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Aussievision's Top 20 songs of Eurovision 2024




The Aussievision team has collectively chosen our Top 20 songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.


Each contributor ranked each entry from 1st to last with the final ranking determined by the average ranking.


In total, 17 contributors from the Aussievision team (not all who are based in Australia) voted and here are our Top 20 ranked songs in reverse order:



20. Latvia: Dons - 'Hollow'


Average ranking: 19.4

Ranking range: 1st to 33rd

Top 3 rankings: 6% of contributors Top 5 rankings: 6% of contributors

Top 10 rankings: 29% of contributors


"Whilst I know this isn’t the most popular, groundbreaking song in this year’s competition, there is something genuinely authentic and soulful about this song. I find the lyrics to this song extremely compelling and impactful as It tells a story of vulnerability which I connect to. The music is easy to connect with and easily listenable with the vocals during the chorus being incredibly memorable. I think I’m aware that it doesn’t have much of a chance to make the final but if it does, I’ll certainly be backing it for a strong jury result." ~ Tim (1st place)


19. Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup - '(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi'


Average ranking: 18.7

Ranking range: 1st to 37th


Top 3 rankings: 18%

Top 5 rankings: 18%

Top 10 rankings: 18%


"I find it impossible not to tap along to this song. It’s the right kind of manic. From the underlying bass to the use of the wooden lyra. I love that it’s in Estonian but still has accessible parts to sing along to in the chorus, oooh yeah! 12 points Estonia! " ~ Alana (1st place)



18. Spain: Nebulossa - 'Zorra'


Average ranking: 18.5

Ranking range: 5th to 36th


Top 3 rankings: 0%

Top 5 rankings: 12%

Top 10 rankings: 18%


"In the grand tradition of ‘I Will Survive’, this female emancipation anthem is a perfect surrogate for gay pride. And judging by their queer-coded national final performance, Nebulossa know exactly who they’re talking to with this entry. I had ‘Zorra’ middle of the pack at Benidorm, but gradually I’ve come to see what the Spanish public loved about it, so much so that I’m convinced it’s the banger of 2024. It’s a production fit for Kylie, and a lyric fit for Madonna — disco diva excellence that’s destined to become a Spanish classic. While they’re probably the oldest act by some way in 2024, and ageism will likely cost them come televote time, Nebulossa could swallow whole some of this year’s less experienced pop ingenues. Now, let’s pray for staging that is equal parts expensive and filthy, as would befit such a fierce 'zorra'." ~ Mark



17. Slovenia: Raiven - 'Veronika'


Average ranking: 17.6

Ranking range: 3rd to 31st


Top 3 rankings: 6%

Top 5 rankings: 12%

Top 10 rankings: 35%


"Witchy witchy oh yes me likey! I love the atmospheric vibe from this song - it is so beautiful. For Slovenia to be successful in Malmo, Raiven needs that staging to be a visual feast. This is very much something that needs to be beautiful like that stunning video - lots of dark, lots of bodies and strobe lighting - it needs to tell a story." ~ Hayley


16. United Kingdom: Olly Alexander - 'Dizzy'


Average ranking: 17.4

Ranking range: 1st to 35th


Top 3 rankings: 6%

Top 5 rankings: 6%

Top 10 rankings: 24%


"'Pet Shop Boys-esque' electropop number is music to my ears: instantly catchy and potential both for great staging and to showcase Olly’s great voice and presence. For the first time in years, I’m “team UK” for Malmö." ~ Steven (1st place)


15. Denmark: Saba - 'Sand'


Average ranking: 16.8

Ranking range: 2nd to 34th


Top 3 rankings: 6%

Top 5 rankings: 6%

Top 10 rankings: 41%


"As a scandi pop lover Sand was my favourite track from Denmark's Melodi Grand Prix and I was stoked to see it win. It has the trademark Scandi sound but SABA's soaring vocals and stage presence lift it to new heights that make it stand out from your average scandi song. The chorus is very simple but so easy to sing along to and that is part of the appeal for me. The staging was quite simple at DMGP so I am really looking forward to seeing if any changes are made or whether they keep the focus purely on SABA and her voice." ~ Emma


"From the very first time I heard this, I fell in love with it. It's not the most groundbreaking piece of music in the competition, but everything it does, it does very very well." ~ Mike


14. Greece: Marina Satti - 'Zari'


Average ranking: 16.7

Ranking range: 1st to 35th


Top 3 rankings: 6%

Top 5 rankings: 18%

Top 10 rankings: 41%


"On first listen there is something completely crazy about this entry. With all the different elements it really shouldn't work, but oh my god it does! I can't wait to see the live performance of this. Hopefully, it lives up to the brilliance of the studio track." ~ Mike (1st place)


