for 2020. In the absence of any Rotterdam-action, we thought, hey why not just do the show right here in the barn? Last week 25 of you (merci bien) voted on the songs in the first semi-final and this week it’s time to present the songs in the second semi-final. All of course under the vigilant eye of Snowdrop the Psychic Bear who no doubt will be a pain in the backside once more.
As noted for the first semi, the order of performance was never fully agreed before International Lockdown, just the songs that are to be aired in the first half or the second half of the show, so it’s up to Snowdrop to employ his psychic powers to decide the running order.
Snowdrop has decreed that the honour of opening the show goes to Natalia Gordienko for Moldova with her song, Prison.
Attracted by the title, Freaky, Snowdrop’s next choice is Senhit, for San Marino.
Snowdrop is rubbing his temples again, this never ends well. Next up is Alicja, with Empires, for Poland.
Estonia next, with Uku Suviste and What Love Is.
Snowdrop’s not happy. He says he’s still waiting for a decent song. I couldn’t possibly comment. Next up is Greece, with Stefania and Superg!rl (yes, that exclamation mark is particularly annoying.)
Snowdrop’s next selection is the Czech Republic. Wasn’t there a better arrangement of this earlier? he asks me. I say, yes, but it’s not for you to take sides. Here’s Benny Cristo with Kemama.
Snowdrop just popped out to do his shopping (it is allowable, even under lockdown), and it’s all frozen food. That can only mean one thing. Next up is Iceland, with Think About Things by Daði og Gagnamagnið.
Two songs to go before the break, and the first is Hurricane for Serbia, with their song Hasta la Vista. Yes, Snowdrop, there are two other Eurovision songs with that title. Proper little know-it-all, that bear.
Rounding off the first half, it’s Alive for Austria, sung by Bruno Mars. I mean, Vincent Bueno. So easy to get the two mixed up.
So now it’s time for my traditional attempt to blag my way into the Green Room with a fake London Eurovision Party VIP pass (you never know, it could work) to have a quick word with some of this year’s contestants.
So, Senhit, welcome back to Eurovision after a gap of nine years. How does it feel to be back in the bubble?
I see, it’s going to be like that again, is it? Alicja, this is odd, it looks as though you’ve brought a stack of movie magazines into the Green Room with you… what are they?
Jeez I had to ask. Uku Suviste, let’s test you on your Eurovision General Knowledge. What are the last four words of the chorus to Vikki Watson’s 1985 entry for the UK?
Uku Suviste: That’s….WHAT LOVE IS?Correct!
Enough frivolity. Now it’s back to the serious question of selecting our ten finalists from the eighteen in this year’s second semi-final. Over to you, Snowdrop; and we’re starting the second half with one of the favourites, it’s Victoria, with Tears Getting Sober, for Bulgaria.
Snowdrop’s now getting ready for his sauna, which must mean it’s time for Finland, and Aksel with Looking Back.
A sauna always makes Snowdrop emotional – I’m presuming that’s the reason he’s getting his hanky out. Clearly in preparation for Gjon’s Tears for Switzerland and Répondez-moi.
I’m getting tired of this bear’s dramatics. Now he’s recreating the story of Icarus and Daedalus. I guess that must mean it’s time for Albania, and Fall from the Sky by Arilena Ara.
He’s just opened a bottle of ten-year-old tawny, so I forgive him – provided he shares it. Time for Portugal, clearly, and Medo de Sentir, by Elisa. Apologies for the fact this isn’t the official video, for some reason WordPress is allergic to that link.
Oh, For Heaven’s Sake. Now he’s drunk. Do you want me to talk like an Englishman, he just asked, belligerently. No, Snowdrop, I don’t want you to talk at all. Ah, I see, he’s now chosen Georgia, and Take me as I am, by Tornike Kipiani.
It’s a bit embarrassing when he gets like this because it brings out his BDSM side. He’s now asking me to put the chains on him, which I’m hoping is the code for Armenia’s song by Athena Manoukian.
He really has drunk way too much. In fact, he’s collapsed in the corner. I supposed I’d better go and find out if he’s still breathing, which coincidentally is the title of the next song by Samanta Tina for Latvia.
