Turkey: Withdrawing from Eurovision was the right choice says Erdogan!

It is known that Turkey has abstained from the Eurovision Song Contest for the last 12 years with their last participation dating back in 2012 when the contest took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, a country that Turkey considers as a brother nation.

From 2013 onwards, the country decided to stay away from the competition, initially expressing its opposition to the regulations of the contest, including the status of the Big 5 countries and the introduction of the juries that determine 50% of the final result. Then came the addition of Turkey’s discomfort with the visibility of LGBTQI people with the then director general of the country’s public broadcaster, TRT, making a direct reference to drag personality Conchita Wurst who won the competition in 2014 on behalf of Austria.

Today the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself, in his political statements made a direct reference to Turkey’s abstention from the song contest. Specifically, he stated that:

‘It’s been 12 years since we didn’t participate at this disgraceful contest. It was a right decision by us. It’s impossible to find normal person at Eurovision and it promotes weird people because it’s a deliberate attempt to remove gender term.’

You can watch the relevant statement from a post on X below

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INFE Poll 2024: Results from INFE Türkiye!

As every year, the INFE International Network conducts the INFE Poll with all its member organizations ranking this year’s entries. Following the votes of eleven member organizations, it’s now time for INFE Türkiye to reveal its rankings!

The detailed scoring from INFE Türkiye is as follows:

  • Spain – 1 point
  • Sweden – 2 points
  • Croatia – 3 points
  • Azerbaijan – 4 points
  • Austria – 5 points
  • Estonia – 6 points
  • Armenia – 7 points
  • Belgium – 8 points
  • Greece – 10 points
  • Italy – 12 points

Italy manages to secure the top spot with 12 points and continues to hold the second position on the scoreboard.

The current standings after the votes of the twelve member organizations are as follows:

Who will be the ultimate winner of the INFE Poll 2024?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Eurovision 2024 in Malmö!

Sourceesctoday.com

OGAE Poll 2024: The results from Turkey!

For every year since 2007, OGAE International conducts the OGAE Poll, which includes the votes of its members from 42 different countries. After the first country, France, submitted its votes, it is now Turkey’s turn to cast its votes.

In detail, the 122 members of OGAE Turkey voted as following:

  • 12 points to Italy
  • 10 points to Croatia
  • 8 points to Switzerland
  • 7 points to Greece
  • 6 points to Belgium
  • 5 points to Spain
  • 4 points to Austria
  • 3 points to Sweden
  • 2 points to France
  • 1 point to Azerbaijan

The results following the votes of two countries are the following:

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Source: OGAE International

Käärijä wins #ESC250 | Here are the detailed results of #ESC250 by Songfestival.be!

Happy New Year everyone! The first article for 2024 could be no other but the results of the #ESC250 voting by Songfestival.be in collaboration and as presented via EFR12 Radio.

For the sixteenth year in a row, Songfestival.be conducted during November a poll, asking Eurofans to vote for their ten favorite Eurovision entries of all time. 2023, also, marks the first year that the results are announced via EFR12 Radio. Starting at 11:30 CET and for twelve hours straight, we had the chance to listen to what the Eurovision community considers as the all-time classics of the contest.

Hence, Käärijä is the big winner of this year’s #ESC250 with his song “Cha Cha Cha“. Käärijä represented Finland in Eurovision 2023, winning the public voting with a huge margin and finishing second overall. It looks like that fans loved Käärijä and their love has not faded away yet.