13. Cyprus: Silia Kapsis - 'Liar'


Average ranking: 16.3

Ranking range: 5th to 25th


Top 3 rankings: 0%

Top 5 rankings: 18%

Top 10 rankings: 18%


"There is no denying it, this song SLAPS HARD. I have been listening to this on repeat and very loud. This is simple pop done so well and I am very much looking forward to her dancing up a storm in Malmo. We all know how well Cyprus stages so I am expecting big things - Silia serves sass and she SLAYS." ~ Hayley


"I gave that song high marks because not only it would open the first semi-final with a girlybop but also continue the legacy that Andrew Lambrou left behind last year. It is more of a summer vibe, and the fact that she's one of the youngest participants in the bunch and also because of the comment that her first encounter with Eurovision was with Eleni Foureira also makes a strong case for qualification. If she, along with Luxembourg's Tali and Austria's Kaleen, qualifies for the Grand Final, it will be fun." ~ John Christian


12. Sweden: Marcus and Martinus - 'Unforgettable'


Average ranking: 15.8

Ranking range: 3rd to 32nd


Top 3 rankings: 6%

Top 5 rankings: 6%

Top 10 rankings: 29%


"'Unforgettable' is the epitome of what Sweden does at Eurovision. A bangin' pop track with a memorable hook, check. Visually and technically impressive live staging, check. Performers who can vocally deliver the song every time, check. Being the predecessors to Loreen is a massive task for Marcus and Martinus which may hinder people's perspective on this entry but personally this is going to finish very high in Malmo and is one of the best studio tracks this season." ~ Cooper


11. Norway: Gåte – 'Ulveham'


Average ranking: 15.8

Ranking range: 2nd to 35th


Top 3 rankings: 18%

Top 5 rankings: 24%

Top 10 rankings: 29%


This was my standout from MGP pre-competition. This is exactly what I associate Norwegian music with - metal and storytelling. As a little kid, I loved fairytales and when I was older I learnt that many of them had a dark narrative to them. So this is perfect and the execution of it...well, I could not ask for anything more (Sorry Disney, but you're not it). Gunnhild Sundl is incredible with the way she conveys such emotion. The music from traditional instruments to the electric guitars, the subtle backing vocals and the staging - I love everything about this. I am just surprised that it has taken so long to see something like this on the Eurovision stage, after all Norway has been competing since 1960. I know that this is very much a Vegemite song but this needs to be on the Eurovision stage." ~ Fleur


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10. Belgium: Mustii - 'Before The Party's Over'



Average ranking: 15.5

Ranking range: 4th to 27th


Top 3 rankings: 0%

Top 5 rankings: 12%

Top 10 rankings: 41%


"This is a song for ageing millennial/zoomer crossovers who haven't accepted that 2015 was nearly a decade ago (ie me). Mustii is delivering the sort of atmospheric, emotive production that made me go apeshit for Loïc, Aminata and Blanche back in the day, which blossoms over the course of three minutes into a powerful final stretch. I have confidence that this will be impactful live, and in a year without too many ballads, there's space for something like 'Before the Party's Over' to do really well (particularly with juries). Many thanks to Belgium for keeping pretentious artsy homosexuals (ie me) fed year after year." ~ Craig


"There is something very slick and well-polished to this song. The production in the song is clearly of great quality. The song has a catchy hook to it and it has the ability to build to be memorable. Whilst I’m sure the meaning of the song is as mysterious as the Roswell incident, the vocals certainly sell this song. If Mustii can reproduce just a fraction of his vocals from the song itself on stage, then this could be very popular with the juries." ~ Tim.


9. France: Slimane - 'Mon Amour'



Average ranking: 15.4

Ranking range: 2nd to 31st


Top 3 rankings: 12%

Top 5 rankings: 18%

Top 10 rankings: 35%


"The French have given us so many beautiful ballads throughout Eurovision history – particularly by its female singers. It is great to see a male vocalist in Silmane carrying on this tradition. His song is an absolute heart-wrenching, tear-rendering masterpiece. His vocal timbre is unique whilst his range is spectacular. I really hope the juries rank this highly because I think musically and vocally Silmane is one of the most talented acts this year. I’m not a Francophile but for Eurovision 2024 – Viva la France!" ~ Sam


"Slimane is a class act and it shows here. The first song to be released for the Contest, France said 'this is THE male ballad of the year, don't even bother trying to outdo us.' His vocal is incredible and raw and even though the lyrics are a little simple, I think that helps in the accessibility of the song. I'm a sucker for a male ballad done well, so this was always going to rank high for me." ~ Dale


