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Our #ESC250 2020 votes – Part 12 – Tim

Last but not least.......

With the announcement of this year’s Eurovision Top 250 results shortly, we really want to tell you all who our all-time Eurovision favorites are.

In this series, our editors will be looking closely at their Top 3 entries (the ones that got 8,10,12 Points) and will also provide their honorable mentions (a song or two they really like, but did not make their ESC250 list).

Today is the last edition of this feature. This time it is Tim’s turn to let you know who they voted for in this year’s edition of #ESC250.

Tim: More years compared to the last one

Normally, I would have all of my votes from the 2010’s. However, with the Eurovision Again initiative, I’ve learnt to appreciate older entries. So for the first time in a while, I’ve actually got countries in my Top Ten that are not from the 2010’s and 2000’s.

Here are the first part of my votes:

  1. ABBA – Waterloo (Sweden, 1974)
  2. Katrina & The Waves – Love Shine A Light (United Kingdom, 1997)
  3. Duncan Laurence – Arcade (The Netherlands, 2019)
  4. Vincent Bueno – Alive (Austria, 2020)
  5. Tamara Todevska – Proud (North Macedonia, 2019)
  6. Dami Im – Sound of Silence (Australia, 2016)
  7. Beth – Dime (Spain, 2003)

8 Points – Eleni Foureira – Fuego Cyprus, 2018)

I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again. This deserved the trophy, this had everything on it. However, I do respect the decision of the jury and the audience. Eleni is amazing, and since her participation at Eurovision she has provided us bop after bop.

10 Points – VICTORIA – Tears Getting Sober (Bulgaria, 2020)

When all of the songs for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest were revealed, this instantly became my winner, no questions asked. There’s something about the raw emotion that VICTORIA has shown in her entry, that somehow I was able to resonate with. I am looking forward to what she will be sending in 2021, and I will be waving my Bulgarian flag with all my heart, wherever I am, cheering her on.

Honourable Mentions

1. Poli Genova – Na Inat (Bulgaria, 2011)

The recently concluded Eurovision Again made me appreciate a lot of the entries who do not make it to Saturday night. When I heard that Na Inat was on the list, I had no hesitation in who I was going to vote for then. On this occasion for ESC250, VICTORIA won, but Poli Genova will always have a special place in my heart (and my playlist).

2. Saara Aalto – Monsters (Finland, 2018)

Another entry that nearly made it to my playlist is Saara Aalto. UMK2018 will always have a special place in my heart, as it was the first event I covered for ESCXTRA. I’m really happy of how far Saara has come since her participation. I cannot wait to hear new music she will be releasing in the future.

12 Points – Loreen – Euphoria (Sweden, 2012)

Here we go, I can already tell the swathes of people saying that this will be a cliche 12 Points. For that, all I will say is, I don’t care. You have the entries that you love. However, you have the entry that has bought you to this fandom, to the people that love and appreciate you. If it wasn’t for Euphoria, I would not be writing this article as we speak.

Well, that’s the conclusion of our feature. Don’t forget to stick around, as we bring you live coverage of the ESC250 2020 results tomorrow!

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