2018 sees the return of the INFE Poll, presented exclusively here at ESCToday in collaboration with the INFE Network! For the second year running, clubs from across the INFE Network will be casting their votes, deciding their favourite entry at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Which country will be crowned the winner of the second INFE Poll?
Making its debut last year ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the annual INFE Network Poll makes its return for 2018, with even more clubs taking part in this year’s exciting poll!
In total, members from 24 clubs across the INFE Network will be casting their votes in the upcoming INFE Poll, with all votes to be unveiled over the coming month right through to the 22 April.
As with last year, each club will unveil their full top 10 entries within the traditional Eurovision voting style: Places 10 to 3 will receive 1 to 8 points, the 2nd place will receive 10 points and the winner of each club vote will receive 12 points.
INFE Poll 2017
Last year saw 18 INFE Network clubs voting in its debut poll, with clubs from across Europe and beyond voting for their favourites of the Kyiv-hosted 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Starting off as a varied vote, it soon became clear that a runaway winner was emerging within the 2017 poll vote, with Francesco Gabbani from Italy eventually being crowned with winner of the INFE Network Poll 2017 with a total of 186 points.
Whilst Bulgaria received 116 points in second place with Sweden following in third with 113 points, the eventual Eurovision 2017 winner – Portugal and Salvador Sobral – placed in 10th position with a total of 36 points.
Twelve countries failed to receive any votes in the 2017 poll; will every country managed to receive points in the 2018 edition of the INFE Poll? Stay tuned as the 2018 poll kicks off tomorrow!
All about the INFE Network
The International Network of Fan Clubs of Eurovision was founded by The Greek Eurovision Song Contest Fan Club back in 2011 and is the newest alternative proposal for Eurovision fan clubs. The Network has received the EBU’s official recognition and support from the very beginning and has established its presence in every Eurovision Song Contest since.
The main objective and purpose of the INFE Network is to unite all fans throughout scattered clubs from across Europe and beyond in further continents in a common network to promote the idea of being a member of a Eurovision fan club and the Eurovision Family of Events.
Its members are working on spreading the Eurovision idea around the globe through their websites, blogs and social media accounts, as well as through a variety of activities hosted by each of the national clubs.
The INFE Network currently has members based in more than 24 countries and is progressively expanding to new countries, with hundreds of members being counted to date.