The detailed results of #ESC250

  • 01. 🇫🇮 Finland 2023 – Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha (NEW)
  • 02. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2023 – Loreen – Tattoo (NEW)
  • 03. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2012 – Loreen – Euphoria (-1)
  • 04. 🇪🇸 Spain 2022 – Chanel – SloMo (-3)
  • 05. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2022 – Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer (-2)
  • 06. 🇮🇹 Italy 2021 – Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni (-1)
  • 07. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2021 – Go_A – Shum (-1)
  • 08. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2018 – Eleni Foureira – Fuego (-4)
  • 09. 🇫🇷 France 2021 – Barbara Pravi – Voilà (+1)
  • 10. 🇪🇸 Spain 2023 – Blanca Paloma – EaΕa (NEW)
  • 11. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2023 – Joker Out – Carpe Diem (NEW)
  • 12. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2019 – Duncan Laurence – Arcade (-6)
  • 13. 🇮🇹 Italy 2020 – Diodato – Fai Rumore (-4)
  • 14. 🇳🇴 Norway 2019 – KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky (-1)
  • 15. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2019 – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra (+17)
  • 16. 🇳🇴 Norway 2023 Alessandra – Queen Of Kings (NEW)
  • 17. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2016 Jamala – 1944 (-2)
  • 18. 🇳🇴 Norway 2009 Alexander Rybak – Fairytale (-2)
  • 19. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2021 Gjon’s Tears – Tout L’Univers (=)
  • 20. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2022 Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano (-9)
  • 21. 🇬🇷 Greece 2005 Helena Paparizou – My Number One (-1)
  • 22. 🇮🇹 Italy 2019 Mahmood – Soldi (-4)
  • 23. 🇮🇹 Italy 2023 Marco Mengoni – Due Vite (NEW)
  • 24. 🇳🇴 Norway 1995 Secret Gardern – Nocturne (=)
  • 25. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2007 Marija Šerifović – Molitva (+2)
  • 26. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2022 S10 – De Diepte (-8)
  • 27. 🇮🇱 Israel 2023 Noa Kirel – Unicorn (NEW)
  • 28. 🇫🇮 Finland 2021 Blind Channel – Dark Side (+17)
  • 29. 🇦🇹 Austria 2023 Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar? (NEW)
  • 30. 🇮🇹 Italy 2015 Il Volo – Grande Amore (-9)
  • 31. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2023 Sudden Lights – Aijā (NEW)
  • 32. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2015 Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside (-6)
  • 33. 🇪🇸 Spain 2012 Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo (-22)
  • 34. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2017 MARO – Saudade Saudade (-6)
  • 35. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2017 Blanche – City Lights (-12)
  • 36. 🇪🇸 Spain 2003 Beth – Dime (-28)
  • 37. 🇫🇮 Finland 2006 Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (+14)
  • 38. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2007 Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (+19)
  • 39. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2017 Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois (-9)
  • 40. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (-15)
  • 41. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 2022 Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN (-27)
  • 42. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2015 Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye to Yesterday (-13)
  • 43. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1974 ABBA – Waterloo (-21)
  • 44. 🇦🇹 Austria 2014 Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix (-8)
  • 45. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2023 Brunette – Future Lover (NEW)
  • 46. 🇬🇷 Greece 2022 Amanda Tenfjord – Die Together (-15)
  • 47. 🇩🇰 Denmark 2013 Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops (-4)
  • 48. 🇬🇷 Greece 2001 Antique – (I Would) Die For You (-2)
  • 49. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2014 Sanna Nielsen – Undo (+13)
  • 50. 🇦🇺 Australia 2016 Dami Im – Sound of Silence (-12)
  • 51. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2010 maNga – We Could Be the Same (-17)
  • 52. 🇷🇺 Russia 2016 Sergey Lazarev – You are the Only One (+9)
  • 53. 🇫🇷 France 2023 La Zarra – Evidemment (NEW)
  • 54. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2020 Daði Freyr – Think About Things (-1)
  • 55. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2023 Luke Black – Samo mi se spava (NEW)
  • 56. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2015 Aminata – Love Injected (-8)
  • 57. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2003 Setab Erener – Everyway That I Can (-15)
  • 58. 🇪🇸 Spain 1995 Anabel Conde – Vuelve conmigo (-18)
  • 59. 🇨🇿 Czechia 2023 Vesna – My Sister’s Crown (NEW)
  • 60. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2021 Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo (-23)
  • 61. Serbia and Montenegro 2004 Željko Joksimović – Lane moje (-7)
  • 62. 🇮🇹 Italy 2022 Mahmood & BLANCO – Brividi (-15)
  • 63. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2022 Kalush Orchestra – Stefania (-24)
  • 64. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2022 Monika Liu – Senitmentai (-23)
  • 65. 🇭🇺 Hungary 2018 AWS – Viszlát Nyár (+29)
  • 66. 🇦🇺 Australia 2023 Voyager – Promise (NEW)
  • 67. 🇧🇦 Bosnia 2006 Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (+6)
  • 68. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2020 Gjon’s Tears – Répondez-moi (+7)
  • 69. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2023 ALIKA – Bridges (NEW)
  • 70. 🇩🇪 Germany 2010 Lena – Satellite (-10)
  • 71. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2009 Urban Symphony – Rändajad (+6)
  • 72. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 1997 Ethnic & Sebnem Paker – Dinle (-14)
  • 73. 🇳🇴 Norway 2015 Mørland & Debra Scarlett – A Monster Like Me (-21)
  • 74. 🇭🇷 Croatia 2011 Daria – Celebrate (+29)
  • 75. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2020: Victoria – Tears Getting Sober (-19)
  • 76. 🇮🇹 Italy 2017: Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma (+7)
  • 77. 🇳🇴 Norway 2013: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love (+1)
  • 78. 🇪🇸 Spain 2014: Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing In The Rain (-45)
  • 79. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2009: Hadise – Düm Tek Tek (-10)
  • 80. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2012: Ivi Adamou – La La Love (-45)
  • 81. 🇪🇸 Spain 1973: Mocedades – Eres Tú (-22)
  • 82. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2022: Andromache – Ela (-19)
  • 83. 🇮🇹 Italy 2018: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente (+1)
