CelebMix’s Favourite Contestants From The Eurovision Song Contest 2017

We’ve got 10 days to go until the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Grand Final kicks off. There are 42 countries in the competition this year, making it difficult for us to decide on our favourites. A vote was cast amongst our Eurovision team, with some surprising results.

Next week is Eurovision Week, with the semi-finals taking place on 9 May and 11 May to whittle the contestants down for the Grand Final on 13 May 2017. The shows will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Check out our facts and stats article on all 42 countries competing and their representatives.

At the end of last week, the OGAE Poll 2017 announced their results, which saw Francesco Gabbani, for Italy, win; with Blanche, for Belgium, second; and Robin Bengtsson, for Sweden, third.

When all the acts were announced, our Eurovision Team voted for their favourites. Our points were combined in the hope to create a CelebMix Top 10. Our music taste is extremely varied, and we proved this with our votes, as there were just six points between our favourite act and our joint tenth act. Not only that, our Top 10 included four winners, reminding us all of 1969 contest, where four countries won. So instead of ordering them in points, we have decided to list them in alphabetical order of the country they are representing; this is because there were no clear winners in our vote, and all 10 – or should we say 11 since two acts were in joint tenth position – are acts we believe should win the contest.

Here Are Our Favourites To Win The Eurovision Song Contest 2017:

Australia: Isaiah – Don’t Come Easy

Austria: Nathan Trent – Running On Air

Belgium: Blanche – City Lights

France: Alma – Requiem

Ireland: Brendan Murray – Dying To Try

Israel: IMRI – I Feel Alive

Moldova: SunStroke Project – Hey, Mamma!

Netherlands: O’G3NE – Lights And Shadows

Portugal: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois

Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On

Switzerland: Timebelle – Apollo

After having all these songs on repeat, our Eurovision Team’s opinions may have changed, stay tuned for next week as we reveal our favourites as the semi-finals get underway. We reckon staging is going to be extremely important this year; if any of the 42 acts have a massive stage production, they might just be crowned the winner of Eurovision 2017.

Do you agree with our favourites? Why not vote for your favourite acts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 here.

Who do you want to win? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

26-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fuzzable, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. In the past, I have written for Fox & Squirrel Photography and the Daily Star. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni