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SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues!

Even with the news of the cancellation of ESC 2020, we believe it’s important to honour the songs that fought for a place in the contest and give them their moment in the spotlight – so after Heat 7 last week, our quest to find the most robbed song from the 2020 national final season now continues with the last of our heats, namely Heat 8.

In the spirit of community in these strange times, we decided to make this final heat a “chatters’ choice” edition. We informally polled the people in the #esc chat and the vote-counters who make SongHunt possible, and asked them to choose the songs they wanted to see that hadn’t yet made it into a SongHunt heat

Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A video playlist can be found below the poll if you need a reminder.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

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SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues!

After Heat 6 last week, our quest to find the best song from the 2020 national final season now continues with Heat 7.

As usual, each heat features 12 songs: nine of our chatters’ favourites from the national final shows as voted for in the #esc chat, and three editors’ choices. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A video playlist can be found below the poll if you need a reminder.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

Load more tweets...

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 6

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 6

The SongHunt continues!

After Heat 5 last week, our quest to find the best song from the 2020 national final season now continues with Heat 6.

As usual, each heat features 12 songs: nine of our chatters’ favourites from the national final shows as voted for in the #esc chat, and three editors’ choices. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A video playlist can be found below the poll if you need a reminder.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

Load more tweets...

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 5

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 5

The SongHunt continues!

After Heat 4 last week, our quest to find the best song from the 2020 national final season now continues with Heat 5.

As usual, each heat features 12 songs: nine of our chatters’ favourites from the national final shows as voted for in the #esc chat, and three editors’ choices. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

If you are a regular SongHunter, you’ll notice our poll suddenly looks quite different. Unfortunately, the poll service we use has stopped supporting custom themes in its free plan. Sorry about that! We’re working on ways to make things a bit prettier again.

Results:

Sorted by songs in alphabetical order.

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A video playlist can be found below the poll if you need a reminder.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

Load more tweets...

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 4

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 4

The SongHunt continues!

After Heat 3 last week, our quest to find the best song from the 2020 national final season now continues with Heat 4.

As usual, each heat features 12 songs: nine of our chatters’ favourites from the national final shows as voted for in the #esc chat, and three editors’ choices. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A video playlist with the participating songs can be found below the poll in case you need a reminder.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

Load more tweets...

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 3

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 3

The SongHunt continues!

After Heat 2 last week, our quest to find the best song from the 2020 national final season now continues with Heat 3.

As usual, each heat features 12 songs: nine of our chatters’ favourites from the national final shows as voted for in the #esc chat, and three editors’ choices. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A video playlist with the participating songs can be found below the poll in case you need a reminder.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

Load more tweets...

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 2

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 2

The SongHunt continues!

After Heat 1 last week, our quest to find the best song from the 2020 national final season now continues with Heat 2.

As usual, each heat features 12 songs: nine of our chatters’ favourites from the national final shows as voted for in the #esc chat, and three editors’ choices. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A video playlist with the participating songs can be found below the poll in case you need a reminder.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

Load more tweets...

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 1

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 1

Let the SongHunt begin!

It’s time for us to find the best song from the 2020 Eurovision national final season – and logically enough, our quest starts with Heat 1.

As usual, each heat features 12 songs: nine of our chatters’ favourites from the national final shows as voted for in the #esc chat, and three editors’ choices. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday, and you can find a video playlist below the poll if you need a reminder of the entries.



Want to know more? You can see the full qualification list for SongHunt 2020 here!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

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“Dua ta besoj” by Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti wins SongHunt 2019

“Dua ta besoj” by Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti wins SongHunt 2019

SongHunt 2019, our season-long poll series to find the best non-winning national final song of the year, has come to an end: “Dua ta besoj” by Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti, from the Albanian preselection Festivali i Këngës, has won the grand final!

Based on the votes of our chatters in the #esc chat and supplemented by our editors’ choices, a total of 96 songs took part in the eight SongHunt heats between January and March, followed by four quarter-finals and two semi-finals. The 12-song final was open for the two weeks during and after ESC 2019 itself, and over the past week we have been eliminating one song every day until we got to tonight’s six superfinalists.

