Top 30: Music videos of ESC songs [Part 3 – The Top 10]

As you guys know, I’m taking you through the thirty best music videos that accompany Eurovision songs to the Contest. Yesterday, we found out which songs just missed out on the top 10 in the second part of the countdown and today, we’ll find out which music videos have which video have managed to get a place in the top 10. So which video is our #1? Well, keep reading to find out!

'Taken By A Stranger' has an amazing music video, but is it our #1?
‘Taken By A Stranger’ has an amazing music video, but is it our #1?

Over the course of fifty-nine years, Eurovision has seen nearly 1,200+ songs, each of which have had their own music video. Obviously, as time has gone on and technology has improved, the music videos have become more and more – how shall I put it – extravagant. So in this countdown, most of the music videos featured are from the past few years, but we do love the golden oldie videos, so we’ve included some of the videos from the earlier days of Eurovision. Got it? Great, let’s get started!

10 – Remedios Amaya – “¿Quién Maneja Mi Barca?” (Spain 1983)

It’s fair to say that here at ESC Views, we do love the singing-goat sound-a-like that is Remedios Amaya and her *amayzin* song . The music video for “¿Quién Maneja Mi Barca?” is a lesser form of the three previous tourist videos we’ve already featured on the countdown. The reason why the video is so high on this top is because she basically gave us the jist of what she was going to do/wear on stage in Munich.. as well as the fact that the beach she was standing on was also pretty cute. When it came to the actual Contest, she had to ditch the drum machines that were used in the studio version, but the orchestra compensated for with all the woodwind instruments. I just love this video and it really is a fun one to watch.. whether anyone agrees with me has yet to be seen.

9 – Luminița Anghel – “Let Me Try” (Romania 2010)

‘Let Me Try’ has a video that is just fantastic. First of all, it’s nice that Sistem decided to be in the music video and not just be in the instrumental.. and on stage too (we also got to see some of the tricks they would see on stage in Kyiv). The video is set in some desert with Luminița laying down, sitting up and singing the song with the drummers behind her. It’s nothing spectacular, but it does raise a couple of questions. For example, when the sky is passing very quickly while she’s singing (around 0:18 in the video), does that mean that it was partly recorded on a greenscreen? Well, either way the video is really good and that third place is obviously deserved, and the song had the video to match.

8 – Hannah Mancini – “Straight Into Love” (Slovenia 2013)

This video was request by James to be featured in the top 30 and to be honest, I can’t blame him! It is a really modern music video to accompany the underrated track ‘Straight Into Love’. The video does look a little bit like the music video for Andra’s song “Something New”, a video I go into detail about in our Possible Artists article for Romania. Hannah stands in front of multiple backgrounds and just looks cute while she sings the song; sometimes wearing a decent outfit and sometimes not. But technically, she’s not the only thing worth watching in the video. Oh no,  the video has another trait should make you sit up and watch! The video is packed with particularly appealing men (sometimes with a shirt, sometimes without) and I think it’s fair to say we all have our favourite one: my one’s the guy under the shower and James’ is the man in the bath – if that’s the same guy, AWKWARD! Which is yours? Tell us when you ‘ve finished reading!

7 – Krista Siegfrids – “Marry Me” (Finland 2013)

Never in all my life have I laughed at a man being taken hostage and being forced to get a tattoo; Krista Siegfrids is the best bride at Eurovision ever! The video basically shows Krista going to a spa with her girlfriends to get her fiancé and basically drag him up the aisle, if necessary, and at least the video ends with everyone doing the ‘ding dong’ dance – who doesn’t?!. Can I just point out a few funny moments in the video? At 2:08, the grooms face is just priceless – he’s like: “OMG, WHAT THE FUCK IS SHE WEARING?! WHAT AM I DOING HERE?!” and at 2:16, the priest behind Krista makes a facial expression saying: “Yeah buddy, this is what you’ve signed up for!” Man, I just love this video and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at music video. Krista, you babe, you are fantabulous!

6 – Alyosha – “Sweet People” (Ukraine 2010)

The music video for “Sweet People” was released a matter of weeks before the Contest in Oslo and boy, didn’t they make an amazing video! The video features Alyosha going around the ruined city of Pripyat and seeing how it’s changed since 1986 when the city was evacuated because of the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl. She also stands in front of a screen where distressing images of the environment being damaged are shown (such as dolphins swimming from a net, trees being cut down etc). She also picks up a little child who’s been left on a pile of rubble,  but that part was shot in Kyiv, as Alyosha thought that if the kid saw Pripyat, it wouldn’t be safe. It does get the message across that we have to stop the stuff we’re doing in order to save the world – a message that’s echoed in the lyrics of the song. It’s a fantastic, eye-opening video for an eye-opening song.

