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Written by Tamas Vamos of Hungary 
After 6 weeks and 3 round of voting, we have a winner! Now we can name a song as our all-time favourite in 2015. (The competition started in 2015.)
In the Nominations round, where we were looking for our TOP60, finally we had a drama after the last votes arrived! 5 nominations were enough for qualification, as our club’s members have so different taste of music. But there were 49 songs with 6 or more votes and 12 with 5. So it was a tie and one song was drawn to be eliminated: Unsubstantial blues (Hungary, 2007) was the unlucky entry. Two Swedish songs, Euphoria and Waterloo got the most votes, 26 for each.
In the second round, the 60 songs were in 6 group of ten.
In Group A, Grande Amore got the most (19) votes; Making Your Mind Up and Take Me to Your Heaven both were second with 15. The tie-breaking was based on the more nominations in the first round, so 1981’s winning song went to the Final. Sévérine’s song finished at the bottom with 3 votes, the 9th place belongs to New Tomorrow as they got 5.
Group B: Euphoria had 28 votes, while the second place song is Satellite with 14. The unlucky third was Gravity with 10 votes. La det swinge and Stronger Every Minute finished last with 5 votes for each.
Group C: Monster Like Me won this group with 16 votes, followed by Only Teardrops with 13. Hold Me Now and Calm After the Storm finished as third with 12-12 points. Cliff Richard’s Congratulations finished surprisingly last with only 4 votes, following 1979’s Hallelujah who got 7.
Group D: Rhythm Inside had the second best score in this round, winning its group with 20 votes. Diva became second with 15. The third was Shady Lady with 12. Lane moje and I Feed You My Love both finished last with 4 votes.
Group E: The winner of this group is Waterloo with 19 votes, the second is Rise Like a Phoenix (14). Quédate conmigo and Goodbye to Yesterday both got 12 votes so they became third. The oldest song in this whole round, Nel blu dipinto di blu became last with 4 votes. The second last were Love Shine a Light, This Is My Life and Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale – all of them got 7 votes. Fairytale got more nominations in the first round, but the rest two had the same amount. As there are more songs from the UK, the Icelandic one is ranked higher.
Group F: Undo won this group with 17 votes, followed by Gina G with 15. (Her song missed to win the group as finished behind Sanna, but not so much – just a little bit…) The third place is the best Hungarian entry in our competition: Kati Wolf got 13 votes. The last two are Euro-Vision with 3 votes and Molitva (who one the similar competition in Hungary) with 4.
In the FINAL:
There’s only one song who did not get any nil points: Rise Like a Phoenix!
The most zeros went to Ooh… Aah… Just a Little Bit.
All the songs in the TOP12 got at least one douze points from someone.If you want to feel some excitement, watch the video but not this table below which contains the amount of the points the songs got from the 53 voters.



Hello again Rest of the World!

Thank you so much for all your diligence, hard work and sacrifice in getting through round two of our search for the favourite Eurovision song for our brilliant fan club. The results have been tallied.  The top twelve songs have been selected… by YOU!
Now… We ask for you to provide a typical Eurovision scorecard to the twelve songs… That is allocate 12, 10 and then 8-1 points in order of your most favourite (12 points), down.  This means two songs will indeed receive nil points from each voter.  C’est la vie!
The finalists are as follows:
ABBA – Waterloo
Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit
Dana International – Diva
Lena – Satellite
Loreen – Euphoria
Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops
Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix
Sanna Nielsen – Undo
Il Volo – Grande Amore
Loic Nottet – Rhythm Inside
Morland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me
The timeframe to get these votes through – until midnight 10 January CET.
As previously, please send your votes to escvotes@gmail.com .
Should you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to comment below… If anyone wishes to complain, please send an email directly to our customer service division transvision.vamp@bidc.com (this is not monitored).
Have fun!!!
Rest of the World…. Start voting….


Hello to our wonderful fan club!