One song left, and whilst you listen to Denmark’s entry, YES (in emphatic capitals) by Ben and Tan, I’m going to ring 111 to see what they recommend I do about this bloody bear.
And there you have it. All you now have to do is make your top ten selection from these songs and send me your decision, in the traditional 12 points to your favourite, 10 points to the second, 8 points to the third and so on. If you can, email me at email@example.com – or send me a DM on Facebook. Two super-keen voters on the first semi-final also sent me their votes for this selection, so they have already been added to the master spreadsheet. If you enjoyed voting last time, please feel free to give this lot your consideration. And if you didn’t vote last time, then rise like a phoenix, recognise to your civic duty and vote this time. You’ve got until midnight (UK time) on Sunday April 19th to finally face your Waterloo.
So, with the excitement at fever pitch, I recorded the grand Opening of the Envelopes Ceremony for the first Semi Final, to confirm the ten songs going through to the final. And could I upload it to WordPress? Could I buffalo. Actually, that’s not fair; I could upload it – but it played audio only, not the visual. Not the effect I was trying to achieve. WordPress help chat were very helpful and full of suggestions; but in the end they didn’t understand why it wasn’t working either. Sigh. I have managed to upload it to Facebook though, so you can enjoy the true “as live” experience there.
As for here, we return to the written word to reveal the ten songs that you have chosen in your thousands, I mean hundreds, I mean 25 of us, drawn by my own fair hand at random from a bowl of envelopes, all the while being scrutinised by the official overseer of the EBU, that’s the European Bear Union, Snowdrop.
This is the order in which the ten songs were chosen:
So just to confirm, that means:
As official overseer of the ceremony, Snowdrop insisted that the votes awarded to the songs that failed to make the grade should be made public. His wish is my command:
In 17th position with 8 points from 3 voters – BELARUS
In 16th position with 27 points from 5 voters (including one douze points) – SLOVENIA
In 15th position with 37 points from 12 voters – AUSTRALIA
In 14th position with 46 points from 10 voters (including one douze points) – UKRAINE
In 13th position with 50 points from 10 voters (including one douze points) – ROMANIA
In 12th position with 55 points from 14 voters – NORTH MACEDONIA
And just missing out…
In 11th position with 58 points from 10 voters (including one douze points) – CYPRUS
I can reveal that the country in 10th position received 62 points (with no douze points) so it was quite a close finish.
All that remains is for me to thank you for voting in this semi final and there’ll be a vote for the second semi final next week, Snowdrop permitting!
Greetings gentle reader, and welcome to this slightly different version of my usual Eurovision Preview. As you know, this year’s Eurovision has gone the way of The Great Soprendo’s magic – piff paff poff. So here are the contenders for the first Semi Final – and what you have to do is listen, appreciate, enjoy, but also employ your critical faculties and come up with your top ten songs. Then simply send me an email, awarding 12 points to your favourite, 10 points to your second favourite, then 8, 7, 6, etc in true Eurovision style. I’ll then add them up and we will have a grand Opening the Envelopes ceremony next week.
Because the draw for the order of performance was never officially made, all we can do is look at the first half and second half allocations and ask Snowdrop, the Psychic Bear, to guess the order that the songs would have appeared on Tuesday 12th May. Over to you, Snowdrop.
Snowdrop has rubbed his temples and concluded that the first song to be performed is North Macedonia, with You, performed by Vasil.
Next up is Slovenia, and it’s Ana Soklič with Voda. Thank you, Snowdrop.
Psychic Snowdrop’s third choice is Australia, whose song is Don’t Break Me by Montaigne.
Fourth in the running order is Ireland, with Story of my Life by Lesley Roy.
Snowdrop’s temples are really throbbing now. He’s going to be such a diva when this is over. His next choice is Russia, with Uno by Little Big.
Snowdrop started to waggle his hands over his head which can only mean one thing: his next choice is another of the favourites, Lithuania, with On Fire by The Roop.
The seventh of these 17 songs comes from Sweden, it’s Move by The Mamas.
And the last song from the “first half pot” of countries comes from Belarus – Da Vidna by VAL.