  • 84. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1973: Anne Marie David – Tu Te Reconnaîtras (+14)
  • 85. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2016: Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime (-17)
  • 86. 🇬🇷 Greece 2008: Kalomira – Secret Combination (+13)
  • 87. 🇨🇿 Czechia 2022: We Are Domi – Lights Off (-38)
  • 88. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2019: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi (-1)
  • 89. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2004: Ruslana – Wild Dances (+2)
  • 90. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 2023: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song (NEW)
  • 91. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1965: France Gall – Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son (-2)
  • 92. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 2014: The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm (-20)
  • 93. 🇳🇴 Norway 2020: Ulrikke – Attention (-19)
  • 94. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 1988: Céline Dion – Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi (+12)
  • 95. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2016: Iveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave (-30)
  • 96. 🇫🇷 France 2022: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn (-14)
  • 97. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1996: Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit (-47)
  • 98. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2023: Gustaph – Because of You (NEW)
  • 99. 🇭🇷 Croatia 1999: Doris – Marija Magdalena (-9)
  • 100. 🇮🇱 Israel 1983: Ofra Haza – Hi (+20)
  • 101. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2019: Conan Osiris – Telemóveis (-8)
  • 102. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2019: Luca Hänni – She Got Me (-22)
  • 103. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2017: Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess (-22)
  • 104. 🇮🇱 Israel 2018: Netta – Toy (-18)
  • 105. 🇫🇷 France 1991: Amina – Le Dernier qui a parlé (+2)
  • 106. 🇮🇱 Israel 2007: Shiri Maimon – HaSheket SheNish’ar (-11)
  • 107. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2021: Hurricane – Loco Loco (-36)
  • 108. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2009: – Yohanna – Is It True (-12)
  • 109. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1997: Katrina & the Waves – Love Shine a Light (-17)
  • 110. 🇦🇱 Albania 2018: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall (-25)
  • 111. 🇬🇷 Greece 2021: Stefania – Last Dance (+6)
  • 112. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2011: – Eric Saade – Popular (-36)
  • 113. Yugoslavia 1990: Tajci – Hajde da ludujemo (+6)
  • 114. 🇩🇪 Germany 2023: Lord of the Lost – Blood and Glitter (NEW)
  • 115. 🇮🇹 Italy 1992: Mia Martini – Rapsodia (+35)
  • 116. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1987: Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now (+13)
  • 117. 🇸🇲 San Marino 2021: Senhit ft Flo Rida – Adrenalina (-15)
  • 118. 🇮🇹 Italy 2013: Marco Mengoni – L’Essenziale (-21)
  • 119. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1993: Niamh Kavanagh – In Your Eyes (+24)
  • 120. 🇦🇱 Albania 2022: Ronela Hajati – Sekret (-65)
  • 121. 🇵🇱 Poland 2022: Ochman – River (-54)
  • 122. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2020: The Roop – On Fire (-11)
  • 123. 🇪🇸 Spain 2007: D’Nash – I Love Mi Vida (NEW)
  • 124. 🇬🇷 Greece 2013: Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol is Free (+36)
  • 125. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2009: AySel and Arash – Always (+13)
  • 126. 🇷🇺 Russia 2020: Little Big – Uno (+16)
  • 127. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2022: Zdob si Zdub and Advahov Brothers – Trenuletul (-17)
  • 128. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2012: Kaliopi – Crno I Belo (+23)
  • 129. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2008: Mor ve Ötesi – Deli (+12)
  • 130. 🇷🇴 Romania 2022: WRS – Llamame (-64)
  • 131. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2018: Claudia Pascoal – O Jardim (+6)
  • 132. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2023: Mimicat – Ai Curacao (NEW)
  • 133. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2021: Equinox – Bones (-8)
  • 134. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1996: Eimear Quinn – The Voice (+5)
  • 135. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2021: Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old (-47)
  • 136. 🇳🇴 Norway 2021: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf a Banana (-31)
  • 137. 🇷🇴 Romania 2021: Roxen – Amnesia (-6)
  • 138. 🇫🇮 Finland 2014: Softengine – Something Better (+6)
  • 139. 🇮🇱 Israel 1998: Dana International – Diva (-4)
  • 140. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2008: Sirusho – Qele qele (+6)
  • 141. 🇮🇹 Italy 1997: Jalisse – Fiumi di parole (-27)
  • 142. 🇪🇦 Spain 1990: Azucar Moreno – Bandido (-34)
  • 143. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2012: Željko Joksimović – Nije ljubav stvar (+5)
  • 144. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2007: Sopho – Visionary Dream (-8)
  • 145. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2022: Rosa Linn – Snap (-81)
  • 146. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2021: Efendi – Mata Hari (-46)
  • 147. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2013: Anouk – Birds (+24)
  • 148. 🇦🇱 Albania 2019: Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës (-27)
  • 149. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2021: Daði Freyr – 10 years (-2)
  • 150. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1998: Imaani – Where Are You Now (+25)
  • 151. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1993: Sonia – Better the Devil You Know (+12)
  • 152. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2018: Elina Nechayeva – La forza (+1)
  • 153. 🇦🇱 Albania 2012: Rona Nishliu – Suus (-4)
  • 154. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2001: Nuša Derenda – Energy (+62)
  • 155. 🇬🇷 Greece 2004: Sakis Rouvas – Shake It (+12)
  • 156. 🇫🇷 France 1977: Marie Myriam – L’oiseau et l’enfant (+39)
  • 157. 🇫🇷 France 2009: Patricia Kaas – Et s’il fallait le faire (-5)
  • 158. 🇦🇺 Australia 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity (-28)
  • 159. 🇮🇹 Italy 1984: Alice&Battiato – I treni di Tozeur (+7)
  • 160. 🇭🇷 Croatia 1998: Danijela – Neka mi ne svane (+9)
  • 161. 🇳🇴 Norway 2013: Carl Espen – Silent Storm (-35)
  • 162. 🇭🇷 Croatia 2023: Let3 – Mama ŠČ! (NEW)
  • 163. 🇬🇷 Greece 1991: Sophia Vossou – I anixi (+5)
  • 164. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2009: Svetlana Loboda – Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl) (+25)