In a special event in the chat, our chatters voted in three rounds. Firstly, they chose their favourite of the three lowest-scoring songs from the public vote, which resulted in “Tower Of Babylon” by Lorena Bućan going forward to the next round (with Battista Acquaviva‘s “Passiò” and Electric Fields‘ “2000 And Whatever” dropping out). Next, the four remaining songs were whittled down to two, which meant we said goodbye to Lorena Bućan as well as “En livredd mann” by Mørland.

This resulted in a final head-to-head between Artemisa & Febi and Aly Ryan‘s “Wear Your Love”. In a clear and unequivocal verdict, “Dua te besoj” took the victory and was duly crowned the winner of SongHunt 2019!

It duly follows in the footsteps of “Nefelibata” by MNTHA (2015), “Helpless” by The Hardkiss (2016), “Petale” by Instinct (2017) and “Fără tine” by Dora Gaitanovici (2018) to become our fifth annual SongHunt winner! You can check out the full results of the entire SongHunt 2019 season if you want to see how we got from FiK to here.

And to conclude, here’s the reprise of the winning song and performance. Many congratulations to Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti and thanks to everyone who voted in our chat and on our website during all the rounds – we look forward to seeing which songs become our favourites when SongHunt rolls around again in 2020!

 

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SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

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SongHunt 2019 – The Final!

SongHunt 2019 – The Final!

It’s time to crown the winner of SongHunt 2019!

What’s the best non-winning song of the 2019 national final season? Over the past weeks and months, we have narrowed down our favourites from the national pre-selections to just twelve songs – and now it’s time to pick the very best.

Unlike the previous rounds, in our final you can only vote for one song – but here’s the important part: You can vote again after 24 hours have passed since your last vote. So don’t forget to keep coming back day after day and supporting your favourite(s)!

The voting period will be open for two weeks. All twelve songs will participate in the first week – then, starting on Sunday 19 May, one entry will be eliminated at 21:00 CET every night (naturally, the one with the fewest votes at that point). That will leave us with six songs in our super-final on Saturday 25 May, which we will celebrate with a group viewing in our #esc chat and a final vote before the results are revealed – so don’t forget to join us then too.

And now all that remains is for you to vote! A video playlist can be found below the poll if you need a reminder – or you can read our introduction article about all twelve finalists. Happy listening, and happy voting!



Want to know more? You can read about how SongHunt works here, and the full qualification list can be found here.

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

Visit our Eurovision Chat!

Join the Chat!

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

Five milestones in Eurovision history

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – but not at the Eurovision Song Contest. We take a look at five milestones in ESC history that changed the nature of the competition.

read more

The View from San Francisco: Another Summer Night

In the second part of her ESC 2019 review, Shi looks at the differing arcs of the returning artists, what made Duncan’s winning reprise so special – and the delegations that made things unnecessarily hard for themselves…

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 8

The SongHunt continues with Heat 8 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more

SongHunt 2020 – Heat 7

The SongHunt continues with Heat 7 – and YOUR votes are needed in our quest to find the best national final song of the 2020 Eurovision season!

read more
 escgo! on Twitter

Hope everyone enjoys tonight's National Theatre production! #OneManTwoGuvnors #sorrynotremotelysorry

(2/2) "Now it can be seen as a song of hope for a brighter future,
especially for our friends in Italy who are going through such horrors
right now.

I hope you enjoy it... maybe even if you were never fond of the original version."

https://t.co/JT3v0POXlP

From HCSC regular & 2010 winner Andy Brook:

"This is what I've been doing since lockdown.

I arranged a stripped down version of 'Insieme: 1992' by Toto Cutugno. It won the #Eurovision Song Contest 30 years ago, at a time full of optimism." (1/2)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of three-time Ivor Novello and Eurovision winning songwriter member Bill Martin. Bill’s distinguished career stretched over many decades and he leaves us with such evergreen classics as ‘Puppet On A String’, ‘Congratulations’... 1/3

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The SongHunt continues!

Our quest to find the best song from the 2019 national final season continues with the first semi-final.

Each semi-final features 12 songs that qualified from the previous round, drawn at random, and the top six in each semi-final will qualify for the final stage. Your task is simple: You have three votes to give to your favourite songs!

The poll closes at 23:59 CET on Saturday. A playlist with all the entries of this round will be added soon.


Want to know more? You can read about how SongHunt works here, and the full qualification list can be found here.