So, whilst Snowdrop has gone off for a massage, it’s time for me to head to the Green Room to see how the stars are coping with the pressure.
Montaigne, tell me, if I said that your whole career depended on this moment, how would you react?
Montaigne: DON’T BREAK ME!!
Oops, didn’t realise she was so tetchy. OK, Lesley Roy from Ireland, is this the first time that you’ve had a big disappointment like this, or is it…
Lesley Roy: STORY OF MY LIFE.
Ah I’m beginning to see a thread here. OK. So, Little Big, what was the first car you ever owned?
Little Big: Un –
Sorry, have to stop you there before you reply because Snowdrop is back from the massage parlour with a strange sort of self-satisfied smirk on his face…. Better get on.
Starting off the second half of this semi-final it’s Norway, with Ulrikke and Attention.
Snowdrop’s rubbing his temples again. I hope he’s washed his hands. He’s chosen next Malta, with Destiny and All of my Love.
Snowdrop’s now applying a moisturiser. He’s such a strange bear. Next is Israel, with Eden Alene and Feker Libi.
He’s now got cucumber poultices over his eyes whilst relaxing over a manicure. I’m not sure he’s taking this seriously. His next choice is Ukraine, with Go_A and Solovey.
Snowdrop has just knocked back a double vodka, from which I deduce the next song is Roxen’s Alcohol You for Romania.
He’s also demanded some Brussels paté, so I’m guessing it’s Belgium next, Hooverphonic with Release Me.
Snowdrop just said “Croatia” with a dismissive stare. I hate that bear sometimes. Just cos he’s got psychic powers he thinks he owns the place. Here’s Damir Kedzo with Divlji vjetre.
I’m going to demote Snowdrop from this important task for the next semi-final. He won’t see that coming. Here’s Efendi for Azerbaijan with Cleopatra.
Apparently his psychic powers are pretty good, because he did see that coming and has just stuck two fingers up at me and stomped off. That’s what comes of getting a rescue bear. No pedigree. Never again. Anyway, that leaves just one song to play – Running, by Sandro, for Cyprus.
So your task now is to whittle down these songs into a top ten and send me your decision. You know the score – 12 points to your favourite, 10 to your second, 8 to the third and so on. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – or send me a DM on Facebook, if we’re pals. Or you can put your scores in a comment on this blog and I will redact your answers! Please DON’T openly write your scores down as an open comment on Facebook or Twitter for everyone to see because that would be SILLY. You’ve got until midnight (UK time) on Sunday April 5th to make your mind up. I’m off to settle Snowdrop’s psychoanalyst’s account. Pain in the arse, that bear.
Another Suitcase in Another Hall… no, this is no time for Evita. With theatres, cinemas and pubs closed, there’s not a lot for me to talk about in these stressful times. No plays, films, comedy, dance; the local University acting students’ FlashFringe Festival has been cancelled, and, looking ahead, can you really see the Edinburgh Fringe taking place as normal? Still, at least we’ve always got Eurovisi…. Ah, bollocks!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. It’s vital that these events be shut down and that people do their best not to come into contact with others so that this terrible virus can be managed and its potency reduced. The quicker we hole up and hunker down, the quicker we can go out again. On a personal note, I’m happy to report that Mrs Chrisparkle and I, plus all our extended families and close friends, seem to be currently healthy and I pray to the God I don’t believe in that this will continue. Mrs C is permanently working from home but, luckily for us, we’re used to each other’s company, having worked together in the past, so we’re not yet calling in the divorce lawyers. In the absence of live theatre action, there’s always the written word, so I’ll be continuing with my Agatha Christie Challenge and my Paul Berna Challenge, and I’ll try to keep up with my James Bond Challenge too. My friend Lord Liverpool’s new book is out soon and I’m reading it so that I can grill him on these pages in a month or so’s time.
But yeah, Eurovision…. It was never going to be sensible or even possible, to get people from all around the world congregating in Rotterdam in mid-May. The EBU in their wisdom have declared that the songs that had been chosen for this year will not be eligible for the 2021 contest – and I can appreciate that in fourteen months’ time those songs could feel stale to the performers and some fresh excitement needs to be injected. However, that means there are 41 songs this year that have ended up in no man’s land; and some of them are pretty amazing.