  • 165. 🇷🇺 Russia 2021: Manizha – Russian Woman (-50)
  • 166. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2018: Mélovin – Under the Ladder (NEW)
  • 167. 🇵🇱 Poland 2023: Blanka – Solo (NEW)
  • 168. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2009: Inga & Anush – Jan Jan (-4)
  • 169. 🇬🇷 Greece 2006: Anna Vissi – Everything (+26)
  • 170. 🇷🇺 Russia 2007: Serebro – Song #1 (NEW)
  • 171. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2000: Ines – Once in a Lifetime (+370)
  • 172. 🇩🇪 Germany 2011: Lena – Taken by a Stranger (-54)
  • 173. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1991: Carola – Fångad av en stormvind (+29)
  • 174. 🇦🇱 Albania 2015: Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive (-47)
  • 175. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2019: Tamta – Replay (-62)
  • 176. 🇲🇹 Malta 2021: Destiny Chukunyere – Je me casse (-67)
  • 177. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2004: Lena Philipsson – It Hurts (-12)
  • 178. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2000: Brainstorm – My Star (+5)
  • 179. 🇩🇰 Denmark 1963: Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann – Dansevise (+9)
  • 180. 🇲🇰 Macedonia 2017: Jana Burceska – Dance Alone (+13)
  • 181. 🇦🇱 Albania 2010: Juliana Pasha – It’s All About You (NEW)
  • 182. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2006: Kate Ryan – Je t’adore (+26)
  • 183. 🇳🇴 Norway 2021: TIX – Fallen Angel (-78)
  • 184. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2020: Go_A – Solovey (-52)
  • 185. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2023: Monika Linkytė – Stay (NEW)
  • 186. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2008: Ani Lorak – Shady Lady (-31)
  • 187. 🇷🇴 Romania 2020: Roxen – Alcohol You (-26)
  • 188. 🇲🇪 Montenegro 2015: Knez – Adio (-34)
  • 189. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2022: LPS – Disko (+60)
  • 190. 🇷🇴 Romania 2010: Paula Seling & Ovi – Playing With Fire (+28)
  • 191. 🇧🇪 Belgium 1986: Sandra Kim – J’aime la vie (NEW)
  • 192. 🇷🇺 Russia 2000: Alsou – Solo (NEW)
  • 193. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2023: Pasha Parfeni – Soarele Si Luna (NEW)
  • 194. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2019: Tamara Todevska – Proud (+26)
  • 195. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1972: Vicky Leandros – Après Toi (NEW)
  • 196. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2016: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – Midnight Gold (-95)
  • 197. 🇫🇷 France 2016: Amir – J’ai Cherché (-23)
  • 198. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2008: Jelena Tomasevic – Oro (-21)
  • 199.🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2007: Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov – Water (+28)
    200. 
    🇩🇰 Denmark 2021: Fyr og Flamme – Øve Os På Hinanden (-4)
  • 201. 🇫🇮 Finland 2017: Norma John – Blackbird (+41)
  • 202. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2020: Athena – Chains On You (NEW)
  • 203. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2003: Urban Trad – Sanomi (-13)
    204. 
    🇮🇹 Italy 1958: Domenico Modugno – Nel Blu dipinto di blu (+32)
  • 205. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2021: The Roop – Discoteque (+18)
  • 206. 🇩🇪 Germany 2013: Cascada – Glorious (-25)
  • 207. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2006: Carola – Invincible (-10)
  • 208. 🇬🇷 Greece 1993: Kaiti Garbi – Ellada Xora Tou Fotos (-52)
  • 209. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2008: Charlotte Perelli – Hero (-29)
  • 210. 🇪🇦 Spain 2019: Miki – La Venda (-86)
  • 211. 🇮🇸 Iceland 1999: Selma – All Out Of Luck (-29)
  • 212. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2023: Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart (NEW)
  • 213. 🇫🇮 Finland 2022: The Rasmus – Jezebel (-8)
  • 214. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2023: Iru – Echo (NEW)
  • 215. 🇭🇺 Hungary 2017: Joci Pápai – Origo (-43)
  • 216. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2021: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place (+16)
  • 217. 🇸🇰 Slovakia 2010: Kristina – Horehronie (-83)
  • 218. 🇲🇪 Montenegro 2013: Who See – Igranka (+7)
  • 219. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2022: Systur – Með hækkandi sól (-2)
  • 220. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2018: Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off (-87)
  • 221. 🇬🇷 Greece 1995: Elina Konstantopoulou – Pia prosefchi (NEW)
  • 222. 🇧🇦 Bosnia 2009: Regina – Bistra Voda (+24)
  • 223. 🇮🇹 Italy 2016: Francesca Michielin – No Degree Of Separation (-61)
  • 224. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2011: Maja Keuc – No One (NEW)
  • 225. 🇷🇺 Russia 2015: Polina Gagarina – A Million Voices (-25)
  • 226. 🇮🇹 Italy 1990: Toto Cutugno – Insieme 1992 (NEW)
  • 227. 🇬🇷 Greece 2018: Yianna Terzi – Oniro Mou (NEW)
  • 228. 🇩🇪 Germany 2018: Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone (+6)
  • 229. 🇦🇱 Albania 2023: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje (NEW)
  • 230. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2021: Natalia Gordienko – Sugar (+1)
  • 231. 🇩🇪 Germany 1975: Joy Fleming – Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein (-52)
  • 232. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 1998: Edsilia Rombley – Hemel En Aarde (NEW)
  • 233. 🇮🇸 Iceland 1997: Paul Oscar – Minn Hinsti Dans (-34)
  • 234. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1996: One More Time – Den Vilda (-64)
  • 235. 🇮🇱 Israel 2000: Ping Pong – Sa’me’akh (NEW)
  • 236. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2012 : Ott Lepland – Kuula (-38)
  • 237. 🇬🇷 Greece 2019: Katerine Duska – Better Love (-59)
  • 238. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2013: Zlata Ognevich – Gravity (-17)
  • 239. 🇮🇱 Israel 1991: Duo Katz – Kan (NEW)
  • 240. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas) (-83)
  • 241. 🇩🇪 Germany 1979 : Dschinghis Khan – Dschinghis Khan (NEW)
  • 242. 🇫🇮 Finland 2018: Saara Aalto – Monsters (+1)
  • 243. 🇮🇪 Ireland 2022: Brooke Scullion – That’s Rich (-127)
  • 244. 🇬🇷 Greece 2020: Stefania – Superg!rl (NEW)
  • 245. 🇷🇺 Russia 2003: Tatu – Ne Ver’, Ne Bojsia (-100)
  • 246. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2015: Nina Sublatti – Warrior (NEW)
  • 247. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2010: Safira – Drip Drop (-22)
  • 248. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1994: Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan– Rock’n’roll Kids (NEW)
  • 249. 🇮🇹 Italy 1964: Gigliola Cinquetti – Non Ho l’Étà (NEW)
  • 250. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2022: Stefan – Hope (-74)

