All across Europe the national selections for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest are well underway. Switzerland started the season end of last year, Albania held their Festivali i Këngës end of December, Spain, Lithuania, Hungary, Belarus, the United Kingdom and many others are following on the heels to find their representatives for the 62nd edition of the Contest to be held in Kiyv, Ukraine, in May.
As usual at this time of year, we put a focus on the music from these national selections, playing also many songs that do not qualify for the Contest but still deserve another listen. Quite many of them get a lot of airplay in their home countries, some become chart hits. While the national selections continue, our playlist will be regularly updated. At the same time we will continue to offer you popular Eurovision songs and hits from recent years, ESC classics and remixes.
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Last night, during the last thirty minutes of the year the countdown of the 250 most popular Eurovision songs was completed. And once again Euphoria, Sweden’s 2012 Eurovision winning song, came out on top – congratulations!
Italy’s 2015 entry Grande Amore by Il Volo finished in second place, one position higher than last year. Third place goes to You Are The Only One, Sergey Lazarev’s 2016 entry for Russia, followed by the 2016 ESC winning song, Jamala’s 1944, in fourth place.
Four more Eurovision winning songs reached the Top 10 – Everyway That I Can (Sertab, Turkey 2003), Heroes (Måns Zelmerlöw, Sweden 2015), Molitva (Marija Šerifović, Serbia 2007) and Rise Like A Phoenix (Conchita Wurst, Austria 2014) –, plus Bulgaria’s 2016 entry If Love Was A Crime, performed by Poli Genova, and Spain’s 2012 entry Quédate Conmigo by Pastora Soler.
Read more and check out the full results…
Joe and Jake, who represented the United Kingdom at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with the song “You’re Not Alone”, were the winners in this year’s ESC Radio Awards poll in the category „Best Group“. With a special video message they now want to sincerely thank all their fans who voted for them.
On Saturday 21 January 2017, Joe and Jake will be performing at the OGAE Eurovision fan club meeting in Munich, Germany.
About the Awards:
Between June 25 and July 3, ESC Radio listeners and Eurovision fans had the opportunity to vote for their favourite songs and acts of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Votes came in not only from the 42 participating countries, but from all corners of Europe and other parts of the world like Australia, Asia, North and South America.
Eurovision Top 250 – countdown of the most popular Eurovision songs on New Year’s Eve 31 December, 11:00 CET!
The voting for the 2016 edition of the Eurovision TOP 250 is closed. For the ninth time this year the world-wide fans of the Contest voted their favourite songs from the Eurovision Song Contest history. The poll is a collaboration with by 12points.tv, songfestival.be, ilkar.blogspot.com, songfestivalweblog.nl, and eurovisionbelgium.blogspot.com.
On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, ESC Radio will present you the countdown of the 250 most voted songs. Can Loreen’s Euphoria hold the number one position? How will the 2016 Eurovision winning song 1944 by Jamala come off? Or will this year’s most commercially succesful song, Sweden’s If I Were Sorry, performed by Frans, make it to the top?
Tune in to ESC Radio on New Year’s Eve, 31 December, at 11:00 CET, and find out!
For the results of last year’s voting please visit:
May we have your votes, please? It’s time again for a new edition of the Eurovision TOP 250.
For the ninth time this year, organised by 12points.tv, in collaboration with ESC Radio, and fan sites songfestival.be, ilkar.blogspot.com, songfestivalweblog.nl, and eurovisionbelgium.blogspot.com, Eurovision fans have the opportunity to vote for their favourites from the 61 years of Song Contest history and decide about the ranking. You can vote according to the official Eurovision voting system, awarding a set of points from 1 to 8, then 10 and finally 12 points to your personal no. 1 Eurovision song. The voting closes on 13 December 2016.
The countdown of your 250 favourite ESC songs will be broadcast here on ESC Radio on the last day of the year, December 31.
To cast your vote, please go to http://12points.tv/esc250
For the results of last year’s voting please visit: http://www.escradio.com/2016/01/euphoria-remains-at-no-1-of-the-eurovision-top-250-chart/
ESC Radio Awards 2016 – The Winners: Sergey Lazarev (Russia) scores double win, Poli Genova (Bulgaria) and Joe and Jake (United Kingdom) come out on top in Best Female Artist/Best Group votings
Between June 25 and July 3, ESC Radio listeners and Eurovision fans had the opportunity to vote for their favourite songs and acts of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Votes came in not only from the 42 participating countries, but from all corners of Europe and other parts of the world like Australia, Asia, North and South America. Thanks a lot to everyone who voted! And here are the results:
Russia’s representative Sergey Lazarev scored an overall victory this year. His entry You Are The Only One, written and composed by Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, John Ballard and Ralph Charlie, won the Best Song category with 11.69% of the vote, and Sergey came out on top in the Best Male Artist voting with 21.61%. Congratulations to Sergey and to the writers of the song!
In the Best Female Artist category, Bulgaria’s representative Poli Genova finished on top with 17.84%. It’s the first time for Bulgaria to win an ESC Radio award. Her entry If Love Was A Crime came third in Best Song. In the Best Group voting the trophies go to Joe and Jake from the United Kingdom (28.49%).
Read more and check out the full results of the 2016 ESC Radio Awards…