• Ford Carter

The Aussievision team’s ranking of the “Dream Team” Eurovision entries

They’re known in the Eurovision music industry as the ‘Dream Team’ – Phillip Kirkirov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, and Fokas Evangelinos, often working alongside a myriad of other songwriters and producers.


Between them, the Dream Team has produced four top-three results, with two entries coming in second place and two entries coming in third place. Despite their incredible results, they have had one song fail to qualify for the Grand Final, and have not yet produced a Eurovision winner.



But which entry is best? To find out sixteen members of the Aussievision team have looked at all fourteen of their songs (including the cancelled entries from the 2020 contest), and ranked our top ten Eurovision style (12, 10, 8-1 points). And here are the results:


14th: Stefania – 'Superg!rl' (21 points)



‘Superg!rl’ was intended to be performed by Stefania, representing Greece, at the 2020 contest in Rotterdam.


‘Superg!rl’ received its highest score of 6 points from Kyriakos.


13th: Tolmachevy Sisters – Shine (25 points)



‘Shine’ was performed by the Tolmachevy Sisters, representing Russia, at the 2014 contest in Copenhagen. It received a total of 89 points in the Grand Final, coming 7th.


‘Shine’ received its highest score of 6 points from Dale.


=11th: Dmitry Koldun – Work Your Magic (28 points)



‘Work Your Magic’ was performed by Dmitry Koldun, representing Belarus, at the 2007 contest in Helsinki. It received a total of 145 points in the Grand Final, coming 6th.


‘Work Your Magic’ received its highest score of 10 points from Fleur.


=11th: Demy – This Is Love (28 points)



‘This Is Love’ was performed by Demy, representing Greece, at the 2017 contest in Kyiv. It received a total of 77 points in the Grand Final, coming 19th.


‘This Is Love’ received its highest score of 10 points from Guy, and also received 8 points from Emma.


10th: Natalia Gordienko – Prison (36 points)



‘Prison’ was intended to be performed by Natalia Gordienko, representing Moldova, at the 2020 contest in Rotterdam.


‘Prison’ received its highest scores of 6 points from Wade and Josh.


=8th: Sergey Lazarev – Scream (55 points)



‘Scream’ was performed by Sergey Lazarev, representing Russia, at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv. It received a total of 370 points in the Grand Final, coming 3rd.


‘Scream’ received its highest score of 10 points from Emma, and also received 8 points from Hugo.


=8th: Aisel – X My Heart (55 points)



‘X My Heart’ was performed by Aisel, representing Azerbaijan, at the 2018 contest in Lisbon. It received a total of 94 points in its semi-final, coming 11th and failing to qualify.


‘X My Heart’ received its highest score of 12 points from Mike, and also received 8 points from Hayley.


Mike – "Always loved this song. It’s simple in its structure and stays with you after the first listen."


7th: Sakis Rouvas – This Is Our Night (59 points)



‘This Is Our Night’ was performed by Sakis Rouvas, representing Greece, at the 2009 contest in Moscow. It received a total of 120 points in the Grand Final, coming 7th.


‘This Is Our Night’ received its highest score of 12 points from Kyriakos, and also received 8 points from Tim.


Kyriakos – "Just love how this performance goes over the top, Sakis gives it his absolute all! And the Greek flag at the end is a great touch that would make every Greek proud. His best Eurovision performance and from the Dream Team!"


6th: Natalia Gordienko – Sugar (61 points)



‘Sugar’ was performed by Natalia Gordienko, representing Moldova, at the 2021 contest in Rotterdam. It received a total of 115 points in the Grand Final, coming 13th.


‘Sugar’ received its highest scores of 10 points from Kyriakos and Mike.


5th: Stefania – Last Dance (81 points)



‘Last Dance’ was performed by Stefania, representing Greece, at the 2021 contest in Rotterdam. It received a total of 170 points in the Grand Final, coming 10th.


‘Last Dance’ received its highest score of 12 points from Craig, and also received 10 points from Hugo, and 8 points from Liv and Guy.


Craig – "Because while the staging may have reminded me of dodgy 70’s Doctor Who CSO, the song definitely does not!"