The countries with the most appearances on #ESC250

A total of fifty-two countries have taken part at the Eurovision Song Contest during its almost seventy years run. In this year’s #ESC250 voting, some countries have stood out, such as:

Greece: fourteen entries

Italy: sixteen entries

Sweden: thirteen entries

What do you think of this year’s results? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news!

Source: Songfestival.be

These are the 50 most-watched performances on Eurovision YouTube channel!

For yet another year, just some hours before the New Year, Eurovision TV reveals the 50 songs that got the most views throught the year, on the contest’s official YouTube channel.

Let’s see the songs that the TOP 50: Most watched in 2023 is consisted of:

50) 🇸🇪 Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes”– Sweden 2015

49) 🇬🇪 Iru – “Echo” – Georgia 2023

48) 🇬🇷 Victor Vernicos – “What They Say” – Greece 2023

47) 🇲🇹 THE BUSKER – “Dance (Our Own Party)” – Malta 2023

46) 🇨🇾 Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” – Cyprus 2018

45) 🇫🇷 Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” – France 2021

44) 🇳🇴 Subwoolfer – ”Give That Wolf A Banana” – Norway 2022

43) 🇷🇺 Sergey Lazarev – “You Are The Only One” – Russia 2016

42) 🇲🇩 Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira – “Run Away” – Moldova 2010

41) 🇳🇱 Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper – “Burning Daylight” – Netherlands 2023

40) 🇹🇷 maNga – “We Could Be The Same” – Türkiye 2010

39) 🇫🇮 Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” – Finland 2006

38) 🇱🇹 Monika Linkytė – “Stay” – Lithuania 2023

37) 🇩🇪 Lena – “Satellite” – Germany 2010

36) 🇦🇺 Voyager – “Promise” – Australia 2023

35) 🇪🇪 Alika – “Bridges” – Estonia 2023

34) 🇳🇱 Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” – Netherlands 2019

33) 🇨🇭 Remo Forrer – “Watergun” – Switzerland 2023

32) 🇦🇱 Luiz Ejlli – “Zjarr E Ftohtë” – Albania 2006

31) 🇦🇱 Albina & Familja Kelmendi – “Duje” – Albania 2023

30) 🇨🇾Andrew Lambrou – “Break A Broken Heart” – Cyprus 2023

29) 🇵🇹 Mimicat – “Ai Coração” – Portugal 2023

28) 🇷🇸 Luke Black – “Samo Mi Se Spava” – Serbia 2023

27) 🇺🇦 Verka Serduchka “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” – Ukraine 2007