5 – Lena – “Satellite” (Germany 2010)

There wouldn’t be a countdown if Lena wasn’t part of it! ‘Satellite’ is indeed the Eurovision Song Contest’s most viewed music video, with the video clocking up nearly 41 million views on Youtube over the past three years. The video is a very simple one, with Lena singing the song with a simple spotlight and her dancing around the Unser Star für Oslo studio. What makes the video so great is that Lena is completely herself in the video and that she didn’t need to follow the whole concept that Eurovision brings; thousands of dancers, a large dance routine or any of that. Maybe one of the reasons why everybody loves the song is because of the video; I know I do! It’s a decent, radio-friendly song with a simple video that captures our attention. Need I say more about it?

4 – Paula Seiling & Ovi – “Playing With Fire” (Romania 2010)

The music video for ‘Playing With Fire’ has the best animated graphics of any Eurovision video. In the video, we get to see Paula and Ovi really having the fight they talk about in the lyrics to ‘Playing With Fire’.. kind of. The fight is basically a virtual one where they’re trying to kill each other in RPGs (Role Playing Games) and in the end they become two dancers who dance around a town with some futuristic robots. The video is one of the best of recent times (of course it’s not our #1, but it’s the best from 2010) and the fact that it was released a mere month before the Contest in Norway gave them a little bit of an advantage, as it would make them more memorable. Well done guys!

3 – Loreen – “Euphoria” (Sweden 2012)

The obvious winner of Eurovision in Azerjibban Azerbaijan, the music video for ‘Euphoria’ was released two months after her triumph in Baku. In the video, Loreen is in control of nature somehow and she uses the elements to her advantage as she can start and stop a thunderstorm (after a few seconds of awkwardness, as the storm had not ended by the time she had her hands in the air) and make it snow, even though it’s not cold at all or anything.. nobody let her near a weather report please! The video gained immediate attention in the Eurovision world and this year, it was partly imitated by our own Emmelie de Forest in the video for “Only Teardrops” as of the 30th of November 2013, the video had accumulated nearly 17.8 million views on Youtube. I bet Loreen’s very EUPHOOOOOORIC about that!

2 – Zlata Ognevich – “Gravity” (Ukraine 2013)

Only just missing out on our #1 spot, the Queen that is Zlata Ognevich has the best music video of the Contest this year. Even if the video was made avec greenscreen, Zlata still looks like a queen in the video! Although, I’m intrigued to know how that magical island manages to float in the sky.. is it lighter than the bubble that surrounds it? Anyway, Zlata is adoring every sort of animal that one can name – butterflies, dragonflies, birds and even a unicorn! And when she’s floating that bubble with the diamonds, I would be grabbing them all and selling them, not adoring them! In all seriousness though, the video is amazing graphically and to tell you, she looks cute all the time in that video; at around 1:23, she pulls a pose that reminds me of a swan.. maybe she IS a swan? Just don’t let Björk get her hands on her, or this will happen!

So, after three days, we’ve gone through 29 of the best Eurovision music videos, and now the time has come to reveal the top video. And the #1 is….

1 – Lena – “Taken By A Stranger” (Germany 2011)

Lena?! Being featured twice in one countdown?! This is, so far, only the second time she’s been mentioned twice in one article (well, in our article about Germany, she featured quite heavily) and well, there’s a reason why ‘Taken By A Stranger’ is our number 1. First of all, how sexy is Lena in the video?! It’s like what an interviewer said to Lena when she was having a press conference in Düsseldorf: “From a peppy new-girl-on-block to mysterious, something more of an enigma.” Next, the dancing sperm dancers. Like the ‘Shady Lady’ dance routine, I know this routine off by heart too and when there are multiple dancers, you just wanna jump in and do it, like a flashmob! Then, we come to the girl herself. Lena sings the song with such a dark atmosphere and when she’s sat with the dog on her lap, that makes her look like she’s the titular “stranger”. As well as that, the trick photography used in the video such as the false reflections like at the beginning of the first chorus are also what makes the video so amazing! All these factors added up give us “Taken By A Stranger” and now, it’s the number 1 music video in ESC Views’ Top 30! So what do you think of our top then?

Your views:

What’s your favourite music video?

With our countdown completed, what did you think of the countdown?
With our countdown completed, what did you think of the top?

Greta Nürmburg from Germany: I love the video for “Glorious”, I think it’s the best music video ever! I also like “Satellite” too.

Jón Haukrsson from Iceland: “L’enfer et moi” has a great music video! I also love Anggun’s video “Echo(You and I)”, for a few reasons too 😉

Matthew Hilton from the United Kingdom: Songs like “Zjarr e ftothë” have good music videos! I also like the video for Hanna in 2007, her song was rocking!

So, like the other people mentioned in the countdown, everyone has their favourite music video. But what’s yours? And what do you think of our top 10? Who would you have added or taken away from the countdown? Be sure to tell us what you think by commenting below and enjoy the Junior Eurovision tonight!!

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Editorial: Our predictions for tonight’s JESC!

Tonight’s the night, everyone! A couple of weeks ago, we gave you our opinions on the twelve songs competing for this year’s JESC title, and this morning, with less than seven hours to go until the event, we have a quick set of predictions for you! Who do you think will walk away with this year’s trophy? Read on to find out what we think, and see if we agree with you!

Which songs do we think will emerge victorious?
Which songs do we think will emerge victorious?

We’ve already told you who we would like to do well – combined, it looks like we are both fans of Ukraine and Sweden, with Rory enjoying Armenia and me having a soft spot for San Marino. However, our previous opinions were based solely on the studio versions of each song, and a couple of patchy NF performances here and there. Over the course of the last week, we have been privileged with numerous rehearsal videos which have given us all the chance to see exactly how each song is intended to look on stage – plus, the running of the jury final last night, where 50% of the score was collected, should give us some indication of the countries which should be set to do well tonight.

So, taking all this into account, here are our respective predictions for the final order of the 12, with justification of our views:

James:

1 – The Netherlands
2 – Armenia
3 – San Marino
4 – Russia
5 – Belarus
6 – Ukraine
7 – Malta
8 – Sweden
9 – Macedonia
10 – Azerbaijan
11 – Georgia
12 – Moldova

In such a small field, predicting the exact placing is so unbelievably difficult, as you’ll know if you’ve attempted to do just that. I could see any one of the top eight there finishing first, and any one of the bottom eight crashing into last place. The final table will likely turn out looking nothing like that, if previous contests are anything to go by. I think I have definitely let my personal opinion interfere with some of these rankings, but let me just explain them a little.

Netherlands as the winners – primarily because they’re on late, it is a VERY child-friendly song, and it’s often those *types* which tend to have the universal appeal at the Junior contest. Of course, everyone will now be clamouring to disagree, brandishing Anastasiya Petryk’s dark dubstep-esque “Nebo” as a witness for the prosecution, however in a very tight field, this is the one song which I could plausibly see just squeaking ahead.

Armenia, you know I’m not the biggest fan of that song, but she is singing about chocolate. And the kids will vote for that. Unfortunately. Similar for San Marino, I think people have been understating how catchy this is. Yes, it’s dated, but may I just highlight Georgia 2011? That was as 70s as they come, yet the entire continent inexplicably bought into it. Plus, the fact it’s San Marino may trigger something of a sympathy vote from any actual Eurovision fans who may be calling tonight.

Russia, Belarus, Ukraine. I like them all. I think they’ll all do *reasonably* well. I can’t call it any further than that, really. Hence why they’re all together mid-table. As for that HIDEOUS concoction of noise from Malta, I would love to see this in last place, but something tells me that this is gonna do an Anouk and annoy the hell out of me as country after country awards it an unnecessarily large number of points *sigh*.

Sweden, as always, will probably be considered too adult, and his vocals are ropey. Sorry, Elias, you know I love your song. Take solace in that. As for Macedonia, her live performance is incredibly strong, and I’ve gone from predicting this one as 12th to 9th, owing to her strong jury performance. Aside from that, dated, unfortunately. Azerbaijan and Georgia, I would LOVE to see crash, and with their apathetic contributions this year, I think that’s incredibly likely. And then poor little Rafael from Moldova. It pains me to say it…  but NOBODY is gonna vote for that, are they. Bless him.

So to sum up: basically, as long as it’s not Malta or Georgia, I’m happy.

Rory:

1 – Russia – The most overrated song in the contest this year, Russia is bound to get a really good placing, whether they have a great song or not. ‘Mechtay’ is indeed a great song indeed and Dayana is a fantastic singer, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if they won, but I can see them doing extremely well. If she, Monica or Barbara won, that would be amazing! GO EVERYONE!!

2 – Ukraine – The home country did pick a really good song to send to represent themselves and if her vocals are just as good as they were; both in the studio and in the national final, she’s almost destined to get a great placing – maybe even win the whole thing!

3 – Malta – Because the song is a great ballad, it will obviously do well with the jury and the girl has a big voice and the fact that it’s typical Junior Eurovision, it will do well, I can tell!

4 – Sweden – Along with Macedonia, Sweden is the underdog of this year’s competition, but unlike Barbara, Elias is going to do much better I think. Hopefully, the public enjoy the song, even though he’s opening the show. I hope he gets a good placing, because the song is actually really good; one of Sweden’s best songs in a few years. Go Elias go!

5 – Belarus – If Ilya’s vocals hold up well on the night, we may be looking at a possible winner here, but the fact that some people aren’t a fan of the song may affect their position. Hopefully, he’ll get a good position, because it’s what they deserve!

6 – Azerbaijan – Some people will like the song and some other people will loathe it. I can see it doing pretty well with the jury, and it may gather a few more votes than they did last year, so it could go either way, like Armenia. I’m interested in seeing how well it does, because it’s very much a love/hate song

7 – Netherlands – For me, this would probably become the fanwank of the contest. either the juries would love it and the public will hate it and vice versa. The staging is probably the best of the group, but the vocals could let them down.

8 – San Marino – This is like the same sort of story with Armenia – it might do incredibly well or it might flop horribly and judging by the campness of his performance, I’m gonna say that it’s the latter. Good try though San Marino!

9 – Armenia – As much as I love the song, it’s incredibly likely it won’t do well.. although CANDY won in 2011, so it could go either way. I hope they would do well though!

10 – Georgia – This is something I think very few people like. Some people may vote for it and if there’s a jury this year, they’ll get a few points, but apart from them, I don’t seem them doing that well.

11 – Macedonia – Even though I consider it to be a dark horse, I don’t think it’ll do very well, due to the fact that both the backing track and her voice don’t exactly mix well. She could surprise me, but chances are likely she’ll flop. It’s a shame because she’s a great singer live!

12 – Moldova – People will find the song boring and just not vote for it, I can almost see it. I’ve watched loads of tops from the fans, and Rafael has been put at the bottom of every top.. I think this place is almost guaranteed.

For argument’s sake, if we are to combine me and Rory’s predicted rankings like we did in the previous JESC article, we come up with the following:

1 – Russia
2 – Netherlands
3 – Ukraine
4 – Malta
5 – Belarus
6 – Armenia
7 – San Marino
8 – Sweden
9 – Azerbaijan
10 – Macedonia
11 – Georgia
12 – Moldova

Remember, this year, the top three will be honoured in a similar way to the ceremonies used in the Olympics and other such international sporting competitions. Therefore, we predict that the three countries most likely to occupy the top places are Russia, the Netherlands and Ukraine! Whilst our individual lists did contain some odd results, when we combine them, we’ve ended up with something that – to my eyes at least – looks very possible! But how about you?

Your Views:

What are your predictions for tonight's JESC?
What are your predictions for tonight’s JESC?

David Christley from the Netherlands: I think Russia will win!  But The Netherlands song I think is going to appeal to the kids!

Nadine Glöck from Germany: I hope the Netherlands, I think San Marino

Milena Stjerne from Denmark: San Marinooooo 😀

Martin Matošević from the United States: I think Russia or Netherlands… 😀
Irmak Göçen from Turkey: RUSSIA BELARUS UKRAINE AZERBAIJAN NETHERLANDS. 🙂
As you can see, the names that keep popping up are Russia, The Netherlands and San Marino, with occasional mentions for Malta, Ukraine and Belarus. Who will emerge victorious?! We shall just have to wait and see! Hope you enjoy the show tonight, and remember to check back tomorrow for our review of the contest and those all-important results!

Top 30: Music videos of ESC songs [Part 2]

As you guys know, I’m taking you through the thirty best music videos that accompany Eurovision songs to the Contest. Yesterday, in the first part of the countdown I took you through places 30 – 21 and today, we’ll find out which music videos have just missed out a place in the top 10. So which videos are making it on this part of the countdown? Well, keep reading to find out!