8. Austria: Kaleen - 'We Will Rave'



Average ranking: 12.8

Ranking range: 1st to 33rd


Top 3 rankings: 24%

Top 5 rankings: 29%

Top 10 rankings: 35%


"Alright I may be a basic boy for loving this, and ironically I’m probably the last person you will see at a rave, but this Euro-pop dance track is absolutely addictive. The techno beats make you feel like the music is pulsating through every cell in your body. Whilst she is unlikely to win, Kaleen’s dance and choreography background as well as extroverted personality means we are likely in for a brilliant live performance. Fingers crossed she can pull an Eleni Foureira (who she actually filled in for during rehearsals at Eurovision 2018). But if she doesn’t do great at Eurovision she could always try out for Miss Austria because she is an absolute beauty as well." ~ Sam (1st place)


"I gave that 12 points for Kaleen because she can do everything. She will qualify to the Grand Final no matter what the staging she has prepared, all I know is that the song harkens back to the late 90s and early 2000 vibes where young people tend to party all night and breaking the social rules. The music video, on the other hand, is a masterpiece on its own and I don't care what negative thoughts people say about that song. It would be perfect to add to a playlist for those who want to get out of trouble and misery due to lockdowns four years ago. and I bet she will deliver on stage." ~ John Christian (1st place)


7. Australia: Electric Fields - 'One Milkali (One Blood)'



Average ranking: 12.2

Ranking range: 1st to 32nd


Top 3 rankings: 12%

Top 5 rankings: 12%

Top 10 rankings: 59%


"If you like Electric Fields, then you ought to love this entry. And I love Electric Fields, so I bloody well adore ‘One Milkali’. It’s an exemplary example of their unique sound, and demonstrates a musical maturation since ‘2000 and Whatever’. In a year plagued by gimmick and artifice, Zaachariaha and Michael’s culture-infused message for humanity is genuine, joyous and bigger than the Contest. The unique blend of Z’s thrilling vocals, electro production and iconic didgeridoo is otherworldly: I can really feel the “matter dismantle”, as we “descend to the centre” of Electric Fields’ planet. And that imagery is ripe for staging. I haven’t been this excited for an Australian production since Kate Miller-Heidke in 2019. As much as it will be a stone-cold abomination if they miss qualification, I’ve never cared less about how an Australian entry fares. Because we don’t need votes to validate something so authentically us - independent, original, multicultural, full of heart. And how outstanding it will be to see our First Peoples, the world’s oldest surviving culture, celebrated on the world’s biggest stage at this moment in their history." ~ Mark (1st place)


"This song is an absolute delight. It’s so uplifting and joyous. It manages to send a message of uniting all, while still being non-political. Zaachariaha Fielding’s vocal is brilliant as always and Michael Ross delivers on the music production. It’s so wonderful hearing the Yankunytjatjara language represented on such a huge platform.

This song is on my regular rotation. I can’t wait to see it elevated on the Eurovision stage." ~ Alana


6. Lithuania: Silvester Belt - 'Luktelk'



Average ranking: 11.3

Ranking range: 1st to 22nd


Top 3 rankings: 12%

Top 5 rankings: 24%

Top 10 rankings: 47%


"The moment I saw 'Luktelk' in semi final one of the Lithuanian national final - I knew it would be special. Silvester has a hypnotic, contemporary, catchy tune matched with the swagger, quality and steeze of a Troye Sivan. Another great display of the Lithuanian language at Eurovision with a nice diffusion of Eastern pop sounds. This EASILY goes down as one of my favourite Eurovision entries of ALL TIME. Sėkmės Silvester!!" ~ Liv (1st place)


"This is everything that I want in a modern-day Eurovision song. I love how slick, yet accessible it is. The electronic beats, the edginess and tempo all grabbed me on my first listen. I really enjoy the structure of the song. I also love that it is in Lithuanian and his voice is so melodic. There's something mysterious about it that I am just drawn to. I have it constantly on repeat. Silvester Belt has an understated presence. He has a cool demeanour on stage which makes the song stand out more as you are drawn to the whole performance.

This has everything to be Lithuania's best result at Eurovision. Definitely Top 10 material. It will do well with the juries and the televote." ~ Fleur (1st place)



5. Switzerland: Nemo - 'The Code'



Average ranking: 11.2

Ranking range: 1st to 34th


Top 3 rankings: 18%

Top 5 rankings: 29%

Top 10 rankings: 53%


"I ask but three things from potential Eurovision winners, and for me 'The Code' hits all three with aplomb. A clear musical/visual concept? Nemo has 10 of them! A charismatic performer? The live clips to date sound amazing! A narrative to get people talking? This is the queer/non-binary anthem of the year, with clever lyrics that are straightforward enough for people to pick up on first listen. This song has a swagger to it which nothing else from this year's line-up achieves for me - yes, it can tend towards sensory overload on first listen, but I think a live performance setting will give this a focus and coherence that can take it right to the top of the scoreboard. I look forward to spending my life's savings to visit Geneva next year." ~ Craig (1st place)


