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  • Writer's pictureDale Roberts

Aussievision Patreon Eurovision poll results




The work of the Aussievision podcast and all our other channels is only possible thanks to the support of our Patreon subscribers.


Each year, we reach out to this group as a "Podcast Jury" to find out what their favourite Eurovision entries are from the Contest.


Our subscribers are not only from Australia but from all over the world, so Voyager was included in choices of songs to vote for.


The full results are in, so let's take a look in reverse order:



35. San Marino: Piqued Jacks - 'Like an Animal' (0 points)

35. Poland: Blanka - 'Solo' (0 points)

35. Albania: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – 'Duje' (0 points)

34. Croatia: Let 3 - 'Mama ŠČ!' (2 points)

33. Azerbaijan: TuralTuranX - 'Tell Me More' (4 points)

32. Ireland: Wild Youth - 'We Are One' (5 points)

30. Romania: Theodore Andrei - 'D.G.T. (Off and On)' (8 points)

30. Israel: Noa Kirel - 'Unicorn' (8 points)

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29. Switzerland: Remo Forrer - 'Watergun' (10 points)

27. Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou - 'Break A Broken Heart' (11 points)

27. Iceland: Diljá - 'Power' (11 points)

25. Estonia: Alika - 'Bridges' (12 points)

25. Portugal: Mimicat - 'Ai Coração' (12 points)

24. Belgium: Gustaph - 'Because of You' (15 points)

23. Greece: Victor Vernicos - 'What They Say' (17 points)

22. Lithuania: Monika Linkytė - 'Stay' (24 points)

20. Georgia: Iru - 'Echo' (26 points)

20. Germany: Lord of the Lost - 'Blood & Glitter' (26 points)

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19. Ukraine: TVORCHI - 'Heart of Steel' (27 points)

18. Moldova: Pasha Parfeni - 'Soarele si Luna' (30 points)

17. Denmark: Reiley - 'Breaking My Heart' (31 points)

16. Armenia: Brunette - 'Future Lover' (32 points)

15. Malta: The Busker - 'Dance (Our Own Party)' (33 points)

14. Latvia: Sudden Lights - 'Aijā' (36 points)

13. Netherlands: Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper - 'Burning Daylight' (37 points)

12. Serbia: Luke Black - 'Samo Mi Se Spava' (44 points)

11. Italy: Marco Mengoni - 'Due Vite' (49 points)



The Top 10 with comments from the Patreons


10. Spain: Blanca Paloma - 'EAEA' (52 points)




"I’ve been a big fan of Rosalia since her first album, so when I heard Blanca Paloma’s take on the new flamenco genre, it was instantly in my top tier for Benidorm Fest. But the performance is what absolutely makes it. I get goosebumps. Even her acoustic versions have been spine-tingling. Understand why the audio track doesn’t work for everyone, but I think this is a locked on top 10." ~ Jordan


"Blanca fills the performance with MOMENTS. (eg: A well timed stare into your soul as she belts out an incredible note and then swings around to fire an invisible arrow into the sky - What does it mean? Who is she singing to? Why am I covered in goose bumps?) There's something so mysterious and hypnotic about the entire song and performance. It's a spell that slowly makes you lean in closer and closer, hearing and feeling more each time. Atypical pulsating synth sounds, a clapping beat and literal wailing (the absolute balls of titling your song after a consonant-less chant 👌) make it sound so different from everything else in the competition." ~ Dylan



9. Czechia: Vesna - 'My Sister's Crown' (60 points)



"Wonderful message great song great vocals." ~ Peggy


"Does a great mix of styles, from a sort of haunting hook, to a rap, to a girl power style mantra. They look to be very talented, the message is great, and I would to see a top 10." ~ Tom



8. Slovenia: Joker Out - 'Carpe Diem' (62 points)



"These boys are so magnetic live. Their charisma elevates this package. Maybe it takes a few listens, but the song is fun and memorable. A deep dive into the lyrics only makes me love this more. Think it will definitely make the final, but concerned about a high placing." ~ Jordan



6. United Kingdom: Mae Muller - 'I Wrote A Song' (90 points)



"This is a fun upbeat song with clever lyrics and lots of attitude - it's very catchy, it has an instant appeal, and I think it'll do very well on the night." ~ Fergal



6. France: La Zarra - 'Évidemment' (90 points)



"Think this will be elevated when she performs live. Love her confidence." ~ Wayne


"The song is both nostalgic and contemporary with a huge slab of Camembert shoved on a giant baguette. French disco with a thumping beat and an eff u vocal. If La Zarra told me to jump, Id ask "a quelle hauteur?" ~ Neil



5. Australia: Voyager - 'Promise' (121 points)



"No matter which country released this song, I would love it. It’s not my usual genre, but sometimes a song simply brings you unbridled joy, and that is priceless. I’m so proud to see Voyager representing Australia this year." ~ Rebecca


"Probably shouldn’t be voting for my own country, but I love Promise! It makes this rock fan happy to see metal on stage and can’t wait to see Voyager rock out. Plus electric guitar and keytar solo. What’s not to love?" ~ Kelpie