Margaret Berger's new video has just been released - but where on our top has it been placed?
Margaret Berger’s new video has just been released – but where on our top has it been placed?

Over the course of fifty-nine years, Eurovision has seen nearly 1,200+ songs, each of which have had their own music video. Obviously, as time has gone on and technology has improved, the music videos have become more and more – how shall I put it – extravagant. So in this countdown, most of the music videos featured are from the past few years, but we do love the golden oldie videos, so we’ve included some of the videos from the earlier days of Eurovision. Got it? Great, let’s get started!

20 – Jessy Matador – “Allez Ola Olé” (France 2010)

The summer anthem that is ‘Allez Ola Olé’ had two videos produced, but for the purpose of this top and the fact that this version is better than the first one, we’re using the second version. This is basically what one imagines when they hear ‘beach party’ – sunbathing, dancing with a huge boombox, women in bikinis; it’s basically a straightman’s fantasy. There’s also a chance that in this video, you can see the prototype of twerking.. do you get what I’m saying? The song does get you moving and the video is appealing in many ways, so the combination is actually a great one. And may I say, that butt of his? I shall say no more..

19 – Hera Björk – “Je Ne Sais Quoi” (Iceland 2010)

The undisputed ‘fanwank’ of 2010, Hera Björk’s video for the CHOON that is “Je Ne Sais Quoi” is both so cute and yet a little bit weird at the same time. It seems that she’s brought the wrong outfit to the swimming pool! In all seriousness, it does seem she’s met the love of her life , the receptionist/cleaner/lifeguard. She does plunge herself into the pool from a high diving board just to get the man’s attention, but if that’s she’s got to do to get her man, then I’m not gonna complain. Those extra shots of her singing with her hair and make up also give the song a really euphoric atmosphere, and the song/video are a great combination and because of these, she’s made the top. Well done Hera!

18 – Kleopatra – “Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida” (Greece 1992)

This music video for ‘Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida’ is – once again – like the video for ‘Lejla’; a tourist video for the country. The video is shot in a stereotypical village associated with Greece, with all the houses on the hill looking over the sea.. am I describing Crete here? Anyway, Kleopatra is singing through random little alleyways in the town, all the while, a man is playing the electric guitar at random places in the village.. is that really needed in a traditional song? When one looks at the lyrics, they see that the song talks about the uncertainty of the modern world and that the song will point the way to the world’s hope.. Maybe the video could be a metaphor to keep yourself in touch with your roots? Everyone has their own interpretation of it, but either way, the video is a cute one and that’s why it’s on our top 30.

17 – Helena Paparizou – “My Number One” (Greece 2005)

“My Number One”s video is probably what marked the bridge between how the quality of music videos over the course of the noughties has improved. First of all, the dance troupe; very well needed! They appear everywhere in the video: when she’s actually dancing along with the troupe, when she’s leaning sexily on a sports car, when she does a bit of dancing with her ass. As well as them, those random guys and girls who are just watching her sing through that weird screen; emm.. weird much? Those points being said, Helena’s outfits are stunning. I mean, I’m no fashionista but I know when someone looks good in an outfit! Plus, that dancing she does on her own was pretty good too. It’s a great music video, all in all, but they could have improved on that green screen in certain parts.

16 – Margaret Berger – “I Feed You My Love” (Norway 2013)

So yeah, the picture did trick you a little bit, but Margaret Berger’s official video for “I Feed You My Love” is finally out! Of course, being the latest music video to be released, we don’t have as much time to analyse why the video deserves to go on the countdown, but I’ve watched the video enough times to tell you why. The video, like ‘Suus’, is very much an artistic video where Margaret’s been swishing her hair around (not as sexily as Elitsa, as I discussed yesterday), jumping and doing some interesting hand movements.. maybe she took some inspiration from Glennis Grace? Compared to the first video, this is more or less what the song doesn’t get across, and because it’s so dramatic and the song gives the video more of an atmosphere, she deserves this spot. Well done Margaret!