"'The Code' skilfully combines a number of musical genres so well, is expertly performed by the very talented Nemo, and offers a unique sound and great potential for a televisual feast. If they smash the live performance, Nemo is a real contender to lift the coveted trophy." ~ Steven


4. Netherlands: Joost - 'Europapa'



Average ranking: 9.9

Ranking range: 1st to 34th


Top 3 rankings: 24%

Top 5 rankings: 35%

Top 10 rankings: 71%


"I am truly obsessed with this entry. On first listen and watch, I almost felt guilty about how much I loved it but I've well and truly let go of that now. It brings out some of the best of Eurodance from the Scooter-like opening to the unleashing of gabber at the end. It is super catchy and Joost brings oodles of charisma to his performances. At first glance, it may almost appear just a bit of fun, but the song has a real underlying message of unity for Europe and a vulnerability from Joost. The Dutch took a risk and at least for me, it has paid off big time." ~ Dale (1st place)


"The Netherlands has something really special with 'Europapa' and Joost this year. The song is a party anthem celebrating all things Europe, that is the perfect recipe for a Eurovision entry! Joost just oozes charisma through the music video and his vocal performance. Every day I get more and more confident that the Dutch may actually take out the whole thing this year. If they manage to get the staging right then we may be heading back to the low lands!" ~ Cooper (1st place)


3. Italy: Angelina Mango - 'La Noia'



Average ranking: 9.8

Ranking range: 2nd to 34th


Top 3 rankings: 47%

Top 5 rankings: 53%

Top 10 rankings: 65%


"I don't usually warm to Italy in Eurovision, mainly because they're a powerhouse and manage to consistently get top 10 spots with a raft of non-English male ballads. NOT THIS YEAR! Whether it's a sassy rap in the verses, those high notes in the pre-choruses, the impromptu dancing in the choruses or those catchy beats, Angelina Mango does it effortlessly and is the 'to-TAL' package. Staging will determine if this will triumph in Malmô, but I already have it as my early favourite to win at least the jury vote." ~ Kiel


"Italy continues their Eurovision domination era with another sublime entry. 'La noia' has got to be one of the best-produced, contemporary Mediterranean tunes going around - it doesn't fall into stereotypes and takes the genre to a new dimension. Angelina Mango has plenty of vocal capacity and charisma to win juries over too, this feels like another rusted-on Top 10 for Italy this year and a possible contender for the whole competition." ~ Liv


2. Croatia: Baby Lasagna - 'Rim Tim Tagi Dim'



Average ranking: 8.1

Ranking range: 1st to 23rd


Top 3 rankings: 24%

Top 5 rankings: 53%

Top 10 rankings: 76%


"Could we all be eating lasagna on May 11? There's so much to love here, like (almost) King Käärijä last year, this is a Rammstein-lite stomper turned into a catchy, anthemic pop song. But throw in the magic around this going from a reserve entry to a landslide national winner, and we have all the hallmarks of the greatest potential Eurovision fairytale since Lordi's win in 2006. And if Hollywood is interested, a follow-up to 'The Story of Fire Saga'. All aboard the 'Rim Tim Tagi Dim' express!" ~ Kiel (1st place)


"This is fun and exciting and really really catchy! There are a lot of big guns vying for the massive televote score, and where 'Europapa' has the western vote perhaps, Baby Lasagna may chalk up the eastern vote. If they can bring some of the aesthetic from the music video, I think that will bode well for this; could channel “the train song” vibes. Will be really interesting to see if Croatia can break through the ‘no televote clout’ barrier." ~ Hugo


1 . Ukraine: Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil - 'Teresa & Maria'



Average ranking: 8.1

Ranking range: 1st to 22nd


Top 3 rankings: 24%

Top 5 rankings: 42%

Top 10 rankings: 71%


"Ukraine does Eurovision damn well and this is yet another prime example. Ever since this got selected, it was right up at the pointy end of my rankings, and as the songs kept coming in, it stayed there! Teresa & Maria has the melodic and haunting vocals of Jerry, and then the punch and sass of Alyona, and melded together it provides everything you want. Staging dependent but would love this to do so so well." ~ Hugo (1st place)


"Teresa & Maria gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it which is why it gets my 12 points this year. It's a song with a message that still manages a contemporary sound. I really love the way Jerry's hauntingly beautiful voice contrasts with the rapping of alyona alyona yet it still sounds like a complete song due to the clever transitions between the two singer's parts. The repetitive clapping beat has me tapping my toes everytime I hear it and I'll continue to listen to this long after the contest is over." ~ Emma


So, those are the Aussieivision team rankings for 2024 BEFORE we've seen the performances in Malmö. Are you happy with the result or horrified that your favourite didn't make the list?


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