4th: Farid Mammadov – Hold Me (90 points)



‘Hold Me’ was performed by Farid Mammadov, representing Azerbaijan, at the 2013 contest in Malmö. It received a total of 234 points in the Grand Final, coming 2nd.


‘Hold Me’ received its highest score of 12 points from Wade, and also received 10 points from Ford and Steven, and 8 points from Fleur.


Wade – "It’s quite strong lyrically and thematically, it had a creative and well performed on-stage performance, and is just generally the most cohesive song out of this lacklustre collection of songs."


3rd: DoReDoS – My Lucky Day (111 points)



‘My Lucky Day’ was performed by DoReDoS, representing Moldova, at the 2018 contest in Lisbon. It received a total of 209 points in the Grand Final, coming 10th.


‘My Lucky Day’ received its highest score of 12 points from Ford, and also received 10 points from Josh, Hayley, and Laura, and 8 points from Craig and Steven.


Ford – "DoReDoS’s ‘My Lucky Day’ is an all-around fun song with an interesting staging concept, a storyline, and clothes full of bright colours. The use of the walls with the extra dancers behind them was a theatrical delight to watch, and it was a unique and interesting way to tell a story."


2nd: Ani Lorak – Shady Lady (119 points)



‘Shady Lady’ was performed by Ani Lorak, representing Ukraine, at the 2008 contest in Belgrade. It received a total of 230 points in the Grand Final, coming 2nd.


‘Shady Lady’ received its highest scores of 12 points from Tim, Josh, and Laura, and also received 10 points from Liv, Craig, and Dale, and 8 points from Wade and Kyriakos.


Tim – "I think introduction of the song is so memorable. You hear the first few notes and you know it’s ‘Shady Lady’. Surprisingly, I think it’s Ani that actually elevates the song. The music and lyrics are great but the on stage performance really raises the bar for complete package."


Josh – "Powerful vocals, show stopping performance and all around iconic gay song."


Laura – "‘Shady Lady’ was the blueprint for successful Dream Team entries. While many Dream Team entries emphasise staging and style over substance, this song has both. In addition to the over-the-top staging complete with creative use of mirrors and light boxes, Ani Lorak's vocal talents and the song's lyrical content help make this song stand out. When I see the performance of this song, I believe Ani Lorak is the titular Shady Lady. She says she's going to wow you and she delivers! The song is a bop, the performance is Camp with a capital C, and the whole package is iconic."


1st: Sergey Lazarev – You Are the Only One (159 points)



‘You Are the Only One’ was performed by Sergey Lazarev, representing Russia, at the 2016 contest in Stockholm. It received a total of 491 points in the Grand Final, coming 3rd.


‘You Are the Only One’ received its highest scores of 12 points from Liv, Fleur, Hayley, Emma, Guy, Hugo, Steven, and Dale, and also received 10 points from Wade and Tim, and 8 points from Ford, Josh, Laura, and Mike.


Liv – "Sergey and the team really did pull out all the stops for this one. Drama, amazing LED use and some zero gravity moments. The Russian version of it honestly is one of the best things my ears have ever experienced."


Fleur – "This had everything. The singer, the staging, the song. One of the most iconic performance for the ages."


Hayley – "I am still listening to this song A LOT and Sergey is gorgeous!"


Emma – "One of the best Eurovision stagings ever and a reasonably catchy song to go with it."


Guy – "This is such a powerful song. I really like the atmospheric opening, and then the build into a full blown power anthem – perfectly delivered by Sergey. The staging was amazing, but even without that, the song itself and Sergey’s performance holds up and could have been a winner in a different year."


Hugo – "The ultimate pop package, what more can you say! Even without the amazing staging, the song itself is just great – starts off mysterious, then builds into a catchy as anything chorus, paired back bridge, then finishes with a bang!"


Steven – "It has everything: drama, great choreography and staging, an attractive singer with a good voice and lyrics you can sing along to."


Dale – "'You Are My Only One' is my favourite Eurovision entry of all time. Is it the most amazing song in history? No... but the performance is out of this world! Sergey delivers it with gusto and it totally deserved to take out the televote. THIS is the entry I would have been ok losing to in 2016!"


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