The line-up for the final round of esctoday.com's search for the Best song of the decade is now complete. The 336 songs that competed over the last ten years have been narrowed down to 24 which will now compete in the grand final.
The running order is completely random and was based on a computer-aided draw.
|2||Switzerland||2005||Vanilla Ninja||Cool Vibes|
|6||Belgium||2006||Kate Ryan||Je t'adore|
|7||Norway||2008||Maria Haukaas Storeng||Hold on be strong|
|8||Turkey||2003||Sertab Erener||Everyway that I can|
|10||Israel||2005||Shiri Maimon||Hasheket sheni'shar|
|12||United Kingdom||2009||Jade Ewen||It's my time|
|15||Portugal||2008||Vânia Fernandes||Senhora do mar|
|16||Iceland||2009||Yohanna||Is it true?|
|17||Greece||2005||Helena Paparizou||My number one|
|18||Finland||2006||Lordi||Hard rock hallelujah|
|19||Slovenia||2007||Alenka Gotar||Cvet z juga|
|20||Azerbaijan||2009||Aysel & Arash||Always|
|21||Ukraine||2008||Ani Lorak||Shady lady|
|22||Germany||2006||Texas Lightning||No no never|
|23||France||2009||Patricia Kaas||Et s'il fallait le faire|
|24||Bosnia & Herzegovina||2006||Hari Mata Hari||Lejla|
Another great video recap produced by Aaron Way. Many thanks to him!
How to vote
The wining song will be chosen in a "BigPoll" style voting. You will be able to arrange the songs from 1-24 and based on those results and where you are voting from, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points will be given per country. Of course, no country will be able to vote for itself. We want to give you some more time to think about how you are going to vote but the poll will open in the upcoming days.
How the finalists were chosen
- In the first round, the best song of each country was chosen. San Marino and Slovakia both only had one song taking part in this decade so those two were directly qualified for the second round. Having been submitted by the Serbian broadcaster, the 2004 entry from Serbia & Montenegro was added to the list of Serbia while the 2005 entry was added to the list of Montenegro.
- The 46 songs that reach the second round were allocated in two semi finals. A poll was held, where every reader can choose his or her favourite song. The top eleven of each semi final went forward to the grand final. A twelfth song for each semi final was chosen by an esctoday.com jury. The jury consisted of 15 members and each member could rate all songs with 1-5 points.