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Lithuania wins the ESCToday Editors’ Poll 2020!

by Stratos Agadellis 5,561 views

Yes, we have a winner! Three hours before Europe Shine a Light airs from one end of Europe to the other, we decided to honor in our own way the artists who would compete this year on the stage of Rotterdam Ahoy. Here at ESCToday, we organized a “small Eurovision” through the annual editors’ poll and we chose our own winner: it’s Lithuania!

The poll kicked off last Tuesday, when all editors of our website were invited to vote for the acts that were drawn to compete in the first semi-final and send their Top 10 to the final. That was the case two days later, on Thursday, when another set of 10 countries went through to the final, joining the 6 pre-qualified ones (Big 5 – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and host country The Netherlands). That means that 26 countries claimed our trophy tonight, but only one has grabbed it!

11 people took part in this poll and awarded their points to their Top 10 countries, within the traditional Eurovision style (1 to 8, 10 and 12 points). All points were added up and the results below emerged.

ESCToday Editors’ Poll 2020 scoreboard

Top 10 is in bold. In case of a tie, the country voted by the most editors received the highest place.

Lithuania triumphed in our poll with 65 points, while Switzerland and Italy round up the Top 3, having collected 62 points each:

  1. Lithuania – 65 points
  2. Switzerland – 62 points
  3. Italy – 62 points
  4. Azerbaijan – 52 points
  5. Iceland – 49 points
  6. Bulgaria – 48 points
  7. Germany – 42 points
  8. Greece – 40 points
  9. Russia – 38 points
  10. Norway – 26 points
  11. Malta – 20 points
  12. Belgium – 19 points
  13. France – 19 points
  14. Serbia – 17 points
  15. Sweden – 16 points
  16. Romania – 12 points
  17. San Marino – 11 points
  18. Cyprus – 11 points
  19. Denmark – 7 points
  20. Armenia – 6 points
  21. Spain – 5 points
  22. Poland – 4 points
  23. The Netherlands – 4 points
  24. Ukraine – 2 points
  25. Estonia – 1 point
  26. United Kingdom – 0 points

Thus, Lithuania and The Roop are crowned as our winners for 2020. Could they have been the actual winners of Eurovision tonight? Let them put us On fire!

 Sveikinu, Lietuva!

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