So I thought I’d conduct my own Eurovision Song Contest 2020 through this blog; two semi-finals and a final consisting of the top twenty from the semis plus the Netherlands and the Big Five. It’ll take a week or so to set up I expect, so watch this space for the first semi-final coming soon and advice on how to vote.
Other friends have done it – so I’m giving it a go too. This post does exactly what it says on the tin; these are my favourite entries of the last ten years from all the Eurovision competing countries. Expect some shocks and surprises!
A quick breakdown reveals the numbers by years:
2011, 2017 and 2018, 2 entries each
2012, 2014, 2016 and 2019, 4 entries each
2013, 5 entries
2015, 7 entries
2010, 12 entries
Albania 16th in 2010 – Juliana Pasha – It’s All About You
Armenia 7th in 2010 – Eva Rivas – Apricot Stone
Australia 2nd in 2016 – Dami Im – Sound of Silence
Austria 1st in 2014 – Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix
Azerbaijan 2nd in 2013 – Farid Mammadov – Hold Me
Belarus 16th in 2014 – Teo – Cheesecake
Belgium12th in 2013 – Roberto Bellarossa – Love Kills
Bosnia & Herzegovina 17th in 2010 – Vukašin Brajić – Thunder And Lightning
Bulgaria Failed to qualify in 2010 – Miro – Angel si ti
Croatia Failed to qualify in 2011 – Daria – Celebrate
Cyprus 16th in 2010 – Ivi Adamou – La La Love
Czech Republic 11th in 2019 – Lake Malawi – Friend of a Friend
Denmark 9th in 2018 – Rasmussen – Higher Ground
Estonia 7th in 2015 – Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday
Finland24th in 2013 – Krista Siegfrids – Marry Me
France 6th in 2016 – Amir – J’ai Cherché
Georgia 9th in 2011 – Eldrine – One More Day
Germany 1st in 2010 – Lena – Satellite
Greece 17th in 2012 – Eleftheria Eleftheriou – Aphrodisiac
Hungary 24th in 2012 – Compact Disco – Sound of our Hearts
Iceland 19th in 2010 – Hera Björk – Je Ne Sais Quoi
Ireland Failed to qualify in 2016 – Nicky Byrne – Sunlight
Israel 9th in 2015 – Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy
Italy 6th in 2017 – Francesco Gabbani – Occidentalis Karma
Latvia Failed to qualify in 2014 – Aarzemnieki – Cake to Bake
Lithuania 22nd in 2013 – Andrius Pojavis – Something
Malta 8th in 2013 – Gianluca Bezzina – Tomorrow
Moldova 11th in 2012 – Pasha Parfeny – Lăutar
Montenegro 13th in 2015 Knez – Adio
Netherlands Failed to qualify in 2015 – Trijntje Oosterhuis – Walk Along
North Macedonia Failed to qualify in 2017 – Jana Burčeska – Dance Alone
Norway 8th in 2015 – Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me
Poland Failed to qualify in 2010 – Marcin Mroziński – Legenda
Portugal Failed to qualify in 2014 – Suzy – Quero ser tua
Romania 3rd in 2010 – Playing with Fire – Paula Seling and Ovi
Russia 11th in 2010 – Peter Nalitch & Friends – Lost and Forgotten
San Marino 19th in 2019 – Serhat – Say Na Na Na
Serbia 10th in 2015 – Bojana Stamenov – Beauty Never Lies
Slovakia Failed to qualify in 2010 – Kristina Pelakova – Horehronie
Slovenia 14th in 2015 – Maraaya – Here For You
Spain 22nd in 2019 – Miki – La Venda
Sweden 1st in 2012 – Loreen – Euphoria
Switzerland 4th in 2019 – Luca Hänni – She Got Me
Turkey 2nd in 2010 – maNga – We Could be the Same
Ukraine 17th in 2018 – Melovin – Under the Ladder
United Kingdom 24th in 2016 – Joe and Jake – You’re Not Alone
I’m sure you’ll disagree and have your own favourites – let me know in the comment box!