26) 🇺🇦 Kalush Orchestra – “Stefania” – Ukraine 2022

25) 🇧🇪 Gustaph – “Because of You” – Belgium 2023

24) 🇸🇮 Joker Out – “Carpe Diem” – Slovenia 2023

23) 🇩🇪 Lord of the Lost – “Blood & Glitter” – Germany 2023

22) 🇺🇦 Go_A – “Shum” – Ukraine 2021

21) 🇮🇱 Netta – “Toy” – Israel 2018

20) 🇺🇦 TVORCHI – “Heart of Steel” – Ukraine 2023

19) 🇲🇩 Pasha Parfeni – “Soarele şi Luna” – Moldova 2023

18) 🇬🇧 Mae Muller – “I Wrote a Song” – United Kingdom 2023

17) 🇨🇿 Vesna – “My Sister’s Crown” – Czechia 2023

16) 🇮🇹 Måneskin – “Zitti E Buoni” – Italy 2021

15) 🇪🇸 Blanca Paloma – “EaEa” – Spain 2023

14) 🇪🇸 Chanel – “SloMo” – Spain 2022

13) 🇦🇹 Teya & Salena – “Who The Hell is Edgar” – Austria 2023

12) 🇮🇹 Marco Mengoni – “Due Vite” – Italy 2023

11) 🇸🇪 Loreen – “Euphoria” – Sweden 2012

10) 🇦🇲 Brunette – “Future Lover” – Armenia 2023

9) 🇫🇷 La Zarra – “Évidemment” – France 2023

8) 🇳🇴 Alexander Rybak – “Fairytale” – Norway 2009

7) 🇭🇷 Let 3 – “Mama ŠČ” – Croatia 2023

6) 🇷🇺 Little Big – “Uno” – Russia 2020

5) 🇵🇱 Blanka – “Solo” – Poland 2023

4) 🇳🇴 Alessandra Queen of Kings” – Norway 2023

3) 🇮🇱 Noa Kirel – “Unicorn” – Israel 2023

2) 🇸🇪 Loreen – “Tattoo” – Sweden 2023

1) 🇫🇮 Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha” – Finland 2023

On the list, there are ten winning songs, while 30 more from the 37  songs that took part in Eurovision 2023.

What do you think of the TOP 50, do you agree with the results? Write us in the comments below!

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INFE Poll 2023: The results from Türkiye!

For the seventh consecutive year, the second fan network of the Eurovision Song Contest, the INFE Network, in collaboration with the website EscToday, is conducting the INFE Poll.

Network members in the 21 local fan clubs have already voted for their favorite songs from Eurovision 2023 and via ESCToday, they are announcing their scores.

Here are the results of INFE Türkiye:

  1. Georgia – 1 point
  2. Armenia – 2 points
  3. Czechia – 3 points
  4. Israel – 4 points
  5. Austria – 5 points
  6. Norway – 6 points
  7. France – 7 points
  8. Spain – 8 points
  9. Sweden – 10 points
  10. Finland – 12 points

After incorporating INFE Türkiye’s votes, the updated scoreboard stands as follows:

  1. Sweden – 109 points
  2. Finland – 87 points
  3. Norway – 81 points
  4. Italy – 57 points
  5. France – 54 points
  6. Austria – 48 points
  7. Spain – 44 points
  8. Israel – 41 points
  9. Czechia – 34 points
  10. Moldova – 22 points
  11. United Kingdom – 18 points
  12. Armenia – 16 points
  13. Georgia – 10 points
  14. Germany – 10 points
  15. Slovenia – 10 points
  16. Serbia – 8 points
  17. Greece – 8 points
  18. Croatia – 7 points
  19. Iceland – 5 points
  20. Romania – 4 points
  21. Albania – 4 points
  22. Switzerland – 4 points
  23. Latvia – 3 points
  24. Cyprus – 3 points
  25. Netherlands – 2 points
  26. Australia – 2 points
  27. Estonia – 2 points
  28. San Marino – 1 point
  29. Portugal – 1 point
  30. Belgium – 1 point

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun.com for all the updates regarding the INFE Poll 2023 results!

Source: ESC Today

OGAE Poll 2023: Turkiye’s results!

The announcement of the OGAE fan club rankings continues! The fifth fan club to announce their results is the Turkish one, with turkish fans keeping the Eurovision spirit alive despite the country’s abstention from the contest.

The members of OGAE Turkiye have voted as follows:

  • 12 points: Sweden
  • 10 points: Finland
  • 8 points: Norway
  • 7 points: United Kingdom
  • 6 points: Israel
  • 5 points: France
  • 4 points: Austria
  • 3 points: Italy
  • 2 points: Spain
  • 1 point: Czechia

The added up results after the votes of the first five fan clubs are as follows:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding the OGAE Poll 2023 and Eurovision 2023!

Source: OGAE International

Turkey: Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu supports country’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest!

In Turkey. some days ago, the six parties which constitute the main country’s political opposition announced that their leader is going to be Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who is already the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP). That specific party was founded by Kemal Ataturk himself approximately 100 years ago.

According to the recent exit polls which took place in Turkey, Kılıçdaroğlu seems to be the odds-on favourite to win the elections, since his political beliefs are more acceptable by the majority of the Turkish people and more friendly towards the West World, in contrast to Erdoğan’s. Driven by those data, there are a lots of people who actually believe that Kılıçdaroğlu’s policy could mark the possible return of Turkey in the contest.

Turkey’s Republican People’s Party can be characterized by its oppostition towards the old, traditional islamic beliefs that are supported by Erdoğan’s current policy and system of governance. Kılıçdaroğlu himself has mentioned multiple times during these last months that if he actually wins in Turkey’s elections on May 14th, he will be a trustworthy member between Turkey and West’s discussions for a much better cooperative future and that his primary goal will be the restoration between Turkey and West World’s policies.

It is a shame for Turkey to withdraw from Eurovision

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu commented also on Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest, under Erdoğan’s rule in 2013, describing it as a shameful decision.

