Aussievision’s ESC250 2022 rankings
Every New Year's Eve, Eurovision fans across the globe tune in to ESCRadio to hear the top 250 Eurovision songs as voted by fans.
The poll has been running for over a decade, with the voting component currently organised by Belgian Eurovision site, songfestival.be.
We went to 21 members of the Aussievision team to find out how they voted in this year's countdown. We've collated the results and compiled an Aussievision ESC250 Top 10.
Let's take a look at the Aussievision team’s ESC250 ranked songs for 2022:
10. Måneskin - 'Zitti e buoni' (Italy, 2021) 25 points
Highs: 8 points from Fleur and 6 points from Tim
Last year's Eurovision winning song sits in at No. 10 in our Aussievision rankings with points from five members of the team. In last year's ESC250 ‘Zitti e buoni' was a hot favourite to topple the almost decade-long reign of ‘Euphoria’ at No.1, but it wasn't meant to be, finishing at No.2, which is still a great feat!!
9. Dami Im - 'Sound of Silence' (Australia, 2016) 26 points
Highs: 10 points from Dale and Samuel and 6 points from Kyriakos
Australia’s best result thus far at Eurovision!
Dami Im’s 2016 runner-up performance of ‘Sound of Silence’ remains a huge favourite within the Aussievision team and this year Dami has put her hat in the ring wanting to represent Australia at Eurovision yet again!
‘Sound of Silence’ reached its peak in the ESC250 in 2016 at No.15. As of 2021 Dami Im remains in the top 40 where she placed at No. 39. and
8. KEiiNO - 'Spirit in the Sky' (Norway, 2019) 29 points
Highs: 10 points from Stef and 7 points from Cooper
‘Spirit in the Sky’ by KEiiNO is an Aussie favourite, and also makes it into our top 10. The Norwegian entry scored douze points from the Australian televoting public in 2019 and on the ESC250 ‘Spirit in the Sky’ has remained in the top 10 since its debut.
7. Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' (Sweden, 2015) 33 points
Highs: 12 points from Emma and Kyriakos
‘Heroes’ remains as the second favourite Eurovision winning song among the Aussievision team. It remains a popular entry among the Australian fandom after seeing Måns perform ‘Heroes’ live at ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides’ in 2020. 'Heroes' is the last Swedish entry to win Eurovision. On the ESC250 in 2021 'Heroes' returned to the top 20 at No. 16, jumping seven spots.
6. Diodato - 'Fai rumore' (Italy, 2020) 38 points
Highs: 12 points from Dale, 8 points from Leith
One of the hot favourites to take out the cancelled 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has leaped into the top 10 and in this list is the Aussievision team's favourite Italian Eurovision entry ever.
Diodato finally got to perform 'Fai rumore' on the big Eurovision stage, delivering a very emotional performance as part the first semi-final interval act in Turin. There wasn't a dry eye in the arena or at home with those watching around the world.
On the 2020 edition of the ESC250 'Fai rumore' was the most popular 2020 song making its debut at No. 8 and in 2021 it remained in the top 20 dropping to No.13.
5. Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer' (Sweden, 2022) 50 points
Highs: 12 points from Hugo and Leith, 10 points from Laura
'Hold Me Closer' by Cornelia Jakobs was a huge favourite within the Aussievision team this year, and remains so being the fifth most loved Eurovision song ever. We can expect Cornelia to make a huge debut at this years Eurovision Top 250.
4. Go_A - 'Shum' (Ukraine, 2021) 50 points
Highs: 12 points from Fleur and Stef , 10 points from Cooper, 8 points from Teddy
‘Shum’ is an entry that made a huge impact within the Eurovision fandom and in the ESC250 last year the song made its debut at No. 3.
At the 2021 Contest the Ukrainian entry scored points from both the Australian public (10 points) and Australian jury (5 points), so it's not surprising it ranks highly among the Aussievision team.
3. Kate Miller-Heidke - 'Zero Gravity' (Australia, 2019) 52 points
Highs: 12 points from Laura and Cooper , 10 points from Craig
One of the most impressive stage performances to ever be seen on the Eurovision stage, Kate Miller-Heidke still remains much loved in the Aussievision team. 'Zero Gravity' actually ranks as the highest Australian entry on this list with six of the 21 team members voting for it.
When it comes to the ESC250 ’Zero Gravity’ debuted at No. 52 in 2019, dropped to No. 89 in 2020 and fell out of the top 100 in 2021 sitting at No. 106.
Will we see a 'Zero Gravity' resurgence? Let hope so!
2. Loreen - 'Euphoria' (Sweden, 2012) 53 points
Highs: 12 points from Steve and Samuel, 10 points from Mark
'Euphoria’ has remained at the top of the Eurovision Top 250 for 10 years in a row ever since its debut in 2012. The song also remains a big favourite with the Aussievision team this year finishing in the runner-up spot. Can ‘Euphoria’ make it to No.1 for a record breaking 11th year in a row on the ESC250? We will have to wait and see.
1. Eleni Foureira - 'Fuego' (Cyprus, 2018) 62 points
Highs: 12 points from Hayley, 10 points from Leith, 8 points from Liv and Kiel
An ultimate Aussievision favourite it wouldn’t be a Eurovision Top 10 without 'Fuego'.
Eleni Foureira's epic choreography and iconic stage presence makes for one of the most unforgettable Eurovision entries ever. 'Fuego' received points from eight team members.
When it comes to the ESC250 ‘Fuego’ has remained in the top 10 since its debut at No.2 in 2018.
In 2019 the song slipped to No.3, rose back to No.2 in 2020 and in 2021 it dropped to No.6. It remains to be seen if Eleni can stay in the top 10 with a new rival from this years Contest, Chanel from Spain, might give Eleni a run for her money.
Did your favourites feature in our top 10?
Want to see your favourite Eurovision entries do well in the ESC250 this year? You need to vote and then listen to the ESC250 countdown on New Years Eve.
There’s not long to go, so be sure to vote soon.
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