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-ever Eurovision entry from France – we’ve whittled it down to our 20 finalists, but who will get that ticket into 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.
|ODD YEARS||POINTS||EVEN YEARS||POINTS|
|1st||Je N’ai Que Mon Âme (2001)||266 points||J’ai Cherché (2016)||212 points|
|2nd||C’est Le Dernier Qui A Parlé Qui A Raison (1991)||235 points||Un, Deux, Trois (1976)||184 points|
|3rd||Et S’il Fallait Le Faire (2009)||229 points||Mercy (2018)||179 points|
|4th||Requiem (2017)||218 points||Il Faut Du Temps (2002)||173 points|
|5th||L’Oiseau Et L’Enfant (1977)||170 points||Mon Alliée (The Best In Me) (2020)||157 points|
|6th||N’oubliez Pas (2015)||168 points||Tom Pillibi (1960)||155 points|
|7th||Je Suis L’Enfant Soleil (1979)||147 points||Allez Ola Olé (2010)||138 points|
|8th||Un Jour, Un Enfant (1969)||144 points||White and Black Blues (1990)||130 points|
|9th||Chacun Pense À Soi (2005)||112 points||Diwanit Bugale (1996)||106 points|
|10th||J’ai Volé La Vie (1989)||111 points||La Source (1968)||101 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 French 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
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