It is a shame for Turkey to withdraw from Eurovision. Our artists will go there, sing their songs and folk songs. Countries will vote, someone will win. This is a competition. Artists become even more popular by taking part in international competitions and by winning awards. That’s the proper form of a foreign policy.

To make a long story short, Turkey’s elections in spring seem to be of high importance regarding not only the serious political decisions for the people but also the country’s possible return in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Let’s keep in mind that Turkey last took part in 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, represented by Can Bonomo singing “Love Me Back” which came seventh at the end of the Grand Final. Take a look:

Would you like to see Turkey returning? Let us know in the comments below!

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Eurovision 2022: These are the 50 most-watched performances on YouTube!

For yet another year, just some hours before the New Year, Eurovision TV reveales the 50 songs that got the most views throught the year, on the contest’s official YouTube channel.

On the list, there are 13 winning songs, while 23 more from the 40 songs that took part in Eurovision 2022.

Let’s see the songs that the TOP 50: Most watched in 2022 is consisted of:

50) 🇱🇻 Citi Zēni – “Eat Your Salad” – Latvia 2022 

49) 🇦🇿 Efendi – “Mata Hari” – Azerbaijan 2021

48) 🇫🇮 Blind Channel – “Dark Side” – Finland 2021

47) 🇦🇿 Nadir Rustamli – “Fade To Black” – Azerbaijan 2022

46) 🇬🇷 Helena Paparizou – “My Number One” – Greece 2005

45) 🇹🇷 Mor ve Ötesi – “Deli” – Turkey 2008

44) 🇫🇮 The Rasmus – “Jezebel” – Finland 2022

43) 🇷🇸 Marija Šerifović – “Molitva”– Serbia 2007

42) 🇩🇪 Lena – “Satellite” – Germany 2010

41) 🇸🇪 Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes”– Sweden 2015

40. 🇲🇩 Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira – “Run Away” – Moldova 2010

39) 🇮🇹 Mahmood – “Soldi” – Italy 2019

38) 🇬🇷 Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – “Die Together” – Greece 2022

37) 🇧🇪 Jérémie Makiese – “Miss You” – Belgium 2022 

36) 🇺🇦 Ruslana – “Wild Dances” – Ukraine  2004

35) 🇷🇺 Sergey Lazarev – “You Are The Only One” – Russia 2016

34) 🇦🇿 Aysel and Arash – “Always” – Azerbaijan 2009

33) 🇺🇦 Jamala – “1944” – Ukraine 2016

32) 🇷🇺 Manizha – “Russian Woman” – Russia 2021

31) 🇵🇹 MARO – “saudade, saudade” – Portugal 2022

30) 🇩🇪 Malik Harris – “Rockstars” – Germany 2022

29) 🇫🇷 Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” – France 2021

28) 🇵🇱 Ochman – “River” – Poland 2022

27) 🇫🇮 Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” – Finland 2006

26) 🇸🇪 Loreen – “Euphoria” – Sweden 2012

25) 🇨🇾 Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” – Cyprus 2018

24) 🇨🇾 Andromache – “Ela” – Cyprus 2022

23) 🇫🇷 Alvan & Ahez – “Fulenn” – France 2022

22) 🇹🇷 maNga – “We Could Be The Same” – Turkey 2010

21) 🇳🇱 Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” – Netherlands 2019

20) 🇸🇪 Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer” – Sweden 2022

19) 🇺🇦 Verka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” – Ukraine 2007

18) 🇹🇷 Hadise – “Düm Tek Tek” – Turkey 2009

17) 🇦🇹 LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – “Halo” – Austria 2022

16) 🇲🇩 Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – “Trenulețul” – Moldova 2022

15) 🇳🇱 S10 – “De Diepte” – Netherlands 2022

14) 🇮🇹 Mahmood & BLANCO – “Brividi” – Italy 2022

13) 🇦🇱 Ronela Hajati –“Sekret” – Albania 2022

12) 🇮🇱 Netta – “TOY” – Israel 2018

11) 🇦🇲 Rosa Linn – “Snap” – Armenia 2022

10)🇷🇸 Konstrakta – ”In Corpore Sano” – Σερβία 2022

9)🇷🇴 WRS – ”Llámame” – Ρουμανία 2022

8)🇺🇦 Go_A – ”Shum” – Ουκρανία 2021

7)🇳🇴 Alexander Rybak – ”Fairytale” – Νορβηγία 2009

6) 🇮🇹 Måneskin – ”Zitti E Buoni’‘ – Ιταλία 2021

5) 🇳🇴 Subwoolfer – ”Give That Wolf A Banana” – Νορβηγία 2022

4)🇬🇧 Sam Ryder – ”SPACE MAN” – Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο 2022

3)🇷🇺 Little Big – ”Uno” – Ρωσία 2020

2)🇪🇸 Chanel – ”SloMo” – Ισπανία 2022

1)🇺🇦 Kalush Orchestra – ”Stefania” – Ουκρανία 2022

 

What do you think of the TOP 50, do you agree with the results? Write us in the comments below!

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2010-2022: How different would the results of the Semi-Finals be with only the Public Voting?

Α revelation that shook the waters of the competition took place earlier today. The EBU has announced changes to the voting system of the Eurovision Song Contest.

One of the most important changes are that now only the public will choose the finalists in the two semi-finals, while now global viewers from countries all around the world that do not participate in the competition will also be able to vote!

You can see all the changes HERE.

The most important question is, What would have changed in the contest’s Semi-Finals if only the public chose the 10 finalists?

We will answer this question through this article, by seeing which countries would have qualified for the final from 2010 to 2022, if only the public vote was used, and which countries would have ultimately failed to qualify due to the lack of the juries.

Changes in the Results (2010-2022)

2010

In 2010, the system of 50% juries and 50% public vote, was applied for the first time in the Semi-Finals. There we find the first differences.

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland who finished sixth in the public vote, against Bosnia and Herzegovina who finished eleventh and were favored by the jury’s fifth place.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Lithuania and Sweden, against Israel and Ireland. In addition, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Azerbaijan and not Turkey.

Which means Sweden wouldn’t have failed to qualify once in their history at the competition.

2011

In the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Armenia, Norway and Turkey, against Switzerland, Lithuania and Serbia. In fact, Lithuania was first by the juries and eleventh in the audience.

That means Turkey would have no non-qualifications in their history in the competition.

In the second Semi-Final, we would only have the qualification of Belarus, against the fan favorite that year, Estonia.

2012

Another year with huge changes in the results of the semi finals. In the first Semi-Final we would have Switzerland qualifying instead of Hungary.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Bulgaria and the Netherlands, instead of Malta and Ukraine. Also, Norway was last in the jury vote and was saved by the public.

With these results, Ukraine would have lost the record as the only that has never failed to qualify for a final!

2013

Moving forward in 2013.

In the first Semi-Final, Croatia and Montenegro would have qualified against Estonia and Moldova. In fact, Moldova was third in the juries, while Montenegro was fourth in the audience.

In the second Semi-Final, Bulgaria and Switzerland would have qualified instead of Armenia and Georgia. While Romania would have been the winner of the semi final, instead of Azerbaijan.

2014

This year we can see two big changes. In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Portugal instead of Azerbaijan, while in the second semi the qualification of Ireland, instead of Malta. In fact, Malta was third in the jury vote and twelfth in the public vote.

2015

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland, instead of Hungary, while in the second the Czech Republic instead of Azerbaijan.

2016

Moving on to the next year, in the first Semi-Final we would have seen the qualification of Bosnia-Herzegovina, instead of the Czech Republic and in the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of North Macedonia and Belarus, instead of Georgia and Israel.

Τhe winner of the second semi final would have been Ukraine with Jamala, instead of Australia.

2017

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland instead of Australia, while in the second the qualification of Switzerland and Estonia, instead of Austria and Denmark. In fact, Australia was fifteenth in the audience and second in the juries.

2018

Let’s go to 2018 and see that in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Greece and Yianna Terzi, instead of Eugent Bushpepa, from Albania. Also, the winner would be Eleni Foureira and not Netta.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have Poland qualifying instead of the Netherlands, while the winner of the Semi-Final would be Denmark and not Norway. In fact, Denmark was twelfth in the juries.

2019

We can see some changes in 2019 too.

Poland would once again go through to the final instead of Belarus, while the winner of the first Semi-Final would be Iceland rather than Australia.

In the second Semi-Final, Lithuania would have qualified  instead of Denmark, while the winner of the Semi-Final would have been Norway and not the Netherlands.

2021

Eurovision Song Contest came back after one year and in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Croatia with Albina, against Hooverphonic from Belgium. Finally, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Ukraine and not Malta.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Denmark and Fyr og Flamme, against Anxhela Peristeri from Albania, while the winner of the Semi-Final was Finland, instead of Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKdxjoNluzY&feature=emb_title

2022

Last but not least we have this year’s edition of the contest. In the first Semi-Final, we would have seen the qualification of Ronela Hajati from Albania and not Marius Bear from Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jWXmo0-ZjI

Finally, in the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Andromache (last in the jury vote), against Nadir Rustamli, who had zero points in the televoting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2IUdTl-gAI&feature=emb_title

Conclusions

Which ones are favored by the new changes?

Based on the above, we notice that the removal of the juries from the Semi-Finals, can change a lot in the Semi-Final score, with obvious results in the Final as well.

The countries that we would say are favored by this change are Lithuania and Poland, countries with a large diaspora across Europe. Also, this change could make it easier for Turkey to return to the Competition.

The Balkan countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, as well as Armenia, which has a strong diaspora, also benefit from the changes.

What are the implications?

Jury favourites, Azerbaijan, Australia and Malta seem to have some difficulty in the competition as their qualification in recent years has been largely down to the juries.

Ranking changes

Changes are also observed in the ranking. In particular, audiences seem to prefer funny  presentations and ethnic and dance songs instead of ballads or vocally challenged entries in general that usually are more appreciated by the juries.

General Conclusion

With all the above, we can say that in 2023 the TV viewers seems to have the main responsibility with the results of the contest. Although, on the Grand Final we see the casual jurors deciding half of the results, things will changes dramatically since from this year the goal for a lot of countries will be to first reach the final by having a song that the public will support. This also means that EBU seems to want to attract more and more of the public attention, but what would happen if a lot of good entries stay out of the final and more and more “funny” songs qualify but the juries still ignore on their final voting?

What a country will have to do to win both is find the entry that can surprise both the viewers and the jurors on the final night.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all developments regarding the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.