We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.
In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!
Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.
Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite
Anja Nissen – Where I Am | 20th place, 77 points (Final)
After Anja Nissen missed out on Eurovision the year before, she got her well deserved ticket in 2017. She is such a good singer and this song is still in my playlist of Eurovision songs. I can understand why she did better with juries than in the televote, but only 8 points from the televote? Come on, that was unfair. Anja deserved more than that. One point of ‘criticism’, or an explanation for this: Anja is very strong and fierce in her performance. But the song is actually about a woman laying down her armour and showing a vulnerable side. This did not really match.
Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite
Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops | 1st place, 281 points (Final)
What a winner! Loved it from the first listen. Loved it so much in fact, I decided to make Copenhagen my first year attending Eurovision! Love to note the Irish feel of this song. It’s ethereal in composition and Emmelie’s warmth on stage can melt the bitterness of snow. Worthy winner!
What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!
Vote for your favourite entry from Denmark below: