We asked #YOU, our lovely readers, viewers and visitors, to vote on your favourite national final entries of the Eurovision 2020 season, and now that the votes have all been counted, we can start to go down memory lane and look back at some of the gems and new classics from last year’s competitions. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and we hope to see even bigger numbers for the 2021 edition!
But for now, which songs will reach the top of the voting, and have YOUR favourites made it into the top 50?
Every two days we will be counting down another batch of songs, so stay tuned to ESC United to find out which of the 2020 national finalists comes out on top!
Without further ado, let’s begin our countdown…
50th to 46th place
50. 🇦🇱 Kanita Suma – Ankth
Kanita’s fiery “Ankth” succinctly tells the story of personal struggle and casting away the shackles of anxiety and worry, and it’s certain from her powerful performance she is “rising like a phoenix” to the occasion. While she may not have been able to capture the FiK crown – in fact, this didn’t even qualify to the final – she certainly captured hearts and souls enough to sneak into our #YOUrovision top 50 result.
49. 🇦🇱 Era Rusi – Eja merre
Sticking with Albania, Era Rusi pips Kanita Suma into 49th place with a very different feel, as the upbeat “Eja merre” combines ethnopop party vibes and a striking stage show with the familiar Albanian passion and fire in her voice! Despite the differences, this song also takes an emotional turn as she pleads with her love to “come and take it” while sharing her concerns about loneliness and jealousy.
48. 🇸🇪 Paul Rey – Talking in My Sleep
The first of numerous Melodifestivalen (herein: Melfest) entries in this countdown, and one of the returning artists for the 2021 edition of the Swedish competition. Paul Rey’s track showcases minimalistic production to convey a simple emotional message; raspy vocals effectively share the pain of losing a lover and hoping that they’ll come back to Paul. Hmm, there seems to be a theme developing here…
47. 🇸🇪 Klara Hammarström – Nobody
Another of 2020’s Melfest debutees who will take another crack at glory in 2021! Klara’s “Nobody” is a radio-friendly slice of pure pop performed to perfection, with a four-strong group of backing dancers replicating the Fuego experience. Sadly, she finished an agonising 5th in the semi-final behind Paul Rey, but it is Klara who gets the last laugh by going one spot above him in #YOUrovision. Can she do the same in this year’s Swedish selection?
46. 🇵🇹 Throes + The Shine – Movimento
Angolan-Portuguese band Throes + The Shine had already made a name for themselves in Portugal and beyond with their unique blend of electronics, rock and kuduro music. Blessed, then, were the ears of Eurofans everywhere when “Movimento” dropped, complete with wobbly electronics, fierce rapping and catchy as hell hooks that even the foreign ear gets caught on. Bring it all together with a visual feast of a performance and it’s no surprise this one stuck in the minds long after Festival da Canção!
Stay tuned, as we will reveal the songs that finished in 45th to 41st in the #YOUrovision ranking on Saturday at 14:00 CET!
Do #YOU agree with these five songs making the ranking? Should any of them be higher? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE, below in the comments or on social media!