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'
Slovenia: LPS - 'Disko'
Israel: Michael Ben David - 'I.M'
Which favourites did Australia warm to more?
Poland: Ochman - 'River'
Italy: Mahmood & Blanco - 'Brividi'
What did Europe like more than Australia?
Germany: Malik Harris - 'Rockstars'
Romania: WRS - 'Llámame'
Denmark: Reddi - 'The Show'
Lithuania: Monika Liu - 'Sentimentai'
Which favourites did Europe warm to more?
Netherlands: S10 - 'De Diepte'
What did Europe and Australia agree on?
Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer'
Spain: Chanel - 'SloMo'
The bottom dwellers
Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project - 'Intention'
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'
Moldova: Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov - 'Trenulețul'
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.