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XTRA Jury: Eurovision 2010

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Welcome to the second edition of XTRA Jury! This jury is made up with members of the ESCXTRA team and each member votes for their favourite ten songs in Eurovision style (1-8,10,12).

Jury Members

Our jury consists of ten amazing members. They are:
Bente, Costa, Dan, Lisa, Nick, Sean, Simon, Tom, Vincent, Wiv and me!

Countries that received 0 points

Out of a total of 39 countries that participated in Eurovision 2010, unfortunately, 11 countries received no points from our jury. They are:

CountryPlace that it finished in the contest
🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina17th
🇳🇴 Norway20th
🇧🇾 Belarus24th
🇬🇧 United Kingdom25th
🇱🇹 Lithuania28th (NQ)
🇲🇹 Malta29th (NQ)
🇵🇱 Poland30th (NQ)
🇪🇪 Estonia31st (NQ)
🇲🇰 North Macedonia32nd (NQ)
🇧🇬 Bulgaria36th (NQ)
🇸🇮 Slovenia38th (NQ)

Countries That Received Points (28th-11th)

PlaceCountryTotal pointsHighest number of points
received (from who)
11🇮🇱 Israel208 (Nick)
12🇫🇷 France1912 (Lisa)
13🇺🇦 Ukraine198 (Micheál)
14🇷🇺 Russia1810 (Wiv)
15🇲🇩 Moldova1810 (Lisa)
16🇭🇷 Croatia1510 (Tom)
17🇮🇪 Ireland157 (Nick)
18🇮🇸 Iceland146 (Lisa)
19🇳🇱 Netherlands1212 (Sean)
20🇪🇸 Spain87 (Vincent)
21🇫🇮 Finland85 (Lisa)
22🇷🇸 Serbia84 (Simon)
23🇱🇻 Latvia66 (Sean)
24/25🇦🇿 Azerbaijan64 (Tom)
24/25🇵🇹 Portugal64 (Lisa)
26🇩🇰 Denmark33 (Sean)
27🇸🇪 Sweden11 (Micheál)
28🇨🇭 Switzerland11 (Nick)

10. Tom Dice – Me and My Guitar (🇧🇪 Belgium)

Points: 23
Highest number of points received: 12 (Bente)
Bente: I distinctly remember seeing the Belgian entry on TV on the night of the Grand Final, and absolutely loving it! I was also worried that it was neighbour bias, but honestly, who can blame me with such a good song? This song is the definition of simple yet effective. Tom has a great stage presence, that adds a nice charm to such a personal song. It really is just him and his guitar, and it’s a formula that works because of the great vocals and authenticity of the message. Would love to see more entries like this in the future!

9. Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders – Life Looks Better In Spring (🇨🇾 Cyprus)

Points: 26
Highest number of points received: 8 (Vincent, Wiv)
Vincent: Better not be diabetic, because this was the sweetest thing on that Oslo stage. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure, but there is something refreshing about this song, a sort of genuine sweetness. The other guitar boy asking us to tell him something (Tom Dice) always felt more artificial, more conventional.

8. Kristina Pelakova – Horehronie (🇸🇰 Slovakia)

Points: 31
Highest number of points received: 12 (Costa)
Costa: This is without a doubt my favourite non-qualifier to date. The vindication is that this remains one of the most relevant and impactful songs from 2010, and while many of them have aged like cottage cheese, this remains a fine wine. I honestly support Slovakia boycotting the contest until the end of time after Europe let this flop.

7. Sofia Nizharadze – Shine (🇬🇪 Georgia)

Points: 36
Highest number of points received: 12 (Micheál, Tom)
Micheál: As a lover of power ballads, this, for me, stands out amongst the rest of the songs in 2010. Shine has the full package: vocals, choreography and a beautiful song. Not to mention that Sofia looked show-stopping in red.

6. Paula Seling & Ovi – Playing With Fire (🇷🇴 Romania)


Points:
38
Highest number of points received: 8 (Lisa, Sean)
Lisa: Move over The Makemakes, this was the original burning piano. Remember when Ovi had hair? Very of its time, but good, camp fun all the same. Especially THAT note and Paula in general acting like this is a knockout duel on The Voice. This is the Romania I miss. Many people believed Romania were headed towards Eurovision victory following the success of Paula & Ovi’s first attempt.

5. Eva Rivas – Apricot Stone (🇦🇲 Armenia)

Points: 43
Highest number of points received: 10 (Costa, Micheál)
Lisa: Such an underrated entry that always makes me smile. The combination of the traditional instrumentation, along with the Disney-esque narrative of the lyrics is what resonates with me. If you don’t know much about Armenia, you will know it all after this performance, although you will also think Armenian women are giants too!

4. maNga – We Could Be The Same (🇹🇷 Türkiye)

Points: 44
Highest number of points received: 12 (Wiv)
Wiv: This is one of my favorite songs in the history of the contest! I discovered maNga back in 2008. I was searching for more songs by Mor ve Ötesi when YouTube suggested I check them out. I did, and I fell in love with them. I was utterly delighted when I found out they were coming to Oslo! Initially I was somewhat disappointed when I realized their song was in English, as I love their Turkish material, but that didn’t last long. I LOVE We Could Be the Same!

3. Giorgos Alkaios & Friends – OPA (🇬🇷 Greece)

Points: 46
Highest number of points received: 12 (Nick)
Nick: For me, OPA is the epitome of a Greek summer vacation. Get ready for a battle in Athens, Ioannina or Thessaloniki as Giorgos Alkaios and his friends get the party going. The pyro is astonishing, the song is fantastic and it just makes me long for more Greek adventures. Just give me another OPA with an ouzo on the side, please.

2. Lena – Satellite (🇩🇪 Germany)

Points: 46
Highest number of points received: 12 (Simon)
Simon: One of the most distinct Eurovision winners and perhaps one of the most significant, tossing out a few noughties theories about what and who can win.

1. Juliana Pasha – It’s All About You (🇦🇱 Albania)

Points: 50
Highest number of points received: 12 (Vincent)
Vincent: That’s energy, that’s power ! Juliana owns the stage in her quirky way, and both her and the backing singer’s voices exude power. I can’t stop myself from shouting that chorus whenever it comes up!

Congratulations to Albania for winning our XTRA Jury for Eurovision! You can now have your see the results of our XTRA VOTE Rewind for Eurovision 2010 here! Our next XTRA VOTE Rewind will be for all the entries in Eurovision 2017, you can have your say by voting for your favourite ten entries here!

XTRA Jury History

Eurovision

ContestCountryArtistSong
Oslo 2010🇦🇱 AlbaniaJuliana PashaIt’s All About You
Istanbul 2004🇺🇦 UkraineRuslanaWild Dances

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