The following countries was supposed to compete this year.
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
And as promised today we work through the most played entries from the Nordic countries and the Baltic countries.
Denmark is one of the countries in the modern contest that send songs you usually can hear they are from Denmark, but over all there best years was the 80s and 90s. So what songs have been on my playlist the last years.
- “Disco Tango” Tommy Seebach
- “New tomorrow” A friend in London
- “Vi maler byen röd” Birthe Kjaer
So, from Denmark we leave for Estonia who entered the Eurovision with two really good songs their first two years and from then it is ups and downs from one of the countries I visited the most, beautiful Tallinn.
- “Kaelakee hääl” Maarja Liis Ilus and Ivo Linna
- “Verona” Koit Toome and Laura
- “Goodbye to yesterday” Elina Born and Stig Rästa
Poor Finland, the record until their win was not the best in Eurovision, but they have had so many good songs both sent to Eurovision and in their own selection. 2020 not an exception. They had “Cicciolina” Erika Vikman in their selection and it did not win. The strange thing that ever happened, anywhere.
- “Bye Bye Baby” CatCat
- “Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus” Seija Simola
- “Fantasiaa” Amii Aspelund
Iceland have never been a huge favorite for me in Eurovision, but they have some really good songs as well and it’s one of the countries worth a win, and it might have happened this year since Iceland was a huge favorite of winning.
- “Minn hinsti dans” Paul Oscar
- “Heaven” Jonsi
- “All out of luck” Selma
Another of the three Baltic once in the Eurovision Song Contest, like Estonia with a win but at least Latvia won with a good song (even if it might not have aged well), something we never can blame Estonias win to be.
- “What for?” Aisha
- “I wanna” Marie N
- “Cake to bake” Aarzemnieki
Last of the Baltic countries is Lithuania, also a huge favorite to win 2020… Yes, the cancelled one. Lithuania is the only Baltic country still waiting for their first win. So this might have been their chance. But let us forget it for a while and check out the most played Lithuanian entries.
- “Little by little” Laura and the lovers
- “On fire” The Roop (2020 entry)
- “What happened to your love” Linas and Simona
As a Swede I can say it… Our nice neighbours, we give them points and they give us points, thank you, mange talk! Also a lot of great songs coming from Norway, just show the three most played once. But it is the deal.
- “Hold on be strong” Maria Haukaas Storeng
- “Lenge leve livet” Dollie de luxe
- “Alle mine tankar” Silje Vige
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Let’s go then, the three most played Swedish entries. It’s not often Sweden ends up sending my selection number one so the Swedish final entries actually not often played that much. But here they are.
- “If I were sorry” Frans
- “Det gör ont” Lena Philipsson
- “Take me to your heaven” Charlotte Perrelli
So that was the final one today, more most played tomorrow and remember this is the most played songs, not necessarily the same as the best once.