Iceland wins ‘The Little Song Contest’

All week the Austrian Eurovision broadcaster, ORF, has been holding its own version of ESC 2020 to find out Austria’s favourite song of the year.

Tonight the Austrian public chose between the jury winners of three previous shows, with the three songs in contention being Iceland (Tuesday’s winner), Malta (Thursday’s winner) and Austria (Saturday’s winner). The Austrian public then chose Iceland as the overall winner.

The results of the three jury only semi finals were as follows (the maximum possible score was 120):

TUESDAY (Show 1)

  • Iceland 75
  • The Netherlands 71
  • Bulgaria 71
  • United Kingdom 66
  • Belgium 63
  • Poland 61
  • Romania 61
  • Israel 60
  • Spain 55
  • Cyprus 50
  • Georgia 49
  • Armenia 42
  • San Marino 35
  • Belarus 17

THURSDAY (Show 2)

  • Malta 97
  • Sweden 86
  • France 69
  • Russia 67
  • Switzerland 64
  • Lithuania 57
  • Finland 56
  • Ireland 55
  • Azerbaijan 50
  • Slovenia 50
  • Croatia 45
  • Latvia 36
  • Portugal 30
  • Moldova 28

SATURDAY (Show 3)

  • Austria 76
  • Denmark 73
  • Germany 66
  • Albania 62
  • Norway 62
  • Italy 59
  • Greece 51
  • Czech Republic 51
  • Estonia 48
  • Ukraine 45
  • North Macedonia 42
  • Australia 35
  • Serbia 35

The Austrian public then awarded their televotes to the three jury show winners as follows:

1st Iceland [Daði og Gagnamagnið – ‘Think About Things] 48%

2nd Austria [Vincent Bueno – Alive] 33%

3rd Malta [Destiny – All Of My Love] 19%

During the show the host Andi Knoll asked both Destiny and Daði if they’d return to Eurovision next year. Destiny said she hoped to be back and Daði said he might but only with Gagnamagnið.

The jurors who decided the three finalists were as follows:

  • Waterloo (represented Austria in 1976 together with Robinson with “My Little World”)
  • Simone (represented Austria in 1990 with “No more walls”)
  • Petra Frey (represented Austria in 1994 with “For the Peace of the World”)
  • Manuel Ortega (represented Austria in 2002 with “Say a Word”)
  • Alf Poier (represented Austria in 2003 with “Because people count”)
  • Eric Papilaya (represented Austria in 2007 with “Get a Life – Get Alive”)
  • Nadine Beiler (represented Austria in 2011 with “The Secret Is Love”)
  • Conchita (won 2014 with “Rise Like a Phoenix”)
  • ZOE (represented Austria in 2016 with “Loin d’ici”)
  • Cesár Sampson (represented Austria in 2018 with “Nobody but You”)

Congratulations to the winning entry – Think About Things!

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