The voting for the annual ESC 250 celebration closed on 5th December 2021, and now we have a nervous wait to find out the results! The event is hosted by songfestival.be, with the results revealed from 11:00CET on 31st December 2021 on ESC Radio to close out the year. Find out more about it here!
While we wait to find out the official results, members of the TES team will be sharing their votes for this year and explaining why they have voted the way they have. Last but not least, Tim will be revealing how he has voted in this year’s edition.
1 Point: “Where Are You” – Imaani (United Kingdom, 1998)
Looking into this, I may have been only a toddler when this Imaani performed this at the contest, I really think that this should’ve won. I understand that Dana’s win was important, if anything, I really hope we get a song like this again for the UK.
2 Points: “Hajde Da Ludujemo” – Tajci (Yugoslavia, 1990)
This is a new addition to my list. Remembering it clearly, this was ‘Eurovision Again’s doing. I’ve been humming this quite a lot. I suddenly found myself humming it quite a lot. The cherry on top was at the Eurobash, when one of the OGAE UK members took part and performed it and won it by a landslide.
3 Points: “Waterloo” – ABBA (Sweden, 1974)
I mean who could forget one of the most popular groups to ever grace the Eurovision stage. With ABBA releasing new music this year, I always seem to be finding myself still humming Waterloo, it’s a timeless classic.
4 Points: “Proud” – Tamara Todevska (North Macedonia, 2019)
If you followed me during the 2019 season, you would know how obsessed I am with North Macedonia’s entry. As I previously mentioned, Tamara brought professionalism and grace to North Macedonia’s participation at Eurovision in 2019. I didn’t like the fact that the fandom disregarded its chances, and you should’ve seen my reaction when Tamara qualified. I think I may have broken a few eardrums in the press center.
5 Points: “Sound of Silence” – Dami Im (Australia, 2016)
Flashback to 2016, Australia was announced that they were participating for the 2nd time. I read somewhere that Dami Im was in the running to represent them in Stockholm. Obviously, I fell in love with Dami’s back catalog. When Dami Im was announced, I was happy. I was in Stockholm for the 2016 final, it was just a shame she didn’t win, but it still holds Australia’s best result to date, and I hope she can go back in the future to beat it.
6 Points: “Loco Loco” – Hurricane (Serbia, 2021)
Okay, this was unexpected. Of course, the love started from Sanja cos she participated in 2016. “Hasta La Vista” was not on my radar last year. However, Loco Loco is an earworm. I did not have a positive reception initially. However, as time went on and I became obsessed, and when the clubs opened up, OMG I danced very hard. This will be a timeless bop for the Eurofans for decades to come.
7 Points: “growing up is getting old” – VICTORIA (Bulgaria, 2021)
If you don’t follow me on social media, you’d already know my obsession with VICTORIA’s music, and that ‘Tears Getting Sober’ was my winner last year. Well a year later, this is still the case. ‘growing up is getting old’ is hauntingly beautiful, and it made me cry a few times. When I first heard it, when she was rehearsing in Rotterdam, and on the night. Regardless of the result, she will always be my winner.
8 Points: “Arcade” – Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands, 2019)
2019 felt like a long time ago. But you know what, it was the most surreal year of my life. When Duncan’s song was released, it gave me so many shivers, and in a good way. Whenever Duncan rehearsed, I would always get teary. I knew it was going to be a winner, and so happy to be correct about this.
10 Points: “Fuego” – Eleni Foureira (Cyprus, 2018)
Look, as much as I love Netta and “Toy”, Eleni brought something spectacular (with the help of Sacha Jean Baptiste ofc), and OMG “Fuego” was just a hit afterward, and you know what, I will keep saying “Yeah Yeah Fire” for the rest of my life and I won’t even be sorry about it.
And Tim’s 12 points go to… “Euphoria” – Loreen (Sweden, 2012)
I know what you’re going to say, it’s very cliche. However, I do not care. Euphoria is the song that made me delve deeper into the contest. I traveled a lot because of it, and I met a lot of awesome human beings because of it. Like Loreen sings. “Forever Till The End Of Time”.
Now that Tim’s revealed their votes for ESC 250, what do you think of them? Who has gotten your 12 points this year? As always, please let us know what you think by commenting below. Be sure to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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