Songfestival.be has today opened the voting for the annual ESC 250 – a contest in which Eurovision fans vote for the top 250 songs of all time from the contest!
Voting is now open until 11.59 PM (CET) on 5th December 2021. The top 250 will be revealed throughout the day on ESC Radio on 31st December 2021, so tune in to close out this year on the day!
You can vote for your 10 favourite songs by clicking on the button below!
ESC 250: Whose to lose?
Perhaps the biggest question in this years’ ESC 250 is whether Loreen will top the table for the tenth year in a row with her 2012 Eurovision-winning entry, Euphoria. Last year, there were 3312 points between it and the second-placed song (Eleni Foureira’s Fuego); to put this into perspective, there were only 7 points between the fourth and fifth-placed songs!
Following the international success of 2021 winners Måneskin, many fans have suggested that they stand a chance of toppling Loreen from the number one spot. Could another 2021 fan favourite, such as Go_A’s Shum or Barbara Pravi’s Voilà, also be a dark horse in the race?
How did the 2020 edition of ESC250 go?
The top 10 of last year’s ESC 250 were:
- Euphoria – Loreen (Sweden, 2012)
- Fuego – Eleni Foureira (Cyprus, 2018)
- Arcade – Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands, 2019)
- Amar Pelos Dois – Salvador Sobral (Portugal, 2017)
- Spirit In The Sky – KEiiNO (Norway, 2019)
- 1944 – Jamala (Ukraine, 2016)
- Soldi – Mahmood (Italy, 2019)
- Fai Rumore – Diodato (Italy, 2020)
- Quedate Conmigo – Pastora Soler (Spain, 2012)
- Grande Amore – Il Volo (Italy, 2015)
The oldest song on the list was Domenico Modugno’s Nel blu dipinto di blu, Italy’ entry to the 1958 contest. Despite no contest in 2020, 20 songs from the year’s entries made the list, the highest being Fai Rumore above in 8th place. Italy and Sweden had the most songs in the top 250 with 14 each, followed by Spain with 13 entries, and Germany, Greece, Norway and Portugal with 10 apiece.
How might these statistics change this year? And how do you think the songs from 2021 will change the table?
And that’s not all!
The team here at That Eurovision Site will be sharing with you our own picks for ESC 250 over the coming weeks! What are our favourite songs? What is the rationale behind our vote choices? And will any of us persuade you to vote for one of our picks?
Keep your eyes peeled on That Eurovision Site to see what we’ve voted for and pass judgement on our tastes!
Who are you going to be voting for in ESC 250 this year? Will Loreen make it ten years in the number one spot, or will something else clinch her crown? As always, please let us know what you think by commenting below. Be sure to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
News Source: Songfestival.be
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