"It reminds me of those style-bending rock musical songs that were popular during the 70s/80s. It has a modern sensibility, bells and whistles for days, and a triumphant ending that makes me feel like I could take on the world." ~ Neil


"I think the live performance will blow people away and their charm will shine through without being hidden behind blood and glitter." ~ Jon



4. Norway: Alessandra - 'Queen of Kings' (126 points)



"Because it's the best song to belt out in the shower every morning when I wake up." ~ Rob


"If they get the staging right (and she can increase her lung capacity before Liverpool) I think it will be a massive anthem, and Loreen will hand over the crown to the new Queen of the Kings. It won't have the longevity of Euphoria, but could capture a core of votes that get split up for some of the other super catchy but polarising songs like Finland and Austria." ~Jon


"Alessandra is really giving so much in this song - Vocals with an incredible stomping beat, whistle note is incredible and one of the catchiest songs this year." ~ David



3. Austria: Teya & Salena - 'Who The Hell Is Edgar?' (176 points)



"Super catchy and love the deeper, clever meaning." ~ Emma


"It's fun it's catch and it has great vocals. They just need to hit the staging and those vocals and they should win" ~ Peggy


"Although it has the bizarre hook of Poe, their voices are brilliant, the beat has impact from the start and doesn't stop and the hidden messages and songwriting references are amazing - seems to be a hint of something for everyone watching at home." ~ Elliot



2. Sweden: Loreen - 'Tattoo' (196 points)



"Staging lifts song to another level unlike other submissions so far this year." ~ Trishcanfish


"This seems to me to be a song that may have the power to go far beyond the contest. From the first listen, the song, staging and her powerhouse voice all just sound so 'right' together." ~ Sean


"Magical, goosebumps were the first emotions i felt when i saw and heard this song - the same feeling i got when i first saw Euphoria in 2012 - its haunting and very much a cross between the sound from her amazing Heal album and Statements in 2017 and its a perfect mix of both entries." ~ David


"It's the full package of song, singer, staging and performance - it has real quality and all the ingredients to win but it's just a bit more serious and a little bit less fun than Finland which got my 12." ~ Fergal



1. Finland: Käärijä - 'Cha Cha Cha' (249 points)



"Ukraine's party in Liverpool needs a party anthem and this is 3 mins of pina colada-fueled adrenaline, delivered by one of the most charismatic performers we have seen at Eurovision for some time." ~ Dean


"Cha Cha Cha has been my addiction since the first 20 seconds of hearing it on release. I’m so excited to see how Finland elevate the staging for ESC, and I foresee a huge public vote. I think Sweden may well be a deserved winner, but this is my favourite song of 2023." ~ Rebecca


"It is the song that I can't stop listening to" ~ Kyle


"There are several songs that I enjoy at Eurovision 2023, but in my opinion there's only one truly special song -- Finland's "Cha Cha Cha." It's a cheeky romp whose energy is unmatched." ~ Evan


"Even with high expectations going into UMK, this still blew me away on the night, it was just a completely exhilarating 3 minutes. I can't wait for the noise from the crowd in the arena for every 'cha cha cha' and for millions at home to have the same stunned reaction that I did watching the national final. Extra points for giving us a Finnish language song for the first time in years. If succeeding in Eurovision in the 2020s is about being authentic and having impact, this ticks those boxes more than any other song in the contest." ~ Ben


"Fun, fresh & really entertaining- a totally memorable performance that stands out a mile from everything else on show." ~ Fergal


"Addictive. Builds and doesn’t get boring. Can sing along to the chorus! Käärijä is endearing and I want him to do well. Just lose the tongue thing!" ~ Lee


"It's just injected with so much fun, and by the time we arrive at it's conclusion, I inevitably end up with the biggest smile on my face. The flip in the middle transforms the song into a completely different creature, and it feels like the songwriting equivalent of a great movie plot twist. (And that it does so to further the ideas of the song just feels even more genius - It literally feels like sculling 4 piña coladas and feeling them hit you all at once, but condensed down to three minutes). Sonically, visually, and emotionally everything that I want from a Eurovision entry." ~ Dylan


"In the words of Käärijä “it’s crazy, it’s party!” This song will be responsible for a speeding fine one day, it’s so hard not to head bang and yell “Cha, Cha Cha ei!” as I go up and down the highway. Plus I can’t just listen to it once, it evens up being repeated again, and again and again until I give up and just put it on repeat. Can’t wait to hear the crowd yelling Cha Cha Cha in Liverpool." ~ Kelpie


"Pure Eurovision! Something that immediately catches your eye, has an artist full of charisma and is ridiculously catchy. It may not have the best singer, writing, choreo or message as other entries but what does that matter when it’s this much fun? Love it." ~ Tom


 

So there you have it, the Patreon subscribers are very team 'Cha Cha Cha'! It won over Loreen by an impressive 53 points!


Will it get the same result in Liverpool, we'll have to wait till May to find out.


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