Thank you so much for everyone who voted in our search for our favourite Eurovision song for ROW.  A staggeringly brilliant 55 people voted!!!
We have our 60 songs for round two!
This is going to be tough…
There are now 6 groups of 10 songs each… We have the wonderful (awful) task now of picking just TWO songs from each group.  That’s right… Pick YOUR favourite TWO songs from each of the 6 groups… For round 3, we will then, by the most voted for, reduce our 60 to just 12!!!!
The groups are as follows:
Group A
Séverine – Un banc, un arbre, une rue (Monaco, 1971)
Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (United Kingdom, 1981)
Nicole – Ein bißchen Frieden (Germany, 1982)
Charlotte Nilsson – Take Me to Your Heaven (Sweden, 1999)
Helena Paparizou – My Number One (Greece, 2005)
Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine, 2007)
A Friend in London – New Tomorrow (Denmark, 2011)
Ott Lepland – Kuula (Estonia, 2012)
Krista Siegfrids – Marry Me (Finland, 2013)
Il Volo – Grande amore (Italy, 2015) 
Group B

France Gall – Poupée de cire, poupée de son (Luxembourg, 1965)
Brotherhood of Man – Save Your Kisses for Me (United Kingdom, 1976)
Bobbysocks! – La det swinge (Norway, 1985)
Olsen Brothers – Fly on the Wings of Love (Denmark, 2000)
Lisa Andreas – Stronger Every Minute (Cyprus, 2004)
Mihai Trăistariu – Tornero (Romania, 2006)
Lena – Satellite (Germany, 2010)
Loreen – Euphoria (Sweden, 2012)
Zlata Ognevich – Gravity (Ukraine, 2013)
Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again (Australia, 2015) 
Group C
Cliff Richard – Congratulations (United Kingdom, 1968)
Gali Atari and Milk and Honey – Hallelujah (הללויה) (Israel, 1979)
Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now (Ireland, 1987)
Antique – Die for You (Greece, 2001)
Luminiţa Angheland Sistem – Let Me Try (Romania, 2005)
Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (Finland, 2006)
Eric Saade – Popular (Sweden, 2011)
Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops (Denmark, 2013)
The Common Linnets – Calm After the Storm (Netherlands, 2014)
Mørland &Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me (Norway, 2015) 
Group D
Sandie Shaw – Puppet on a String (United Kingdom, 1967)
Anne-Marie David – Tu te reconnaîtras (Luxembourg, 1973)
Carola Häggkvist – Främling (Sweden, 1983)
Dana International – Diva (דיווה) (Israel, 1998)
Željko Joksimović & Ad-Hoc Orchestra – Lane moje (Лане моје) (Serbia and Montenegro, 2004)
Ani Lorak – Shady Lady (Ukraine, 2008)
Yohanna – Is It True? (Iceland, 2009)
Ivi Adamou – La La Love (Cyprus, 2012)
Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love (Norway, 2013)
Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside (Belgium, 2015) 
Group E
Domenico Modugno – Nel blu dipinto di blu (Italy, 1958)
ABBA – Waterloo (Sweden, 1974)
Céline Dion – Ne partez pas sans moi (Switzerland, 1988)
Katrina & The Waves – Love Shine a Light (United Kingdom, 1997)
Kate Ryan – Je t’adore (Belgium, 2006)
Euroband – This Is My Life (Iceland, 2008)
Alexander Rybak – Fairytale (Norway, 2009)
Pastora Soler – Quédate conmigo (Spain, 2012)
Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix (Austria, 2014)
Elina Born &Stig Rästa – Goodbye to Yesterday (Estonia, 2015) 
Group F
Vicky Leandros – Après toi (Luxembourg, 1972)
Telex – Euro-Vision (Belgium, 1980)
Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit (United Kingdom, 1996)
Sertab Erener – Everyway That I Can (Turkey, 2003)
Ruslana – Wild Dances (Ukraine, 2004)
Marija Šerifović – Molitva (Молитва) (Serbia, 2007)
Hera Björk – Je ne sais quoi (Iceland, 2010)
Kati Wolf – What About My Dreams? (Hungary, 2011)
Sanna Nielsen – Undo (Sweden, 2014)
Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (Sweden, 2015)I’m very glad no one said this would be easy!!!

Please send your nominations to escvotes@gmail.com by

midnight 27 December Central European Time. Good luck..

ROW…. Start voting….. NOW!

Luc Spencer-Gardner


Il Volo win the Festival di Sanremo and will represent Italy in Vienna

Il Vilo {copyright: RAI TV}
Il Vilo {copyright: RAI TV}

The three man pop/opera group Il Volo have won the 2015 Festival di Sanremo and will represent Italy at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The song is entitled Grand amore. It is not 100% certain yet if this will be the song they will perform in Vienna or if it will be another song.

The top three acts as decided by jury and televoting were –

  • Il VoloGrande amore
  • Nek – Fatti avanti amore 
  • Malika AyaneAdesso e qui 

You can hear and the official video for Grand amore below.

Source: www.eurovision.tv, RAI