15 – Cascada – “Glorious” (Germany 2013)

Music videos usually catch our attention in one extravagant form or another, and Cascada definitely delivered on that front when they released the video for ‘Glorious’. The video features Natalie, in a very swank dress with a large train (that’s the long bit at the end of a dress, not the form of transportation), walking … and walking.. and singing, sometimes with confetti raining down on her! The video also shows a few ballet dancers  doing their thing in the video too; I’m not exactly sure why they’re in the video, but they’re probably used as a visual metaphor to live life while you still have the chance. So when it comes to the reason why it’s on the video.. it’s an amazing video for an amazing song, and if Europe didn’t make it become a well-known fanwank, we could have been heading for Germany next year and not Denmark.. Oh well, I guess the best song wins! Well, not all of them

14 – Anastasiya Prikhodko – “Mamo” (Russia 2009)

Ruslana lookalike Anastasiya Prikhodko really has to stop messing with voodoo. The video for “Mamo” definitely tells a story as it progresses. Four sets were used in the video; each set representing one of the four seasons. In the video, she also manages to defy some form of physics by rolling multiple stones into one. She also ends up tearing the wedding dress she was wearing through most of the video in the final scene.. is that not a waste of money? You get the idea though that they song is about love and how it can turn so suddenly. I don’t know why she tied her hair up though when she performed on home soil in Moscow, she’s got really luscious hair! C’est la vie I guess.. OH, speaking of French..

13 – Amina – “C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison” (France 1991)

It’s fair to say that it’s no wonder that France came joint first with Sweden back in 1991 and if the Eurovision rules that are enforced now were being used back then, we would have been heading for France in 1992 instead of Sweden. “C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison” – frequently shortened down to “Le dernier qui a parlé” – is easily distinguishable, as it has that African influence from the word go (That’s understandable, as Amina herself is from Tunisia) and in the music video for it, it seems that the video was indeed shot in Africa, with some of the shots including fishing the old-fashioned way and the odd eagle even popping up! It’s no wonder why it did so well, the song is just really catchy and it has that “everything-will-be-okay” feel to it. Great video indeed! And may I say those ‘eeoh, eeoh’ bits are just so amazing to hear. I just love the song!

12 – Anouk – “Birds” (Netherlands 2013)

“Birds” was very much a love/hate song and even here at ESC Views, it’s split opinions – I’m more of a fan of the song and James hates it with a passion. But as much as we either love or hate it and Anouk herself, there’s no denying the video was very memorable! As part of a mega release of her music videos for Sad Singalong Songs (which I did a review for, if you wanna read it), she had to do a music video for ‘Birds’ and in the video, she portrays a ballet teacher who isn’t exactly impressed with the lead dancer (who is actually Igone de Jongh, the lead ballerina of the Dutch National Ballet) and in the end.. well, let’s just say that she does something terrible. The music video does bring you along with the storyline and when you reach the climax of the video, it’s perfectly timed with the key change. It really is a good music video and I think it deserves this spot.. I don’t know about you though!

11 – Ani Lorak – “Shady Lady” (Ukraine 2008)

First of all, before I get even started, I think there was some subtle decision to make that frame of the video the thumbnail; I mean, COME ON! Anyway, for Ani Lorak, sex definitely sells. There are countless shots of her chest throughout the video – some with a bra, some without. She obviously knows how to make a man want her; it’s a good trait to use in the future, I can tell you now. She also knows her way around a dance routine as well! *I’ll let you in on a secret* I think I’m the only one who knows that entire dance routine inside out (If you know it, tell me below, so then I know I won’t be alone!) and whenever I watch that video I can’t help but dance along! She is definitely one of the sexiest Ukrainians I know (although Svetlana Loboda is a worthy contender too) and she completes this part of our top 30, but what’s your favourite music video?

Your views:

What’s your favourite music video from a Eurovision song?

What do you think of our top 30 so far?
What do you think of our top 30 so far?

Ilias Kozantinos from Cyprus: I adore the video for “L’enfer et moi” and “Be My Guest”. They are absolutely amazing and I can never not watch them!

Frederick Ulriksson from Sweden: There are some videos like “J’aime la vie” that I think should be every music video. Videos like that are what actually tell us stories. I love them!

Patrick Herrington from the United Kingdom: “Believe In Me” by Bonnie Tyler has a great music video and I also like Witloof Bay’s video too. They are what I enjoy watching.

So, once again, I see that the fans have loads of favourite music videos; all personal to them. Frederick should really look back to the first part of the countdown, and maybe some of the videos mentioned by the fans could feature in our top 10! But what’s your favourite music video? And what do you think of our countdown so far? Be sure to tell us your opinion below and make sure to tune into ESC Views tomorrow, when we’ll be finding out the best music video from a Eurovision song!