Today we bring you the sixth and final part of our #ESC250 series. With five days to go until the annual NYE countdown begins, it’s time to see who Lisa, Nathan P and Tom O voted for this year. Make sure to go through all of the pages and let us know if we share your favourites!
Lisa: Music IS fireworks! More bangers than bonfire night
So my #ESC250 list is basically the music definition of being shocked by a defibrillator. If music above 100bpms is not your cup of tea, pour it down the sink now. Everything here is but a small glimpse of what gets me bopping at Eurovision parties.
#10: Jessy Matador – Allez Ola Olé (France 2010)
Anyone who knows me will be shocked that, yes I did indeed ditch the pop Queens momentarily and put a male artist in my top 10! This Afrobeats stomper has aged like fine wine. Still worthy of any World Cup anthems playlist.
#9: Mandinga – Zaleilah (Romania 2012)
One of three entries from Baku on my list. This was pure summer joy during the UK heatwave of 2012. Balkan bagpipes, accordion, drums and a chorus more infectious than any airborne virus, what’s not to love? This deserved better than 12th.
#8: Sirusho – Qélé, Qélé (Armenia 2008)
During my student days I decided it was a good idea to go on holiday to Great Yarmouth that summer. Clearly common sense took over and I stayed in all week while away to watch the Belgrade contest. Any other year Sirusho would have won. This ethno-banger is easily my favourite Armenian entry and it hasn’t aged a day.