Let’s face it, for all the complaining that the Big 5 have it easy at the Eurovision Song Contest, it’s actually not so glamourous. Sure they get an automatic spot in the final, but for many years this didn’t translate into placing on the scoreboard!
In this new series, ‘Best of the Big 5’, Eurovision Ireland are going to put the spotlight on the contest’s major financial contributors and find out just who is your favourite for each country.
Over the last two weeks, you’ve been voting for your favourite German Eurovision entry – and we have our 20 finalists! But who do you want to give that spot in the Eurovision Ireland Hall of Fame? Let’s find out!
Here are the fully adjudicated results from both our semi finals, one for songs from odd numbered years and one for even. Both polls are now closed, but if you want to take a peak and see where the other songs ranked, check them out on our Odd Years Poll and Even Years Poll.bes
|ODD YEARS||POINTS||EVEN YEARS||POINTS|
|1st||Johnny Blue (1981)||298 points||Satellite (2010)||181 points|
|2nd||Für Alle (1985)||265 points||No No Never (2006)||179 points|
|3rd||Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein (1975)||257 points||Ein Bißchen Frieden (1982)||155 points|
|4th||Diese Welt (1971)||243 points||Theater (1980)||146 points|
|5th||Dschinghis Khan (1979)||236 points||Über Die Brücke Geh’n (1986)||132 points|
|6th||Black Smoke (2015)||234 points||Wir Geben ‘Ne Party (1994)||119 points|
|7th||Glorious (2013)||183 points||Planet Of Blue (1996)||118 points|
|8th||Telegram (1977)||179 points||Standing Still (2012)||117 points|
|9th||Reise Nach Jerusalem (Kudüs’e Seyahat) (1999)||178 points||You Let Me Walk Alone (2018)||106 points|
|10th||Taken By A Stranger (2011)||177 points||Nur Die Liebe Läßt Uns Leben (1972)||94 points|
But don’t let these results influence you – all scores have been reset, so it really is anyone’s game! Any one of these 20 songs could be crowned your favourite Italian Eurovision song!
As well as bragging rights ad infinitum, the winner of our poll will also be granted passage into the hallowed Eurovision Ireland Hall of Fame – exciting stuff!
Use your votes wisely – as always, you can vote for your Top 10 The results will be announced in a video that will be posted next week – so don’t delay, cast your vote!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Image Source: eurosong.hr