• Dale Roberts

Eurovision 2022: The songs Europe and Australia agree and disagree on



We recently ran a poll of 240 Eurovision fans in Australia and across Europe to find out their favourite entries of this year.


Each fan was given up to 10 televotes to use in any way they like, including voting for an entry more than once.


This was to help replicate the actual public vote, rather than 12, 10, 8 points etc, and to match Eurovision rules Australia was not included (as we are mainly an Aussie related Eurovision site).


240 fans took part with 2,336 individual votes and the results showed some interesting findings when comparing Australia and Europe.


There were many entries we agreed on, but there were many differences in opinion. Let's take a look:



What did Australia like more than Europe?


Latvia: Citi Zēni - 'Eat Your Salad'



Australia: 18th

Europe: 32nd


Slovenia: LPS - 'Disko'


Australia: 24th

Europe: 35th


Israel: Michael Ben David - 'I.M'


Australia: 22nd

Europe: 31st



Which favourites did Australia warm to more?


Poland: Ochman - 'River'



Australia: 7th

Europe: 15th


Italy: Mahmood & Blanco - 'Brividi'


Australia: 3rd

Europe: 8th



What did Europe like more than Australia?


Germany: Malik Harris - 'Rockstars'



Europe: 23rd

Australia: 33rd


Romania: WRS - 'Llámame'


Europe: 18th

Australia: 26th


Denmark: Reddi - 'The Show'


Europe: 28th

Australia: 35th


Lithuania: Monika Liu - 'Sentimentai'


Europe: 13th

Australia: 20th



Which favourites did Europe warm to more?


Netherlands: S10 - 'De Diepte'



Europe: 3rd

Australia: 10th



What did Europe and Australia agree on?


The favourites


Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer'



Australia: 1st

Europe: 1st


Spain: Chanel - 'SloMo'


Australia: 2nd

Sweden: 2nd


The bottom dwellers


Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project - 'Intention'


Australia: 39th

Europe: 39th


Kitsch


Australia usually goes for the more "novelty" based songs than Europe, but on these two there was consensus.


Norway: Subwoolfer - 'Give that Wolf a Banana'


Australia: 5th

Europe: 6th


Moldova: Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov - 'Trenulețul'


Australia: 23rd

Europe: 22nd


So there you have it, as expected there was a lot of broad agreement between fans but some rather interesting regional differences.


Will that prove to be the same in Turin? We will have to wait until May to find out!



To see the original poll results for Australia visit our article here.


And to see how Europe voted 39th to 1st, visit those results here.